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Thunderbirds perform Crossover Break Hit maneuver

F/A-18C Hornet launches from the USS George H.W. Bush

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Obama's Strategy

News Brief for 9 September 2014


Prince Harry welcomes the Team Captains of the 13 nations taking part in the Invictus Games to London. News Brief

American wounded warriors compete in London's "Invictus Games" >> CBS News
Ninety-eight Americans are among the wounded warriors in London gearing up for the "Invictus Games." Athletes from 13 nations will compete in events ranging from basketball to cycling, swimming and archery, reports CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford.

Wisconsin vets find healing, camaraderie in Northwoods camp >> The Journal Sentinel
It's not a hospital or clinic, but a lot of healing is done here. Perched between two lakes in northern Wisconsin, bucolic Camp American Legion opened in 1925 as a respite for wounded and disabled World War I soldiers. Nine decades later, it is serving more people every year as a haven for veterans needing rest and recovery - including those battling invisible wounds.

After 23 moves, Navy wife awaits retirement >> Navy Times
There was the time in Japan when Sally Carpenter got the chicken pox so bad she had to be hospitalized. New to the country and knowing no one, she relied on other military wives to care for her children because her husband, Steve, was deployed.

44 States Now Offer Military Spouse License Help >> Spouse Buzz
If you’re a military spouse who holds a professional license, military moves are only getting easier. That’s because 44 states now offer some kind of professional licensing help, while 11 have joined the Military Spouse JD Network’s (MSJDN) licensing policy push military spouse attorneys.

News Brief for 8 September 2014

Marine Recon

Recon Marines believe they can fly during their pre-deployment training. — U.S. Marines @USMC News Brief

Some Veterans Find Peace Thanks To Scuba Gear, Quiet Waters >> NPR
For veterans like Tim Maynard, scuba diving provides relief from symptoms of PTSD. Maynard goes diving once a week, exploring the Florida Keys and shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina.

Female veterans learn fly-fishing to cope with trauma >> San Francisco Chronicle
The only sound in this one corner of Golden Gate Park is the whirring "zzzzzz" of fishing lines, as they arc out over a deep green pond, sending rippling concentric circles toward shore.

Amputee shares his story of hope with airmen >> Air Force Times
After the accident, after the surgeries that took his foot and then his leg, Capt. Ryan McGuire imagined a future confined to a wheelchair.

In place of 'boots on the ground,' US seeks contractors for Iraq >> Stars and Stripes
Wary of putting combat troops in Iraq, the U.S. government is gauging contractors’ interest in advising the Iraqi Defense Ministry and Counter Terrorism Service in a range of capacities, including force development, logistics and planning and operations.


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