Posts tagged "marines"

Four Women Successfully Progressing Through Marines’ Ground Combat Training

Four women who are part of the first batch of female Marines to train for ground combat have passed the Marine Corps' infantry training test for the first time. Congrats!  [USA Today] Beijing police criticized women drivers for "inadequate driving skills" and "often" lacking a "sense of direction." [CNN]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2013

Facebook Page Run By Active Marines Mocks Violence Against Female Troops

A Facebook page run by active Marines mocking violence against female troops has been taken down after it was publicly outed by a Congresswoman. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) penned a letter to the Secretary of Defense and the commander of the Marine Corps asking them to take action on the page, F'N Wook, which showed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2013

Marine Corps Requires Military Spouse Clubs To Include Same-Sex Partners

When Ashley Broadway, a military wife of 15 years, wanted to make new friends and connect with other military spouses, she applied for membership to the Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses. Broadway lives at the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina with her family; her wife is an Army lieutenant colonel, and the couple have one…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 10, 2013

Today’s Lady News: Marine Women Headed To Frontlines

The Marines are slowly integrating more women into their frontline units, according to a message sent to the Marine Corps on Monday night. The Pentagon has recently opened up thousands of new jobs to women in the military. [New York Times] The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a decision last week that transgender…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

Forget Mila: Marine Asks Betty White To Ball

Screw Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis: Sergeant Ray Lewis doesn't want to take either of them to the Marine Corps. Ball this November. His special lady of choice? Betty White, because, he says, "She's funny, she's sweet, she's mature, she's the all around perfect woman." Well Betty, what do you say? […
By: Julie Gerstein / July 18, 2011

Should Mila Kunis Go Out With This Marine?

When we heard that Sergeant Scott Moore had asked Mila Kunis to attend the Marine Corps. Ball with him this November in North Carolina, we imagined a cute, heartwarming entreaty, in which Moore professes his love and tells Mila how much it would mean to him and the troops. But no, this guy pooped out…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 11, 2011