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Colorado Springs Marine proud to serve twice during Afghan drawdown

1st Lt. Garth Langley, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

During America’s longest war, many newly-minted Marines’ have wished for an opportunity to dirty their boots in Afghanistan. In the past year, however, deployments to Helmand have slowed and the remaining forces are focused on the redeployment and retrograde effort, while others continue to advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces.




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2014

Marine reconnects with Trinidadian roots

Cpl. Christopher J. Moore, USS AMERICA

A Marine raised in a Trinidadian household, will reconnect with his heritage when he meets distinguished guests from Trinidad and Tobago during their visit aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), July 25.  Staff Sgt. Steven Superville, a communications chief with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South, expressed




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2014

USS America receives distinguished guests in Cartagena

Cpl. Donald Holbert, CARTAGENA, Colombia

Marines and Sailors on the flight deck of the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) moved to their positions as an MV-22 Osprey carrying U.S. and Colombian distinguished guests came in for a landing, July 17. Marines and Sailors rendered honors as the guests exited the aircraft welcoming with handshakes and smiles as they entered the




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2014

SPMAGTF-South Marines visit Colombia

Cpl. Christopher J. Moore, COVEÑAS, Colombia

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South took their first step onto Colombian soil, July 16, after shuffling off an MV-22 carrying packs weighing more than 80 pounds. They were greeted by Colombian Marines with handshakes and smiles, eager to build a long lasting relationship.  Approximately 40 Marines and Sailors with




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Jul

2014

4th Tanks practice live fire ranges and amphibious operations

Cpl. Codey Underwood, CAMP PENDLETON, California

Digging into the dusty path, the enormous tank uses its tracked wheels to climb onto a range leading a convoy of assault vehicles. Locked, loaded and ready to fire, the 120 millimeter main gun rotates, aims and waits for the target to appear.  Cradled deep in the belly of the M1 Abrams Tank, the gunner peeks through the sights focused on the tree




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2014

Marine combat veteran paddles the Mississippi River, raises awarenes for post-traumatic stress

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, ALGIERS POINT, New Orleans

Hazy rain clouds settled overhead as the tides of the ever-flowing mighty Mississippi River bashed on the shoreline at Algiers Point. With a crowd of gathering Marines focusing their eyes on small silhouette in the distance, their voices raised in excitement and cheering as the wearisome paddler made his way to them.  Former Marine Cpl. Joshua




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Jul

2014

Determination, motivation drive young man to Marines

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, San Diego

  Hard work and determination can get people places they never though they could go. One Marine set his mind to one thing and accomplished it.    Pvt. Jose A. Caban Jr., Platoon 3203, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, didn’t give up on his goal and lost 70 pounds to enlist in the Marine Corps.    Caban realized what he wanted to do and




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Jul

2014

Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board announced application acceptance

Cpl. Brytani Musick, New Orleans, La.

Marine Administrative Message 328/14 announced the acceptance of applications for the Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board during calendar year 2014 through 2016. The MCRPB was established to make recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy on matters that affect the readiness, mobilization, and deployment capability of the Marine Corps Reserve.




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Jul

2014

MARSOC approved to create Special Operations Officer 0370 Primary MOS

GySgt. Joshua Higgins, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Marine officers graduating U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course will be assigned a new Primary Military Occupational Specialty, clearing the way for retention and promotion in a professional career path.  Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos approved development of the new PMOS 0370 and




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2014

Commandant promotes new chaplain of the Marine Corps

Christianne M. Witten, Chief of Navy Chaplains Public Affairs, WASHINGTON

Capt. Brent W. Scott was promoted to the rank of rear admiral by the commandant of the Marine Corps and assumed his duties as 19th chaplain of the Marine Corps/deputy chief of Navy chaplains at Marine Barracks Washington, July 25.  During his remarks, Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, welcomed Scott back to the Marine Corps after





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