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Blogger Beth Ford Roth was born into a military family and has covered issues important to service members and their loved ones for many years. She has worked as a broadcast journalist in both commercial television and public radio.

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Sending Holiday Gifts To Your Sailor? Here Are The Navy's Mail Deadlines

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Planning to send a Christmas gift or holiday card to someone you love aboard a Navy ship? The Navy has announced its mail-by dates to ensure presents and letters get to your sailor before Dec. 25.

2 US Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Car Bombing (Video)

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Two U.S. soldiers were killed Tuesday and several others wounded when their motorcade was hit by the blast of a suicide car bomb near Kabul, Afghanistan.

Two Vietnam War Soldiers Awarded Medal Of Honor On Monday

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President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers at a White House ceremony Monday: Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins, 80, and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat, who was killed in combat in 1970 at the age of 20.

USS America To Arrive In New Homeport Of San Diego On Monday (Video)

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The future USS America is slated to arrive in its new homeport of San Diego on Monday after an eight-week maiden voyage from Mississippi.

Navy Names Pilot Presumed Dead After Crash Off USS Carl Vinson

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The Navy has identified the pilot who went missing and is presumed dead after his fighter jet crashed off the USS Carl Vinson as Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, California.

Navy: Pilot From Crashed Jet Presumed Dead; Search Called Off

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The Navy has called off its search for the pilot of one of two F/A-18C Hornet jets from the USS Carl Vinson that crashed Friday in the Western Pacific. That pilot, who was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94, is presumed dead.

Two Navy Jets From USS Carl Vinson Collide At Sea; One Pilot Missing (Video)

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The pilot of one of two U.S. Navy fighter jets that collided in the western Pacific after taking off from a San Diego-based aircraft carrier was in fair condition Friday, while a search continued for the other pilot.

Bulldog Puppy PFC Smedley Butler Becomes A Marine

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He might have been the youngest and smallest Marine at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor ceremony at Camp Pendleton Thursday morning, but he certainly attracted the most attention.

Marine Veteran Reunites With Military Dog, Thanks To California Group (Video)

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They ate every meal together, slept next to each other each night. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Robert Hulsey forged an unbreakable bond with his military working dog Jjoe while the two served together in Afghanistan. When Jjoe retired, Hulsey was able to adopt him, thanks to the California nonprofit group Mission K9 Rescue.

New Ribbon For Marine Corps Combat Instructors

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If you're a Marine who has completed a 36-month tour as combat instructor at the School of Infantry West at Camp Pendleton, there's a new special duty assignment ribbon for you.

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