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Stop the Army From Copying Marines' Missions

Ivan Eland | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Instead of allowing the Army to become a second Marine Corps in Asia to retain excessive budget and force levels, the Army should keep only its existing missions and accept reduced funding and quantities of troops.

Don't Leave Military Family Caregivers Out of the Picture

Lily Casura | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Lily Casura

Focused on honoring our veterans on Veterans Day, earlier this month, we may not even have noticed the unsung heroes and heroines standing directly behind so many of them, just out of view -- the caregiver partners of the severely injured.

A Sailor's Dying Wish

Jennie Haskamp | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Jennie Haskamp

Bud started to cry before the doors of the van opened. He'd been oohing and pointing at the cyclic rate as we approached the pier, but when we slowed down and Mandy said, 'They're all here for you, Bud,' he was overwhelmed.

For Veterans Day, Three Powerful Stories of Service

Tracy Hoover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

I’d like to pay tribute to all veterans by telling you the story of three people – a boy who lost his dad on 9/11, an Army helicopter pilot and We...

Veteran's Day Musical Magic: LA Rocker Brings Military Spouses in CAMMO on Stage at Hard Rock

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What happened on stage that Saturday night in Hollywood, captured by photographer Billy Bennight and Alexandra's dad Rino Lee, on home video, was a spontaneous and brilliant burst of fireworks just in time for Veteran's Day.

Veterans Reunited After 60 Years

Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty

When officers Tom Edwards and John Farnham were commissioned to different assignments during the middle of World War II, neither one thought they'd se...

Honoring and Supporting Vets Beyond Veteran's Day: One Marine's Journey

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cari E. Guittard

With this one tireless Marine leading the charge and now shifting the focus of the effort to addressing the alarming rise in PTSD, this Veteran's Day I wanted to sit down with Captain Bunch and ask him to reflect on the lessons learned and where OOA goes from here.

ReThink Review: Ender's Game -- Child Soldiers and Saviors

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

As a newcomer to the series, I found myself much more interested in the film's take on leadership, the military, war, and empathy for one's enemy.

Marine To Face Court-Martial Over Accused Slaying Of Prostitute

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. Marine has been referred for trial by court-martial in Hawaii on charges ...

Is It Time to Return to a Draft?

Tom Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Why should that question be asked unless someone can show the all-volunteer force (AVF) is not working and sustainable? A recently published book with...

LOOK: Gay Marine Receives Rainbow Flag From His Unit On Last Day Of Service

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A gay marine received a rainbow flag on his last day of service with the phrase "Served With Pride" stitched under the Marine Corps logo. Originally p...

A Nonsymbolic War

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Last week, in my post "Symbolic Wars," I advocated that the U.S. strike Iran rather than Syria.

Veteran Plans Move After Community Tells Him He Can't Fly Two Flags

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

Sun City-Peachtree, a retirement community in Griffin, Ga., has a strict one-flag per home policy, and it won't budge in the case of veteran Jim Lowe,...

Obama Speaks Out On Military Sexual Assault Issue

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

By Jeff Mason CAMP PENDLETON, Calif Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama used a stop at a military base in California on Wed...

U.S. Soldiers In Afghanistan Reportedly Using Craigslist For Gay Sex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan are reportedly utilizing Craigslist, an Internet site which offers want ads, personal ads, rooms for rent and more, t...

LOOK: Marine Became Internet Sensation After Doing This

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.01.2013 | Impact

A young Marine is showing us that nice guys really do finish last. While running in The Jeff Drench Memorial 5K in Charlevoix, Mich., Lance Cpl. My...

In Ink

Michael Clemens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Clemens

A tattoo felt like some new revelation. I was going to make a permanent decision and stick by it.

Pentagon Should Get Only One Year To Fix Sexual Assault Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The claim from every head of the armed services that the military can solve this problem and leave intact the chain of command issues is about to be tested. Issue your orders to your subordinates. Let it be known that the "look the other way" and "boys will be boys" culture is over.

Marines In Afghanistan To Lose Daily Meal: Report

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

Marines stationed at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan will now have one less meal a day, according to a report from NBC News. The base will remove i...

Veterans Day 2013

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Let us remember not only America's war dead. Let us redouble our efforts to care for those veterans who have returned home in the hopes of having productive and meaningful lives.

WHOOPS! Obama Makes Big Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama forgot protocol while boarding Marine One en route to Annapolis, Maryland, CNN reported on Friday. Obama did not salute the ...

Dem Rep Exposes Disturbing Marines Facebook Page

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

One day after a Pentagon report revealed a jump in military sexual assaults, more evidence has emerged of disturbing behavior toward female service me...

My Stepson Is a Marine

Judy Osborne | Posted 07.07.2013 | Divorce
Judy Osborne

There are few guidelines for stepmothers and stepfathers about how to understand child development or to parent effectively, instantly. They jump into middle of a kid's development and try to make sense of it. Usually with little support.

Not Cool, Mr. Secretary, Not Cool

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

Why would our nation's military leaders be complicit as these patriots' detractors seek to discredit their identities, their families, and their service and sacrifice to our nation?

The Lone Survivor of SEAL Team 10

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

For almost 75 minutes, nearly 1,600 of us sat spellbound hearing him tell his story. It was like we were frozen in place as he walked us through his journey from his home in Houston, Texas to that fateful day nearly 30 years later in Afghanistan.