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October 25, 2012

Where in the World October 25, 2012

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Sarah Malina, a military spouse, and her daughter Charlotte, 7 months, wait as Bonnie Amos, wife of the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, signs their book during the book signing for the “First Lady of the Marine Corps’ Recommend Reading List.”

More than 500 service members, veterans and supporters gathered Oct. 20, 2012, for the 15 year commemoration of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery for a Service of Remembrance held to honor women who have served in the Armed Forces throughout history.

Marines and Sailors with Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, descend to the ground after jumping out of a C-130 Hercules aircraft during bilateral parachute jump training alongside Philippine Marines and Soldiers, here, Oct. 15. The Marines and Sailors of the 31st MEU are participating in the 29th iteration of the Philippine Bilateral Amphibious Landing Exercise alongside their Philippine Marine counterparts in order to improve the two forces’ interoperability and strengthen their long standing relationship.




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