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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...

Sham Marriages Lead To Discharge Of California Marines

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Gay Voices

SAN DIEGO -- Three San Diego Marine corporals have been discharged for bad conduct after admitting they faked their marriages to receive housing allow...

Marines Seize 4 Tons Of Marijuana, Kill 11 Cartel Members

AP | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican marines say they seized more than 4 tons of marijuana, arrested 36 cartel members and killed 11 others during five days of raid...

Homeland -- Houston, We Have a Winner! (Video)

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Have you been missing your adrenaline fix from 24? Well two of the men associated with the creation and running of that hit TV series are now involved with the SHOWTIME series Homeland.

Medal Of Honor Winner Refuses FDNY Opportunity

AP | By MEGHAN BARR | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A former Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor bowed out of his quest Tuesday to join the New York City Fire Department after a federa...

Woman on a Mission: Discovering The Affair by Lee Child

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 11.23.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The Affair is rife with testosterone and riddles, laden with beautiful women and bad men, and although brutal, cynical, and provoking, it is a richly satisfying good read.

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...