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Could Robots Aide in Future Military Operations? U.S. Marines Think So

Amanda Saunders | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology
Amanda Saunders

This sounds like something straight out of "Battle Star Galactica," but I assure you this is actual technology the Marine Corps are testing. Under the umbrella of "shaping tomorrow's Marine Corps today" the proud branch has really been pushing the limits in regards to future military operations.

Easier Said Than Done

Doug Bradley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

One of the lesser-known essentials of rock and roll history belongs to a group known as the Essex and their hit single "Easier Said Than Done."

Community Donates $70,000 To Give This Veteran A Beautiful Surprise Home Makeover

Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.30.2014 | Good News

This veteran got the homecoming he deserved. When Marine Corps Iraq veteran Sgt. Jacinto Bernardo left his home in Suisun City, California, in his...

War Games Killing Whales

Brenda Peterson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Brenda Peterson

There is urgency now to the conservation and grassroots efforts to rein in the Navy's relentless and arrogant attacks on our ocean's life support system. The Navy may not be listening, but the people are.

I Served in Iraq, We Shouldn't Go Back

Ruben Gallego | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
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.

Memorial Day Memories

Zachary Bell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Impact
Zachary Bell

For too long I suppressed my feelings and allowed hate, anger and pain to engulf my life, and it almost cost me everything. Now I feel as if I have finally found my place in the world and I work every day toward becoming a better man and trying to find a way to honor the memory of my fallen comrades.

'Father Of G.I. Joe' Dies

AP | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world's first action figure, has d...

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes in the Rise of Our Future Heroes This Memorial Day

Harry Croft, M.D | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics
Harry Croft, M.D

Let us never forget those who paid the ultimate price, while showing our appreciation, support and respect to those who continue to serve. Perhaps the best way to honor the fallen and injured is to continue their legacy in our future heroes.

Consider Donating Your War Letters for Memorial Day

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.22.2014 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

letter to Dad in Vietnam As Memorial Day approaches, our thoughts naturally turn to those who have served in the military over the years and generat...

His Purple Heart 'Didn't Mean S***'

Jordan Melograna | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Jordan Melograna

Like Vietnam veterans before him, Marine Corps veteran Josh Christmon is being denied care for PTSD because he was kicked out of the military for behavior stemming from his PTSD.

Marines Fight California Wildfires as Thousands Are Displaced From Blaze

Amanda Saunders | Posted 05.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Amanda Saunders

A brush fire which started aboard Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook at approximately 9:45 a.m. yesterday has required local military personnel and famil...

A Thank You Note To Military Communities

Janine Boldrin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

You weren't in the military but you knew of "us" because you lived in military towns. Or maybe you were military and remembered what it was like. Many of you never "served" but just knew we needed a warm hello.

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?

Congress Helps End Decade-Long Land Dispute

AP | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — The Marine Corps and off-road vehicle enthusiasts will share a rugged patch of desert near the military base at Twen...

Translations of 31 Military Expressions You Heard From the Veteran at Work

Chad Pollitt | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Chad Pollitt

Most of the time, it's likely that the slang you hear has a positive connotation, but not always. It's useful to know whether you're receiving praise or a poke. You might even be able to surprise your veteran co-workers by dropping some military jargon of your own.

The Perils of Ignoring Military PTSD and Violence

Zachary Bell | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Zachary Bell

It was my job in the USMC to fight the enemy and in doing so resulted in experiences and memories that I will have until the end of my days. I have tried for too long to make sense of it all and have come to realize at the end of the day war is unjustifiable no matter what side you are on.

Wisdom Does Not Always Follow Age

Zachary Bell | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Zachary Bell

Imagine how Marines all over the country feel as they remember fighting for their lives and how they feel now, or try to imagine what it's like to come home and realize the memory of who you were is better than the reality of who you are.

Jerome Murdough Tragedy Shows Where the System Failed and What Needs to be Fixed

Tim Murray | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Tim Murray

Last month, a veteran U.S. Marine "basically baked to death" in a New York City jail after a malfunctioning heating system caused the temperature in his cell to exceed 100 degrees.

Marine Who Was Severely Injured Protecting Friend To Receive Highest Military Honor: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

For risking his life and incurring severe injuries to protect his friend in Afghanistan, Marine Corps. veteran William Kyle Carpenter will receive the...

90-Year-Old Veteran Gets A Big Birthday Surprise Thanks To Facebook Post

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 02.24.2014 | Good News

Harold Krueger, 90, has served in three wars. But perhaps his greatest challenge has been facing the death of LaVina, his wife of 63 years, over the l...

1% Somalia Pirates, 99% Somali People: Captured by British Ex-Marine in Pirate Hunter

James Grundvig | Posted 04.22.2014 | Books
James Grundvig

As Americans queued in the early hours of November 28, 2008, in anticipation of Black Friday shopping, the chemical tanker MV Biscaglia was under attack in the Gulf of Aden -- with a security detail of just two unarmed men and a ship laden with tons of highly flammable palm oil.

Few Service Members Who Commit Sex Crimes Go To Prison: Report

AP | RICHARD LARDNER and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime

TOKYO (AP) — After a night of heavy drinking at the Globe and Anchor, a watering hole for enlisted Marines in Okinawa, Japan, a female service membe...

U.S. Defense Secretary Pushes Military Ethics Reform, Emphasizes 'Competence And Character'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday he sees no simple answer to why the U.S. military is suffering so many ethical lapses, b...

Chuck Hagel Praises Marines' Progress

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recognized the Marine Corps on Thursday for achieving a...

The River Has Never Divided Us

James Moore | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Esequiel Hernandez, Jr. is a boy whose life will not go out of my memory while I breathe, and, perhaps, even longer. I thought about Ezequiel when I heard the current Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, candidate for governor, say he wanted to spend $300 million on another 500 state troopers to patrol the border.