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Archive: 2011

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Marsh Cruise held to benefit Wounded Warrior Project November 9, 2011 — On a clear fall day, dozens of people boarded a ferry to partake in the Hammocks Beach State Park Marsh Cruise Nov. 9, in order to see some sights, and to support the Wounded Warrior Project.For the past seven years, the price of admission has been a toy donation for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program, however this year a tragedy MORE
Joint Daytime Ceremony embraces customs, traditions November 9, 2011 — He grasped his rifle in a steady port arms position, his eyes not focused on those around him, but locked forward for the task at hand. He marched briskly forward, the points of his cover slicing through the chilly morning air. At his mark, he executed a left-face and stood at-ease, holding his position as his 18th century Continental Marines MORE
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America available for 21st century veterans November 7, 2011 — No matter what military occupational specialty an individual holds during deployment, he is ultimately impacted in one way or another by the stresses of war. Whether outside the wire or not, service members return home altered to some degree – unfortunately, some effects are worse than others.There are countless numbers of organizations dedicated MORE
Ping Pong tournament raises funds for USO November 6, 2011 — The room was filled with the taps of ping pong balls bouncing across the tables. Their speed increased and the rhythmic staccato lingered after a ball was returned with a swift, solid knock.In the gymnasium of the USO of North Carolina-Jacksonville, a group of table tennis enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the 70th  anniversary with a MORE
Community unites for Veterans Day Parade November 5, 2011 — Service members marched with heads held high and marching bands stepped in sync to the beat of drums. Children on floats yelled "thank you," as they waved flags. Veterans saluted, their feelings of pride growing as the parade passed by, commemorating their service.More than 2,000 people with various organizations marched to show appreciation and MORE
Community Counseling Center helps service members November 4, 2011 — There is an idea that exists within the military culture of the flawless service member or the flawless military family, a group of people who can handle the variety of issues that arise within the military lifestyle without difficulty or complaint.However, reality is very different for the men and women in uniform than the picture painted by MORE
Toys for Tots kicks off annual campaign November 4, 2011 — The presence of a winter breeze and the approach of holiday gatherings is when many children begin the countdown to Christmas morning. Parents sometimes grant impatient youngsters a chance to open a gift on Christmas Eve to get an early glimpse of the smiles to come. But there are still children on Santa's good list who wake to see nothing under MORE
Hip-hop librarian uses wacky rhymes to reach youth November 4, 2011 — Internet, television, smart phones and even handheld reading devices are replacing books, and furthermore, the necessity for libraries.This is arguable, of course.Many people believe these conduits of critical information are simply old-fashioned and out of date.Today, libraries are often considered as easy targets for budget cuts, and MORE
REACH helps wounded warriors achieve medical jobs November 3, 2011 — The Reintegrate, Educate and Advance Combatants in Healthcare program has finally arrived for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune wounded warriors, and with it, the dream of achieving a medical career has become more of a reality.REACH is a joint initiative from Navy Medicine's Director of Total Force, Jerry LaCamera, and Philip A. Burdette, the MORE
Carolina Forest Elementary attempts military appreciation world record November 3, 2011 — Patriotism is one of the tools that have crafted this country from the raw timber of the early 18th century settlements, carrying forth through the coming centuries to the modern America of today. The love for one’s country and military burns bright in the hearts of many Americans where the pride and admiration of their land is weathered by no MORE

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