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MBA Hosts the Battle Challenge in South Carolina

MBA Hosts the Battle Challenge in South Carolina

Eastover, S.C. -- The Military Benefit Association is sponsoring the South Carolina National Guard’s “Best Warrior Competition,” a unique fitness and ability-based military action competition designed for the U.S. Armed Forces. Service members, law-enforcement officers and firefighters as well as interested competitors will compete at the McCrady Training Center in Eastover, S.C. from Sat., Jan.…... Learn more
USMC MBA Director retires after 21 years of service

USMC MBA Director retires after 21 years of service

Sergeant Major Al’Vincent Mitchell retired from the U.S. Marine Corps on 8 November, after 21 years of distinguished service.  SgtMaj Mitchell, an MBA Director since 2008 and current Vice Chairman of the Board, was honored by his unit, VMA-223 at MCAS Cheery Point, NC, receiving decorations and honors to include a message of appreciation from…... Learn more
US Troop Killed, Another Injured in Insider Attack in Afghanistan

US Troop Killed, Another Injured in Insider Attack in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member was killed and another was injured in an insider attack on Wednesday in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to NATO. A U.S. civilian was also killed and two more American civilians were wounded in the incident in the capital of Afghanistan, according to a release Wednesday from NATO's Operation Resolute Support mission in…... Learn more
Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Make Early Gains as First Day of Mosul Operations Takes Hold

Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Make Early Gains as First Day of Mosul Operations Takes Hold

Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early on Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway. But the battle for Mosul is likely to be long and at was unclear at this early stage…... Learn more
MBA Members Can Now Pay Online

MBA Members Can Now Pay Online

Pay online! That's right: Current MBA members can now make a premium payment online using a credit card. You will need to log in to your online account and select the ‘payment center’ option. Your payment will be credited to your account within the hour. At this time, we can only accept a one-time payment.…... Learn more
Battle for Iraq's Mosul Involves Many Forces, Motives

Battle for Iraq's Mosul Involves Many Forces, Motives

BAGHDAD -- An unlikely array of forces is converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the Islamic State group. The usual alliance -- Iraqi troops alongside Shiite militiamen, Kurdish fighters, Sunni Arab tribesmen and…... Learn more
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Woman in Iconic WWII V-J Day Times Square Kiss Dies at 92

Woman in Iconic WWII V-J Day Times Square Kiss Dies at 92

The woman in an iconic photo shown kissing an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating V-J Day and the end of World War II has died. Greta Zimmer Friedman was 92. Friedman, who fled Austria during the war as a 15-year-old, died Thursday at a hospital in Richmond, Virginia, from complications of old age, her…... Learn more
Japan: Okinawa Murder by Former Marine Prompts Protests Against US Military Presence

Japan: Okinawa Murder by Former Marine Prompts Protests Against US Military Presence

Tens of thousands of people have demanded an end to the United States' military presence on the Japan island of Okinawa following the killing of a local woman. Kenneth Franklin Shinzato, a 32-year-old civilian worker who was stationed at the U.S. Kadena Air Base, was last month arrested on suspicion of murdering the 20 year…... Learn more
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