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2014

Charlie Company receives combat care training

Lance Cpl. Jericho W. Crutcher, Mairne Corps Recurit Depot San Diego

Combat care training provides knowledge of how to apply combat first aid during volatile or life threating situations. Knowing these skills could mean the difference between life or death in the combat environment.  Recruits of Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learned various methods of treating casualties with hands-on training during a




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Jul

2014

CFT test recruits combat endurance

LanceCpl. Jericho W. Crutcher, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conducted their first Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 17. The event consists of an 880-yard run, timed 30-pound ammunition can lifts and a maneuver under fire drill. The CFT is a training requirement for all recruits as well as an annual requirement all




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Jul

2014

ARFF, NREAO, fuels qualify for FRT

Sgt. Marcy Sanchez, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT

Marines and civilians with Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting, Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 & Air Station fuels sections and the Natural Resources Environmental Affairs Office completed a week-long Facility Response Team (FRT) course increasing proficiency in nautical spill response procedures aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 14-17.




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Jul

2014

Drill Instructors set the tone for recruit training at pick up

Sgt. Walter D. Marino II, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Expressions of nervousness and tension blanketed the faces of recruits as they were brought into the squad bay that will be their home for the next 12 weeks.  Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conducted pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 18.  Pick up is the first official training day for recruits, and it




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Jul

2014

Swim qualification more than a graduation requirement

Sgt. Walter D. Marino, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Every recruit has his own story and reason for joining the Marine Corps, and for some, that reason is to receive the unique swim training given in recruit training. Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conducted swim qualification at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 19, moving one recruit closer to conquering his fear




24

Jul

2014

Atlanta Braves pay tribute to Marines

Pamela Jackson, July 24, 2014

In appreciation for their service to the country, the Major League Baseball team, Atlanta Braves, paused to honor Marines from Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Marine Corps Logistics Command, Marine Corps Systems Command and Marine Corps Recruiting Station Atlanta at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia, July 19. Highlights before the game included




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Jul

2014

Back to school: Clinic offers school physicals, immunizations

Lt. Cmdr. Donald Mitchell, July 24, 2014

The Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia, is offering school physicals and immunizations including a special clinic Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, by appointment only. Beat the back-to-school rush, by scheduling an appointment now. Georgia law requires health exams and immunizations documentation for all




24

Jul

2014

Children learn fundamentals of water safety

Nathan L. Hanks Jr., July 24, 2014

With less than two months of summer remaining, children and adults continue to look for ways to cool themselves from the summer heat, one of them being the swimming pool. Marine Corps Community Services’ Semper Fit program offered five swimming classes ranging from teaching children and adults how to swim, to a Mom and Me class, which assists




24

Jul

2014

4th LEB conducts SRT training

Sgt. Marcy Sanchez, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

An abandoned building with little to no visibility, an unforeseen environment that can house the most dangerous of situations, lives depending on action. These are the situations Special Reaction Team members train for and react to with split-second decisions determining life or death. Marines with 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters




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Jul

2014

Battle Chaps recognized for years of selfless service

Cpl. David Bessey, PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.

Many Marines who know him call him Battle Chaps, a nickname bearing the respect earned from nearly two decades of selflessly serving with Marines. His calling of duty recently earned one Parris Island Navy chaplain recognition from his peers. Navy Capt. Bryan Weaver, the depot’s command chaplain, was awarded this year’s John H. Craven Servant





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