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U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 17.1 prepare to board a bus after arriving in Vaernes, Norway, Jan. 16, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Sgt. Erik Estrada)
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 17.1 prepare to board a bus after arriving in Vaernes, Norway, Jan. 16, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Sgt. Erik Estrada)

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Marine Leaders Highlight Norway Unit's Role as Deterrent to Russia

The stated goals of the Marine Corps' newest rotational force in Norway are to enhance partnerships with European allies and improve the service's ability to fight in cold weather.

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Mold at Al Udeid Air Base Was Preventable: IG Report

Service members living at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, might not have been plagued by mold in bathrooms, common living spaces and poorly ventilated rooms if the base had more carefully observed serious water damage in facilities, according to a Defense Department Inspector General report.

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Marines' Top Officer Was Once Scolded for Being a Grinch

The roughly 300 Marines that make up Task Force Southwest, the unit advising Afghan soldiers in their fight against the Taliban here, are nearly done with their eight-month deployment. But they won't make it home in time for Christmas. Despite festive touches scattered around base including a Santa sleigh and a Christmas tree made out of sandbags, it doesn't feel much like the holidays.

By Hope Hodge Seck | Read more

 

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