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Air Force Academy Holds Pre-Grad Parades

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May 28th, 2013 | Posted in Air Force | Read More »

Boardman junior selected to attend US Naval Academy summer seminar

By Robert K. Yosay Boardman High School senior Sean Pregi was accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy’s summer seminar program. By Josh Stipanovich jstipanovich@vindy.com boardman Sean Pregi has been fascinated by the military since he was young. His grandfather and great-grandfather were in the military, and he guarantees he’ll be as well. “My goal is [...]

May 28th, 2013 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

From Marine Corps to Peace Corps

Editor’s note: Will Aurigemma served as a Marine communications officer from 2006 to 2010 and a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic from 2011 to 2013. (CNN) — While lying on a thin mattress a few months ago, nursing the symptoms of dengue fever, I watched a huntsman spider leap off of the wall [...]

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Officials: Gunman in Texas rampage was Marine

EDEN, TEXAS — A man suspected in a West Texas shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others wounded was a Marine who was wanted for questioning in a slaying in North Carolina, officials said Monday. The rampage Sunday morning ended when Esteban J. Smith, 23, of the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base [...]

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Politics, privilege and promotion

At the conclusion of a successful scout sniper operation in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Marine officers ordered personnel in the field to bring the remains of three dead insurgents back to base. Maj. James B. Conway and Maj. Edmund Clayton greeted a 7-ton truck carrying the body bags, unloaded them and inspected their contents. The bodies [...]

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Biden Addresses Coast Guard Academy Graduates

By MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ Vice President Joe Biden told graduating cadets Wednesday at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that the nation will increasingly rely on the service for missions including more remote Arctic operations, port security and support of other U.S. military branches in securing maritime shipping around the [...]

May 28th, 2013 | Posted in Coast Guard | Read More »

Marine killed after Texas shooting spree served twice in Afghanistan

(CNN) — A Marine combat veteran killed by Texas authorities after a deadly shooting spree there has also been linked to the death of his wife in North Carolina, authorities said Tuesday. Lance Cpl. Esteban J. Smith, 23, died Sunday in a shootout with Texas authorities after going on a two-hour rampage that left one [...]

May 28th, 2013 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

National Guard aviation unit moves MREs for tornado relief as aircraft nears retirement

Blackanthem Military News Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kelly Cawood, of Goldsby, Okla., a member of Detachment 1, Company A, 641st Aviation, unties pallets of Meals Ready to Eat flown in from Muskogee, Okla., on May 23, 2013 for guardsmen operating in the tornado torn areas of Moore, Okla. Oklahoma Guardsmen have provided assistance to state [...]

May 24th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Religious Liberty May Be Threatened for US Military

Recent events involving perceived restrictions on religious liberty within the Army, Air Force, and the Pentagon have many concerned about the military’s stance toward people of faith. These concerns have even prompted Members of Congress to send a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, seeking answers and clarifications around such circumstances. In early April, [...]

May 24th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Slam US troops, go easy on Al Qaeda — is this Team Obama’s idea of military …

President Obama is expected to discuss Al Qaeda, drone strikes and Guantanamo detainees Thursday at the National Defense University in Washington. He’ll reportedly make the case on why it’s OK to kill thousands of terror suspects overseas via drones without a hearing, but why it’s not OK to hold 166 terror suspects at Guantanamo where [...]

May 24th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

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