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July 31, 2015

Young Marine re-enlists after beating brain cancer

By Matthew M. Burke
Stars and Stripes
Published: July 31, 2015

Jennifer Suarez had the world at her fingertips.

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July 30, 2015

Senate confirms Dunford as next Joint Chiefs Chairman

By Leo Shane III, Staff writer 11:08 a.m. EDT July 30, 2015

The Senate confirmed Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Wednesday, after a brief dispute between Pentagon leaders and the chamber's leading critic of military sexual assault policy.

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July 29, 2015

What I've Learned:

by LCpl Medina Ayala-Lo
Date Posted:07.29.2015 17:31

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Master Sgt. has been in the Marine Corps for 18 years and has been on seven deployments. He has a passion for cars and football and hopes to become the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens.

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July 28, 2015

M4 carbine expected to replace M16 as new universal weapon for infantrymen

By Michele Katz (PopularMilitary.com)
July 28, 2015

It’s the weapon of choice, the “world’s gold standard” — in urban, close-quarter combat that is.

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Two fallen Marines inducted into military school's memorial at Fort Meade

By Cindy Huang
July 27, 2015 4:34 P.M.

Two DINFOS gradates inducted into Hall of Heroes
Two Marines who died during a humanitarian mission in Nepal were inducted into the Defense Information School's Hall of Heroes Monday at Fort George G. Meade.

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July 27, 2015

Community Says Goodbye to Marine Slain in Chattanooga

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) | Jul 27, 2015 | by Stephen Montemayor

GRANTSBURG, Wis. -- The line to enter Grantsburg Senior High School to say goodbye to Sgt. Carson Holmquist snaked around a berm in front of the school Saturday for much of the two hours the community was welcome at his visitation.

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1/7 DESTROYS IN PLATOON ATTACK

By Cpl. Seth Starr, I Marine Expeditionary Force
27 July 2015

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - -- It was a warm morning when Marines from 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, rose at 3:17 a.m. to begin preparation for platoon attacks aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 24.

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July 26, 2015

See Marine's reaction when he meets puppy named after him

Jul 24, 2015
By USA Today

A puppy in training as a wounded warrior service dog is named after a Marine who was injured in Iraq.

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Shirtless Marines March in ‘Silkies’ to Raise Suicide Awareness

Tanya Basu July 26, 2015
Each day, 22 former servicemembers commit suicide

A group of Marines is marching 22 kilometers, or about 13.5 miles, wearing nothing but short shorts—called “silkies”—and hauling 22 kilograms, or about 50 pounds, of gear to honor the 22 service members who commit suicide every day.

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July 25, 2015

Wisconsin town says goodbye to 25-year-old Marine father killed in Tennessee shootings with honor guard salute

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER and ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 15:08 EST, 25 July 2015 | UPDATED: 18:56 EST, 25 July 2015

A small Wisconsin town said goodbye on Saturday to a Marine killed in the recent attack on a Navy-Marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Corps details FY16 Reserve officer affiliation bonuses

By James K. Sanborn, Staff writer 1:33 p.m. EDT July 25, 2015

Some company-grade officers from any component who fill certain Reserve billets are going to cash in on $20,000 bonuses next year. In return, they will have to stay in those billets for at least three years, under guidelines laid out for fiscal year 2016. That incentive is part of a suite of officer bonuses announced by the Selected Marine Corps Reserve for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

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