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June 29, 2015

Marines with the 26th MEU conduct a visit, board, search, and seizure off the East Coast of the United States

By Cpl. Jeraco Jenkins
Date Taken:06.27.2015 | Date Posted:06.29.2015 17:48

U.S. Marines assigned to Force Reconnaissance Platoon, Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducting a simulated visit, board, search, and seizure off the East Coast of the United States, June 27, 2015. Marines with the 26th MEU and sailors with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are conducting an amphibious integration exercise in preparation for a deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations later this fall

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June 27, 2015

War dog movie 'Max' honors four-legged troops

By James LaPorta, Special to Military Times 1:36 p.m. EDT June 27, 2015

Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham received a posthumous Medal of Honor after fighting an Iraqi insurgent and then diving onto a hand grenade to protect his fellow Marines.

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June 24, 2015

Hiring Military Veterans a ‘Win-Win’ For Businesses

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2015 – Hiring military veterans as they transition back into America’s communities is beneficial for businesses and the nation, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.

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How elite, newly renamed Marine Raider units will visually mark history

By Dan Lamothe June 24, 2015

After years of debate, the Marine Corps’ elite Special Operations force just made a major change, adopting the name of the combat-hardened Raider units that fought in the fierce Pacific island-hopping campaign of World War II. Marine officials marked the decision Friday with a brief ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., 10 months after the decision was made.

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June 22, 2015

Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group departs US 5th Fleet

Story by Lt. Lily Hinz, Amphibious Squadron 8 Public Affairs
Date Posted:06.22.2015 12:32

USS IWO JIMA, Mediterranean Sea - The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWOARG), with embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) June 21.

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Marines and Sailors aboard USS Arlington conduct RAS

By Lance Cpl. Dalton A. Precht
Date Taken:06.21.2015 | Date Posted:06.22.2015 23:11

U.S. Marines and Sailors aboard the USS Arlington working together during replenishment at sea off the East Coast of the United States June 21, 2015. Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and sailors with the Kearsarge Amphibious Readiness Group are conducting an amphibious integration exercise in preparation for a deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations later this fall.

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Incarcerated Tompkins veterans: the crisis seen through one woman’s eyes

June 22, 2015
By Melissa Whitworth

It’s still dark and the roads are empty when Kynna Murphy, armed with a huge Thermos of coffee, pulls into the parking lot of Tompkins County Jail. She left home at 4 a.m. this morning.

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June 21, 2015

Maritime Raid Force, 26th MEU: swift, silent, deadly

Story by Cpl Joshua Brown
Date Posted:06.21.2015 12:29

USS KEARSARGE — Force Reconnaissance Marines and special amphibious reconnaissance corpsmen provide the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit with capabilities that extend beyond the barriers of every day operations. The MEU becomes more than just combat ready with Recon assets; they gain surveillance, ship-born raid, airborne raid and visit, board, search and seizure capabilities. The Recon Marines comprise more than the standard unit. They are the Maritime Raid Force.

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Marines, families celebrate daddy-daughter dance

Bianca Strzalkowski
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Military dads say it’s the moments together that matter — not the ones spent apart.

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June 20, 2015

Final ride for beloved pet, military dog draws crowds, tears

Posted: Jun 19, 2015 1:36 PM CDT
Updated: Jun 20, 2015 5:18 AM CDT
By Adria GoinsCONNECT

MINDEN, LA (KSLA) - A final ride for a beloved pet and four-legged war veteran drew hundreds to the roadside Friday in Minden who wanted to pay their patriotic respects.

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June 19, 2015

Wounded Vets Join Fight Against Child Exploitation

By Terri Moon Cronk
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2015 – A group of 22 wounded veterans are applying their skills in the fight against child exploitation, Laura Junor, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness said here today.

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Rangers, SEALs, Now Raiders: Marines Resurrect Historic Name

Associated Press | Jun 19, 2015 | by Jonathan Drew

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Army has the Green Berets, while the Navy is known for the SEALs. Now, an elite branch of the U.S. Marine Corps will officially be known as Raiders.

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June 17, 2015

Top destinations for post-military life — new rankings

By George Altman , Staff writer 8:31 a.m. EDT June 17, 2015

For years, maybe decades, you have lived where the U.S. government has told you to live. So when that discharge paperwork comes through, how do you decide where to go?

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June 16, 2015

97-year-old retired Marine receives honorary promotion

By Andrew Adams
June 16th, 2015 @ 10:41pm

SALT LAKE CITY — At the age of 97, a retired U.S. Marine finally received the promotion many of his colleagues said he deserved.

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24th MEU 'FiST' shapes battlefield during Eager Lion

Story by Sgt Devin Nichols
Date Taken:05.18.2015 | Date Posted:06.16.2015 13:37

JORDAN - Beneath the desert sun in Jordan, a notional enemy of armored vehicles prepares to make a stand against U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Jordanian armed forces and Italian Marines, who wait just beyond the horizon of the battlefield.

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June 15, 2015

Floating base named for legendary Marine arrives in fleet

By Lance M. Bacon, Staff writer 5:44 p.m. EDT June 15, 2015

The newest vessel in the Corps' amphibious arsenal carries the name of its most iconic Marine — and it is ready for action.

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Beyond the fundamentals: Battalion Landing Team Marines conduct weapons training at sea

Story by Cpl Ryan Mains
Date Taken:06.12.2015 | Date Posted:06.15.2015 10:15

AT SEA - Waking up to the sight of the sun rising on the distant horizon over the vast waters of the Pacific ocean might be a paradise for some, but for Marines embarked on a U.S. Navy vessel at sea, it is just another opportunity to sight in on their weapons and fire rounds down range.

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June 14, 2015

Student loan refund checks for troops, veterans are in mai

By Heath Druzin
Stars and Stripes
Published: June 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — If you’re a servicemember or veteran who took out student loans, make sure to check the mail because you might have some money coming your way.

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June 12, 2015

Race to Recovery: Reservist Pushes Past Skin Cancer Pains

Posted on June 12, 2015 by Katie Lange
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

A lot of people seem to think that if you have a dark complexion, you won’t get skin cancer, but that’s not the case. People of all backgrounds and races can get skin cancer.

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June 11, 2015

‘I saw only one thing in their eyes: courage’

By Jennifer Hlad
Stars and Stripes
Published: June 11, 2015

When the bomb exploded, Navy Chief Petty Officer Justin Wilson didn’t run away.

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USS Rushmore Aids 65 People at Sea Near Indonesia

Navy News | Jun 11, 2015

Makassar Strait -- USS Rushmore (LSD 47) rendered assistance to 65 people on makeshift bamboo rafts in the waters between the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi June 10.

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‘He would never leave a Marine behind’

By John Vandiver
Stars and Stripes
Published: June 11, 2015

The target was an expert bomb maker, suspected of killing numerous U.S. and NATO troops in western Afghanistan.

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June 10, 2015

Video: Marines Compete in Strongman Competitions

Courtesy Video
Date Taken:06.10.2015 | Date Posted:06.10.2015 8:28PM

Marines with III Marine Headquarters Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force participate in the Highland Games June 5 at Camp Hansen. The Highland Games were inspired by traditional Scottish physical competitions consisting of various events including sheep toss, tug-of-war and the caber toss.

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June 8, 2015

Video: See Why Marines and K9 Make the Best Team

Date Taken:06.6.2015 | Date Posted:06.8.2015 7:11PM

A military working dog handler, talks about the relationships formed between his fellow handlers and their dogs and the role of Provost Marshal's Office K9 units on military bases.

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Marines and Sailors remember Midway at sea

Story by Sgt Devin Nichols
Date Taken:06.06.2015 | Date Posted:06.08.2015 22:43

USS FORT MCHENRY, AT SEA — Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) paid homage to the Battle of Midway during a ceremony while at sea in the Gulf of Aden, June 6, 2015.


Marines look to non-cognitive testing to find better officers

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writer 8:19 a.m. EDT June 8, 2015

Scientists proved years ago that toddlers who could wait longer than their peers to eat a promised reward of marshmallows were more likely to grow into more successful and better-adjusted adults. Now, the Marines may be looking to adapt "marshmallow test" science to help screen for more resilient and determined officer candidates.

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June 3, 2015

Sheryl Sandberg wrote a beautiful essay about the sudden death of her husband and dealing with grief

by Alyson Shontell
JUN. 3, 2015, 11:28 AM

Sheryl Sandberg lost her husband, Dave Goldberg, 30 days ago in a tragic treadmill accident while on vacation in Mexico.

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Family, friends remember Aurora woman as 'most passionate Marine

Susan Sarkauskas

Marine Cpl. Sara A. Medina of Aurora loved everything about being a Marine.
"She loved the brotherhood, the PT (physical training), the rank structure, the uniform, everything," said her fiance, Marine Sgt. Devon Henderson.

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By Lance Cpl. Samantha Torres, 10066
3 Jun 2015

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Marines with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort put their skills to the test as they rotate teams putting out fuel fires on a model jet, May 28.

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June 2, 2015

Sesame Street/USO Show Helps Kids Shift to Civilian Life

Posted on June 2, 2015
By Katie Lange
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Kids are often comforted by familiar faces, so why not get some of those faces to help them cope with the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life? That’s the theory behind a new Sesame Street/USO show being put on at military installations across the world.

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