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June 17, 2018

New Marine Corps Leave Policy May Offer Tough Choice to Parents

Military.com 17 Jun 2018 By Hope Hodge Seck

A new Marine Corps family leave policy rolled out at the behest of Congress last week offers parents more flexibility in how they take leave after the birth or adoption of a child. It may also, however, leave some with difficult choices regarding which parent takes the bulk of allowed leave.

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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/06/17/new-marine-corps-leave-policy-may-offer-tough-choice-parents.html

June 9, 2018

Marines Engaged in Direct Gunfights with ISIS in Syria, Commander Says

9 Jun 2018
Military.com | By Matthew Cox

U.S. Marines, attached to special operations forces in Syria, often found themselves in direct-fire gunfights with Islamic State fighters earlier this year, according to the commander of the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response for Central Command.

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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/06/09/marines-engaged-direct-gunfights-isis-syria-commander-says.html/amp

June 8, 2018

Platinum Ren 2018

Date Taken: 06.04.2018 | Date Posted: 06.08.2018 15:51

U.S. Marines with 1st Platoon, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and Norwegian Coastal Ranger Commandos (KJK) conduct a reconnaissance and surveillance patrol during Exercise Platinum Ren at Sorreisa, Norway, May 21, 2018. The exercise is a theater security cooperation training evolution with KJKs held to sustain mission essential tasks in a harsh operating environment and strengthen coalition partnerships.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/video/604822/platinum-ren-2018

June 2, 2018

Documentary looks to tell the remarkable story of Marine special operator James Capers Jr.

By COREY DICKSTEIN | STARS AND STRIPES
Published: June 2, 2018

WASHINGTON — No matter what hell was enveloping James Capers Jr. and his Force Reconnaissance Marines, when it was time to escape a melee he was the last man on the ground — sometimes holding off enemy attackers alone before boarding a helicopter to safety.

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https://www.stripes.com/news/documentary-looks-to-tell-the-remarkable-story-of-marine-special-operator-james-capers-jr-1.530814