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It sounds like the plot for an action movie, but Operation Eastern Exit was a real mission 25 years ago in Somalia with Marines and sailors beating the odds to successfully complete a textbook noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO), literally in the nick of time. The operation spanned only 10 days...
It’s not unusual that immigrants to the United States have chosen to serve in the Armed Forces before becoming U.S. citizens. Every year U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalizes thousands of immigrants who currently are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Since Oct. 1, 2001,...
U.S., Mauritania Unite In Fight Against Terrorism TIGUENT, MAURITANIA U.S. Marines stood proudly as they watched soldiers with the Mauritanian Logistics Battalion graduate from a monthlong training exercise in Tiguent, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, in February. In attendance at the ceremony were...

Today in History

April 29

1975

Marine helos HMH-462 and HMH-463 and HMM-165 with BLT 2/4 evacuated 6,968 people from Vietnam during Operation Frequent Wind.