Friday Jul 25
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Afghan troops do it their way
After nine months mentoring Afghan military instructors in everything from small arms tactics to medical care and generator maintenance, it was clear the coalition advisers had nearly worked themselves out of a job.
Marine Corps Times
Investigation: $3 million Helmand food storage facility never used
The independent agency responsible for oversight of U.S. aid projects in Afghanistan has located another potential boondoggle: a $3 million food storage facility in a violent district of Helmand province that has sat unused and unmaintained since it was completed 14 months ago.
Once were warriors:
The theme of stories from veterans life in the military were similar - once you are trained and live by the code of conduct, it is engrained for the rest of your life.
Bridge between counties named for retired war hero
From left Lizzie Keys, 9, her father Ret. Lt. Gen. William M. Keys, state Rep.Pam Snyder and state Sen. Tim Solobay at the dedication of the Route 88 bridge in Millsboro in Keys' honor.
WNYC-AM New York
The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women
Sgt. Jarrod Simmons speaks to his squad of Marines before they head out on a training march with 55-pound packs on Feb. 22, 2013 at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Marines and the other military branches must open combat jobs to women in 2016.
Calm before storm as ISIS approaches Baghdad-Russians and U.S.work together
News from inside the United States Embassy in Baghdad is scarce; some would say "deadly silent."
The Town Talk
Returning Marine greeted with a grand old surprise
There were these flags. They kept popping up each week on utility poles, two at a time, the stars and stripes flapping overhead and creating a sort of boulevard of cryptic patriotism.
FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 03 July 2014
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alex Gaunt, left, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Halgren, center, work with an Afghan border policeman explosive ordnance disposal trainee to prepare explosives for a controlled detonation in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, July 28, 2013.
Beach Carolina Magazine
21st Century Military Training at 1860s Bentonville Battlefield
Even today, a trip to a Civil War era battlefield can improve the combat effectiveness of the modern soldier.
Marine Who Said He Was Kidnapped Returned To US
A week later, a photo of a blindfolded Hassoun with a sword poised above his head turned up on Al-Jazeera television.
WFFT-TV Fort Wayne
Hometown Hero - Michael Hale
We are saluting Corporal Michael Hale, a Marine who has served two tours in Afghanistan.