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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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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

Posted June 28, 2012 by

Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3/1 descend from a CH-46E Sea Knight flown by pilots with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) aboard the ship here June 19 with civilian guests watching from the ship’s flight deck and superstructure. The landing team and squadron are…

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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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Where in the World October 11, 2012

Posted October 11, 2012 by Staff

Photo by Cpl. Anthony Ward Jr Lance Cpl. Steve Fillmore, a tow gunner with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, provides security as the rest of the patrol moves through Trek Nawa, Afghanistan, Sept. 27. The Marines work with the Afghan soldiers who provide security for the region from Patrol Base…

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Where in the World – July 12, 2012

Posted July 12, 2012 by

Light Armored Vehicles, belonging to 4th Light Armored Reconnaisance, are staged at Range 500A in Twentynine Palms, Calif., prior to conducting assault drills.

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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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Where in the World October 18, 2012

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Photo by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler Sgt. Garrett Baresel, an Amphibious Assault Vehicle crewman, with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, commands his vehicle and crew during a mock ship to shore operation aboard the USS Makin Island September 6. Photo by Lance Cpl. Jason Morris Cpl. Christian Hernandez, a team leader with 1st Squad,…

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VMA-211 shakes a leg

Posted July 12, 2012 by

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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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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