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> Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:01:34 -0400
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> Pararescuemen walk line between fierce warrior, caring savior
> http://www.stripes.com/pararescuemen-walk-line-between-fierce-warrior-caring-savior-1.195098?localLinksEnabled=false
> “We are a weapons system, we are armed,” Senior Airman and Pararescueman Jason Sweet said. “We’re shooters, divers, jumpers, technical rescue specialists. We’re ready to rescue anyone, anywhere, anytime.” >
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> As bars suffer through curfew, troops complain of being ‘treated like a kid’
> http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/japan/as-bars-suffer-through-curfew-troops-complain-of-being-treated-like-a-kid-1.195044?localLinksEnabled=false
> Colorful neon signs still blaze at bars outside Kadena Air Base, but the front doors are shut and there are no Americans in sight in the normally bustling Okinawa entertainment district. >
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> Sasebo sailor found dead at Japanese train station
> http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/japan/sasebo-sailor-found-dead-at-japanese-train-station-1.195021?localLinksEnabled=false
> A Sasebo-based sailor — possibly breaking a curfew for U.S. servicemembers in Japan — was found dead Sunday morning at a train station, according to Japanese police. >
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> Study: Vets more likely to seek help for alcohol problems than civilians
> http://www.stripes.com/blogs/the-ruptured-duck/the-ruptured-duck-1.160117/study-vets-more-likely-to-seek-help-for-alcohol-problems-than-civilians-1.195057?localLinksEnabled=false
> Researchers said the self-awareness of alcohol abuse is important because it can lead to earlier treatment and better outcomes for those veterans. >
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> Testimony begins in officer’s sexual assault trial at Aviano
> http://www.stripes.com/news/testimony-begins-in-officer-s-sexual-assault-trial-at-aviano-1.195078?localLinksEnabled=false
> An Air Force officer slid into her bed as she was sleeping and began touching her, according to the alleged victim in the sexual assault court martial of Lt. Col. James Wilkerson. >
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> El Paso mom campaigns against drug linked to sailor’s death
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/el-paso-mom-campaigns-against-drug-linked-to-sailor-s-death-1.195069?localLinksEnabled=false
> on June 20, Adam R. Hernandez took his life, likely the result of his smoking Spice. In spite of her pain over the loss of her oldest son, El Paso educator Ruth M. Rivas feels compelled to share his story and “a put a face” to her message about this dangerous product. >
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> Nick Zagurski overcomes obstacles to succeed in JROTC
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/nick-zagurski-overcomes-obstacles-to-succeed-in-jrotc-1.195060?localLinksEnabled=false
> In true military fashion, Air Force JROTC cadet Nick Zagurski has gone over or around obstacles like deafness and high functioning autism to become a valuable team member in the program. >
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> ‘Rocket City Rednecks’ star finished marathon in full armor
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/rocket-city-rednecks-star-finished-marathon-in-full-armor-1.195070?localLinksEnabled=false
> While it was a little harder than he anticipated, Travis Taylor made it across the finish line in Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon in about 6 hours and 15 minutes, wearing a (relatively) lightweight, full-body armor suit that his team designed to help with the loss-of-limb-rate for U.S. troops. >
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> Wounded soldier’s family starts organization to help others
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/wounded-soldier-s-family-starts-organization-to-help-others-1.195062?localLinksEnabled=false
> Oct. 13, 2011, and many days since, have created a lot of heartache and turmoil for Tim Senkowski and his family. But they are all doing their best to create something positive out of something so horrific — the Wounded Warrior Home Front nonprofit organization. >
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> Bomb-sniffing dogs are troops’ best friends
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/bomb-sniffing-dogs-are-troops-best-friends-1.195067?localLinksEnabled=false
> Whenever the shooting started, Petty Officer 2nd Class Leroy Williams would strive to keep his canine partner, Dinomt, calm by maintaining his own cool. “There is something that all the dog handlers say. ‘Your emotions go down the leash,’ ” Williams said. “Your dogs feel everything you are feeling. And when you are nervous and afraid, your dogs know it.” >
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> Spouse, former co-worker set to plead guilty to murdering Army Sgt. Christina Smith
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/spouse-former-co-worker-set-to-plead-guilty-to-murdering-army-sgt-christina-smith-1.195065?localLinksEnabled=false
> Army Sgt. Christina Smith’s husband and former Fort Bragg co-worker have agreed to plead guilty to her murder rather than face the death penalty. Former Sgt. Richard Smith and former Pvt. Matthew Wayne Kvapil were scheduled to go to trial on Nov. 12. >
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> East Coast storm might affect AFN broadcasts in Europe
> http://www.stripes.com/news/east-coast-storm-might-affect-afn-broadcasts-in-europe-1.195075?localLinksEnabled=false
> The massive storm lashing the East Coast of the United States could affect some AFN TV and Radio broadcasts in Europe that come from satellite uplink sites in New Jersey and Maryland. >
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> Calif. veterans on healing, humanitarian mission to Vietnam
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/calif-veterans-on-healing-humanitarian-mission-to-vietnam-1.195096?localLinksEnabled=false
> “I think it is some kind of therapy” for the veterans, said Wheelchair Foundation President David Behring, who also will make the trip. “You have bad memories and experiences from when you were there. Now time has passed and you do something good for that country, where all you saw was bad and negativity. I think it does something for the soul.” >
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> Iowa unions enlist veterans through ‘Helmets to Hardhats’
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/iowa-unions-enlist-veterans-through-helmets-to-hardhats-1.195094?localLinksEnabled=false
> Ex-servicewomen and men in southeast Iowa are making a quick transition from Army green into construction neon through the help of Helmets to Hardhats, an online job search tool designed to connect veterans with career opportunities. >
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> Iowa family links ex-soldier’s death to Iraq burn pit
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/iowa-family-links-ex-soldier-s-death-to-iraq-burn-pit-1.195097?localLinksEnabled=false
> For six months, U.S. Army Spc. Joshua Casteel slept just 100 yards from an open-air burn pit that devoured everything from plastics and paint to electronics and human body parts. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native didn’t know smoke from the pit may also have been devouring his lungs. >
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> The Old Guard keeps guard, no matter the weather
> http://www.stripes.com/blogs/stripes-central/stripes-central-1.8040/the-old-guard-keeps-guard-no-matter-the-weather-1.195086?localLinksEnabled=false
> Hurricane Sandy’s path didn’t alter the duties of troops watching over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. >
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