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Watch Navy Cross Award Ceremony For 29 Palms Marine Here Live (Video)

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will award the Navy Cross to Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Richard A. Jibson this morning at Twentynine Palms for "extraordinary heroism" during a May 2012 battle in Afghanistan.

The Navy Cross is the second highest military decoration awarded to a member of the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps.

(DVIDS will live stream the ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. PDT. To watch, click here.)

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U.S. Troops Run Boston Marathon 'Shadow Run' In Afghanistan (Video)

More than 500 members of the U.S. military and civilian employees of the Department of Defense competed in the Boston Marathon Shadow Run held on Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on April 18.

The Fort Drum-based 10th Mountain Division hosted the race, which is the only sanctioned Boston Marathon overseas.

The Boston Marathon Shadow Run had official start and finish banners, bibs, T-shirts, and medals, thanks to the Boston ...

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US Soldier Dies From Wounds Suffered In Afghanistan

U.S. Army Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, died April 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, from wounds he suffered April 12 in Afghanistan.

According to the Department of Defense, enemy forces attacked Danyluk's unit with small arms fire. The incident took place in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, Afghanistan.

Danyluk was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort ...

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Army Veteran Sgt. Kyle White To Receive Medal Of Honor (Video)

Army veteran Sgt. Kyle White will become the only the seventh living service member from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the Medal of Honor, when President Barack Obama awards White the nation's highest military award May 13 at a White House ceremony.

The president is awarding White the Medal of Honor, a White House statement reads, for courageous actions in combat at Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on ...

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Death Of West Point Graduate In Afghanistan Under Investigation (Video)

The military is investigating the death of Army Capt. James E. Chaffin III, 27, who lost his life April 1 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says Chaffin died in a "non-combat related incident."

Chaffin was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Chaffin, who was known as "Ed," grew up in Midlands, S.C., and ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine Finds Strength In Furry Companion

From I Marine Expeditionary Force:

While deployed to Afghanistan, Cpl. Joey Nunez experienced one the most dangerous events of his life. However, he is forever grateful that his companion, Vicky, was with him.

Nunez, a military working dog handler with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, was wounded during a patrol. He said that having his dog by his side helped him calm down and keep the situation under control.

Over the ...

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No U.S. Military Combat Deaths In March, A First Since 2003

The Department of Defense's casualty report for March shows no member of the United States military died in combat.

Time magazine reports it's the first time an entire month has passed since February 2003 without a U.S. military fatality in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

CNN Librarian Lindsey Knight calculated there have been just two months besides March 2014 that no American troops died in combat in Afghanistan ...

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Camp Pendleton Marines Rescue Camel In Afghanistan

It might not be part of the official job description of being a U.S. Marine, but that didn't stop a group of troops — some assigned to Camp Pendleton — from rescuing a camel trapped in a ditch in Afghanistan.

1st Lt. Garth Langley of the Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan (and assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton) told the Orange County Register that he and ...

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Marine Veteran Kyle Carpenter To Receive Medal Of Honor (Video)

Marine Corps veteran Kyle Carpenter will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during a November 2010 grenade attack in Afghanistan.

Unnamed officials have told the Marine Corps Times the announcement from the White House announcing Carpenter's award is imminent, although the White House has yet to confirm this.

Carpenter's heroic actions took place on Nov. 21, 2010, when he covered a live grenade with ...

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US Marine Killed In Afghanistan By Suicide Bomber

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Caleb L. Erickson, 20, died Feb. 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Erickson wrote on his Facebook page that he graduated from Waseca High School in Minnesota in 2012. He joined the Marines soon after, and attended ...

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Pentagon Names Point Person To Bring Home POW Bowe Bergdahl

Defense Department Secretary Chuck Hagel has tapped acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michael Lumpkin to lead the effort to bring home prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to Army Times.

Bergdahl, 27, was discovered missing from his duty station in eastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. He was declared missing/captured three days later.

The U.S. government believes he is being held in Pakistan.

The Washington ...

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Camp Pendleton EOD Marines Prep For Afghanistan Deployment (Video)

Marines with 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, based at Camp Pendleton, are training for their deployment to Afghanistan next month.

The Marines have been gearing up since September, according to 1st Marine Logistics Group public affairs.

Accompanying the Marines to Afghanistan will be TALON, a military ordnance disposal robot (see video below).

The biggest threat to human life in battle right now is the improvised explosive device, or IED. Gunnery ...

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Marine From Fallbrook Awarded Silver Star (Video)

Marine Corps 1st Lt. Kenneth Conover of Fallbrook was awarded the Silver Star this week for his heroic actions during a six-day battle in Qaleh-ye Gaz, Afghanistan in 2012.

Conover was serving as platoon commander for 1st platoon, Delta Co. 1st Battalion, 7th Marines (based at Twenynine Palms) when the June 22-June 27 attack by enemy insurgents took place.

Conover told 1st Marine Division public affairs that the Silver Star ...

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Special Forces Marine Killed In Afghanistan (Video)

U.S. Marine Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, died Feb. 15 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan from injuries he suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated.

The Department of Defense reports Torian was assigned to 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Torian grew up in Paducah, Kentucky. He joined the Marine Corps in 2003. A ...

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Navy SEAL Veteran Running For Congress

Larry Wilske, a Navy veteran and former command master chief of SEAL Team 7, has thrown his hat into the ring to represent California's 53rd Congressional District.

That seat currently belongs to Rep. Susan Davis, a Democrat who has represented the district for 14 years.

In announcing his candidacy, Wilske said:

“I am proud to have served my country in uniform, and would be honored to continue service as ...

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