Sgt. Joe Murray sent a letter home to his dad in Jacksonville five years ago for Father’s Day while he was deployed in Afghanistan to express how proud he was to have a son for the first time even though he couldn’t be there for the birth. He signed up to be a Marine because he wanted to serve his country, and he knew that could mean missing out on important family moments. A daughter would follow a couple of years later, then a pair of twin boys completed the family of six.
Family and friends in Jacksonville are mourning the loss of a Marine from the area who died Monday along with 15 others when a military transport plane crashed in the Mississippi Delta after developing problems at cruising altitude, according to military officials. Joe Murray’s father, Terry Murray, said Wednesday that the family is trying to reach out to his son’s widow before commenting on the situation because they want to respect her wishes in this emotional time.
Pablo Valdivieso’s employer, Florida Capital Bank, helped him as he transitioned from a nine-month U.S. Air Force deployment back to his life as a civilian and employee. Civilian life comes calling for just about everyone in military service at one point or another. Active-duty personnel go through transition programs when their service is coming to a close, and reservists are promised a job back at their place of work when they return from deployments.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".