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Share a Table With a Military Family This Holiday Season

Janine Boldrin | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

Several duty stations ago, I volunteered at a soup kitchen. Because we were there to deliver toiletries and clothing, we had the chance to sit with the people who were there to be served.

Semper Free: Of Hummingbirds and Heroes

Kimann Schultz | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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.

War and Love

Lynda Freeman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

The best way to teach love is to show love. Rather than moving apart in fear and hatred, it is better to move together in love and reconciliation. I've had a change of heart.

In Support of the Arts as Conduit for Extreme Expression and Catharsis

Kimann Schultz | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts
Kimann Schultz

By providing arts-based avenues and outlets for extreme expression and rejecting the blanket, agenda-driven censorship of demagogues, we will provide alternate means by which to externalize the darkest inner storms of emotion and pain.

Prince Harry Surprises Double-Amputee Veteran After Charity Run

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.30.2014 | Good News

This veteran felt extra victorious after crossing a finish line, thanks to a special royal visit. Former British Royal Marine Ben McBean, 27, comp...

Marine Corps Marathon 2014: The People's Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

There was a woman standing next to me telling every runner that they were doing so well, looking so good, and were amazing. What a kind and generous spirit. Some runners responded with smiles and head shakes, but it helped all of them power through the next arduous mile.

U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan After Tough War Years

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.28.2014 | 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...

WATCH: Who Knew The Drums Of War Could Be So Friendly?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.14.2014 | Good News

In this battle of military hardware, a drum line representing the U.S. Marines faces off against a similarly well-equipped group from the Republic of ...

Everything's an Adventure: An Interview With TNT Reality Star Greg White

Court Stroud | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Court Stroud

In addition to taping a reality series, White recently completed his first book, a memoir entitled The Pink Marine. A few days ago I chatted with this bi-coastal, polo-playing, sixth-generation Texan with a voracious appetite for life.

New U.S. Motto: We Lead. That's How We Roll.

RB Bronson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

If you're at least 50 years old, it's hard hearing the news of our ever-growing involvement in the Middle East effort (Effort? Hell, let's call it what it is: a war.) to defeat ISIS, and not experience a very uncomfortable sense of déjà vu.

Q&A With David W. Peters About His Memoir "Death Letter: God, Sex, and War"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

In his memoir "Death Letter: God, Sex, and War," David W. Peters writes with black humor and grace about his deployment to Iraq as an Army chaplain, and the dark days following his return to the U.S.

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

Mike Domitrz | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

If we really want to reduce sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, the lessons of respect, consent and bystander intervention need to be instilled in elementary education through high school.

Do College Towns Really Need Tanks to Keep Them Safe?

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.13.2014 | Crime
Lev Raphael

The people of Davis, California don't think so, as The New York Times reports this week. Their police department is returning the Pentagon's gift of a "mine-resistant, ambush-protected" motorized tank (MRAP).

When One of Your "Kids" Is a Marine and He's Going to Northern Iraq

Maria D'Angelo | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Maria D'Angelo

I see the recent atrocities recited as if they were highlights from a horror film reel, and I am aghast -- at both the way in which our media culture has been processing these assorted tragedies, and the fact that our R. is going to land dead center into this brutal mess.

Marines Hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Afghanistan

Amanda Saunders | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Amanda Saunders

Today, Americans all over the country pay tribute and remember those whose lives were lost on September 11th, 2001. Earlier this morning Marines, sailors and other coalition forces still deployed to Afghanistan did the same.

College, Combat and Community Service: How 9/11 Changed My Life

Jacob Wood | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Jacob Wood

In 2014, I find myself on a new journey at Team Rubicon, still influenced by 9/11. I find myself surrounded by men and women that embrace the notions of courage, resilience, citizenship and commitment. These men and women did not stop serving when they took off the uniform.

5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally)

Jacob Wood | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Jacob Wood

Unbeknownst to me at the time, I learned five powerful lessons over those three days that continue to serve me as an entrepreneur all these years later.

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 ...

Former Marine Honored For Entrepreneurship At White House Forced To Close Business That Employs Vets

Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — After a decade of being fired or quitting jobs in his struggle to adjust to civilian life, former Marine Corps sniper Matt Victo...

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...

Marines Brush Aside Disturbing Rape Speech Trend

taskandpurpose.com | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
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The story of women in the military you haven’t heard, and the Marine Corps doesn’t want you to know. ...

21st Century Marine vs. Space Commando -- Who Wins? A Real Marine Breaks Down the Battle

Quora | Posted 10.14.2014 | Weird News
Quora

The most important question, in keeping with the spirit of this briefing, is if the Space Commando's cybernetic and genetic augmentations count as weaponry?

A Turning Point

Zachary Bell | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Zachary Bell

I am not sure if hell has theme music, but if it does I imagine that it is the exact same as the call-waiting music of the VA. The biggest issue is actually getting into the door to your appointment.

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

Amanda Saunders | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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.