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Photo Friday: “Machine Gun Security”

A Marine with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, provides security during a clearing operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 21, 2013. The company established temporary patrol bases and conducted dismounted patrols during a three day operation to build … Continue reading

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Marine infantry squad leader earns Silver Star

Second Marine Division Sgt. Maj. Bryan Zickefoose congratulates Sgt. Ryan Steinkamp on Aug. 28. The rifleman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, led his squad through a hostile village in Afghanistan in 2012 and cleared more than 50 compounds. story by: Hope … Continue reading

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Marines decorated for heroic actions in Afghanistan

Camp Pendleton CA United States – First Lt. Stephen C. Huff, the 81 mm mortar platoon commander serving with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, is presented the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” for valor here, June 11, 2013. story … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “The Final Patrol”

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Straub, a team leader with 1st Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and fellow 1st Platoon Marines kneel while halted during a security patrol, on April 30, 2012. On the final patrol of … Continue reading

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TV special shows glory, trauma of military dogs

This publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leonard Anderson and his bomb-detecting dog, Azza, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, in Afghanistan. The Animal Planet television special “Glory Hounds” included coverage of Anderson and his team when … Continue reading

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MARSOC team honored for breaking Taliban ambush

story by: Dan Lamothe photo courtesy of: USMC Marine special operators were low on ammunition and pushing through a dangerous section of Afghanistan’s Helmand province when insurgents triggered an explosion that mortally wounded a staff sergeant and kicked off an … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “At the cyclic rate!”

U.S. Army Pvt. John Stafinski fires his M-249 squad automatic weapon during a three-hour gun battle with insurgent fighters in the Waterpur Valley, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on Nov. 3, 2009. Stafinski is an infantryman, with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, … Continue reading

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