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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.

Shots of War: Photojournalist's Striking Images Offer Rare Look at the War in Afghanistan

Greg Archer | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Greg Archer

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David Wood

A Decade Of Combat Makes Veterans More Skeptical Of Presidential Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans and military families are no longer the dependable core of support for Republicans that they were for generations. Seared by...

Mentoring the Afghan Forces: The Advisor Training Group

Andrew Lubin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

A stable country needs a competent army and police to protect its citizens, and in Afghanistan the army and police are being mentored by Marines trained specifically for the task by the Advisor Training Group.

Marines Charged With Murder In Afghan Death

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.15.2012 | World

LONDON -- Five Royal Marines have been charged with murder over a death in Afghanistan last year, Britain's Ministry of Defense said Sunday. They are ...

WATCH: Substance Abuse Rampant In Military

Posted 09.27.2012 | World

HuffPost Live's Alicia Menendez explores why the Pentagon's methods for dealing with substance abuse aren't working and what soldiers need to help the...

Controversial CIA Operative Dies At 84

AP | Posted 11.22.2012 | Politics

SEATTLE — Edwin Wilson set up front companies abroad for the CIA, made millions in the arms trade and entertained generals and congressmen at hi...

Is It Difficult for a U.S. Marine to Make Sergeant in His First Four Years of Service?

Quora | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jon Davis, Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps If being ...

PHOTOS: Marine Families Keep Up Tradition Of Welcoming Loved Ones With Homemade Signs

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact

NEW RIVER AIR STATION, N.C. -- Days before Lance Cpl. Kenny Milton was scheduled to return home from Afghanistan, his wife sat on the floor of a swelt...

Top Marine General Talks Of 'Most Challenging' Task

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two months after the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps unveiled a plan to stop an epidemic of sexual assault in the ranks, Gen. James ...

What Is It Like to be a U.S. Marine?

Quora | Posted 10.25.2012 | World
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jon Davis, Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps There are...

Emma Diab

Brothers on the Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Diab | Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact

Dean Smith ran, each footfall punctuated by the jingle of metal. For his first memorial marathon, he had asked the wife of his fallen friend and ...

The Military's Stigma Over Medical Care

Thomas Brennan | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Thomas Brennan

I had to make a choice between my career and my health, and I chose the latter. It was the toughest decision I ever made.

Marine Discharged for Anti-Obama Remarks Plans City Council Run

Murrieta, CA Patch | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

A former Camp Pendleton Marine who was ousted from the service in April based on remarks he made on the Facebook page, "Armed Forces Tea Party," has a...