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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.

Welcome to Vietnam: Fallujah, Iraq and the Pentagon

Hal Donahue | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Hal Donahue

When the drums start beating next time, remember the pain and cost of war. Our duty, as veterans, is to focus citizen's attention on the high price for what is done in their name.

Stop the Army From Copying Marines' Missions

Ivan Eland | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Instead of allowing the Army to become a second Marine Corps in Asia to retain excessive budget and force levels, the Army should keep only its existing missions and accept reduced funding and quantities of troops.

Marines Delay Female Fitness Plan After Half Fail

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with t...

Don't Leave Military Family Caregivers Out of the Picture

Lily Casura | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Lily Casura

Focused on honoring our veterans on Veterans Day, earlier this month, we may not even have noticed the unsung heroes and heroines standing directly behind so many of them, just out of view -- the caregiver partners of the severely injured.

A Sailor's Dying Wish

Jennie Haskamp | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Jennie Haskamp

Bud started to cry before the doors of the van opened. He'd been oohing and pointing at the cyclic rate as we approached the pier, but when we slowed down and Mandy said, 'They're all here for you, Bud,' he was overwhelmed.

4 Marines Killed During Training Accident At Camp Pendleton

AP | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Corps officials say four Marines have been killed in a training accident at Camp Pendleton in Southern California. Authorit...

For Veterans Day, Three Powerful Stories of Service

Tracy Hoover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

I’d like to pay tribute to all veterans by telling you the story of three people – a boy who lost his dad on 9/11, an Army helicopter pilo...

Veteran's Day Musical Magic: LA Rocker Brings Military Spouses in CAMMO on Stage at Hard Rock

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What happened on stage that Saturday night in Hollywood, captured by photographer Billy Bennight and Alexandra's dad Rino Lee, on home video, was a spontaneous and brilliant burst of fireworks just in time for Veteran's Day.

Veterans Reunited After 60 Years

Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty

When officers Tom Edwards and John Farnham were commissioned to different assignments during the middle of World War II, neither one thought they'd se...

Honoring and Supporting Vets Beyond Veteran's Day: One Marine's Journey

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cari E. Guittard

With this one tireless Marine leading the charge and now shifting the focus of the effort to addressing the alarming rise in PTSD, this Veteran's Day I wanted to sit down with Captain Bunch and ask him to reflect on the lessons learned and where OOA goes from here.

More Than Two Dozen Marine Reservists Charged In Travel Scam

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 11.05.2013 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than two dozen Marine Corps reservists stationed in Southern California have been charged in connection with ...

ReThink Review: Ender's Game -- Child Soldiers and Saviors

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

As a newcomer to the series, I found myself much more interested in the film's take on leadership, the military, war, and empathy for one's enemy.

Marine To Face Court-Martial Over Accused Slaying Of Prostitute

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. Marine has been referred for trial by court-martial in Hawaii on charges ...

Is It Time to Return to a Draft?

Tom Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Why should that question be asked unless someone can show the all-volunteer force (AVF) is not working and sustainable? A recently published book with...

Southern California Wildfires 20 Percent Contained

AP | Posted 12.07.2013 | Green

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A nearly 4-square-mile wildfire on the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton was reduced to smoldering Monday as hot, dry Santa...

Marine Base Evacuated After Wildfire

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fueled by strong winds, a Southern California wildfire forced 260 residents and hospital patients to evacuate at a military base....

LOOK: Gay Marine Receives Rainbow Flag From His Unit On Last Day Of Service

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay marine received a rainbow flag on his last day of service with the phrase "Served With Pride" stitched under the Marine Corps logo. Originally p...

A Nonsymbolic War

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Last week, in my post "Symbolic Wars," I advocated that the U.S. strike Iran rather than Syria.

Marine Website Hacked

AP | Associated Press | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Marine Corps spokesman says the Marines' recruiting website was tampered with and redirected temporarily, but no information was ...

Veteran Plans Move After Community Tells Him He Can't Fly Two Flags

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

Sun City-Peachtree, a retirement community in Griffin, Ga., has a strict one-flag per home policy, and it won't budge in the case of veteran Jim Lowe,...

Obama Speaks Out On Military Sexual Assault Issue

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

By Jeff Mason CAMP PENDLETON, Calif Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama used a stop at a military base in California on Wed...

Former Gov Has Odd Lawsuit Over Deceased Sniper's Memoir

AP | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A newly unsealed deposition from Jesse Ventura shows that the former Minnesota governor was complaining about difficulty finding wo...