Marines

  • A Veteran's Miraculous Recovery

    A Veteran's Miraculous Recovery

    Only six weeks after Justin Constantine left his job as a lawyer and arrived in Iraq, the Marine reservist was shot in the face. It was a sniper attack. Stopping to inspect an Iraqi police station that had been shot out the night before, he cautiously exited a vehicle and a bullet entered behind his left ear,... Continue Reading

  • 'Hero To Zero' Syndrome: Is This Why Veterans Struggle To Get Jobs?

    'Hero To Zero' Syndrome: Is This Why Veterans Struggle To Get Jobs?

    Though the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high for Americans generally, data suggest that veterans as a group are having an easier time finding jobs. The unemployment rate among veterans of all ages fell to 6.9 percent in July from 8.6 percent during the same month a year ago, the Labor Department... Continue Reading

  • Best Cities For Veterans To Live And Work

    Best Cities For Veterans To Live And Work

    For most active-duty military personnel, where to call home is a decision largely left up to their branch of service. Though troops' desires about where they'd like to be based are taken into account, the needs of the mission are paramount in determining where military employees are based. When they decide... Continue Reading

  • Former Marine Brandon Raub Detained In Psychiatric Hospital For Facebook Posts

    Former Marine Brandon Raub Detained In Psychiatric Hospital For Facebook Posts

    By Larry O'Dell RICHMOND, Va. -- A former Marine involuntarily detained for psychiatric evaluation for posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook has received an outpouring of support from people who say authorities are trampling on his First Amendment rights. Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in... Continue Reading

  • Obama Targets Diploma Mills That Market To Vets

    Obama Targets Diploma Mills That Market To Vets

    By Anne Gearan WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration wants to trademark the term "GI Bill" in an effort to shield veterans and military families being swindled or misled by schools that target their federal education benefits. President Barack Obama is signing a wide-ranging order on Friday that... Continue Reading

  • Military Board Seeks Marine's Dismissal For Facebook Posting

    Military Board Seeks Marine's Dismissal For Facebook Posting

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- A military board has recommended dismissal for a Marine sergeant who criticized President Barack Obama on his Facebook page, including allegedly putting the president's face on a "Jackass" movie poster. The Marine Corps administrative board said after a daylong hearing late... Continue Reading

  • World's Largest Employer (You'll Never Guess)

    World's Largest Employer (You'll Never Guess)

    Which organization is the world's largest employer? Here are some hints: It employs roughly one in 10 citizens. It's in the United States. It's not Walmart. No, it's not IBM or Microsoft. Or Apple. Or Google. Or any tech giant. Stumped? It's the U.S. Department of Defense. With a total... Continue Reading

  • Obama Plan Would Extend Family Leave Job Protections To Military

    Obama Plan Would Extend Family Leave Job Protections To Military

    By Sam Hananel The Obama administration proposed new rules Monday to help military families care for service members when they are injured or called to active duty on short notice. The proposal expands eligibility under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which allows employees to take unpaid leave for... Continue Reading

  • What It's Like to Be a Member of the Military Family

    What It's Like to Be a Member of the Military Family

    My name is Beth. I have been living the military life for every bit of my 27 years and have been blessed abundantly. Come on in! If you step into my home -- I am a proud Marine Corps spouse who was raised as a Navy brat -- typically there are any number of people from my "dysfunctional family" around. The... Continue Reading