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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 10.02.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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.

Easier Said Than Done

Doug Bradley | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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 08.17.2014 | 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 07.26.2014 | 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 07.24.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | 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 07.22.2014 | 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...