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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...

U.S. Soldiers In Afghanistan Reportedly Using Craigslist For Gay Sex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan are reportedly utilizing Craigslist, an Internet site which offers want ads, personal ads, rooms for rent and more, t...

LOOK: Marine Became Internet Sensation After Doing This

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.01.2013 | Impact

A young Marine is showing us that nice guys really do finish last. While running in The Jeff Drench Memorial 5K in Charlevoix, Mich., Lance Cpl. My...

In Ink

Michael Clemens | Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Clemens

A tattoo felt like some new revelation. I was going to make a permanent decision and stick by it.

Women Will Be Placed In More Combat Jobs According To Military Plans

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by t...

Pentagon Should Get Only One Year To Fix Sexual Assault Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The claim from every head of the armed services that the military can solve this problem and leave intact the chain of command issues is about to be tested. Issue your orders to your subordinates. Let it be known that the "look the other way" and "boys will be boys" culture is over.

Marines In Afghanistan To Lose Daily Meal: Report

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

Marines stationed at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan will now have one less meal a day, according to a report from NBC News. The base will remove i...

Veterans Day 2013

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Let us remember not only America's war dead. Let us redouble our efforts to care for those veterans who have returned home in the hopes of having productive and meaningful lives.

WHOOPS! Obama Makes Big Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama forgot protocol while boarding Marine One en route to Annapolis, Maryland, CNN reported on Friday. Obama did not salute the ...

Marine Reunited With Four-Legged Friend

AP | MACKENZIE ELMER | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- When Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served as a dog handler in Afghanistan, he told the yellow lab who was his constant companion that ...

Dem Rep Exposes Disturbing Marines Facebook Page

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

One day after a Pentagon report revealed a jump in military sexual assaults, more evidence has emerged of disturbing behavior toward female service me...

My Stepson Is a Marine

Judy Osborne | Posted 07.07.2013 | Divorce
Judy Osborne

There are few guidelines for stepmothers and stepfathers about how to understand child development or to parent effectively, instantly. They jump into middle of a kid's development and try to make sense of it. Usually with little support.

Not Cool, Mr. Secretary, Not Cool

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

Why would our nation's military leaders be complicit as these patriots' detractors seek to discredit their identities, their families, and their service and sacrifice to our nation?

The Lone Survivor of SEAL Team 10

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

For almost 75 minutes, nearly 1,600 of us sat spellbound hearing him tell his story. It was like we were frozen in place as he walked us through his journey from his home in Houston, Texas to that fateful day nearly 30 years later in Afghanistan.

Controversial Military Conviction Reversed By Court

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military's highest court has reversed a discharged Marine's criminal conviction for slitting his wrists in a case that rai...

Actor Romany Malco Visits Troops, Returns a Changed Man

Tamar Abrams | Posted 06.25.2013 | Celebrity
Tamar Abrams

Now back in the US, Romany Malco says he would happily go on another USO tour but he says that the experience in Afghanistan has changed him greatly.

Boston and Beyond

Andrew Lubin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

The only redeeming feature of this past week was watching how Boston reacted to this senseless tragedy. A torrent of aid workers and others raced to assist and used direct pressure and impromptu tourniquets to keep the injured alive.

Open Transgender Military Service: It's Time To Get Started

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

As the combat exclusion for women comes to an end and open service for gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans edges closer to truly equal service, it becomes more and more obvious that there is no rational basis on which to bar qualified transgender people from serving in our armed forces.