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Air Force: Operation Christmas Drop continues as Pacific tradition

Posted December 13, 2013 by Senior Airman Marianique Santos

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — Base volunteers here have teamed up with Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to conduct humanitarian airdrops over the remote islands of Micronesia in the Western Pacific this week. Volunteers here have been spreading the holiday cheer to surrounding islands since December 1952. Operation Christmas Drop is the…

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Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort

Posted September 6, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Department of Defense’s suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Jacqueline Garrick said…

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Marines: 1st MLG motivates students at local elementary school

Posted February 21, 2014 by Cpl. Laura Gauna

Hundreds of shouts rang through the air as students raced alongside Marines during a morning workout at Jefferson Elementary School, Feb. 13. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, volunteered their time to support more than 500 students in their new fitness program known as “Motion.”

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Panetta: Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

Posted July 26, 2012 by By Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON — A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech Monday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno, Nev. “I applaud…

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Air Force: Collaboration leads to improved SIPR email service

Posted October 11, 2013 by Maj. Brooke Brander

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – In continued collaboration between the Air Force and the Army, the entire Air Force will migrate to Secure Internet Protocol Router, Department of Defense Enterprise Email over the next year. Approximately 150,000 SIPR Network users will migrate to the Defense Information Systems Agency SIPR email enterprise services over fiscal…

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Marines: ‘Will do same with less,’ Corps commandant says

Posted March 28, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON — Since the founding of the Marine Corps in 1775, Marines have answered the nation’s call, faithfully protecting the American people and maintaining a world-class standard of military excellence, the Marine Corps commandant said Tuesday. “Nothing has changed. We will continue to do the same in the future,” Gen. James Amos said at a…

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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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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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