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1 hr ago | Marine Corps Times

Marines developing gender-neutral MOS tests as 11 new jobs open to women

What do you think of the new of the Corps' approach to integration? Are they doing it right? Send a letter to the editor at: The Corps' top general said the service plans to adopt a gender-neutral screening test that would assess Marines' physical qualifications for various military specialties.


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6 hrs ago | Romsey Advertiser

Chief hails UK's Afghan campaign

Britain could not have expected a "strong, more committed, or more courageous" performance from its troops in Afghanistan, the head of the army has said.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military

8 hrs ago |

Helping of gratitude fills day in Holderness

Among the veterans who arrived on motorcycle for the Thank a Vet BBQ in Holderness were, from left, Zeany Morrison and Paul Mason of the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, which is made up of former military law enforcement veterans, and "King Sol" of the U.S. Marines Leathernecks Motorcycle Club.


Related Topix: Holderness, NH, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, US Military, Meredith, NH, US Navy, Exeter, NH

12 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Nine years after his death in Iraq, fallen Marine's mother receives his flag, newspaper reports

After Lance Cpl. Fred Maciel was killed in Iraq in 2005, his fellow Marines signed a U.S. flag to honor his memory.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military, Hemphill, TX, Humble, TX

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite "Tiger Paws."


Related Topix: Dougherty County, GA, Albany, GA, US Military

Army Times

Military Times honors 2014 Service Members of the Year

They've done extraordinary things in service to their country. But on Wednesday, a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman were recognized not just for their military exploits, but as 'everyday heroes' who routinely go the extra mile for their fellow service members and their communities.


Related Topix: Washington, DC, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), US News, US Military, US Air Force, Benning (Washington, DC)

KRVN-AM Lexington

Teen's Body in Wheel Well of Plane Carrying Evacuated Americans

In a shocking turn of events, the C-130 aircraft on which an African stowaway's body was found this weekend had just been used to transport United States personnel evacuated from Libya.


Related Topix: Travel, Libya Travel, World News, Africa Travel, Africa, Libya, Mali Travel, US Military, US Navy, Ramstein Air Base, US Air Force

The Island Packet

Appeals court rejects lawsuit by alleged military sexual assault victims

While acknowledging the assault allegations are "shocking," the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dismissed as "patently deficient" the effort to win financial damages from senior officials in the military and Department of Defense.


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Marine Corps Times

Gold Star family blasts Marines' communication on insider attack case

An outraged Gold Star family has levied new accusations which contest information the Marine Corps released concerning events following a 2012 insider attack in Afghanistan.


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The Oregonian

Lake Oswego mayor, daughter 'shocked' by Jesse Ventura defamation verdict, figuring out next steps

Kent Studebaker, Lake Oswego mayor, served as an attorney and military judge for years in the United State Marine Corps.


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The Bennington Banner

Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month.


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Tue Jul 29, 2014

El Paso Times

Jury deliberates punishment in fatal beating of El Paso police officer

Juan Antonio "Johnny" Gonzalez, 19, took the stand during his capital murder trial in 346th District Court.


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The Island Packet

Column: Beaufort County's big chill: How AC turned us inside out

The vine that ate the South has reached as far as Canada, but experts say it ran away because of global warming, not the summertime scorched earth we're experiencing.


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The Straits Times

Singapore and US armed forces begin 11-day joint exercise

About 1,400 soldiers and several battleships and aircraft from the Singapore Armed Forces and the United States Navy and Marine Corps began an 11-day joint exercise yesterday.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Singapore, World News, US Military, US Navy, US News

KHOU-TV Houston

Official: Venezuela tried to pressure Aruba

Aruba's top prosecutor said Tuesday that Venezuela ratcheted up various types of pressure against the Dutch Caribbean island and the Netherlands in recent days to try to win the release of a powerful former general wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking charges.


Related Topix: Netherlands, Europe, Drugs, US Military

Navy Times

Former Iran hostage demands compensation from Iranians

Paul Lewis arrived as a Marine Corps security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 3, 1979.


Related Topix: Iran, World News, Middle East, US Military, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Johnny Isakson


Marine posthumously awarded Silver Star

The family of a fallen Marine will be awarded the Silver Star Medal at a church ceremony today, in honor of his heroic actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.


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Marine News

USNS Ship Rescues Nine in Gulf of Oman

'USNS Richard E. Byrd' , a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued 9 crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel 'Asaed' that had lost power, was taking in water and was adrift in the Gulf of Oman, according to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs.


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The Florida Times-Union

Clay soldier, 20, killed in Louisiana training accident

"This is a kid that at 3 or 4 said that's what he was going to do," said his father, Michael Zody, who lives in Clay County.


Related Topix: US Army, US Military, Fort Campbell, Florida

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Russia Taday

US Marines perfecting autonomous evacuation and supply vehicle

As the world's largest naval drills continue near Hawaii, the US Marine Corps says it has successfully tested a self-driving car capable of hauling supplies to troops and evacuating wounded soldiers.


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