Worth A Thousand Words: Machine Gun Marine

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Photo: U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kenneth Benton, a technical controller assigned to Transportation Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, mans a machine gun in a turret during a combat logistics patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 25, 2013. The Marines were on a mission to deliver equipment and supplies to Marines at forward operating bases near Camp Leatherneck. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul Peterson/Released)U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kenneth Benton, a technical controller assigned to Transportation Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, mans a machine gun in a turret during a combat logistics patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 25, 2013. The Marines were on a mission to deliver equipment and supplies to Marines at forward operating bases near Camp Leatherneck. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul Peterson/Released)

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Worth A Thousand Words: Focusing on the Mission Ahead

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Photo: A U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade focuses on his mission prior to jumping out of a C-130H Hercules aircraft during a Joint Operational Access Exercise (JOAX) at Fort Bragg, N.C., on June 26, 2013. JOAX was designed to enhance cohesiveness between U.S. Army, Air Force and allied personnel, allowing the services an opportunity to properly execute large-scale heavy equipment and troop movement. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson.A U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade focuses on his mission prior to jumping out of a C-130H Hercules aircraft during a Joint Operational Access Exercise (JOAX) at Fort Bragg, N.C., on June 26, 2013. JOAX was designed to enhance cohesiveness between U.S. Army, Air Force and allied personnel, allowing the services an opportunity to properly execute large-scale heavy equipment and troop movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson)

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Joint Strike Fighter F-35C CF-6 Ferry & Arrival

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The first U.S. Navy-owned Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant (CV) arrived at its new home with the Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA) in Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

The arrival of this first jet fighter is just one of many to come. Strike Fighter Squadron 101 is set to be the replacement squadron with the F-35C Lightning II CV, whom will train both pilots and maintainers.

But, what’s so special about this aircraft? You can find out here!

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Living Life with an Exceptional Family Member

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The stresses of military life can be a challenge for Marine families, but it is even more of a challenge for those with exceptional family members.

The Exceptional Family Member Program helps ease the burden on these families by offering resources, support and information to meet their needs.

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A Little Bit of Blood Goes a Long Way

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Seymour Johnson Air Force Base hosts an Armed Services Blood Program blood drive.

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Man’s Best Friend

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Who doesn’t like a good story about a dog? Okay, maybe it’s just me.

Well, one thing is for certain, they definitely come in very handy for the Department of Defense. Detection canines are used throughout all branches and are actually in pretty high demand.

Here’s the story of Bert, a dog stationed at the largest Air Force military working dog installation, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

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Worth A Thousand Words: Unraveling the Flag

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Photo:  Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Adams helps in the unraveling of the flag in preparation for Bremerton's Armed Forces Day Parade. USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) recently returned from an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibilities in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and continued Theater Security Cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy Photo by Seaman Jose L. Hernandez.Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Adams helps unravel the flag in preparation for Bremerton’s Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Wash., May 18, 2013. (U.S. Navy Photo by Seaman Jose L. Hernandez/Released)

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Your Videos Going Viral

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Yep, that Harlem Shake video of you and your military buddies is pretty hilarious. But, let’s just be careful who we share that video with. Because that one video can go viral and everyone, including your best friend’s mother’s boss’ aunt, can see it.

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Worth A Thousand Words: Bump, Set, Spike!

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Photo: Marine Corps Cpl. Marcus Chischilly, left, and Marine Corps Cpl. Steven Lunt, right, block a shot at the net by Army veteran Perry Price during the gold medal sitting volleyball match of the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 15, 2013. DOD photo by EJ HersomMarine Corps Cpls. Marcus Chischilly, left, and Steven Lunt, right, block a shot from Army veteran Perry Price during the gold medal sitting volleyball match at the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 15, 2013. (Defense Department photo by EJ Hersom/Released)

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