Lance Cpl. Jeremy Corea, an assaultman with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and Lance Cpl. Cameron Brown, a combat engineer with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, talk about their role as an explosive team.
The two Marines partner together when their squad needs to destroy enemy fighting positions, enter compounds and employ demolitions.
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Recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta thanks gay and lesbian service members and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civilians for their dedicated service to the nation.
The last MRAP to cross the Iraq-Kuwait border comes home to be displayed at Fort Hood, Texas. This historic crossing of this vehicle brought an end to Operation New Dawn. The MRAP is finally back on American soil.
The Marine Corps body bearers have one of the most unique duties in the Corps. They belong to the group of 13 Marines who carry the caskets of fellow Marines through the streets of Arlington National Cemetery and surrounding National Capital region Cemeteries, (sometimes up to a mile,) as the last salute to the fallen members of the 234-year-old brotherhood.
Sesame Workshop’s resources and outreach have done more to help families cope with repeated deployments during a decade of war than anything the military could have done alone, the military’s top officer said here today.
Dempsey made the comments as part of a Sesame Workshop panel discussion with other military and veteran advocates. ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, who suffered a traumatic brain injury while reporting on the war in Iraq, and his wife, Lee, also an author and journalist, hosted the event at the National Press Club.
“I bet you’ll pay more attention to what Rosita says than what any four-star general says,” Dempsey said, as the green furry monster puppet made an appearance at the lectern next to him.
The Navy announced Mar. 12 that it will begin random testing of urine samples this month for synthetic chemical compounds like Spice.
“There is zero tolerance for the use of drugs – synthetic or otherwise – in our Navy,” said Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, Chief of Naval Personnel. “Synthetic chemical compound drug use impacts a Sailor’s career, their family life and overall well-being while also impacting Fleet Readiness. If a Sailor makes a poor choice and uses these types of drugs, they need to know that there will be consequences.”
Last year, the Army started testing a new fitness program at installations in Europe. The updated exercise regime is designed to heighten the strength, power, speed and agility soldiers require to carry out their mission in today’s modern combat environment.