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March 2, 2015

From Sudanese Refugee to US Marine

Story by Cpl Martin Egnash
Date Posted:03.02.2015 15:35

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Staff Sgt. Kon Biliu is originally from South Sudan. As a young man, he moved along with his family to Yemen where his father taught in high school. In the year 1999 his father lost his job as a teacher and they could not go back home to Sudan due to the ongoing civil war. They had no home country; nowhere to go. They were refugees. But that was all about to change.

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March 1, 2015

Filing Your Taxes: Overview


Where To File
Send your federal tax return to the Internal Revenue Service Center for the place where you currently reside. For example, if you are stationed in Maine but your permanent home address is in California, you should send your federal return to the service center for Maine. The instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ give the addresses for the service centers.

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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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Marines continue fighting alongside Georgians in Afghanistan

By Derrick Perkins, Staff writer 10:31 a.m. EST March 1, 2015

As the bulk of the Corps bid farewell to Afghanistan months ago, a small group of Marines stayed behind, continuing the fight in the war-torn country.

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February 28, 2015

MCAS Yuma Airshow Takes Community, Supporters by Storm

Story by Cpl James Marchetti
Date Posted:02.28.2015 22:14

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. - The only military airshow in Arizona for this year started with the evening Twilight Show at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 27, 2015. Open to the public, the event included aerial pyrotechnics, a concert and performances by civilian and military aircraft.

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24th MEU Conducts Noncombatant Evacuation Operations Training

by Cpl Todd Michalek
Date Taken:02.18.2015 | Date Posted:02.28.2015 18:03

Marines with the India Battery, the artillery attachment for Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct noncombatant evacuation training at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Feb. 18, 2015. A contingent of MEU Marines is ashore in Kuwait as part of scheduled sustainment training.

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Homeless Oklahoma Veteran’s Dying Wish to Be Granted

POSTED 11:52 AM, FEBRUARY 28, 2015, UPDATED AT 11:54AM, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
BY TRACY BLOOM

After being diagnosed with terminal cancer and given only three weeks to live, a beloved Marine had one last wish: to be buried in uniform, along with a Marine Corps flag.

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February 27, 2015

Graduation Ceremony – Kilo & Oscar Companies – Feb. 27, 2015

by PFC Vanessa Austin
Date Posted:02.27.2015 12:17

Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, graduated boot camp Feb. 27, 2015.

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Graduation Ceremony – Kilo & Oscar Companies – Feb. 27, 2015

by PFC Vanessa Austin
Date Posted:02.27.2015 12:17

Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, graduated boot camp Feb. 27, 2015.

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2nd Marine Logistics Group endures the cold during CPX

Story by Cpl Chelsea Toombs
Date Taken:02.25.2015 | Date Posted:02.27.2015 15:15

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A variety of weather conditions greeted Marines with Headquarters Regiment, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, during the command post exercise Feb. 20-27, 2015. Marines from Headquarters Regiment stood alongside various units within 2nd MLG during stints of snow, sleet and rain during the weeklong CPX.

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February 26, 2015

Marine recruits build marksmanship fundamentals on Parris Island

by Cpl Jennifer Schubert
Date Taken:01.22.2015 | Date Posted:02.26.2015 16:21

Recruits of Platoon 1016, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, practice marksmanship fundamentals Jan. 22, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. For one week, recruits learn and practice the fundamentals of marksmanship before shooting live ammunition. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate March 6, 2015.

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Pendleton Marines train for large-scale deployment

By Jennifer Hlad
Stars and Stripes
Published: February 26, 2015

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — At the northwestern tip of this massive base, hundreds of Marines spent the last 10 days preparing for full-scale war. It’s the first time in more than a decade they are training for this type of combat, all aligned with new guidance from the commandant.

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February 24, 2015

Marine battalion back at Camp Pendleton after 7-month deployment

By Jennifer Hlad
Stars and Stripes
Published: February 24, 2015

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The Marines of Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment returned to their families Monday after a packed seven-month deployment that had them getting ready for the worst.

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