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Jun

2015

Marines "Tellus" about new program

Cpl. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

Marines from the Marine Corps Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Enterprise Accelerator team, or MCISREA, introduced a new program dubbed “Tellus” to the director of Marine Corps Intelligence at the Mantech Spaces in Stafford, May 29, 2015.  The team aimed to gain approval and funding from the director for future development of their




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May

2015

Once more into the breach: 2nd Tracks supports engineers, tanks

Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, II Marine Expeditionary Force

The sound of grinding treads andrumbling engines roll across the open field. The Marines have arrived. Once inposition combat engineers file out the rear of the vehicles while heavybreaching vehicles plow through barriers in the path to their objective.          Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd MarineDivision supported 2nd Combat




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May

2015

Marines make progress with F-35B during OT-1

Cpl. Anne Henry, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines and sailors have worked together since May 18 to conduct Operational Testing 1, the assessment of the integration of the F-35B Lightning II, at sea, aboard USS Wasp (LHD-1). Throughout OT-1, the aircraft and personnel involved have been challenged with a wide variety of flight and deck operations, allowing the gathering of data which will




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May

2015

Setting recon standard at, Recon Challenge

Lance Cpl. Alvin Pujols, 1st Marine Division

With the sound of five-foot swells crashing on the San Onofre Shore, competitors in the 7th Annual Recon Challenge prepared themselves mentally for the day’s events. Service members from across the reconnaissance community came together aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 15, 2015, to honor their fallen brothers by competing in




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May

2015

Moroccan, NATO military integration foundation of African Lion 15

Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda, Marine Corps Forces Europe

Integration of Royal Moroccan Armed Forces and NATO Allies is the foundation for Exercise African Lion 15, a joint military exercise taking place in the Kingdom of Morocco during the month of May 2015. Training outside the city of Tifnit, Morocco, is exemplary of the tight-knit integration the exercise implements, creating a joint, combined force




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May

2015

Stronger together: Senegalese, U.S. Marines work to stop trafficking

Staff Sgt. Steven Cushman, Marine Corps Forces Africa

In a two-week-long course led by U.S. Marines, Senegal’s team of handpicked national policemen learned a systematic approach to personnel and vehicle searches to supplement their current procedures and strengthen their force.The participating Gendarmerie were hand-picked from across the country and proved to be receptive of practices taught by the




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May

2015

Program offers museum visits to service members, families

Shannon Collins, Defense Media Activity

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, service members and their families can visit more than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa courtesy of collaboration among the Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Defense DepartmentAt the Phillips Collection art museum in Washington May




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May

2015

Marines rehearse critical EOD, CBRN, joint training

Lance Cpl. Janessa K. Pon, Marine Corps Installations Pacific

Sirens screech as two figures fully loaded with safety equipment breeze through the hazy, clouded air. With voices muffled behind gas masks, they shout instructions to each other as they entered the gas chamber, a simulated site of a leaking ordnance package. Marines performed leak, seal, package and decontamination procedures April 21 at the gas




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May

2015

U.S. Marines successfully complete F-35B night operation during OT-1

Courtesy Story, Headquarters Marine Corps

U.S. Marines and sailors worked together to perform night operations with the F-35B Lightning II aboard USS Wasp at sea May 21-23 during Operational Testing 1 (OT-1). OT-1 is assessing the operational suitability and effectiveness of the F-35B and is the first shipboard operational test period for the aircraft. Of the many assessments conducted




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May

2015

U.S. Marines partner with United Kingdom in F-35B operational test

Maj. Paul Greenberg, Headquarters Marine Corps

As the first operational test of the F-35B Lightning II takes place aboard the USS Wasp this week, service members from the United Kingdom are working alongside their U.S. Navy and Marine Corps counterparts to assess the integration of the F-35B into amphibious military operations.“United Kingdom participation in the F-35 program has been





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