Marine Corps On Track To Graduate First Female Infantry Officer

The Marine Corps is on track to graduate its first female Marine infantry officer from its notoriously intense 13-week course, several Marine Corps officials told Task & Purpose, a historic first for the service branch. The news was first reported by the Washington Post. The unidentified Marine lieutenant, the 31st female candidate for the branch’s grueling Infantry Officer Course, has ...

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The Vet Chef: USMC Veteran Aims for Fleet of Food Trucks

USMC Veteran Kyle Gourlie spent his 20th birthday in Iraq. As the final weeks of his seventh-month tour as a machine gunner approached, the Humvee he was atop of was blown up in Ramadi. That moment derailed Gourlie’s military career but propelled him toward a civilian career he would never have anticipated. Today, Gourlie, 32, ...

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New Navy Working Uniform Was Inspired By SEALs

The Navy just released information to the fleet on the fielding of its new Navy Working Uniform Type III, the pixelated green, black and brown camouflage duds that look an awful lot like the Marine Corps’ MARPAT digital cammies. This is the second camouflage uniform for the Navy in less than 10 years, and replaces the ...

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6 Bad Habits You Developed In The Military, and How To Break Them

Veterans come out of the military with years of training in one particular mindset and way of doing things. A lot of that mindset is positive, even in the civilian world. Much of the military attitude will serve you well. But there are a few bad habits of thought and behavior that are common stumbling ...

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Panel To Discuss Renaming Buildings of Naval Academy Named After Confederate Officers

A panel on memorials at the US Naval Academy will discuss whether two buildings on the campus grounds should remain named after two American naval officers who fought for the Confederacy, the academy’s superintendent said Sept. 11. Vice Adm. Ted Carter, who briefed the academy’s Board of Visitors about the building names at a meeting at the Library of Congress, said ...

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How 9/11 Changed Their Military Service

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chris Shirron remembers he was several hours into a long convoy across the German autobahn when a military police officer leading the convoy pulled to the side of the road. “What’s going on,” Shirron asked the soldier. “Why are we stopping?” The soldier didn’t say much except that a plane had hit ...

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‘Most Armed Man In America’ Has A Crazy Weapons Collection

The video starts innocuously enough. A bearded gentleman waddles into a room covered floor-to-ceiling with guns and ammo belts and introduces himself. “I’m the Dragon Man, from Dragon Land,” he says, with a slight New York accent, his arms sleeved in tattoos, “and today we’re going to explain why they call me The Most Armed ...

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Man Fakes Being Blind For VA Benefits, Is Spotted Driving Car

He pretended to be blind so that he could receive benefits. But the Reno County man was spotted driving his car in Wichita, and on Sept. 6 he was sentenced in federal court. Billy J. Alumbaugh, 62, of Turon, was sentenced to three years of probation and must also repay $70,000 in benefits he received, ...

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G.I. Jobs Salutes Country Star Troy Gentry

From left: Eddie Montgomery, Troy Gentry, Amy Palmer, Fred Noe and Robby Gordon toast the troops during the second annual “Beam Bash” on Feb. 13 in Ormond Beach, Fla. (PHOTO COURTESY OF OPERATION HOMEFRONT) Thousands of veterans who served in the Persian Gulf during the height of the Iraq war got to hear the multi-platinum ...

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