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Thumbnail: Dr. Martens boots have been around since the end of World War II. (Screengrab via Dr. Martens)

How Doc Martens went from WWII discards to everyone’s favorite grunge boot

Sarah Sicard

Unless you’ve turned your COVID-19 quarantine into a lengthy stay underneath a rock, you may be very well aware that 90s fashion is experiencing a bit of a resurgence. Grunge is back, baby, and with it, the glorious return of Doc Martens’ chunky boots.

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Thumbnail: Soldiers deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 5, 2021 fill out their vaccination cards and paperwork before receiving the COVID-19 vaccination during 3rd Medical Command

Here’s how CENTCOM’s COVID shot-givers beat the heat

Davis Winkie

It’s really hard to keep things really cold in a really hot place. That was the first — and most urgent — issue facing Maj. Thomas Hudspeth when he learned he would be the logistical architect of the effort to administer COVID-19 vaccines to troops deployed across U.S. Central Command.

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Thumbnail: Christopher Frison, 10, holds a flag in the cemetery where his father, 1st Lt. Demetrius Frison, is buried. The flag was displayed on the National Mall during the inauguration Jan. 20, 2021. The White House gave the flags

Keeping memories alive: First Lady highlights Gold Star families this week

Karen Jowers

Christopher Frison was just two months old when his father deployed to Afghanistan in January 2011. 1st Lt. Demetrius Frison was killed four months later, on May 10, 2011, when the his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device.

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Thumbnail: Color Guard members from the Navy and Marine Corps march in the San Diego Pride Parade on July 14, 2018 . (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Burgains/Navy))

LGBT vets with other than honorable discharges will get VA benefits under new plan

Leo Shane III

Tens of thousands of LGBT veterans forced from the military for their sexual orientation and given other-than-honorable discharges will be able to receive full Veterans Affairs benefits despite their dismissal status under a new move set to be announced Monday.

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Thumbnail: A Marine Raider with Marine Forces Special Operations Command aims his rifle in support of a vehicle interdiction exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-20 at K9 Village in Yuma Proving Ground, Arizo

7-hour Iraq firefight sees 4 Marine Raiders receive Bronze Stars with ‘V’

Philip Athey

On March 8, 2020, Marine Raiders, along with Iraqi special forces and allied special operators, were attempting to clear caves in northern Iraq of ISIS fighters.

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Thumbnail: World War II veteran Louis Graziano reflects on his service while visiting the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford with his family on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP, File)

Army veteran of WWII receives French Legion of Honor

The Associated Press

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A 98-year-old World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and witnessed the German surrender during the war has been honored by France.

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Thumbnail: Marine body bearers from Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I were the subject of a viral TikTok video Thursday. (Screenshot, @vigi.boo/TikTok)

Marines meet motorist they pushed out of high floodwaters

Marine Times Staff

A video of Marine body bearers from Barracks Washington trudging through high floodwaters in their dress blue uniforms to help stranded motorists on Thursday has gone viral.

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Navy forges maritime space officer designator

Diana Stancy Correll

The Navy has created a maritime space officer designator to serve within the Information Warfare Community, and is accepting applications for lateral transfers through October.

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Thumbnail: Former Staff Sgt. Nicholas J. Jones, critical skills operator, was awarded the Navy Cross by the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger during a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug

Marine Raider veteran receives second highest valor award for Iraq fight

Philip Athey

CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina ― A former Marine staff sergeant received the Navy Cross on Aug. 26 for his 2020 heroic actions that saved the life of one French special operator and attempted to save, then recover the bodies of two Marine Raiders while fighting ISIS in northern Iraq.

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