Marine Corps Vet Tells Of Major Issues With VA Choice Program In Wake Of Failed Extension Vote

US | Jonah Bennett
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin looks on prior to U.S. President Trump signing an Executive Order on improving accountability and whistleblower protection, at the Veterans Affairs Department in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

‘They told me is that I’d have to wait for eight months for physical therapy’

F-16s, Apache Attack Helicopters Help Afghan Army Seize Helmand District

World | Jonah Bennett
The operation started after Taliban insurgents captured an Afghan policestation in the village of Darwish Mohammadi, some 10 kms away from the district centre. Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images.

This Helmand district has exchanged hands four times in the past year

Fighter Jet Fire Severely Burns Two Marines, One Remains In Critical Condition

US | Jonah Bennett
An F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet is seen on the U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis during joint military exercise called Malabar, with the United States, Japan and India participating, off Japan's southernmost island of Okinawa

‘Our thoughts and prayers are with them’

Marine Corps F-35s Allowed To Fly Again After Software Glitch Fixed

US | Jonah Bennett
Handout photo of third Marine Aircraft Wing's first F-35B arrives on the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma flightline

‘With this fix, VMAF-211 at MCAS Yuma resumed flight operations’

Marine Corps Grounds All F-35s At Air Station Yuma Over Malfunctions

US | Jonah Bennett
Handout photo of Yuma's second F-35B, BF-20, arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma's flightline following the re-designation ceremony for Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, in Yuma

No idea how long the suspension will last

Twenty BEST Memories Of My Time In The Corps

Guns and Gear | Guns and Gear
Marine Recruits Endure Basic Training On Parris Island

If you have earned the right to wear the Eagle, Globe & Anchor you share these memories

Army, Marine Corps Ask Pentagon Officials For Long Delay In Accepting Transgenders

US | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis gestures during a press briefing on the campaign to defeat ISIS at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The Army is wondering how transition treatments could work in war zones.

Report: Blacks Twice As Likely To Face Punishment In The Military

US | Jonah Bennett
Military members take pictures in the audience as President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former active duty Army Staff Segeant Romesha during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington

‘Race appears like it plays a big role, which is disheartening’

First Presidential Female Helicopter Pilot Fired For Failing To Report Assault Arrest

US | Jonah Bennett
Marine One pilot Major Jennifer Grieves

‘Loss of trust and confidence in her ability’

This Legendary Marine Was Such A Hero He Nearly Won THREE Medals Of Honor

US | Marc Sterne

‘The outstanding Marine of all time’

Report: Effort To Allow Transgenders In The Military Faces 'Indefinite Delay'

US | Saagar Enjeti
Referred to as “Day Zero” this marks the beginning of the recruit's journey through Basic Combat Training, where she will transition from a civilian to a Soldier.

‘Administrative matters to be addressed’

Americans Think The Air Force Is The Most Important Military Branch

US | Jonah Bennett
Handout photo shows U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being serviced on the flight line at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina

But Marine Corps ranks more favorably.

Think Memorial Day Is All About BBQ? This Marine Corps Video Will Give You A Reality Check

Military | Ford Springer

‘Memorial Day weekend is for the fallen’

Married Marine Officers Under Investigation After Getting Drugged, Robbed By Women

World | Jonah Bennett
Party

‘The effects of this drug were magnified by…alcohol over an almost 11-hour period’

Trump's Defense Budget Pay Raise For Troops Is Exactly The Same Pay Raise Obama Gave Troops

Politics | Jonah Bennett
US Marines returned to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand April 29, where American troops faced heated fighting until NATO's combat mission ended in 2014, as embattled Afghan security forces struggle to beat back the resurgent Taliban. The deployment of some 300 Marines to the poppy-growing southern province came one day after the militants announced the launch of their "spring offensive", and as the Trump administration seeks to craft a new strategy in Afghanistan. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images.

A far cry from a ‘historic’ rebuilding of the military

Marine Caught Living With 45 Starved Animals Charged With Felonies

US | Jonah Bennett
Starving Dog

Dead kittens found in a freezer.