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News Brief for 28 August 2014


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Marine mascot Chesty XIV becomes an NCO >> Battle Rattle
Looks like America's cuddliest Marine is getting a promotion.

Oldest Seabee turned 101 today >> Free Press
SK2 Jerry M. Smith is the oldest living member of the first battalion of the U.S. Navy Seabees.

Aug 28, 1972: U.S. Air Force gets its first ace since Korean War >> History.com
The U.S. Air Force gets its first ace (a designation traditionally awarded for five enemy aircraft confirmed shot down) since the Korean War. Captain Richard S. Ritchie, flying with his "backseater" (radar intercept officer), Captain Charles B. DeBellevue, in an F-4 out of Udorn Air Base in Thailand, shoots down his fifth MiG near Hanoi.

TBT: Onstage with Bob Hope, 1965.


Take a moment & thank an Airman today!


USS Lake Erie to depart Hawaii Friday for new San Diego homeport


A logistics Marine shows the way for a CH-53E Super Stallion


Soldiers hook a Howitzer artillery gun to a CH-47 Chinook


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