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Being a “young Marine” makes a difference

Being a “young Marine” makes a difference MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE, ALBANY, Ga.(Dec 18, 2003) — Nineteen young men and women received the title “Young Marine” during a morning ceremony here Dec. 6. The ceremony held at the base theater gave family and friends a chance to watch proudly as their child’s 13-week experience reached […]

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Life in the Armed Forces: Mp 24/7

Mp 24/7 Jake Boerhave Army forts don’t only consist of large barbed-wire fences surrounding masses of tanks and soldiers in formation 24/7. They more closely resemble cities where soldiers are its citizens. Soldiers are people too, and all people have basic needs including food, housing and safety. The task of keeping the premises safe falls […]

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Ben Affleck boosts morale after boarding USS Enterprise in Persian Gulf

Ben Affleck boosts morale after boarding USS Enterprise in Persian Gulf ABOARD USS ENTERPRISE, at sea — On the heels of a crowd-pleasing show by actor/comedian Robin Williams, the United Service Organization brought another taste of Hollywood aboard USS Enterprise for the holidays. Dec. 22nd, actor Ben Affleck came aboard the deployed aircraft carrier to […]

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Life in the Armed Forces: Iraq War heroes honored at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Iraq War heroes honored at U.S. Army All-American Bowl SAN ANTONIO (DoD High School News Service) — The Alamodome shook as 25,000 fans sounded off with the Army mantra “Hooah!” to help motivate the 78 top high school football players in the country as they participated in the fourth U.S. Army All-American Bowl where 87 […]

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Life in the Armed Forces: Around the services

Around the services Soldiers from Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan conducted a Team Village mission where members of Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations visited local villages to provide humanitarian aid and gather passive intelligence in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Nov. 23, 2003. Pvt. Melanie Vieira with the 10th Mountain Military Police Company pulls security near […]

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Life in the Armed Forces: Checkmate

Checkmate Jake Boerhave In a sweltering, dry desert located a stone’s throw from the war-torn hotbed of corruption known as Baghdad, heat beads off the faceted design of one aircraft that will not be making an appearance after nightfall, at least to the enemy. The F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter is the Air Force’s ace of […]

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Life in the Armed Forces: Correction

Correction CORRECTION: Profile Magazine’s January 2004 edition (P.11) describes the cost of military retiree medical care as being “free” for life. While it is true military healthcare for retirees costs much less than comparable civilian health insurance, it is not free. To participate in the military healthcare system, Tricare Prime, a retiree must pay an […]

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Life in the Armed Forces: SWCC: born on the bayou

SWCC: born on the bayou Jake Boerhave If the U.S. military ever supplied its ranks with true grit, these sailors may very well be it. As the name infers, SWCC (pronounced Swick) conducts special types of operations. To be exact: driving highspeed boats down narrow, winding rivers, transporting SEALs to and from hostile situations and […]