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Editor Jeffery Hess donates a portion of proceeds from each sale of this award-winning anthology to USA Cares, an organization that supports our military from threats of foreclosure, etc. When you buy this book, you’re helping our troops.
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Home of the Brave: Stories in Uniform features 24 moving stories that relate to the military. Many critically acclaimed as well as emerging authors are included here (many of whom have served in the military themselves) including Kurt Vonnegut, Tim O’Brien, Tobias Wolff, James Salter, Pinckney Benedict, Chris Offutt, Robert O’Connor, Gabe Hudson, Benjamin Percy, Amber Dermont, Roman Skaskiw, Zoey Byrd, Valerie Hamilton, Blaise Weller, Sarah Davis, Mary Akers, Tracy Crow, Kevin Jones, Hannah Huber, Bruce Overby, Peter Schilling, Tom Sheehan, Doug Frelke, and Max Ruback. Cover photo by Aaron D. Allmon II, SSgt, USAF
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Woman Marine releases debut novel
Carver Greene, former-Marine-turned-novelist, has released her first novel. An Unlawful Order is a military conspiracy thriller with a gutsy heroine, Captain Chase Anderson, a Public Affairs Officer in Hawaii.
Parris Island gets woman commander
About time, too! Find the full story and video interview here.
Historical WM artifacts on display until Oct. 8
The Women Marines Association is taking seriously our history, our legacy.
Read all about it here.
Hesitation Kills by Jane Blair
Former Marine, Jane Blair, publishes a memoir about her experiences as an officer in Iraq. From Amazon’s product description: This riveting memoir is the first book written by a female Marine about the war in Iraq and one of the only books written by a woman who has experienced combat firsthand. Deploying to Iraq in 2003, Jane Blair’s aerial reconnaissance unit was assigned to travel ahead of and alongside combat units throughout the initial phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Throughout her deployment, Jane kept a journal of her and her fellow lieutenants’ combat experiences, which she draws on to convey the immediacy of life in the military, not just for a woman but for all Marines.
You can order Hesitation Kills here.