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J.D. Vance is first veteran on Presidential ticket since John McCain

In his autobiography, Vance recalled a sub-par fitness test as a Marine recruit that led a Drill Instructor to tell him: ‘If you’re not puking, you’re lazy!’


Marine recruit loses more than 100 pounds to graduate from boot camp

Marine Pvt. Carlos Paz-Sosa graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on July 12 after losing more than 100 pounds to start boot camp.


America’s Atomic Veterans, hidden by secrets, were forgotten for 50 years

July 16 is National Atomic Veterans Day, dedicated to the thousands of troops who participated in secret nuclear testing or were POWs in Nagasaki or Hiroshima.


Marine veteran wounded in Trump assassination attempt

David Dutch, 57, served in the Marine Corps from 1986 to 1992 as an 0351 Infantry Assaultman.

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