NOT SO SECRET WEAPON: Ronald T. Roane guides his 75 pound German Shepherd scout dog, Hobo, as they track down the elusive enemy.
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Marine Corps

War Dogs in the Marine Corps in World War II

Posted March 8, 2012 by

In the late summer of 1942, the Marine Corps decided to experiment with the use of dogs in war, which may have been a new departure for the Corps but not a new idea in warfare. Since ancient times dogs have served man in various ways: the Romans used the heavy Mastiffs with armored collars…

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Memorial Day for Marines at Afghanistan’s Helmand post honors fallen warriors

Posted May 31, 2012 by Master Sgt. Grady T. Fontana

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — As the blistering sun sets, disappearing in the horizon, a solemn wind of silence breezes through the dusky sky along with the first hints of cool evening air here at...

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Veterans

Leaving the CORPS: Veterans’ Group Life Insurance

Posted March 22, 2012 by va.gov

What is VGLI?

VGLI is a program of post-separation insurance which allows service members to convert their service member group life insurance coverage to renewable term insurance. Members with full-time SGLI coverage are eligible for VGLI upon release from service.

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Salutes & Awards

Obama: Memorial Day honors the memory of the fallen

Posted May 31, 2012 by Armed Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — “Memorial Day is a time for Americans to honor the memory of the service members who died in the nation’s wars and an opportunity to pray for the day when such wars no longer occur,” President Barack Obama said in his Memorial Day proclamation issued today. “Our nation endures and thrives because…

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VMA-214 Blacksheep honor historic Marine

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cpl. Jakob Schulz

Marine Attack Squadron 214 honored the accomplishments of a former squadron pilot Feb. 9 at a memorial service in Carpinteria, Calif. The service honored Capt. Kenneth Newton Linder, a pilot in the squadron when it was still Marine Fighting Squadron 214 during WWII. Linder served aboard the USS…

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Events

Yuma commemorates those who gave all

Posted May 31, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Americans in Yuma and across the country spent Monday remembering and celebrating the lives of the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the land of the free. Originally known as Declaration Day, Memorial Day is designed to give tribute to all the men and women…

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Local

Leaving the CORPS

Posted April 19, 2012 by

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans  Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans is designed for veterans. Knowing about these authorities and identifying your eligibility will enhance your job search. These special authorities represent a few of many appointing authorities that agencies can use entirely at their discretion. Veterans are not entitled to appointment under any of these…

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Sports

Wounded Warriors, families connect with first ever Warrior Family Games

Posted June 7, 2012 by Cpl. Jovane M. Henry

More than 200 wounded warriors, their spouses and dependents participated in Camp Pendleton’s first Warrior Family Games at the Wounded Warrior Battalion-West compound here, June 1.

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Veterans

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2012:

Posted May 3, 2012 by Staff

A look at Asian-Pacific American Veterans Warren Michio Tsuneishi Warren Michio Tsuneishi Branch: Army  Rank: Technical Sergeant Wars served: World War, 1939-1945;  Unit:  306th Headquarters Intelligence Detachment, XXIV Corps Born on the Fourth of July in California, Warren Tsuneishi was the son of Japanese immigrants. After Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entered World War II, his…

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Leaving the Corps: Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Posted June 7, 2012 by http://whitman.syr.edu/vwise/

What is V-WISE V-WISE is committed to women Veterans by providing them the tools to become successful entrepreneurs. Their goal is to integrate their leadership, integrity, focus and drive into a premier educational training program taught by accomplished entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators from across the United States.   PHASE 1: What’s first? A 15 day…

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