Wounded vets find healing through surfing

San Diego Union Tribune |By Lori Weisberg | March 19, 2016 |Link to Article CAMP PENDLETON — Brandon Dodson, lying prone on his surfboard, confidently glided through the ocean water to catch his first wave of the day. As the swell approached, he paddled furiously and within seconds, he’d lifted his body up, swiftly tucked his legs behind him, sat…

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‘Swings For Soliders’ Finds A Unique Way To Raise Money For Veterans

Onward State| By MIKE REISMAN | Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – 3:55 AM | Link to article With the strong philanthropic involvement that Penn State boasts, organizations sometimes struggle to find unique ways to keep students engaged and active in charity fundraising events. Bake sales get boring, date auctions feel stale — the list goes on and on. In an effort to…

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Memorial Run Continues To Honor Marine, Friend, Son | By Kandee Ferrell | Monday, April 4, 2016 – 12:30 PM | Link to article A memorial run to remember a local Marine lost in the line of duty continues this April. The ‘Harper Classic Sgt. Brad Harper Memorial Run’ honors a Zanesville native and Tri-Valley graduate. He joined the Marines in 1998 and…

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Semper Fi Fund Helps Former Marine

Erie News Now | By Mike Ruzzi | March 2, 2016 The Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit assisting injured Veterans post 911, helps a former Marine after he did two tours of duty in Iraq. Watch interview here.


Alamo Run Fest: Community races forward to stronger connections with Fort Sam

Dvids | 343rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment | Story by Sgt. Elizabeth Raney and Sgt. Jeff Shackelford | February 24, 2016 | Link to article  SAN ANTONIO – The streets of San Antonio were alive with bright-colored clothing, high-speed wheelchairs, and nearly 2,700 athletes of all backgrounds and ability levels the morning of Feb. 21. As the day broke…

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Adaptive wheelchair van offers freedom to vet and his family

  By: Carson Chambers  |  5:54 PM, Feb 19, 2016  | Link to Article TAMPA – “I remember the sound of a twig, hollow twig, breaking, snapping and I remember the pain,” said Sua Tuimalealiifano.If you think your weaknesses make your weak, Sua Tuimalealiifano is proof they don’t.”I flew over the side, landed on my back,”…

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7 marathons, 7 continents, 7 days: How these Marines pulled it off

By Lance M. Bacon, Marine Corps Times  | February 15, 2016  | Like to article Capts. Daniel Cartica and Cal Ramm were strangers when the World Marathon Challenge kicked off on Union Glacier in Antarctica; the paths and purposes that led there were quite different. One trained for nearly a year, the other for a couple…

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Around world in seven days: Marines complete World Marathon Challenge

By Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity, February / 11 / 2016  | Link to article FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. —From the very beginning, Marines are trained to endure different environmental conditions and maintain and improve combat effectiveness. Some have taken the concept and applied it to other ambitious endeavors. Capt. Daniel T. Cartica…

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What Would You Do With $53,151?

Posted on February 15, 2016 |  Link to Article $53,151. That’s a LOT of money! In fact, I bet you could do a TON of good with $53,151. And this is one of the reasons The Belt Team loves being part of the top real estate office in Fairfax & Arlington Counties! Congrats to Keller Williams…

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