USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor commemorated on postage stamp

| Denise Goolsby | Comments
The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday honored the USS Arizona Memorial with the dedication of a Priority Mail Express $19.99 stamp. The swooping white concrete structure marks the resting place of 1, ...Read more

Beloved bagpiper, St. Louis Rams executive Jim McCallum dies

| Denise Goolsby | Comments
Jim McCallum of Palm Desert, beloved bagpiper, dedicated supporter of local Marine Corps organizations and a former vice president of the St. Louis Rams, died Feb. 28. He was 72 years old. McCa ...Read more

Twentynine Palms Marines commanding general talks budget, priorities

| Denise Goolsby | Comments
Maj. Gen. David H. Berger, Commanding General, MAGTFTC, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, covered a wide-range of topics as guest speaker at the Palm Springs Chapter of the ...Read more

Veterans get in free at Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

| Denise Goolsby | Comments
The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is offering free admission for veterans (with military ID) and up to three family members to attend the fair, which runs through Feb. 23. ...Read more

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to play at Big League Dreams

| Denise Goolsby | Comments
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will take on the National Pro Fastpitch 2013 Champions, the USSSA Florida Pride, in an exhibition game at 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Big League Dreams sports park, ...Read more

Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos talks global security, national defense priorities

| Denise Goolsby | Comments
In a speech at the RAND Corporation in Pentagon City, Virginia on Tuesday, Gen. James F. Amos, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, shared his perspective, as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ...Read more

MV Cape Ray sets sail on historic voyage to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

| Denise Goolsby | Comments
The MV Cape Ray, a 648-foot container ship outfitted with two Field Deployable Hydrolysis Systems designed to neutralize mustard gas and other chemicals capable of producing VX and sarin nerve agents, ...Read more

Jr. ROTC cadets from Coachella Valley high schools to compete on Saturday

| Denise Goolsby | Comments
 Jr. ROTC units from high schools in and around the Coachella Valley will participate in the annual Coachella Valley Jr. ROTC Drill Meet beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Desert Hot Spr ...Read more

Humana Challege salutes the military: Vets get free admission to tournament

| Denise Goolsby | Comments
All active duty, Reserve, and retired military and their dependents will be treated to free grounds admission throughout the week during the Humana Challenge golf tournament, organizers announced Wedn ...Read more

DoD investigating death of deployed Marine

| Crystal Chatham | Comments
The New Year's Day death of Marine serving in Afghanistan is under investigation, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. Sgt. Jacob Hess, 22, died Wednesday in Helmand Province while support ...Read more

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