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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

A medic assists

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Vermont Guard-led rotation at Fort Polk a success

Story by Spc. Roy Mercon | 172nd Public Affairs Detachment | Date: 06.26.2014

The Army is going back to its "Decisive Action Training Environment Rotations" at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk. The Vermont-headquartered 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) is the... 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

ROK, US Marines sync artillery techniques during KMEP 14-7

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ROK, US Marines sync artillery techniques during KMEP 14-7

Story by Lance Cpl. Thor Larson | III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific | Date: 06.15.2014

The hot sun beats down on Marines as they stand ready beside their weapon, anxiously waiting for a fire mission that will create a dust cloud which can block out the sun. Read More

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