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Meet your Military: Marine Rescues 4 People From Rip Current in Okinawa

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Marine Corps 1st Lt. Aaron Cranford, left, speaks in an interview with Justin Kinjo and Yusuke Teruya, divers who almost lost their lives at the hands of a rip current, after the he receives the Navy and Marine Corps Medal at the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion Headquarters building on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 8, 2018. Cranford was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for risking his life while rescuing three divers and a local Okinawan who were caught in rip current during a recreational dive at Onna Point, Okinawa, Japan, in April 2017.
Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Josue Marquez

CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA, Japan, Jan. 18, 2018 — A Marine received the nation's highest medal for non-combat heroism during a ceremony here, Jan. 8.

Marine Corps 1st Lt. Aaron Cranford, a supply officer with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for saving four divers, including a local Okinawan, who were caught in a rip current during a recreational dive at Onna Point, Okinawa, Japan, on April 23, 2017.

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Meet Your Military: Marine Aviator Draws Forward Air Controller Duty

meet your military support our troops orgMarine Corps Capt. David Miller prepares to conduct a simulated night raid during an air assault training event at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 31, 2017. Miller is currently participating in Blue Chromite 18 in Okinawa. Miller is a forward air controller with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment attached to 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Photo by Sgt. Ally Beiswanger

OKINAWA, Japan, Nov. 17, 2017 — Marine Corps pilots are the only aviators in the U.S. military who are taught the basics of infantry tactics prior to flight school.
This ensures every Marine is a rifleman. Though the chances of an aviator leading a platoon of infantry Marines are slim to none, there are cases where Marine pilots are embedded in infantry units.

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Veterans Day 2017

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Since the 60’s on the me generation has gradually rebuilt American culture to take from others, avoid personal responsibility, and pursue self-gratification without duty.

But through it all has shone a bright spot.

America's veterans. Those who stepped up to protect and defend others. Those who gave the best years of their lives not living the good life at the mall or raking in the benefits taken from others, but raising families on meager military salaries in hard circumstances not of their own making, in order to protect others.

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Meet Your Military: Marines React, Save Lives During Las Vegas Tragedy

marines save lives during las vegas tragedy  - Support Our TroopsCourage amidst tragedy: Marines react, save lives Marine Corps Sgt. Michael Vura, left, and Marine Corps Cpl. Austin Cox, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303 helicopter mechanics, assisted in victim evacuation and casualty care following the mass casualty attack in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 1, 2017. Photo by Sgt. David Bickel

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 — by Marine Corps Sgt. David Bickel, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing — Two Marine Corps helicopter mechanics who assisted in victim evacuation and casualty care at an Oct. 1 Las Vegas concert that became a mass-casualty attack recalled their experience recently.

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