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RIP Marine – Megan Levy says goodbye as her K9 Sgt. Rex passes away

Reported via Facebook (also confirmed)- It’s it with a heavy heart that I just read that Cpl. Megan Leavey’s partner Sgt. Rex passed away yesterday. This was written by Cpl.. Megan Leavey: “ Thank you for your service Rex, Take … Continue reading

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USS San Diego (LPD-22) commissioned in San Diego

The USS San Diego is the fourth US Navy ship to be named after the Navy town of San Diego, California. LPD-22 is capable of hauling two LCACs, plus a fully equipped Marine battalion and has a crew of 361 officers … Continue reading

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Making Marines – A Drill Instructor Story – Part 1. Plus, teachers get to try it too

From the US Marines Facebook page: Last year, more than 30,000 young Americans became U.S. Marines. They did it through the efforts of their drill instructors. Watch what it takes to make a Marine. Like their Facebook page. Don’t want … Continue reading

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Chief Petty Officers and Gunny Sergeants sound a lot alike!

UPDATE: The GySgt is Brian Walgren, and the backstory is here: Times were tense before the initial February assault on Marjah, Afghanistan. A narcotics hub and Taliban stronghold, it was expected to be booby-trapped with improvised explosive devices and filled … Continue reading

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Navy Corpsmen teach Afghan Army soldiers the fundamentals in First Aid

Corpsmen attached to the Marines from Regimental Combat Team (RCT) 8 from Camp Lejeune N.C. getting their ANA counterparts spun up with the Combat Lifesaver skills they’ll need when they’re on their own. Soon. Related articles Navy corpsmen aid Afghan … Continue reading

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