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Marine prosecutor reflects on lessons learned from sexual assault survivor
Her willingness to speak truth in spite of fear left a lasting impression on me.
‘Sir, you know what he did to me’ — An open letter to the Marine general handling my sexual harassment case
A Marine’s plea for justice and accountability following a substantiated investigation into her sexual harassment complaint
Why we should never forget the shameful treatment of Black service members
The experience of Black veterans is the experience of the nation, but some are trying to remove them from the conversation.
No ‘surrender’ — What really happened between US and British Marines at a training exercise
Don't believe the hype.
Marine infantryman reflects on grenade that landed in his battle buddy’s lap
Now when I think about Valentine’s Day, I think about grenades.
The US military’s toxic exposure problem is far bigger than just ‘burn pits’
The dialogue around toxic exposure should be evidence-based, relevant, solution-focused, and preventative.
This scene in ‘Clear and Present Danger’ brilliantly shows the gulf between politicians and those on the front lines
“The course of action I’d suggest is a course of action I can’t suggest.”
From combat to coding: Former Army Ranger explains how to break into tech after the military
You will have to learn a new language.
When I hear a far-off boom, I imagine the worst
“I knew I wasn’t in Afghanistan. I knew soldiers weren’t dying in the distance. But in reality, that knowledge didn’t matter.”
A veteran’s odyssey after hanging up the uniform in an America he doesn’t recognize
“The story of Odysseus is the story of the day after—what happens when the battle is done? … My service wasn’t an accomplishment. It was a liability.”
How I learned my Green Beret husband was killed in the Niger ambush
“That was Bryan,” I said, my voice shaking. “Bryan was there. That’s his group.”
This Memorial Day, I’m thinking of the wounded US Marine I couldn’t save
“At least he could have his guys with him when he dies,” I said.
I’ll never forget how we honored our fallen heroes on Memorial Day in Baghdad
Memorial Day in combat has a different purpose.
What it was like fighting on Iwo Jima, according to a Marine Medal of Honor recipient
"I could no longer be the person I was prior to the Marine Corps."
‘Halt, or I’ll shoot’ — An Army veteran reflects on Operation Desert Storm
“I don’t know any Arab except ‘Halt, or I’ll shoot!’”
The VA has some serious problems with how it handles claims of military sexual trauma
Too often, military sexual trauma survivors report being re-traumatized by the very system that's meant to help them
They started the US war against ISIS. Now they have an important message for Trump on abandoning the Kurds
You've heard from politicians. You've heard from pundits. Now it's time you hear from two U.S. military veterans who were among the first to take the fight to ISIS five years ago — and know exactly what an irrevocable mistake the administration of President Donald Trump has made in Syria
Don’t let foreign adversaries turn Facebook against us
Vietnam vets are part of the age group that's growing fastest on Facebook and that's most likely to vote, making them an efficient target for our enemies
Commentary: We invite you to celebrate Austin Tice’s birthday
Austin Tice has been in captivity for 2,554 days.
Here’s why the Marine Corps is losing experienced pilots — and what it can do to fix it
If this exodus is not effectively addressed, our ability to fight from the air could be critically compromised in a way that will take decades from which to recover
No, the US military shouldn’t lower the enlistment age to 16 so children can fight
There are bad ideas, and then there are bad ideas
‘Formation: A Woman’s Memoir of Stepping Out of Line’ shows the military’s blatant disregard for rape victims
"I would have been damned had I been a slut, but I was just as damned for not having been one."
‘We were treated like second-class citizens’ — a female Marine reflects on her two decades of service
Jackie Huber was one of the few, but she never felt particularly proud as a woman Marine.
What The US Army Should Learn From the British Army’s Punchy Recruiting Campaign
The U.S. Army will always face challenges recruiting the soldiers it needs, but an uphill battle is no excuse not to strive to do better —or learn from other countries' modernization efforts
Pay The Coast Guard Or Risk Losing The Next Generation Of Public Servants
The Coast Guard does so much the masses on your local beach don't see.