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Garnet N. West is a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. At 19, he enlisted as a vehicle recovery operator from his home of Warner Robins, Georgia after graduating high school in 2011. He is currently attached to Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, as a platoon sergeant. As the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, the 31st MEU provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide range of military operations. (Photo by Sgt. Amaia Unanue/Released)

CLB-31 Marine driven by humble beginnings

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January 23, 2018
Every morning for a week, at the break of dawn, a 19-year-old would start his 10-mile journey through memories of a past life and toward a new future.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andres Cervantes, 31st Rescue Squadron command support staff, stands in front of a rock climbing wall Jan. 11, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 31st RQS trains, equips and employs combat-ready pararescue specialists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy)

Walking with the Green Feet

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January 22, 2018
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Airmen of the 31st Rescue Squadron provide invaluable rescue services and conduct training, ranging from fast-rope rescue drills over land and sea to...
U.S Marine photo by Lance Corporal Tayler P. Schwamb

Water Support Technician: Abdul Zhaiya pulls from Iraqi Background to better the Marine Corps

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January 22, 2018
“Picture this: It’s 2008 and I was 13 years old,” started Abdul Zhaiya rubbing his calloused hand on the worn portion of his knee as he recalled a faded memory.
The islands of Okinawa have some of the most beautiful beaches, diving or snorkeling spots, and waters in the world. Service members and their families need to recognize how to enjoy these wonders safely and responsibly, however, as drowning is one of the most prominent causes of death of Status of Forces Agreement personnel on Okinawa.(U.S. Marine Corps Photo Illustration by Cpl. Brittany A. James/ Released)

Okinawa waters: Things to consider before jumping in

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January 22, 2018
The islands of Okinawa have some of the most beautiful beaches, surrounding waters, and diving or snorkeling spots in the world.

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