A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion prepares to land aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) on Aug. 4. A CH-53 crashed Sept. 1 in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land on the USS Mesa Verde. Officials report that there were no fatalities in the crash and all personnel were recovered. (Cpl. Manuel Estrada / Marine Coprs)
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USMC Super Stallion crashes in Gulf of Aden; all 25 personnel rescued >> Marine Corps Times
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed at sea today in the Central Command area of operations, an official press release stated.
"Run, Don't Walk:" The realities of amputation and rehabilitation >> Fayetteville Observer
"A lot of people are under the impression that there's nothing technology can't do. A lot of people - I would say most people - think that the new computerized and mechanized legs are bionic. That you can strap them on and they will walk for you."
Older Vets Committing Suicide at Alarming Rate >> Military.com
Veteran suicide numbers have gone up in recent years with much of the attention focused on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan killing themselves. However, almost seven out of 10 veterans who have committed suicide were over the age of 50, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs study.
Subject: VFW DEMANDS SGT. TAHMOORESSIâ€™S RELEASE
From: "VFW Communications" <email@example.com>
VFW DEMANDS SGT. TAHMOORESSI’S RELEASE
National commander calls on all American veterans to take action
KANSAS CITY (August 28, 2014) —The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is demanding the immediate release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has now suffered 150 days in a Mexican jail.
VFW National Commander John Stroud is asking not only for the support of the 1.9 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries, but for the entire military and veteran community to rally for one of their own. VFW is asking all American veterans to take action by flooding the White House with calls and emails asking President Obama to secure Tahmooressi’s release, immediately. Call (202) 456-1111 and click here to send an email.
In addition, Stroud is asking veterans to voice their displeasure with the lack of a resolution directly to the Embassy of Mexico in Washington. Call (202) 728-1600 and click here to send an email.
Soldiers serving with Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Division, shoot a round down range from their M777A2 howitzer on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2014. The round was part of a shoot to register, or zero, the howitzers, which had just arrived on KAF from Forward Operating Base Pasab. The shoot also provided training for a fire support team from 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th IBCT, 4th Inf. Div. - Spc. Ariel Solomon, U.S. Army
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Former Marine Stepping Up for Vets >> Military.com
Only 850 miles and about $50,000 to go before Marine veteran Justin Kuhel, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, reaches his goal of walking across America to raise $100,000 for two charities that help veterans.
Al Qaeda magazine suggests Air Force Academy as terror target >> KXRM-TV, Colorado Springs
The U.S. Air Force Academy is on a list of suggested terror targets published in a new magazine distributed by Al Qaeda.
VoteVets wades into Alaska Senate race >> The Hill
A veterans advocacy group plans to launch a $675,000 ad campaign slamming Alaska Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan for backing a local mining project that critics believe could harm the state's commercial fishing industry.
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