Ex-Marine Investigated in Disappearance of Pregnant Marine Spouse

It has been more than three weeks since Twentynine Palms, California, resident Erin Corwin went missing, and law enforcement has been focusing the investigation on Christopher Brandon Lee, a married ex-Marine with whom Corwin (also married) was having an affair. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has… » 7/22/14 11:40am 7/22/14 11:40am

The Pull-Up Test for Female Marines Has Been Delayed Again

In November, the Marines announced that they'd pushed back a new requirement for women in the Marines to complete the same physical fitness test as men by January 2014. That standard has been pushed back yet again because more than half of female Marines cannot complete the three pull-ups demanded of men and women. » 1/03/14 10:50am 1/03/14 10:50am

Here's Colbert's Hilarious Takedown of the Marines' New Girly Hats

Yesterday, Fox News and The New York Post both reported on a rumor that President Obama had issued an order to change the hats worn by the male members of the Marines to ones that was more "unisex" in appearance. Those serving in the Marines were apparently furious, with one anonymous serviceman (who may or may not… » 10/25/13 12:40pm 10/25/13 12:40pm

Bronze Ass-Kicker Molly Marine Is Finally In Her Rightful Place

This hardly makes the rocketing sexual assault statistics and myriad gross scandals surrounding military women and the officers who tape them in the shower any less disheartening, but it's a start? A replica of the famous Molly Marine statue, erected during World War II and modeled physically after a female Marine who… » 7/06/13 12:30pm 7/06/13 12:30pm

Marine-Turned-Underwear Heartthrob Propositioned on The Tonight Show

Alex Minsky — the Marine-turned-underwear model we sorta have a crush on — was pretty charming on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, though clearly very nervous and fidgety (his mom was in the audience and he kept looking to her!). Leno asked him how he got sober and Minksy said, "I don't know. It wasn't my… » 6/27/13 10:30am 6/27/13 10:30am

The Lady-Draft May Be In Our Future

We're not sure if the title of the Associated Press's report on whether women will be drafted now that they'll be fighting on the front lines — "Listen Up Ladies! Uncle Sam Might Want You Too" — is patronizing or sarcastic or what. (It'd make sense on a blog but seems a bit weird coming from the AP.) It skews towards… » 2/25/13 2:20pm 2/25/13 2:20pm

Marines Order Military Spouse Clubs to Allow Gay Husbands and Wives

Following the long awaited death of Don't Ask Don't Tell, the U.S. Marine Corps have now taken action to assure that gay and lesbian military spouses will be allowed in all on-base military spouse clubs. In a memo sent to Marine legal offices across the country, the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant ordered that… » 1/11/13 5:00pm 1/11/13 5:00pm

The Marine Corps Hopes to Attract Women By Telling Them They Can Be…

The Marine Corps: notoriously fabulous at marketing itself, notoriously shitty at attracting officers who aren't white men. (Only 7 percent are women; 6 percent are black.) Now, the Marines are launching a new marketing campaign to draw more minorities and women into its ranks by focusing on the things they think… » 11/08/12 2:20pm 11/08/12 2:20pm

When Will the Military Start Seriously Prioritizing Women?

Super qualified army Col. Ellen Haring — West Point graduate, career officer, doctoral student — was excited when she heard she was close to getting her dream job: supervising female soldiers who work with Afghan women in combat zones for special-operations units. But then she got a call from a staff officer saying… » 10/17/12 12:55pm 10/17/12 12:55pm