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June 27, 2016

Marine pursues a life of physical fitness for himself and others

Story by Sgt. Jessica Quezada
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni
Date Posted: 06.27.2016 03:39

This statement resonates profoundly to one U.S. Marine who made the decision at a young age to pursue a life of physical fitness not only for the benefit of himself but for others as well.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/news/202511/marine-pursues-life-physical-fitness-himself-and-others

Springfield, Missouri July 4th shout out

Video by Cpl. Jessica Collins
06.27.2016


A handline operator with Crash, Fire Rescue on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, wishes his family and friends in Springfield, Missouri a happy Fourth of July and has a message for the St. Louis Cardinals.

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DoD Observes National PTSD Awareness Day

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2015 — Today’s National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day observance reflects how PTSD became known as an “invisible wound of war” during more than a decade of combat, a Defense Health Agency official said.

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http://www.defense.gov/News-Article-View/Article/604911/dod-observes-national-ptsd-awareness-day?platform=hootsuite

June 26, 2016

Marines dive with great whites

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr./Released)
06.26.2016
Marine Rotational Force Darwin
PORT LINCOLN, SA, AUSTRALIA

Great white sharks and dolphins, South Australia, Australia, June 26, 2016. U.S. Marines and sailors with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin enjoyed a rare opportunity to dive with sharks before Exercise Hamel begins.

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June 24, 2016

This aging amphib will soon take on ISIS. Here's how sailors and Marines got it ready for the fight

Lance M. Bacon, Marine Corps Times 10:01 p.m. EDT June 24, 2016

ABOARD THE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP WASP — The Islamic State group is about to feel the sting of this 27-year-old gator as it heads out on its first major deployment in more than a decade.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/06/24/navys-sending-aging-amphib-take-isis-heres-how-sailors-and-marines-got-ready-fight/86289876/

June 20, 2016

Father and Son Serve Together

by Sgt Sara Graham
Date Posted: 06.20.2016 18:06

Most Marines, whether serving on active duty or in the reserves, don’t have as many opportunities to celebrate holidays with their families due to service commitments. It is normal and expected to miss out on holidays spent with loved ones including this Father’s Day, June 19, 2016. Despite this, there are two Marines at Integrated Training Exercise 4-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, that have the unique opportunity to celebrate the holiday together this year.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/news/201842/father-and-son-serve-together?platform=hootsuite

June 19, 2016

Commandant to Marines: "We Cannot Fail”

Photo by Staff Sgt. Lynn Kinney, UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
06.19.2016
5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade

U.S. Marine General Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sergeant Major Ronald L. Green, sergeant major of the Marine Corps, visited Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response- Central Command and answered questions about the unit’s importance in the region. The VIPs visited recently upgraded facilities and met with leaders from various elements throughout the unit as a part of their tour of units supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Southwest Asia, June 19, 2016.

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June 16, 2016

The single military father: A balance of nobility

Story by Cpl. Thomas Mudd
Posted 06.16.2016

When Gunnery Sgt. Ira first enlisted in the Marine Corps he never imagined he would become a father. As he quickly rose through the ranks, his focus was on being an exemplary Marine and having children wasn’t ever in the cards. Everything changed at 4:01 a.m. the day before Halloween, when his son, Jessen, was born and he held him for the first time. Military careers change, as do family dynamics, but in the years to come, he would learn to master the craft of balancing the responsibilities of a Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and those of a single father.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/news/201420/single-military-father-balance-nobility

June 8, 2016

Taking veterans from ‘a dark place’ to a sunny DeSoto farm

By KAREL HOLLOWAY
Special Contributor

Published: 08 June 2016 01:57 PM | Updated: 09 June 2016 04:23 PM

James Jeffers and Jason Corbin are in the kitchen chopping fresh kale from a DeSoto garden. There are huge piles of it, and they talk while their knives do the work.

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http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/home-and-gardening/headlines/20160608-taking-veterans-from-a-dark-place-to-a-sunny-desoto-farm.ece

June 7, 2016

Happy to be home: VMA-214 “Black Sheep,” MALS-13 “Black Widows” service members return to MCAS Yuma

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens/Released
06.07.2016

Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214 “Black Sheep” returns aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., June 7. returned from a seven-month deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and supported missions in the Pacific theater.

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Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans: Veteran Career Fairs Don't Work

by Peter A. Gudmundsson
June 2016

As CEO of one of the nation's leading producers of veteran career fairs, I have heard from some veteran candidates that their transition classes discouraged them from attending events. This is classic bad advice that I will put to rest in this article.

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http://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/job-hunting/lies-they-tell-transitioning-veterans-vet-career-fairs-dont-work.html?ESRC=miljobs.sm

June 3, 2016

New Marines graduate recruit training on Parris Island

Photo by Cpl. Vanessa Austin
Date Posted: 06.03.2016 10:08

Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, graduated boot camp June 3, 2016.

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New Marines graduate recruit training on Parris Island

Photo by Cpl. Vanessa Austin
Date Posted: 06.03.2016 09:53

Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, graduated boot camp June 3, 2016.

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June 2, 2016

Naturalization Ceremony – June 2, 2016

Photo by Cpl. Vanessa Austin
Date Posted: 06.02.2016 15:34

Some new Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, earned U.S. citizenship June 2, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Before earning citizenship, applicants needed to demonstrate knowledge of the English language and American government, show good moral character and take the Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. Constitution.

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Naturalization Ceremony – June 2, 2016

Photo by Cpl. Vanessa Austin
Date Posted: 06.02.2016 15:26

Some new Marines from Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, earned U.S. citizenship June 2, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Before earning citizenship, applicants needed to demonstrate knowledge of the English language and American government, show good moral character and take the Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. Constitution.

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June 1, 2016

New Marine starts and finishes with Fox Company

Date Taken: 05.31.2016 | Date Posted: 06.01.2016 17:04

Sustaining an injury while training is one of the last things recruits want to deal with during their experience. They try their best to prevent any injuries, but sometimes accidents happen. After waiting for almost a year to become a Marine, Private First Class Mauricio, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, finally graduates recruit training.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/news/199696/new-marine-starts-and-finishes-with-fox-company#.V1Dm1Gz5MQ4

The Incredible Bond Between A Group Of Combat Vets And Wild Wolves

By JAMES CLARK on June 1, 2016

The bond between a group of combat veterans and wild wolves, both suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, is the focus of an upcoming documentary called “The War In Between.

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http://taskandpurpose.com/incredible-bond-group-combat-vets-wild-wolves/