This issue of On Patrol observes the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and recognizes the courageous men and women involved in the conflict.
U.S. Marine Cpls. Armondo Cortez, left, and Estevan D. Hernandeza discuss their plan for dismantling the command operation center during the retrograde of Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand Province last month. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
US Ops in Iraq Have Cost $550 Million Since June (Defense News)
USMC Super Stallion crashes in Gulf of Aden; all 25 personnel rescued (Marine Corps Times)
Iraq Airstrikes Are Strategic, Not Humanitarian (Breaking Defense)
Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq (Associated Press)
"Run, Don't Walk:" The realities of amputation and rehabilitation (Fayetteville Observer)
Army sees 'megacities' as the future battlefield (Defense News)
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