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September 1, 2014

Update: Marine Helicopter Crashes in the Gulf of Aden

Story Number: NNS140901-01Release Date: 9/1/2014 2:03:00 PM
From U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), today, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).

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1/7 disrupts Taliban insurgents to assist retrograde operations

Photos by Sgt. Joseph Scanlan
Date Posted:09.01.2014 06:38

Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, operated during a mission in Helmand province to disrupt enemy insurgents while retrograde operations were ongoing nearby, Aug. 16-18.

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August 31, 2014

Bataan group extended in Mideast

By Hendrick Simoes
Stars and Stripes
Published: August 31, 2014

MANAMA, Bahrain — The Bataan amphibious ready group will remain in the Middle East for three more weeks, Navy officials announced Saturday.

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Older Vets Committing Suicide at Alarming Rate

Aug 31, 2014 | by Bryant Jordan

Veteran suicide numbers have gone up in recent years with much of the attention focused on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan killing themselves. However, almost seven out of 10 veterans who have committed suicide were over the age of 50, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs study.

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August 30, 2014

MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists

Story by Hope Hodge Seck
Aug. 30, 2014 - 06:00AM

Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators.

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August 29, 2014

'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated

By Jonathan Drew
The Associated Press
Published: August 29, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."

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Marines, sailors with Bravo Company conduct security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan

By Cpl. Cody Haas | Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan | August 29, 2014

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- Enemy insurgents continue to operate in Helmand province, Afghanistan. To mitigate this threat, infantry units conduct security patrols to build relationships with locals in the surrounding area of Camps Bastion and Leatherneck, and to rid local routes of improvised explosive devices.

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August 27, 2014

Program Helps Vets Improve Mental Health From Home

by Vets Prevail
August 27, 2014

Identifying the signs of mental health needs can be a challenging and confusing time for many individuals. Everyone experiences different emotions and feelings when dealing with difficult or stressful situations, and mental health may not be at the forefront of one's mind. In the US, 1 in 4 people experience a mental illness in a given year; and Veterans experience rates of depression and PTSD at 5 times higher rates than civilians, but up to 60% never seek treatment. This can be caused by a variety of barriers including stigma or a lack of access to treatment. The most important fact to remember is that mental illness is not a sign of weakness or a personal flaw, and should be regarded as any other medical issue. Knowing some of the signs and symptoms for mental illness can be the first step to finding help.

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Edson Range brings in 2nd female PMI in history

By Cpl. Tyler Viglione | Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego | August 27, 2014

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., - Marines are all trained to be riflemen from the beginning of recruit training, and it takes talented instructors to teach rifle fundamentals. One Marine at Edson Range holds the honor of being the second female to hold this important position, in the historically male dominant role.

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Lejeune mess hall dedicated to Marines who died stopping bomb truck

By Hope Hodge Seck
Aug. 27, 2014 - 05:41PM

Two Marines who earned posthumous Navy Crosses for standing in the way of a truck filled with explosives in Iraq will be honored in the renaming of a mess hall on the base they called home.

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August 26, 2014

Poem Carried By Fallen Marine Stolen From Family

By Colleen Curry
Aug. 26, 2014

The family of a U.S. Marine who was killed in Afghanistan last year is heartbroken after a thief stole the only remaining memento he had with him when he was killed: a poem.

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2/8 Marines join forces with MARSOC to enhance partner nation force training capabilities

Story by CPT Barry Morris
Date Taken:08.25.2014 | Date Posted:08.26.2014 15:30

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – As the nature of conflict and challenges to the U.S. and its interests remain constant, so does the demands of the U.S. Marine Corps’ ability to operate and conduct operations as a closely integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) with interagency and multinational partners across the full range of military operations.

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1st Marines return to Pendleton for ‘well-deserved break

By Jennifer Hlad
Stars and Stripes
Published: August 26, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — When the 1st Marine Regiment left for Afghanistan in February, they weren’t anticipating being home until the end of the year. But on Monday, they became the last Marine regiment to return from Afghanistan — four months early.

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