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What It Means to Be the Daughter of a United States Marine

Liza Long | Posted 05.22.2015 | Women
Liza Long

My father joined the ROTC in college. Dad started his thesis with the intention of defending the Vietnam War and the United States' role in it. Upon researching the subject, he concluded that the war was indefensible. He went to fly helicopters in Vietnam anyway.

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...

Nepal: No Survivors In U.S. Marine Helicopter Crash

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

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

The Six Most Important Financial Tips for Young Military Families

Michael J. Meese | Posted 05.09.2015 | Money
Michael J. Meese

The earlier in your career that you implement these tips, the sooner you'll achieve financial stability and the stronger your personal finances will be able to grow throughout your life.

Men in Skirts

Greg White | Posted 05.03.2015 | Style
Greg White

Men love to strike bold poses. Pants constrict that. That time Angelina Jolie stuck her leg out of her dress, like a kickstand, I said, "Wow, there's someone in charge." I'd be a more effective leader if I could confidently pop my legs two feet apart to begin a business meeting.

Why I Want Everyone In America To See 'American Sniper'

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 03.30.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

I'm not sure if I was simply too young to grasp what my dad must've been going through when he went to war. Perhaps it was simply impossible for me to imagine my father being anything other than the man who I ate dinner with every night.

Marine Charged With Murder Of Transgender Woman In Philippines

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 02.13.2015 | Crime

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspe...

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...

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.

The End of an Era

Zachary Bell | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Zachary Bell

When I enlisted I wanted to fight the enemy and be as close as possible to the front lines. In March of 2008, I got exactly what I wanted on my first deployment to Garmsir, Afghanistan.

What Business Leaders Can Learn From The Marines

Julia Neumer | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Julia Neumer

With Veterans Day approaching, it's the perfect time not just to celebrate and honor our U.S. Armed Forces, but also to consider how their example might apply to our daily lives -- including how we conduct ourselves in business.

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...

The Value of Energy to Our Warfighters

Michael Wu | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Michael Wu

The USS America is the latest evidence that our military sees the connection between energy and effectiveness.

Life Interrupted

Darryle Pollack | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Darryle Pollack

Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon. Nor is it pink. For Barbie maybe it was more red, white and blue, the color of the flag that will cover her coffin and be given to her son after she is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Marine Suspected In Death Of Transgender Filipino Woman May Be Charged This Week

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

A U.S. Marine suspected in the killing of a 26-year-old transgender woman in the Philippines may be charged with murder as soon as Wednesday, Reuters ...

What It's Like to See ISIS Capture a Town You Cleared

Rep. Ruben Gallego | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Ruben Gallego

When you embed with a population, even during wartime, you become incredibly attached to the locals who reach out to help you. I got to know a lot of Iraqis who I feel close to even today - some were soldiers, some were civilians, but all were hopeful.

Marines Deactivate Decorated 'Walking Dead' Unit

AP | JONATHAN DREW | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned ...

Marine Sings Moving Cover Of 'Home' On Plane, Passengers Fall Quiet In Reverence

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News

This Marine figured out the perfect way to let his fellow passengers know he was headed home. U.S. Marine Matt Bussen was on a plane, flying home f...

Fresh Eyes on an Old Problem

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 09.30.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Not too long ago, I spoke before a group of school leaders in a district where the new superintendent had asked me to talk about the practices of high...

I Served in Iraq, We Shouldn't Go Back

Rep. Ruben Gallego | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Rep. Ruben Gallego

So many young men and women served and sacrificed in Iraq, but that's not a reason to double down on a failed strategy. I'm glad we're out of Iraq, we should stay out.

How Yoga Saved This Marine's Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Many of us come to practice yoga through local boutique studios, complimentary gym classes or even programs offered by our employers. However, one U.S...

UnCabaret: USMC, Balls to the Wall Comedy

Greg White | Posted 08.02.2014 | Entertainment
Greg White

As a comedy writer, I usually perform my material from behind my keyboard, safe from the line of fire of a live audience. I respect standup comedians for their talent and bravery. They go onstage and bare secret thoughts. They volunteer their lives as fodder for people to laugh at.

Brothers Forever: A Talk with Col. Tom Manion

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

On April 29, 2007, 1st Lt. Travis Manion made the ultimate sacrifice in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. While leading a counterattack against the enemy, drawing fire away from his wounded comrades, Travis was fatally wounded by a sniper. His actions allowed ever other member of his patrol to survive.

The Power of Purpose in Life and Business

Lydia Davey | Posted 07.11.2014 | Small Business
Lydia Davey

Have you defined a direction for your life and business? Do you have your core values hammered out? Or do you feel yourself treading water - checking off accomplishments without making headway you actually feel good about?