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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Posted April 26, 2013 by Chanel S. Weaver

Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to empty medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, purses and pillboxes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, and take them to authorized collection sites in local communities.

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Marines: Dominican Republic native sheds 140 pounds to enlist in Corps

Posted December 13, 2013 by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard

Approximately 30 young men and women packed into the Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell Ceremony Room to take their oath of enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Dec. 2.

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Air Force: F-35 flies first training sortie at Luke AFB

Posted May 16, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Senior Airman Jason Colbert Senior Airman Paul Swanson marshals in a F-35 Lightning II after one of its first sorties May 5, at Luke Air Force Base. Swanson is a 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief. LUKE AIR FORCE BASE — An F-35 Lightning II took to the sky over the West Valley here, May…

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Department of Defense to hold video competition

Posted September 5, 2013 by Public Affairs Office

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Department of Defense is asking service members to participate in a video competition to fight against tobacco use and change the social norms. The competition, Fight the Enemy, is sponsored by the assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs, and declares tobacco use as an enemy that degrades health, fitness,…

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Marines: 1st MLG Marines practice loading, unloading Navy ships

Posted February 28, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski

Fresh 7-ton tire tracks in the sand and the hum of engines in the distance mark the conclusion of exercise Brilliant Scepter 2014 aboard Coronado Island, Calif., Feb. 13 – 19.

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Determination, motivation drive young man to Marines

Posted August 1, 2014 by Cpl. Tyler Viglione

San Diego — Hard work and determination can get people to places they never thought they could go. One Marine set his mind to one thing and accomplished it. Pvt. Jose Caban Jr., Platoon 3203, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, didn’t give up on his goal and lost 70 pounds to enlist in the…

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Panetta urges work, sacrifice to honor Aurora victims

Posted July 26, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — In a message issued Monday night, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta paid tribute to the military victims of the July 20 shooting spree in Aurora, Colo., and urged Defense Department personnel to honor the victims’ memory through hard work and sacrifice. Here is the text of the message:   To all Department of Defense…

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Marines: First female Marines attend infantry course

Posted October 11, 2013 by Cpl. Chelsea Anderson

The first female Marines to ever attend infantry training with the Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, at Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, N.C., completed the first week of training Sept. 28.

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Air Force: Cyberspace milestone reached for AF Network

Posted April 4, 2014 by Shelly Petruska

Air Force Network Integration Center members here completed the migration of all user accounts onto the Air Force Network, Monday.

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Air Force: Recon squadron keeps remotely piloted aircraft flying

Posted September 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez

Staff Sgt. Nelson Cherry inspects an MQ-9 Reaper with the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron Aug. 18, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The Reaper is launched, recovered and maintained here. It is also remotely operated by pilots in bases located in the U.S. Cherry is an aircraft armament systems specialist with the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron….

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