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A Veteran Falls Again at Iwo Jima -- But This Time in the Hands of U.S. Marines and Japanese Allies

P.J. Dermer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Good News
P.J. Dermer

As fellow veterans and medically trained tour staff moved quickly to assist John, a strong and forceful call was heard, one heard countless times decades before.

Jerome Murdough Tragedy Shows Where the System Failed and What Needs to be Fixed

Tim Murray | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Tim Murray

Last month, a veteran U.S. Marine "basically baked to death" in a New York City jail after a malfunctioning heating system caused the temperature in his cell to exceed 100 degrees.

Common Indecency: Bathroom Etiquette

Greg White | Posted 03.20.2014 | Comedy
Greg White

In a world where privacy has been flushed down the drain, we need to hold on to bathroom etiquette as our last bastion for common decency.

Bad Ass American Women at War`

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 03.18.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

This Women's History Month, it's worth remembering that women have served in the United States military since its very inception -- and in nearly every conflict thereafter.

Marine Who Was Severely Injured Protecting Friend To Receive Highest Military Honor: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

For risking his life and incurring severe injuries to protect his friend in Afghanistan, Marine Corps. veteran William Kyle Carpenter will receive the...

Jewish War Veteran's Uncommon Valor in Life Is More Important Than His Valor in Death

Steve Drizin | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Steve Drizin

I was excited to read that on March 18, 2014, President Obama will award 24 war veterans the Medal of Honor, the country's highest commendation for gallantry.

Climate Change This Week: Congressional Climateers, Weather on the Mind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth got a little hotter. Via The Climate Reanalyzer here How unusual has the weather been? Looking above at recent temperature anoma...

Military Investigates Marines For Allegedly Burning Iraqi Corpses (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Disturbing photos have surfaced allegedly depicting U.S. Marines burning the corpses of Iraqi insurgents, a crime that goes against both U.S. military...

Mutually Assured Survival

Amy Larkin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Amy Larkin

We cannot be timid. The myriad consequences of climate change are already compromising national security and financial stability.

Marines Into Africa

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Marines Killed At Pendleton Carried Out Most Dangerous Job In Corps

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The job is one of the most dangerous in the Marine Corps. The four Marines killed Wednesday while clearing unexploded ordnance at ...

Veterans Reunited After 60 Years

Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty

When officers Tom Edwards and John Farnham were commissioned to different assignments during the middle of World War II, neither one thought they'd se...

Honoring and Supporting Vets Beyond Veteran's Day: One Marine's Journey

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cari E. Guittard

With this one tireless Marine leading the charge and now shifting the focus of the effort to addressing the alarming rise in PTSD, this Veteran's Day I wanted to sit down with Captain Bunch and ask him to reflect on the lessons learned and where OOA goes from here.

Lessons of the Fallujah Pause: Channeling Energy Toward Outcomes

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

It was Colin Archipley and Liz Perez, a Navy veteran who survived the bombing of the USS Cole, who showed me a much better use of the energy I had been wasting on raging against military policy decisions. Use your time, passion, and power to help.

ReThink Review: Ender's Game -- Child Soldiers and Saviors

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

As a newcomer to the series, I found myself much more interested in the film's take on leadership, the military, war, and empathy for one's enemy.

Communing With Communities

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

I realize that time is in short supply and heavy demand for all of us, but it's hard to think of a better investment of this precious resource than time spent learning about issues and experiences from a broad variety of perspectives.

Veterans Enrich Campus Life

Barbara Mujica | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Barbara Mujica

All over the country. student veterans are taking the lead in transforming their campuses, improving conditions for fellow veterans and enriching campus life for everyone.

Why We Need to See What the Monsters Look Like

Scott DiMarco | Posted 09.25.2013 | Media
Scott DiMarco

Several major retail chains have refused to sell the Rolling Stone with Tsarnaev on the cover due to poor taste and insensitivity. This is a different type of insensitivity -- insensitivity to the role of a free press and responsible journalism.

WATCH: Solider Who Urinated On Taliban Corpses: I Would Do It Again

Posted 07.19.2013 | World

Joseph Chamblin, the Marine who got in trouble for urinating on Taliban corpses said recently that he would do it again if given the chance. ...

Iraq Veteran Congresswoman Condemns 'Predators' In Uniform

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) spoke out on Friday against the crisis of sexual assaults in the military, Hawaii News Now reported. Gabbard, who is...

In the Name of Freedom

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 07.26.2013 | World
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

As we all do our thing -- resting and relaxing, getting ready to officially open up the 'summer' season -- I hope we spend more than just a moment or two reflecting on the reason this federal holiday exists in the first place.

My Life As A Military Wife

atwar.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 05.22.2013 | Weddings

When I graduated from college, I planned on being the next Diane Sawyer. My hubris took me to a small television station down south where I was a gene...

Marine Reunited With Four-Legged Friend

AP | MACKENZIE ELMER | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- When Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served as a dog handler in Afghanistan, he told the yellow lab who was his constant companion that ...

LOOK: Touching Moment Marine Walks To Give Hug

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.10.2013 | Good News

Before Justin Baldridge came home from Afghanistan, a friend in his U.S. Marine unit who lost both of his legs, made him a promise: He would walk to h...

Marine Officers Relieved Of Command Following Fatal Accident

AP | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- Three Marine Corps officers at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune have been relieved of their command nearly two months after a train...