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April 29, 2016

7 Reasons Why Military Mom Is An MOS Of Its Own

Presented by METLIFE TRICARE DENTAL PROGRAM on April 29, 2016

Serving as a military mom is a sacrifice unlike anything else.
Motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes. Being a military mom, however, comes with a unique set of challenges.

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Graduation Ceremony – India and Papa Companies – April 29, 2016

by LCpl Aaron Bolser
Date Posted: 04.29.2016 12:41

Graduation ceremony for India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, April 29, 2016.

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5 tips for reservists who run their own businesses

Adam Stone, Special to Military Times 12:08 a.m. EDT March 29, 2016

For reservists who own their own businesses or franchises, drilling can be dicey.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/veterans/careers/civilian/entrepreneurs/2016/03/29/hands/82250082/?platform=hootsuite

April 27, 2016

Golf Company – Evening Routine – April 19, 2016

Photos by Lance Cpl. Aaron Bolser
Date Taken: 04.19.2016 | Date Posted: 04.27.2016 09:34

Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, on Parris Island, S.C and scheduled to graduate July 1, 2016 display their use of free time.

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April 25, 2016

James Gleason of Tampa, an original Marine Raider, dies

By Howard Altman | Tribune Staff Published: April 25, 2016 Updated: April 25, 2016 at 07:07 PM TAMPA

In the summer of 1925, a woman put her 2-week old son in a shoebox and dropped him off with a neighbor because she couldn’t take care of him.

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http://www.tbo.com/list/military-news/james-gleason-of-tampa-an-original-marine-raider-dead-at-90-20160425/

Marine Corps Vietnam War veterans recreate photo after being apart for 50 years

By USMC Life | April 25th, 2016

A group of Marines reunite in Florida to recreate a photo they took on a sunny Oceanside, CA beach- over half a century ago.

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http://usmclife.com/2016/04/marine-corps-vietnam-war-veterans-recreate-photo-after-being-apart-for-50-years/

April 24, 2016

Rt. 140 bridge dedicated to fallen Marine

by Michel Elben
April 24, 2016, 8:41 PM

Three patriotic balloons waved gently in the morning breeze, drawing attention to the newly installed sign on the Maryland 140 bridge. The sign, emblazoned with the name of fallen Marine Staff Sgt. James M. Malachowski, was erected Wednesday and dedicated by his friends and family Sunday morning.

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http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/ph-cc-malachowski-bridge-dedication-20160424-story.html

April 22, 2016

Graduation Ceremony – Echo Company – April 22, 2016

Photos by Lance Cpl. Aaron Bolser
Date Posted: 04.22.2016 10:34

Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, graduated boot camp April 22, 2016.

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2,300 California-based Marines just deployed to the Middle East

Matthew L. Schehl, Marine Corps Times 5:47 p.m. EDT April 22, 2016

A new Marine rotational force has landed in the Middle East as the U.S. ramps up the fight against Islamic State group militants

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/04/22/2300-california-based-marines-just-deployed-middle-east/83394284/

April 19, 2016

Parris Island recruits learn how to shoot like Marines

Photos by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert
Date Posted: 04.19.2016 15:07

Recruits of Platoon 3045, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, practice shooting positions April 19, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. For one week, recruits learn and practice the fundamentals of marksmanship before shooting live ammunition the following week. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate June 3, 2016.

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April 18, 2016

New Program Expands Care for Veterans (and Families)

By Rick Nauert PhD
18 Apr 2016

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) clinicians have designed a new program to help returning veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or mild traumatic brain injury.

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http://linkis.com/psychcentral.com/new/Fg8op

April 17, 2016

PAWS Act allows VA Money to Cover Service Dogs for Vets with PTSD

POSTED April 17, 2016 BY THE VETERANS SITE

Veterans returning home from deployment often deal with post-traumatic stress disorder or other chronic health problems, and service dogs can be a valuable tool for helping them cope and heal. The Veterans Administration does not currently pay for service dogs for PTSD, but the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act, or PAWS Act, aims to change that.

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http://blog.theveteranssite.com/cs-paws-act/?utm_source=vet-vetfan&utm_medium=social-fb&utm_term=20160515&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=cs-paws-act&origin=vet_vetfan_social_fb_link_cs-paws-act_20160515

April 15, 2016

Marine who earned Medal of Honor at Chosin Reservoir dies

Lance M. Bacon, Marine Corps Times 5:40 p.m. EDT April 15, 2016

Marine Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr., who earned the Medal of Honor at the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, died April 12 at the age of 86.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/04/15/marine-who-earned-medal-honor-chosin-reservoir-dies/83078984/

April 14, 2016

Vietnam War veteran helps himself by helping others

posted on MARCH 14, 2016
BY BRYAN G. LETT

50-year DAV member fights PTSD by volunteering
In 1966, Roy T. Rogers was serving as a Marine in the Vietnam War when he stepped on a land mine that took part of his left hand and portions of his foot. His road to recovery included 15 months in the hospital.

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https://www.dav.org/learn-more/news/2016/vietnam-war-veteran-helps-himself-by-helping-others/

April 13, 2016

First of 1,250 Marines arrive in Australia for six-month training deployment

Jeff Schogol, Marine Corps Times 3:39 p.m. EDT April 13, 2016

The first of roughly 1,250 Marines making up the latest rotation of Marine Rotational Force–Darwin began arriving in Australia on Wednesday.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/04/13/first-1250-marines-arrive-australia-six-month-training-deployment/82980622/

April 12, 2016

Tricare to Let Military Families Get Urgent Care Without Preapproval

Apr 12, 2016 | by Amy Bushatz

Some Tricare users will soon be allowed to use in-network urgent care providers without receiving any authorization under a new Tricare pilot program set to start May 23, according to policy documents released Tuesday.

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http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/04/12/tricare-let-military-families-urgent-care-without-preapproval.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm

April 11, 2016

Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Laura Gauna
Date Posted:04.11.2016 15:24

Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, walks during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. The Marines helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps.

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Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish

by Sgt Laura Gauna
Date Posted:04.11.2016 15:29

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines are the nation’s 911 responders. They handle some of the harshest and worst situations you can think of, but they are not just tough. The Marines of 7th Engineer Support Battalion proved that they also have a soft side when they made a special boy’s wish of becoming a Marine come true.

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April 10, 2016

Marine Corps considers new fitness instructor primary MOS

Lance M. Bacon, Marine Corps Times 6:08 p.m. EDT April 5, 2016

Top Marine leaders are recommending that 1,000 new fitness instructors be trained across the fleet in an effort to professionalize the Corps' approach to fitness.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/04/05/marine-corps-considers-new-fitness-instructor-primary-mos/82661322/

April 8, 2016

Co. B - Introduction to Bayonet Techniques

by LCpl Angelica Annastas
Date Taken:04.06.2016 | Date Posted:04.08.2016 12:34

Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructor, Instructional Training Company, Recruit Training Regiment, teaches a MCMAP class about bayonet techniques at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 6. The recruits learned different offensive and defensive techniques that included strikes and blocks that Marines use when faced with enemies in combat situations.

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Always Ready: Artillery Regiment Shakes Things Up during Spring Fire Exercise

By Cpl. Demetrius Morgan | I Marine Expeditionary Force | April 8, 2016

CAMP PENDLETON, CALIF. -- The 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, which consists of four artillery battalions and a headquarters battalion, put their skills to the test during a large-scale, combined-arms training Spring Fire Exercise at Camp Pendleton, March 30-April 2, 2016.

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http://www.imef.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/3963/Article/716289/always-ready-artillery-regiment-shakes-things-up-during-spring-fire-exercise.aspx

April 6, 2016

The Mental Health Care Bill For Vets That No One Is Talking About

By KRISTOFER GOLDSMITH on April 6, 2016

Today, most of us know that veterans with general discharges lose access to the Post-9/11 GI Bill — and full disclosure, I’m one of those guys.

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http://taskandpurpose.com/mental-health-care-bill-vets-no-one-talking/

April 5, 2016

U.S. Marines Dog Lucca Receives PDSA Dickin Medal After Losing Leg on Patrol

by ALEXANDER SMITH
APR 5 2016, 7:37 PM ET

LONDON — Move over Lassie, there's a new hero pooch in town.

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http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-marines-dog-lucca-receives-pdsa-dickin-medal-after-n550786

OOH RAH! Livonia Marine tops recruits in fitness scores

by Brad Kadrich 6:51 p.m. EDT April 5, 2016

When Amy Freed graduated from Stevenson High School in 2014, she wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted to do with her life.

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http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/2016/04/05/livonia-marine-home-boot-camp/82675328/

April 3, 2016

MARINE CORPS ENTERS REALM OF CYBERSPACE THROUGH NEW UNIT

By Sgt. Eric Keenan, Defense Media Activity
25 Mar 2016

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Maryland -- The Marine Corps activated Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group during a ceremony at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, March 25, 2016.
The mission of MCCYWG is to man, train and equip Marine Cyberspace mission teams to perform both defensive and offensive cyber operations in support of United States Cyber Command and Marine Forces Cyberspace Command.

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http://www.marines.mil/News/NewsDisplay/tabid/3258/Article/705570/marine-corps-enters-realm-of-cyberspace-through-new-unit.aspx

April 2, 2016

Camp Pendleton and Oceanside host Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Triathlon

By Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Necoechea | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | April 2, 2016

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Nearly 3,000 athletes from 28 countries ran, swam and cycled their way through Oceanside and Camp Pendleton during the 17th annual Ironman 70.3 Oceanside triathlon, April 2.

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http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/5440/Article/712026/camp-pendleton-and-oceanside-host-ironman-703-oceanside-triathlon.aspx

Veterans Returning to School Fight Stigmas, Culture Changes

Associated Press | Apr 02, 2016 | by Braley Dodson

PROVO, Utah — Trampas Rogers doesn't like driving, and he especially doesn't like seeing unattended trash sitting on the side of the road.

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http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/04/02/veterans-returning-school-fight-stigmas-culture-changes.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm

April 1, 2016

Marine Corps May Require Higher Test Scores to Get into Boot Camp

Military.com Apr 01, 2016 | by Hope Hodge Seck

As the U.S. Marine Corps pushes to develop a more mature and highly skilled force, top brass may opt to raise the bar to get to boot camp.

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http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/04/01/marine-corps-may-require-higher-test-scores-get-into-boot-camp.html

WWII veteran gets long-awaited dress uniform

Steve Lambson, Digital Content Director, steve.lambson@kmiz.com
POSTED: 11:38 AM CDT Apr 01, 2016
UPDATED: 11:47 AM CDT Apr 01, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. - More than 70 years after getting discharged from the military, Thomas Ivan Henderson finally has a Marine Corps dress uniform to show off. He was given the Dress Blue uniform on Friday at the Columbia office of MarineParents.com, a non-profit organization.

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