Semper Chai: Marine spouse promotes healing power of tea

By Hope Hodge | Military Times | militarytimes.com | May 19, 2013 A Marine spouse believes she has found a remedy for deployment separation anxiety, post-traumatic stress and even battlefield wounds — and it’s all in a cup of hot tea. For Rachel Crawford, wife of a Marine major stationed aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., her…

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San Diego Union Tribune: Marines win Warrior Games

By Gretel C. Kovach | San Diego Union Tribune | utsandiego.com | May 17, 2013 The Marines fought off a near upset from the Army this week in the 2013 Warrior Games, claiming a fourth Chairman’s Cup and another year of bragging rights as undefeated champion of the athletic competition for troops injured by combat,…

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Run for the Fund coming May 11

By John V. Ciani | The Daily Independent | ridgecrestca.com | May 3, 2013 The fifth annual Run for the Fund will take place May 11 at 8 a.m. at Leroy Jackson Park, with a new twist thanks to cooperation with China Lake. The fifth annual Run for the Fund will take place May 11…

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War amputees to Boston's injured: 'Life's not over'

By Oren Dorell | USA Today | usatoday.com | April 28, 2013 Veterans who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan traveled to Boston to provide information and moral support to those seriously injured in the bombings. BOSTON – Cameron West used two hands to lift his right leg into the SUV that would take him…

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Boston Globe: Marines' Visit Brings Hope And Laughter

By Eric Moskowitz | The Boston Globe | bostonglobe.com | April 23, 2013 Looking up from her hospital bed through tears, she is at first morose and mournful, six days after losing both of her legs below the knee. “I can’t do anything right now,” Celeste Corcoran says, voice sodden. That is why the two…

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CNN: Marine amputee has walked in marathon victims' shoes

Gabe Martinez is a member of Team Semper Fi, and he recently traveled with the Semper Fi Fund to visit the patients who were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. By Gregory Wallace, Jake Tapper | CNN | thelead.blogs.cnn.com | April 26, 2013 When the ground exploded under Gabe Martinez’s feet in Afghanistan three years…

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CNN: Tragedy in Boston – How to help

By Rebecca Angel Baer and Katie Walmsley | CNN | cnn.com | April 23, 2013 CNN – Patriots Day is the third Monday in April marking the anniversary of the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. It is also the date for the Boston Marathon every year. It is meant to be a joyful…

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