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John Farritor's historic life

Story by Cpl Megan Roses on 07/10/2019 John Farritor enlisted in the Marine Corps July 2, 1941. After completing basic training on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, he was assigned to the 3rd Marine Division on Camp Elliot, now known as Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Almost a year
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Healing Homes: SMP Marines helps local Habitat for Humanity

Marines with the Single Marine Program (SMP) teamed up with Habitat for Humanity volunteers Thursday, June 27, to help build homes for refugee families. The Marines, and volunteers, worked on five houses, each tasked with different roles for the homes, such as painting, cutting wood, roof installation, window installation and
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Navy Medicine Shifting Focus to Be Ready for the Next Fight

Story by Regena Kowitz on 07/02/2019 Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Forrest Faison discussed the future of Navy Medicine, and how it plans to prepare medical personnel for the next fight, while visiting San Diego, June 25-27. As the guest speaker at the San Diego Military Advisory Council's breakfast and
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Academics and leadership highlight national JLAB competition

Story by Michael Maddox on 06/27/2019 WASHINGTON, DC (June 23, 2019) It was a weekend of leadership, mentorship and learning June 21-25 during the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl at Catholic University of America. Cadets from across the globe and all services came together for the annual competition. During the
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Where in the world is the 314th FS, AMU?

Story by SSgt Christine Groening on 06/11/2019 Airmen from the 314th Fighter Squadron and 314th Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in San Diego, California, for a training exercise from May 29 to June 14, 2019. Between the two squadrons, a total of 168 personnel,
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MAG-16 Stands Ready

Story by 1LT Zachary Bodner on 06/10/2019 While the marine layer hanging over southern California evaporated, squadrons of aircraft formed up across the runway at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar early in the morning on June 6, 2019. Seven squadrons with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft
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Female Army Brass Quintet make inaugural performance at IWBC

Story by Alun Thomas on 06/03/2019 TEMPE, Ariz. The Army assembled an all-female brass quintet to perform at the International Women's Brass Conference, Katzin Concert Hall, Arizona State University, May 23, Tempe, Ariz. The ensemble, comprised of Soldiers from the Army Reserve, National Guard, Regional Bands, and Army Premiere Bands,
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MCTSSA Marine recognized during Installation neXt expo

Story by Sky Laron on 05/30/2019 A Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity Marine was recognized by Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general, Marine Corps Installations Command, during an Installation neXt Mobility symposium and industry day event May 7, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. Maj. Steve Harvey
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Summer savings: June kicks off commissaries' red hot promotions

By Matthew Perry, DeCA marketing and mass media specialist FORT LEE, Va. June is a time to honor fathers, the flag and the Army's 244th birthday. The month is also jam-packed with hot savings events for commissary patrons such as Healthy Lifestyle Festivals and sales promotions to help them prepare
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NAVSCIATTS Ushers in a New Era

Story by Angela Fry on 05/20/2019 STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. United States Special Operations Command's Security Cooperation schoolhouse, the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, held a formal change of command ceremony on May 17, at the international training center's headquarters on the John C. Stennis Space Center
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Marines Make Virtual Training Reality for Naval Aviators

Story by LT Michelle Tucker on 05/18/2019 The dream of becoming jet pilots was almost within their reach. Self-confessed mechanical engineering geeks, the Occhipinti brothers commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps in 2013. What they didn't know was how challenging the training would be and how
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