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Last U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan's Sangin District (Video)

About 300 Marines departed Forward Operating Bases Nolay and Sabit Qadam in Sangin District, Helmand province, for the final time Sunday, bringing to an end combat operations in what was one of the bloodiest regions of the war in Afghanistan.

The Marine Corps Times reports the Marines made the six-hour trip Sunday from Sangin to Camp Leatherneck in the Washir District of Helmand, guarded by the 2nd and 3rd Brigade ...

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Twentynine Palms Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, was killed Wednesday in Helmand province, Afghanistan while conducting combat operations, according to the Department of Defense.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.

Spitzer was a native of New Braunfels, Texas. The Desert Sun reports he joined the Marines on Aug. 17, 2009.

He was on his second deployment in ...

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Meet Spc. Tinita Taylor: 1st Female Graduate Of Army's Jungle-Warfare Course (Video)

Army Spc. Tinita Taylor has become the first woman to complete the Army's Jungle Operations Training Course.

Taylor told Army public affairs:

"I wanted to prove to the men that I can do what they can do."

The Army’s 21-day Jungle Operations Training Course opened in Hawaii six months ago, according to the Army Times. On March 26, the first group of soldiers graduated from the course. The ...

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