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Chief Information Systems Technician Joseph Valencia, assigned to Navy Marine Corps Intranet Detachment San Diego, sheds tears as his mentor places the cover of a chief petty officer on his head for the first time. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James Evans

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Afghanistan battles yield two Navy Crosses (By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer, Marine Corps Times. Posted : Monday May 14, 2012 20:29:36 EDT) Two California-based Marines are scheduled to receive Navy Cross awards on Friday for their actions during separate battles in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. The recipients are Sgt. Cliff Wooldridge of Twentynine Palms and Sgt. Christopher Farias of Camp Pendleton. The Navy Cross is the nation’s second-highest award for combat valor, below…

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