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30 Days to Vote

Posted October 4, 2012 by

The U.S. Presidential election is set for November 6, 2012. For US citizens currently living or serving in the following countries, you must consider mail transit time when submitting your ballot. FVAP and the Military Postal Service Agency recommend you mail back your ballot no later than: 22 days before the election: Iraq 17 days…

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Where in the World October 4, 2012

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Photo by Sgt. Priscilla Sneden Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett throws the ceremonial first pitch at Marine Corps Day in Nationals Park Sept. 24. The event featured the Marine Corps Base Quantico Band playing the national anthem, the Marine Barracks Washington Color Guard and a heartwarming salute to wounded warriors in…

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Photo illustration by Cpl. Aaron Diamant
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IASK preps canine teams for combat

Posted September 27, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

As the light fades and the stars begin to appear, most people are thinking about crawling into bed. The participants of the Inter-service Advanced Skills K-9 Course…

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Where in the World September 28, 2012

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Photo by Cpl. Terence G. Brady Marines prepare to fire rounds from an M777A2 155 mm howitzer at East Fuji Maneuver Area in mainland Japan, Sept. 11. The Marines wait for fire commands from the fire direction center prior to sending rounds downrange. Photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Petersheim Lance Cpl. Martin Williams, an automatic…

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Semper Fidelis Warriors, You Will Not Be Forgotten

Posted September 20, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

“If the Army and the Navy ever look on heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.”  -Marines Hymn   Two Yuma-based 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Marines died Sept. 15 while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan: Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible, 40, of North Huntingdon, Pa., commanding officer,…

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Where in the World September 20, 2012

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Photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels United States Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), rush injured Marines on litters to an MV-22B Osprey during a mass casualty training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Sept. 14, 2012. A mass casualty is defined as any number of casualties produced in a…

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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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Where in the World September 13, 2012

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Photo by Cpl. Ed Galo Soldiers with the Afghan National Army carry a simulated casualty on a stretcher and place him in an ambulance as part of a mass casualty simulation held at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Sept. 9, 2012. During the mass casualty simulation, members of the ANA were given a list of symptoms and…

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Where in the World September 7, 2012

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Photo by Cpl. Ed Galo Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6 exit a compound in Agha Ahmad, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2012. The Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon and their attachments stood in an over watch position to provide surveillance and gather intelligence on the enemy as…

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Where in the World August 29, 2012

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Photo by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler Sgt. Justin D. Head, animal packing course chief instructor, exercises his mustang, Hondo, shortly after grazing. The animal packing course is the only one of its kind in the Department of Defense and teaches Marines and other military personnel how to effectively and efficiently work with beasts of burden to…

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