Ready, Set, Go: Second Annual Flight Line Dash

By Lance Cpl. Raquel Barraza | DVIDS | dvidshub.net | January 15, 2013 MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – At 6 a.m., with the cold San Diego breeze making them shiver, volunteers with the Officers' Wives' Club hosted the second annual Flight Line Dash aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Jan. 12. Approximately…

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Veterans' Needs, Charitable Dangers

By Richard C. Morais | Barron's | barrons.com | Jan 5, 2012 Military personnel are committing suicide at a rate greater than they are dying in battle. In 2011, there were 283 confirmed Army, Reserve, and National Guard suicides, according to the Defense Department. Last year, it appears, the tolling bells rang an even sadder…

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Boeing Workers Donate $420,000 to Vets

The grants, through an employees fund, were given to nine groups that help military veterans transition into civilian life. By OC Patch Staff | Los Alamitos – Seal Beach Patch | losalamitos.patch.com | Jan 4, 2013 Boeing’s California employees recently gave more than $400,000 to groups that aid military veterans, according to the aerospace and…

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Antlered runners hit the beach for 21st Red Nose Run

By Bianca Kaplanek | The Coast News | thecoastnews.com | December 18, 2012 DEL MAR – Clouds and rain couldn't dampen the holiday spirits of the more than 200 runners and dogs who took part in the 21st annual Red Nose Run, a 3K and 5K run/walk hosted by The Low & Slow Running Club…

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The Del Mar Times: Tee it Up for Troops donations

By The Del Mar Times | delmartimes.net | December 14, 2012 Tee it Up for Troops made a significant donation to the Semper Fi Fund for the benefit of the Navy Medical Surf Clinic that occurs every Thursday morning at Del Mar Beach.

Go Daddy Goes "Gangnam Style" to Celebrate Spectacular 2012 Success

By BUSINESS WIRE | CNBC | cnbc.com | December 8, 2012 Legendary Party Featured $2MM Donation to Semper Fi Fund & $1MM in Employee Prizes. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Go Daddy's end-of-year holiday parties have become legendary and 2012 was no exception. Last night, a few thousand Go Daddy employees and their guests were…

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New York Times: In Veterans' Aid

By James Dao | New York Times | nytimes.com | November 8, 2012 GATHERING over a kitchen table and glasses of wine in early 2003, a group of officers' wives at Camp Pendleton, Calif., cobbled together a plan for helping Marines injured during the invasion of Iraq. First they distributed snacks and toiletries at hospitals,…

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North County Times: Wounded Marines help raise $300K in ride

By Linda McIntosh | North County Times | nctimes.com | October 31, 2012 Camp Pendleton Marine Lt. Col. Tres Smith was one of three injured servicemen who accompanied 65 cyclists earlier this month on a 430-mile fundraising bike ride from Scottsdale, Ariz., to Camp Pendleton that raised $300,000 for the Semper Fi Fund, which supports…

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Marines help build fence for wounded warrior's home

By Amanda Wilcox | The Daily News | jdnews.com | October 25, 2012 Johnny McCallon felt forgotten. He served his country for 16 years and suffered a traumatic brain injury after an improvised explosive device blew him out of a second story window during a tour of duty in Iraq. He later developed post traumatic…

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