Wednesday Aug 27
American Legion Magazine
Student veterans share transition experiences
Student veterans Chris Johnson, Keith Jones, Lacy Evans and Aaron Harper share their experiences of transitioning to school from the military during The American Legion's Education Symposium on Aug. 26 at the 96th National Convention.
U.S. Department of Defense
Contracts for August 25, 2014
Johnson Controls BAS, LLC, Huntsville, Alabama ; Evergreen Fire Alarms LLC, Tacoma, Washington ; and exp Federal Inc., Chicago, Illinois , were awarded a $2,500,000,000 combined firm-fixed-price contract for procurement and installation of utility monitoring and control and similar systems.
Navy Releases 12-Year Veteran for Refusing to Cut Natural Hair
After much criticism, it seems that the military still doesn't have a clue when it comes to its regulations on black women hair.
Salt Lake Tribune
Court decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing
Camp LeJeune N.C. a A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there.
Marine Corps Times
Rob Richards' funeral a salute to Marine sniper's complicated legacy
In the week following the 28-year-old retired scout sniper's sudden death Aug. 13, first there were the Marines in dress blues standing watch outside the funeral home near Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Detroit Free Press
Navy boots sailor over hairstyle despite military's eased hair rules
A week after the military announced it would relax hair rules for women, a sailor has confirmed she will be discharged Friday from the Navy after a 12-year career for failing to obey an order to cut off her natural hairstyle.
The Daily Star
Marine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing
CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina: A Marine hearing officer has postponed a decision on a Marine accused of deserting his unit in Iraq 10 years ago.
WWII vet gets high school diploma 67 years late
In the fall of 1946, Quinton Dwight Aldridge left Tennyson High School after only three weeks into his senior year to join the Marine Corps.
Marine Corps Times
Last Marine regiment departs Afghanistan
Col. Peter Baumgarten, outgoing commanding officer of 1st Marine Regiment and Task Force Belleau Wood, at Camp Leatherneck in May. And the exodus of the 1st Marine Regiment, a 45-man core of base security at Camp Leatherneck and the adjoining Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province , is just one of many departures the base has seen in recent ... (more)
The Gaston Gazette
Editorial: McCrory takes look at military
As Gov. Pat McCrory reminded area residents during his visit to Jacksonville last week, North Carolina hasn't relinquished its self-proclaimed title of friendliest state for the U.S. military.
N.C. school board to vote on corporal punishment
North Carolina may not yet have gone to pot, but it's certainly rapidly losing its nerve when it comes to firmly discipling its children, if you're one who espouses the "spare the rod, spoil the child" philosophy.