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Photo Friday: “Ashes over Yuma”

Marine Corps Military Free Fall Instructors assigned to Marine Detachment — Fort Bragg, release the ashes of Sgt. Brett Jaffe (1971-2012), a Marine rigger, above Phillips Drop Zone at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., on July 26, 2012. “It was an … Continue reading

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Fort Bragg paratroopers participate in D-Day anniversary in France

story and photo by: Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells When U.S. paratroopers jumped onto French soil during World War II, they were greeted with gunfire and bombs. Today, 68 years later, they were met with cheers and handshakes. Task Force 68, … Continue reading

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Green Beret dies trying to save kids from fire

story by: Emery P. Dalesio and Michael Biesecker, AP photo courtesy of: Marcus Castro A decorated Green Beret who returned from his fifth deployment to Afghanistan last summer died Tuesday trying to rescue his two young daughters from their burning … Continue reading

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IED hunter shares combat lessons at West Point

Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Burnett was sitting in a mine-protected vehicle while its long robotic arm clawed the earth aside an Iraqi road — when it hooked a large drum. As the arm raised the barrel, dirt fell to the … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Mud Crawl”

1st Lt. Andrew McKinley, a logistics officer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, high-crawls through a mud pit obstacle as he and his team of officers complete a testing course or “lane” during a Prop Blast, a … Continue reading

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