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Posted by Patrick Ochs on August 28, 2014
After six months abroad, the remaining 150-plus sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 returned home to Gulfport on Sunday.
The battalion deployed 270 sailors in February to 12 detail sites throughout the United States and Southeast Asia, and several hundred more in May to support ongoing deployment operations globally.
"You should be proud of the work you did in support of one of the most demanding of (National Construction Force) missions," said Capt. James Meyer, commodore of the 30th Naval Construction Regiment. "Having initially deployed as a battalion minus under financial constraints across the largest combatant command's area of responsibility and operating independently in eight different countries, NMCB 1 provided commendable support to our supported commanders.
Posted by Patrick Ochs on August 26, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will hold a town hall meeting for veterans Sept. 8 in Pensacola. Fla.
Posted on August 13, 2014
In 1987, Robin Williams portrayed an outgoing Air Force disc jockey in the hit flick "Good Morning, Vietnam." Tuesday, that same D.J., Adrian Cronauer, talked to Military Times about Williams' passing.
Posted on August 12, 2014
Robin Williams meant many things to many people. Paraphrasing President Barack Obama's statement, he was a nanny, a "bangarang Peter Pan," an alien and a college professor.