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October 11, 2016

San Francisco Fleet Week

Photos by Cpl. Gabrielle Quire
Date Taken: 10.06.2016 | Date Posted: 10.11.2016 09:2

The USMCR Centennial celebrates the 100th anniversary Oct. 6, 2016, since the Marine Corps Reserve has been established. The centennial celebration brings all aspects of the Marine Corps Total Force together to commemorate its heritage and current contributions with Marines past and present, their families, employers, communities and support groups.

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September 27, 2016

Ranch Reaches Out To Veterans

By Emily Thornton
Staff Writer Sep 27, 2016

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

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September 22, 2016

Autonomous Tactical Drones May Soon Support Marines

POSTED BY: DAVID HAMBLING SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

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

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September 7, 2016

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

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

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

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May 28, 2016

Navy Cross recipient heads Kent County Memorial Day event

May 28, 2016 · by Delaware State News

DOVER — Because of the forecasted heavy rain and possible lightning storm on Memorial Day, the Annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park has been moved to the Dover firehouse at 103 S. Governor’s avenue and Reed St. at 2 p.m.

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May 11, 2016

Trace Adkins, Meghan Linsey perform at Combat Center

by Cpl Connor Hancock
Date Taken: 05.07.2016 | Date Posted: 05.11.2016 20:26

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.— Thousands of Combat Center patrons gathered Saturday evening to listen to country music performed by Trace Adkins and Meghan Linsey during the We Salute You Celebration at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field May 7, 2015.

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February 6, 2016

Webcast: 2nd Marine Division 75th Anniversary Parade

Scheduled from Feb 06 2016 9:45 AM EST to Feb 06 2016 12:00 PM EST

The 2nd Marine Division is celebrating their 75th
anniversary Feb. 6, 2016, with a parade marking a longstanding relationship
with the city of Jacksonville and the local community. The parade, through
downtown Jacksonville, begins at 10:00 a.m. and is anticipated to conclude
at 12 p.m. The 2nd Marine Division band will perform a free concert at
Northside High School at 6:00 p.m.

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January 27, 2016

Winning design concept for the National World War I Memorial unveiled Honoring Vets

VA News Digital by Melissa Heintz
January 27, 2016 1:25 pm

The nation’s capital will finally receive a national memorial dedicated to the Servicemembers who fought in “The Great War.” The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission selected the design team of Joe Weishaar & Sabin Howard and their design concept “The Weight of Sacrifice” for the National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park.

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January 16, 2016

All-Marine ice hockey team hits the rink for first time in decades

Matthew L. Schehl, Staff writer 10:56 a.m. EST January 16, 2016

Marines are prepared to fight in any clime and place — including the ice hockey rink.

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December 21, 2015

NORAD’s Famous Santa Tracker Started as a Fluke

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Katie

Tracking Santa on his trek across the world has been a holiday tradition for many American families for decades. But did you know that it all started because of a mistake?

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November 25, 2015

Twentynine Palms Marines reflect on Thanksgiving

Denise Goolsby, The Desert Sun 10:23 a.m. PST November 25, 2015

I hung out with some Marines recently at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, where we chatted about a wide range of topics, but nothing dominated the conversation more than the subjects of thankfulness and family.

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November 19, 2015

Marines have Thanksgiving at the beach

Marketta Davis, mdavis@pnj.com 4:39 p.m. CST November 19, 2015

On any given Friday night on Ninth Avenue in Pensacola, handfuls of Marines dressed in their service uniforms can be seen walking in groups toward Cordova Mall or to one of the many restaurants in the area.

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November 12, 2015

Friends Bring Marine Corps Ball To Ocean Pines To Honor Veteran

Posted on 11/12/2015 by Bryan Russo

OCEAN PINES – There are few things Ted Rollings enjoys more than going to the annual US Marine Corps ball, but this year, the ball came to him.

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November 10, 2015

Marine vet puts out call for Gold Star date to ball

By Matthew L. Schehl, Staff writer 6:02 p.m. EST November 10, 2015

Marine veteran Shane's date to the Marine Corps Ball fell out, but he's still determined to honor the Marine Corps family.

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October 30, 2015

Family praises Navy corpsman's aid to rider in fatal motorcycle crash

By Matt McNab
The (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) Island Packet (TNS)
Published: October 30, 2015

(Tribune News Service) — Inside the store, there was no screeching of tires, no crunching of metal to signal what was about to come.

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October 29, 2015

IMAGES: Participants in 'Old Glory Run' carry U.S. flag on 3,540-mile journey

Posted: Oct 29, 2015 4:24 AM CDT
Updated: Oct 29, 2015 9:02 AM CDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A single American flag is making its way across the United States.

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October 20, 2015

18 Tips to Safeguard Your Mobile Devices, Social Media

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Katie Lange, DoD News, Defense Media Activity

It’s 2015. Most of us have computers, smartphones, tablets, even smartwatches. But are you taking the right precautions to keep the personal information that’s stored there safe?

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October 3, 2015

Marine Corps set to field new augmented reality trainer

Matthew L. Schehl, Staff writer 11:40 a.m. EDT October 3, 2015

The Marine Corps is on track to bring the next generation in augmented reality training technology to the field.

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Marine Corps set to field new augmented reality trainer

Matthew L. Schehl, Staff writer 11:40 a.m. EDT October 3, 2015

The Marine Corps is on track to bring the next generation in augmented reality training technology to the field.

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September 26, 2015

Blue Angels prepare for show with practice for 'Wall of Fire'

By William Cole
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (Tribune News Service)
Published: September 26, 2015

Oahu residents will have to wait a few more weeks for the next Blue Angels show, which will include a Navy pilot who grew up in Hawaii Kai, but those around the Marine Corps base today might get a visual reminder of some of the spectacle to come.

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September 9, 2015

Stolen service dog returns to San Diego

Posted: Sep 09, 2015 6:53 PM CDT
Updated: Sep 09, 2015 6:53 PM CDT

VISTA (CNS) - A Marine veteran was scheduled to arrive home Wednesday night with her service dog, which was taken from her Vista home late last year and found about 1,400 miles away in Texas.

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August 4, 2015

FBI ALERT: Middle-Eastern men harassing US Military families outside their homes

By Michele Katz
Updated: August 4th, 2015

Military families in several states are on edge, after being approached near their homes, by Middle-Eastern men asking suspicious and probing questions.

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August 2, 2015

Wounded Marine completes hand-biking trip across USA

Garrett W. Haake, WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C.11:26 p.m. EDT August 2, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. — A wounded Marine is getting some much-needed rest after a 63-day journey across America.

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Heavy Rain, Flood Threat Slowly Decreases Across Southwest

By Becky Elliott, AccuWeather Meteorologist

August 2, 2015; 12:45 PM ET

The stream of moisture into the Southwest is drying out some, so this weekend may not be as wet as the previous few days.

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July 28, 2015

Commandant names congressman an honorary Marine

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writer 1:49 p.m. EDT July 28, 2015

The Marine Corps added a congressman to its ranks Monday evening in an intimate ceremony at the Home of the Commandants in Washington, D.C.

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July 22, 2015

Marines honored during Washington National’s baseball game

by Sgt Terence Brady
Date Taken:07.21.2015 | Date Posted:07.22.2015 10:09

WASHINGTON - The Washington National’s baseball team held a Marine Corps Day July 21, at National’s Park in Washington.

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July 8, 2015

Heartbleed and beyond: Marine Corps ‘cyber range’ trains to fight off hackers

Story by Dan Lamothe July 8, 2015

A virtual training range developed for the Marine Corps to prepare troops for cyber operations has been adapted to do everything from prepare for offensive actions to secure networks defensively against hacking threats like the Heartbleed security bug, Marine officials said.

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May 18, 2015

11th MEU Makes New Friends, Strengthens Ties with Local Community

Story by Cpl Ricardo Hurtado
Date Taken:05.16.2015 | Date Posted:05.18.2015 16:36

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Communities near military installations have a unique perspective on the lifestyle service members and their families live. They are an integral part of the support system that is essential to maintaining an efficient force. The community of Yorba Linda, California, solidified their support by adopting the I Marine Expeditionary Force's 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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May 12, 2015

Fisher House to open at Camp Pendleton

Home away from home for traveling military families visiting wounded loved ones

By Linda McIntosh9:34 A.M.MAY 12, 2015

CAMP PENDLETON — Barely six months after its groundbreaking, a home away from home for military families visiting their wounded at Camp Pendleton’s Naval Hospital is set to be dedicated May 15.

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May 11, 2015

Military keeps heightened security at bases

POSTED 11:54 AM, MAY 11, 2015
BY FOX 5 DIGITAL TEAM, UPDATED AT 12:02PM, MAY 11, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Security at military installations in San Diego County and throughout the country was at a heightened level Monday in response to an increased terror risk nationwide, although no specific threats have been made.

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May 9, 2015

Glow belts, vests no longer required for mid-day PT

Posted: Saturday, May 9, 2015 8:00 am
Eve A. Baker, Staff Writer

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — As of April 23 the requirement to wear a reflective belt or vest at all times while running, walking or bicycling, has been amended: belts or vests are only required during the hours of 4 p.m. through 8 a.m. and during periods of reduced visibility (rain, fog, snow) aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.

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May 4, 2015

Deraps 5K earns funds for 7th year of college scholarships

By Camal Petro
Monday, May 4, 2015

JAMESTOWN — The Deraps family held their seventh annual L.Cpl. Leon B. Deraps Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K Walk/Run/Ride Saturday morning, raising money to help local high school students pay for college. So far, they’ve raised more than $30,000 for 25 to 30 students in the last seven years according to Dale Deraps, Leon Deraps’ father.

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April 29, 2015

Iwo Jima Memorial to Receive a $5.3 Million Facelift

By Ethan Rothstein
April 29, 2015 1:30 pm

One of D.C.’s most prominent philanthropists has turned his eyes — and his wallet — to Rosslyn’s U.S Marine Corps War Memorial.

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March 29, 2015

Penn State to offer degrees, courses at MCRD San Diego

By Joshua Stewart, Staff writer 3:27 p.m. EDT March 29, 2015

Another college is opening up a classroom at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

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March 16, 2015

2015 Warrior Games to be Held at Quantico

DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2015 – The Defense Department’s Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, according to a DoD news release issued today.

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March 5, 2015

Images: Marine Corps Trials 2015

by Sgt Fareeza Ali
Date Taken:03.03.2015 | Date Posted:03.05.2015 19:47

The 2015 Marine Corps Trials competition provides opportunities for the Marines to train as athletes, while increasing their strength so they can continue their military service or develop healthy habits for life outside the service. The Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment enables wounded, ill, and injured Marines to focus on their abilities and to find new avenues to thrive. The fifth annual Marine Corps Trials is being held at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 3-11. Athletes will compete in archery, cycling, shooting, swimming, track, field, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball.

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March 2, 2015

Pendleton hosts paralympic games

Annual Marine Corps Trials start this week
By Linda McIntosh12:19 P.M.MARCH 2, 2015

CAMP PENDLETON — Several hundred injured U.S. Marines and international wounded warrior athletes are set to compete in eight different sports in the annual Marine Corps Trials March 5-11 at Camp Pendleton.

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March 1, 2015

New River Spouse Named Marine Corps Spouse of the Year

By Amanda Wilcox
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 06:59 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- A military spouse in Onslow County has been named the Armed Forces Insurance and Military Spouse Magazine Marine Corps Spouse of the Year.

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January 12, 2015

Central Command's Twitter, You Tube Hacked To Post Threats to Troops

Jan 12, 2015 | by Richard Sisk

U.S. Central Command social media accounts have been hacked to post threatening messages to U.S. troops, purportedly from sympathizers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Pentagon said Monday.

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December 14, 2014

How NORAD's Santa Tracker began: A Sears ad misprint

Chicago Tribune
December 19, 2014 10:33 AM

Children today who track Santa's travels from the North Pole around the world on Christmas Eve through NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) have a 1955 Sears Roebuck misprint to thank.

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How NORAD's Santa Tracker began: A Sears ad misprint

Chicago Tribune
December 19, 2014 10:33 AM

Children today who track Santa's travels from the North Pole around the world on Christmas Eve through NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) have a 1955 Sears Roebuck misprint to thank.

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December 13, 2014

Volunteers place 200K wreaths at Arlington graves, JFK's tomb, Tomb of Unknown

By NewsChannel 8, The Associated Press, Caroline Tucker December 13, 2014 - 10:24 am
Updated: December 13, 2014 - 04:27 pm

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Hundreds of volunteers were at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday to lay more than 200,000 wreaths at headstones throughout the grounds.

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December 9, 2014

New Bern Ballet Company spreads Christmas cheer, performs “The Nutcracker”

Story by Cpl Unique B. Roberts
Date Posted:12.09.2014 14:22

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - More than 1,000 members of the local community watched the New Bern Ballet Company perform its rendition of “The Nutcracker” at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Dec. 6.

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November 25, 2014

Electrical Substation Fire Puts Portions Of Camp Pendleton In The Dark

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By KPBS

A power outage at Camp Pendleton has left mess halls, clinics and wastewater facilities in the dark.

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November 18, 2014

Camp Pendleton Breaks Ground on Fisher House for Visiting Families

By Bridget Naso
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 • Updated at 8:20 PM PST

Camp Pendleton officials broke ground Tuesday on the 65th Fisher House, an important facet for those visiting the base due to an emergency.

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November 11, 2014

Chargers visit AAS Bn during military appreciation campaign

Photos by Sgt Valerie Eppler
Date Posted:11.11.2014 19:39

Players and cheerleaders from the NFL Chargers team visit Marines at the Assault Amphibian School Battalion here Nov. 11.

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November 6, 2014

Video: Joint Daytime Ceremony

Video by Cpl Rafael Rodriguez
Date Taken:11.5.2014 | Date Posted:11.6.2014 3:07PM

U.S. Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen with Marine Corps Installations-East, representing their units during the annual Joint Daytime Ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 5, 2014.

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October 4, 2014

Marine's F-35B jet makes debut at Miramar Air Show

Eras begin, end as CH-46 helo flies last performances
By Gretel C. Kovach9:23 P.M.OCT. 4, 2014Updated10:02 P.M.

Spectators at the Miramar Air Show witnessed the end of an era in Marine aviation and a beginning, when a helicopter that served in the Vietnam War flew its last active duty performance and a stealthy, supersonic F-35B fighter jet flew its San Diego debut.

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September 30, 2014

Miramar Air Show To Feature Final Flight Of Sea Knight ‘Phrog’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The Vietnam-era aircraft CH-46 Sea Knight will fly its final time in an airshow at the 2014 Miramar Air Show, according to MCAS Miramar public affairs:

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September 22, 2014

Procession for fallen Marine runs through Stafford

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
September 22nd, 2014

The Stafford’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Strength and Honor Motorcycle Club will escort the body of a fallen Marine Tuesday from Dover Air Force Base to Covenant Funeral Service at Stafford Courthouse.

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September 17, 2014

Law enforcement bulletin warned of ISIS urging jihad attacks on US soil

By Jana WinterPublished September 17, 2014FoxNews.com

A law enforcement bulletin obtained by FoxNews.com warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for "lone wolves" to attack U.S. soldiers in America in recent months, citing one tweet that called for jihadists to find service members' addresses online and then "show up and slaughter them."

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September 12, 2014

Marine band plays respects to 9/11 fallen, first responders

By Cpl. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity
Sept 12, 2014

NEW YORK, New York --

The Quantico Marine Band journeyed to New York City, New York, to perform at various ceremonies as part of the New York 9/11 Commemoration event, Sept. 11, 2014.

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September 9, 2014

U.S. Marine denied engagement ring refund; he missed deadline while on deployment

By Tracey Porpora | porpora@siadvance.com
on September 09, 2014 at 2:05 PM, updated September 09, 2014 at 7:03 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Two days before being deployed overseas on a seven-month mission, Sgt. Alexander Divito of the U.S. Marines proposed to his sweetheart for Valentine's Day. He gave her a ring worth more than $3,200, which he purchased from Kay Jewelers in North Carolina.

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August 14, 2014

Leatherneck Comedy Tour returns to the Combat Center

By Cpl. Charles Santamaria | I Marine Expeditionary Force | August 14, 2014

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. --

“The Marine looked me straight in the eyes and said, ‘I’ll make sure you get home safe, don’t worry sir,” said Sam Fedele, comedian. “It really hit me at home. I was just doing a show for them in Iraq and he was protecting me from anything that might harm me. To think this is what they do every day is truly amazing. Performing and making them smile is the least I can do.”

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August 11, 2014

AT&T is Making it Easy for Military Spouses to Enjoy Discounted Wireless Services

08/11/2014

The company has updated its existing wireless services discount program for qualified U.S. military personnel to allow their spouses to enroll for the services even while their significant other is away on deployment.

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July 4, 2014

Returning Marine greeted with a grand old surprise

by Dustin Racioppi, USA TODAY
Jul. 4, 2014

BRICK, N.J. -- The mystery unfurled here over eight months.

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June 23, 2014

New horsepower for war zones: Special Forces saddle up

By Jim Michaels
USA Today
Published: June 23, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Calif. — The men emerged over the crest of a ridge and guided their horses along a tree line, skirting a wide meadow. They picked their way along narrow trails, climbing higher into the Sierra until a panorama of snowcapped peaks and a broad green valley unfolded beneath them.

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Military Pay Outpaces Civilians'. Is It Justified?

The Virginian-Pilot | Jun 23, 2014 | by Dianna Cahn

NORFOLK -- Whether you are military or civilian, enlisted or officer -- mention military pay in this region and you are likely to hear an earful.

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June 4, 2014

3 homes destroyed when 2nd Yuma Harrier crashes in a month

By Jennifer Hlad
Stars and Stripes
Published: June 4, 2014

SAN DIEGO — An AV-8B Harrier jet stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., crashed in Imperial, Calif., on Wednesday afternoon, Marine Corps officials said.

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May 25, 2014

US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press
Updated 11:00 am, Sunday, May 25, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain, speaking Sunday to a congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church's fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the sacrifice of veterans around the world as President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for Memorial Day.

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May 14, 2014

EVACUATIONS: 6 San Diego brush fires burning

11:43 AM, May 14, 2014
Updated 2:50 PM

ARLSBAD - Multiple brush fires throughout San Diego County Wednesday have forced evacuations:
Camp Pendleton (Tomahawk Fire):
- Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook personnel
- Camp Pendleton personnel in the 14-Area have been ordered to evacuate to 33-Area parade deck.
- De Luz housing residents
- De Luz Child Development Center
- Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary School
- O'Neill Heights Housing

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May 13, 2014

First-grade class at Hamilton School in Bridgewater befriends Marine in Afghanistan

May 13, 2014 6:21 PM
Written by | Staff Report

BRIDGEWATER — Students from Susan Roxbury’s first-grade class at Hamilton School have learned a bit more about current events and the efforts of Marines serving in Afghanistan.

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Lawmaker calls on US to suspend aid to Mexico over jailed Marine

Published May 13, 2014
FoxNews.com

A key lawmaker on Monday called on the United States to suspend military aid to Mexico in light of the jailing of a Marine Corps sergeant who mistakenly entered the country with firearms.

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May 11, 2014

U.S. Marine veteran wins award for self-portrait

Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 10:00 pm
By Victoria Brito THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD

Gripping both sides of civilian and military life, that is what John Rothschild said his daughter Sarah Rothschild depicts in her award-winning painting, “What Happens There Doesn’t Stay There.”

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May 8, 2014

Mountain leaders sharpen animal packing skills

Story by Cpl Charles Santamaria
Date Posted:05.08.2014 19:24

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Mountain leaders from the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center conducted an Animal Packing Refresher Course at the MCMWTC’s stables, April 29.

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Award-Winning Filmmaker Learned Everything He Needed To Know In The Marine Corps

Jeremy Bender
May 8, 2014, 4:38 PM

Anton Sattler says he could not have made his award-winning CHOSIN documentary or its spin-off graphic novels without what he learned in the Marine Corps.

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May 4, 2014

Modern Marine heritage

Final Exit: Afghanistan War Diary

Gretel C. Kovach
1:05 a.m. May 4, 2014

QUANTICO, Va. — We stopped on our way to Afghanistan so I could accept the Gen. Oliver P. Smith award for local reporting from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Nel Cepeda, the photographer I work with in the war zone, was worried my head might swell too big for my Kevlar helmet. He reminded me that the medal I got for preserving Marine Corps history ranks just above Cracker Jack status, compared to the one on the pale blue ribbon worn by another guest at the annual awards gala last month at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, near Quantico, Va.

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April 25, 2014

US Olympics train with Marines

By Lance Cpl. Matthew Bragg | Marine Corps Base Hawaii | April 25, 2014

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII -- Third Marine Regiment hosted two U.S. Olympic athletes with American300 Warrior Tours aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 16 and 17, 2014.

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April 24, 2014

'Marines & Mickey': New organization sends military families on Disney getaways

By LANCE SHEARER
Posted April 24, 2014 at 10:20 a.m.

Southwest Florida has many military veterans and many initiatives devoted to helping them.

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April 23, 2014

Stranded Marine gets new wheels

Alan Stewart
April 23, 2014 | 11:26 AM

Rick Wimp said he didn't consider it a big deal.

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March 19, 2014

Salutations with a Bang! The Military Gun Salute

BY U.S. NAVY – MARCH 19, 2014
POSTED IN: COMMUNITY, HISTORY & HERITAGE
By MC1 Tim Comerford
Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division

If you’ve ever attended a significant military ceremony, you may not have seen it, but you certainly heard it: the booming report of a military gun salute.

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March 14, 2014

MCAS Miramar hosts Battle Colors Detachment

by Cpl Melissa Eschenbrenner
Date Posted:03.14.2014 20:25

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. - The Battle Colors Detachment of the Commandant's Drum and Bugle Corps, Marine Corps Silent Drill Team and the official Color Guard of the Marine Corps performed for hundreds of spectators aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 14.

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March 5, 2014

Silent Drill Platoon & Blue Angels "Fat Albert"

by SSgt Oscar L Olive IV
Date Taken:03.4.2014 | Date Posted:03.5.2014 5:03PM

The Blue Angels, Marine Corps' C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as "Fat Albert," flies over the Silent Drill Platoon at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., March 4.

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March 3, 2014

Scholarships set up for kids of fallen Pendleton Marines

Scholarship given to kids of Camp Pendleton Marines killed in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal accident

By Linda McIntosh
11:39 a.m.March 3, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON — Children of four Camp Pendleton Marines killed in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal accident last November are getting scholarships to attend college.

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February 20, 2014

Restaurant refuses to seat Marine veteran because of his service-dog-in-training

By Jeff Schogol
Staff writer
Feb. 20, 2014 - 09:15PM

A Marine Corps veteran says he was told to leave a Texas restaurant because he brought his dog in training to be certified as his service animal.

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February 19, 2014

Former President George W. Bush outlines plans to help younger vets

By Jon Harper
Stars and Stripes
Published: February 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — Former President George W. Bush hosted a Military Service Initiative Summit on Wednesday, and spoke about the many problems facing post-9/11 veterans and how his institute hopes to address them.

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February 17, 2014

In Afghan war’s twilight, two farewells in Mass.

US role ebbs, but pain for families will not recede

By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff
February 17, 2014

Erin Vasselian left her job at Starbucks an hour early on Dec. 23, her mind swirling with thoughts of Christmas preparations and a husband stationed with the Marines half a world away in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan.

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February 7, 2014

Documenting bravery of Korean War heroes

'Finnigan's War' film honors grandfather, others who fought 1950-1953

By Gretel C. Kovach
1:28 p.m. Feb. 7, 2014

Toward the end of “Finnigan’s War,” a documentary about Korean War veterans, filmmaker Conor Timmis stands in a clearing in the trees, one hand resting on a tall stone inscribed in memory of Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr.

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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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February 3, 2014

Why Does WUNC Pronounce 'Camp Lejeune' With An 'R'?

By Carol Jackson
Mon February 3, 2014

Camp Lejeune is one of the Marine's largest bases. Here at WUNC, we report on the base regularly because it's located in North Carolina. We used to call it Camp "Luh-JOON". But we recently started pronouncing it "Luh-JERN". How come?

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January 10, 2014

Four more women drop out of Marine Infantry Officer Course

By Hope Hodge Seck | Staff Writer
Jan. 10, 2014 - 06:00AM

Four more female Marine officers have dropped out on the first day of the Infantry Officer Course at Quantico, Va., bringing the number of women who have attempted and failed to complete the course to 14.

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December 15, 2013

Thousands converge on Arlington for Wreaths Across America event

By Kevin Miller
Portland Press Herald, Maine
Published: December 15, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va. — Thousands of people gathered at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday to lay 143,000 Maine-made wreaths on veterans’ graves, helped along by a last-minute surge of donations that enabled organizers to surpass their goal.

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December 14, 2013

Wreaths Across America honors U.S. veterans

Photos by Jared Soares / For The Washington Post
Dec. 14, 2013

Volunteers and family members placed more than 100,000 remembrance wreaths on headstones throughout Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday.

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November 28, 2013

Marines treated to special outing, Thanksgiving Day meal

Oceanside Yacht Club give back to troops
Posted: 11/28/2013
Bob Lawrence

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Fifty Marines on 11 different boats were treated to a day out on the water and a Thanksgiving Day meal, thanks to members of the Oceanside Yacht Club.

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November 27, 2013

O'side Yacht Club serves up maritime twist on Thanksgiving

By Tom Pfingsten 10:09 A.M. NOV. 27, 2013

Oceanside — For a few dozen Camp Pendleton Marines next week, a Thursday in the barracks will become a Thanksgiving morning spent sailing off the coast of North County when the Oceanside Yacht Club opens its doors for an annual military appreciation day at the harbor.

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November 26, 2013

31 Days of Military Thankfulness

November 26, 2013 in Military Life
by Jacey Eckhart

The high school seniors walked behind me as we left the pool. I knew those boys. They were the swimmers everyone watched. They were the ones with bodies made to butterfly, made to soar and plunge through water–all back and arm and chest. Miraculous, really.

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November 10, 2013

Afghanistan, Vietnam veterans hunt together as part of new Montana program

November 10, 2013 5:15 pm • Associated Press

HELENA – A Montana program aiming to honor wounded veterans recently brought two men from different wars together for a hunting excursion in Big Sky Country.

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November 6, 2013

Heartwarming homecoming for 13 US Marines

The 13 Marines from Afghanistan were treated like heroes Monday night at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Their plane taxied beneath an arch of water from fire department hoses and were met by a small crowd of cheering USO volunteers, firefighters, police officers and airport workers.

By Don Babwin, Associated Press / November 6, 2013
Chicago

A group of Marines on their way home from Afghanistan got something they didn't expect after spending the better part of five days getting on and off planes as they tried to get from one side of the globe to another: cheers from a small crowd of police, a fire truck water salute and first-class plane tickets.

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November 1, 2013

Veterans Day: Discounts and Freebies

Military.com| by Heather Sweeney
11/01/13

The following is a list of nearly 100 Veterans Day discounts on goods, services and dining for 2013. Please check back frequently as the list is updated.

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October 23, 2013

Army chief warns: Budget cuts making US military 'dysfunctional'

Cebu : Philippines | Oct 23, 2013 at 2:41 AM PDT
By skooter

Skooter reports 10/23/13

Just two Army brigades are combat-ready, that’s what Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said this week and that with budget cuts the military’s ability to train its own troops is being held back

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October 5, 2013

Pendleton blaze sends plume over N. County

Hospital patients, O'Neil housing evacuated
By J. Harry Jones and Gretel C. Kovach 1:57 P.M. OCT. 5, 2013 Updated 5:28 P.M.

CAMP PENDLETON — A large fire on Camp Pendleton Saturday afternoon prompted evacuations at the base hospital and some housing, and sent up an enormous plume of black smoke that could be seen halfway across the county.

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September 10, 2013

Unity felt after attacks endures

Tragedy created bond for military and civilians

By Gretel C. Kovach
9:18 p.m.Sept. 10, 2013
Updated12:24 p.m.Sept. 11, 2013

Twelve years ago, terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon, hitting symbols of the industrial and military might that underpin American power.

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Marine cycles cross-county to honor fallen comrades

By Linda McIntosh
6 a.m.Sept. 10, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON — A retired Marine is cycling cross-country to visit American Gold Star Mothers and honor comrades killed in combat.

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August 19, 2013

New funds, location for Vets Day parade

Hard times no more for annual parade in a military town?

By Jeanette Steele
12:24 p.m.Aug. 19, 2013

After years of painful fund-raising and being shuffled from site to site, the San Diego Veteran's Day parade will get a new title sponsor and return to Harbor Drive, the location that one organizer called the most prestigious start line in town.

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August 8, 2013

General's fallen son inspires mother

Kelly family helped foundation raise record amount of scholarship funding

By Gretel C. Kovach
3:58 p.m.Aug. 8, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON — When Karen Kelly’s son died in Afghanistan, she felt a duty to honor him and the sacrifices he made as the child of a Marine and later as a Marine himself.

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National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 6, 2013

Posted by StevenLeeDouglasWV on August 8, 2013

The Army National Guard, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve and the Coast Guard Reserve announced this week a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists, while the Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, and the Air National Guard announced an increase of activated reservists. The net collective result is 290 fewer activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week.

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August 2, 2013

Documentary starring Marines to be shown at Oceanside Film Fest

By Linda McIntosh
6:40 a.m.Aug. 2, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON — Camp Pendleton Marines will be featured in the documentary, “Patrol Base Jaker” to be screened Aug. 24 during Oceanside’s International Film Festival

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July 19, 2013

11th MEU Resumes Hikes

By 11th MEU Public Affairs | 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit | July 19, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
Marines and sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed their first unit hike behind a new commanding officer here, July 19.

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July 10, 2013

A small world, smaller Corps: Texas Marines stay together for more than 60 years

Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow
Story by Cpl. Thomas Bricker
07.10.2013 18:47

MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif. - California’s High Desert has become home for countless veterans over the years. But what are the chances of three friends from two Texas cities no more than 150 miles apart joining the Corps in 1947, coming to Barstow in the 1950s, and remaining there for more than 60 years?

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2nd Marine Aircraft Wing & Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Pointt

Story by Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki
07.10.2013

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 is scheduled to deploy to Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., to support Integrated Training Exercise 5-13, from mid-July to mid-August.

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July 4, 2013

Parsippany Marine returns home from Afghanistan

Mayor declares day for soldier
Written by Michael Izzo | Jul. 4, 2013

PARSIPPANY — When Parsippany native Sam Fendler returned home from Afghanistan, he might have expected his family to throw him a welcome home party, but he certainly didn’t anticipate the mayor naming a day in his honor.

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July 2, 2013

Sewing a new Star-Spangled Banner the old way

Harriet Baskas NBC News contributor
July 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM ET

Oh, say can you sew?

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June 22, 2013

A tail-wagging reunion for Marine

Donita Naylor
Published: 22 June 2013 10:48 AM

SCITUATE - State troopers and Marines teared up Friday when a former Marine who earned a Purple Heart in Afghanistan was reunited with his former partner, the bomb-sniffing dog who saved his life.

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June 16, 2013

Marine adopts dog he served with in Afghanistan

By Linh Ta
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa
Published: June 16, 2013

PARKERSBURG, Iowa --- When Parkserburg Marine Matt Hatala first met Chaney, the two were like oil and water. Both were bull headed and didn't like to listen, and Chaney dragged Hatala all over the place.

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June 10, 2013

Marine hero's name forever a part of Columbus Park School

by Walter Bird Jr.
Story Created: Jun 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM EDT

US Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr. ships out later this month for his fourth tour of duty overseas. He heads back to Afghanistan, where on July 11, 2010 he unwittingly assumed the role of hero when his staff sergeant was mortally wounded, leading his platoon to safety out of the "kill zone." He returns a recipient of the Navy Cross for those actions, a distinction bestowed upon him in December. He also returns with his name forever etched into the history of the elementary school where he grew up.

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June 5, 2013

New vets home a country retreat

In foothills of Alpine, 20 beds now available for homeless vets

By Jeanette Steele
6:21 p.m.June 5, 2013

A new 20-bed center for homeless veterans has quietly opened in the Alpine foothills.

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June 4, 2013

Marines take on 'fish from hell' in Quantico snakehead derby

By Joshua Rhett Miller
Published June 04, 2013

The few, the proud, the snakehead hunters.

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June 1, 2013

Down, dirty at Camp Pendleton Mud Run

By Adrian Vore
5:38 p.m.June 1, 2013

CAMP PENDELTON — Thousands of runners said to heck with a Saturday morning run on San Diego sidewalks and instead took to the wild hills of Camp Pendleton for the World Famous Mud Run.

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May 30, 2013

StoryCorps wants young vets' tales

National oral history group in San Diego June 3-22
By Jeanette Steele 5:17 P.M. MAY 30, 2013

Starting next week, San Diego veterans and their families will have a chance to record their memories of military service through StoryCorps, a national nonprofit oral history organization.

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May 27, 2013

Americans gather to honor fallen servicemembers

The Associated Press
Published: May 27, 2013

Americans gathered at cemeteries, memorials and monuments nationwide to honor fallen military service members on Memorial Day, at a time when combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years and the ranks of World War II veterans dwindles.

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May 22, 2013

Troops, Families Can Visit Museums Free for Summer

By Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service | Headquarters Marine Corps | May 22, 2013

WASHINGTON --

During the busy season of military transfers, adjusting to new communities and registering children for school, more than 2,000 museums across the nation will open their doors, free of charge, to service members and their families as a break from the summer challenges, a Defense Department official said today.

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It will be memorable Memorial Day at Alpine's cemetery

By Logan Jenkins6 a.m.May 22, 2013

Memorial Day, we’re reminded this time of year, was originally called Decoration Day, a day in late May set aside for the adornment of the fallen’s resting places with flowers, flags, endearments.

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May 14, 2013

Educators get tough during Marine Corps workshop

By Sgt. Tyler Hlavac | 4th Marine Corps District | May 14, 2013
Beaufort, S.C. --

Thirty five educators from West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio endured the rigors of Marine Corps boot camp during the 2013 Educator Workshop, April 30 to May 3, to gain a better understanding of the Marine Corps.

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April 22, 2013

Family of deceased Arlington Heights Marine sends care packages to troops

4/22/2013 5:35 AM
By Steve Zalusky

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. James Stack, of Arlington Heights, made the ultimate sacrifice for his country on Nov. 10, 2010, in southern Afghanistan.

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April 20, 2013

Veterans gather to remember Beirut embassy bombing

By MATTHEW ADKINS - Daily News Staff
Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 23:07 PM.

While the nation is mourning the recent events in Boston and the recent explosion in West, Texas, area residents gathered Saturday to remember a terrorist attack 30 years ago.

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April 16, 2013

The man in the hat at Boston Marathon finish line: Carlos Arredondo didn't set out to be hero

By John Newland, Staff Writer, NBC News
April 16, 2013

It’s an iconic image that captures a moment when one Boston Marathon bystander became much more.

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March 27, 2013

Airport screenings eased for injured troops

By Patricia Kime - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Mar 27, 2013 11:07:00 EDT

Starting today, injured service members no longer will need to remove their shoes, jackets or hats at airport security checkpoints, but they must call ahead to qualify for the perk.

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March 26, 2013

Semper Wi-Fi: Marines Get Keyboards Along With Rifles

By Paul D. Shinkman March 26, 2013 | 12:18 p.m. EDT

The military service branch that defines itself on the ability to storm and seize enemy beaches at a moment's notice will soon classify desk jockeys among its most important warriors.

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March 24, 2013

‘Amazing Race’ Apologizes for Anti-American Episode

By Todd Starnes
March 24, 2013

CBS apologized Sunday night one week after the television show “Amazing Race” broadcast what critics called an “anti-American” segment that offended Vietnam War veterans.

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March 15, 2013

Wounded Warrior Accommodations

Special Consideration

15 March 2013

TSA wants to facilitate the screening of injured and wounded service members. To address these specific situations, TSA has established the Wounded Warrior/Military Severely Injured Joint Support Operations Center Program to support and facilitate the movement of severely injured service members and veterans through the security screening process at our nation’s airports.

March 11, 2013

Website gives troops, veterans a way to verify their service online

By Cathy Jett
The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.
Published: March 11, 2013

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Businesses, non-profits and even the government have long been wary of offering exclusive deals online to military personnel, veterans and their families.

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February 18, 2013

Surfers, Marines in a tussle over Trestles

A disagreement over whether the famed surf break should be listed as a historic site is threatening to drive a wedge between two groups that had recently set aside differences and become allies.

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
February 18, 2013, 6:50 p.m.

A disagreement over a well-known slice of the Southern California coast is threatening to drive a wedge between Marines and surfers, groups that had recently set aside differences and become political allies.

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February 14, 2013

Former Westboro protester apologizes to mother of slain soldier

By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News | The Lookout
February 14, 2013

A former member of the Westboro Baptist Church–a fringe group based in Topeka, Kan., that pickets soldiers' funerals–apologized to the mother of a 21-year-old soldier killed in Afghanistan on a talk show on Wednesday.

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February 9, 2013

Love letters from history's front lines

By Peter Rowe
6 p.m.Feb. 9, 2013

On March 3, 1945, Pfc. Alfred Campbell scribbled a quick note to his new bride. From the intimate and affectionate tone, there’s no doubt this is a love letter — but one written from a howling abyss.

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February 8, 2013

Original Iwo Jima monument to be auctioned

By Ula Ilnytzky - The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Feb 8, 2013 8:55:00 EST

NEW YORK — A long-forgotten piece of America’s military history is going up for sale.

The original smaller statue of the iconic raising of the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in 1945 is expected to fetch up to $1.8 million later this month at a New York auction dedicated to World War II artifacts.

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February 4, 2013

Area teachers are boot-camp serious about delving into Marine experience

February 04, 2013 6:00 am • By TONY REID

MOWEAQUA — The few. The proud. The teachers?

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January 29, 2013

Executives learn ethics the hard way: From Marines

Jim Michaels, USA TODAY8:33a.m. EST January 29, 2013

QUANTICO, Va. – Sunlight was filtering through the trees as the team trudged up yet another hill to the final objective of the morning.

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January 12, 2013

Afghan command vet takes over in Twentynine Palms

Written by Denise Goolsby and Drew Schmenner
The Desert Sun
Jan 12, 2013

On a sunny, unusually brisk afternoon for the high desert, Maj. Gen. David H. Berger on Friday assumed command of the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms from Brig. Gen. George W. Smith Jr.

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January 4, 2013

Marine Corps museum, base seek welcome-home signs

By Cpl. Christopher Duncan |
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton |
January 04, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- All the welcome-home signs hung here for those returning from deployment eventually come down. And despite whatever care and sincerity went into delivering the message, the posters and banners often end up either stored away or in a trash bin.

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December 20, 2012

Marines’ new alcohol policy strictest in U.S. military

By Rowan Scarborough, The Washington Times
Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Marine Corps‘ new on-duty standard for drinking alcohol is so strict that less than one drink at lunch would trigger a “positive” and get a warrior in hot water.


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December 19, 2012

Have yourself a merry little Christmas dinner

By Lance Cpl. Paul E. Wyatt | Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
December 19, 2012

With the holiday season upon the Marines and Sailors of Cherry Point, one can practically smell Mom’s Christmas turkey roasting.

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December 15, 2012

Wreaths Across America 2012 at Arlington National Cemetery

Stars and Stripes
Published: December 15, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. — What began as a goodwill gesture by a Maine businessman who found himself with a surplus of Christmas wreaths two decades ago continued its annual growth trend Saturday when 20,000 volunteers took part in the Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Delta Airlines: ‘We failed’ double-amputee Marine on recent flight

By Annie Groer
The Washington Post
Published: December 15, 2012

A Delta Airlines official conceded Friday that “we failed” Marine Cpl. Christian Brown, the double amputee prevented by a flight crew from taking a first-class seat offered by strangers after he was clumsily wheeled down the length of the plane to the last row in coach.

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December 11, 2012

Budweiser Clydesdales make a splash at Camp Lejeune

Story by Lance Cpl. Scott Whiting | Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune | Date: 12.11.2012

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - The Budweiser Clydesdale horses recognizable from the brewing company’s Super Bowl commercials and other promotions visited Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Dec. 8 as part of an East Coast military installations tour.

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November 26, 2012

The View from the Ledge: The Fiscal Cliff and How it Affects Military Families

By Maranatha Bivens, Communications Editor
November 26, 2012

You’ve seen the scene before—the football playing, letterman jacket wearing, small-town-sweetheart finds himself on the wrong side of the tracks, and accepts a drag racing challenge from the east side toughs. The game is chicken, with both drivers racing toward dead man’s bluff to see who bails out first. Racing toward the cliff, small-town-sweetheart tries to get out of the car, but his seatbelt is stuck. Will he make it out before reaching the edge?

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November 16, 2012

U.S. Marine Surprises Sons at College Football Game

By Katie Kindelan
Nov 16, 2012 1:41pm

When 10-year-old Noah Ricafrente and his 8-year-old brother, Elijah, got tickets to the Eastern Carolina University football game with the rest of their Pop Warner football team, it was a big deal.

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November 13, 2012

Toys for Tots putting smiles on the faces of children since 1947

By Pfc. Norman Eckles | U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve | November 13, 2012

BARSTOW, Calif. -- In December 1947, Maj. Bill Hendricks, United States Marine Corps Reserve, and a group of Marine reservists collected and distributed more than 5,000 toys to children in low income families throughout the city of Los Angeles, thus sparking the idea of the Toy for Tots program.

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November 8, 2012

Restaurants to offer free food on Veterans Day

By Bruce Horovitz - USA TODAY
Posted : Thursday Nov 8, 2012 6:57:15 EST

For veterans, this is the three-day weekend to stop counting calories and start devouring free grub.

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November 2, 2012

Marine back from Afghanistan surprises little brother during school play

By Ioanna Makris
Updated 8:57 a.m., Friday, November 2, 2012

Fourth graders at Highland Park Elementary School in Nederland held a music program for veterans day Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. One of the fourth-graders, Justice Kay, right, was surprised because his big brother, Sheridan Davis, left, came home from Afghanistan for a quick visit and came to the show without any notice to his little brother ahead of time.

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October 29, 2012

Marine’s Two Dogs Go Nuts When He Returns From Afghanistan – Watch

Mon, October 29, 2012 10:20am EDT by Chloe Melas

A dog really is a man’s best friend. Nic Dunsworth was gone for months in Afghanistan and there were two ladies that really missed him: his Siberian Huskies, Zoie and Isibella.

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October 28, 2012

Wounded Marine gets boost in rebuilding life

By Martin Griffith - The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Oct 28, 2012 11:53:38 EDT

RENO, Nev. — A Marine who has undergone 22 surgeries and lost a leg since being critically wounded in an explosion in Afghanistan is getting a big boost in rebuilding his life in Nevada.

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October 26, 2012

Marine injured in Afghanistan throws first pitch at World Series

Tony Perry in San Diego
October 26, 2012 | 10:23 am

Marine Cpl. Nicholas Kimmel, who lost both legs and his left arm in Afghanistan, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Thursday's World Series game in San Francisco: a strike.

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October 24, 2012

Video: Marine meets daughter for first time

WIVB4 News
Published : Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012, 8:42 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (CNN/WTSP) - She was born while he was overseas in Afghanistan. And this week, a U.S. Marine got to hold his infant daughter for the first time.

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October 21, 2012

A NEW KIND OF COMMANDER

As fewer serve in the U.S. military, are presidential hopefuls with such experience a thing of the past?

Written by
John Wilkens
12:01 a.m., Oct. 21, 2012
Updated 8:30 p.m. , Oct. 20, 2012

President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney spend a lot of time on the campaign trail talking about their differences.

One similarity they rarely mention: Neither served in the military.

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October 19, 2012

Actor Gary Sinise as ‘the new Bob Hope’

Advocate for wounded troops performing at Naval Medical Center San Diego

Written by
Gretel C. Kovach
6:13 p.m., Oct. 19, 2012

Some of actor Gary Sinise’s most memorable roles have been public servants injured in the line of fire who found solace in the healing power of relationships.

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States struggling to meet deadlines for delivering absentee ballots

By Joyce Tsai
Stars and Stripes
Published: October 18, 2012

WASHINGTON — Nearly three years after Congress passed a law to guarantee military and overseas voters receive their absentee ballots at least 45 days before a federal election, several states are still failing to comply with the law.

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October 12, 2012

Osprey in the spotlight at air show

Marines tout hybrid tilt-rotor as Corps builds fleet at Miramar

Written by
Gretel C. Kovach
8:24 p.m., Oct. 12, 2012

The Osprey MV-22, a hybrid tilt-rotor that takes off like a helicopter and flies like a plane, has been featured in the Miramar Air Show for years. Until now, the revolutionary aircraft with a notorious early development history merely played a supporting role in the simulated combat assault by the Marine Air Ground Task Force.

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October 11, 2012

Marine steps in to help boy finish triathlon

By Gina Harkins - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Oct 11, 2012 10:19:52 EDT

On the morning 11-year-old Ben Baltz was preparing to race in a triathlon, his dad gave him a piece of dark chocolate. When he opened it, the inside of the foil wrapper contained a message for the young athlete — “You’re exactly where you need to be.”

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October 10, 2012

Strike up the band! Marine musicians among favorites at annual State Fair of Texas

ERIC AASEN The Dallas Morning News
October 10, 2012 - 9:19 am EDT

DALLAS — In the late afternoon, in a quiet corner of the State Fair, the crowds flocked to the bleachers, surrounding the dozens of musicians who stood on the field in perfectly straight lines.

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October 9, 2012

New Miramar commanders talk air show, ops, family life

Q and A with Maj. Gen. (select) Steven Busby and Col. J.P. Farnam

Written by
Gretel C. Kovach
7:02 p.m., Oct. 9, 2012

More than 500,000 people are expected to flock to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar this weekend for the annual three-day air show that begins Friday. The event billed as the nation’s largest is a chance for the Defense Department to wow the tax-paying public with full-throttle demonstrations of costly newer aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor performing this year.

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October 4, 2012

Insider outrage: Families feel added sense of violation, betrayal

By Megan McCloskey
Stars and Stripes
Published: October 4, 2012

The attacks are personal.

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October 3, 2012

Marines have landed, San Francisco is well in-hand

Courtesy Story | 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade | Date: 10.02.2012

SAN FRANCISCO - Marines from Camp Pendleton-based 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and the 1st Marine Division Band have landed in San Francisco for Fleet Week 2012, Oct 3-8.

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Debate over military voting heats up

By Hugh Lessig
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)
Published: October 3, 2012

Military families are a key voting bloc in battleground Virginia, but one group fears its voice will be under-represented on Election Day.

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Military Child of the Year nominations open

By Karen Jowers - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Oct 3, 2012 9:39:08 EDT

Nominations open today, Oct. 3, for Operation Homefront’s 2013 Military Child of the Year awards, which recognize military children who have shown resilience and strength of character and who thrive in the face of the challenges of military life.

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September 30, 2012

Many Iraq, Afghanistan war veterans choosing 'second service'

By Allen G. Breed
AP National Writer
Published: September 30, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The link between U.S. military service and running for office is as old as the republic itself. It started with George Washington, who famously wrote that, "When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen."

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September 25, 2012

Marine’s family hopes Iran will release him

By Elisha Anderson - Detroit Free Press via AP
Posted : Tuesday Sep 25, 2012 8:04:40 EDT

DETROIT — A Flint, Mich., family whose son has been imprisoned in Iran for more than a year is hoping that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will hear about his situation while visiting the U.S. this week and arrange the release of Amir Hekmati.

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September 24, 2012

Bush hosts golf tourney for wounded military

By Jamie Stengle - The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Sep 24, 2012 9:33:50 EDT

IRVING, Texas — As former President George W. Bush kicked off a golf tournament for wounded members and veterans of the U.S. military Monday, he said the event was not only a chance to watch good golf, but also “a celebration of patriotism, courage and sacrifice.”

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September 23, 2012

Even in retirement, Marine dog clears yards of IEDs

By Jerry Wofford
Tulsa World, Okla.
Published: September 23, 2012

When Coal got to Biscuit Acres Dog Park for the first time earlier this month, he immediately sniffed out the perimeter.

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September 21, 2012

Marine Corps Times: Win a Kindle in our first Family Essay Contest

Write an essay — win a Kindle

Posted : Friday Sep 21, 2012 14:40:15 EDT

The ties that bind a military family are unlike any other. In an upcoming collectible magazine tribute — “Love and Honor: Service, Commitment and the Military Family — those indelible relationships will come to life in a portrait of devotion to duty, service and loved ones in uniform, told in family members’ own words.

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September 13, 2012

Bank of America Asks Consumers to Join Them in Expressing Thanks to Military Service Members and Veterans This Fall

Multiple Opportunities to Show Support and Generate $1 Donations to Wounded Warrior Project™

Business WirePress Release: Bank of America – Thu, Sep 13, 2012 2:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Continuing its long history of support for active members of the military, veterans, and their families, Bank of America has launched a campaign that will raise up to $250,000 for Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Titled “Express Your Thanks,” the broad-ranging campaign asks consumers, employees and sports fans to make simple gestures of gratitude that will each generate a $1 donation from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation*. “Express Your Thanks” launched on September 11 and will continue until Veterans Day.

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September 11, 2012

Cop hunts down Marine’s stolen boot camp ring

By Bethany Crudele - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Sep 11, 2012 11:55:08 EDT

When Liam Riden’s home was burglarized last Christmas, a cherished piece of his Marine Corps past was stolen: the scarlet-and-gold ring he received upon completing boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., in 2006.

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11th anniversary ceremony of 9/11 begins in NY

By JENNIFER PELTZ
The Associated Press
Published: September 11, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.

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September 10, 2012

Triple-amputee veteran gets 'smart' home on September 11

By Katherine Dorsett Bennett, CNN
updated 6:53 PM EDT, Mon September 10, 2012

(CNN) -- While serving on an assignment in Afghanistan on October 23, 2010, Marine Cpl. Juan Dominguez landed on a buried bomb after slipping down an embankment and lost both of his legs and his right arm in an explosion.

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September 3, 2012

Father of fallen Marine chronicles loss of son in book

By Jim Carney
Akron Beacon Journal
Published: September 3, 2012

The ripple effects of losing a son in Iraq took the Warner family on a journey into darkness.

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September 2, 2012

Woodworkers give veterans proper burials

By Danny Valentine - Tampa Bay Times via The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Sep 2, 2012 16:01:22 EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tom Jones was disturbed.

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August 16, 2012

Lives of the MarDet Marines can be fast-paced but always regimented

By Coby Smith
Special to Soundoff!
Posted 8/16/12

All is quiet in the halls of the Marine Detachment on Fort Meade until about 4 a.m. when alarms start to blare, doors crack open and slam shut, and the sounds of shuffling can be heard down the stairs as the Devil Dogs head to morning formation.

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August 11, 2012

Military bids farewell to the 'Flag Mama'

Hundreds turn out for a service for Laura Froehlich, an Air Force veteran who greeted thousands of troops leaving for or returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
August 11, 2012

RIVERSIDE — For more than a decade, Laura Froehlich, an irrepressible civic dynamo known as the "Flag Mama," made it her duty to greet military personnel departing for Iraq and Afghanistan or returning from those war zones.

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August 10, 2012

Mural a tribute to all who served

Wall in Plymouth VFW Post 1425 includes scenes from 6 wars in which U.S. fought.

Bill O'Boyle - boboyle@timesleader.com - 570-829-7218 - Twitter: @TLBillOBoyle
Aug 10

PLYMOUTH – The mural takes up one entire wall at the Plymouth Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1425.

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August 9, 2012

Major charity accused of misusing money intended for injured vets

By JULIE WATSON
The Associated Press
Published: August 9, 2012

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- California's attorney general has sued a major veterans charity on allegations that its directors misused millions of dollars in private donations for hefty pensions and other perks, including more than $80,000 in golf memberships for its board members.

Help Hospitalized Veterans of Winchester ranks among the nation's top 1 percent of charities for the amount of money it reports raising annually. Prosecutors say the group - whose primary mission is to provide homebound and hospitalized veterans with arts and crafts kits - has reported more than $436 million in revenue since 2001.

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August 2, 2012

Military groups oppose Obama campaign lawsuit

By Ann Sanner - The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Aug 2, 2012 17:38:40 EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fifteen military groups are opposing a federal lawsuit in Ohio brought by President Obama’s campaign because they say it could threaten voter protections afforded to service members, such as the extended time they have to cast a ballot.

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July 29, 2012

'Build Brigade' gets to work for wounded vet

Community members help build accessible house

By Kathleen Ronayne
News Staff Reporter
Published:July 29, 2012, 12:08 AM

NORTH TONAWANDA - Dust and the percussion of hammers on nails filled the air as Marine Cpl. Paul Schaus, who lost both legs in Afghanistan, watched his new home take shape Saturday afternoon.

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July 28, 2012

Surprises mark WWII veterans' Honor Flight visit to memorial

By Carlos Bongioanni
Stars and Stripes
Published: July 28, 2012

WASHINGTON — “It was priceless.”

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July 21, 2012

Family needs help finding missing dog rescued by Marines in Afghanistan

Kujo missing Afghani dog

July 21, 2012
By: Jerrie Dean

On Friday, a family in Texas has increased the reward for Kujo, their missing dog that was a U.S. Marine squadrons companion while in Afghanistan, reports KWTX news.

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July 20, 2012

Groups team up to build home for wounded Marine in Virginia

By Jeff Branscome
The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.
Published: July 20, 2012

Sgt. John Peck says he remembers everything.

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July 18, 2012

Joyce Orrell serves wounded warriors in Purple Heart Family Support program

July 18, 2012

The soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in the United States armed forces are some of the toughest, most dedicated, most dependable personnel that make up the most formidable fighting force on earth.

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Diamond Marine critically injured in Afghanistan Locals mobilize to raise funds for family, show support

By: Jessica Shumaker - jshumaker@morrisdailyherald.com
Created: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 9:00 a.m. CDT

DIAMOND — Area groups are mobilizing to support a local Marine who was critically injured last week by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan.

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July 16, 2012

Falls County: Reward Grows For Lost Dog That Marines Rescued In Afghanistan

FALLS COUNTY (July 16, 2012)-The reward has been increased for Kujo, a missing 130-pound dog that was rescued by a group of U.S. Marines in Afghanistan and adopted by a Falls County couple.

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Brush Fire Breaks Out On Camp Pendleton; Smoke Drifts Over Valley

A vegetation fire on base was no threat to Southwest Riverside County or Fallbrook, according to the North County Fire Protection District, but the area was getting smoky Monday afternoon.

By Daniel Woolfolk
July 16, 2012

A 75-acre vegetation fire broke out at Camp Pendleton Monday, but there was no threat to the area, North County Fire Protection District is telling its Facebook followers.

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July 11, 2012

Faster airport screening for troops hits snag

By Rick Maze - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Jul 11, 2012 15:51:57 EDT

Expedited airport screening for service members and their families was ordered by Congress last year, but it won’t happen at every airport until the end of 2013 because of problems verifying that travelers are really military members.

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July 9, 2012

New airport security procedures available for wounded warriors

By John Gillie
The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.
Published: July 9, 2012

The Transportation Security Administration is making a new program available for wounded and injured veterans that’s designed to make their passage through airport security screening easier and more dignified.

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July 8, 2012

Military brides benefit from national program

By Courtney Mabeus - The Frederick News-Post via the AP
Posted : Sunday Jul 8, 2012 16:27:43 EDT

FREDERICK, Md. — Katie Marks-McAuley’s husband proposed on a Saturday. The couple married on a beach the following Wednesday — just a few days before her groom deployed to Afghanistan.

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July 6, 2012

Eagle, globe and anchor make Daytona appearance

Staff report
Posted : Friday Jul 6, 2012 17:32:22 EDT

Marine NASCAR fans should be on the lookout for a cherished Marine symbol during Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

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July 3, 2012

S.C. approves more plates recognizing military

By Seanna Adcox - The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Jul 3, 2012 16:57:09 EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Special license plates that recognize South Carolina’s veterans, active military personnel and their parents are among dozens of new plate designs authorized by legislators.

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June 29, 2012

Lansing Marine receives hero's welcome

June 29, 2012 • By Carrie Steinweg Times

LANSING | There were splashes of red, white and blue all around Lansing on Thursday and it wasn’t just because Independence Day is approaching.

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June 17, 2012

A poignant Father's Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

By Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY
June 17, 2012

WASHINGTON – Every Father's Day, Mike Cruden comes to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to lay down a red rose in memory of his Marine father.

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Marine Week in Cleveland wraps up Sunday

The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Jun 17, 2012 12:07:18 EDT

CLEVELAND — A high-profile visit by almost 800 Marines in Ohio wraps up Sunday after amphibious assault exercises on Lake Erie this weekend.

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June 16, 2012

Clevelanders remark on Marine Week Cleveland

Story by Sgt. Shannon Yount | Marine Week | Date: 06.16.2012

CLEVELAND - Thousands of Clevelanders and visitors from as far away as Virginia came to see more than 750 Marines showcase their skills, equipment, vehicles and aircraft during Marine Week Cleveland June 11-17.

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Marines demonstrate their capabilities by air, land, sea

Story by Cpl. Chelsea Flowers | Marine Week | Date: 06.16.2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio - More than 50,000 Clevelanders gathered at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland for a Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration during Marine Week Cleveland June 16.

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June 15, 2012

Marine Week Cleveland Saturday events

Courtesy Story | Headquarters Marine Corps | Date: 06.15.2012

Marine Day at Burke Lakefront Airport
All attendees must enter Burke through Gate 9 located off North Marginal, which will be closed to vehicle traffic to ensure the safety of attendees walking from the parking lot to the gate. Gates will open at 10 a.m. and Marine Day activities will begin at 11 a.m. Spectators are encouraged to use public transportation, as parking will be limited to the municipal lot located across the shoreway from the track/airport. Parking is also available at Tower City and various parking lots located throughout downtown.

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June 14, 2012

Marine Week Cleveland Thursday events

Courtesy Story | Headquarters Marine Corps | Date: 06.14.2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Marine Week, a celebration of community, country, and Corps, continues to showcase the unique aspects of America’s Marine Corps through more than 60 events including civic engagements, band performances and much more, June 11-17.

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June 13, 2012

Marine Week Cleveland Wednesday events

Courtesy Story | Headquarters Marine Corps | Date: 06.13.2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Marine Week, a celebration of community, country, and Corps, continues to showcase the unique aspects of America’s Marine Corps through more than 60 events including civic engagements, band performances and much more, 11-17 June.

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June 12, 2012

Marine Week Cleveland MCMAP demonstration wows crowd

Story by Lance Cpl. Michelle Piehl | Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing | Date: 06.12.2012

CLEVELAND – Community members are able to get a unique look into the heart of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program during Marine Week Cleveland, June 11-17.

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June 11, 2012

The Marines Have Landed

Courtesy Story | Headquarters Marine Corps | Date: 06.11.2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio – It’s Game Day, and the United States Marine Corps has landed in Cleveland for Marine Week 2012! A celebration of community, country and Corps, the weeklong campaign will showcase the unique aspects of America’s Marine Corps through more than 60 events including civic engagements, military demonstrations, band performances and much more.

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June 7, 2012

MARINES DEFEND, DESERVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH

By Eric Rassbach
12:01 a.m., June 7, 2012
Updated 5:13 p.m. , June 6, 2012

The hills of Arlington Cemetery are covered with crosses, Stars of David and other symbols showing where fallen soldiers lie. These symbols are found all around the world, from the shores of Normandy to the hills of the Philippines. Wherever American service members have fought and died they have sought not just to bury their dead, but to commemorate them.

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May 27, 2012

Symbolic stamp would support veterans

By Richard Simon
Los Angeles Times
Published: May 27, 2012

WASHINGTON - During World War II, Americans of all ages shelled out dimes and dollars for the war effort.

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May 26, 2012

Memorial Day: Remembering fallen of two wars

By Allen G. Breed - The Associated Press
Posted : Saturday May 26, 2012 11:25:43 EDT

Most people run marathons to challenge themselves. Maj. George Kraehe runs them to challenge others. As a member of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors’ “run & remember team,” the New Mexico Army National Guard officer has participated in 20 races.

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By the numbers: Veterans and Memorial Day

By Amy Roberts and Lindsey Knight, CNN Library
updated 7:37 AM EDT, Sat May 26, 2012

Washington (CNN) -- As the country heads into the Memorial Day weekend, there are still almost 1.5 million U.S soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed in war zones or combat missions worldwide, and the 3,000th coalition service member, a U.S. sailor, has died in Afghanistan.

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Volunteers Place Flags at Cemetery for Veterans

By Jillian Petrus, Reporter
Story Created: May 26, 2012

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Every Memorial Day volunteers, families, service men and women place 1500 small flags at the graves of veterans in Cedar Memorial Cemetery. Those, flags mark the graves of men and women who bravely served our country.

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May 24, 2012

High school students get to experience engineering first-hand

Story by Lance Cpl. Scott Whiting | Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune | Date: 05.24.2012

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Math and science are two subjects the average high school student hates. For the students who embrace these studies however, engineering is a viable career choice.

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Country star donates 25 homes to injured vets

By Chris Talbott - The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday May 24, 2012 8:42:53 EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tim McGraw will be saluting veterans in a big way while on tour this summer.

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May 23, 2012

New York City readies for Fleet Week

The Associated Press
Posted : Wednesday May 23, 2012 10:06:33 EDT

NEW YORK — Naval vessels ranging from a U.S. amphibious assault ship to a Finnish minelayer are participating in New York City’s Fleet Week, which runs Wednesday through May 30.

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May 22, 2012

1,600 museums offer troops free tickets

By Brett Zongker - The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday May 22, 2012 8:49:06 EDT

WASHINGTON — More than 1,600 museums across the country will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer in a program that has more than doubled in size since 2010.

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Taylor Swift sends flowers, condolences to family of marine killed in action

Published May 22, 2012
FoxNews.com

Taylor Swift offered condolences to the family of a marine killed in action by sending flowers to his home and calling his parents.

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May 21, 2012

Taylor Swift To Honor Fallen Camp Pendleton Marine In New Video

Monday, May 21, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Country music superstar Taylor Swift plans to honor fallen Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Wade Wilson by wearing his dog tags in her next music video.

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'Forrest Gump' actor Sinise to raise money for vet

By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM
Associated Press
May 21, 8:22 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Actor Gary Sinise is keeping a promise to help raise money for a southwest Virginia Marine who lost his limbs in Afghanistan.

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May 20, 2012

Va. wounded warrior retreat breaks ground

By Patricia Kime - Staff writer
Posted : Sunday May 20, 2012 15:40:50 EDT

A group of investors, government officials, business executives and former military personnel broke ground May 18 on a private retreat they hope will become a premier getaway for wounded warriors recovering in the Washington, D.C., region.

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May 19, 2012

Special ceremony for a special bugle call, the mournful taps

By Caitlin Gibson, Published: May 19

To prepare for the day he’d been waiting for, John Blair donned a white and black service uniform. He polished his silver trumpet, the one he first played back in 1985 as a high school junior. He packed the instrument carefully in its leather bag and drove through a clear May morning to Arlington National Cemetery.

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May 15, 2012

Cleveland youth learn wrestling from the Corps' best

Story by Lance Cpl. David Flynn | Marine Corps Recruiting Command | Date: 05.15.2012

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – With Marine Week Cleveland 2012, slated for June 11-17, only weeks away, the Corps is making efforts to build and maintain relationships with local communities before the first boots hit the ground. Aiding in that effort was the Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based All Marine Wrestling Team, in town to share their knowledge of Greco-Roman wrestling with over 60 students and coaches from the Cleveland area during a two day clinic at St. Edwards High School, May 8-9.

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May 13, 2012

Yankees honor Marine, bomb-sniffing dog at game

By Howie Rumberg - The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday May 13, 2012 17:07:13 EDT

NEW YORK — Through two tours of duty in Iraq Sgt. Rex was by Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey’s side.

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May 7, 2012

U.S. Marine Corps Wrestling Team to Train Cleveland High School Wrestlers

5/7/2012 By Capt. Craig Thomas , Marine Corps Recruiting Command

LAKEWOOD, OHIO — In the lead up to Marine Week Cleveland 2012, Marines from the United States Marine Corps Wrestling Team are conducting a two-day wrestling clinic for Cleveland high school students at St. Edwards High School May 8-9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cleveland native Staff Sergeant Jesse Clark, a 1996 Padua Franciscan High School Ohio State Champion Wrestler and U.S. Marine Corps Wrestling Team alumnus, will attend and work with the students.

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May 3, 2012

Sketching veterans recovering from war, so their stories aren't lost

By Chip Reid
May 3, 2012

(CBS News) For nearly 100 years, since World War I, the U.S. military has used combat artists to create a visual record of America's wars.

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April 29, 2012

3/7 Marine wives band together during deployments

Written by
Denise Goolsby
The Desert Sun

1:02 AM, Apr. 29, 2012

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Douglas Raber got to stick around just long enough to see the birth of his second daughter before leaving on his second tour of duty to Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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April 27, 2012

Injured Marine returns home to Claiborne County

Reporter: Conroy Delouche
Posted: Fri 8:05 PM, Apr 27, 2012

SPEEDWELL, Tenn. (WVLT) - An injured marine from east Tennessee who spent time recovering in Maryland, is finally home.

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April 26, 2012

At 92, a Bandit to Hollywood but a Hero to Soldiers

By ALAN SCHWARZ
Published: April 26, 2012

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. — One of the world’s most prolific bootleggers of Hollywood DVDs loves his morning farina. He has spent eight years churning out hundreds of thousands of copies of “The Hangover,” “Gran Torino” and other first-run movies from his small Long Island apartment to ship overseas.

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March 28, 2012

'Daddy Dolls' Helping Local Military Children American Red Cross, Wal-Mart, Operation Hug-A-Hero Providing Dolls To Children Of Deployed Parents

POSTED: 6:38 pm PDT March 28, 2012
UPDATED: 9:49 am PDT March 29, 2012

SAN DIEGO -- Military deployment is never easy for the families left behind, but now there is one tool that helps the young kids deal with the missing parent.

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March 26, 2012

N.M. honors Vietnam MoH recipient with statue

The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Mar 26, 2012 9:57:44 EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Decades after he threw himself on a grenade to save five fellow Marines in the Vietnam War, a Marine with humble beginnings in Farmington at last is getting some hometown recognition.

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March 22, 2012

Marines say Katy Perry video is good publicity

Video features 80 Marines from Camp Pendleton

Written by
Jeanette Steele
6:12 p.m., March 22, 2012
Updated 6:58 p.m. , March 23, 2012

Pop star Katy Perry is known for her blue hair and quirky videos.

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March 21, 2012

Duct tape: An idea that stuck

Born of WWII necessity, duct tape is the Swiss army knife of tape

By Jon R. Anderson - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Mar 21, 2012 18:47:32 EDT

Don’t mess with military mothers. That’s the lesson that sticks with the Duct Tape Guys after finally discovering the hidden history of duct tape’s true origins. Few people know more about duct tape and its many uses than Jim Berg and Tim Nyberg. Together they have collected six books’ worth of material, from the “Ultimate Duct Tape Book” to the “Duct Tape Halloween Guide.”

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New center for Iraq, Afghanistan vets set to open in May in Madison

DEBORAH ZIFF | Wisconsin State Journal | dziff@madison.com | 608-252-6234 | @DeborahZiff | Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:45 am

Veterans returning from World War II came back to their towns and cities and found support at American Legion and VFW halls.

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March 19, 2012

‘Semper Fidelis’ display comes to Kent State, honors man’s journey to learn of his father

By Jim Carney
Beacon Journal staff writer
Published: March 19, 2012 - 12:18 AM

CHAGRIN FALLS: It came to Tom Patrick Kindt Hubbard in 1998 while reading to his 2-year-old son, Calvin.

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A Wave of Military Memoirs With You-Are-There Appeal

By JULIE BOSMAN
Published: March 18, 2012

Now that American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan is winding down, the warriors are telling their stories.

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March 14, 2012

Houston to host parade honoring Iraq War veterans

By Lindsay Wise
Houston Chronicle
Published: March 14, 2012

The Iraq War officially ended with little fanfare three months ago, but Houston service members who fought in the nearly decadelong conflict are about to be treated to a Bayou City-style welcome-home celebration.

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Petition aims to reunite Marine vet, combat dog

The Associated Press
Posted : Wednesday Mar 14, 2012 9:15:12 EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. — An online petition drive is under way to reunite a former Marine corporal with the combat dog she was injured with in Iraq.

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March 12, 2012

A band of brothers to help wounded vet

Rock group led by Gary Sinise to raise funds for an accessible home

By Dennis Yusko
Updated 10:10 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2012

NASSAU — Actor Gary Sinise came to the Capital Region Monday to roll out the red carpet for an Air Force veteran partially paralyzed from exposure to toxic chemicals in Iraq.

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March 7, 2012

WWII lessons from human history books

Jamie Klein
Reading Eagle
3/7/2012

Mahlon L. Fink can remember when the American flag was raised on Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi in February 1945.

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February 8, 2012

Homecoming pushes wounded vet toward recovery

By Jay Reeves - The Associated Press
Posted : Wednesday Feb 8, 2012 11:26:40 EST

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — Shot through the upper back on a rooftop in Afghanistan and gasping for breath after a bullet ripped through his chest, Marine Sgt. Ben Tomlinson had a fear worse than death.

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February 7, 2012

Vets ask: Time for an Iraq war parade?

By Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd
updated 9:33 PM EST, Tue February 7, 2012

(CNN) -- On a day when New York City threw a parade to celebrate the New York Giants for their Super Bowl victory, at least one veterans' group is using the occasion to ask: What about a parade to honor the soldiers who fought in Iraq?

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February 2, 2012

JBLM kids record DVDs for deployed moms and dads

by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News
Posted on February 2, 2012 at 4:37 PM
Updated Thursday, Feb 2 at 6:42 PM

LACEY, Wash. -- Dozens of deployed mothers and fathers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord can expect a special care package in the mail soon.

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February 1, 2012

A happy homecoming in North Reading

By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff
February 01, 2012

NORTH READING - State Police and family members greeted 26-year-old Marine Lieutenant Ben Hodgkins when he landed at Logan International Airport yesterday after a year in Afghanistan that maimed several in his unit. As he and his parents arrived here in his hometown, their police escort whisked their van to the town center.

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January 26, 2012

Tax center opens for business

Thursday, 26 January 2012
Story and photo by Amy Newcomb
GUIDON staff

The Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony in order to kick off the 2012 tax season Jan. 19 in Bldg. 315.

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January 21, 2012

Washington Township Marine receives warm welcome home from latest deployment to Afghanistan

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 4:00 AM

WASHINGTON TWP. — Standing in front of his family’s home in 30-degree weather, Corporal Andrew Levin was a far cry from his 135-degree days in Afghanistan.

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January 18, 2012

SMMC inspires his hometown friends

By Gina Cavallaro - Staff report
Posted : Wednesday Jan 18, 2012 5:42:43 EST

Sgt. Maj. Mike Barrett, the man once known to his friends in upstate New York as a scrawny, soccer-playing hell-raiser, has become an inspirational leader of sorts for them, and he has even moved some to change their ways.

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January 17, 2012

National Air and Space Museum opens art exhibit showing history of Marine Corps aviation

By Associated Press, Published: January 17

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is marking the 100th anniversary of U.S. Marine Corps aviation with an art exhibit retracing the history of military aviators.

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January 13, 2012

Allen West on the Marines Incident: 'Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell'

1:37 PM, Jan 13, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), a former Army lieutenant colonel, sends THE WEEKLY STANDARD an email commenting on the Marines' video, and has given us permission to publish it.

“I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.

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January 9, 2012

Warriors Watch Riders Welcome Home Barrington Marine

Lance Cpl. Lisa Zychowski was treated like a rock star with a motorcade and cheers for her service.

By Claudia Lenart
January 9, 2012

For Lance Cpl. Lisa Zychowski, the welcome home festivities staged by Warriors Watch Riders were a total surprise.

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January 7, 2012

Advocates lobby for military dogs

By Ashley Cullins - Medill News Service
Posted : Saturday Jan 7, 2012 8:19:27 EST

They have four legs, cold wet noses and tails that often wag furiously. Yet the Defense Department classifies its working dogs as equipment. Advocates for the four-footed troops want this to change.

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January 4, 2012

Military's Gold Star families often feel disconnected

By Gregg Zoroya
USA Today
Published: January 4, 2012

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. - Jane Horton wears a small Gold Star pin honoring her husband, Christopher, who was killed by Taliban gunfire four months ago.

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January 2, 2012

Volunteer honor guard makes sure veterans get the proper final salute

By Jim Warren — jwarren@herald-leader.com Posted: 12:00am on Jan 2, 2012; Modified: 2:34pm on Jan 2, 2012

When 21-year Army veteran Floyd E. Douglas was laid to rest at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Pulaski County last month, 17 men and women, all veterans wearing the uniforms of the various military services, were there to render full military honors.

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Marine vet, family gets new home

By JANE HUH - jhuh@shawmedia.com
Created: Monday, January 2, 2012 5:30 a.m. CST

MARENGO – Kevin Shear, a U.S. Marine veteran, nearly fell over and needed his friend to hold him up when he received the keys to a three-bedroom ranch.

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December 27, 2011

Families of troops in Afghanistan want Americans to remember 'there is still a war going on'

By Ted Roelofs | The Grand Rapids Press
Published: Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 6:07 AM

As the last U.S. troops trickle home from Iraq, military families throughout West Michigan might like to send a reminder to America: There is still another war.

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December 26, 2011

Two Rivers schools collect items for Marines in Afghanistan

Written by
Cindy Hodgson
Herald Times Reporter
12:02 AM, Dec. 26, 2011

TWO RIVERS — Marines from Camp Pendleton in southern California who are stationed in Afghanistan soon will have a stash of Ramen Noodles, tuna packets, toothpaste and more, thanks to students and staff in the Two Rivers Public Schools.

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December 22, 2011

From vets to moms, Iraq War leaves mark on town

By Sharon Cohen - The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Dec 22, 2011 8:28:46 EST

KOKOMO, Ind. — In a quiet park on the eastern edge of this auto manufacturing town, a gleaming ring of black granite walls and monuments stands in tribute to the war dead. Hundreds of names are etched in stone; many of them are long forgotten to history.

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December 19, 2011

Students send Christmas wishes, calling cards to Marines in Afghanistan

By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff
Posted Dec. 19, 2011, at 4:57 p.m.

TOPSHAM, Maine — “Forty-seven, 48, 49, 50. It has 13 stripes, too,” said 8-year-old Elaine Lemieux as she put the finishing touches on a drawing of the American flag.

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Texans surprise Marine’s widow and son with a new house

By Chris Chase
Mon Dec 19 10:53am EST

Marine Scott Wood died four weeks ago after suffering injuries during combat in Iraq. Before his burial, his wife dressed him in two uniforms. On the outside, Scott wore his military dress blues. Underneath, he wore the blue No. 80 jersey of Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson.

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December 17, 2011

Family to accept UT Arlington degree on behalf of slain Marine

By Chris Vaughn
cvaughn@star-telegram.com
Posted Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011

Of the hundreds of men and women who will receive their college degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington tonight in front of family and friends, only one will be represented onstage by his wife and his mother.

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‘Small but mighty’ Marine welcomed home

BY GINGER BRASHINGER Correspondent December 17, 2011 10:52PM

Marine Sgt. Nicole Chickerillo gave personal meaning Saturday to the familiar tune “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” for approximately 100 family members and friends awaiting her return from military duty.

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La Grange welcomes wounded warrior home

Marine left disabled by explosion in Afghanistan greeted with flags, ribbons, cheers

By Jack McCarthy, Special to the Tribune
7:17 p.m. CST, December 17, 2011

Josh Misiewicz couldn't stop grinning, even as he stood outside his family's La Grange home on prosthetic legs with an ear injury suffered in Afghanistan.

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December 15, 2011

Community rallying around Bozeman family struck by tragedy

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 4:09 PM by Judy Slate
Updated: Dec 16, 2011 11:47 AM

The community is rallying around a Bozeman family that lost almost everything in a fire that ripped through their rental home on Wednesday.

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December 14, 2011

Wife discusses Marine husband's Christmas song

December 14, 2011 9:58 PM
BY JAMES GILBERT - SUN STAFF WRITER

Carla Allen says, even though it has been four years, she still cries every time she watches the video of her husband, Master Sgt. Robert Allen, singing her a song he wrote for her while he was deployed to Iraq during the holidays.

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December 13, 2011

Wausau teen, a former Russian orphan, welcomes veteran home

2:47 AM, Dec. 13, 2011
Written by
Keith Uhlig
Wausau Daily Herald

Eagle Scout John Weber planned to salute Sgt. Josh Kopling when he met the Marine for the first time Wednesday afternoon.

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December 12, 2011

Volunteers lay 90,000 wreaths at Arlington

The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Dec 11, 2011 10:20:21 EST

ARLINGTON, Va. — Volunteers honored veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday with a massive effort to lay tens of thousands of holiday wreaths at their tombstones.

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December 10, 2011

Lawmaker: Award Marines for Libya ops

By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Saturday Dec 10, 2011 9:31:58 EST

Eight months after Marine Corps aviators first flew missions in Libya — including the rescue of a downed Air Force pilot — a California representative wants to know why no Marine has been honored with awards for their combat actions.

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December 8, 2011

Trees for Troops Yearly event brings free trees, holiday cheer to Cherry Point

12/8/2011 By Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom , Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — Families started lining up early in the morning to receive a free Christmas tree during the 7th Annual Trees for Troops event at Pelican Point Marina, Friday.

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December 5, 2011

100K wreaths headed to Arlington Cemetery

By Clarke Canfield - The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Dec 5, 2011 9:13:37 EST

PORTLAND, Maine — Twenty years ago, wreath company owner Morrill Worcester and a dozen other people laid 5,000 wreaths on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. It was Worcester's way of giving thanks to the nation's veterans with leftover unsold wreaths.

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December 4, 2011

Conn. Powerball winners donate $1M for veterans

By Stephanie Reitz - The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Dec 4, 2011 13:06:14 EST

HARTFORD, Conn. — A trio of money managers who shared a $254 million Powerball jackpot said Sunday they were kicking off the first of many charitable donations by splitting a $1 million gift among five veterans’ service organizations.

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December 1, 2011

Absolutely Alabama: Parris Island

Posted: Dec 01, 2011 2:01 PM CST

Over the next several weeks, we'll be hearing holiday greetings from American servicemen and women around the globe. Many of them are, at this moment, in harm's way, doing our nation's business. Service to their country may have begun at a place like Parris Island where the motto is simple: we make Marines.

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November 30, 2011

Injured Marine Greeted With Hero's Welcome


POSTED: 9:25 pm CST November 30, 2011

OMAHA, Neb. -- Months after a roadside bomb blew up his vehicle, a Fremont Marine has returned home, thankful to be alive.

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November 24, 2011

Town turns Marines into ‘family’

By DAVID WHITING
COLUMNIST
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
dwhiting@ocregister.com
Published: Nov. 24, 2011 Updated: Nov. 25, 2011 2:49 p.m.

To be sure, Thanksgiving's about family. It just depends on how we define family.

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Corps supporters seek museum for Carolinas

By Susanne M. Schafer - The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Nov 24, 2011 11:53:49 EST

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Marine Corps supporters near Camp Lejeune are launching a national effort to build a $12 million museum documenting the service’s history in North and South Carolina.

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November 23, 2011

Friends, strangers turn out to support local Marine who lost leg in Afghanistan

By BRITTANY SHAMMAS
Posted November 23, 2011

About 40 people gathered Wednesday night to pray and show support for a local Marine and Gulf Coast High School graduate who lost his leg after stepping on an improvised explosive device last week in Afghanistan.

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Free Thanksgiving meals donated to MEU Marines

Story by Cpl. John Robbart III | 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit | Date: 11.22.2011
Date Posted:11.23.2011 15:34

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be eating well this Thanksgiving thanks to a generous donation from Operation Homefront, Nov. 22.

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November 20, 2011

For Gaithersburg Marine, a surprise homecoming

By Robert Samuels, Published: November 20

Editor’s note: Were you in suspense after reading Saturday night’s article about Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodgers on PostLocal.com? Here’s the rest of the story.

The proclamation was in the mayor’s hands. The marching band, all warmed up. The firetruck and police cars stood on call. And Pinky and Pepe Rodgers were in their beer and wine store in the Kentlands shopping complex, wondering why their store was suddenly so crowded.

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Local Marine injured in Afghanistan returns home

Sunday, November 20, 2011
John Garcia

November 20, 2011 (MANHATTAN, Ill.) (WLS) -- A suburban Marine injured in Afghanistan was welcomed home to an early Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday.

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November 19, 2011

Neighbors: Family eager to welcome home their Marine

4:40 PM, Nov. 19, 2011

Don't be surprised if you see tears of joy streaming down Leslie Blanford's face or hear squeals of laughter on Sullivan Street in East Elmira this week.

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Gaithersburg Marine’s big homecoming hits a logistical snag

By Robert Samuels, Published: November 19

Everybody knows that airline flights are sometimes delayed, but Saturday night’s delay seemed a little bit more difficult to bear.

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November 17, 2011

Ellington Comes Together for Injured Marine

Greg Caron was seriously injured in Afghanistan and the whole town is now coming together to support him and his family.

By Erin Quinlan
Nov. 17.2011

When people in Ellington heard that Marine Greg Caron had been injured in Afghanistan, they rallied.

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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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November 5, 2011

Homefront battles from Camp Pendleton

While Marines served in Afghanistan, their families faced absence and uncertainty

By Gretel C. Kovach, Reporter - Military
Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 8:03 p.m.

CAMP PENDLETON — It was after midnight when the young couple said goodbye. Emily Black had married her best friend and high school sweetheart. She was at his side when he enlisted in the Marine Corps.

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Volunteers make Monroe home wheelchair accessible for Marine who lost legs in Afghanistan

Published: Saturday, November 05, 2011, 7:38 PM

MONROE (Middlesex County) — At first, Marcella Pascik didn’t notice the color scheme on the outside of her newly renovated home.

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Local veterans return from Honor Flight

Posted: Nov 05, 2011 6:18 PM CDT Updated: Nov 05, 2011 6:35 PM CDT
Posted by Laura McCallister, Multimedia Producer

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Saturday a group of local World War II veterans returned from their Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

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November 4, 2011

'Spam Czar' sends care packages to K-Bay Marines

Story by Christine Cabalo | Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay | Date: 11.04.2011

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii — Retired Marine 2nd Lt. Don Downer is still serving the Corps by sending hundreds of care packages to the deployed, including 2nd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment.

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Just by listening, civilians can help veterans heal

By Paula J. Caplan, Published: November 4

Psychologist Paula J. Caplan on how civilians and veterans can find common ground

We are a war-illiterate nation, and our ignorance can be obvious when civilians say to veterans: “Thank you for your service.” That simple phrase might seem like the best thing to say — it strikes us as easy, respectful and appreciative — but some veterans find the thank you disturbing, even if they realize that the speaker has good intentions.

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November 2, 2011

Post office warns overseas military Christmas mailing deadline is near

By David Hodge
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 2, 2011

RAF MILDENHALL, England — The deadlines for sending gifts for the holidays are fast approaching, and postal officials caution that mail service could be busier than usual this year with U.S. troops withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan and shipping their belongings home by mail.

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The Once and Future Way to Run

By CHRISTOPHER McDOUGALL
Published: November 2, 2011

When you’re stalking barefoot runners, camouflage helps. “Some of them get kind of prancy when they notice you filming,” Peter Larson says. “They put on this notion of what they think barefoot running should be. It looks weird.” Larson, an evolutionary biologist at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire who has been on the barefoot beat for two years now, is also a stickler about his timing. “You don’t want to catch them too early in a run, when they’re cold, or too late, when they’re tired.”

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October 27, 2011

Home from Afghanistan, Marine surprises 4-year-old son

By Anna Mitchell
Posted October 27, 2011 at 6:53 p.m.

ANDERSON — Brayden Spillers wore a Captain America costume to his preschool class’s annual Halloween lunch outing on Thursday.

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October 23, 2011

UM grad's passion to honor fallen Montana soldiers coming to fruition

By VINCE DEVLIN of the Missoulian | Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:45 am

This story - about a larger-than-life bronze memorial to be unveiled Friday, Nov. 4, on the University of Montana campus that honors the 40 Montanans who have sacrificed their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan - has to be, in large part, about David Bell.

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October 20, 2011

Musicians and Marines collecting toys for youngsters in benefit concert

Lindsey Kelleher
Thursday, October 20, 2011 Last updated: Thursday October 20, 2011, 2:03 AM

While stopped at a red light last Christmas, Deborah Nader saw a man holding a sign that read, "I am a homeless father. Please help me give my children a Christmas."

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October 18, 2011

Toys"R"Us® Partners With the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to Bring Toys - and Smiles - to the Millions of Children in Need Across the Country This Holiday Season

"Shaq-A-Claus is Coming to Town" to Support the Company's Eighth Annual Toys for Tots Fundraising Campaign and Brighten the Holidays for Kids Who Might Otherwise Go Without a Gift to Open on Christmas

Oct. 18, 2011, 5:00 a.m. EDT

WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As a company committed to helping children in need, Toys"R"Us® today announced that it has once again teamed up with four-time NBA Champion, actor, philanthropist and entrepreneur Shaquille O'Neal to launch its eighth annual nationwide fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

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October 17, 2011

Can running the Marine Corps Marathon make you shorter?

By Jeff Schogol
Published: October 17, 2011

Running is definitely not The Rumor Doctor's favorite pastime. In fact, The Doctor believes that running became obsolete with the invention of the internal combustion engine.

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October 14, 2011

Beyond the Battlefield: As Wounded Veterans Struggle To Recover, Caregivers Share The Pain

David Wood
First Posted: 10/14/11 08:31 AM ET Updated: 10/18/11 11:14 AM ET

Luana Schneider gave up her career as an interior decorator and her "side job" as a mother of six, and moved to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio to care for her son. In addition to his severe burns, he had suffered perforated internal organs and leg injuries that eventually required an amputation. She lived in a hotel room and devoted days and nights to his care. Just changing his dressings took up to eight hours a day.

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October 13, 2011

Which online retailers ship APO

By Jon R. Anderson - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Oct 13, 2011 14:57:44 EDT

Holiday shippers are likely to face some battles getting gifts to deployed loved ones this year. The reasons:

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October 11, 2011

Father of fallen Marine founds state Honor and Remember flag chapter

The Times-Tribune
CORBIN — By Sarah Hogsed / Staff Writer
October 11, 2011

Tim Jackson, of Williamsburg, will never forget the sacrifice that thousands of United States service members have made in the current wars because his son is one of the Marines who paid with his life in Afghanistan.

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October 10, 2011

Marine's dream comes true a year after his death

Written by
Michael King
4:07 PM, Oct 10, 2011

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. -- In 2010, 21-year-old Jason Estopinal was killed in Afghanistan where he served as a Marine. The young man from Paulding County had a simple dream -- to get a Jeep when he came home.

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October 9, 2011

All heart

A 12-year-old from Afghanistan gets a second chance at life after a Marine reservist connects him with help in the U.S.

By Misti Crane
The Columbus Dispatch Sunday October 9, 2011 5:39 AM

Sher Jan walks on feet that turn inward — toes facing toes — and twist back, forcing him to balance on the outside edges. He has never known another way. 

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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 5, 2011

Marines visit San Francisco for Fleet Week, earthquake planning

Tony Perry
October 5, 2011

More than 700 Marines and sailors from Camp Pendleton have deployed to San Francisco on a mission to win hearts and minds.

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October 4, 2011

Pup adopted by Marines bound for Houston ball

By RENÉE C. LEE, HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Published 07:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2011

An orphaned puppy turned Marine mascot soon will make his way from Afghanistan to the United States to be reunited with his platoon - just in time for the Marine Corps ball in November.

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September 28, 2011

MOH Recipient Issues Scholarship Challenge

By Terri Moon Cronk
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2011 – Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer plans to raise $1 million in scholarship money for the children of wounded Marines and Navy corpsmen, and challenges the American public to match it.

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September 27, 2011

Marine musicians bring melodies to Minnesota, Western Wisconsin high schools

9/27/2011 By Staff Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook , Recruiting Station Twin Cities

COON RAPIDS, Minn. — The Combat Center Show Band stopped at Coon Rapids High School today during their Midwest Fall tour and surprised students with a wall-shaking performance.

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September 20, 2011

Local Non-Profit Organizes Remembrance for Mothers of Fallen Troops

MarineParents.com, Inc.
September 20, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MarineParents.com, Inc. is encouraging communities to recognize Gold Star Mothers and families this September 25 by displaying luminaries in front of residences. A Gold Star Mother is any woman who has lost a child in service to the US, but families of deceased are also recognized on this day.

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Remembering All Those Who Fight

Resident Maria Bombace organizing remembrance for mothers of fallen soldiers on September 25, Gold Star Mother's Day

By James Kleimann
September 16, 2011

There's no way to overstate the loss of the brave soldiers who defend country never to return. Communities mourn and families grieve long after the fighting has ceased.

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September 9, 2011

Power back for most of Camp Pendleton

Disruptions continue for local military installations

Written by
Gretel C. Kovach
9:47 a.m., Sept. 9, 2011
Updated 2:11 p.m.

Power was restored to most of Camp Pendleton Friday morning, other than a small area of Camp Del Mar.

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September 7, 2011

Children on 9/11 now protect freedoms through military service

Attacks moved many to serve their country

8:34 AM, Sep. 7, 2011
Written by
Denise Goolsby
The Desert Sun

They didn't impulsively run out to join the military after the 9/11 attacks — most were only children.

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Bank robber suspect dresses as Gumby, teller thinks he's joking

10:07 AM, Sep. 7, 2011
Written by
ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN DIEGO — San Diego police say surveillance tape shows a person dressed like Gumby telling a convenience store clerk he is being robbed, fumbling inside the costume as if to pull a gun, dropping 27 cents and leaving.

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September 5, 2011

The war at home: 10 years later, the legacy of 9/11

BOBBY ROSS JR. | The Christian Chronicle

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - On a Sunday afternoon, the high-pitched chatter of boys and girls playing fills the home of Marine Staff Sgt. Ahmal Coles and his wife, Whitney.

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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 31, 2011

U.S. Marine Mike Corrado Raises Awareness For Wounded Warriors With Latest Single and Video, “Still In The Fight”

Proceeds to benefit USO Wounded Warrior Family Centers

September 4, 2010(Nashville, Tenn. – Aug. 31, 2011) Active-duty U.S. Marine and multi-genre artist Mike Corrado is raising public awareness for wounded service members with his latest single and video, titled “Still In The Fight.”

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August 30, 2011

Marine Corps Police Department dog handler bound for Officer Candidate School

8/30/2011 By Staff Sgt. Houston White Jr. , Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif. — In a recent instance of what must have seemed like déjà vu, Terri Piekosz, an officer with the Marine Corps Police Department at Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., accomplished another of her childhood goals when she was accepted to attend Officer Candidate School, the first step in becoming a Marine Corps Officer.

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August 24, 2011

Part 2: First casualty of war? 'Everything'

10 Years of War: Family life for the battle-tested Debiaks often means kisses blown to the ocean and birthdays on video. The littlest Debiak takes note.

Published: Aug. 24, 2011 Updated: Aug. 28, 2011 10:29 a.m.
By DOUG IRVING / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Editor's note: We are approaching two 10-year anniversaries. Sept. 11 we all remember. But Oct. 7 we seem to have forgotten. It marks 10 years of war: first in Afghanistan, then in Iraq – longer than any time in U.S. history. More than 6,200 dead. More than 45,000 wounded. Over four Sundays, the Orange County Register will tell the story of the more than 2 million troops who've fought in these wars. As we commemorate the anniversaries of Sept. 11 and Oct. 7, let us, as a nation, seek to understand the sacrifices made as a result of them.

They were so young the first time they said goodbye, a couple of newlyweds who had never been through war. He forgot his gas mask, and she had to rush home to get it as if all he had left in the bedroom closet was a briefcase.

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August 23, 2011

Patrol Base Jaker: Film documents Marine tour in Afghanistan

Screenings planned for Dana Point, Camp Pendleton

Written by
Gretel C. Kovach
6:13 p.m., Aug. 23, 2011

A pre-release benefit screening of “Patrol Base Jaker,” a feature-length documentary film about Camp Pendleton’s 1st Battalion, 5th Marines and their 2009 tour in Nawa, Afghanistan, will be dedicated to one who didn’t make it home.

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'Shrimp On A Treadmill': The Politics Of 'Silly' Studies

by Nell Greenfieldboyce
August 23, 2011 12:01 AM

Biologist Lou Burnett was in his car when his cellphone rang recently. It was a CNN reporter, asking about the fact that his research had been featured in a new report about wasteful government spending.

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August 19, 2011

Part 1: A hero in Iraq faces eviction in Tustin

10 Years of War: A decade of war has created unique challenges for our newest veterans. And other Americans can't support themselves, much less the troops.

Published: Aug. 19, 2011 Updated: Aug. 26, 2011 3:08 p.m.
By TOM BERG / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Editor's note: We are approaching two 10-year anniversaries. Sept. 11 we all remember. But Oct. 7 we seem to have forgotten. It marks 10 years of war: first in Afghanistan, then in Iraq – longer than any time in U.S. history. More than 6,200 dead. More than 45,000 wounded. Over four Sundays, the Orange County Register will tell the story of the more than 2 million troops who've fought in these wars. As we commemorate the anniversaries of Sept. 11 and Oct. 7, let us, as a nation, seek to understand the sacrifices made as a result of them.

It's been a humiliating morning for James Hassell.

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August 5, 2011

Pendleton children play with the pros at free football camp

Story by Lance Cpl. Michelle Mattei | Camp Pendleton Public Affairs | Date: 08.05.2011

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Although they’re not tall and fierce like NFL superstars, the 150 children who attended the first Eric Dickerson Youth Football Camp learned to play like the pros.

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Fundraiser will help Marine who lost lower legs in Afghanistan

By NICK VLAHOS
of the Journal Star
Posted Aug 05, 2011

EL PASO —

Rodney Holzhauer has a severe heart problem. "I'm a bomb waiting to explode," the El Paso resident said with a chuckle.

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August 4, 2011

One cup of coffee, G.I. Joe

Story by Kristen Wong | Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay | Date: 08.04.2011

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii - Kailua-Kona resident Robert Gowan was a coffee farmer looking for a way to support the troops. Gowan asked his father, a World War II Air Force veteran, if he had any good memories “amidst all the tough conditions” during the war. His father replied that he and his fellow service members would find cheer as they lay in a fighting hole in the early morning hours when they could smell fresh coffee brewing from the cooks’ tent.

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August 3, 2011

In the ‘DIRT’: Reserve Marine’s ‘extreme humanitarianism’ takes him around the world

Story by Sgt. Tyler Hlavac | Marine Forces Reserve | Date: 08.03.2011

NEW ORLEANS – When a humanitarian crisis occurs overseas, many Americans contribute to disaster relief by writing a check. Cpl. Adam Marlatt contributes by strapping a pack on his back, gathering his team and plunging headfirst into the disaster zone.

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July 29, 2011

Rest your weary head: Pillows crafted for Echo Battery

Story by Christine Cabalo | Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay | Date: 07.29.2011

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii - A total of 150 Marines in Echo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, are receiving pillows in the mail while deployed in Afghanistan.

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July 26, 2011

Yard banner for U.S. Marine sparks legal tussle

By Kathy Finn
NEW ORLEANS | Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:05am EDT

(Reuters) - When Corey Burr left to serve with U.S. forces in Afghanistan in January, his parents erected a banner in their front yard with his photo and a message: "Our son defends our freedom".

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July 14, 2011

Mila Kunis Keeping Date with Marine

By LUCHINA FISHER
July 14, 2011

Mila Kunis is keeping her date with Marine Sgt. Scott Moore.

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July 13, 2011

Mila Kunis Breaks Date With Marine?

By Tim Kenneally at TheWrap

Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:44pm EDT

Mila Kunis has reportedly broken her word -- and, along with it, one lonely Marine's heart.

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July 11, 2011

Mila Kunis Says She'll Accompany U.S. Marine to Corps Ball

By Hollie McKay
Published July 11, 2011
| FoxNews.com

Most men will spend their lives dreaming about going on a date with Mila Kunis – but for one U.S. Marine, that fantasy may very well turn into a reality.

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July 10, 2011

Ceremony honors Tinley Park Marine

BY HANNAH KOHUT
Correspondent
July 10, 2011 11:22PM

At 22, U.S. Marine Cpl. Kristin Carrero already is a decorated veteran.

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July 9, 2011

Airlines May be Punished for High Troop Bag Fees

July 09, 2011
Stars and Stripes|by Leo Shane III

WASHINGTON -- Commercial airlines that charge “excessive” bag fees for troops could lose lucrative government contracts and thousands of ticket sales to military travelers, under a pair of amendments approved by the House on Thursday.

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July 6, 2011

Lafayette welcomes home Marine Cpl. Bowman

10:40 PM, Jul. 6, 2011
Written by
MARYJANE SLABY

Children ran up and down the hill outside Christ United Methodist Church at the corner of 18th Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway. Families sat on blankets and in camping chairs wearing red, white and blue.

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July 5, 2011

A Vote you Can Be Proud Of ...to support wounded Marines.

4:35 PM, Jul 5, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL

Here’s a chance to help Purple Heart Family Support (PHFS) win a $25K grant from the Pepsi Refresh Everything Challenge. I know volunteers who work with PHFS at Bethesda Naval Hospital, and can vouch for their activities. At Bethesda, they serve dinner twice a month to families of severely wounded troops and to medical staff--200 meals per month--and at Balboa Hospital in San Diego PHFS volunteers provide recovering Marines and their family caregivers with group dinners, visits, field trips, companionship, and moral support. These Americans and their families have sacrificed for our country, and here is a way to take Pepsi up on their offer to help them out.

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Kurt Busch Gives To Soldiers In Personal Way

Kurt Busch carries a deep passion for connecting with veterans of the United States military...

FOXSports.com | Posted July 05, 2011 Daytona Beach, FL
Article by Lee Spencer, FOXSports.com

Johnny “Joey” Jones is as elated as any NASCAR fan who would have the opportunity to hang out in the driver/owner lot at Daytona International Speedway.

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July 4, 2011

VFW Raises Close to $60,000 for 23-Year-Old War Veteran

Saturday, VFW Post 2593 held a fundraiser barbecue and auction to benefit U.S. Marine Corporal Justin McLoud, of Cedar Hill, who was severely injured by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan.

By Sarah Worner | July 4, 2011

U.S. Marine Corporal Justin McLoud, 23, of Cedar Hill, briefly returned to St. Louis for the first time since Christmas 2009.

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This barn is red, white and viewed

A large barn painted like an American flag is a landmark to motorists traveling in California's Central Valley. Its message is both personal and patriotic.

By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times
July 4, 2011

Reporting from Madera, Calif.—
In this part of California's Central Valley, where the city turns to country and the flatlands to hills, there stands a barn painted like an American flag.

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July 3, 2011

For U.S. troops, danger doesn’t die

BY SUSAN DEMAR LAFFERTY slafferty@southtownstar.com
July 3, 2011 10:36PM

As Grace Schueman made her way across the country last week to visit her son, U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Thomas Schueman, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., the Mount Greenwood military mom took in the amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties.

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Support dog helps veterans cope in courtroom

By L. L. Brasier - Detroit Free Press via the AP
Posted : Sunday Jul 3, 2011 10:03:08 EDT

DETROIT — Fourteen men sitting in a room at the Novi district courthouse had two things in common: They were military veterans, and they were in legal trouble.

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June 30, 2011

Help �stuff the trailer� for local Marine

AMANDA CROWE
Fairborn Editor
June 30, 2011

FAIRBORN � While Homes For Our Troops is completing a new home for Corporal Larry Draughn another organization wants to help him take care of it.

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June 29, 2011

Billings Marine greeted by supporters after Afghanistan deploymen

Story By CHELSEA KROTZER Photos By CASEY PAGE Of The Gazette Staff‌ | Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Family, friends and community members gathered at Billings Logan International Airport on Tuesday night awaiting the arrival of one of Billings’ servicemen.

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Marine wife's charity passes $50 million mark

By Bill Murphy Jr.
Stars and Stripes
Published: June 29, 2011

WASHINGTON — In the early days of the Iraq War, Karen Guenther, a nurse and Marine wife, was deeply moved by the sacrifices of the first wounded Marines and sailors who came home from the war.

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June 28, 2011

Tour of Elk Grove adds disabled veterans race

By Rachel Levin
6/28/2011

Six-year-old Eli Velasco of Schaumburg cheered Tuesday while standing on the side of Elk Grove Boulevard in Elk Grove Village.

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June 27, 2011

Decorated house a salute to US troops

Woman's son, other service members honored

Written by
Charlene Sharpe
1:55 AM, Jun. 27, 2011

BETHANY BEACH -- This Fourth of July, Page Etzler wants resort visitors to think about more than fireworks and family cookouts -- she wants people to remember why Americans are enjoying those things.

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Hospital gives back to troops

BY LAURA OLENIACZ
loleniacz@heraldsun.com
June 27, 2011

DURHAM -- When one of Deidra Powell's two sons left for his first deployment with the U.S. Marines, and her second son left for boot camp, the single mother said she felt lost.

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June 23, 2011

Marine Corps, public at odds over desert valley

Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Thursday, June 23, 2011

Twentynine Palms, --

San Bernardino County - Rough and rocky, Johnson Valley is considered the perfect place to test the mettle of men and their machines.

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June 19, 2011

Stepson's return from Afghanistan is best Father's Day gift for New Hanover man

Published: Sunday, June 19, 2011; Last Updated: Sun. Jun 19, 2011, 12:32pm
By Brandie Kessler, bkessler@pottsmerc.com

NEW HANOVER — Father's Day is complete for Tim Rooney, who, with tears of pride and gratitude welcomed his son, Marine Cpl. Gary Anoushian, home from his third tour overseas.

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June 18, 2011

Community welcomes injured Marine

11:00 PM, Jun. 18, 2011
Written by
LA TONYA FRELIX

Community members turned out Saturday to welcome home Petal resident Cpl. Colte James, who was injured June 4 in Afghanistan.

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June 16, 2011

Beachside Chat to Focus on Military

San Clemente Times
Jun 16, 2011

The Marines will be the theme of tomorrow's Beachside Chat at 8 a.m. at Café Calypso on Avenida Del Mar.

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June 14, 2011

‘Green Lantern’ star Reynolds to visit Miramar

Staff report
Posted : Tuesday Jun 14, 2011 14:04:15 EDT

Ryan Reynolds, who stars in the title role of the upcoming blockbuster super-hero movie “Green Lantern,” will be on hand at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., on Thursday to introduce an advance screening of the film.

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June 8, 2011

Delta changes bag policy after public outcry over charging soldiers

Stars and Stripes
Published: June 8, 2011

Two U.S. soldiers returning from a deployment in Afghanistan got fired up after being charged a $200 extra baggage fee by Delta Air Lines for their connecting flight from Baltimore to Atlanta — and their outrage led the airline to change its policy.

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June 5, 2011

Cyclists ride to ease wounded vet's financial load

10:45 PM, Jun. 5, 201
Written by
BOB SCOTT

Marine Cpl. Matthew Bowman, 23, of Lafayette continues to rehab as an out-patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

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Marine earns raucous day of welcoming

Frank Gray
Last updated: June 5, 2011 10:36 a.m.

Normally a placid place, the Fort Wayne International Airport terminal was jammed Saturday afternoon with people carrying flags, signs and cameras.

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June 4, 2011

Marines veteran makes us proud

Posted Jun 04, 2011

The year was 2006 and my family and I were attending the Veterans Day Parade in Fall River, when a veteran came by and gave my 4-year-old daughter a giant American flag. He told us that he was a 30-year veteran from the United States Marine Corps, and that on every Memorial Day and Veterans Day parade, he purchases these flags and hands them out to children along the parade route.

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First Lady Lauds Strength, Resilience of Military Kids

By Elaine Sanchez
American Forces Press Service

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., June 4, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama lauded the graduating seniors of Quantico Middle/High School here last night for their strength, resilience and maturity as they came of age in military families during a time of war.

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June 1, 2011

Medford Marine dedicates flag to school, first grade class

By Nell Escobar Coakley/ncoakley@wickedlocal.com
Posted Jun 01, 2011 @ 12:00 PM

Medford —

It was supposed to be a small ceremony: a Marine, first graders and a flagpole. Instead, the McGlynn school community came out in force last week to meet one Medford solider who brought a special gift with him all the way from the Middle East.

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May 30, 2011

A Modern Memorial Day

By Chris Stirewalt
Published May 30, 2011| FoxNews.com

For the Americans who do take time away from their Memorial Day barbecues and road trips to consider the purpose of Monday's holiday -- honoring our nation's war dead -- the first thoughts will likely be of misty-eyed, gray-haired men standing at attention for fallen comrades from wars long ago.

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May 29, 2011

Memorial Day: Chasing down fragile, elusive memories

Vietnam veteran Jim Zwit has made it his life's mission to find the families of the eight friends he lost 40 years ago

Mary Schmich
May 29, 2011

The woman walks toward the wall.

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May 28, 2011

Wisconsin high school honors Marines at home, abroad through Empty Parking Lot Project

5/28/2011 By Staff Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook , Recruiting Station Twin Cities

HUDSON, Wis. — Marines with Recruiting Substation Woodbury attended Hudson High School's Empty Parking Lot Project ceremony May 27, an event dedicated to honoring all service members, past and present.

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May 25, 2011

Fleet Week kicks off in New York

By Verena Dobnik - The Associated Press
Posted : Wednesday May 25, 2011 14:18:36 EDT

NEW YORK — As the 24th annual Fleet Week festivities got under way Wednesday with a parade of military vessels sailing up the Hudson River, the Navy secretary said the small number of participating boats this year was a reflection of the Navy’s work around the world responding to disasters and conflicts.

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A Pledge to Remember

By Deborah Mullen
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 – Deborah Mullen, a Navy wife and mom and a military family advocate, has been married to Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for 40 years.

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May 24, 2011

Marine who lost limbs to war looks ahead to concert, new home

BY BILL LAMBRECHT • blambrecht@post-dispatch.com and MARLON A. WALKER • mwalker@post-dispatch.com
STLtoday.com | Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:00 am |

At a benefit concert Friday on his behalf, Marine Cpl. Todd Nicely's thoughts may travel from the explosion in Afghanistan that nearly killed him to the peaceful environs of Lake of the Ozarks.

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Marines locked and loaded for Fleet Week New York City

Story by Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit | Date: 05.24.2011

USS IWO JIMA, At Sea – More than 900 Marines will soon descend upon the streets of New York City to participate in the city’s annual Fleet Week event, scheduled to run May 25 to June 1.

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Angels honor local Marine's sacrifice in Afghanistan

11:00 PM, May. 24, 2011

As Marine sergeant Micah Crooks walked with a slight limp to to the pitcher's mound at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Alexandria native was introduced to some 43,000 fans settling in to watch the Los Angeles Angels host the Atlanta Braves Saturday night.

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Program Offers Free Museum Visits

By Terri Moon Cronk
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 – Service members and their families can visit a wide array of museums free of charge from Memorial Day through Labor Day, courtesy of the second-annual Blue Star Museums program.

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May 19, 2011

Santa Barbara Marine Returns Home to Open Arms After Tour in Afghanistan

LCpl. Eddie Mesa enjoys a laid-back round of golf and a party with friends and family after seven months of duty overseas

By Lara Cooper, Noozhawk Staff Writer | @laraanncooper | Published on 05.19.2011

The first thing Eddie Mesa wanted to do was play a round of golf.

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Donkey That Was Marine Mascot In Iraq Has New Home In U.S.

A donkey that served as a mascot to a group of Marines in Iraq has a new home in a pasture in Nebraska.

KWTX .com

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (May 19, 2011)—A donkey named Smoke calls a pasture eastern Nebraska pasture home these days after a more than 6,000-mile journey.

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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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Smoke The Donkey travels more than 6,000 miles from Iraq to new home in eastern Nebraska

MARGERY A. BECK Associated Press

May 18, 2011, 3:56 p.m.
FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — Smoke The Donkey brayed loudly and pawed at the door of his trailer as it slowed to a stop in the gravel lot of a Nebraska horse ranch Wednesday. He spent a couple of seconds sniffing the strange ground before ambling toward the edge of the drive to dine on his first Nebraska delicacy: dandelions.

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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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Thousands of runners pass through historic city for Marine Corps Half Marathon

5/17/2011 By Lance Cpl. Jacob D. Osborne , Headquarters Marine Corps

Under an overcast sky, 5679 runners from all 50 states hit the pavement for the fourth annual Marine Corps Marathon Historic Half, May 15. FREDERICKSBURGH, Va. — Among them was actor, comedian and Marine Drew Carey, who served in the Marie Corps Reserve from 1981-1987 and also acted as the race’s official starter.

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May 16, 2011

War zone puppy reunited with Marine

Updated: Tuesday, 17 May 2011, 12:40 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 16 May 2011, 11:57 PM EDT
* By: Karen Hensel

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A dog that survived the war zone in Afghanistan is safe in Indiana thanks to the U.S. Marines and the love of hundreds of local school children.

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Richmond, Spring Grove come out to welcome home three Marines

By BRETT ROWLAND - browland@nwherald.com
Created: Monday, May 16, 2011 5:30 a.m. CDT

SPRING GROVE – Three Marines returning from Afghanistan received a hero’s welcome Sunday.

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May 15, 2011

Small military contractors dot Montana's landscape

By TOM LUTEY Of The Gazette Staff‌ The Billings Gazette | Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2011 12:15 am

The Marines had a problem. At times the Iraqi desert sand kicked up so thick they risked clipping buildings or power lines when landing helicopters.

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Comedian Carey’s Marine dream comes true at Historic Half

By Joe Gromelski
Stars and Stripes
Published: May 15, 2011

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Comedian Drew Carey wasn’t about to fail in his first attempt at the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon.

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May 14, 2011

Marines' Iraqi donkey headed for Nebraska

After long journey, former camp mascot to work as therapy animal

By Jessica Gresko
The Associated Press
updated 5/14/2011 7:30:07 PM ET

WASHINGTON — It took 37 days and a group of determined animal lovers, but a donkey from Iraq is now a U.S. resident.

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May 13, 2011

Second graders welcome home Marine pen pal

By Andrea Goodwin
Staff Reporter
agoodwin@turlockjournal.com
POSTED May 13, 2011 8:30 p.m.

One second grade class at Julien Elementary School had a unique visitor on Friday morning. Marti Brown’s students have been corresponding with U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Charles Hernandez since around Thanksgiving, and on Friday he came to meet them all in person.

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May 8, 2011

Homeowners group fights Marine family’s banner

By Michele Marcotte - The (Shreveport, La.) Times
Posted : Sunday May 8, 2011 12:00:29 EDT

BOSSIER CITY, La. — Jodi Burr never thought hanging a large patriotic sign in support of her son’s service in Afghanistan would violate her neighborhood covenants — much less that it would lead to legal action by her homeowner’s association.

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Drew Carey: 'I feel like I'm aging in reverse'

By Mary Brophy Marcus, USA TODAY
May 8, 2011

In the past couple of years, comedian, actor and game-show host Drew Carey has dropped more than 70 pounds. Now he's planning to run his first half-marathon, the 13.1-mile Marine Corps Historic Half, on Sunday in Fredericksburg, Va. Carey, who celebrates his 53rd birthday this month, talks about his upcoming race and how he's feeling better in his 50s than he has for decades.

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April 29, 2011

NASCAR champ driven to honor pair of warriors

NASCAR star drops by Quantico to visit wounded Marines, sign autographs for fans

Date published: 4/29/2011
By RUSTY DENNEN

On any given weekend in NASCAR's racing season, driver Tony Stewart is greeted by thousands of cheering fans.

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Team Work: Marines continue tradition with Colorado Rockies

4/29/2011 By Sgt. Justin Pack , Recruiting Station Denver

DENVER — Marine recruiters in Denver participated in the opening day ceremony for the Colorado Rockies during the first game of the season at Coors Field, April 1.

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NFL, cheerleaders visit Combat Center

4/29/2011 By Lance Cpl. Sarah Dietz , Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — The Combat Center children got the star treatment when Chicago Bear Charles Tillman and Dallas Cowboy Kareem Larrimore showed up to spend the week with them.

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April 22, 2011

Bank to pay $48 million to military homeowners

By Karen Jowers - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Apr 22, 2011 11:54:59 EDT

JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay about $48 million to service members affected by alleged violations of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, in a settlement of a class action lawsuit filed by Marine Corps Capt. Jonathon Rowles.

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April 20, 2011

Steak Team Mission Brings Taste of Texas to Helmand

Story by Sgt. Earnest J. Barnes | 2nd Marine Division | Date: 04.21.2011
Date Posted:04.20.2011 16:43

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – The 8-ounce fillets hit the grill in a sizzle and the juice dripped down on the red coals, causing a flow of white to billow from the smoker. The line of Marines rapidly grew longer as they waited anxiously for the metaphorical dinner bell to ring, where some would receive their first home-cooked meal in months.

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April 13, 2011

Marine foundation to dedicate park near Quantico

Associated Press
– Wed Apr 13, 11:35 am ET

TRIANGLE, Va. – The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation will be dedicating a 23-acre park overlooking the National Museum of the Marine Corps near Quantico.

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April 11, 2011

Marion Elementary Center students support Marine

By Stacy Wolford, VALLEY INDEPENDENT
Monday, April 11, 2011

Third-grade teacher Susan Neuman knew something was wrong when Anthony Tedeschi was sitting by himself at recess one day.

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April 8, 2011

Military and civilian worlds meet at airport

By Moni Basu, CNN
April 8, 2011 8:58 a.m. EDT

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- Sara Koniar puts down her lunch, jumps to her feet and joins her hands together in thundering applause as men and women in uniform file past her at the Atlanta airport.

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April 7, 2011

A Father's Fight to Help His Wounded Warrior

Apr 7, 2011

McArthur's Bakery owner David McArthur on his son’s traumatic brain injury and attempts to get help from the Marine Corp.

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April 6, 2011

Grammy-winning band Train launches 'Marry Me' contest for military couples

Apr 06, 2011

When it comes to knowing when a band's song has "made it", the Billboard Hot 100 has long been the gold standard.

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April 5, 2011

Drew Carey will run the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon

Erin Sanders
* Baltimore Running Examiner
* April 5th, 2011 7:46 am ET

On May 15 the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon will have first-time half-marathoner Drew Carey running amongst the 8,000 participants. Carey is celebrating his recent weight loss by making his race debut.


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April 2, 2011

Medal of Honor sought for Chosin veteran

By Brian Shane - Staff writer
Posted : Saturday Apr 2, 2011 9:03:01 EDT

More than 200 members of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, were surrounded by Chinese forces defending the Toktong Pass during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.

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March 30, 2011

Dentist Surprises Marine Corps

PHOENIX, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's not unusual for a business owner to support a charity, especially during the holidays. What is unusual is for a business owner to provide that support "silently" and without fanfare.

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March 27, 2011

Marine dad to Lebron: You’re not in combat

By Brian Shane - Staff writer
Posted : Sunday Mar 27, 2011 9:28:14 EDT

Pro basketball superstar LeBron James used his @KingJames Twitter account to pump himself up for the remainder of the NBA season.

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March 26, 2011

Vivid World War II posters up for auction

By Cliff Radel - The Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted : Saturday Mar 26, 2011 18:10:08 EDT

CINCINNATI — The war has long been over. GIs who fought it are a vanishing breed.

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March 24, 2011

Wainwright students pitch in to help military members

10:45 PM, Mar. 24, 2011
Written by
MIKEL LIVINGSTON
mlivingston@jconline.com

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Buck knows what a care package can mean to the morale of a soldier serving overseas.

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Play Shares Emotions of Deployments, Reintegration

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

HAMPTON, Va., March 24, 2011 – The “F-bombs” fell fast and furiously yesterday at an otherwise perfectly proper gathering of military health care professionals here as they broke away from their lectures and academic exchanges to watch a documentary play about the challenges many of their patients struggle to overcome.

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March 22, 2011

Marine Dad Not Done Fighting Church

Albert Snyder thanks The American Legion for support, urges them to push for legislation to control Westboro protests.

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert Snyder says he is not done fighting the Westboro Baptist Church and the emotional strain its anti-gay, anti-military protests cause families at private funerals. The Maryland man who lost his 20-year-old Marine son Matthew in Iraq in 2006 has fought the church in the court system after Westboro members picketed the fallen lance corporal's funeral five years ago. The case ended early this month in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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March 20, 2011

New York high school teachers take crash course in Marine boot camp

BY Richard Sisk
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU
Sunday, March 20th 2011, 4:00 AM

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Dozens of New York high school teachers have taken a crash course in Marine boot camp to learn what to tell kids thinking about joining up.

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March 18, 2011

Petals for Patriots says thank you to troops

Garden clubs deliver flowers and fruit to the wounded

By Linda McIntosh
Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 6 a.m.

CAMP PENDLETON

The first time David Root took flowers to the Naval Medical Center San Diego for service members recovering from their wounds suffered in Iraq, he knew he would return.

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Lt. Dan performance highlights DSTRESS

3/18/2011 By Lance Cpl. Sarah Anderson , Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — The Combat Center’s Sunset Cinema was filled with Marines, sailors and friends, March 12, 2011 pumped up to hear a performance by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.

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Locals build Marine home

3/18/2011 By Lance Cpl. Sarah Anderson , Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — Many gathered in the small community of Wellington, Nev., on Feb. 11, to welcome a new neighbor and help build him and his family a home.

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March 16, 2011

Free Passes: A Museum Salute to the Military

By ROBIN POGREBIN
Published: March 16, 2011

LAST summer, facing two months in Parris Island, S.C., while her husband, a Marine Corps colonel, was deployed to Afghanistan, Kathryn Roth-Douquet packed her two children into the family S.U.V. and drove up the Eastern Seaboard, visiting one museum after another, free.

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All-female unit gets loving gift from locals

1:13 AM, Mar. 16, 2011
Written by
CapiLynn

Camouflage-colored prayer shawls, crocheted and knitted right here in Salem, were on the must-pack list this week for a group of female Marines headed for Afghanistan.

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March 14, 2011

Groups build home for Marine wounded in Iraq

The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Mar 14, 2011 11:28:10 EDT

WELLINGTON, Nev. — A Marine who had both legs amputated after his Humvee struck an anti-tank mine in Iraq in 2007 will soon realize his dream of a new home for his family in Nevada.

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March 8, 2011

Bob Barker donates $2 million to Semper Fi Fund

The Associated Press
Posted: Tuesday, Mar. 08, 2011

LOS ANGELES Former TV game show host Bob Barker is donating $2 million to a charity that helps injured members of the military and their families.

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February 24, 2011

Saying goodbye to Marine takes practice

By JENNY SOKOL
COLUMNIST
FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
SokolOCR@yahoo.com
Published: Feb. 23, 2011
Updated: Feb. 24, 2011 11:12 a.m.

I'm a guru of goodbyes, an artist of adieus. A skillful sayonara takes ample practice, which the United States Marine Corps has graciously afforded me in the past 17 years.

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February 22, 2011

From Quinter, with love

2/22/2011
By DIANE GASPER-O'BRIEN Hays Daily News

QUINTER -- A large bulletin board in Marcia Leon's third-grade classroom at Quinter Elementary School features a real American hero -- a U.S. Marine serving his country in Afghanistan -- with whom the students are corresponding this year.

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February 21, 2011

Inaugural Marine Trials for Wounded Warrior Games

By Alison St John
February 21, 2011

More than 150 Marines, many of them missing a limb, are competing this week in the first ever Marine trials for the Warrior Games later this year. More Marines are remaining in the service, even with serious injuries that might have disqualified them in the past.

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Wells Fargo to send refunds to troops, veterans

By Karen Jowers - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Feb 21, 2011 16:03:08 EST

Nearly 60,000 service members and veterans who have refinanced their Veterans Affairs Department mortgage loans through Wells Fargo, Wachovia and SouthTrust will receive refunds as the result of a $10 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit, a Wells Fargo official said.

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Thousands raised for wounded Ronan Marine

Posted: Feb 21, 2011 6:30 AM by Allyson Weller (KPAX News)
Updated: Feb 21, 2011 6:31 AM

RONAN - Folks from all over Montana came together over the weekend to raise over $72,000 for the Ronan Marine who lost both his legs and most of his left hand in Afghanistan.

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February 19, 2011

Marine's Mother Receives Apology for Phone Call Suspension

Posted: Feb 19, 2011 11:27 PM CST

WOODBURY, Tenn.-A local business is now apologizing, and making amends after suspending a woman for answering a phone call from her son serving in Afghanistan.

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She lost her Marine; another eases the pain

They met by chance. Or maybe not. Adrienne Johnson was still hurting after a visit to her son's grave the day a stranger stopped by her Bayport home, having spotted the Marine Corps flag in the yard. He just wanted to greet a fellow Marine.

By Mary Divine
Pioneer Press
Updated: 02/19/2011 11:32:01 PM CST

When Adrienne Johnson answered the doorbell at her Bayport home, she found a stranger standing outside.

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February 17, 2011

Military Mom Pays High Price For Speaking With Son

by Amanda Hara
Posted: Feb 17, 2011 5:04 PM CST Updated: Feb 17, 2011 9:00 PM CST

WOODBURY, Tenn. - A military mom said she would do anything to answer her son's phone call from overseas, no matter what the cost.

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Detroit Marine in new TV commercial

By JULIE HINDS
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer
9:07 PM, Feb. 17, 2011

Commercials are among the projects filmed in Detroit, as the explosively popular Eminem Super Bowl ad for Chrysler reminded everyone.

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February 16, 2011

Marine vet, 88, warming up to sing anthem at Blackhawks game

By Jeffrey Steele, Special to the Tribune
February 16, 2011

As the first verse of the national anthem is sung at Sunday's Chicago Blackhawks game at the United Center, some 21,000 fans will raise the roof with a thunderous cheer that will be sustained right through "the home of the brave."

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February 12, 2011

Students at Base school send messages of support to marines

By Linda McIntosh
Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 6 a.m.

Camp Pendleton

Children at Mary Fay Pendleton School on base were on a mission of their own last week — making valentines for Marines deployed in Afghanistan.

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February 10, 2011

Kids Who Care club makes Valentine's Day cards for Marines

Marie Ekberg Padilla | for the Orange County Register | Feb 10, 2011

LADERA RANCH – About a hundred parents and kids made Valentine's Day cards and filled care packages for Marines during a Kids Who Care club event at the Oak Knoll Club house Saturday.

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February 4, 2011

Frontline photos

02/04/2011
Jerry Lara / San Antonio Express-News via The Associated Press

Bomb-sniffing Labrador, Eli, licks Brady Rusk, 12, during an adoption ceremony.

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Wounded Warrior Marines SuperBowl Bound

2/4/2011 By Capt. Jill Leyden , Wounded Warrior Regiment

IRVING, Tx. — Marines and Marine veterans, supported by the United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, gathered here to attend a welcome dinner at the Irving Convention Center, marking the start of events leading up to their attendance at Super Bowl XLV. The 40 Marines and Marine veterans are from military treatment facilities, military bases and communities across the nation. They were hand selected by Wounded Warrior Regiment staff to attend Super Bowl XLV and participate in various activities throughout the week.

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February 2, 2011

Family of fallen Marine Colton Rusk to receive his bomb dog

* By Mark Collette
updated February 2, 2011 at 4:38 a.m.

ORANGE GROVE — A faithful companion of a fallen Marine from Orange Grove is headed home this week.

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February 1, 2011

Oshkosh opening new training center

Published: Feb. 1, 2011 at 9:08 AM

OSHKOSH, Wis., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Oshkosh Defense of Wisconsin is opening a new vehicle operator and maintenance training center in California for U.S. Marines and Navy Seabees.

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Kids of soldiers battle reality of war at home

STEVEN VERBURG | sverburg@madison.com | 608-252-6118 madison.com | Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 8:00 am

This story appeared first in the Sunday edition of the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper.

Andrew Leckel already was waking up with nightmares about his father’s second yearlong deployment in Iraq. One day he came home crying because his first-grade classmates had inadvertently fueled his fears by talking about soldiers being killed in the war.

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January 30, 2011

Elk Grove family's pizza drop for troops goes super for Super Bowl

Article updated: 1/30/2011 09:38 PM
By Eileen O. Daday

An Elk Grove Village resident is known worldwide as “the pizza man.”

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January 25, 2011

Iwo Jima Monument May Get a Makeover

Iconic memorial may be showing its age

By CAITLIN O'BRIEN
Updated 10:42 PM EST, Tue, Jan 25, 2011

One of the country’s most iconic images may be getting a makeover. The Marine Corps War Memorial -- often referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial -- is in need of a little sprucing, according to a memorial foundation.

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New uniforms make Padres' military tribute harder to see

By Bill Center
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 5:43 p.m.

As four Padres unveiled the club’s new, Marine Corps-inspired camouflage uniforms Tuesday at a local hotel, a voice from the rear of the room cried out: “We can’t see you.”

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January 24, 2011

Repairs considered for Iwo Jima memorial

By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Jan 24, 2011 5:52:08 EST

It’s one of the most iconic images of World War II — the flag-raising by five Marines and a sailor on Mount Suribachi in 1945 on the island of Iwo Jima.

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January 23, 2011

Step Up For Your Country

The general who led U.S. forces in Afghanistan makes the case for national service and the ‘basic responsibilities of being an American.’

by Stanley McChrystal
January 23, 2011

Standing recently in New Haven’s small train station, I was approached by a stranger who thanked me for my service. His gratitude was clearly genuine—and I deeply appreciated it.

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January 21, 2011

Thomasville Marine Vet To Get New Home Built By Volunteers

Staff Writer
6:18 p.m. EST, January 21, 2011

THOMASVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) —
Dozens of volunteers are building a new home for a former Marine who was severely wounded in Afghanistan.

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Vets get surprise Bears-Packers tickets

Friday, January 21, 2011
John Garcia

January 21, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Tickets to the game Sunday are a hot item -- it is only the second time in the 89-year rivalry that the Bears and Packers have met in the playoffs.

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Red Cross Continues Legacy of Troop, Family Support

By Elaine Wilson
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2011 – The face of the American Red Cross’ wartime mission could be conveyed through countless images of volunteers greeting wounded warriors on flightlines, offering comfort to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and providing much-needed support to family members back home.

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January 18, 2011

Ronan banding together to help injured Marine

Posted: Jan 18, 2011 7:27 PM by Allyson Weller (KPAX News)
Updated: Jan 18, 2011 8:42 PM

MISSOULA - The Ronan community is working to raise money for a local Marine who lost both his legs and most of his left hand in Afghanistan.

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January 17, 2011

Community group salutes high school seniors volunteering for military service

1/17/2011 By Sgt. W. J. Ferris , 1st Marine Corps District

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Every year across the nation, high school seniors attend awards and graduation ceremonies. Valedictorians and scholarship awardees are recognized and honored by their communities and fellow students.

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BHS teacher honors Marine with donation

January 17, 2011, 8:59 am

Michael Saarie, a music teacher at Binghamton’s West Middle School, made a donation to the school that struck a special chord in the hearts of many.

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January 15, 2011

Indiana family copes with sudden death of Marine