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EOD Marines return home
CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan — Eighteen Marines were welcomed home here May 4 after a six and a half-month deployment in Afghanistan.
The EOD technicians with 3rd EOD Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, were attached to 1st MLG (Forward) and assisted various units across Afghanistan.
Boy's 'Wish' is 'to see fireballs
An 8-year-old Texas boy battling terminal leukemia had an explosive time at the Carson Hill Rock Quarry last Friday.
West Chester Marine Dies In Afghanistaniban
CINCINNATI -- A U.S. Marine from Butler County was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend.
J.P. Huling, of West Chester, was killed while on foot patrol in Anwar Province and was ambushed by what appeared to be an Afghan military policeman, according to his mother, Debbie Huling.
No plans to shrink EOD force
The U.S. will retain much of its capacity for combating IEDs, officials say, even after it withdraws troops from Afghanistan and shrinks its military.
Faced with a defense budget reduction of about $450 billion over 10 years, the military plans to cut more than 100,000 troops from all branches of service. However, officials hope to hold on to most of the capacity that has been built up to dismantle one of the most deadly devices that the U.S. military has faced in the past decade.
Remembering the Dead: New Names for a Wall That Keeps Growing
Early this Saturday morning in the Florida Panhandle, in keeping with a schedule set in motion decades ago, a crowd will gather around a memorial for a solemn roll call – the names of a specialized group of American service members, 289 in all, who have died in the line of duty since 1942.
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