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Nov

2014

U.S. Marines, Spanish soldiers train helicopter heavy lift capabilities

1st Lt. Gerard Farao, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa trained with Spanish soldiers from Transport Helicopter Battalion 5 in externally sling loading heavy equipment at Spanish Helicopter Base Coronel Mate, Colmenar de Viejo, Spain, Nov. 18 -19, 2014.“The Marines and I had an outstanding time working with




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Nov

2014

Force Company Marines take beach

Cpl. Joshua Murray, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Platoon, Force Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, conducted helocast exercises off the coast of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 19.Helocasting is a method of insertion into coastal regions in which Marines jump from helicopters into the ocean and use combat rubber raiding crafts. They are then capable of




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Nov

2014

8th ESB Marine conquers knowledge gap

Lance Cpl. Kirstin Merrimarahajara, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Approximately 25 Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, constructed a 12 bay, double-story, medium-girder bridge in less than 6 hours at Landing Zone Dove on Camp Lejeune, Nov. 19, 2014.The purpose of the training was to reinforce the fundamentals of bridge building and maintain mission readiness.“We want our




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Nov

2014

MARSOC multi-purpose canine handlers train for unforeseen

Cpl. Steven Fox, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

United States Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) was born in 2006, during the wake of Operation Enduring Freedom’s surge. During their eight years of operating within Afghanistan, MARSOC triumphantly left their footprint in the country’s evolution to stability, training and advising Afghan National Army Commandos and




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Nov

2014

Have wrench, will travel: Maintainers key to Ospreys' mission down under

Staff Sgt. Zachary Dyer, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Before most drivers head out on an extended road trip, they’ll usually perform some basic preventative maintenance on their vehicle to minimize the chance of a breakdown far from home. Smart drivers will continue that maintenance during travel.Marine Corps Aircraft work in much the same way, requiring diligent maintenance in order to be able to




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Nov

2014

TRAP force supports inherent resolve

1st Lt. Matthew Finnerty, Marine Corps Forces Central Command

The Marine Corps grabbed international attention on March 22, 2011, when Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit recovered a downed Air Force pilot conducting missions over Libya.Today, as the global commitment to Operation Inherent Resolve increases, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command’s




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Nov

2014

Where there's smoke, there's fire: Battery B turns up the heat during ARTP 14-3

Sgt. Jennifer Martinez, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Fire mission! When ready, load one round,” a Marine yells. The section chief calls the commands to his team as they quickly load a 155 mm high-explosive round into the chamber of an M777A2 lightweight 155 mm howitzer.“Ready, drop. Ready, ram. Ready, load!”Within 15 seconds, the task is complete, the round is loaded and the final command is




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Nov

2014

3rd Intel comes together for battalion field meet

Cpl. Drew Tech,

United States Marines are fearless, self-driven leaders who perform the very best at everything they do. It is the warrior spirit that drives a Marine, and there is no better way to ignite this spirit than with some good competition. Marines with 3rd Intelligence Battalion came together to compete in a battalion field meet Nov. 14 at the parade




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Nov

2014

Injured, ill veterans volley for recovery at Pentagon

Cpl. Eric Keenan, Defense Media Activity

In honor of Warrior Care Month, the Office of Warrior Care Policy hosted the 4th Annual Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament at the Pentagon Athletic Center in Arlington, Virginia on Nov. 20, 2014.Every November since 2008, the Department of Defense and each branch of the armed forces promotes wounded warrior programs, activities and




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Nov

2014

Parris Island earns SecNav energy, water conservation award

Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple, Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island received the Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Conservation Award Oct. 21, 2014, earning a $45,000 prize.Over the past 20 years, the Facilities Maintenance Division of Parris Island has implemented technologies such as automatic control systems for air conditioning and heating, solar heating





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