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Marine Charged With Murder Of Transgender Woman In Philippines

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 12.15.2014 | Crime

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspe...

Large Canine And Tiny Pooch Team Up To Help Their Veteran Owner Overcome Depression

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.30.2014 | Good News

When this big rescue dog joined a new home, she probably didn't expect to find a furever friend in a pooch half her size. Douglas Pittsley, 27, of...

Semper Free: Of Hummingbirds and Heroes

Kimann Schultz | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

Years later, I was given a small gift of redemption. I hope sparrows fill heavenly trees and know I meant well and know that I hold to this day the lesson of the hatchling sparrow's unanswerable exit from this plain of existence.

The End of an Era

Zachary Bell | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Zachary Bell

When I enlisted I wanted to fight the enemy and be as close as possible to the front lines. In March of 2008, I got exactly what I wanted on my first deployment to Garmsir, Afghanistan.

What Business Leaders Can Learn From The Marines

Julia Neumer | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Julia Neumer

With Veterans Day approaching, it's the perfect time not just to celebrate and honor our U.S. Armed Forces, but also to consider how their example might apply to our daily lives -- including how we conduct ourselves in business.

U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan After Tough War Years

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marines are putting America's longest war behind them. They are pulling up stakes in the patch of Afghan desert known as Helma...

U.S. Marines End Afghan Operations, Prepare Withdrawal

Reuters | By Kay Johnson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The last U.S. Marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan officially ended their ope...

The Value of Energy to Our Warfighters

Michael Wu | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Michael Wu

The USS America is the latest evidence that our military sees the connection between energy and effectiveness.

Life Interrupted

Darryle Pollack | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Darryle Pollack

Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon. Nor is it pink. For Barbie maybe it was more red, white and blue, the color of the flag that will cover her coffin and be given to her son after she is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Marine Suspected In Death Of Transgender Filipino Woman May Be Charged This Week

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

A U.S. Marine suspected in the killing of a 26-year-old transgender woman in the Philippines may be charged with murder as soon as Wednesday, Reuters ...

What It's Like to See ISIS Capture a Town You Cleared

Ruben Gallego | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Ruben Gallego

When you embed with a population, even during wartime, you become incredibly attached to the locals who reach out to help you. I got to know a lot of Iraqis who I feel close to even today - some were soldiers, some were civilians, but all were hopeful.

Marines Deactivate Decorated 'Walking Dead' Unit

AP | JONATHAN DREW | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned ...

Marine Sings Moving Cover Of 'Home' On Plane, Passengers Fall Quiet In Reverence

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News

This Marine figured out the perfect way to let his fellow passengers know he was headed home. U.S. Marine Matt Bussen was on a plane, flying home f...

Fresh Eyes on an Old Problem

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 09.30.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Not too long ago, I spoke before a group of school leaders in a district where the new superintendent had asked me to talk about the practices of high...

I Served in Iraq, We Shouldn't Go Back

Ruben Gallego | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Ruben Gallego

So many young men and women served and sacrificed in Iraq, but that's not a reason to double down on a failed strategy. I'm glad we're out of Iraq, we should stay out.

How Yoga Saved This Marine's Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Many of us come to practice yoga through local boutique studios, complimentary gym classes or even programs offered by our employers. However, one U.S...

UnCabaret: USMC, Balls to the Wall Comedy

Greg White | Posted 08.02.2014 | Entertainment
Greg White

As a comedy writer, I usually perform my material from behind my keyboard, safe from the line of fire of a live audience. I respect standup comedians for their talent and bravery. They go onstage and bare secret thoughts. They volunteer their lives as fodder for people to laugh at.

Brothers Forever: A Talk with Col. Tom Manion

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

On April 29, 2007, 1st Lt. Travis Manion made the ultimate sacrifice in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. While leading a counterattack against the enemy, drawing fire away from his wounded comrades, Travis was fatally wounded by a sniper. His actions allowed ever other member of his patrol to survive.

The Power of Purpose in Life and Business

Lydia Davey | Posted 07.11.2014 | Small Business
Lydia Davey

Have you defined a direction for your life and business? Do you have your core values hammered out? Or do you feel yourself treading water - checking off accomplishments without making headway you actually feel good about?

Once a Marine... Now a Spartan

Greg White | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Greg White

It's good to be alive. Recently, as I boarded a bus in Malibu to compete in one of those Spartan Races, memories of arriving at Parris Island to join the Marine Corps popped into my head. The Spartan Race is as challenging as any USMC event.

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

P.J. Dermer | Posted 06.02.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.20.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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...