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MCCS Highlights: Featured Events & Specials

Posted September 13, 2012 by

MCX 115th Anniversary Sale September 5th-18th The Marine Corps Exchange has reached its 115th year and counting! Enjoy the great prices from electronics, apparel and more. In celebration, the MCX is giving away 25 prizes from iPads, Coach Handbags, Gift Cards, and more. Want to play? Cool! Like MCX on Facebook.com/MarineCorpsExchange. Starts September 5th! MGIB & Post 9/11…

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Where were you?

Posted September 13, 2012 by

Gunnery Sgt. Lenny Vasquez,  Station Equal Opportunity Adviser “I was Cpl. Vasquez at the time and I was coaching at the pistol range at New River.  When I first heard about the news my gunnery sergeant had the radio and immediately made everybody stop what they were doing. He had everyone get into formation on…

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September 11 remembered, service members pay respect 11 years later

Posted September 13, 2012 by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan  — Service members from different branches and different countries gathered together on Camp Leatherneck by the flag pole. The low sun cast long shadows across the somber faces as the attendants came to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001. A bell was rung to signal a moment of silence to remember…

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The Legacy of Amanda Kimbrough

Posted September 13, 2012 by Courtesy to the Desert Warrior

Amanda Kimbrough, a mother in Alabama, tested positive for methamphetamines after the birth, and 19 minutes later, death, of her son Timmy, Jr. Following this, her daughters were removed from her custody, and she was charged and convicted with chemical endangerment of a child, a Class-A felony due to the death of the child. Problems…

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Panetta Remembers 9/11 Victims, Praises Service Members

Posted September 13, 2012 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2012 – With flags flying at half-staff and under a cloudless blue sky hauntingly similar to the day America was attacked 11 years ago…

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News to Use September 13, 2012

Posted September 13, 2012 by

Hiring our Heroes Job Fair The U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with several other federal, state and local veteran employment agencies are hosting a job fair for military veterans, active duty, guard, reserve members and military spouses on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Louis Levy Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11…

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5 Questions: Air Force Tech Sgt. Andre Baskin

Posted September 13, 2012 by

Air Force Tech Sergeant Andre Baskin has been equipping jet pilots for two decades but the F-35 had changed his job. Content courtesy of the Pensacola News Journal.

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9/11 Remembrance Message

Posted September 13, 2012 by Brig. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese

Please take a moment today to pause and remember those who died Sept 11, 2001, in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We must never forget the 2,996 people who lost their lives that Tuesday morning, including 2,902 Americans and the more than 200 citizens from 40 other…

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Engine integrity begins with MALS power plants

Posted September 13, 2012 by Story and photo by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s powerline mechanics handle the engines, but who, then, handles the engine parts? That would be the power plants mechanics of Marine Aviation…

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At Eglin, F-35 fighter shaping the future of the military

Posted September 13, 2012 by Rob Johnson

Some of the speculation about looming federal budget cuts for the military has focused on Eglin Air Force Base, but Col. Andrew Toth sees a solid 50-year future there for his burgeoning training command. Toth is executive officer of the Air Force’s 33rd Fighter Wing, the global center for learning to fly and fix the…

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