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July 29, 2017

WEBCAST: RAFAEL PERALTA (DDG 115) COMMISSIONING

Scheduled from Jul 29 2017 10:00 AM EDT to Jul 29 2017 2:30 PM EDT

The Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke class destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) to be commissioned at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado (NASNI) in San Diego, CA

Continue to live webcast on Jul 29, 2017:
https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/11829

July 21, 2017

Parris Island Final Drill

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colby Cooper/Released
Date Taken: 07.19.2017 | Date Posted: 07.21.2017 12:38

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Platoon 4027, Oscar Company, 4th Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, during a final drill evaluation at Peatross parade deck on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., July 19, 2017. The recruits are scored for final drill according to execution of movements, confidence, attention to detail, and discipline.

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Parris Island Final Drill

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colby Cooper/Released
Date Taken: 07.19.2017 | Date Posted: 07.21.2017 12:38

U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Platoon 4027, Oscar Company, 4th Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, during a final drill evaluation at Peatross parade deck on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., July 19, 2017. The recruits are scored for final drill according to execution of movements, confidence, attention to detail, and discipline.

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July 14, 2017

Marines, Sailor killed in KC-130T crash identified

Story by Maj. Andrew Aranda 
Date Taken: 07.13.2017 | Date Posted: 07.14.2017 08:13
Marine Forces Reserve

It is with great regret that the Marine Corps announces the names of those who perished in the KC-130T Hercules crash in Mississippi on July 10.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/news/241098/marines-sailor-killed-kc-130t-crash-identified

July 13, 2017

A New Lifetime GI Bill Is Likely To Become Law. Here’s How It Will Impact Vets

By Adam Weinstein on July 13, 2017

No more “Post-9/11,” no more “Montgomery” (for those who remember it, anyway): A bipartisan slate of senators and congressmen, assisted by major veterans service organizations and other vets advocacy groups, is set to unveil its plan for a “forever” GI Bill today. And in a topsy-turvy year where very little is happening in Congress policy-wise, a broad, permanent bill of rights for student veterans and their families has a pretty good chance of sailing through the government.

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>http://taskandpurpose.com/new-lifetime-gi-bill-likely-become-law-heres-whats/

July 11, 2017

Avengers assemble: Marine Corps, Air Force F-35s come together for ground-breaking exercise

Story by Sgt. Lillian Stephens 
Date Taken: 07.10.2017 | Date Posted 07.11.2017 04:48
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, began participating in Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 10.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/news/240698/avengers-assemble-marine-corps-air-force-f-35s-come-together-ground-breaking-exercise

July 10, 2017

America ARG, 15th MEU Begin Deployment, 1st for ‘Air-Centric’ Amphib

By: Gidget Fuentes
July 10, 2017 10:50 AM

NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nudged by several orange-and-tan tugs, amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) pushed away from Pier 13 and spun into San Diego Bay to start its first operational deployment Friday to the Western Pacific and Middle East regions.

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https://news.usni.org/2017/07/10/america-arg-15th-meu-begin-deployment-1st-air-centric-amphib

July 8, 2017

'Killed' in Vietnam and buried with comrades, this Marine returned from the dead

By MICHAEL E. RUANE | The Washington Post | Published: July 8, 2017

HALLETTSVILLE, Texas — Ronald Ridgeway was "killed" in Vietnam on Feb. 25, 1968.

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https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/killed-in-vietnam-and-buried-with-comrades-this-marine-returned-from-the-dead-1.477286#.WXO8zrpFw2a

The First Marine Group To Focus On Electronic Warfare Just Made History At Camp Pendleton

By Erika I. Ritchie, The Orange County Register on July 8, 2017

In the new age of 21st-century electronic warfare, law enforcement Marines will scour battlefields for the enemy’s cell phones and forensic intelligence, drones will help infantry Marines land ashore out of sight of the adversary, and radio operators will use frequencies to disrupt the enemy’s hacking abilities.

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http://taskandpurpose.com/electronic-warfare-marine-pendleton/