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Jul

2014

Morganton, N.C. Marine officer receives achievement medal in Afghanistan

Lt. Garth Langley, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Joshua Bridges, a native of Morganton, North Carolina, and assessments and plans officer with Regional Command (Southwest), was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during a ceremony aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2014.  The 27- year-old graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public




16

Jul

2014

Georgian Army ends mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Sgt. Jessica Ostroska, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

Soldiers with the Republic of Georgia gathered for a ceremony marking their end of mission with Regional Command (Southwest) aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, as they bid farewell to their coalition counterparts, July 15, 2014.  While deployed in support of the International Security Assistance Force, Georgian soldiers worked




16

Jul

2014

Warlords return to Fightertown

Cpl. John Wilkes, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 11, and with it, the future of Marine Corps aviation. "July 11, 2014 marks the homecoming of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 to the Lowcountry, after spending a couple years located at Eglin Air Force Base,” said Col. Peter Buck, the commanding officer of MCAS Beaufort.




16

Jul

2014

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing implants to help with TBI memory loss

Terri Moon Cronk, WASHINGTON

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to develop wireless, implantable brain prostheses for service members and veterans who suffer memory loss from traumatic brain injury.  Called neuroprotheses, the implant would help declarative memory, which consciously recalls basic knowledge such as events, times and places, DARPA officials




16

Jul

2014

F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

Jim Garamone, WASHINGTON

While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference today.  The F-35 fleet was grounded July 3 in the wake of a June 23 engine fire on the




15

Jul

2014

NFL Football Star Experience brings football stars, service members together

Cpl. Michael B. Thorn, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif.

Marines, Sailors and family members watched football players from the National Football League train during the NFL Football Star Experience aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., July 15.




15

Jul

2014

Heart is everything

Cpl. Tabitha Bartley, Lexington, S.C. –

To become a Marine there are many challenges a person must face, the individual must be qualified physically, medically and mentally.  The Marine Corps has a weight standard that a person must meet before being allowed to even attempt at earning the title.  Private Daniel Pritchett walked into Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Lexington, S.C.




15

Jul

2014

Italian Defense Chief visits Cherry Point

Lance Cpl. Victor A. Arriaga, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

The Italian Chief of Defense visited Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., June 25, 2014.   Italian Navy Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli visited the air station to learn more about Marine Corps aviation and the mission of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.   Binelli Mantelli is the head of the Italian armed forces and commands their navy, army and air




15

Jul

2014

Marine sheds 90 pounds to join Corps

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

For many potential recruits, enlisting in the Marine Corps is as easy as talking to a recruiter, but for some, it takes more will power than imaginable.  One Marine, Pvt. Alexander D. Klopfenstein, Platoon 1025, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, had to put in some grueling work before he could even consider enlisting in the Marine




15

Jul

2014

Cherry Point commissary features Caroline’s Cart

Lance Cpl. Unique B. Roberts, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

The Defense Commissary Agency teamed up with makers of Caroline’s Cart to provide the Cherry Point commissary with shopping carts designed specifically for special needs individuals.  Caroline’s Cart is a cart named after the daughter of Drew Ann and David Long, who has a disability.  Caroline’s family saw the need for a shopping cart that could





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