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Father promotes son in combat zone, a rare opportunity

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Father promotes son in combat zone, a rare opportunity

Story by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston | ISAF Regional Command South | Date: 07.18.2014

Special events such as an awards or a promotion ceremony during a combat deployment are rarely attended by family members, due to obvious circumstances. Read More

Scout Sniper Platoon mourns loss of fallen brother

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Scout Sniper Platoon mourns loss of fallen brother

Story by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan | Regional Command Southwest | Date: 07.07.2014

Nearly four months into their combat deployment, Marines and sailors with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, experienced a heartbreaking loss. Read More

FOB Walton closes: A step in the right direction

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FOB Walton closes: A step in the right direction

Story by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston | ISAF Regional Command South | Date: 07.20.2014

The hollow aluminum tent frames, clanked as they hit the ground during quick disassembly. The tents were the last standing structures on a huge empty lot in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, once known as Forward... Read More

Last Marines in Afghanistan proud to serve on U.S. Independence Day

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Last Marines in Afghanistan proud to serve on U.S. Independence Day

Story by 1st Lt. Garth Langley | Regional Command Southwest | Date: 07.04.2014

Thomas Paine once said, "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." As the nation honors Independence Day during patriotic celebrations across the... Read More

South Dakota Guardsmen aid ISAF drawdown

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South Dakota Guardsmen aid ISAF drawdown

Story by Staff Sgt. John Etheridge | ISAF Regional Command South | Date: 07.27.2014

As the convoy exited the military base after dark, the mood in the gun-truck was jovial, like a group of old friends starting out on a road trip. After spending nearly an hour listening to pre-convoy briefs and... Read More

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