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Father And Son Veterans Help Each Other Heal After Brain Injuries

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

MOORPARK, Calif. — The crisply ironed uniforms of the father and son hang side by side in what they have dubbed the "Marine Corps closet," a dar...

Marines Hit Hard In Afghanistan: 'We're Basically Fighting Blind'

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When the Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, deployed to the Sangin district of Afghanistan's Helmand province in late September, the B...

Letter From a Serviceman in Afghanistan

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

I recently received an email from a friend in the Army on his second combat deployment to Afghanistan. His views illustrate the very real disconnect between our service members and diplomats.

Ultimate Sacrifice

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

As the soldier presented the flag to the parents of Private Rosales's, he could only briefly look into the eyes of the grieving mother. He appeared himself to be weeping.

U.S. Sending More Troops To Afghanistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States plans to send 1,400 additional Marines to Afghanistan to boost its combat forces ahead of the spring fighting season, the Wall Str...

Perhaps a Good Step in Afghanistan

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

At this time details are limited, so it is impossible to know the particulars or the underpinnings of the deal, but there are a few reasons to be optimistic.

Oliver Sipple: It's Time to Recognize His Heroism

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

Because of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by Pres. Obama and Congress, Sipple is now a well-known hero. A Marine hero, a Gay Marine hero.

Separate but Equal: Gen. Conway's Housing Project and the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

General James Conway's comments last week are illustrative of a push to create a second-class status for gay troops once DADT is repealed.

Green News Report: December 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hot (yes,...

Green News Report: December 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Paging Er...

"For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)": A Playlist for VH1 Divas Salute The Troops

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

There is so little agreement in America right now, but this playlist is dedicated to the thought that we should all agree to be respectful and thankful to our service people. I wholeheartedly salute our troops tonight. Thank you for your extraordinary service.

Sarge, There's a Naked Gay Guy in the Shower!

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

For years I marveled at the military's leadership in advancing the cause of civil rights within the ranks. It now has an opportunity to prove that the institution can be hospitable and welcoming to openly gay men and women.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Needs to Come Out of the Closet

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Janssen

The United States should be honored to have any individual willing to put their life on the line, whether they're gay or straight.

Walter Reed Closure Begins; Wounded Warriors Surge

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

As a truly world class rehabilitation facility closes at Walter Reed, that facility is being replaced by fragmented and geographically separate facilities. Now care for our combat wounded is about to suffer further.

Operation Thriller USO Tour, Day No. 5

Andy Harp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andy Harp

Logistics prevented us from bringing books to distribute in, but what astonished us was the number of books brought by service members to be signed. Never has a group of writers made this journey to Iraq.

Retired Marine Spends Veterans Day Saving Neighbors From Burning Building

GNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Fred Lopez earned himself an extra salute this Veterans Day. The retired Marine ran into a burning apartment building Thursday, helping save all of th...

The Veterans' Trust Fund

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

2010-11-11-gt.jpgIf you are looking for a truly meaningful way to observe Veterans Day, watch this short film.

Operation Thriller USO Tour, Day No. 4

Douglas Preston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Preston

The day started with another ride on a C-130 transport plane, which included a rapid descent (3,200 feet per minute) that brought our stomachs into our throats.

Afghan War Casualties: U.S. Military Deaths Hit 1,260

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As of Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at least 1,260 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in l...

Afghan Army: The Few, the Proud, the Unprepared

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Diliberto

Afghans cannot take control in 2011.

Ilario Pantano to Hold Fundraiser at a Shooting Range

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

Pantano uses his military record, including a hearing for premeditated murder, as evidence that he killed America's enemy and as a credential for his conservative values.

Your Life Depends Upon This Tiny Plant

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

Phytoplankton is a keystone plant species and is the basis for all life in the ocean, responsible for producing 70% of the oxygen of the planet; the very air that we breathe. And they are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Marines Push To Reinstate Soldier's Murder Conviction In Killing Of Framed Iraqi

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The Marine Corps has asked an appeals court to reinstate the conviction of a Camp Pendleton Marine over the killing of ...

Marines Getting A Makeover?

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Aug. 13) -- Declaring "the maritime soul of the Marine Corps" is at stake, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered a review of the seab...

Afghanistan: 9th Anniversary. Anyone Give a Damn?

Josh Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Rushing

The invasion of Afghanistan's ninth anniversary passed in DC this week with hardly a notice. Media desperate to illustrate the story flocked to a sm...