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Marine corporal saves civilian couple kayaking in treacherous waters off California coast

Philip Athey

In mid-February, a married couple, taking advantage of Southern California weather, went kayaking in the Pacific Ocean.

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Kirtland AFB receives body armor tailored for women

Diana Stancy Correll

New body armor specifically tailored for women is arriving at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico — part of a larger effort within the Air Force to provide women better-fitting equipment.

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This new program aims to make it easier for Marines to be moms and warriors

Philip Athey

The 1st Marine Logistics Group has launched a new program that hopes to make it easier for a Marine to be both a mom and a warrior.

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A 99-year-old World War II veteran finally gets his medals

Todd South

Shaky but sturdy, retired Sgt. 1st Class Marvin Cornett stood tall in a uniform he hadn’t worn in more than half a century to receive an overlooked award he’d been due since 1944.

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First Kansas Space Force recruit often asked: What’s that?

Carrie Rengers, The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle via the AP

WICHITA, Kan. — For more than a decade, 22-year-old Valley Center native Braden Vining had plans to follow his brother into the military. He couldn’t have planned on the military career he’s about to have, though, because it didn’t exist.

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Massive volunteer effort rescues nearly 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles at NAS Corpus Christi

Howard Altman

A massive effort to rescue nearly 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi all started with a base resident wanting to help a couple of injured birds.

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Helping military children is ‘critical to our national security,’ says first lady

Karen Jowers

First lady Jill Biden told a group of educators and advocates that “giving military kids what they need to thrive is not just a nice thing to do, it’s critical to our national security,” in another of a series of listening sessions gathering information about the issues of military families.

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Retired military may face fewer transition problems than their peers: report

Leo Shane III

When Jennifer Mackinday became a full-time caregiver for her brother, James, after he was injured in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq in 2005, the two siblings found themselves thrust into an unfamiliar situation without much support.

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