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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.

Marine Survey Shows Men's Reaction To Women In Combat

Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

By JULIE WATSON, The ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO -- A Marine Corps survey found about 17 percent of male Marine respondents said they would likely l...

Marines Head Takes Skeptical Note On Women In Combat

Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

By JULIE WATSON, The ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO -- The commandant of the Marine Corps said the infantry side of the most male of all military branc...

Marine Guards Homeless Camp

Pat LaMarche | Posted 03.28.2013 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Unlike the military men that were once stationed adjacent to bordellos and trading posts, this 21st century Marine sentry hasn't worn a uniform in quite some time. But that doesn't make him any less duty bound or his imposing stature any less intimidating.

WATCH: Marine Re-Enlists At Grave Of Fallen Friend

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact

When Sgt. Jonathan Diehm re-enlisted on Saturday, he picked the most meaningful site for his ceremony -- the grave of a fellow Marine who died in comb...

The Marine Corps Push for Gay Rights -- Who's Next?

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

It's time for the Army, Navy and Air Force to set a similar precedent; it's time for religious leaders and every other American to welcome gays into our society as equals.

5 Reasons I'm in Awe of Military Moms

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

During the last two years, I have had the privilege of making many new military mom friends. I have been so inspired by these incredible women -- their flexibility, their bravery, their loyalty, their commitment and their toughness.

Military Women In No Rush To Join Infantry

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If or when the Pentagon lets women become infantry troops – the country's front-line warfighters – how many women will want ...

Update In Flap Over Military Award For Fallen Marine

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — The secretary of defense has denied a request to upgrade a fallen Marine's Navy Cross to the Medal of Honor, a San Diego congressman...

Marine Special Ops Team Gets Rare Public Honor For Helping Wounded

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Monday honored four members of a Marine special operations team in a rare public ceremony for th...

Fighting With Purpose

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 11.20.2012 | Black Voices
Brandice N. Daniel

Before leaving Drexel, I asked one last question: "Why do you do this?" "Because I have to live a life of service," he answered. Enough said.

The Real Scandal Involving Generals

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

How can we be sure the Department of Defense is receiving unbiased counsel from retired officials whose livelihoods now depends on maximizing profits for their new employers?

Brothers' Before And After Photos Taken 15 Years Apart

Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents

Pictures submitted to Taylor Jones's blog, Dear Photograph (also a book) serve to illustrate "how the daydreams of our memories collide with our curre...

Nation Pays Tribute To Veterans Day (PHOTOS)

AP | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

BY CHRISTINA HOAG, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunda...

Veterans Day Challenge: Help Our Veterans Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Gene Gurkoff | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Gene Gurkoff

William McNulty and fellow Marine Jacob Wood realized how the skills cultivated on the battlefield -- emergency medicine, risk mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership -- are invaluable in disaster zones.