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Thousands of Marines returning from Afghanistan this month

Posted August 23, 2012 by Bill Briggs

The highest number of U.S. Marines will exit Afghanistan in August compared to any other month in 2012 as a large exodus of American troops continues, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. General David Berger said today in a phone interview from Afghanistan. In the country’s southern Helmand province — a swath once so volatile that an…

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2012 General Election Absentee Ballot Mailing Deadlines

Posted August 23, 2012 by

Recommended Mailing Dates 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:…

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Where in the World August 23, 2012

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Photo by Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions A surf camp participant makes his trek toward the ocean with an American Flag themed surfboard during a three-day surf camp at Camp Pendleton’s San Onofre Beach, Aug. 12. Operation Amped held the sport therapy camp to provide surfing lessons to rehabilitating injured service members and their families….

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Where in the World August 16, 2012

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Photo by Cpl. Isaac Lamberth Completing 60 years of service, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, known as the ‘Ugly Angels,’ completed a memorial flight over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 9. The squadron was created in 1952 and holds the distinction of being the first Marine helicopter squadron to arrive in country during the Vietnam War….

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Where in the World August 9, 2012

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Photo by Cpl. Jonathan Wright Staff Sgt. Bryan Robbins, platoon sergeant for 3rd plt., Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, calls for mortar support during a live-fire exercise here, July 13. Photo by…

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Solar generator to make Wing debut at next WTI

Posted July 26, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

As part of the Corps’ push toward the expanded use of renewable energy, a solar generator system known as Greens will mark its first use with a non-ground-based unit in the upcoming fall Weapons and Tactics Instructor course. “This is all program of record equipment like any other generator,” said Maj. Anthony McNair, requirements and…

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Where in the World July 26, 2012

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Photo by Cpl. Mark Stroud Cpl. Danielle N. Colwell, supply administration clerk, Headquarters and Service Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 4, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), completes a workout station during the final day of the Martial Arts Instructor Course here, July 14. The Marines graduated in a small ceremony following the workout session. Photo by…

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Priorities Set U.S. Africa Command’s Agenda

Posted July 19, 2012 by Donna Mills

After a year of significant change sweeping the African continent – a wave of democratic movements, the emergence of South Sudan as the world’s newest nation and an increase in violent extremism, among…

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Where in the World – July 19, 2012

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Photo by Cpl. Jonathan Wright Marines with Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, launch a volley of mortars for suppression during a live-fire exercise here, July 13. Following the…

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VMA-211 shakes a leg

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Deployments for the most part sucks, but if anyone knows how to have fun, it’s Marines. Marine Attack Squadron 211, currently deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, managed to record a music video with the help of Kandahar’s United Services Organization, Inc., personnel.

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