11 Jul '12, 7pm

So, how many many #Marines are there in #Afghanistan? Right now, no one is saying. @RobertBurnsAP

So, how many many #Marines are there in #Afghanistan? Right now, no one is saying. @RobertBurnsAP

Marine Corps numbers in Afghanistan left fuzzy July 11th, 2012 | Afghanistan Drawdown Infantry | Posted by Dan Lamothe Tweet Sgt. Brian Matthews, a sniper with 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, looks through his scope for insurgent activity while providing security for Marines and members of the Afghan National Interdiction Unit as they search compounds for weapons and narcotics in June. Marines with 2/9 recently left the battlefield, and will not be replaced. (Photo by Cpl. Isaac Lamberth) The top Marine commander in Afghanistan and Helmand province Gov. Mohammad Gulab Mangal briefed media at the Pentagon today, addressing the evolving mission there as Afghan forces take the lead in providing security. Many issues were addressed. Improved governance, for one. Expansion of the Afghan National Army, for another. Even the Afghan government’s plan to stir up commerce in Helmand was...

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Lejeune Marine receives Silver Star for valor: ...

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Study tracks troops' dietary supplement use: Th...

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(Marine Corps Times) Amputee war dog to reunite...

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Does Ruby Have Too Many Equality Tests?:

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#Marines

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Bored Marine Video: The best Marine version of ‘Call Me Maybe’ yet July 19th, 2012 | Afghanistan Bored Marine Video Pop cu...

Needed: a new workforce to weatherize and insul...

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From the Editors from Environmental Building News An Environmental Service Corps for America Just as President Franklin Ro...

Top SgtMaj: "You’re not going to overindulge and then jump on a crotch rocket and slam into a stinkin’ telephone pole."

Top SgtMaj: "You’re not going to overindulge an...

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Commandant, sergeant major visit Marines in Afghanistan July 18th, 2012 | Afghanistan General officers Infantry Leadership...

Marine Corps to launch new holistic fitness pro...

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The Marine Corps is implementing a new holistic fitness program designed to help warriors focus on whole body fitness. The...

Congrats to Marine @chiksdigscars, promoted to corporal 19 months after sustaining major injuries in a grenade blast.

Congrats to Marine @chiksdigscars, promoted to ...

militarytimes.com 03 Jul '12, 3pm

Last night, Carpenter’s family announced on the page that he has been promoted to corporal. It comes after more than 30 su...

6 months after U.S. left, Iraq violence surges

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/06/ap-iraq-6-months-after-us-left-violence-surge-063012/ 6 months after U.S. lef...

Motorcycle-borne MARSOC Marines prey on Taliban

Motorcycle-borne MARSOC Marines prey on Taliban

militarytimes.com 18 Jul '12, 11pm

Golembesky published his photos on SofRep.com , a site that tracks U.S. and British special operations news. An accompanyi...

Mental disorders among troops up 65% since 2000

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http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/07/military-mental-health-diagnoses-071112w/ Mental disorders among troops up 65% since...

This finally proves it: women ARE smarter than ...

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/07/marine-no-women-officers-volunteer-infantry-course-070212/ No women volunteer...

@USMC to recognize standout infantry & special-ops #Marines tonight in #Washington

@USMC to recognize standout infantry & special-...

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/06/marine-overwhelming-honors-ground-awards-corps-association-062812w/ Corps hon...

Bombs, attacks kill 23 in southern Afghanistan

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http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/07/ap-bombs-attacks-kill-23-afghanistan-070812/ Bombs, attacks kill 23 in southern Afgh...