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Marine pioneering effort to move women into combat

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This Nov. 29, 2012 image provided by the United states Marine Corps shows Lt. Brandy Soublet on the Marine base, 29 Palms in Southern California. Soublet is about as far from the war front as possible at her desk in the California desert, but she's on the front lines of an experiment that could one day put women as close to combat as their male peers. The Penfield, N.Y. woman is one of 45 female Marines assigned this summer to 19 all-male combat battalions. AP/USMC, Cpl. William J. Jackson

Marine 1st Lt. Brandy Soublet is about as far from the war front as possible at her desk in the California desert, but she’s on the front lines of an experiment that could one day put women as close to combat as their male peers.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Marines, police prep for mock zombie invasion

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Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors: An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special operations forces, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them for their worst nightmares.

Posted: October 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Navy names new ship for labor leader Cesar Chavez

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SAN DIEGO—Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Wednesday said it was an honor to name the last of 14 Lewis and Clark-class cargo ships after the late farm worker activist Cesar Chavez — pointing out that the vessels recognize American pioneers and visionaries who changed the country and the world for the better. Mabus also praised [...]

Posted: May 19th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suit seeks to nullify Schwarzenegger commutation

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SAN DIEGO—The San Diego County district attorney’s office said Wednesday it filed a lawsuit that seeks to nullify Arnold Schwarzenegger’s commutation of a prison sentence for a political ally’s son shortly before his term as California governor ended in January. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis told reporters the lawsuit filed by her office on behalf of [...]

Posted: May 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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