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Author: Austin Rooney, Defense Media Activity

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The Phoenix

The Phoenix

It's a warm, sunny, cloudless day in San Diego, typical of the area for July. Jordan Lo sits in his mother's small sedan, parked in front of Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport, pausing in the silence and looking out at the dozens of small training aircraft parked on the runway.

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The Toughest Man Alive

The Toughest Man Alive

David Goggins' military background reads like a case of bad “stolen valor” — the retired Navy SEAL chief is believed to be the only member of the armed forces to complete the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/s) course (including going through Hell Week three times), U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as honor man), and Air Force tactical air controller training.

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One Navy Team

One Navy Team

He jumped down from the tree, bare feet crunching on the dense bed of jungle foliage, his young hands gripping freshly-picked fruit. He darted deeper through the deep green layers of trees to find water - a part of his morning routine. For a child growing up in the rural countryside of Trinidad, this was nothing out of the ordinary.

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In the Slammer

In the Slammer

It's 4 a.m., and Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Mayer is heading to jail.

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Songs From the Sea

Songs From the Sea

Deep below the cold steel decks of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Sailors moving busily around the decks stop momentarily and listen to the soft strumming of an acoustic guitar, accompanied by a somber voice singing about life at sea.

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The Deployment Song

The Deployment Song

Deep below the cold steel decks of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Sailors moving busily around the decks stop momentarily and listen to the soft strumming of an acoustic guitar, accompanied by a somber voice singing about life at sea.

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Healing through Woodwork

Healing through Woodwork

Sawdust lingers in the air, illuminated by small work lights. Silence fills the dark garage as the loud whirring of a belt sander comes to a stop. Bruce Empol stops working momentarily and runs his rough, weathered hands up and down the now-smooth wooden block.

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An Epidemic of Hope

An Epidemic of Hope

Many underdeveloped countries in Africa, South America and Asia are still experiencing a crisis when it comes to preventing and treating HIV/AIDS. As of 2015, about 36.7 million people are living with HIV, and most of those infected live in sub-Saharan Africa. Of that number, an estimated 1.8 million infected are children, who contracted the virus during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.

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Never a Dull Moment

Never a Dull Moment

Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) are small surface combatant ships with specific, yet flexible, capabilities. The ships employ a system-of-systems approach through a series of modular mission packages, unmanned vehicles and an innovative hull design.

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What Can You Do?

What Can You Do?

It began like any other day for Chief Master-at-Arms Joseph Pellicano: the familiar routine of waking up, putting on his uniform and getting in his car to drive to Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida.