U.S. Marine Corps/ Lance Cpl. Megan Brown

CAMP PENDLETON — A general – credited with an incredible work ethic and team leadership – relinquished command of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, and its some 50,000 Marines and sailors, during a change of command ceremony Monday, July 30, at this seaside base.

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U.S. Marine Corps

Australian naval forces working with a U.S. amphibious group have located the Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey that crashed into the Pacific on Aug. 5, but Pentagon sources say three Marines still missing after the crash are now presumed dead.

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AP Image/Kyodo

Editor’s Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matt Myers.

Editor’s Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP

“That cannot be right,” I thought after googling the command and realizing my husband’s new orders were to Okinawa, Japan. He was deployed at the time, and moving to Japan was the last thing I expected. It was true. Five months later, we arrived at our new subtropical island home, bleary-eyed and curious about our upcoming experiences in the three years to come.

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