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  1. Forget tricorn hats. These reenactors prefer olive drabRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 24 | Boston.com

    At the Fort Devens Museum on a recent Saturday, a group of war reenactors donned period uniforms, set up their tents and weapons, and gave talks and demonstrations that recreated a time of conflict and heroism. They weren't carrying Revolutionary War muskets, though, or Civil War rifles, but instead M1 carbines and other firearms of the 1940s.

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  2. Five things you should know about Christine GriffinRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | Boston.com

    ... the end of the Vietnam era, Griffin joined the Army in 1974, eventually becoming an operating room technician at Fort Devens. Her decision to enlist shocked some of her friends in the neighborhood. "Every guy I knew told me not to do it. They said ...

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  3. New Veterans Forum president eager to be helpful to veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | The News-Review

    ... tell me because it was classified. After hearing that, I was hooked!" After basic training, Hill was sent to Fort Devens to learn Morse Code. The training was so intense that he and his schoolmates would find themselves having entire conversations ...

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  4. For Army surgeon, Vietnam was 'like Boy Scouts until the bullets started flying'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 8 | Stars and Stripes

    ... Maggioli completed an internship at Ireland Army Community Hospital in Fort Knox, Ky. After that, it was on to Fort Devens in Massachusetts. The future was looking good. Then in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson started increasing the country's ...

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  5. Aug. 6, 1945, The Evening Gazette: Atomic bomb levels HiroshimaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 31 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The Worcester evening paper on Aug. 6, 1945 reflected an America in transition: The European war had ended with Germany's capitulation in May, but American and British forces remained embroiled with Japan in the Pacific. The Evening Gazette reported five additional local casualities, the escape of a Nazi prisoner from Fort Devens and the awarding of the Soldier's Medal to Corp. Arthur J. Coache Jr. from Marlboro.

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  6. Flag Honors SP4 Paul Boutin, U.S. Army VeteranRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2016 | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... and served with Co. A 3d BG 13th Inf 94th Inf. Div in New Bedford and was transferred to the Standby Reserve in Fort Devens. On Aug. 31, 1961, SP4 Boutin was honorably discharged from the Army Reserve. During his military career, SP4 Boutin served ...

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  7. Army vet recalls Scout training in HollisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2016 | Nashua Telegraph

    Herbert Kibler, Pennsylvania born and raised, was an Army sergeant stationed at nearby Fort Devens, in Massachusetts, that frigid February 51-plus years ago. With visions of deployment to that escalating conflict over in Southeast Asia nagging at every current and would-be American serviceman of the era, Kibler one day found himself deployed on a mission of a very different kind - to a place where there were no rice paddies, no sticky-hot jungles and, best of all, no Viet Cong enemies who wanted nothing more than to take your life.

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  8. Devens 20 years later: Base reuse plan preserves region's economy, but its mission is still unfoldingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2016 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Golfers at the Red Tail Golf Club can play 18 holes that navigate around leftovers of the former Fort Devens Army base - a watchtower, a gravel pit, filled-in foxholes, ammunition storage bunkers. The ammo is long gone, but the bunkers are as much a part of the golf course as sandtraps and greens.

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  9. June 20, 2016 Future base camps will sip fuel and water, cut wasteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | The United States Army

    In the future, Army expeditionary base camps will sip fuel and water while slashing waste. That was the message heard by Army leadership June 15 at the Sustainability Logistics Basing -- Science and Technology Objective Demonstration, or SLB-STO-D, Leadership Day at the Base Camp Integration Laboratory, or BCIL, on Fort Devens.

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  10. Effort to mark grave of long-dead sailor pays offRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    ... U.S. Naval Training Camp on Bumpkin Island in Boston and Clark from septicemia while in training for the Army at Fort Devens. "They never put a marker on his gravesite," Johansen said. "That's not right. Being a military person and a Navy veteran, I ...

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  11. Honor and family at National Cemetery; Marion man joins five of his brothersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... in his unit, as well as the cities and countries he visited. He officially joined the army on May 17, 1943 at Fort Devens, according to the journal. From there he went to training camps and bases in South Carolina, Texas, New Jersey and New York, ...

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  12. Devens to host test track?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    ... to rent the area would need to obtain a license agreement with MassDevelopment to utilize the testing grounds. Fort Devens served as the U.S. Army's New England headquarters for 79 years before the property was shuttered by the federal government. ...

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  13. Devens being considered for high-tech testing facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    ... to rent the area would need to obtain a license agreement with MassDevelopment to utilize the testing grounds. Fort Devens served as the U.S. Army's New England headquarters for 79 years before the property was shuttered by the federal government. ...

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  14. Police instructor accidentally shot at Fort DevensRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2016 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Federal officials are investigating after a police training instructor was accidentally shot by a colleague at a firing range located at Fort Devens. U.S. Army spokesman John Harlow says the Municipal Police Training Committee instructor was shot around 10:05 a.m. Wednesday.

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  15. Body of Susan McLean Found in Scottish HighlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2015 | The Groton Line

    ... Donald A. McLean Jr., raised two sons. During the early 1990s, while Donald was serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Devens, the McLeans made Groton their home; they now reside in Pennsylvania. Susan will be remembered for all her courage, ebullience ...

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  16. Remember when?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2016 | Home

    ... in obtaining the appropriations and authorization to upgrade Camp Devens, founded in Ayer in 1917, into Fort Devens. During World War I, almost 60,000 troops were stationed at Camp Devens by May 1918. After the armistice in November, the camp served ...

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  17. New Bedford WWII veteran reflects on 'story of survival'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2016 | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... know nothing, but you learn as you go along." Thomas entered the Army on April 18, 1944, and first went to Fort Devens in central Massachusetts and then to Camp Blanding in Clay County, Florida, before finally shipping out of New York City on Nov. ...

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  18. George H. CarpenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    ... Korea with the 11th Evacuation Hospital. In 1954 he returned to Letterman Army Hospital, in 1955 he reported to Fort Devens with the 4th Field Hospital where he reenlisted as a Staff Sergeant. While stationed at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, he ...

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  19. Body of Susan McLean Found in Scottish HighlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2015 | The Groton Line

    ... Donald A. McLean Jr., raised two sons. During the early 1990s, while Donald was serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Devens, the McLeans made Groton their home; they now reside in Pennsylvania. Susan will be remembered for all her courage, ebullience ...

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  20. Body of Susan McLean Found in Scottish HighlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2015 | The Groton Line

    ... Donald A. McLean Jr., raised two sons. During the early 1990s, while Donald was serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Devens, the McLeans made Groton their home; they now reside in Pennsylvania. Susan will be remembered for all her courage, ebullience ...

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