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Military Budget Cuts: No Big Deal or Excellent Opportunity?

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Patricia DeGennaro

Secretary Panetta is set to come out with his new "strategy" to offer his assessment on how to cut the military budget. The question: will it be the same old or will he have the courage to mandate what truly needs to be done to build a stellar military for America's national security needs?

Small Tenn. Towns Find Big Ways To Honor War's Dead, Support Injured Servicemen

www.militarytimes.com | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact

A decade of fighting has claimed the lives of more than 130 members of the military who called Tennessee home, and the loss has felt especially keen i...

Some Final Thoughts About the War In Iraq

Al Eisele | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

With the final withdrawal of American forces from Iraq, I remember the four young Marines and a Navy corpsman I met in Baghdad in March 2005 at Camp Victory.

70-Year-Old Vet To Bike 3,000 Miles For Injured Marines

Posted 12.30.2011 | Impact

Former U.S. Marine Rick Hermelin, 70, has completed a combined total of 200 marathons and half marathons, but he isn't finished pushing his physical l...

Medal Of Honor Recipient's Lawsuit Takes Turn

AP | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- A Medal of Honor recipient has dropped a lawsuit against his former employer in which he accused the defense contractor of ruining his ...

Obama Takes Position On Medal Of Honor Winner Controversy

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — President Barack Obama is standing by his award of the Medal of Honor to a Marine in the Afghanistan war despite a published r...

Welcome Home

Alex Cornell du Houx | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Alex Cornell du Houx

The men and women of our military have, with skill and bravery, brought Iraq back from the brink. Today, they can all be proud of what they've accomplished and overjoyed to be coming home.

Marines Promoted Inflated Story For Medal Of Honor Winner

McClatchy Newspapers | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Dakota Meyer standing at attention in his dress uniform, sweat glistening on his forehead under the television lights, President Ba...

Marines Accidentally Sent Ornaments To 1,150 Deceased Soldiers

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 12.14.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- The Marine Corps on Tuesday apologized for mistakenly mailing Purple Heart Christmas tree ornaments to about 1,150 deceased Marines and ...

Defense Cuts Could Mean More Than A MIllion Lost Jobs Over Next Decade

Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

(David Alexander) - Defense cuts that begin in the 2012 budget will ultimately cost up to 800,000 jobs, and additional spending reductions could p...

Semper Fi and Always Faithful

Andrew Lubin | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

I think he understands -- until he asks me again, "Will my dad have to go back to Afghanistan?" and it's "always faithful" that enables me to smile at him and quietly explain again.

Marines and Toys for Tots: A History

Beth Crumley | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact
Beth Crumley

2011-12-09-Screenshot20111209at4.16.59PM.jpg These are difficult economic times for many, and there are far too many children who will do without this holiday season. During this magical time of year, please be generous.

The "Psychological Projection" of the ACLJ

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

n an article yesterday on the ACLJ website, specifically going after Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), David French puts the 'poor bullied Christians' spin on the Pendleton cross controversy.

82-Year-Old Marine Vet And 'Spam Czar' Sends Thousands Of Care Packages To Soldiers

Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact

Receiving a package from home loaded with treats when you’re thousands of miles away can mean a lot to a soldier, especially if it contains good old...

The Camp Pendleton Cross: The Facts vs. What the "Persecuted" Christians Are Saying

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Religious neutrality by the government does not equal persecution of Christians, no matter how many times FOX News and "Team Sekulow" keep claiming it does.

Osprey Odyssey: Rep. Jones' Ten-Year Quest to Clear the Names of Two Marine Corps Pilots

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

In 2000, an MV-22 Osprey carrying 19 Marines crashed, killing everyone on board. After the Marine Corps announced that the crash was the result of human error, the news all but disappeared. But for Rep. Walter Jones, this wasn't the end of the story.

Medal Of Honor Winner Takes On Defense Contractor

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- A U.S. Marine given the nation's highest award for valor is suing a defense contractor that he says ridiculed his Medal of Honor, calle...

Top Marine Says Service Embracing Gay Ban Repeal

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.27.2012 | Gay Voices

MANAMA, Bahrain — Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges ...

Afghanistan Marines To Wind Down Combat In 2012

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- U.S. Marines will march out of Afghanistan by the thousands next year, winding down combat in the Taliban heartland a...

WATCH: One Marine's Quest To End Ethnic Violence & Poverty In The Slums Of Nairobi

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact

It started with a small seed, $26, and an idea. The seed took root and grew into Carolina for Kibera. What has blossomed in the fertile grounds of Ken...

Accused Pentagon Shooter Pleads Guilty In Unrelated Case

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC

LEESBURG, Va. -- A former Marine accused of firing shots at the Pentagon and Marine Corps museum at Quantico has been sentenced to six months in jail ...

Veteran's Day: Knocking on Heaven's Door

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The box was made of plywood, stained and varnished like paneling, and reminded everyone of a B wood shop project. The dead man's boots stood on either side of the rifle, with his helmet on top.

Team Rubicon: Helping Vets Heal the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

In honor of Veterans Day, here's a much-needed story about the courage, goodwill and valuable skills that our veterans have to offer our society.

Jason Cherkis

Scott Olsen's Condition Improves: Iraq War Vet, Occupy Activist Now Breathing On His Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old Iraq War veteran and Occupy activist suffering from a head injury after being hit with a police projectile ...

Marines Allowed To Wear Killed In Action Bracelets

AP | By PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact

By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The top Marine Corps general has decided to allow his troops to wear bracelets commemorating frien...