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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.

Marine Who Played Iconic Role In Iraq Questions War's Purpose

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

On April 9, 2003, Marine Cpl. Edward Chin was the focus of television cameras worldwide when he was broadcast draping a large rope around the neck of ...

3 Dead In Shooting On Quantico Marine Base

Posted 05.22.2013 | Crime

A Marine opened fire on two of his comrades on Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia late Thursday, then turned the gun on himself, military officia...

Marines Killed Were Young, Had Lives Ahead

AP | A. BREED and EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Lance Cpl. Mason Vanderwork loved going to the beach and cruising in his Mustang convertible. He and his wife, Taylor, marr...

Town Mourns Loss Of Marines

AP | A. BREED and EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — They're called "leathernecks" or "Devil Dogs," but some of the Marines killed in a desert training accident this week were ...

At Least 7 Dead In Marine Training Accident

AP | SCOTT SONNER and TED BRIDIS | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

HAWTHORNE, Nev. — A mortar shell explosion killed at least seven Marines and injured several more during mountain warfare training in Nevada's h...

Marines Killed During Training Exercise

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven Marines from a North Carolina unit were killed and several injured in a training accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot in western N...

WATCH: How DOMA Still Hurts One Gay Military Couple After DADT Repeal

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," U.S Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps made history when he became th...

New Marine Mascot Has Lots Of Duties..And An Adorbs Face!

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact

He’s only 9 weeks old, but Chesty has some big paws to fill. The English bulldog has been selected to serve as the official mascot for the U.S. M...

Honoring the Legacy of African-American Marines

Lieutenant Colonel Kisha Flagg | Posted 04.20.2013 | Black Voices
Lieutenant Colonel Kisha Flagg

Seventy years ago the first African-American Marines endured grueling training at Montford Point Camp, breaking ground -- and breaking racial barriers -- to transform the face of the Corps. Because of those brave men, I am able to serve today.

From Hotels to Bands to NASCAR, Plenty of Room to Cut Military Budget Without Compromising Security

Brian Levin | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Cutting money does not spur doom and gloom just as throwing money at a problem will not fix it. What matters is whether money is spent effectively.