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The birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps is approaching in November. In keeping with tradition, our East Valley Marine Corps Detachment is hosting its annual Birthday Ball. The Ball will be on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Oakwood Country Club in Sun Lakes.
Cpl. Thomas Gifford always knew he would be a Marine. With two older brothers already serving in the Corps, it was all he wanted to do too.
New recruits are being sought by the Chandler Mustangs Young Marines, a group of boys and girls from age 8 to 18 who learn survival skills on camping trips, visit military bases, participate in veterans parades, and are taught honor, respect and discipline.
RALEIGH, N.C. - A Marine wanted in the brutal slaying of a pregnant colleague who had accused him of rape was arrested Thursday night in Mexico after a three-month international manhunt, authorities said.
Lance Cpl. Gregory Koestner, 28, of Mesa has graduated from Marine Corps recruit training with the distinction of being named Company Honorman, a title given to a company's top recruit.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A roadside bomb killed 10 Marines and wounded 11 while they were on a foot patrol near Fallujah, the Marine Corps said Friday, in the deadliest attack on American troops in nearly four months.
June 27, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Arab television broadcast videotape of two men taken hostage by militants, one described as a U.S. Marine lured from his base and the other a Pakistani driver for an American contractor. Insurgents threatened to behead them both.
Lance Cpl. Allison Gilbert said she supports a war with Iraq but doesn't discuss the prospect with her colleagues.
IRVINE, Calif. - A former Marine sergeant facing the first federal civilian prosecution of a military member accused of a war crime says there is much more at stake than his claim of innocence on charges that he killed unarmed detainees in Fallujah, Iraq.
WASHINGTON - The Marine Corps, which played a central role in toppling Saddam Hussein last spring, will return to Iraq as part of a U.S. troop rotation next year, officials said Wednesday.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Insurgents gunned down four U.S. Marines west of Baghdad on Monday, and South Korea said it would go ahead with plans to send thousands more troops to Iraq despite a threat by Iraqi kidnappers to kill a South Korean seen pleading for his life on a videotape.
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq - Lead U.S. infantry units donned chemical suits Wednesday after capturing a bridge just 40 miles southeast of Baghdad, while U.S. Marines were even closer to the Iraqi capital after destroying one division of Saddam Hussein's battle-hardened Republican Guard as they crossed the Tigris River.
WASHINGTON - Congress should repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" law because the presence of gays in the military is unlikely to undermine the ability to fight and win, according to a new study released by a California-based research center.
McCain a hero, but today's Marines have endured more
On Nov. 15, Marine Sgt. Robert Bruce, a Mesa resident, received a rather large, early Christmas present: a newly built, custom-designed house donated by Homes for Our Troops.
Prepared text of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's State of the State speech:
February 2, 2005
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. - THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, members of the Supreme Court and diplomatic corps, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Today our nation lost a beloved, graceful, courageous woman who called America to its founding ideals and carried on a noble dream.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California state parks system, beset by financial problems and scandal, is launching a study commission that leaders hope will reshape the system and restore public confidence and financial stability.
The US Air Force needs to hear support from East Valley residents for the F-35 mission at Luke Air Force Base. Luke, located in the West Valley, is contending to be one of the key training sites for the F-35 Lightning II, also referred to as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
More than a few children will receive a happy surprise this Christmas thanks to students at Mesa’s Stapley Junior High School, the Mesa Young Marines and the United States Marine Corps.
In this handout photo released by the United States Marine Corps., \"American Idol\" star Diana DeGarmo, center, performs for soldiers at Camp Victory, Iraq during a USO show on Saturday.
Members of the Air Force Junior ROTC at Mesa’s Westwood High School are collecting new, unwrapped toys for children this holiday. Donations will be accepted in the school’s office at 945 W. Eighth St. each school day through Dec. 13.
Service branch: United States Marine Corps
Where and when served: 1962-1967 in Vietnam.
Heraty served as a sea-going Marine and fought in Vietnam in 1966. He was wounded during Operation Hastings and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service.