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3 hrs ago | Deming Headlight

Code Talkers: Their final voice

Last year I wrote an article on the Navajo Code Talkers and their impact on the Pacific theater during WWII. In that article, there was one code that was discovered that to this day has never been broken: in Navajo they were Dineh, meaning "The People," but in English they were the "Navajo Code Talkers."


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, US Military, Opinion

8 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Swim to Kim? American attempts river crossing to N. Korea, arrested by South

South Korean Marines stand guard at the seashore on Baengnyeongdo, an island near the border with North Korea South Korean Marines have arrested an American citizen who was attempting to enter North Korea by swimming across a river - allegedly, all in an effort to meet the country's ruler, Kim Jong-un. Although the American man went unnamed, but was described as in his late 20s or early 30s, according to Yonhap.


Related Topix: Asia, North Korea, World News, US Military

Tue Sep 16, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

West Michigan Marine grateful for second chance after near-death experience

WYOMING, Mich.-A West Michigan family is hoping their son can leave the hospital soon following a near-death experience during a training exercise at a military base in Virginia. The 20-year-old broke his pelvis, hip and leg and had to undergo an amputation to his right leg.


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Operation Welcome Home for Marine Lance Corporal Casey Henderson

The Veterans Outreach Center has issued an open invitation for people to attend the Operation Welcome Home for Marine Corps Lance Corporal Casey Henderson this coming Thursday, September 18, at the Greater Rochester International Airport. The Veterans Outreach Center's Operation Welcome Home program arranges an organized greeting, with cheering people carrying hand-made welcome home signs and waving American flags for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines returning home to Rochester from Iraq , Afghanistan , or anywhere else in the world.


Related Topix: US Military, Rochester, NY, US National Guard, US Air Force, US Navy

The Arizona Republic

Marine veteran en route to Phoenix in cross-country trek

Marine veteran en route to Phoenix in cross-country trek Mesa-born Marine veteran has walked for 100 days across the United States for veterans with disabilities. Check out this story on Marine veteran Justin Kuhel walks toward Phoenix Monday on State Route 87 in a trek to raise money and awareness for disabled veterans.


Related Topix: US Military, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

The Washington Post

Inside #22Kill, a star-studded campaign to fight veteran suicide

Michael Jernigan, a Marine Corps veteran and wounded warrior, poses for a photograph with actor and military consultant R. Lee Ermey, who starred in the movie "Full Metal Jacket." Photo courtesy Honor Courage Commitment Inc.) When Michael Jernigan medically retired from the Marine Corps in 2005 as a corporal, it was less than two years after an improvised explosive device blast in Iraq on Aug. 22, 2004, had taken both of his eyes and left him disfigured.


Related Topix: US Military, R. Lee Ermey, Life, Veteran Affairs, Business News

Army Times

A gym & a prayer: Marine vet's CrossFit business draws on personal ties

Marine veteran Pete Doan of 9:24 CrossFit opened the small-town gym in March 2013. Tribune) Marine veteran Pete Doan, right, instructs gives a lesson in deadlifts at 9:24 CrossFit in Berlin, Ohio.


Related Topix: Health Club, CrossFit, Fitness, Berlin, OH, Religion, Amish, US Military

Korea Herald

Marine killed by grenade explosion

One Marine Corps recruit was killed and two others were injured on Tuesday when a hand grenade exploded during a training session in the southeastern port city of Pohang, military officials said. The accident took place at around 10:20 a.m. at the drill camp of the South Korean Marine Corps when a hand grenade suddenly exploded, severing the hand of one Marine recruit with shrapnel while wounding another recruit and one instructor, they said.


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Loss of shipbuilder still echoes at sea

Navy sailors and U.S. Marines are seen manning the deck aboard the USS America prior to docking in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August. - Engineer Katie Thatcher nervously wrings her hands near the flight deck, waiting for updates from the crew six decks beneath her.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Remembering the Navy Yard shooting victims 1 year later

Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of the Navy Yard shootings, when a dozen people were shot and killed before a single gunman turned the gun on himself. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will host a remembrance ceremony at 8 a.m. on the Washington Navy Yard to commemorate the tragedy.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Family, Kids


Base official: Shooting hoax started on Facebook

A shooting hoax at Camp Pendleton that triggered panic and fear across social media was started by an anonymous Facebook page, said base spokesman Jason Johnston. On Monday, an administrator for the Facebook page "Senior Lance Corporal" resigned after he says things went "sour" when he had good intentions of warning others.


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Stars and Stripes

Guantanamo hearing delayed for Iraqi-Marine lawyer meeting

An Iraqi prisoner accused of war crimes as commander of al-Qaida's resistance against the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan met for the first time Monday with the lawyer chosen by the Pentagon to defend him: A Marine lawyer who was part of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. The judge in the case, Navy Capt.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military, US Navy

This is The West Country

Navy task group begins amphibious landings

HUNDREDS of Royal Marines and sailors from the South West have arrived in the Mediterranean by a task force Royal Navy warships for a major amphibious exercise. More than 600 Royal Marines and 1,500 sailors, soldiers and airman have arrived in the Adriatic Sea off Albanian for the first stage of the annual workout of the Response Force Task Group's annual Cougar deployment.


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Jacksonville Daily News

MarSOC to add new training complex

A new facility that will provide breaching and marksmanship training to special operations forces Marines has been scheduled for construction aboard Stone Bay.


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Marine Corps Times

Marine wounded alongside Kyle Carpenter featured in new documentary project

Many are familiar with the story behind Cpl. Kyle Carpenter's Medal of Honor, but few know much about the friend and fellow Marine he was trying to protect.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Ernst was face of the Marine Corps

Ask Phil Ernst about his military service and it's clear he is proud of being a Marine - a chapter in his life that's still reflected at his home. A spotlight illuminates a Marines flag flying in his front yard and there are various other reminders of the four years he served.


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Navy pilot missing after jet collision is presumed dead

A Navy pilot missing and presumed dead after two jets collided over the western Pacific Ocean has been identified as Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, California.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base


Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death

The sole surviving perpetrator of an insurgent assault on a British airfield two years ago was sentenced to death by an Afghan court, the U.S. Marine Corps said. Maj. John Caldwell, a spokesman for the Marine Corps, told The Washington Post that the fighter, Mohammed Nazeer, 24, was found guilty of violating Afghan law and was given a death sentence by an appellate court in early July.


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Jacksonville Daily News

Jim and Marian Roddy celebrate 50 years

When Jim Roddy first laid eyes on Marian Roddy working outside of a club in Jacksonville in 1963, he slammed the breaks on his car and pulled into the parking lot to get a closer look.


Related Topix: Jacksonville, NC, US Military, Wedding

Michelle Malkin

The deadly jihad attack on Camp Bastion: Two years later

Regular readers of this website have been fully informed about the horrible jihad siege on the base, which occurred three days after the Benghazi attack. But for most Americans, Camp Bastion holds no significance.


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