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For veterans on campus, friendship goes a long way

By Daniel Gligich & Michael Ford Having been in the military is a source of pride for Cody Sedaño. He spent three years in the U.S. Marine Corps and first served as part of an amphibious assault unit. When he ...

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Military women honored during week-long celebration

Fresno State celebrated women who served the country for the first time this year, during the third week of Women’s History Month. “It’s a very important week to recognize, because women in the military are such a small population that ...

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Sexual assault: Our military’s clear and present danger

When I was born, my father was a 1st lieutenant in the United States Army. He served in an army burn center for more than five years. I am so proud of his service to this country. He helped both ...

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Women of honor

In a historic decision, the Pentagon dropped its ban on women in the U.S. Armed Forces serving in combat roles, a move which has been met with much excitement and apprehension. The order was signed Jan. 24 by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Though it will continue to be under review and its effects will likely not be seen until as late as 2016, it has become a hot-button issue that has brought up questions on both sides of gender equality, physical aptitude and the nature of war itself.

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Women in combat: For better, for worse?

Women granted freedom to fight at front lines. Constitutional or catastrophic? The Collegian's opinion editor and contributing writer take a look at both sides.

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Air Force ROTC familiarizes college students with military

Joining the military can be intimidating, but Fresno State’s Air Force ROTC —detachment 35— offers students a chance to see what it’s like to be a soldier before signing a contract.

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Future Army officers train in San Luis Obispo

Waking up at 4:30 a.m. and putting on a 40-pound rucksack to do training exercises might sound extremely challenging to the average person, but for Army cadets it’s a way of life. The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) held a field training exercise in San Luis Obispo.

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ROTC mixes fun and seriousness at annual military ball

A combination of military tradition and camaraderie among peers, friends and family happened Friday at the 3rd-annual Joint Military Ball. The formal event welcomed more than 250 guests, including cadets and padre, to the Grand 1401 in downtown Fresno.

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Beware of war with Iran

It often does not take much to start a war. The assassination of the Austrian archduke by a Serbian national brought all of Europe into the War to End All Wars (that worked out well).

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Veterans press for services

Student Veteran Organization pushes to get a veterans-only lounge and rededication of the Fresno State fountain.

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Putting an end to a 10-year war

After 10 years of fighting terror in the Middle East, President Obama begins his plan to withdraw more than 30,000 troops by the end of 2012.

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Fresno State student by day, soldier everyday

College can be tough, but getting deployed twice in the middle of the semester is even tougher. Sam Mabanta knows all to well the sacrifices made when serving his country, and trying to get an education simultaneously.

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Waiting for the DREAM: Immigration reform, DREAM Act still on hold

The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM) Act, is currently attached to the Immigration Reform bill. If passed, it will give thousands of illegal immigrants two options—join the military or go to school.

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Veterans honored

Dozens of students and faculty gathered on campus Monday for a Veteran’s Day flag-raising event.

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Campus remembers veterans

To view this gallery’s corresponding story, click here. Fresno State honored community veterans Monday with a ceremony involving the Fresno State ROTC programs. Click the picture below to play. Soundslide gallery will open in a new window.

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No draft, no problem?

In July 1968, Fresno resident Jesse Fabela was drafted. Five months later he shipped out to Vietnam.

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