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For many, getting through Marine Corps training is a challenge in itself. Hunting for roadside bombs and weapons caches in Iraq and Afghanistan as a combat engineer is an even bigger challenge. Learning to walk, run and bike after losing both legs in a roadside bomb explosion may be the biggest challenge of all. To then train, compete, and win bronze at the 2012 Paralympics is downright impressive.
There's tough. There's Marine Corps tough. And now there's an entirely new category: Injured, hooked-to-tubes, unconscious — but still saluting — Army Ranger tough.
A nonprofit group dedicated to helping troops and Marines decided to jump in to assist families of killed military members deprived of their $100,000 death benefits after reading a Washington Times report.
Firefighters on Monday were gaining ground and containing a Camp Pendleton, Calif., wildfire that's burned through several square miles of brush and forced residents of the Marine Corps base and nearby communities to flee.
On a beautiful fall day, the parking lot at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium was filled with fans and tailgate parties. A record crowd of 38,225 showed up Saturday for the football game between Navy and Air Force.
After two days of furious lobbying by the academies, Navy and Air Force will be allowed to play football Saturday in Annapolis as scheduled.
The Marine Corps' war against an officer who has accused the commandant of wrongdoing intensified this week: Headquarters identified Maj. James Weirick as a potential Washington Navy Yard-type killer.
The Marine Corps' military chief fired two of the service's two-star generals for failing to secure a base in Afghanistan that was attacked by Taliban insurgents last year, an attack that resulted in two Marine deaths and the destruction of $200 million worth of aircraft.
In more than a decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Medal of Honor — the highest award for combat bravery — has been awarded five times to living recipients. On Oct. 15, the Medal of Honor will be presented to another living recipient, marking the sixth time since Sept. 11, 2001, that a member of the armed forces will stand before the commander in chief to receive the nation's most revered combat valor award.