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Going for Gold

Navy wounded warrior Lt. Bradley Snyder was serving on a Special Forces bomb deactivation team in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated in his face Sept. 7, 2011. In addition to losing his vision, he sustained burns, lacerations, and facial fractures. On the one year anniversary of the injury that cost him …

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Navy SERE: 50 Years of Returning Home With Honor

Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Crest

Every once in a while, you get an opportunity to sit and talk with someone that really amazes you, really gives you goosebumps. Petty Officer Xander Gamble had the opportunity to sit down and hear the story of a true American hero: Retired U.S. Navy Commander Robert S. Fant, Jr., a 56-month Prisoner of War survivor, and retired instructor of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) school.

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NAVAIR Salute: Mother Knows Best

What started out as a simple tribute to mothers with the wearing of a single white carnation by founder Anna Marie Jarvis to honor her recently passed mother, the observance of a “Mother’s Day” is now more than 100 years old. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation on May 9, 1914, officially declaring …

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2012 EOD Memorial Ceremony Honors Fallen Warriors

Honoring our fallen warriors is a tradition observed across the military. On May 5, multiple service chiefs were on hand for the 43rd annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial Ceremony to help commemorate fallen EOD technicians, and recognize the sacrifices of their families, in a solemn ceremony at the Kauffman …

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