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News Brief for 29 August 2014

M777A2 Howitzer on Kandahar Airfield
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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Marine mascot Chesty XIV becomes an NCO >> Battle Rattle
Looks like America's cuddliest Marine is getting a promotion.

Oldest Seabee turned 101 today >> Free Press
SK2 Jerry M. Smith is the oldest living member of the first battalion of the U.S. Navy Seabees.

Aug 28, 1972: U.S. Air Force gets its first ace since Korean War >> History.com
The U.S. Air Force gets its first ace (a designation traditionally awarded for five enemy aircraft confirmed shot down) since the Korean War. Captain Richard S. Ritchie, flying with his "backseater" (radar intercept officer), Captain Charles B. DeBellevue, in an F-4 out of Udorn Air Base in Thailand, shoots down his fifth MiG near Hanoi.

TBT: Onstage with Bob Hope, 1965.


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USS Lake Erie to depart Hawaii Friday for new San Diego homeport


A logistics Marine shows the way for a CH-53E Super Stallion


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