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August 30, 2016

Marines honor fallen corporal who kept fighting after IED blast

By: Charlsy Panzino, August 30, 2016

A new headquarters building at the Marine Corps' Advanced Infantry Training Battalion will honor a fallen noncommissioned officer who earned the Navy Cross during the battle that took his life.

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https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/marines-honor-fallen-corporal-who-kept-fighting-after-ied-blast

August 26, 2016

13th MEU Marines steam home 7 months better

08.26.2016
Story by Sgt. Paris Capers

A 120mm mortarman with the 13th MEU’s ground combat element, has been off the ship for every training evolution from Hawaii to Dubai to the United Arab Emirates. Despite a high work tempo, he has spent his time at sea teaching the mental, physical and character disciplines of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program to junior troops. Gilliard, a Philadelphia native, has dedicated more than 60 hours of instruction across multiple courses from entry-level sustainment to advanced techniques. For him, it’s more than just training. He’s molding Marines the same way he was brought up in the Corps.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/news/208266/13th-meu-marines-steam-home-7-months-better

August 22, 2016

Meet one of the female Marines who passed Infantry Training Battalion

By USMC Life | By Marine Corps Cpl. Alvin Pujols | August 22nd, 2016

A Marine walks up to a pullup bar. She takes a deep breath; leaps up and grabs hold … one, two, three, four. She cranks out pullup after pullup … 18, 19, 20 … and when she can’t do any more, she drops down and smoke seems to puff up from her Marine Corps-issued boots.

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http://usmclife.com/2016/08/meet-one-female-marines-passed-infantry-training-battalion/

August 20, 2016

Mike Company Pick-up Aug. 20, 2016

Date Taken: 08.20.2016
Date Posted: 08.24.2016 09:14
Video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren

Check out this video as drill instructors of Platoon 3092, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, introduce themselves to their recruits Aug. 20, 2016. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Nov. 10, 2016.

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>https://www.dvidshub.net/video/480347/mike-company-pick-up-aug-20-2016

August 18, 2016

VA provides service dog benefits to veterans with mental health disorders

Posted: 12:27 PM, August 18, 2016

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday that it is piloting a program that will provide service dog benefits for veterans with mobility issues associated with mental health disorders.

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http://www.news4jax.com/news/military/va-provides-service-dog-benefits-to-veterans-with-mental-health-disorders#

August 12, 2016

Warship to be named for fabled Marine John Basilone

By Hieu Tran Phan
The San Diego Union-Tribune (Tribune News Service)
Published: August 12, 2016

A legendary and much honored figure in Marine Corps history is slated to receive another tribute next week at Camp Pendleton.

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http://www.stripes.com/news/us/warship-to-be-named-for-fabled-marine-john-basilone-1.423614

August 9, 2016

Interview: CMC Neller Lays Out Path To Future U.S. Marine Corps

By: Megan Eckstein
August 9, 2016 4:17 AM • Updated: August 9, 2016 8:50 PM

THE PENTAGON – Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller said the service has a lot to be proud of today: amid flat funding levels, the Marines are building back readiness, deploying forces at as high a tempo as any time in recent memory, and replacing nearly all its types of aircraft and some ground vehicles with newer and more capable platforms.

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https://news.usni.org/2016/08/09/interview-cmc-neller-lays-out-path-to-future-u-s-marine-corps

Vitality for veterans: Sports camp challenges, changes them

By Jennifer McDermott | AP August 9, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Marine veteran Joyce Ralph sometimes stays at home in Massachusetts instead of going for a bike ride or doing other things she likes to do. She feels too anxious because of her post-traumatic stress disorder.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/vitality-for-veterans-sports-camp-challenges-changes-them/2016/08/09/ca1cc5f0-5df4-11e6-84c1-6d27287896b5_story.html