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October 23, 2014

Fallen Marine awarded Bronze Star for heroism in 'Operation Nightmare'

Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:36AM
By Hope Hodge Seck

The family of fallen Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian accepted his Bronze Star with combat “V” device last week for heroism in Afghanistan.

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October 20, 2014

Nilsson retires following 30 years of service

Story by Cpl Grace L. Waladkewics
Date Taken:10.17.2014 | Date Posted:10.20.2014 17:14

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Sgt. Maj. Lisa K. Nilsson retired from her post as sergeant major of Marine Air Control Group 28 during a retirement ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Oct. 17.

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HMLA-169 Marines help Carlsbad community with post-fire cleanup

Story by Cpl Michael Thorn
Date Taken:10.18.2014 | Date Posted:10.20.2014 18:25

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169 aid local volunteers by cleaning up a fire-damaged area, in Carlsbad, Calif., Oct. 18.

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VMGR-252 conducts FISDU, props up detachment

Courtesy story
Date Posted:10.20.2014 13:37

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 sent one KC-130J Super Hercules to Moron, Spain, on a flight in support of deployed unit Oct. 15-18.

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Marines, sailors return from from Down Under

By ERIKA I. RITCHIE / STAFF WRITER
Published: Oct. 20, 2014 Updated: 10:14 p.m.

CAMP PENDLETON – Cpl. Travis Reynders couldn't believe what he saw through his night vision goggles in the pitch-black Australian Outback.

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October 19, 2014

VA explores alternative therapies

By Emily Wax-Thibodeaux | The Washington Post | Published: October 19, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — The acupuncturist in his glow-in-the-dark yellow Crocs gently leaned over the burly and bearded Army Special Operations officer, who was stretched across a bed in the "zen den" of the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center.

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1/2 Promotions on Bastion-Leatherneck Complex

Photos by Cpl John Martinez
Date Taken:10.01.2014 | Date Posted:10.05.2014 02:33

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment stand at attention as their fellow Marines are promoted to the rank of Cpl. aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan on October 1, 2014.

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October 17, 2014

Graduation Ceremony – Bravo Company – Oct. 17, 2014

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:10.17.2014
Date Posted:10.17.2014 12:04

Pfc. Richard Mendez III, the Bravo Company high shooter from Platoon 1072, scored 331 points out of 350 points. Mendez graduated boot camp Oct. 17, 2014, and is from Argillite, Ky.

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Family looks to return Marine Corps ring to it's owner

Published: Oct 17, 2014 4:18 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 17, 2014 6:33 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- It's a story you'll see only on WINK News. A mystery in Cape Coral. We all know that sinking feeling when something we value goes missing. Today, what was lost is now found, except for the object's owner.

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U.S., Bulgaria resilient as regional threat looms

Story by Sgt Derrick Irions
Date Posted:10.17.2014 05:19

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria - U.S. and Bulgarian military exercises demonstrate a combined commitment to preserving European security amidst recent Russian aggression.

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U.S. Marines partner with East African forces

Story by 1st Lt. Maida Kalic
Date Posted:10.17.2014 13:37

SIGONELLA, Italy - U.S. Marines arrived in East Africa, October 14, to train Ugandan and Burundian forces, preparing them for future deployments.

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Dunford takes over for Amos as commandant of the US Marine Corps

By Jon Harper
Stars and Stripes
Published: October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Gen. Joseph Dunford became the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps on Friday, as Gen. James Amos closed the curtain on his controversial tenure.

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