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New Study: Illinois Is No Good for Military Retirees

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.27.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Based on measures of economics, health care and quality of life, a new WalletHub study says that Illinois is one of the worst states in the country for military retirees to live.

Bodies Of 6 Marines In Nepal Crash ID'd

Associated Press | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The bodies of six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers who were aboard a Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mi...

The Legacy I Didn't Know I Wanted

Amy Mullis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

Now that I'm in the stage of life where good advice usually involves a recipe loaded with fiber, I realize that what Mama left me was a handbook for life.

Amazing And Touching Military Photos From April 2015

Chris McGonigal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Check out this month's best images from the U.S. military. The images were compiled from the Flickr feeds of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, ...

But When Did It Start?

Michael Putzel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Michael Putzel

Within months, tens of thousands of U.S. forces were committed to battle on the ground and in the air. But by the time the Army joined the fight in substantial numbers, I was off active duty, in the Reserves and most of the way through my six-year military obligation.

Taking Control of the Transition

Dakota Meyer | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Although the employment situation for veterans has improved since I left the military, the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells me we still have work to do. Every man and woman who has honorably worn the uniform of this country has the ability to make our nation stronger. I know because they already have.

Protests Growing in Okinawa Over U.S. Military Presence

Jon Letman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

As Americans, and especially as residents of Hawaii, the very least we can do is to recognize how our military presence impacts Okinawa's people and environment.

The Best Military Photos From March Leave Us Amazed And Thankful

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

It's not every day you're parachuting into work or taking a deep plunge into icy waters. But this is the job for military photographers and soldiers f...

A Triple Amputee's Dream Wedding Brings Community Together

HooplaHa | Posted 05.23.2015 | Good News

Marine Corporal Juan Dominguez lost both legs and his right arm in an explosion in 2010 while serving in Afghanistan. On April 27, 2013, the community of Temecula, California came together to give Juan and his bride Alexis their dream wedding.

The 50th Anniversary of U.S. Marines Landing in Vietnam

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

These days, it has become far more difficult to teach the history of America's war in Vietnam because one of the chief lessons of that war we thought we had learned ("No More Vietnams") has been soundly disproven in recent years.

Restoring the Faith With Our Military

Jeremy Hilton | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Jeremy Hilton

In the end, many of us may differ on what the final military pay and benefits package should look like...what I want more than agreement is your involvement. Sitting this one out isn't in yours or our nation's best interest.

'American Sniper' Attracts the Fly By Night Patriot

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Dustin DeMoss

Calling members of the military "cowards" is fine. There is a tacit understanding many members of the military have come to and that's that you can't please everyone. What is more insulting than seeing this man being called a "coward" are the people who believe they are patriots by seeing a film and expressing a pro-war mantra.

Share a Table With a Military Family This Holiday Season

Janine Boldrin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

Several duty stations ago, I volunteered at a soup kitchen. Because we were there to deliver toiletries and clothing, we had the chance to sit with the people who were there to be served.

Semper Free: Of Hummingbirds and Heroes

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

Years later, I was given a small gift of redemption. I hope sparrows fill heavenly trees and know I meant well and know that I hold to this day the lesson of the hatchling sparrow's unanswerable exit from this plain of existence.

War and Love

Lynda Freeman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

The best way to teach love is to show love. Rather than moving apart in fear and hatred, it is better to move together in love and reconciliation. I've had a change of heart.

In Support of the Arts as Conduit for Extreme Expression and Catharsis

Kimann Schultz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Arts
Kimann Schultz

By providing arts-based avenues and outlets for extreme expression and rejecting the blanket, agenda-driven censorship of demagogues, we will provide alternate means by which to externalize the darkest inner storms of emotion and pain.

Prince Harry Surprises Double-Amputee Veteran After Charity Run

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.30.2014 | Good News

This veteran felt extra victorious after crossing a finish line, thanks to a special royal visit. Former British Royal Marine Ben McBean, 27, comp...

Marine Corps Marathon 2014: The People's Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

There was a woman standing next to me telling every runner that they were doing so well, looking so good, and were amazing. What a kind and generous spirit. Some runners responded with smiles and head shakes, but it helped all of them power through the next arduous mile.

U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan After Tough War Years

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marines are putting America's longest war behind them. They are pulling up stakes in the patch of Afghan desert known as Helma...

U.S. Marines End Afghan Operations, Prepare Withdrawal

Reuters | By Kay Johnson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The last U.S. Marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan officially ended their ope...

WATCH: Who Knew The Drums Of War Could Be So Friendly?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.14.2014 | Good News

In this battle of military hardware, a drum line representing the U.S. Marines faces off against a similarly well-equipped group from the Republic of ...

Everything's an Adventure: An Interview With TNT Reality Star Greg White

Court Stroud | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Court Stroud

In addition to taping a reality series, White recently completed his first book, a memoir entitled The Pink Marine. A few days ago I chatted with this bi-coastal, polo-playing, sixth-generation Texan with a voracious appetite for life.

New U.S. Motto: We Lead. That's How We Roll.

RB Bronson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

If you're at least 50 years old, it's hard hearing the news of our ever-growing involvement in the Middle East effort (Effort? Hell, let's call it what it is: a war.) to defeat ISIS, and not experience a very uncomfortable sense of déjà vu.

Q&A With David W. Peters About His Memoir "Death Letter: God, Sex, and War"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

In his memoir "Death Letter: God, Sex, and War," David W. Peters writes with black humor and grace about his deployment to Iraq as an Army chaplain, and the dark days following his return to the U.S.

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

Mike Domitrz | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

If we really want to reduce sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, the lessons of respect, consent and bystander intervention need to be instilled in elementary education through high school.