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Photo Friday: “Marine’s Best Friend”

Lance Cpl. Joseph Nunez from Burbank, Calif., interacts with Viky, a U.S. Marine Corps improvised explosive device detection dog, after searching a compound while conducting counter-insurgency operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 17, 2013. The Marines of Fox Company, 2nd … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Operation Eagle Mountain”

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nickolas Aloi provides security for other soldiers as his military working dog looks on during Operation Eagle Mountain in Didar, Afghanistan, April 14, 2012. Aloi is assigned to Company B, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry … Continue reading

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Data shows IEDs kill fewer coalition troops

story by: Tom Vanden Brook – USA Today photo courtesy of: Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty U.S.-led troop deaths from makeshift bombs in Afghanistan are dropping sharply even though the number of improvised explosive devices planted by insurgents are near record levels, Pentagon … Continue reading

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New Puma UAV well-suited for Marines

story by: James K. Sanborn photo courtesy of: defenseindustrydaily.com The Marine Corps is buying a new drone that can land and take off in water, unlike any other aircraft in the service‚Äôs unmanned fleet. The RQ-20A Puma AE, produced by … Continue reading

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Quadruple amputee undergoes surgery after Afghanistan blast

An Army soldier who lost his arms and legs during his third tour in Afghanistan last week underwent surgery Monday as supporters from around the globe offer prayers and messages of hope on a family website. Army Staff Sgt. Travis … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “I got your six”

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Mann, a dog handler with Alpha Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and native of Arlington, Texas, sights in with his infantry automatic rifle while providing security with Ty, an improvised explosive device detection dog, … Continue reading

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Follow the leader

Someone always has to go first. In Afghanistan, the Marine who goes first is the point man. He is the first to jump across a canal, enter a farm field and tread ground that is potentially laced with improvised explosive … Continue reading

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