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WWII-era Montford Point Marines sought for recognition

The Marine Corps and the Montford Point Marine Assn. are looking for African Americans who trained from 1942 to 1949 at the segregated Marine facility Camp Montford Point. Legislation to award the original Montford Point Marines with a Congressional Gold Medal was signed by President Obama in November. An award ceremony is set for spring. To be [...]

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Coast Guard to hold hearings on tidal power plan

LUBEC, Maine The Coast Guard is holding a pair of meetings this week to hear from mariners about a tidal energy proposal in Cobscook Bay at Maine’s eastern tip. Ocean Renewable Power Co. has proposed using five turbine generator units for its Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project. A permit for the pilot project is pending [...]

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At least 1766 US military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001

At least 1,478 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 102 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 12 were the result of hostile action. The AP count [...]

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Funeral held for NJ Marine killed in Afghanistan

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. – Hundreds of people packed a central New Jersey church for the funeral of a Marine corporal killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Family members and friends referred to Kevin Reinhard as a “white knight” who was known for his courage and generosity. The 25-year-old Woodbridge Township man was one of six [...]

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Remains of Marine killed in Afghanistan return to Southland

The flag-draped coffin of Marine Cpl. Christopher Singer arrived Tuesday morning aboard a charter flight to the Los Alamitos Army Airfield at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. Singer, 23, was killed Jan. 21 during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division at [...]

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Leaders celebrate German-American relations

WIESBADEN, Germany (Jan. 31, 2012) — Members of the Wiesbaden military community and host nation guests celebrated the new year and German-American relations during a reception hosted by the commanders of 5th Signal Command and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Jan. 22 at the Community Activity Center. Both Col. Bruce Crawford, 5th Signal commander, and Col. [...]

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Tripler head, neck docs use robot to increase patients’ quality of life

TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii (Jan. 31, 2012) — In May of 2011, the da Vinci Surgical System was embraced by two of Tripler Army Medical Center’s otolaryngologists. The robot, which was first purchased in 2009, has been used to support a variety of surgical specialties. Otolaryngology is a branch of medicine and surgery that [...]

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Sergeant major retires after 31 years

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Marines, sailors receive recognition after year-long efforts

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SecAF releases statement on OSC report

1/31/2012 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) – Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley released a statement Jan. 31 regarding the Office of Special Counsel’s report concerning the investigation into reprisals against the whistleblowers at the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations. “The Office of Special Counsel has provided the Air Force with its findings from their investigation into reprisals taken against [...]

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