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. Marines and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers run as they emerge from the water while practicing small-unit techniques as part of the Japan Observer Exchange Program at Kin Blue Beach, Okinawa, Japan. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor
Marines open infantry training to hundreds more female officers (Marine Corps Times)
It's Hellfire missiles - not F-16s - that Iraq is ready to use now (Washington Post)
How to Stop Burn Pits From Becoming the Next Agent Orange (National Journal)
Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems (Los Angeles Times)
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