Pursuing a Passion of Music Through Military Service

Story by Cpl Krista James on 05/17/2018 One of the most prestigious organizations for music in the world is the United States Marine Band. Known as "The President's Own," the Marine Band was established by an act of Congress on July 11, 1798, and is the oldest professional musical organizatio
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Idaho Army National Guard firefighters return home from deployment

Story by CPT Robert Taylor on 05/17/2018 Members of the Idaho Army National Guard's 937th Engineer Detachment (Firefighting Team) returned home Wednesday from a nine-month deployment to Romania in support of U.S. and international operations in Europe. The seven-Soldier unit mobilized in July 2017 and completed a 21-day mobilization training
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Story by LTC Christian Patterson on 05/01/2018 One of the best things about taking a long drive is that it allows you to clear your mind, plot your next move and place issues into perspective. They almost seem to serve as an operational pause and, in some cases, a reset.
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Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity Promotes Marte to Lieutenant

Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA) promoted its Director for Administration, Lt. Sipriano Marte, to his current rank during a ceremony held in his honor at the Naval Weapon Station, Yorktown, VA, on Apr. 9. Command personnel were present for the ceremony as Marte's family witnessed him take the
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RRL Block Learning To Be Delivered Fleet-Wide

Story by PO1 Gary Prill on 04/05/2018 NORFOLK (NNS) -- U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) announced the Navy-wide commencement of the block learning stage of Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) via NAVADMIN 089/18, April 5. Block Learning, or BL, is designed to be the first stage in training delivery under a
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More Than Just a Haircut

Story by PO3 Ford Williams on 03/08/2018 However, any crewmember aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) can tell you their visit to the barbershop was the highlight of their day. The shop stands out like a small oasis amongst the grey of the ship. Featuring a red-and-blue striped
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