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October 31, 2014

DoD Authorizes Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for Operation Inherent Resolve

Release No: NR-553-14
October 31, 2014

The Department of Defense announced today that service members deployed abroad in support of Operation Inherent Resolve are eligible for the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright signed a memorandum authorizing award of the medal.

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October 30, 2014

Marine recruits earn title, emblem on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:10.25.2014
Date Posted:10.30.2014 14:10

Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, repeat the oath of enlistment during an emblem ceremony Oct. 25, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Repeating the oath is a custom that helps reaffirm their commitment to defending the nation. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 31, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915.

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October 28, 2014

Sailors and Marines Visit Jordanian Mosque During COMREL

Story Number: NNS141028-08Release Date: 10/28/2014 2:28:00 PM
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon M. Smith, USS Mesa Verde Public Affairs

U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (NNS) -- Twenty-three USS Mesa Verde Sailors and Marines toured the Al-Sharif Al-Hussein bin Ali Mosque as part of a community relations project (COMREL) in Aqaba, Jordan, Aug. 25.

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Marine corporal is reclassified as 1st to die in Operation Inherent Resolve

By Jennifer Hlad
Stars and Stripes
Published: October 28, 2014

The death of Marine Cpl. Jordan L. Spears has been reclassified to indicate he died in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

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Video: 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Homecoming

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Date Posted:10.28.2014 4:01PM

Marines and sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are reunited with their families and friends aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune after their extended deployment with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group.

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October 27, 2014

Parris Island recruits gain new confidence after completing Confidence Course

Photos by Cpl. David Bessey
Date Taken:09.29.2014
Date Posted:10.27.2014 07:39

Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, pull themselves up a Confidence Course obstacle Sept. 29, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of multiple obstacles that test recruits’ strength, endurance and courage. Delta Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 5, 2014.

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October 26, 2014

24th MEU Marine runs MCM aboard warship at sea

Story 1st Lt. Joshua Larson
Date Posted:10.26.2014 21:17

USS NEW YORK, At Sea - He was perhaps the very first finisher of the 39th Marine Corps Marathon, but he didn’t finish anywhere near Arlington, Virginia. Instead, he finished at sea aboard the USS New York - on a treadmill.

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U.S. Marine from Midland dies during training at Fort Bragg

By Brad Devereaux
October 26, 2014 at 4:04 PM, updated October 26, 2014 at 4:11 PM

MIDLAND, MI — A 24-year-old Marine from Midland died during a training exercise at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, according to his obituary and the Associated Press.

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VMA-223 Homecoming

Video by Cpl Victoria Stewart
Date Posted:10.26.2014 3:06PM

U.S Marines with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 223 return from a deployment with 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) October 26, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. VMA-223 was deployed for over 7 months with the 22nd MEU.

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US Marines hand over military bases to Afghan military 13 years after the invasion that launched the war against the Taliban

By REUTERS
PUBLISHED: 12:33 EST, 26 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:07 EST, 26 October 2014

US Marines and British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday, 13 years after a US-led invasion launched the long and costly war against the Taliban.

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October 24, 2014

At Marine Corps Marathon, runners find their own reasons

By James Wagner October 24, 2014

On Sunday, 30,000 runners from a broad range of ages will line up near Arlington Cemetery at the starting line of the annual Marine Corps Marathon. The elite runners will finish in about 2 hours 15 minutes. But for most, the daunting task of running 26.2 miles isn’t about a finishing time but about the motivation behind it.

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