This issue of On Patrol explores the difficulties and successes many troops face when they come home from war or leave the military.
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cameron H. Depue scans the ocean from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft to assist South Korea's search operations for the Sewol, the ferry that sank off Jindo island. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor
Army units heading to Eastern Europe (Military Times)
Career Curveballs: No Longer A Soldier (Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Linkedin)
Recruits trending older in U.S. military (USA Today)
Boston crowds roar for Tacoma runner who lost leg in Afghanistan (Tacoma News Tribune)
U.S. Tech Vets links military veterans with civilian jobs (Christian Science Monitor)
Navy Cross bestowed on heroic Marine (San Diego Union Tribune)
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