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Salem-News.com (May-07-2014 09:45)

Marine Turned VA Civilian Discusses Saving Veterans from Foreclosure in New ``I Am AFGE`` Documentary

AFGE member and VA Loan Specialist Christopher Lee Castle helps veterans like himself every day

(DENVER) - Christopher Lee Castle Christopher Lee Castle joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2008, eager to give back to the military community after having served in the Marine Corps.

It was the height of the Great Recession, and Christopher's job as a loan specialist in the Veterans Benefits Administration meant he was soon counseling veterans and family members who were going through foreclosures on their VA guaranteed home loans and facing other economic hardships.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-11-2014 09:28)

Feds Mute on Cancer Incidence Study for Lejeune

ATSDR needs to compute the cancer incidence rate for both bases before ‘opening the champagne’.

(SALEM) - Camp Lejeune in located in North Carolina The Tampa Bay Times reported on March 10th that ‘the feds’ were reluctant to commit to a cancer incident study of Camp Lejeune veterans.

The base wells at Lejeune were contaminated with organic solvents and other toxic chemicals for at least 30 years (1957-1987).

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Salem-News.com (Mar-06-2014 15:28)

GallantFew`s Raider Project`s War on Veteran Suicide and Transition

In the short time that GallantFew's Raider Project has started they have already expanded their global network to over 100,000 people in addition to the already established GallantFew network.

(DALLAS) - GallantFew GallantFew has been extremely successful in the US Army Ranger veteran community attacking unemployment, suicide, and PTSD. Building on this experience they have created The Raider Project to support Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) and the United States Marine Corps.

With Veteran suicide averaging 22 Veterans a day GallantFew and GallantFew's Raider Project take a different approach to this problem.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-25-2014 12:03)

ASTDR Releases Camp Lejeune Health Studies

Cause of death data from 1979-2008 was used to study the Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton cohorts.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Camp Lejeune, NC The study evaluated specific causes of death in 154,932 Marines and Navy personnel who began service during 1975-19851 and were stationed at Camp Lejeune anytime during this period.

We also evaluated a comparison group of 154,969 Marines and Navy personnel from Camp Pendleton.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-20-2014 20:17)

The Dance of the Dead

Higher cancer rates for Lejeune and Pendleton Veterans.

(SOMERDALE, NJ) - Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. Salem-News.com photo by Bonnie King “The Dance of the Dead” is one the best horror/comedy movies of recent years. In contrast, the 18,329 cancer deaths of Marines who were stationed at Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton from 1975 until 1985 are a real life horror story and not a laughing matter.

In the newly released article, Environmental Health, explains that Dr. Frank Bove, ATSDR toxicologist, and other scientists reported that Lejeune Marines had higher cancer rates than those at Camp Pendleton.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-20-2014 10:31)

New Study: Toxic Water on Marine Bases Responsible for Thousands of Deaths

Evaluation of mortality among marines and navy personnel exposed to contaminated drinking water at USMC base camp Lejeune: a retrospective cohort study

(CAMP LEJEUNE, NC) - Retired Marine Jerry Ensminger Two drinking water systems at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina were contaminated with solvents during 1950s-1985.

We conducted a retrospective cohort mortality study of Marine and Naval personnel who began service during 1975-1985 and were stationed at Camp Lejeune or Camp Pendleton, California during this period.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-18-2014 14:09)

Talk Nation Radio: U.S. Marine Corps Threatens Small Pacific Island

Please encourage your local radio stations to carry this program every week!

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Professor Michael Hadfield Michael Hadfield is a Professor of Zoology and Principal Investigator at the Kewalo Marine Laboratory, University of Hawaii, and at the Pacific Biosciences Research Center.

He discusses the need to save Pagan Island, its people and other species, from the U.S. military.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-16-2014 13:46)

VA Ignores Medical Conditions Linked to El Toro

TCA exposure also places a person and increased risk of Parkinson’s disease.

(SOMERDALE, NJ) - MCAS El Toro in Irvine, California I didn’t want to file a VA disability compensation claim. It’s just not worth the effort. The VA’s reputation is terrible.

This is the last place to look for disability compensation and medical help. However, another El Toro veteran after several weeks convinced me to apply for a VA disability.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-09-2014 12:08)

The Deportee Chronicles: The Girl from Guajajalmiton

A former Marine, Veteran of the war in Afghanistan, deported to Mexico.

(LAS CRUCES, NM) - Girl silhouette She moves between the tables with the grace of the dolphins that sometimes delight the bayside diners of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Greeting customers in Spanish and English, the server has the poise, the demeanor and the intellect to work with an international clientele.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2014 15:01)

Amazon Reseller DailyDeal USA Overprices Consumers and Gets Away with It

Thousand dollar paperbacks? Amazon takes no responsibility for DailyDeal USA and DailyDeal USA doesn't answer their phone. They priced Bill O'Reilly's book at a grand too.

(SALEM) - DailyDeal USA book reseller. The Amazon reseller, Daily Deal page here, has listed the book co-authored by Robert O'Dowd and Tim King, Betrayal: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-up, listed for $999.10.

DailyDeal USA is a major reseller on Amazon. As a reseller, they set their own prices and use the Amazon website to overcharge consumers for books and other items with unbelievable mark-ups.

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