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Tag Archives: Wednesday

Fighting To Stay In

Not long after graduating from recruit training, Staff Sgt. Christopher Webb found himself fighting just to stay in the Marine Corps. While he was at the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Webb received knee reconstruction surgery twice. “My first knee injury came from hiking,” said Webb of Warren, Texas. “The second one happened about three months after my first surgery. …

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Wednesday Warfighter: My First Firefight

It’s a moment of truth for many Marines – the first time they are in combat and their training is put to the test. When his squad took enemy contact during a recent patrol through Trek Nawa, Pfc. Timothy Workman found his moment. “I could hear rounds cracking over my head,” said Workman, mortarman, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, …

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Why We Serve: For Family’s Sake

There are many reasons why a person chooses to immigrate to America. For U.S. Army Spc. Gerard Umali, a native of the Phillipines who moved to California when he was 19 years old, the reason was an opportunity provided by his uncle. Gerard’s uncle, Raymundo Umali, who served in the U.S. Navy, petitioned for a visa for his brothers through …

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Female Airman Completes Sniper Course

Military snipers need many skills.  The must be physically and mentally tough while being a crack shot under pressure.  SSgt Alyssa Gomez is a member of the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron and a recent graduate of the close precision engagement course.  CPEC is a challenging 19-day sniper school at Ft. Bliss, TX. Very few women have ever completed CPEC, …

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Female Engagement Teams: Who They Are And Why They Do It

Throughout Afghanistan, platoons of male soldiers from the Afghan and American forces conduct daily patrols. Over the course of the patrols there always exists the possibility of encountering women, given they make up nearly half the population of Afghanistan. The male soldiers are prohibited from looking at or talking to these women due to Afghan cultural norms which disallow as …

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