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Salem-News.com (Feb-24-2017 20:33)

Parris Island Announces 18 Marines Become Naturalized US Citizens

Earning the title Marine can also help non-U.S. citizens earn the rights and privileges of citizenship.

(PARRIS ISLAND, Ore.) - USMC new citizens Today's graduation ceremony was a landmark for the 456 new Marines of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion. Of those, 18 new Marines also took the Oath of Allegiance and became naturalized U.S. citizens.

“United States citizenship is the greatest honor we grant,” said Wendy Wilcox, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-21-2017 16:30)

First Female Veteran Honored in Portland through the Dignity Memorial® Homeless Veteran Burial Program

The public is invited, and encouraged, to attend. A reception will follow.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Salem-News.com A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 in Willamette National Cemetery to honor the life of Air Force veteran, Casey Kathleen Finnegan, a.k.a. Anne Kathleen Finnegan.

This service will be unique with all lady veteran pallbearers at the conclusion of the graveside. Also, theater students from Clackamas High School, who are preparing to release a rendition of “A Piece of My Heart,” a true story of women who served in Vietnam, will be in attendance to pay tribute.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-13-2017 19:45)

41 Orphans From Aleppo Will Live in Jarablus

The other six orphans will live with their relatives in Idlib.

(ISTANBUL, TR) - Aleppo orphan Following the evacuations from Aleppo, 41 orphans were settled at the
temporary refugee centre that was established by IHH in Idlib. The orphans, whose needs were covered by IHH, were sent to Azez with the guidance of Turkey, IHH and AFAD teams.

The orphans who are now staying at the temporary refugee centre will later go to Jarablus.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-07-2017 10:39)

Pop-up Photo Exhibition Shines Spotlight on Oregon Women Veterans

The debut of "I Am Not Invisible" will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Portland Art Museum

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - "I Am Not Invisible," a remarkable presentation featuring 20 portraits of Oregon women military veterans, will be unveiled later this month at a special, one-night community exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

The project shines a spotlight on women veterans, whose contributions, experiences and needs are too often ignored or overlooked socially, politically and legally.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-27-2017 15:46)

Oregon Army National Guard Mobilizes Air Ambulance Unit for Middle East Deployment

70 Citizen-Soldiers will provide aeromedical support throughout the Persian Gulf region using Blackhawk helicopters.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Army National Guard The Oregon Army National Guard's aeromedical helicopter was honored in a mobilization ceremony January 27, in Salem, Oregon.

Approximately 70 Soldiers with Company G (Golf), 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-11-2017 22:44)

A Few Good Men, Too Many Chemicals: Toxic Exposure of US Marines and Government Lies

The year after TCE was found in agricultural wells on and off the base at El Toro, the entire set of water distribution engineering drawings were redrawn.

(SOMERDALE, N.J.) - TCE chemical poisons This explosive new book details the tragic story of U.S. Marines at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, CA, and Camp Lejeune, NC, who were exposed to organic solvents, benzene, and other carcinogens in the drinking water, and through dermal contact and inhalation while working with toxic chemicals without protective clothing and face masks.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-11-2016 19:45)

Portland 42nd Annual Veteran`s Day Parade (SLIDESHOW)

This year, the parade honored the 2 million women veterans who have served in the armed forces.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - veterans day parade Thousands of traditional parade-goers and veteran supporters came out to watch the Portland's 42nd Annual Veteran's Day Parade Friday morning.

Grand Marshal 93-year old Golda Fabian, of Tigard, has been in the Portland Veterans Day Parade since 1988. 93-year old Hattie Kelley, of Beaverton, and 94-year old Muriel "Dolly" Ruble, of Portland, were the two other Grand Marshals leading the parade. The three women were WWII veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-07-2016 14:48)

Portland Welcomes the Historic Golden Rule Antinuclear Sailboat

The event is tomorrow at the First Unitarian Church, Portland, OR

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - the Golden Rule sailboat In 1958, a crew of Quaker peace activists attempted to sail the Golden Rule to the Marshall Islands to interfere with US nuclear bomb testing.

This bold nonviolent direct action inspired a worldwide movement leading to the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-01-2016 12:42)

Oregon Senator Merkley Announces New Suicide Hotline for Veterans

Due to Dan Davis’ advocacy on the issue, the White City VA will have the new system in place by this Friday, June 3, 2016.

(MEDFORD, Ore.) - veteran suicides Senator Merkley was joined at today’s event by Dan Davis, a local constituent who has been working for years to change the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suicide hotline to something easier for veterans to use.

The Oregon Public Health department released a report in 2014 that showed that suicide is the leading cause of death among veterans under 45 years of age.

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Salem-News.com (May-27-2016 13:33)

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Abe of Japan at Hiroshima Peace Memorial

"The memory of the morning of August 6th, 1945 must never fade. That memory allows us to fight complacency. It fuels our moral imagination. It allows us to change." ~President Barack Obama

(HIROSHIMA, Japan) - Japan's Abe and US Pres Obama Seventy-one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed. A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself.

Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? We come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in a not so distant past. We come to mourn the dead, including over 100,000 in Japanese men, women and children; thousands of Koreans; a dozen Americans held prisoner. Their souls speak to us.

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