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February 8, 2014

Marines unite old, new Corps

Battle colors ceremony honored 73rd birthday of 1st Marine Division

By Gretel C. Kovach
8:41 a.m. Feb. 8, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON — Old Corps and new Corps. Uniformed members of the 1st Marine Division and veterans of its fiercest battles. Together they marched, one pair after another, toward the flag to rededicate the battle colors.

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February 5, 2014

Intrepid cooks try working magic with military rations

By J. Freedom du Lac
Article posted: 2/5/2014 2:03 PM

WASHINGTON — Amateur chef John Crist reached into the box and blindly pulled out his secret ingredients — two Department of Defense field rations, otherwise known as "Meals, Ready-to-Eat," or MREs.

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December 25, 2013

Kellie Pickler serenades the troops in Afghanistan

By Kevin Sieff, Published: December 25

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — It was Christmas in southern Afghanistan, and the country music star walked past the blast barriers to the makeshift stage. She wore camouflage leggings and rhinestone boots. Her audience eased closer, rifles slung across their chests.

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December 7, 2012

Pearl Harbor remembered on 71st anniversary

By Audrey McAvoy - The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Dec 7, 2012 7:22:00 EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — More than 2,000 people are gathering at Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II.

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November 9, 2012

Pentagon Ceremony Marks Marine Corps’ 237th Birthday

By Amaani Lyle | Headquarters Marine Corps | November 09, 2012

WASHINGTON --

As the U.S. Marine Corps approaches its 237th birthday Nov. 10, military officials gathered at the Pentagon today to enjoy a slice of both the service’s storied history and its ceremonial cake.

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November 5, 2012

Marines past and present celebrate birthday

Cake ceremony at VA San Diego brings recruit depot, vets together

Written by
Gretel C. Kovach
5:48 p.m., Nov. 5, 2012

Brig. Gen. Daniel Yoo used a sword to cut the birthday cake frosted with an eagle, globe and anchor, commemorating 237 years since the founding of the Marine Corps on Nov. 10, 1775.

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October 28, 2012

Army specialist wins Marine Corps Marathon

By Kelly Gustafson - The Medill News Service
Posted : Sunday Oct 28, 2012 15:56:30 EDT

WASHINGTON — Although forecasters were predicting a wet and windy 26 miles for runners in the 37th Marine Corps Marathon, Hurricane Sandy held out, at least in terms of rain, for this year’s race.

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Marine Corps host 37th annual Marine Corps Marathon

By Sgt. Kuande L. Hall | Headquarters Marine Corps | October 28, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. --
Not even the threat of a hurricane could prevent the running of the 37th Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 28. As the District of Columbia braced for the winds and rain of Hurricane Sandy, 23,864 runners and thousands of spectators filled the streets of the nation’s capital for the historic 26.2-mile endurance challenge.

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September 11, 2012

September 11 remembered, service members pay respect 11 years later

Story by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo | Regional Command Southwest | Date: 09.11.2012

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Service members from different branches and different countries gathered together on Camp Leatherneck by the flag pole. The low sun cast long shadows across the somber faces as the attendants came to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

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USS New York holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony

September 11, 2012, 12:34 p.m. ET
Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. — Sailors and Marines aboard a warship forged with 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center held a remembrance ceremony Tuesday for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, pledging on the ship's maiden deployment to do everything in their power to prevent another tragedy from happening.

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June 27, 2012

Montfort Point Marines recognized at last

The nation’s first black Marines, who trained in a segregated camp at Montfort Point, N.C., were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal

By Todd Spangler - Detroit Free Press
Posted : Wednesday Jun 27, 2012 18:14:05 EDT

The ravages of age — the failing eyesight, the shuffling gaits, the graying hair — couldn’t hide the valor and pride, not to mention the surprise, of the nation’s first black Marines, at long last receiving their just due from Congress.

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March 30, 2012

Kids explore military life at MCAS' 2012 Children's Expo

Story by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison | Marine Corps Air Station Yuma | Date: 03.29.2012

YUMA, Ariz. - MCAS Yuma opened up its flight line to special needs youth for them to get a taste of the annual Yuma Air Show during the Children's Expo, March 16.

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March 26, 2012

WWR names 2012 All-Marine Warrior Games team

3/26/2012 By Capt. Jill L. Wolf , Wounded Warrior Regiment

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — The United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment announced today the final roster of 50 Marines and Marine veterans who will serve on the 2012 All-Marine Warrior Games team.

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March 17, 2012

U.S. Marines Win Irish Sprint 10K

Marine Corps Public Affairs
Posted : Saturday Mar 17, 2012 16:30:26 EDT

QUANTICO, VA - With the swiftness of leprechauns and dressed in vibrant hues of green, 1,693 runners dashed to the finish in today's Irish Sprint 10K, a festive but challenging 6.2 miles through Prince William Forest Park in Prince William County, VA. U.S. Marines placed first among the men and women running the event with Marine Maj. Jason Kut, 34, finishing in 37:16 and Marine Capt. Erin Demchko, 33, finishing in 41:43.

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March 14, 2012

Veterans return to sacred ground

Story by Cpl. Justin Wheeler | III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific | Date: 03.14.2012

IWO TO, Japan — Iwo Jima veterans were honored in front of the 5th Marine Division Memorial during the 67th Iwo Jima Reunion of Honor ceremony here, March 14.

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67th Commemoration of the Battle of Iwo Jima

Courtesy Story | III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific | Date: 03.14.2012

IWO TO, Japan – The Government of Japan and the U.S. Marine Corps conducted a Reunion of Honor ceremony to commemorate the Battle of Iwo Jima March 14. The event took place on Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima, and included U.S. and Japanese veterans and their families, dignitaries and leaders from both nations, distinguished guests and Marines and sailors from III Marine Expeditionary Force.

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February 29, 2012

Theme for troops at Iraq war dinner: ‘Humbled’

By Gina Harkins - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Feb 29, 2012 20:45:45 EST

Getting a phone call that you have a dinner scheduled with the president in the White House’s East Room might sound like a prank — and that’s what many Iraq war veterans thought when they got that call.

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December 9, 2011

MCB Hawaii commemorates 70th anniversary of Dec. 7 attacks

Story by Kristen Wong | Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay | Date: 12.09.2011

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii - On the morning of Dec. 7, the flag was flown at half-mast as Marine Corps Base Hawaii held its annual Kaneohe Klipper Memorial Ceremony, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the “day that will live in infamy.”

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November 15, 2011

Tim McGraw draws thousands to Pendleton

Story by Lance Cpl. Michelle Mattei | Camp Pendleton Public Affairs | Date: 11.15.2011

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- More than 27,000 attendees gathered at Camp Pendleton’s Paige Fieldhouse to attend Time McGraw’s Tour for the Troops free concert, Nov. 13.

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November 13, 2011

Justin Timberlake Parties at the Marine Corps Ball

By Susan Keating
Update Sunday November 13, 2011 09:00 PM EST Originally posted Sunday November 13, 2011 01:10 PM EST

This summer, Justin Timberlake accepted a servicewoman's invitation to attend the Instructor Battalion Marine Corps Ball, and Saturday he made good on that promise.

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November 11, 2011

Veterans Day: What you need to know

Rene Lynch
November 11, 2011

Veterans Day is one of 10 federally recognized holidays. But if you stopped the proverbial man on the street and asked him to name all the federal holidays, it's likely he'd tick off Christmas and New Year's and the Fourth of July and a few others before he got around to Veterans Day.

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Marines join UK partners for Remembrance Day ceremony

Story by Cpl. Meredith Brown | Regional Command Southwest | Date: 11.11.2011

CAMP BASTION, Helmand province, Afghanistan – At the 11th hour on Nov. 11, 1918, the armistice was signed between the allied forces and Germany to end World War I. Today, the 11th of November serves as a national holiday in many of the allied countries throughout the world.

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November 9, 2011

Veterans Day more than just a day off work

Story by Lance Cpl. John Suleski | Marine Corps Air Station New River | Date: 11.09.2011

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. – With two wars and numerous operations throughout the past decade, Marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen can find pride in their service. Nov. 11 is a day Americans can honor military veterans of all branches of service and celebrate what they have done to help keep this country safe.

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November 8, 2011

Commandant cuts Marine Corps birthday cake

11/8/2011 By Lance Cpl. Chelsea Flowers , Headquarters Marine Corps
WASHINGTON — Before the United States was born, there was a Marine Corps. For the last 236 years Marines have fought tirelessly to preserve the freedom of the United States and the traditions of the Corps.

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Marines prepare for celebrity ball dates

By Dan Lamothe - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Nov 8, 2011 5:32:00 EST

STERLING, Va. — In front of 300 screaming fans here, Cpl. Kelsey De Santis went to work.

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October 30, 2011

Army reservist tops at Marine Corps Marathon

By Alexandra Schwappach - Medill News Service
Posted : Sunday Oct 30, 2011 17:06:50 EDT

Army Reserve 1st Lt. Charles Ware breezed past the field Sunday at the Marine Corps Marathon, but he never was certain he’d win.

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October 27, 2011

Donations for 'Hope for Homeless Veterans' drive

By: Lynne Valencia, Community Relations Director, KUSA-TV
October 27, 2011

DENVER - Hundreds of 9NEWS' viewers showed up Thursday morning with winter clothing, sleeping bags and cash to help homeless veterans in Colorado.Anchor Gregg Moss will hosted Hope for Homeless Veterans at 9NEWS for the second annual event.

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October 8, 2011

Bush hosting Warrior Open for injured troops

Events for wounded warriors draws former president back into spotlight

By Jamie Stengle - The Associated Press
Posted : Saturday Oct 8, 2011 14:17:00 EDT

DALLAS — George W. Bush says that after eight years in the White House, he’s happy to be back home in Texas and out of the spotlight.

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October 1, 2011

Civilians connect with troops at Miramar Air Show

By MORGAN COOK mcook@nctimes.com | Posted: Saturday, October 1, 2011 9:00 pm

A crowd roughly equivalent to the population of Oceanside gathered Saturday to witness astonishing displays of speed and winged power as the nation's biggest and best air show saluted the 100th anniversary of Marine aviation.

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September 16, 2011

For Meyer, MoH a silver lining after grief

By Dan Lamothe - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Sep 16, 2011 11:46:19 EDT

Glistening with sweat, decked out in his dress blues, Dakota Meyer looked uncomfortable early in the ceremony at which he received the Medal of Honor.

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September 15, 2011

Marine is awarded rare Medal of Honor at White House

Cpl. Dakota L. Meyer of Kentucky defied orders and braved enemy fire in Afghanistan to save his comrades.

By David S. Cloud and Alexa Vaughn, Washington Bureau

September 15, 2011, 6:26 p.m.
Reporting from Washington—
The desperate call crackled over the radio in predawn darkness: A small team of American and Afghan troops was pinned down in a remote village under withering fire from three sides. A young lieutenant was begging for artillery or air support. Without it, he yelled, "we are going to die out here."

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Obama awards Medal of Honor to young US Marine

By JULIE PACE
Associated Press
Sep 15, 3:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the nation's highest military honor on Dakota Meyer, a young and humble Marine who defied orders and barreled straight into a ferocious "killing zone" in Afghanistan to save 36 lives at extraordinary risk to himself.

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September 11, 2011

Demands of war take toll on troops, families

By Tony Perry
Los Angeles Times
Published: September 11, 2011

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Lucas Wallek was toiling at the family farm in Alice, Texas, when he decided to enlist in the Marine Corps, partly out of patriotism, partly from a desire to leave the familiar terrain of sagebrush and oil fields.

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In Afghanistan, tie between 9/11 and the war often gets lost

Nearly half of Afghans are too young to have firsthand recollection of that day, or the invasion that followed. Among older people there is a sense the conflict has moved beyond its original impetus.

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times

September 11, 2011
Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan—

In the country where the Sept. 11 plot was hatched and its Al Qaeda masterminds found shelter, public knowledge of the link between the devastating events of a decade ago and today's war has grown hazy.

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September 10, 2011

Marines in Afghanistan remember 9/11

Ceremony to be broadcast live Sunday, 5:30 a.m. Pacific

Written by
Gretel C. Kovach
4:04 p.m., Sept. 10, 2011

As Americans observe the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks Sunday, their ceremonies and private moments will hold special resonance in a handful of places. In New York City and Washington D.C. where the terrorists killed almost 3,000 people, and in Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda acolytes plotted in the refuge of their Taliban hosts.

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September 3, 2011

For parents and kids alike, 9/11 left its imprints

Associated Press | Posted: Saturday, September 3, 2011 10:49 am

David Rand cheerfully acknowledges he's an overprotective father. An ex-Marine who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, he's also a single dad to 5-year-old Emma.

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August 25, 2011

Bridge Dedication in Honor of Marine Corporal Jason Dunham

6:12 AM, Aug 25, 2011
Written by
Heather Ly

AMITY, NY - The Scio native who gave his life in order to save two of his fellow Marines will receive another posthumous honor later today.

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June 26, 2011

Marines bid farewell to St. Louis

6/26/2011 By Lance Cpl. Jacob D. Osborne , Headquarters Marine Corps

— Marines and St. Louisans gathered at the War Memorial June 26, for the closing ceremony of Marine Week St. Louis 2011

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May 27, 2011

Marines celebrate centennial of aviation

100 years of MAGTF history began in 1912

By Gretel C. Kovach
Originally published 2:50 p.m., May 27, 2011, updated 4:14 p.m., May 27, 2011

The theme for this year’s air show at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station salutes the 100 year-history of Naval aviation. Marine aviators may belong to the Navy Department, but they have their own heritage to celebrate, beginning with Alfred A. Cunningham’s first flight in 1912.

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May 22, 2011

Still in the fight: All-Marine team closing in on Warrior Games success

5/22/2011 By By Sgt. Michael S. Cifuentes , Headquarters Marine Corps

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Marines continue to dominate the competition at the 2011 Warrior Games, and the gold medals continue stacking.

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May 19, 2011

Entire Marine shooting team advances to Warrior Games final round

Story by Aquita Brown | Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment | Date: 05.19.2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The All-Marine shooting team consists of 18 athletes who competed in the 2011 Warrior Games preliminary rounds. The Marines went head to head with athletes from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Special Operations Command. Victorious in their pursuit, the Marines advanced all 18 of their athletes to the final round that will be held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 19.

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May 18, 2011

Amos, Kent surprise Wounded Warrior Regiment at Warrior Games

Story by Lance Cpl. Kayla Hermann | Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment | Date: 05.18.2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, his wife Bonnie, and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Carlton W. Kent, surprised Marines during an intense sitting volleyball match between the Marines and Air Force, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 18.

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Marine team dominates track and field competition at 2011 Warrior Games

Story by Sgt. Heidi Agostini | Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment | Date: 05.18.2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - By the end of the track and field meet, fans were not surprised to hear the Marines’ Hymn play during medal presentations at the 2011 Warrior Games, May 17, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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May 17, 2011

2011 Warrior Games commence with opening ceremony

Story by Sgt. Heidi Agostini | Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment | Date: 05.17.2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Paralympics and Department of Defense held its opening ceremony today for the 2011 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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January 13, 2011

Extreme students lend a hand

Special scholars from Bluffton High School give back as part of Beaufort home makeover.

Posted: January 13, 2011 - 7:28pm

The production lines preparing 800 care packages for U.S. Marines in Afghanistan were well under way in the heated special activities tent when four special education students from Bluffton High School arrived to lend a hand under the auspices of ABC's popular reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

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December 30, 2010

Cherry Point wins best Blue Angel Air Show of the Year award

12/30/2010 By Cpl. Daniel A. Negrete, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT N.C. — The 2010 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show was the first military installation to receive the Blue Angel Air Show of the Year award for 2010 at the International Council of Air Shows annual convention Dec. 7 in Las Vegas.

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December 25, 2010

Christmas cheer flows through Camp Leatherneck

Story by Lance Cpl. Jeremy Fasci | Regional Command Southwest | Date: 12.25.2010

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — Singers from the Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps sang Christmas carols for recovering service members and those eating their Christmas meal at the dining facilities at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Dec. 25.

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’Twas a Night in December

By Jian DeLeon, Ian Graham and Navy Lt. Jennifer Cragg
Emerging Media, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 – Servicemembers stationed from Antarctica to Afghanistan lent their talents and time to craft a video for a poem titled “’Twas a Night in December,” based on Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” but rewritten with a military twist.

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December 16, 2010

Event Pays Tribute to ‘The Chosin Few’

By Elaine Wilson
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 – Fang Woo walked into a room, walls adorned with Navy history memorabilia, and made a beeline for a young Marine reservist across the room.

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December 14, 2010

Pressing on with purpose: Marine firefighters hike Honolulu Marathon for second year, raise money for wounded warriors

Story by Lance Cpl. Reece Lodder | Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay | Date: 12.14.2010

HONOLULU — Under the auburn glow of Honolulu streetlights, eight Marines in boots and camouflage trousers donned packs chock-full of fluids, food and 65 pounds of gear, yet still swiftly moved to the Honolulu Marathon’s starting line.

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December 13, 2010

Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend of Running Events to Open for Registration on Dec. 15

12/13/2010

The Marine Corps Historic Half marathon, one of the largest half marathons in Virginia, will open online registration beginning at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at www.marinemarathon.com. Since 2008, the Historic Half marathon held in the scenic colonial city of Fredericksburg has increased in popularity and participation to an anticipated 8,000 runners in 2011. The May 15 event is organized by the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and U.S. Marines.

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December 10, 2010

Remembering Dec. 7 at site of first attacks

Story by Kristen Wong | Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay | Date: 12.10.2010

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii - With a clear sky and a bright morning sun, the base remembered its eighteen sailors and two civilian contractors lost on “the date which will live in infamy,” in front of the Kaneohe Klipper Monument, Dec. 7.

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December 1, 2010

First Lady Welcomes Marine Families to White House

By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 – First Lady Michelle Obama today welcomed Marine Corps families to the White House for an event that highlighted the Toys for Tots charity and allowed military children to make holiday crafts with the first lady.

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November 30, 2010

Navy medics get pep talk from Medal of Honor recipient

By Corinne Reilly
The Virginian-Pilot
© November 30, 2010

PORTSMOUTH

The ambush happened on a wet afternoon in May 1968 in Vietnam's Quang Tri province. Navy medic Don Ballard was 22, one of the oldest in his company of Marines.

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November 13, 2010

U.S.S. Jason Dunham Joins Fleet

Patrick Moussignac
November 13, 2010

PORT EVERGLADES, FL- The massive warship named after local fallen Marine Corp. Jason Dunham was officially commissioned and put into service Saturday.

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Ship named for fallen Marine ready to set sail

BY LAURA FIGUEROA
lfigueroa@MiamiHerald.com
Posted on Saturday, 11.13.10

Deb Dunham lost a son, but along the way she gained a second family -- 300 men and women who carry on her son's legacy.

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Crowds gather to launch new warship at Port Everglades

BY LAURA FIGUEROA
LFigueroa@MiamiHerald.com
Posted on Saturday, 11.13.10

Sailors, their families and just plain South Floridians streamed into Port Everglades Saturday morning for a celebration of a Marine's sacrifice.

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Marine pounds pavement for fellow veterans

By MARK I. JOHNSON, Staff Writer
mark.johnson@news-jrnl.com
November 13, 2010 12:05 AM

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- When Bill Rotella lined up behind the starting line of the Marine Corps Marathon, he had two goals in mind -- beat diabetes and help fellow U.S. Marines who had been wounded in combat.

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USS Jason Dunham Commissioning Ceremony, Part 1

Courtesy Video | Defense Media Activity | Date: 11.13.2010

B-roll of the commissioning of the USS Jason Dunham at Port Everglades, Fla. Scenes include speeches, the Navy band and the display of colors. Part 1 of 9

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USS Jason Dunham Commissioning Ceremony, Part 2

Courtesy Video | Defense Media Activity | Date: 11.13.2010

B-roll of the commissioning of the USS Jason Dunham at Port Everglades, Fla. Scenes include speeches and crowd shots

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USS Jason Dunham Commissioning Ceremony, Part 3

Courtesy Video | Defense Media Activity | Date: 11.13.2010

B-roll of the commissioning of the USS Jason Dunham at Port Everglades, Fla. Scenes include speeches and crowd shots. Part 3 of 9.

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USS Jason Dunham Commissioning Ceremony, Part 4

Courtesy Video | Defense Media Activity | Date: 11.13.2010

B-roll of the commissioning of the USS Jason Dunham at Port Everglades, Fla. Scenes include speeches and crowd shots.

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USS Jason Dunham Commissioning Ceremony, Part 5

Courtesy Video | Defense Media Activity | Date: 11.13.2010

B-roll of the commissioning of the USS Jason Dunham at Port Everglades, Fla. Scenes include speeches and crowd shots

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USS Jason Dunham Commissioning Ceremony, Part 6

Courtesy Video | Defense Media Activity | Date: 11.13.2010

B-roll of the commissioning of the USS Jason Dunham at Port Everglades, Fla. Scenes include speeches and crowd shots. Part 6 of 9.

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USS Jason Dunham Commissioning Ceremony, Part 7

Courtesy Video | Defense Media Activity | Date: 11.13.2010

B-roll of the commissioning of the USS Jason Dunham at Port Everglades, Fla. Scenes include speeches, crowd shots and the Navy band. Part 7 of 9

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USS Jason Dunham Commissioning Ceremony, Part 8

Courtesy Video | Defense Media Activity | Date: 11.13.2010

B-roll of the commissioning of the USS Jason Dunham at Port Everglades, Fla. Scenes include speeches and crowd shots as well as various views of the Sailors on their ship. Part 8 of 9.

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USS Jason Dunham Commissioning Ceremony, Part 9

Courtesy Video | Defense Media Activity | Date: 11.13.2010

B-roll of the commissioning of the USS Jason Dunham at Port Everglades, Fla. Scenes include speeches, crowd shots and various views of the Sailors on the ship as well as the official announcement of the commissioning of the ship.

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November 12, 2010

Commissioning Slated for USS Jason Dunham

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2010 – Final preparations are under way in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the commissioning tomorrow of the Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, to be named honoring Marine Corps Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for heroism in Iraq.

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November 11, 2010

Marine Week 2011 Coming to St. Louis

Third Annual Event Celebrates Country and Corps June 20-26

11/11/2010, Headquarters Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps will partner with the City of St. Louis to bring Marine Week to the Gateway City, June 20-26, 2011. The week-long celebration will showcase the unique characteristics of America's Corps through more than two dozen events where attendees can watch combat demonstrations; climb aboard aircraft and ground equipment, to include helicopters, the V-22 Osprey and amphibious vehicles; and participate in community service projects alongside Marines.

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October 21, 2010

Honor Corps history Savannah style

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Story by Cpl. Christopher Zahn
Date 10.21.2010

BEAUFORT, S.C. - Every year Marines gather to celebrate the birth of their Corps in many ways. Whether it’s a piece of pound cake from a Meal, Ready to Eat with a match for a candle or the extravagant celebration of a formal Marine Corps Ball, Nov. 10, is always recognized.

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October 13, 2010

'Happy Birthday, Navy,' from Leatherneck

1st Marine Logistics Group Public Affairs
Story by Cpl. Shannon McMillan
Date 10.13.2010

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – In honor of the United States Navy’s 235th birthday, more than two hundred service members from Regional Command – Southwest gathered to celebrate the rich Navy history during a ceremony held on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Oct. 13.

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October 10, 2010

Eddie’s new ride: Wounded Marine from Ellenville will use hand-operated, wheelchair-like cycle in marathon

Published: Sunday, October 10, 2010
By PAULA ANN MITCHELL
Freeman staff

ABOUT 70 friends and relatives gathered Friday afternoon at the Orange County Choppers headquarters in Newburgh as a modified and customized hand cycle designed for former Marine Sgt. Eddie Ryan was unveiled.

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September 24, 2010

Pendleton celebrates 68th anniversary with honors

9/24/2010 By Lance Cpl. Michelle S. Mattei , Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — As the sun set over Camp Pendleton’s horizon, service members, family and distinguished guests gathered for an evening colors ceremony at the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch House, Sept. 23.

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September 15, 2010

Historic landing reunites past with present

9/15/2010 By Lance Cpl. Tyler C. Vernaza , 31st MEU

INCHEON, Republic of Korea — Family, friends and service members from around the world gathered in one place today to honor the alliance of the Republic of Korea, Australia, and the United States, and to remember those who gave everything defending freedom.

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September 8, 2010

Coweta lawmen to head to Afghanistan

By Elizabeth Richardson
Published Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The Times-Herald

Coweta County will commemorate the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by honoring public safety members who have served or now serve in the armed forces.

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September 6, 2010

Women Marines honor their own

Chris Gallegos Matt Flener
September 6, 2010

DENVER - Sunday evening, nearly 400 women from around the country gathered for a memorial service to recognize fellow female Marines who lost their lives within the past two years.

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August 19, 2010

“Master Chef” visits base, feeds hungry Marines

8/19/2010 By Sgt. James M. Mercure , Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — For 12 amateur cooks vying to be the first American Master Chef, the only thing more intimidating than Chef Gordon Ramsay breathing down their necks while they prepared a meal was staring at 400 hungry Marines and their families.

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July 20, 2010

Author submits idea to Pepsi Refresh Project to send children’s book across the Corps

ARLINGTON, Va. — The author of a children’s book about Marines is competing for funding to send his book to thousands of children who have deployed parents.

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July 1, 2010

Superintendent experiences military first-hand

MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. — After decades of imagining what life would have been like if he had followed his first instinct to join the military, one local educator was finally given the experience of a lifetime that he longed for.

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June 5, 2010

Honoring the heroes of Belleau Wood fight

Marine and Stafford resident Harry Clark was among the 'Devil Dogs' who fought in an iconic battle with the Germans in June 1918

The date June 6 is usually remembered for the start of the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944.

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June 1, 2010

Fleet Week Service Members Gather for Memorial Day Ceremony

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - Every Memorial Day, citizens and veterans from New York City gather at the Soldier's and Sailor's monument in Manhattan, N.Y., for the annual Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial Day Observation.

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May 29, 2010

Marine Day Comes to Times Square

The Marines of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force New York displayed Marine Corps vehicles, weapons and tactics for passersby during Marine Day at Times Square May 28.

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May 26, 2010

As Fleet Week Begins, A Shipload of Work for Navy, Marines and Coast Guard

Amid the R&R festivities of New York’s Fleet Week, there’s a shipload of work for visiting service members.

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May 14, 2010

Army Chief Presents Medals at Warrior Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. made a surprise visit to the inaugural Warrior Games here, May 13, capping a pivotal night in medal game play.

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Inaugural Warrior Games Set to Wrap Up

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The inaugural Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center here will draw to a close this evening, leaving in their wake a few hundred happy, but very tired troops, family members and volunteers.

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May 13, 2010

Marines Earn Gold, Silver in Warrior Games Archery

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – When retired Marine Corps 1st Sgt. John Fuller was asked how he thought the inaugural Warrior Games archery competition would turn out, his answer was complicated, yet simple. And it was right.

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Husband, Wife Coach Marine Shooting Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2010 – The Marine Corps teams competing at the inaugural Warrior Games here have a wealth of coaching knowledge available to their athletes.

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Warrior Games give injured vets kinship, strength

An Afghan insurgent's homemade bomb shattered Marc Esposito's lower legs, broke his back and knocked him cold for four days. But the Air Force staff sergeant says the worst part was being torn from his Special Operations teammates who stayed in the field after he was evacuated.

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May 12, 2010

Marines Dominate in Early Competition at Warrior Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 12, 2010 – The Marine Corps team is on top after yesterday’s first day of competition at the inaugural Warrior Games here, sweeping their opponents and finishing 4-0 in team play.

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May 7, 2010

Boston beach to be stormed by Marines

BOSTON —

The Marines are planning a full on assault at Carson Beach May 8.
They will be combining their combat elements from the air and on the ground when storming the South Boston waterfront, just to show the city how strong their force is when flexing their muscle.

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May 6, 2010

Combat artist tells Corps’ story through artwork

BOSTON —

The phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” may mean more to some than it does to others. To combat artists, art is history in the making. A combat artist has the ability to create art from the moment it takes place.

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May 5, 2010

Volunteers bridge a generational gap

BOSTON —

The New England Center for Homeless Veterans received a helping hand as part of Marine Week Boston’s community outreach program this week.

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Marines paint mural, display Corps to Boston

Bostonians driving past Marines painting a mural showcasing the Corps’ proud values displayed their support by waving, honking and shouting motivation toward the Marines at an intersection in Hyde Park, May 5.

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Marines assist Habitat for Humanity’s mission in Boston

BOSTON —

If there’s one thing Marines are no stranger of, it’s a “working party.”

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May 4, 2010

2nd MAW Band visits Louisville Ky. for Derby Week

Thousands of spectators cheered as a few dozen Marines marched down Broadway in Louisville, Ky., April 29.

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May 3, 2010

The Marines have landed … in Boston

BOSTON —

The Marines took to the land, skies to storm the city of Boston.

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History, tradition continue at Faneuil Hall

BOSTON —

Mayor Thomas M. Menino issued an official proclamation during a ceremony at historic Faneuil Hall establishing May 3-9 as Marine Week in Boston, kicking off a showcase of aircraft, ground elements and various community events.

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American Airlines dedication in honor of Marine Corps

BOSTON —

“[We] look forward to the exciting series of demonstrations that are planned for the next seven days to show off the Marine Corps’ many capabilities,” said Edward C. Freni, director of aviation for Massachusetts Port Authority. “I’d like to thank American Airlines for getting us off to a great start with this special dedication of Gate 33 to honor our U.S. Marines.”

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Marines support reservoir cleanup during water emergency

BOSTON —

A ruptured water main in the city Saturday evening shutdown all drinking water in the Boston Metropolitan area, causing city officials to reactivate Chestnut Hill Reservoir as an emergency backup supply of water.

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April 30, 2010

Marines invade Beantown

Corps’ version of Fleet Week involves more than 900 leathernecks

By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Apr 30, 2010 20:18:08 EDT

There are lots of good reasons to visit Boston in the spring. But this year it’s all about being a Marine, as the denizens of Beantown roll out the red carpet for Marine Week.

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March 19, 2010

Afghan, International Forces Help Villagers After Operation

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition soldiers recently visited the village of Kandu-Ye Bala, in the Kajran District of Uruzgan province, to distribute condolence payments and assist the people following an incident involving the tragic death of several villagers.

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March 2, 2010

US Marines land on Iwo Jima to mark anniversary

IWO TO, Japan – Hundreds of U.S. Marines landed on the remote island of Iwo Jima on Tuesday to prepare for the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's bloodiest and most iconic battles.

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The picture of Marines: past and present

NEW YORK — For a civilian it's a source of inspiration. For a photographer it's a dynamic study of composition and structure. For a historian it inspires debates on amphibious tactics and whether an island a third the size of Manhattan should have been bypassed in favor of other objectives.

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February 26, 2010

3/1 Marines Foundation to host 2nd annual run

HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The Huntington Beach 3/1 Marines Foundation will host their second annual 3/1 Run March 13.

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October 27, 2009

N.C. Marines will take part in the commissioning of USS New York

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — North Carolina Marines from several units recently joined to form Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 26. SPMAGTF-26 is scheduled to board the ship that will become USS New York, Oct. 29. The ship and embarked Marines will sail to New York City for the ship’s commissioning, Nov. 7, where it will be designated USS New York.
USS New York holds particular significance to the people of New York with 7 1/2 tons of steel recovered from the World Trade Center forged into her bow. The ship also honors the memory of those who lost their lives during the unprovoked attacks of 9/11.

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May 23, 2009

Marines draw attention in Times Square

NEW YORK CITY —
Above the blare of passing taxi horns and the shouting street food vendors rang out a steady cadence call of a New York Marine sounding off as a sweating civilian attempted one more push up as part of Marine Day Times Square May 23.

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May 18, 2009

Marine Week Chicago closes with the MV-22 Osprey

CHICAGO —
On the final day of Marine Week Chicago infantry Marines from Company F, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines put on a raid demonstration in front of around 2,000 people at the Arlington Park Racetrack.

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May 16, 2009

Retired aviator opens park for Marine Week

CHICAGO —
Roy Arnold has been the president of Arlington Park race track since April 2006, but before he took the job, Arnold was the assistant commander of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

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Retired aviator opens park for Marine Week

CHICAGO —
Roy Arnold has been the president of Arlington Park race track since April 2006, but before he took the job, Arnold was the assistant commander of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

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May 15, 2009

Marines set up shop at Navy Pier

CHICAGO —
The Marine Corps gave Chicagoans the chance to look at, hold and even play with some of its newest equipment today at Navy Pier.

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Chicago Moves Despite Afternoon Showers

CHICAGO —
Despite Friday’s constant rain showers and cold winds, numerous citizens braved the weather and came out to Daley Plaza here for an exercise demonstration dubbed “Chicago Moves,” which called upon Marines from the Quantico, Va.-based Martial Arts Center of Excellence, also known as MACE, to showcase their own version of fitness and self defense techniques.

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May 12, 2009

Party of five rocks West Side Chicago high school music class

CHICAGO —
A brass quintet with the Twentynine Palms Marine Band shared their music knowledge and answered questions about opportunities in the Marine Corps as musicians after performing at Roberto Clemente High School here today.

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May 8, 2009

Angels take wing; 2009 MCAS Beaufort Air Show roars into town

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. — Those who are fond of the noise they hear above them are in for an earful as the 2009 MCAS Beaufort Air Show dubbed “Blues Over Beaufort,” soars into the Lowcountry skies, May 16 and 17.

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'Little Warriors' Surf Camp to Host 100 Military Children

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2009 – Surfs up! Military children of wounded or fallen servicemembers will be able to catch their first wave this summer, thanks to Freedom Is Not Free, a California-based troop-support group.

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February 11, 2009

Movie premiere hits close to home for service members

WASHINGTON —
Senior military officials and government dignitaries gathered to watch the premiere of “Taking Chance,” the HBO made-for-TV movie, Feb. 9 at the Motion Picture Association of America.

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October 30, 2008

Runners Tackle Marine Corps Marathon to Support Troops

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2008 – As they have for the past 32 years, nearly 20,000 runners gathered at the Marine Corps War Memorial here to tackle the 26.2 miles of the 33rd Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 26.

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October 23, 2008

Virginia Marine running in honor of fallen Bensenville comrade

In a few short weeks, U.S. Marine Dawid Pietrek was supposed to be coming home after his tour overseas ended.

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October 22, 2008

Life less ordinary: Becoming Marine parents

Joan Gutierrez has a replaced hip and her husband, Jesse, has a rebuilt knee, but the two will participate Sunday in the Marine Corps Marathon 10K in Washington, D.C., to raise money for Purple Heart Family Support, one of the outreach programs of MarineParents.com Inc.

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October 15, 2008

DoD to hold family support summit Oct. 20

By William H. McMichael - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Oct 15, 2008 12:51:27 EDT

Troops and family members are invited to join a live Oct. 20 Webcast of a Pentagon summit meeting that will explore the best ways to support families of service members who are killed, seriously wounded or become ill or injured.

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September 13, 2008

Parents gather at Shiawassee County picnic to share thoughts about their sons and daughters in the military

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, Michigan-- Their bond is strong yet before Saturday many did not know what one another looked like or even what their last names were.

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May 19, 2008

Healing visions

Artist's portraits touch spirit of lost Marines of Ohio's Lima Company

COLUMBUS - There's a little-known stretch of heaven in Westerville.

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March 17, 2008

Saluting her son's sacrifice

Leon Deraps died May 6, 2006, while serving in Iraq

JAMESTOWN, Mo. - Sandy Deraps has a sparkle in her eye and a loving smile on her face when she hears her son's name.

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March 11, 2008

Colors of honor

Artist memorializes Lima Company's dead

It came in a vision to Westerville artist Anita Miller: a series of paintings in the Statehouse honoring the fallen servicemen of Lima Company.

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November 12, 2007

232 reasons to love your Corps

Posted : Monday Nov 12, 2007 6:47:04 EST

The Marine Corps turned 232 years old Saturday. Ever since it was formed in a Philadelphia bar in 1775, the Corps has given Marines countless reasons to take pride in the heritage of their organization.

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October 4, 2007

Injured Marines, Gold Star Family Team Up to Conquer the Marine Corps Marathon on October 28

Marines Raising Funds to Support Marines Injured in Iraq or Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. (October 04, 2007) – LCpl. Josef Lopez and Cpl. Neil Schalk didn’t know each other while serving in the Marine Corps in Iraq, but the invisible bonds of brotherhood that tie Marines together made it an easy decision for them to support each other through their next challenge: the Marine Corps Marathon. Those same bonds also made it an easy decision for a Gold Star family to support their cause.

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August 14, 2007

It's not about the war, or politics: Chico couple off to bootcamp

Mario Sagastume was an infantry Marine who served in Vietnam 40 years ago. He and his wife, Nanette Sagastume, have a son who served as an infantry Marine in Iraq in 2004.

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August 12, 2007

Run memorializes Marine, honors other U.S. veterans; 1,000 register for second annual event

HOBART — Nothing against Jeff Pentek or Matt Mroczynski, the top two finishers at Saturday morning's Pfc. Ryan Jerabek, USMC Memorial Challenge in Hobart.

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July 6, 2007

Outback Steakhouse customer satisfaction reaches all time high during operation Feeding Freedom Five

AL ASAD, Iraq (July 6, 2007) -- Smells of secret sauces and spices filled the inside of the dining facility as employees from Outback Steakhouse prepared Bloomin’ Onions, calamari, and pasta. Outside, the scent of sizzling steaks rose from the grill and wafted throughout the base.

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July 3, 2007

U.S. throws birthday party, over 300 million people invited

MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP H M SMITH, Hawaii (July 3, 2007) --
There are many holidays throughout the year celebrating the individual beliefs, heritage and traditions of the people of the United States.

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May 25, 2007

Wounded warrior leads formation run to Ground Zero

NEW YORK (May 25, 2007) -- New York police and firefighters joined forces with the Marine Corps on Thursday for a two-mile motivational run through the lower east side of Manhattan led by a “wounded warrior.”

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May 21, 2007

Fleet Week will bring sailors, Marines to NYC, 2 Westchester Memorial Day parades

(Original publication: May 21, 2007)
Thousands of U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel will visit the New York City area for Fleet Week, starting Wednesday.

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April 24, 2007

A Lesson in Supporting our Troops

I mentioned earlier that I attended the Marine Parents Conference in St. Louis last week. It was an honor for me to be included and I have a wonderful time. As I walked around the conference I noticed something extraordinary about the hundreds of Marine parents who had come together. They were proud. Everywhere I looked there were yellow ribbon pins, pins that read “My son is a Marine,” moms and dads were wearing t-shirts printed with photos of their Marine and everyone had a photo of their Marine in his dress blues. I couldn’t help but be awed by the force of the pride in the room.

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April 23, 2007

Mission of Marines' parents: to cope; At a support group's convention, they learn to help sons and daughters returning from deployment, and to help themselves.

ST. LOUIS — Patricia Fry, whose son is a Marine infantryman, was explaining the fine art of creating a scrapbook to Rita Swift, whose son is a Marine helicopter pilot.

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April 22, 2007

Marine Parents Come Together

I recently had the privilege of attending the annual conference for MarineParents.com. The conference was in St. Louis this year and I was invited to make the trip out by the founder of Marine Parents, Inc. I should mention here that I am not the parent of a Marine, but I do know the organization quite well. Tracy Della Vecchia started Marine Parents when her son was deployed to Iraq at the start of the war. He went back two more times before getting out of the Marine Corps. As the mother of a Marine in harm’s way, Tracey was desperate for answers. She wanted to get information, she wanted to find support, she wanted to know everything there was to now about the Marine Corps. But as she looked online, she didn’t find any organizations dedicated to helping the parents of those who serve. So Tracy took matters into her own hands and started MarineParents.com.

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April 6, 2007

Marine Corps families around the nation to gather for combat deployment support conference

St. Louis, MO – April 6, 2007 - United States Marine Corps family members from around the country will gather in St. Louis at the MarineParents.com conference to learn about the Marine Corps, combat deployment, recovery from combat, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and ways to encourage awareness for Troop Support in their own communities. Attendance will range from new Marine families, families experiencing first, second or third combat deployments, and families who have experienced casualties of combat.

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December 1, 2006

Food Service Company wins best field mess in Marine Corps

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2006) -- In light of their Oct. 4 first place finish in the Marine Corps-wide Maj. Gen. W. P. T. Hill Memorial Award for Food Service competition, Food Service Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, celebrates the well-earned victory and prepares for next year’s event.

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November 15, 2006

*Additional memorial stone for fallen Nevada Heroes

A permanent memorial for the 30 fallen heroes of Nevada involved in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars was dedicated last year in December at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor's Center.

On December 9, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., an additional memorial stone will be added to pay tribute to the 12 additional soldiers and Marines from Nevada who have lost their lives over the past year. This dedication program will be held at the Red Rock Visitor's Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive.

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November 13, 2006

Catching Up: Iraq war veteran marks third marathon finish

It was almost a year ago that Lance Cpl. Neil Schalk, then 19, a Marine from Richland Center serving in Iraq, was wounded by a homemade bomb during a convoy mission from Fallujah to Ramadi.

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November 10, 2006

Jim Lehrer Reflects on Marines at Museum Dedication

Transcript:

JIM LEHRER: Mr. President, generals, colonels, majors, captains, lieutenants, warrant officers, sergeants, corporals, privates, ladies and gentlemen.

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*Pendleton Marines celebrate Corps' 231st birthday

The Marines at Camp Pendleton kicked off their 231st birthday celebration a day early Thursday with a color guard, a symbolic cake-cutting ceremony, and a traditional pageant featuring period uniforms.

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October 13, 2006

*Civilians run as recruits at Boot Camp Challenge

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (Oct. 13, 2006) -- Thousands of motivated civilians and service members participated in Marine Corps recruit training for a day, at the depot’s fifth annual Boot Camp Challenge, Oct. 7.

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August 21, 2006

Marine completes career, never regretted a minute; Harding grad Braddy enjoyed chance to give President Bush training

MARION - First Sgt. Grady L. Braddy Jr. has no regrets for the 22 years he served his country. Braddy retired Aug. 11 in ceremonies held at the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center Anacostia, Washington, D.C.

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Marine completes career, never regretted a minute; Harding grad Braddy enjoyed chance to give President Bush training

MARION - First Sgt. Grady L. Braddy Jr. has no regrets for the 22 years he served his country. Braddy retired Aug. 11 in ceremonies held at the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center Anacostia, Washington, D.C.

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August 10, 2006

Marine Corps Marathon set for Iraq in October

The Marine Corps Marathon is coming to Iraq this October with parallel races scheduled for Arlington, Va., and Anbar province, Iraq, organizers said.

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May 30, 2006

Kilted Marines, sailors compete with Scottish flair

Camp Fuji plays host to inaugural Highland Games

By Vince Little, Stars and Stripes
Pacific edition, Tuesday, May 30, 2006

CAMP FUJI, Japan — U.S. Marines and sailors in Scottish kilts?

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May 28, 2006

Run Held to Honor Marines

Vietnam Veteran Steve Bozeman, Staff Sergeant John Glaister, and First Sergeant Rick Caisse ran twenty miles on Saturday, May 20, 2006, with a Healing Field American flag purchased from the Exchange Club of Lynchburg in order to honor those five Marines from Company C in Lynchburg who were killed in Iraq last year.

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May 24, 2006

It’s grillin’ time, Serious BBQ cooks flame with intensity

Sociologist John Shelton Reed wrote that "barbecue is the closest thing we have in the U.S. to Europe's wines or cheeses; drive a hundred miles and the barbecue changes." For most people, cooking on the barbecue is, at its best, a social and even cultural encounter. But for those who really know what they're doing, it's also about marinades, flavors and patience, said Staff Sgt. Daniel Newcomb, a Kaneohe-based Marine who is one of 10 finalists for the $5,000 Command of the Grill award to be announced tomorrow in New York City's Times Square. "People who love the grill put a lot more attention into it."

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April 24, 2006

Web site connects Marine families

Parents get cybersupport for loved ones in war zones

Steve Schulz knew where to find emotional support when he learned that a roadside bomb had driven shrapnel into his son's brain while on patrol with his Marine unit in Iraq.

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April 18, 2006

President to visit soldiers' families in 29 Palms

TWENTYNINE PALMS - President Bush is expected to visit the families of U.S. Marines and Navy personnel Sunday at the end of a three-day trip to California, a White House spokesman said Monday.

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March 30, 2006

Marine Corps families Houston bound

Columbia, Mo. -- The MarineParents.com, Inc., Annual National Conference will be held in Houston, Texas the weekend of April 21-23.

The conference offers a phenomenal lineup of six guest speakers, many authors, Marines and Sailors, breakout sessions, and plenty of opportunities to meet and network with other Marine Corps and Navy parents, spouses, families and friends. Join Marine and Navy families from all over the United States for a weekend of education, friendship, entertainment, patriotism, and esprit de corps.

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March 23, 2006

Motorcyclists ride to aid of families, Patriot Guard shields troops' grieving kin from Phelps pickets

When Kansas minister Fred Phelps and his church began picketing the funerals of fallen soldiers and Marines, a handful of Kansas motorcyclists decided to fight back.

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March 19, 2006

Bush signs Dunham bill: President: Scio man's death was ‘not for naught'

ROCHESTER - History was changed Tuesday in a quiet VIP room at the Rochester International Airport when President George W. Bush signed a bill to rename the Scio post office in honor of Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham.

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March 8, 2006

Protesters target next funeral


As mourners arrived for the funeral of Pfc. Allan Morr, a protester's sign read, "God hates you."

There were just four protesters, one of them a child. But their presence - as family and friends said goodbye to Morr, 21, who was killed while serving in Iraq - still sent an angry chill through the community. Local residents called their message and tactics offensive.

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Bikers plan ride to help group that assists injured Marines


PEQUANNOCK -- A motorcycle club has pledged to help a Pompton Plains group that aids injured Marines.

California-based Rebels With a Cause has pledged half its proceeds from an upcoming cross-country trip to the Family & Friends for Freedom Fund, which helps families of Marines hurt in action with unexpected expenses.

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March 5, 2006

War moms' pain, pride

One by one, the parents of eight soldiers sent off to war, some for the last time, braved the cold Saturday to share their stories amid dabbed tears, choked sobs, clutched American flags and a determination to set aside the political strife over the war in Iraq.

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March 3, 2006

'War mothers' to tell what it's like to wait for word from Iraq

Rarely do opponents and supporters of the Iraq war agree on anything about the conflict. It's even rarer for them to share a stage -- but that much at least will change this weekend in San Jose.

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December 9, 2005

New Movie needs OUR help! Make Peace or Die: The First Days of War in Iraq with 1/5

MOVIE: Make Peace or Die: The First Days of War in Iraq with 1st Battalion 5th Marines

INTRO:
March 2003 - Thousands of troops are massed on the border of Iraq poised for war. Among the first to cross the line of departure is one of the most decorated units in the American military having served since World War I: First Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment. The Marine Corps infantry unit known as “1/5” (one-five) carries to battle a flag with its salient motto, “Make Peace or Die.”

Show your support and help make this film public.

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December 8, 2005

VailArmedForces.com to host a week-long fund raiser supporting the children of our fallen heroes.

"They gave their life fighting for our Country...
now it is our turn to take care of their Children"

With the ongoing global war against terrorism and the continuing war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the goal of the Vail Armed Forces Week, is to raise funds for Recognized Military Foundations, providing educational scholarships, for the children who have lost a parent or was seriously wounded while serving our country. For this years event 90% of the net proceeds from the weeks event will be equally distributed to the

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
and
Naval Special Warfare Foundation.

The balance of 10% to be donated to a Army Foundation still to be selected.

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December 1, 2005

Caring at Christmas: Marines play for toys

Yuma Marines earned bragging rights on Wednesday night.

A team made up of Marines from several units at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma beat Yuma High, the two-time city champions, 25-20 in the first-ever Yuma Toys for Tots flag football game at Yuma's Doan Field.

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November 29, 2005

Exercise Forging Sabre helps to build bonds between different SAF services

It was integration at Exercise Forging Sabre in more ways than one.

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November 24, 2005

Relief troops call Pakistan home for holiday

SHINKIARI, Pakistan — Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Reese has an illness that the military hospital here can't cure.

He's homesick.

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November 11, 2005

Marines uphold birthday traditions at sea

ABOARD THE USS NASSAU (Nov. 11, 2005) -- Because they wore combat uniforms instead of dress blues and swayed not to music, but the rocking of a ship plowing through the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the 230th birthday of the Corps held special meaning to the Marines and sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable). (22nd MEU)

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November 7, 2005

Dads of slain heroes team up

MILLVILLE -- Both Tom Walkup Sr. and Harry Swain III know what it is like to lose a child unexpectedly.

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Toys for Tots is Pride of Marines

• "The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is an official activity of the U.S. Marine Corps and official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve," says the program's Web site.

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Keesler delivers supplies, Marines launch 'Toys'

Local military continued their relief and humanitarian work last week with supply deliveries and debris removal, hosted an author and kicked off a Christmas toy drive. (4th AAB)

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November 6, 2005

Marine Corps Mobilization Command and Weber Grills Help Raise Money for Charities that Directly Benefit U.S. Marines and their Families

MARINE CORPS MOBILIZATION COMMAND, KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sgt. Michael Clawson claimed the Command of the Grill semi-final title after edging out five other contestants in Weber's first grilling competition created solely for the men and women serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Recipes from Master Gunnery Sgt. Harold Lang and Sgt. Keith Thompson earned Honorable Mentions.

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November 2, 2005

More respect for the colonels

This past weekend I went to Washington, D.C. to run the U.S. Marine Corps Marathon. I had been training for the event all summer and was able to raise over $1,300 for a charity in the process. This was my second marathon, and I had a good idea of the amount of work and dedication it would take. Unfortunately, I somehow neglected to factor hundreds of hot Marines in my training program, so when I got to Washington, I was forced to reconcile my excitement to see them with the challenge of completing 26.2 miles while partially-dehydrated.

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Touches added to Veterans Day parade

Saturday's Veterans Day Parade in Jacksonville will honor all branches of the military - but the Navy will lead the way. (10th Marines and 3/2 to march in parade)

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Familiar Food Delivers a Slice of American Life to Troops in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom

While Thanksgiving may conjure up thoughts of lazy days filled with stuffed turkey, yams, family, football and, of course, pumpkin pie, many of America’s bravest will be lucky to pause 30 minutes in the deserts of Iraq or Afghanistan to acknowledge the holiday.

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November 1, 2005

Deployed Troops Run Marine Corps Marathon

The runners completed the goal in spite of distractions such as an unimproved course
of rocks and gravel and an improvised explosive device detonating on the horizon.

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October 31, 2005

Marine Enjoys Triumph

Casey Owens completed his first marathon yesterday, which is always a tremendous accomplishment. But it was especially so for Owens, who just over a year ago was injured in an antitank mine explosion in Iraq. As he crossed the Marine Corps Marathon finish line, the 24-year-old Marine corporal from Houston was mobbed by well-wishers, including Marine Commandant Michael Hagee.

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October 30, 2005

Amputee helps wounded Marines run marathons

Ten injured veterans to run in Marine Corps Marathon

By Jeff Schogol, Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Sunday, October 30, 2005

WASHINGTON — In 1976, Richard Traum became the first amputee to run a marathon. Now he is helping wounded Marines cross the finish line

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October 28, 2005

Marine detachment honors fallen comrades

The “Tribute to the Fallen” run began Oct. 28 and will continue 24 hours a day until Nov. 10, the Marine Corps' birthday.

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Combat Center Toys for Tots kicks off collection drives, looks forward to strong season

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2005) -- Combat Center Marines and volunteers with the Toys for Tots program attended a Twentynine Palms High School football game at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School field Oct. 21 to kick off events for this season’s collection drives, which gathers toys for needy area children.

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Sgt. Maj. reflects on 30-years of service

NORFOLK, Va. (Oct. 28, 2005) -- After 30 years of service to the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Clifford L. Milton-Stewart will retire Oct. 31st. Over the years he has seen many changes in the Marine Corps. One contrast between past and present is the level of education Marines obtain before and after joining the Marine Corps.

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Fifth SMMC to celebrate Corps birthday here

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2005) -- The fifth Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps will review the depot's ceremonies celebrating the Corps' 230th birthday at Shepherd Memorial Drill Field Nov. 9.

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Jacksonville community goes 'all-in' on New River poker night

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. (Oct. 28, 2005) -- “All-in!”

Excitement builds as a steely-eyed Marine pushes all of his hard-earned chips towards the center of the table. His tournament life at stake, he’s willing to lose it all on the chance that his two cards are best.

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H&HS Motorcycle Club rides for safety

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. (Oct. 28, 2005) -- Nine members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron motorcycle club participated in a ride to Fort Macon State Park Oct. 21 to raise awareness about safety.

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San Diego Hats meet: Past and present DI's gather aboard depot for first West Coast drill instructor reunion

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2005) -- More than 200 former San Diego drill instructors and guests visited the depot Oct. 20-22 for the first West Coast drill instructor reunion.

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Mount students hear Marine’s speech from Iraq

Marine Cpl. Ryan Groves, who was injured while on military duty in Iraq, returned to Mount Union College on Thursday to discuss his personal experiences. Groves, 25, who is from Portage County, lost much of his left leg when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded near him. (3/1 Marine)

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October 27, 2005

Moto posters help injured Marines

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.(Oct. 27, 2005) -- The Marine Corps Association is set to present a check for nearly $13,000 to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at the MCA Bookstore Friday.

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October 22, 2005

Predeployment briefs aimed at entire 22nd MEU (SOC)

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (Oct. 13, 2005) -- In an effort to ensure all hands are prepared for its upcoming deployment, the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) Command Element conducted predeployment briefs at Camp Lejeune’s Marston Pavilion today.

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October 21, 2005

Future devil dogs get down, dirty in Bakersfield mud run


12TH MARINE CORPS DISTRICT (Oct. 21, 2005) -- A group of would-be Marines - faces muddied and sweat beading - finished Volkslauf, the annual, obstacle-filled mud run dubbed the “Ultimate Challenge” in Bakersfield, Calif., Oct. 8.

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Norfolk Ships Ready to Provide Hurricane Wilma Relief

Special release from U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Three Norfolk-based amphibious ships will get underway Oct. 22, headed for the south Florida region in the event assistance is needed if Hurricane Wilma strikes land there.

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October 20, 2005

Marines Rock Camp Pendleton

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.(Oct. 20, 2005) -- The Marines and sailors of Brigade Service Support Group 1, 1st Force Service Support Group, sponsored a free rock concert here Sept. 26 to raise money for their Marine Corps Birthday Ball.

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Orange County "Chosin Few" Chapter holds annual luncheon to remember the fallen

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2005) -- Frank Torres and Howard Mason are among the few Marines who survived fighting at the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War in the early 1950s.

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Pendleton Marines help showcase the sights and sounds of Freedom

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2005) --
With the sound of thunder overhead, pillars of flame rising from the flightline and automatic weapons fire pounding the dirt, the all-out assault sent a clear message; the Marines have landed. (Pics of 4th Tanks, 3/5, and 3rd MAW)

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Marines will have their ball after all

GULFPORT - A Marine with a sword will cut cake, one way or another. (4th AAB)

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Changes made to 2005 Marine Corps Marathon

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Oct. 20, 2005) -- The 2004 Marine Corps Marathon attracted roughly 24,000 runners to Arlington. But with 30,000 runners currently registered, this year’s race will be the largest to date.

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October 19, 2005

Weather, logistics delay relief missions out of Bagram Air Base

Officials trying to make sure aid goes where needed most

By Steve Mraz, Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Wednesday, October 19, 2005

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan — U.S. military airdrop missions out of Bagram to Pakistan, bound for victims of the Oct. 8 earthquake, have been canceled since Saturday because of weather and coordination issues with Pakistani government officials.

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October 18, 2005

Newport Beach honors Marines

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2005) -- When Marine 1st Sgt. John S. Kob returned home from Iraq in June, his family was ready to receive him with open arms, but 140,000 arms could get exhausting. (1/1)

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Three services top-enlisted visit troops, Kuwait

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (Army News Service, Oct. 17, 2005) – The Army, Marine, and Navy’s top noncommissioned officer visited Kuwait Oct. 12 and 13 to meet with their servicemembers and view current operations and equipment. (13th MEU)

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October 17, 2005

Commandant hosts Iftar at Henderson Hall; Muslims gather together in observance of Ramadan

HENDERSON HALL, ARLINGTON, Va. (Oct. 17, 2005) -- The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Michael W. Hagee, invited local and foreign Muslim military leaders here Monday to join him in an Iftar, an event observed every year during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

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Marines from Gulfport back from Iraq

GULFPORT - Sgt. Dennis Woulard said he returned from Iraq to find his home once had six feet of water in it and his wife and sons fled Hurricane Katrina and had taken residence in Chicago, all while his fellow Marines faced gunfire and mines and waited to come home. (4th AABN)

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Station Marines clean up New River

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C.(Oct. 17, 2005) -- Approximately 30 Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Marine volunteers participated in Operation Clean Sweep Oct. 6.

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October 15, 2005

8th District Marines rally to make mission despite hurricanes

8th MARINE CORPS DISTRICT FORWARD HEADQUARTERS, Dallas (Oct. 15, 2005) - Humanitarian efforts and help during hurricanes. (Picture at external link)

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Miramar Air Show is cleared for take-off

The 50th Miramar Air Show, which runs through Sunday, promises more family entertainment than past years without skimping on the high-tech aviation that military buffs have come to expect.

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Polls Close in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Oct. 15 -- Large numbers of Iraqi voters ignored sporadic outbreaks of violence and voted Saturday in a constitutional referendum that would increase the role of Islam in the government and formalize Iraq's democracy. But insurgent firefights with U.S. Marines and militant attacks on polling places were lowering voter turnout in some areas of the Sunni west.

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Tanks roll back home, reunite with their loved ones

Seven months of nervousness and restless nights finally came to end for a lot of loving family members and friends, and the time to celebrate with the ones they missed the most returned

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October 14, 2005

Marines paddle to first place in Presidential Challenge

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI,Japan (Oct. 14, 2005) -- Andrew Clark, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Specialists and native of Lakeville Minn., Steven G. Lightsey, ARFF and native of Birmingham, Ala., Daniel L. Kline, ARFF and native of Lewisburg, Pa., Lee H. Crowell, ARFF and native of Houston, paddle their way through the pool on a raft during the Marine Corps Community Services' Gladiator Ultimate Unit Physical Training Challenge, Oct. 14. (Pics on website)

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Sailors of TQ celebrate their birthday

CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Oct. 13, 2005) -- You cannot find Marines without sailors and Oct. 13 was no exception as the Marines and sailors of 2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward) gathered here to celebrated the 230th birthday of the United States Navy.

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October 13, 2005

Billy Ray Cyrus wins over station fans

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. (Oct. 13, 2005) -- Station service members and their families, along with Department of Defense employees, were serenaded by the Spirit of America Tour Oct. 5 at the parade field here.
Country fans received a rare treat by listening to the soothing tunes of a famous country singer – Billy Ray Cyrus, who is best known for his hit single “Achy Breaky Heart.”

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Preparing for the fall season hurricanes

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Oct. 13, 2005) -- Marine Corps Base Quantico is subject to tropical storms through autumn, and preparedness is the key to staying safe through hurricanes such as Isabel which made landfall in September 2003 just south of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and greatly effected the Quantico area.

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Hundreds of Marines return to Camp Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE - His leg broken and his arm torn up, Sgt. Daniel Kachmar sat and waited Wednesday in a wheel chair.

But when the buses arrived, Kachmar stood. His Marines were home from Iraq.

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Country Music Singer Ty England Performs USO Show for Troops in North Carolina

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Service members stationed at Camp
Lejeune, N.C., will enjoy a USO show with country music singer Ty England
during the Second Marine Expeditionary Force Homecoming Celebration Oct. 22

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October 12, 2005

Marine supports mom, raises breast cancer awareness by flying flag

AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 10, 2005) -- You take the flag, march it to the flag pole, call the commands and fly the colors. A member of the color guard for Marine Light Attack Squadron 167, Lance Cpl. Nick R. Baham, a Denver native, has done it a hundred times. However, on Oct. 10, it was different.

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Birth of the U.S. Navy – 13 October 1775

AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 11, 2005) -- The U.S. Navy was born on 13 October 1775 by an act of the Continental Congress. Long-building political tensions between the British Empire and its American colonies had broken out into armed conflict. Peace and reconciliation efforts were failing. If the colonies were going to win their independence, they would need a Navy.

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HMLA-775 returns from Iraq

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.(Oct. 12, 2005) -- Hundreds of smiling faces and open arms greeted the Marines of Marine Light Helicopter Attack Squadron-775 as they returned home to Camp Pendleton Sunday evening. Approximately 280 Marines stepped off the busses near the HMLA-775 hanger, some meeting family
members for the first time.

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October 11, 2005

Military arrives in Pakistan to assist in earthquake recovery

By Joseph Giordono, Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Wednesday, October 12, 2005

American military aircraft based in Afghanistan have provided more than 100,000 pounds of relief supplies in two days of missions to earthquake-ravaged Pakistan, U.S. military officials said Tuesday. (13th MEU)

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October 10, 2005

U.S. representatives visit Al Asad, meet with Marines, Soldiers, Sailors

AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 10, 2005) -- A congressional delegation of U.S. House of Representative members and staff visited 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing personnel here, Oct. 10.

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October 7, 2005

Boot camp challenge: Local racers run rampant at depot's annual obstacle race


MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2005) -- The depot opened its gates to the local community Saturday for the fourth annual Boot Camp Challenge.

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Fleet Week kicks off in San Diego

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2005) -- Fleet Week, an annual recognition of military members by various businesses and organizations, and a way to learn more about the military, began Sept. 24.

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Marauders deactivate after 38 years of service


MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, SC. (Oct. 7, 2005) -- Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and the United States Navy said goodbye to a squadron which has faithfully served for 38 years, during a deactivation ceremony held aboard Fightertown, Sept. 30.

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Marines finally return from Iraq

Trip back home had 12 false starts (4th ANGLICO)

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Broken Arrow Marine Unit Returns Home

A plane load of US Marines are back home in Oklahoma. 17 members of the 325th out of Broken Arrow returned to Oklahoma from Iraq Thursday afternoon. The homecoming was bittersweet; one of their buddies didn't make it back.

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Balancing duty and family while striving for victory

TWENTYNINE PALMS - Fernando Linares is 3 years old, turns 4 on Halloween. On Wednesday, he wore khaki-colored desert fatigues just like his daddy's, right down to his tiny camouflage cap, and waited with his mommy, Carmen, for a father he has rarely seen.

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Communication School celebrates birthday with field games

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2005) -- Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School celebrated their 63rd birthday with their 27th annual field games at Victory Field Oct. 7.

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October 6, 2005

1/5 returns from tour in Iraq

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.(Oct. 6, 2005) -- The excitement intensified for the Marines and sailors as their convoy of white busses carried them closer to the camp here during the early-morning hours of Sept. 28.

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Headquarters & Service Battalion Marines swim, bike, climb and run their way through the Amazing Race

MCRD/ERR PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (Oct. 6, 2005) -- Sweat soaked through their clothing and muscles began to weaken, but each team of Marines from Headquarters and Service Battalion managed to find just enough strength to cross the finish line during the ‘Amazing Race’ held aboard the Depot Sept. 30.

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22nd MEU wraps up its Certification Exercise

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (Oct. 6, 2005) -- Using both land and sea-based forces, the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) recently launched raids against ‘terrorist’ strongholds aboard and near Camp Lejeune.

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3/11 artillerymen strut into Victory Field for a safe return to their families

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2005) -- During Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 in January 2003, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, provided timely and accurate fires that were crucial in allowing I Marine Expeditionary Force to progress deep into Iraqi territory and bring down Saddam Hussein’s Regime in 21 days of major combat operations. (3/11 )

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150 Twentynine Palms Marines return home from Iraq

More than 150 Twentynine Palms Marines returned home from Iraq today. The two units served in Al Anbar province since the Spring. NewsChannel 3 was at the Marine homecoming on base this afternoon.

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Local Marines return from Iraq

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE — Juan Vargas didn’t make any signs or bring an air-horn like some of the other families who welcomed their Marines home Thursday. He didn’t jostle through the crowd to get an early glimpse of his older brother as he stepped off the plane.

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October 4, 2005

Marines take to trenches for children in need

The Marines, Navy and city officials are hoping 2005 will be another record-breaking year in the area's Toys for Tots campaign.

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Purple Heart recipient describes attack

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2005) -- It was June 23, 2005, when 20 Marines boarded a seven-ton truck and began their treacherous journey back to Camp Fallujah, Iraq. What happened a short distance down the road is something that has, and will, continue to change their lives forever. (2nd FSSG 2nd Supply Bn Ammo Co)

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October 3, 2005

PHMC to Honor Birthplace of U.S. Marine Corps - Tun Tavern; Historical Marker to be Dedicated on Veterans Day in Philadelphia

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and
Museum Commission (PHMC) will dedicate an official state historical marker for
the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps, Tun Tavern, at 10 a.m. on
Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, in Philadelphia.

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Readiness found within card holding plan.

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Oct. 3, 2005) -- Family readiness is an important part of the Marine Corps which deserves the finest attention when it comes to Marines deploying, ensuring their families are taken care of and ready to handle any assignment. The concept of readiness is not limited to simply preparing for a deployment or packing up the house for a permanent change of duty station. It can be achieved through the simplest tasks. October is Emergency Preparedness Month and one of the ways that Quantico is assisting in readiness is through the distribution of the “Z” card.

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October 1, 2005

10 Marines officially welcomed back home

Although they didn’t betray the slightest hint of emotion during the official welcoming ceremony held in their honor Friday, 10 Marines just home from Iraq were all smiles as soon as they were able to break rank to hug family and friends at Rome’s Marine Corps Reserve Training Center.

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Marine Corps Marathon Expo Set for Armory

Marine Corps Marathon organizers plan to hold the race's Runners' Expo at the D.C. Armory Oct. 28-29 as originally scheduled, marathon spokeswoman Beth Cline said yesterday. The armory's role in housing Hurricane Katrina evacuees put the building's availability in doubt, and race organizers had begun searching for an alternative location

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September 30, 2005

Sweat Hog earns Bronze Star

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, SC -- Master Sgt. Donald Parrish, the officer-in-charge of explosive ordnance disposal for Marine Wing Support Squadron 273, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with combat distinguishing device for Valor for his actions in Iraq in a ceremony aboard the Air Station Sept. 14.

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Marine battalion heads to North Carolina; will meet with Cheney

For a few months, some of them were part of Lucky Lima, the nickname given to an Ohio-based Marine unit that had left for Iraq in January and, for a time, had not suffered any casualties or injuries.

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September 29, 2005

SMP Marines get more than a Luau

WAIKIKI, Hawaii(Sept. 29, 2005) -- As training intensifies, select Camp Pendleton Marines in the Single Marine Program here were afforded the opportunity to take a break from military life and go to Hawaii Aug. 31 - Sept. 8.

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Residents compete in Commissary's FoodFactor

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan (9/27/2005) -- The Station Commissary hosted a mouth-shoveling, pizza-throwing and pie-in-face smearing FoodFactor event in recognition of the Single Marine Program's 10th anniversary, Sept. 25.

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First national commemoration held since July 1979 for POWs,MIAs


MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2005) -- “Once captured, there is no comprehending what goes through your head,” said former Marine and Vietnam prisoner of war, Walter W. Eckes, 59, who spoke at the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital’s 15th annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action remembrance ceremony Sept 16.

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MU band honors Marine band alum killed in Iraq

OXFORD — The 110th Battle for the Bell between Miami University and the University of Cincinnati began with a somber remembrance for one of their fallen brethren.

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September 27, 2005

Remembering the lost, honoring their lives

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Sept. 27, 2005) -- MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – The memorial ceremony started with everyone taking their seats as music played and pictures of the fallen Marines were displayed.

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September 26, 2005

Gold Star day honors mothers of fallen soldiers

Utahns show respect: Ceremony gets to the heart of the nation's heroes and their families' sacrifices

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September 25, 2005

Oregon/SW Washington Marines Return

Salem, Ore. -- Over 100 Marine reservists from Oregon and Southwest Washington returned home from Iraq this weekend.

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Gold Star Families Lead Rally to Support Troops Their Mission

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2005 – Their message was simple: "We support our troops," said rally organizer Kristinn Taylor. "We love them and we support their mission."

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Troops Coming Home

This week, Marshall County will prepare to welcome home it's Marines. (3/25)

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Pfc. Ramon Romero, 19, remembered for 'decisive character'

LOS ANGELES Friends and family are mourning a Marine from Los Angeles who was killed in Iraq

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Honors at last to fallen Marine

FOXBORO -- It was a day they waited almost 40 years for -- to welcome home and bury their brother and friend.

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Honoring Their Own

AR RAMADI, Iraq (Sept. 25, 2005) -- It’s the hardest thing to do, especially in a brotherhood as close as the Marine Corps. Saying good-bye to one of your own, a fellow Marine lost on the battlefield. The Marines of 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment recently paid their respects and honored their own when a memorial service was held for Lance Cpl. Shane Swanberg, who died from indirect fire Sept. 15.

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Celebrity events offer some welcome relief

September has been a difficult month for Americans.We watched in horror the catastrophic wrath of Hurricane Katrina as she decimated the Gulf Coast of the United States.

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Back home, safe and sound

Col. Thomas F. Qualls stepped off the CH-46 Sea Knight, dropped to his knees and spread his arms.

His family ran into them.

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September 24, 2005

Fundraiser held for injured West Michigan Marine

(Wayland, September 24, 2005, 6:00 p.m.) Community members came out Saturday to help raise money for a local Marine injured while serving in Iraq.

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Mud run supports families of fallen Marines

(Columbia) September 24, 2005 - Members of the community came together Saturday to help families of marines killed or injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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September 23, 2005

Fightertown hosts Marines returning from tour in Iraq

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, SC (Sept. 23, 2005) -- Approximately 600 Marines and sailors returning from Iraq were diverted to the Air Station Sept. 15, due to Hurricane Ophelia. The Marines and sailors were from various units based at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., and were originally scheduled to land at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.

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FDNY Teams Up With Marines For Disaster Training Drills

New York City firefighters teamed up with the U.S. Marines Corps. on Friday for the culmination of a week’s worth of special disaster training.

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Fund-raiser will benefit 3/25 Marines

EAST LONGMEADOW Last December, the Third Battalion, 25th Marines gathered at the annual Marines Ball in Buffalo, New York before being deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Crew chiefs are the eyes in the sky

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2005) -- Before a flight, during a flight and well after a flight, there is one Marine who takes on the responsibilities of maintaining the aircraft, observing its safety and providing in-flight maintenance - the crew chief.

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Marines, Okinawan ballplayers ‘hit it off’ in friendship game

NAHA, OKINAWA, Japan(Sept. 23, 2005) -- The feeling a batter gets when he hits a ball out of the park, and the crowd goes wild is more than words can describe. When more than 100 children stepped onto the field Saturday to start what would surely be a great day of hits, slides, dives and saves, no one really noticed that they spoke two different languages; baseball was speaking to everyone.

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Heros awarded Purple Hearts, combat awards

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Sept. 23, 2005) -- MARINE CORPS CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., (Sept. 23, 2005) – Marines stood a short distance behind their fellow comrades who were about to be recognized for wounds received and actions taken during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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MCRD San Diego's newest Marines graduate Sept. 23

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2005) -- These are America's newest Marines and their leaders at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Company M graduates 473 men today:

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Rita could add Fort Worth Marines’ efforts without subtracting from Katrina relief

NAVAL AIR STATION-JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 23, 2005) -- While Hurricane Rita continues to elude experts on her exact landfall position in the Texas Gulf Coast region the Leathernecks of Fort Worth, Texas based Marine Aircraft Group 41 continue a high-paced contingency of aviation assets to support the Katrina-battered regions of Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Depot recognizes Hispanic Marines and sailors

MARINES CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2005) -- This year's National Hispanic Heritage Month's theme is "Hispanic Americans: Strong and Colorful Threads in the American Fabric," and it pays tribute to the millions of United States residents from Hispanic dissent.

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Marines return from Fallujah -

Two buses of Marines rolled into the parking lot and families clutching ``Welcome Home'' signs crowded forward on the sidewalk.

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Hundreds Of Marines To Return From Mideast Deployment

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- About 2,200 North Carolina-based Marines are scheduled to come home Saturday aboard ships that were the target of a rocket attack in Jordan last month.

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Marines return home after 9 months in Iraq

'It feels great to see grass,' says corporal who served in Fallujah

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September 22, 2005

HMH-463 takes soldiers for a ride

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (Sept. 22, 2005) -- Imagine being 10,000 feet up and the temperature drops, wind rises, and suddenly you hear someone shout, “Jump!” At that moment, you then make your way to the back of the helo and take the jump of a lifetime.

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President Discusses War on Terror and Hurricane Preparation

Focus: National Security
Focus: Hurricane Relief

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First state gets a glimpse of base band

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Sept. 17, 2005) -- After spending the weekend of Sept. 11 in New York City performing in the New York Police Department Memorial parade and concert, the Marine Corps Base Quantico Band found themselves on the road again last weekend, this time to Dover, Del., for the Delaware State Firefighters Convention Sept. 17.

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5th CAG completes its tour of duty


CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (Sept. 22, 2005) -- The Marine Corps’ first provisional civil affairs unit concluded its tour of duty yesterday after a Transfer of Authority ceremony here.

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September 21, 2005

'West Wing' crew films at Miramar

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2005) -- Cast and crewmembers from the TV show "The West Wing" filmed a sequence of scenes on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Sept. 21 for an episode that will air on NBC Sunday at 8 p.m.

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Marines gear up to take on Rita

NEW ORLEANS--(Sept. 21, 2005) -- Marines from the Special Purpose Marine Air/Ground Task Force St. Bernard had a change of plans this week as Hurricane Rita aimed in on the Gulf Coast.

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Operation Rolling Thunder rolls into Air Station

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2005) -- The thunder rolled as Marines and Sailors here waved the North Carolina Rolling Thunder through the Station gates Sept. 10, and even though the personnel may not have seen the group, they did hear them.

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New River recovers from hurricane Ophelia

MARINE Corps Air Station New River, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2005) -- The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia were seen throughout New River after the storm hit here Sept. 13 and 14.

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September 20, 2005

Marines wrestling coach scouring Corps for new recruits

Hicks out to restock All-Armed Forces roster, improve on runner-up finish

By Dave Ornauer, Stars and Stripes
Pacific edition, Wednesday, September 21, 2005

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Dan Hicks is seeking a few good men.

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Marine Corps May Have to Move Expo

The D.C. Armory's role in housing Hurricane Katrina evacuees may force the relocation of next month's Marine Corps Marathon Runners' Expo.

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September 19, 2005

Marines' homecoming a moving experience

The area was packed with wives, many holding babies who had never seen their fathers. There were mothers with shirts proudly proclaiming, "My Son, My Marine, My Hero!" Grandmothers and grandfathers had come from all over the eastern half of the country...

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Memorial dedication

Nine flags were raised Sunday in ceremonies marking the beginning of construction of the Heroes of Freedom Memorial dedicated to the men and women who have served and those who gave their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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September 18, 2005

Marine mud run attracts 1,500

Hundreds from Roanoke and the New River Valley came to the annual event to raise funds for Toys for Tots and Camp Roanoke

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Marine Corps Marathon expo location is uncertain

In 40 days, the Marine Corps Marathon will be filling the D.C. Armory with its runner's expo, but the armory already is filled with 200-250 Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

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September 17, 2005

Annual waterfront festival showcases military might

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2005) -- Local surfers are usually the only people riding the crisp waves to shore at the Oceanside Harbor, but on the morning of Sept. 17, a lumbering Landing Craft Air Cushion — flanked by several assault amphibious vehicles — staked their own sandy claim.

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January 5, 2005

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