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Marine overcomes injuries and competes in 2013 Warrior Games May 13, 2013 — “There is nothing in life that is too hard to overcome,” this is the motto that Marine Sgt. Kirstie Ennis lives by. This hard charging Marine will help the All-Marine Warrior Games team vie for their first place title against the Army, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force and SOCOM teams at the Olympic Training Facility and Air Force Academy in Colorado MORE
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'Breacher you have control!' January 15, 2013 — A line of eight Marines sprints towards a house with closed doors and windows, one carries explosives and the others carry various tools used to gain entrance into a building. One holds the blast blanket, a flexible shield used by Marines to protect them from the initial blast and flying debris, others provide security, and two Marines plant the MORE
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Woman of many firsts: First Marine female general blazed trail for others to follow January 11, 2013 — Brig. Gen. Margaret A. Brewer, the first woman to be promoted to brigadier general in the Marine Corps, passed away Jan. 2. Brewer cleared the way for future female Marines throughout her career, said Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps. “Throughout her three decades of service to our Corps and country, she truly led from the front MORE
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2/7 Marines provide security for Operation Golden Gate November 19, 2012 — Combat engineers man their heavy equipment, pushing thousands of pounds of earth around while building and improving an area vital to the progression of southern Afghanistan.  To enable the Marines, sailors and soldiers to focus on the mission at hand and to alleviate the worry of constantly looking over their shoulders for an enemy threat, the MORE
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Iron man challenge tests endurance, strength, teamwork October 03, 2012 — The Prince George?s County Police Department?s Special Operations Division hosted its third annual Iron Man Endurance Competition at T. Howard Duckett Park, Sept. 26, and several military teams once again joined in the challenge.  ?The purpose of the competition was to have the local agencies come together and build camaraderie, as well as show the MORE
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One man's passion to cook pushes him to serve country October 02, 2012 — When Staff Sgt. Juan Contreras first joined the Marine Corps he had no idea where that journey would lead him.  Contreras, a senior advisor with the food service contact team, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward), originally came into the Marine Corps as an administration clerk.  "I decided to join the Marine Corps as an MORE
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Dempsey Releases Concept to Build Joint Force 2020 October 01, 2012 — At the heart of the Capstone Concept for Joint Operations released today by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is an idea called globally integrated operations, which will be used to build and organize Joint Force 2020. The concept stresses the military?s agility and flexibility as the United States faces unclear and unknown threats in the MORE
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Face of Defense: Marine Combat Vet Wants to Help Others September 28, 2012 — Marine Corps Cpl. Adrian Cuevas has experienced the horrors of war and its lasting effects. Now he wants to spend the rest of his life helping others. The 27-year-old South El Monte, Calif., native is an Afghanistan veteran on his third deployment there and is currently serving as a machine gun squad leader for Company C, Battalion Landing Team, MORE
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Milford native still in the fight despite war injuries September 27, 2012 — ?There was blood down my leg after I got shot.?  Lance Cpl. Ethan Burk, a hazardous materials management coordinator, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), was on his way to work when he heard the first rocket-propelled grenade explode behind him.  Avoiding the giant fireball from the explosion, he had driven MORE
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Marines Charged in Desecration Incident Face Trial September 25, 2012 — Charges against two Marines were referred to trial by courts-martial Sept. 21 for their alleged involvement in urinating on deceased Taliban fighters and for posing for unofficial photographs with human casualties in Afghanistan. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development command, referred the MORE
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