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September 30, 2016

Mosul, Iraq, native earns title Marine on Parris Island

Story by Lance Cpl. Aaron Bolser
Date Posted: 09.30.2016 16:16

As 600 more U.S. troops are headed to help retake Mosul, Iraq, from the Islamic State group, the Issa family knows all too well the dangers of the area.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/news/211054/mosul-iraq-native-earns-title-marine-parris-island

September 28, 2016

It’s Official: Marine Rifle Squads are Getting Drones

POSTED BY: HOPE HODGE SECK SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

QUANTICO, Virginia — By the end of 2017, the commandant of the Marine Corps wants every Marine grunt squad downrange to carry an unmanned aerial vehicle for reconnaissance and surveillance.

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http://www.defensetech.org/2016/09/28/its-official-marine-rifle-squads-are-getting-drones/?ESRC=deftech.sm&mobile=1

Golf Company Circuit Course

Photosby Lance Cpl. Anthony LeiteTaken: 09.27.2016 | Date Posted: 09.28.2016 16:54

Recruits from Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion during a circuit course at Marine Corps Recruits Depot San Diego, Sept. 27. Each station required recruits to put forth maximum effort in order to get the most out of each exercise. Golf Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 9.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2885752/golf-company-circuit-course

September 27, 2016

Ranch Reaches Out To Veterans

By Emily Thornton
Staff Writer Sep 27, 2016

When her husband was killed in action on Jan. 27, 2009, leaving Nicole Johnson with two children, she said she wanted to do something.

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http://www.gazettes.com/entertainment/ranch-reaches-out-to-veterans/article_fcee8238-8028-11e6-a51b-b352350da34e.html

The Marines' top general is on a mission to rebuild amid budget struggle, hazing scandal

By: Jeff Schogol, September 27, 2016 (Photo Credit: Cpl. William Hester/Marine Corps)

Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller is working to ready the Corps for tomorrow's wars while battling enduring challenges such as a struggling aviation fleet, the heavy suicide toll and a widening scandal at the Corps' hallowed training ground.

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https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/the-marines-top-general-is-on-a-mission-to-rebuild-amid-budget-struggle-hazing-scandal

September 26, 2016

War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD

Jon Hamilton
September 26, 2016·4:39 AM ET

There's growing evidence that a physical injury to the brain can make people susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder

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http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/26/495074707/war-studies-suggest-a-concussion-leaves-the-brain-vulnerable-to-ptsd?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

September 23, 2016

Gone but Never Forgotten

By Cpl. Gabrielle Quire | 10th Marine Regiment | September 23, 2016

Marine Aircraft Group 49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing held a memorial ceremony Sept. 18, 2016 at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana, to honor two fallen pilots from their unit.

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http://www.marforres.marines.mil/Marine-Reserve-News-Photos/Marine-Reserve-News/Article/954546/gone-but-never-forgotten/

September 22, 2016

Autonomous Tactical Drones May Soon Support Marines

POSTED BY: DAVID HAMBLING SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

U.S. Marines could soon get guardian angels: a squadron of small autonomous drones constantly overhead, providing full surveillance and instant airstrikes on demand. And it could happen sooner than you think.

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http://www.defensetech.org/2016/09/22/autonomous-tactical-drones-may-soon-back-ground-forces/?ESRC=deftech.sm&mobile=1

Autonomous Tactical Drones May Soon Support Marines

POSTED BY: DAVID HAMBLING SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

U.S. Marines could soon get guardian angels: a squadron of small autonomous drones constantly overhead, providing full surveillance and instant airstrikes on demand. And it could happen sooner than you think.

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http://www.defensetech.org/2016/09/22/autonomous-tactical-drones-may-soon-back-ground-forces/?ESRC=deftech.sm&mobile=1

September 20, 2016

Co. K - Receiving

Photosby Cpl. Angelica Annastas
Date Taken: 09.19.2016 | Date Posted: 09.20.2016 18:42

View recruitsvfrom Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 19. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 16.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2869640/co-k-receiving

Golf Company Pick Up

Photos by Lance Cpl. Anthony Leite
Date Taken: 09.16.2016 | Date Posted: 09.20.2016 18:01

Recruits from Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, undergo an initial gear inspection during pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 16. Golf Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 9.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2869506/golf-company-pick-up

September 17, 2016

Mortarmen refine targeting on FDM

Photos by U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released
Date Taken: 09.16.2016 | Date Posted: 09.17.2016 19:04

Mortarmen with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, during training on Farallon de Medinilla Range, Commonwealth Northern Mariana Islands, Sept. 16, 2016 as part of Valiant Shield 16. Valiant Shield 16 is a biennial field training exercise designed to develop the integration of joint U.S. forces. The training enables real-world proficiency of joint forces to detect, locate, track and engage units – at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace – to prepare for a range of possible military operations.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2859304/mortarmen-refine-targeting-fdm

September 14, 2016

Heartwarming Homecoming: Watch Marine Surprise Daughter After 7-Month Deployment

By Renee Schiavone (Patch Staff) - September 14, 2016 4:06 pm

BEAUMONT, CA – For Destiny, Tuesday started out like any other school assembly day at Tournament Hills Elementary School. But then the fourth-grader was lucky enough to be chosen to take part in a special "game" at the event.

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http://patch.com/california/oceanside-camppendleton/s/fvtoe/heartwarming-homecoming-watch-marine-surprise-daughter-after-7-month-deployment?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=community+corner&utm_campaign=autopost&utm_content=camppendleton-oceanside

September 13, 2016

Fox & Oscar Companies – Marksmanship Training – Aug. 8-12, 2016

Photos by Lance Cpl. Aaron Bolser
Date Taken: 08.10.2016 | Date Posted: 09.13.2016 09:43

Recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, fire during marksmanship training Aug. 10, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Oscar Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 16, 2016.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2850054/fox-oscar-companies-marksmanship-training-aug-8-12-2016

III Marine Expeditionary Force Band and Japan Ground Self Defense Force 15th Brigade Band

U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Brooke Deiters/Released
Date Taken: 09.10.2016 | Date Posted: 09.13.2016 05:14

U.S. Marines with the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band and 15th Brigade Band Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) host the 21st Annual Combined Band Concert at the Okinawa Civic Hall in Okinawa City, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 10, 2016. The III MEF Band and the 15th Band each preformed three songs and two combined songs conducted by U.S. Marine Corps CWO2 Andres Navarro and JGSDF 1st Lt. Ishimura.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2849490/iii-marine-expeditionary-force-band-and-japan-ground-self-defense-force-15th-brigade-band

September 8, 2016

Parris Island recruits start looking like Marines

Photos by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren
08.17.2016

Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, wait to be fitted for their Marine Corps uniforms Aug. 17, 2016. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 7, 2016.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2831225/parris-island-recruits-start-looking-like-marines

Parris Island recruits start looking like Marines

Photos by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren
08.17.2016

Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, wait to be fitted for their Marine Corps uniforms Aug. 17, 2016. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 7, 2016.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2831225/parris-island-recruits-start-looking-like-marines

September 7, 2016

Veterans, families help cap off Marine Week's opening day

Ray Howze, rhowze@tennessean.com 8:57 p.m. CDT September 7, 2016

Veteran Chad Armistead has been out of the service for almost 20 years.

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http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/davidson%20/2016/09/07/veterans-families-help-cap-off-marine-weeks-opening-day/89912422/

September 6, 2016

Navajo Code Talker Joe Kellwood is dead at 95

Dianna M. Náñez, The Republic | azcentral.com 7:58 p.m. MST September 6, 2016

Joe Hosteen Kellwood, a Navajo Code Talker from World War II, died Monday in Phoenix at the age of 95.

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http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2016/09/06/navajo-code-talker-joe-kellwood-dead-95-obituary/89936328/

September 5, 2016

Love On A Leash: Therapy Dogs Spread Love Throughout San Diego

Monday, September 5, 2016
By Kenny Goldberg

On a weekday afternoon at the Georgina Cole Library in Carlsbad, one of the biggest stars of Love on a Leash arrives in his SUV.

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http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/sep/05/therapy-dogs-bring-love-leash/