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Camp Pendleton Military Dog Adopted by Handler (Video)

The relationship between Military Working Dogs and their handlers are seared together in the crucible of war. Such was the case between Camp Pendleton-based Sgt. Rex and handler Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey.

Sgt. Rex and Cpl. Leavey were serving together in the Iraq War back in 2006 when the duo was badly injured by an IED blast. After recovering from his wounds, Sgt. Rex went to work for the Marine ...

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Sgt. Rex, Camp Pendleton Military Dog, To Be Adopted by Handler (Video)

Reunited...and it feels so good! After cutting through tons of red tape, it looks like former Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey will finally get to adopt Camp Pendleton military working dog Sgt. Rex.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer made the announcement that the Marine Corps and Air Force had cleared Sgt. Rex to be adopted by Leavey, who was his handler.

Schumer said in a news release:

Sgt. Rex and ...

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Yankees Honor Camp Pendleton Military Dog Sgt. Rex (Video)

The New York Yankees honored retired Camp Pendleton combat dog Sgt. Rex and his former handler, retired Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey, before Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners. Cpl. Leavey, a New York resident, adopted Sgt. Rex in April.

Sgt. Rex and Cpl. Leavey served together in the Iraq War. In 2006, the duo was badly injured by an IED blast. After recovering from his wounds, Sgt. Rex went ...

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US Soldiers Killed In Afghan Insider Attack ID'ed (Video)

The Department of Defense has identified the two soldiers who lost their lives in Tuesday's insider attack in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, 26, of Edmond, Oklahoma was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart in Georgia.

Schad was born into a military family. Oklahoma television station KWTV-TV spoke with Schad's grandfather, and I've ...

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DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died June 24, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. They were assigned to the 96th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Robert A. Massarelli, 32, of Hamilton, Ohio, and

Sgt. Michael J. Strachota, 28, of White Hall, Ark.

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Pentagon Announces The Deaths Of Three Soldiers

The Pentagon announced the deaths of three soldiers last week due to violence in Afghanistan. Army Staff Sgt. Nelson D. Trent, 37, died December 13 and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari, 39, died December 14 in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Nicholas J. Reid, 26, died December 13 in Landstuhl, Germany from wounds suffered in Afghanistan on December 9.

Staff Sgt. Trent, of Austin, Texas, died in Kandahar when enemy forces ...

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Dismissal Hearing Delayed for Anti-Obama Marine Sgt. Gary Stein

The hearing which will decide Sgt. Gary Stein's future in the Marine Corps has been delayed. Marine spokesman Maj. Michael Armistead told the U-T San Diego that the Marine Corps Administrative Separation Board hearing - originally scheduled for Saturday morning at Camp Pendleton - was postponed due to scheduling conflicts among board members.

Sgt. Stein wrote on his Facebook page today that his hearing has been moved to April 5th.

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War Horse 'Sgt. Reckless' Honored With Statue Today At Quanico (Video)

The war horse Sgt. Reckless, who spent her last days at Camp Pendleton, is being posthumously honored today in Washington D.C. for her contributions during the Korean War.

The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quanico is unveiling a life-size statue of Sgt. Reckless to pay homage to the war horse, according to the Washington Post.

(Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 ...

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Three Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed in Afghanistan within the past week. Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr., 25, died on November 13, while Sgt. Channing B. Hicks, 24, and Spc. Joseph A. Richardson, 23, were killed on November 16.

The Department of Defense did not release a cause of death for Battle. The Rocky Mount, North Carolina native was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat ...

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Wife of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales Speaks Out (Video)

The wife of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales spoke out publicly for the first time yesterday, albeit in a written statement released through her attorney. Karilyn Bales called the murder of 16 Afghan civilians- most of whom were women and children - a "terrible and heartbreaking tragedy." Her husband is accused of the massacre.

While the tone of Bales' statement is deeply empathetic for the victims, it also speaks of continuing love ...

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Two Soldiers Killed When Insurgent Detonates Suicide Vest

Army Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks, 29, of Tucson, Ariz., and Sgt. Jonathan A. Gollnitz, 28, of Lakehurst, N.J. were killed September 26 when an insurgent near their patrol detonated the suicide vest he was wearing, according to the Department of Defense.

Both Sparks and Gollnitz were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Schweinfurt, Germany.

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DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died July 18, in Ghazni City, Afghanistan, when their vehicle was struck by an enemy improvised explosive device. The soldiers were assigned to the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Killed were:

Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez, 28, of Baltimore, Md., and

Sgt. Jose J ...

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DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died May 18, in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an indirect fire. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Killed were:

Sgt. Michael J. Knapp, 28, of Overland Park, Kan., and

Sgt ...

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Camp Pendleton Sergeant Killed in Afghanistan

Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. William Stacey, 23, was killed January 31st in Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. From Redding, California, Stacey was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton.

Sgt. Stacey commanded the squad in which Australian war correspondent Lawrence Dabney was embedded in Afghanistan. Dabney wrote about Sgt. Stacey last November for a website called The Faster Times:

Upon learning about ...

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San Diego-Based National Guard Members Rescue Car Crash Victims (Video)

Members of the San Diego-based 79th Brigade Special Troops Brigade were on a Sunday motorcycle ride when they came across a car accident. First on the scene, the citizen soldiers quickly put their military training to use to help the injured motorists.

California National Guard members Staff Sgt. Bruce Sullivan, Staff Sgt. Sarah Letbetter, Staff Sgt. Thomas Ciezki, Sgt. Oscar Ramirez, Sgt. Nichole Rauscher, and Spc. Damon Houser all took ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Wade Wilson Killed in Afghanistan

Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Wade D. Wilson was killed in Afghanistan on Friday, according to the Department of Defense. He was just 22-years-old.

According to his memorial Facebook page, Sgt. Wilson grew up in Centerville, Texas and was a 2007 graduate of Centerville High School.

He is survived by his mother Cindy Lee (Lowry), stepfather Ward Easterling, father Mitchell Boyd "Rusty" Wilson, three brothers and one sister.

The Wilson family ...

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Deputy Who Shot Sgt. Manny Loggins Back on the Job

Sgt. Darren Sandberg of the Orange County Sheriff's Department is back on the job, after being placed on administrative leave February 7th, when he shot and killed Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr.

The Orange County Register reports Sandberg, a former Marine himself, went back to work March 2nd in a non-patrol capacity.

Home Post reported yesterday that the Loggins family has filed a claim with Orange County ...

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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales Charged with 17 Counts of Murder

The U.S. military plans to charge Staff Sgt. Robert Bales today with 17 counts of murder, and six counts of attempted murder, according to the Associated Press. Bales is accused of leaving his base in Afghanistan on March 11, killing Afghan civilians (nine of whom were children) as they slept in their villages, then burning some of their bodies.

Bales is currently imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Flags Lowered To Honor Camp Pendleton Marine Killed In Base Accident

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered all flags flying above state buildings to be flown at half-staff on Saturday, Dec. 14 to honor Marine Staff Sgt. Eric W. Summers.

Summers, 32, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., was killed along with three other Camp Pendleton Marines in a base accident Nov. 13.

As Home Post previously reported, Staff Sgt. Summers, Staff Sgt. Mathew R. Marsh, Gunnery Sgt. Gregory J. Mullins, and Sgt ...

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Air National Guardsman Killed In Afghanistan

A New York Air National Guardsman was killed September 5 in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr., 22, died when he was shot by enemy forces near Bagram Field, according to the Department of Defense.

Lobraico was from New Fairfield, Connecticut. He was assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base in New York.

Col. Timothy LaBarge, the commander of the 105th Airlift Wing ...

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