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Pilot Error, Lack Of Training Blamed For Helicopter Crash That Killed 12 Marines

Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics

A Marine investigation of a deadly 2016 helicopter collision off Oahu found that pilot error, lack of training and command problems were to blame. The...

U.S. Marine Corps Will Take 'Man' Out Of Some Titles

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Marine Corps will change more than a dozen occupational titles to make them gender-neutral as the military aims to integrate more women into ...

Marine Corps Worries About Aging Helicopter Fleet After Deadly Hawaii Crash

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

The two Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters that collided off the coast of Hawaii earlier this year, killing all 12 crew members, are part of a family of a...

12 Marines Missing In Hawaii Declared Dead (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

UPDATE: Jan. 21 -- The U.S. Marine Corps declared the 12 missing Marines dead on Thursday, two days after a massive five-day search for the men was su...

Defending the Land: Young Veterans Take Up Sustainable Farming

Jim Luce | Posted 01.07.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

Michael wanted to make a plan, wanted to know what he'd be doing for the winter. He started thinking about those farmer-training programs he'd read about, and decided to apply.

Large Canine And Tiny Pooch Team Up To Help Their Veteran Owner Overcome Depression

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.30.2014 | Good News

When this big rescue dog joined a new home, she probably didn't expect to find a furever friend in a pooch half her size. Douglas Pittsley, 27, of...

Service, Sacrifice and Education: Paying Tribute to Military Families

Pamme Boutselis | Posted 09.01.2014 | Good News
Pamme Boutselis

These are just four stories -- and I hear stories every day; stories that magnify the sacrifices that military families regularly face, of the courage and commitment shown, and of the hopes for the future.

Military Core Values: They Don't Exist

Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff

Military personnel must understand values all Americans share, but recognize how their responsibilities change with their oath. Every military initiative in the area of morals and ethics must be grounded in the core values that flow from that oath.

Veterans Day: I Remember

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Because of their war-incurred illnesses, injuries -- both physical and mental -- and many other consequences of our wars and conflicts, for many vet...

A Far-Flung Strategy Unfolds: From Washington to Mumbai to Tokyo to the South China Sea

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

While the the melodramas of the moment which too often define the media culture played out, America's Asia-Pacific Pivot continued over the past week with major developments. In a host of seemingly disparate events ranging across many thousands of miles, a multi-faceted geopolitical strategy played out on multiple fronts.

Despite Multiple Crises, Obama's Asia-Pacific Moves Roll On

William Bradley | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The crises just keep on coming for the Obama Administration. Egypt, Syria, Snowden, Russia, Afghanistan, boom boom boom. But the Asia-Pacific Pivot -- from over-engagement with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to the rising Asia-Pacific region -- keeps moving forward.

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...

A Death in the Family

David Laufman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
David Laufman

We must instill within our society a deeper, sustainable recognition of the true costs of war and the price of service -- and to promote a genuine feeling and broader community of shared sacrifice.

CIA Chief Awarded at Soldiers and Sailors Pierre Hotel Gala

Jim Luce | Posted 12.10.2012 | New York
Jim Luce

Galas in New York not only support important charities, but allow thought leaders and global citizens the opportunity to converse, connecting goodness.

The 'Greatest Paralympics Ever' Come to an End

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.11.2012 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

Here are some of the adversities our 20 military Paralympians have faced and how they have turned them into opportunities.

The Great "Pivot to Asia"

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Just as the US sought to contain the Soviet Union during the Cold War by surrounding it with American allies and bases, so Washington plans to do with China.

California Republicans in Crisis: Another Big Shoe Drops

William Bradley | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Another big shoe dropped Wednesday in the ongoing crisis of the California Republican Party. One of its young rising stars, state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, dropped his party registration to become an independent.

Awarding the Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Peralta Is "Preserving the Integrity of the Process"

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Most Americans would say that "ensuring that Sgt. Peralta's sacrifice receives the honor it deserves" goes hand in hand with -- if not being a necessary part of -- "preserving the integrity of the process for awarding decorations for heroism" to our troops.

Max J. Rosenthal

Marine Corps Book Officially Declares Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal No Big Deal | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday marked six months since the repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. On the same day, the Marine Corps Universit...

Is Justice About to Be Done in the Case of Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

About three years ago, writing about the injustice done to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta I said, "So, while this chapter may be closed, the book is not." Well, today that book has been reopened.

1st Battalion, 4th Marines Does "Whatever it Takes"

Beth Crumley | Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact
Beth Crumley

The 1st Battalion, 4th Marines are currently on float with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. I have no doubt that this unit will uphold the finest traditions of their history, "Whatever it Takes."

Are There Jobs for Marines?

Andrew Lubin | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

This is a difficult job market for those with prior civilian job experience; for those under age 24 whose only job experience is combat... their unemployment rate exceeds 30 percent.

Marines Promoted Inflated Story For Medal Of Honor Winner

McClatchy Newspapers | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Dakota Meyer standing at attention in his dress uniform, sweat glistening on his forehead under the television lights, President Ba...

WATCH: World's Largest Lego Santa Yoda Constructed In Union Square

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.22.2011 | San Francisco

On a recent episode of NBC's hopefully-not-cancelled almost hit show "Community", a professor who spent the last few decades in maximum security pris...

To Super Committee: Pentagon Corruption in the Millions, Time to Cut Defense Contracting

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With $3.7 trillion already spent by the US on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is painfully apparent that this money is not being spent wisely; in some cases, it is simply being stolen.