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Carolina Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey is teaming up with USAA, the NFL’s Salute to Service partner, and the Marine Corps Association & Foundation to send Sgt. Maj. Luis “Chino” Leiva to the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.


Fallen Marine's widow, children receive new, free home in Texas

Lorena Mendez is the widow of Marine Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez-Hernandez, who enlisted in the Marines in 2010 and was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. He was 22 years old.


US troops slated for big Arctic exercise get shifted to other missions

About 3,000 U.S. troops slated to take part in an upcoming cold weather exercise in Norway in early March have been diverted to other missions. Some 7,500 U.S. troops are still expected to take part in the Norwegian-led Cold Response exercise.

Military Matters Review: Cannabis

Looking back at the inaugural episode of the Military Matters podcast, hosts Desmon Farris and Rod Rodriguez discuss ongoing research into cannabis, misconceptions that persist about the controversial plant, and the its potential medical and addiction complications.


Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visits Okinawa to talk readiness and lethality

Okinawa was chosen as the site for the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Force Level Summit — usually held in Washington, D.C. — because of the importance placed on the Indo-Pacific region by Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger’s Planning Guidance and the National Defense Strategy.


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