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WATCH: Kimmel Shows How Marines Train Post-DADT

Posted 11.21.2011 | Comedy

Since the military's repeal of its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy went into effect this week, a lot of people are probably wondering if anything will ...

WATCH: More Awesome Lip Dubs From Marines Stationed In Afghanistan

Posted 11.20.2011 | Comedy

If you were in love with the Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" lip dub by a group of marines stationed in Afghanistan, then there's good news for y...

PHOTOS: Life As A Marine In Southern Afghanistan

AP | By BRENNAN LINSLEY | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

By BRENNAN LINSLEY, Associated Press PATROL BASE 302, Afghanistan -- One small U.S. Marine base in southern Afghanistan is surrounded on three side...

David Wood

Ride To Recovery: Ground Zero To The Pentagon

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact

This story is part of the "The Impact of 9/12," series, which focuses on those who were inspired to give back after the tragedies of September 11, 200...

Marines Don't Love the Smell of AXE in the Morning (or Ever)

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 11.13.2011 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

Last year when my friend John returned home after a yearlong stint in Afghanistan, I noticed there was something different about him. Yes, he still jo...

To the United States Marine Corps -- re: Farting in Afghanistan

Chris Rodda | Posted 10.30.2011 | Comedy
Chris Rodda

There is nothing in the Constitution saying that Americans can't fart. This is just more historical revisionism by the left. What's next? No farting in schools? No farting in courthouses?

Biden Acknowledges 'The Greatest Generation Of Warriors'

AP | By AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii -- Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday thanked U.S. servicemen in Hawaii for being among what he called "the greatest generation ...

Watch: Marines to Ban Audible Farts in Afghanistan

Posted 10.24.2011 | Weird News

While marines in Afghanistan are used to operating under strict rules, a new order banning audible farting has raised eyebrows. In the military's ...

Astoria Characters: The Caretaker of God's Garden

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The weeds, the vines, they are the only things alive in this half-acre tombstone. James Sheehan has been trying to kill them off for decades, but they keep coming back.

The Solar Soldier Is No Fad

William S. Becker | Posted 10.08.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

If the military achieves its energy efficiency and renewable energy goals, we'll see significant environmental benefits from the world's largest institutional energy consumer.

The Government Asked for Pets for Defense in the 1940s

Kate Kelly | Posted 10.03.2011 | Home
Kate Kelly

What if the U.S. government wanted your dog to enlist in the military? That's exactly the request that went out in 1942 shortly after Pearl Harbor.

WATCH: Inside The Pentagon's New Jet Fighter

AOL Defense | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

Washington: Sometimes events are, in and of themselves, news. So it was today when the Joint Strike Fighter program working with the Marines, flew the...

The Downsizing of Femininity

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.26.2011 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

As women are free to be more like men, what has happened to their ability to be women -- particularly in the sense of a term that suddenly feels like it's from another time: femininity?

Michael McLaughlin

Bad Sign: Homeowners Assoc. Sues Parents To Remove Banner Supporting Son In Marines

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.26.2011 | Weird News

It hasn't been a banner year for the Burr family of Louisiana, and now they are being sued by their homeowners association for flying a frontyard sign...

WATCH: Disabled Vet Supports Family With $1,600 A Month Due To Claim Backlog

Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact

Instead of being one of "the few, the proud," former Marine Joel Klobnak is now one of "the many, the frustrated." Klobnak, who lost his leg in Iraq ...

Lucas Kavner

Proud 'Band Nerd' And Former Marine Inspires Kids In Music

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact

Braeden Kershner's life has always been defined by music. Growing up in South Carolina, he started off playing the French Horn, quickly moved on t...

David Wood

Afghanistan War's Enduring Legacy: A Surge In U.S. Troops Suffering Double And Triple Amputations

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 07.30.2011 | World

American soldiers and Marines walking combat patrols in Afghanistan have suffered a surge of gruesome injuries, losing one or both legs and often thei...

Reflections on Memorial Day

Ashwin Madia | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Ashwin Madia

This weekend, as we remember the sacrifices by exceptional men and women on behalf of our country so often brought about in part through the cruelty of chance, let's also remember how blessed we are to live in a country that draws such fine people to service.

The Navy's Tactical Strike on Fossil Fuel Use

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

For the Navy, going green is about security and reducing dangerous reliance on fossil fuels from volatile parts of the world. Moving away from fossil fuels saves soldiers' lives.

Former Marine Gets Life In Prison For Killing Family

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

WATERLOO, Ill. — A judge imposed a life sentence Monday for a former Marine and pastor's son convicted of strangling his wife and their two sons...

To Bin Laden, Times Square Crowd Says Good Riddance

Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

This is what it feels like in New York in the middle of the night, just hours after reports that Osama bin Laden is dead. Times Square is a victory pa...

WATCH: Marines In Afghanistan Do Awesome Remake Of Britney Spears Video

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 06.21.2011 | Comedy

Our men and women in uniform stationed abroad continue to make the most of their downtime by doing awesome lipdubs of famous pop songs. This time M...

Semper Fi: Always Faithful

Rachel Libert | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Rachel Libert

2011-04-15-nhj.jpgSerendipity is often the starting point for documentary films and this was certainly the case with my film Semper Fi: Always Faithful.

Shock Troops Used to Prevent Vet-Led Flower Laying Ceremony at War Memorial

Kevin Zeese | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

As a result of the events on the 20th, 32 people have been arrested. Daniel Ellsberg said when the magistrate told him the charge was "unlawful assembly" he thought: "Unlawful assembly? I thought of that as a pre-Revolutionary charge.

A 'To Do' List for US Troops Now Arriving in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

If indeed the US troops are in Haiti for "humanitarian reasons," there is plenty for them to do before the hurricane season begins.