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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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Gowen Thunder Airshow Supported by Support Our Troops®

Air Force Thunderbirds Aerobatics at Gowen Thunder Airshow - Supported by Support Our Troops®

Boise, Idaho, 10-10-2017:    Support Our Troops®  has facilitated provision of $349,029 in cash and material in support of the 124th Fighter Wing's 2017 Gowen Thunder Open House and Airshow, including without limitation: Pilots and performers,  vehicle rental and fuel cost, jet fuel cost, Commander tent and catering, air boss announcer PA system, smoke oil, fuel and resources for the Jets and performers, hotel rooms, pyrotechnics, food and water, advertising, parking lots, first aid standby, bussing costs, and the like.

Where:  Gowen Field, Boise Idaho
When: October 14-15, 2017, 0830 Gates Open to the Public, 1630 Gates Closed
Why:  Build the bond.

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Adoption Reunites Airman With Military Working Dog

Adoption Reunites Airman With Military Working DogAir Force Staff Sgt. Amanda Cubbage, 355th Security Forces Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., reunites with her recently retired military working dog, Rick, in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 8, 2017. Cubbage worked with Rick while she served as a military working dog handler at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. BeyerTUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2017 — After nearly a year apart, it was an emotional moment when Air Force Staff Sgt. Amanda Cubbage of the 355th Security Forces Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and the military working dog she worked with in South Korea were reunited here Aug. 8.

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Nine Pallets of Care Goods to Distribution Hubs

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Tampa, FL August 28, 2017:  Among many other things, over the last month nine pallets of care goods have been moved by SOT to deployed soldiers in overseas war zones via our  Texas and North Carolina disbursement hubs.

  • 7-19-2017: 4 Pallets to TX Hub
  • 7-28-2017: 5 Pallets to NC Hub
  • 8-11-2017: 5 Pallets to NC Hub

These distribution hubs service Seymour Johnson AFB, Fort Bragg & Fort Hood, which typically have heavy deployment of larger sized units.

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