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Aug

2015

Predicting weather keeps Marines in fight

Cpl. Joshua Brown, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 4 conduct a wide array of military operations. There are multiple factors that apply when conducting each of these missions. One variable that remains a consistent hurdle the MEU and PHIBRON must leap is weather.Weather can hinder training evolutions and real world operations. To mitigate




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Aug

2015

Rough Riders cruise through motorized operations course

Sgt. Owen Kimbrel, Defense Media Activity

Marines with Truck Company, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, readied their weapon systems and conducted vehicle inspections before performing an evaluated motorized operations course (MOC) aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 30.The training allowed the Marines to perform in scenarios they




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Aug

2015

Sea Knight’s final flight

Cpl. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

The Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight conducted its first flight August 1962 and on August 1, 2015 the Sea Knight made its final flight to the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Virginia.The ceremony was conducted by Marines from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774, 4th Marine Aircraft




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2015

Young Marine, national hero

Cpl. Ian Ferro, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

Hundreds of flags sway in the warm Georgiabreeze. A red, white and blue line of flags, held by veterans and supporters,shoulder to shoulder, flank the road on July 26, 2015, leading to the entrance ofthe First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia. The hearse arrives, and thecasket, draped with an American flag, is carried by six Marines into the




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Jul

2015

Saluting our wounded warriors, veterans through art

Lance Cpl. Asia J. Sorenson, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Jim Russell sits in the middle of the The Janice Griffiths Gallery with his rotund service pug, Mr. Beau, resting on his lap. The dim lights and cool interior of the gallery offer both some relief from the heat of the day as Russell recounts his tale of his life journey from military discipline to artistic expression.  Jim Russell plants the fruit




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Jul

2015

F-35 Program Executive Office statement

Courtesy Story, Headquarters Marine Corps

On 31 May 2013, the U.S. Marine Corps sent a letter to Congress saying they would reach F-35B initial operational capability between July and December 2015. For more than two years, the F-35 Joint Program Office, along with industry, has been working hand-in-hand with the Marines to achieve that goal. The fact the Marines reached IOC at the




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Jul

2015

U.S. Marines Corps declares the F-35B operational

Courtesy Story, Headquarters Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability July 31, 2015 with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for world-wide deployment.Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), based in Yuma, Arizona, is the first squadron in military history to become operational with an F-35 variant, following a five-day




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Jul

2015

MARADMIN 368/15 Equal Opportunity Advisor Program

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

Marine administrative message 368/15 solicits Marines for the fiscal year 16 Equal Opportunity Advisor Program and provides points of contact for candidates that wish to apply for class 15-3 that convenes on Sept. 7, 2015.




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Jul

2015

Picture of heartbreak

Army National Guard Sgt. Ken Scar, Headquarters Marine Corps

I noticed her in my peripheral vision as I was lying in the grass trying to get a meaningful photograph of all the “60s” etched into the backs of the gravestones. She wore a wide-brimmed hat and khaki pants that made her look like a gardener, not a Gold star mother tending to her son’s grave. I kind of wanted to register the sight of her sitting on




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Jul

2015

In memory of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

“Dayis done, gone the sun; From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky; All iswell, safely rest; God is nigh.” (Lyrics to TAPS)Taps is a familiar bugle call for all whohave a relation to the United States military. What began as the call toextinguish all light and turn to rest has become the symbol of eternal rest forthose fallen heroes of the





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