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4 Marines Come Together After 50 Years for the Perfect Photo

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PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — They wanted the picture to be just right, to look as close as possible to the one they'd taken together 50 years ago, back when their memories hadn't yet been clouded by the images of war. So on a recent Saturday morning, on the sun-drenched Atlantic shore of Cinnamon Beach on Florida's northeast coast, four U.S. Marine veterans gathered around a yellow longboard turned upright, trying to recreate a moment from five de... more

Terminator Meets With Troops While Filming Documentary in Kuwait

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A television project on climate change brought Arnold Schwarzenegger to two of the hottest U.S. military posts on earth, where the Terminator took some time out for the troops. “I think it is really unbelievable and so fantastic that the military is now thinking about making some of the bases green,” Schwarzenegger told troops during a two-day tour of bases in Kuwait. “But while I am filming, I also want to visit the troops. I want to say hi ... more

Montana County Wants to Dispose of Cold War Commode Kits

In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 photo, Cold War era sanitation kits, meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelter, are shown in Bozeman, Mont. After county officials determined they didn't need the kits any

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era sanitation kits meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelters. Forty-two fiberboard drums labeled "SK IV Sanitation Kit" were shipped to Gallatin County in January 1964, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle ( reported. The kits contain a toilet seat, commode liner, 10 rolls of toilet paper that people were cautione... more

War Dog Loses Leg in Bomb Blast, Gets Highest Honor

Lucca is the hero of Maria Goodavage's book "Top Dog."

CAMP PENDLETON -- Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham was in Finland when he got the news that the dog he had trained and loved for years had stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan and lost her left front leg in the blast. Lucca, an 8-year-old German shepherd was deployed on a mission with her new handler, Cpl. Juan Rodriguez, and the two were leading a U.S. Army Special Forces patrol in the Helmand Province in March 2012. Lucca alerted Rodriguez to one... more

5 Military Dating Scams and How to Avoid Them

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This article by Sarah Sicard originally appeared on Task & Purpose, a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues. When you mix dating with the military, watch out for these scams. Military-related dating scams happen all the time. Whether you’ve been taken advantage of by a handsy strip club employee, or swindled into sending money abroad to save someone from destitution, there is no shortage of creative r... more

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