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Actor Romany Malco Visits Troops, Returns a Changed Man

Tamar Abrams | Posted 06.25.2013 | Celebrity
Tamar Abrams

Now back in the US, Romany Malco says he would happily go on another USO tour but he says that the experience in Afghanistan has changed him greatly.

Boston and Beyond

Andrew Lubin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

The only redeeming feature of this past week was watching how Boston reacted to this senseless tragedy. A torrent of aid workers and others raced to assist and used direct pressure and impromptu tourniquets to keep the injured alive.

Open Transgender Military Service: It's Time To Get Started

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

As the combat exclusion for women comes to an end and open service for gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans edges closer to truly equal service, it becomes more and more obvious that there is no rational basis on which to bar qualified transgender people from serving in our armed forces.

Marine Who Played Iconic Role In Iraq Questions War's Purpose

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

On April 9, 2003, Marine Cpl. Edward Chin was the focus of television cameras worldwide when he was broadcast draping a large rope around the neck of ...

3 Dead In Shooting On Quantico Marine Base

Posted 05.22.2013 | Crime

A Marine opened fire on two of his comrades on Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia late Thursday, then turned the gun on himself, military officia...

WATCH: How DOMA Still Hurts One Gay Military Couple After DADT Repeal

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," U.S Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps made history when he became th...

New Marine Mascot Has Lots Of Duties..And An Adorbs Face!

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact

He’s only 9 weeks old, but Chesty has some big paws to fill. The English bulldog has been selected to serve as the official mascot for the U.S. M...

Honoring the Legacy of African-American Marines

Lieutenant Colonel Kisha Flagg | Posted 04.20.2013 | Black Voices
Lieutenant Colonel Kisha Flagg

Seventy years ago the first African-American Marines endured grueling training at Montford Point Camp, breaking ground -- and breaking racial barriers -- to transform the face of the Corps. Because of those brave men, I am able to serve today.

From Hotels to Bands to NASCAR, Plenty of Room to Cut Military Budget Without Compromising Security

Brian Levin | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Cutting money does not spur doom and gloom just as throwing money at a problem will not fix it. What matters is whether money is spent effectively.

Marine Survey Shows Men's Reaction To Women In Combat

Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

By JULIE WATSON, The ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO -- A Marine Corps survey found about 17 percent of male Marine respondents said they would likely l...

Marines Head Takes Skeptical Note On Women In Combat

Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

By JULIE WATSON, The ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO -- The commandant of the Marine Corps said the infantry side of the most male of all military branc...

Marine Guards Homeless Camp

Pat LaMarche | Posted 03.28.2013 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Unlike the military men that were once stationed adjacent to bordellos and trading posts, this 21st century Marine sentry hasn't worn a uniform in quite some time. But that doesn't make him any less duty bound or his imposing stature any less intimidating.

WATCH: Marine Re-Enlists At Grave Of Fallen Friend

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact

When Sgt. Jonathan Diehm re-enlisted on Saturday, he picked the most meaningful site for his ceremony -- the grave of a fellow Marine who died in comb...

The Marine Corps Push for Gay Rights -- Who's Next?

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Siebold

It's time for the Army, Navy and Air Force to set a similar precedent; it's time for religious leaders and every other American to welcome gays into our society as equals.

5 Reasons I'm in Awe of Military Moms

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

During the last two years, I have had the privilege of making many new military mom friends. I have been so inspired by these incredible women -- their flexibility, their bravery, their loyalty, their commitment and their toughness.

Fighting With Purpose

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 11.20.2012 | Black Voices
Brandice N. Daniel

Before leaving Drexel, I asked one last question: "Why do you do this?" "Because I have to live a life of service," he answered. Enough said.

The Real Scandal Involving Generals

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

How can we be sure the Department of Defense is receiving unbiased counsel from retired officials whose livelihoods now depends on maximizing profits for their new employers?

Brothers' Before And After Photos Taken 15 Years Apart

Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents

Pictures submitted to Taylor Jones's blog, Dear Photograph (also a book) serve to illustrate "how the daydreams of our memories collide with our curre...

Veterans Day Challenge: Help Our Veterans Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Gene Gurkoff | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Gene Gurkoff

William McNulty and fellow Marine Jacob Wood realized how the skills cultivated on the battlefield -- emergency medicine, risk mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership -- are invaluable in disaster zones.

Shots of War: Photojournalist's Striking Images Offer Rare Look at the War in Afghanistan

Greg Archer | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Greg Archer


David Wood

A Decade Of Combat Makes Veterans More Skeptical Of Presidential Politics | David Wood | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans and military families are no longer the dependable core of support for Republicans that they were for generations. Seared by...

Mentoring the Afghan Forces: The Advisor Training Group

Andrew Lubin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

A stable country needs a competent army and police to protect its citizens, and in Afghanistan the army and police are being mentored by Marines trained specifically for the task by the Advisor Training Group.

WATCH: Substance Abuse Rampant In Military

Posted 09.27.2012 | World

HuffPost Live's Alicia Menendez explores why the Pentagon's methods for dealing with substance abuse aren't working and what soldiers need to help the...

Is It Difficult for a U.S. Marine to Make Sergeant in His First Four Years of Service?

Quora | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jon Davis, Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps If being ...

Top Marine General Talks Of 'Most Challenging' Task

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two months after the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps unveiled a plan to stop an epidemic of sexual assault in the ranks, Gen. James ...