Marines admit man in Iwo Photo was misidentified
The Marine Corps acknowledged Thursday it had misidentified one of the six men in the iconic 1945 World War II photo of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima.
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Latest VA reform pitch would put medical facilities under a nonprofit
A Washington state lawmaker has proposed placing all Veterans Affairs Department medical facilities under a nonprofit entity and giving all new veterans access to private health care.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., unveiled a legislative proposal Tuesday to reform the Veterans Health Administration, calling for the creation of three health programs under VA:
- Direct care provided by the department in its own hospitals and clinics overseen by a government nonprofit.
- Private care through a revamped Choice program.
- And a health plan that would serve as secondary payer for Medicare-eligible veterans.
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Legal loophole allows companies to fire military reservists who go to war
Kevin Ziober was a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve in 2012 when he received deployment orders to Afghanistan. On his last day of work before leaving, dozens of co-workers gathered for a sendoff. There was a cake and balloons. And then, Ziober says, he was summoned to the human resources office — and fired. Read rest of the story
4TH AABN Arrives in Camp Lejeune for Water Ops
Marines with Company C, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion conducted water operations as part of their two-week annual training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 22, 2016.
The company, based in Galveston, Texas, is conducting various operations in land and sea to prepare for their upcoming unit deployment program to Okinawa, Japan. Full story, click here.
On August 29, 2016, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will celebrate 100 years of dedicated service to the United States. During this centennial year, there will be nationwide publicity events that will recognize the significant contribution of all Reserve Marines who have proudly worn the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem.
If you are interested in hosting an event contact the MCRA at