Gina Harkins

Gina Harkins

Multimedia journalist

Gina Harkins has reported on Marines from the U.S., Central and South America, and at sea. She holds a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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USA TODAY

Beyond the barn: Agriculture careers don’t always mean a life in the fields

Jobs in agriculture often conjure up visions of livestock, cornfields and tractors. But these entrepreneurs are proving that the industry offers diverse career paths.

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USA TODAY

Fighting smarter: Marines test new gear to take on tech-savvy enemies

Technology on the battlefield is changing faster than ever, and
the U.S. Marine Corps is gearing
up for a more complex fight.

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USA TODAY

Battling for pilots: Air Force, commercial airliners compete for skilled aviators

The Air Force is fighting to retain
its top pilots as commercial
airlines lure them away from the
military with promises of lucrative
salaries and more stable work
schedules.

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USA TODAY

Q and A with the commandant

Marine Gen. Robert Neller, commandant since September 2015, addressed some of the major issues confronting the service in an interview with USA TODAY’s Gina Harkins.

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USA TODAY

Marine's physical-training death leads to new safety measures

The Marine Corps is taking steps to better prevent heat-related injuries and deaths after a North Carolina-based corporal died during a 6-mile hike last summer.

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Parris Island gets tough on 'arrogant' drill instructors

Sgt. Korey Bromery was fuming. When he came upon his recruits horsing around in the squad bay bathroom, he ordered the entire platoon — some 70 men — into the showers where he made them run in place. For added discomfort, he thickened the air by dumping bleach down the drains.

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USA TODAY

Marines' embassy guard boost will be tough, expert says

The Marine Corps could face significant challenges fulfilling a congressional mandate to nearly double its number of embassy security guards...

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USA TODAY

Marines become U.S. citizens at boot camp

Ten recruits make it through basic training, gain citizenship as reward.

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USA TODAY

Meet the Marine vet behind Disney's 'Bambi'

Retired Marine Maj. Donnie Dunagan nearly made it through his 25-year career in the Corps without anyone knowing his secret: as a child, he had travelled to Los Angeles and became the voice of Disney's Bambi....

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IS releases troops' photos and addresses, urges attacks

The Islamic State group has reportedly posted the names, photos and home addresses of 100 U.S. troops, urging sympathizers to carry out attacks...

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USA TODAY

Marine Corps boot camp, job titles to be gender neutral by April

The Marine Corps was given 15 days to devise a plan to make its entry-level training coed and make many military job titles gender-neutral....

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USA TODAY

Marines unveil new gender-neutral standards for 29 jobs

Marine Corps officials have unveiled new physical standards for more than two dozen ground combat jobs. They took effect Sept. 30....

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Marines seek guidance on social media after anti-Obama posts

The Marine Corps is recommending an update to the Defense Department directive that landed an anti-Obama Marine in hot water....

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USA TODAY

Poll: 70% of troops say no boots on ground in Iraq

As the tide of war rises again in the Middle East, the military's rank and file are mostly opposed to expanding the new mission in Iraq and Syria to include sending a large number of U.S. ground troops into...