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Volunteers ensuring vets receive funeral honors, but half still don't get salute they're due April 18, 2002 — Thanks to the efforts of volunteers, most of them aging military veterans, about half of veterans nationwide receive military funeral honors. That's a marked improvement from just five years ago, when only 2 percent received such honors, said Paul Adkins, chairman of the Riverside National Cemetery's support committee. About half of the MORE
Veterans spread word about funeral cost assistance, thousands can be saved through VA benefits April 18, 2002 — The financial hardship of burying a loved one can compound the grief - but there's relief for families who lose a veteran. The Department of Veterans Affairs at the Riverside National Cemetery helps grieving families save $5,000 to $6,000 by making them aware of available benefits. "There was one case in Barstow where a young Marine's 6-week-old MORE
13th MEU departs early, gets star-studded send off December 6, 2001 — After a shortened, jam-packed 4 1/2-month predeployment cycle, the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) set sail from the San Diego Naval Station Saturday in support of the war on terrorism. The approximately 2,200 Marines and sailors onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, Ogden and Pearl Harbor got a star-studded send-off Friday MORE
1st MEB changes hands July 12, 2001 — Brigadier Gen. James R. Battaglini, commanding general, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and deputy commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force, relinquished command July 5 to BGen. James N. Mattis, former senior military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense. Brigadier Gen. Battaglini departed I MEF to take command of the 3rd Marine MORE
KBX explores emerging 21st century technology June 28, 2001 — Battlefield computers, mini-reconnaissance planes and electric-powered surveillance vehicles may sound like gizmos out of a science fiction movie, but they are just some of the new technology used during Exercise Kernel Blitz Experimentation 2001, which began June 18 and wrapped up 10 days later. One of the largest experimentation and MORE
Engineers pave river for crossing May 17, 2001 — The 1st Marine Division crossed the Colorado River, May 8 and 9, using a ribbon bridge constructed by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The bridging operation is an integral part of the Division's command and control exercise, Desert Scimitar 01, and is the first time the Marine Corps has MORE
Division trekking in Patton's footsteps May 10, 2001 — The 1st Marine Division is using cyberspace to call the shots as it retraces steps Army MajGen. George S. Patton took more than 50 years ago prior to deploying his units for World War II. Desert Scimitar '01 is a tactical exercise without troops, in which the 1st Marine Division will move more than 1,800 Marines and 500 vehicles, 170 miles across MORE
Leatherneck's quick actions save buddy's life May 10, 2001 — A School of Infantry Marine received a Navy Achievement Medal here May 3 for saving his best friend's life on May 2. Lance Corporal Matthew L. Sugrue, administration chief, operations, Headquarters and Support Battalion, gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to LCpl. John Nuno, motor transport operator, SOI, after Nuno stopped breathing. Nuno was in MORE
Edson Range leathernecks get medieval April 26, 2001 — It looks as though hundreds of bricks were laid to fashion the medieval castle built by Marines that stands approximately 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide. But not one brick was used. Made mostly out of plastic, wood and paint, the castle is actually an elaborate puppet show stage built for students at Washington Middle School in Vista for their MORE
Local Marines among 15,000 combining for Kernel Blitz '01 March 29, 2001 — Sailors of Amphibious Group Three and Marines of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade boarded ships in San Diego, March 26, in preparation for the largest biennial amphibious exercise in the Western Pacific known as Kernel Blitz-01.  Although a full-scale combat amphibious landing has not been performed since the Korean War, the purpose of the MORE

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