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Marines conduct aircraft recovery training

Cpl. Neysa Huertas, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

The retrieval of downed aircraft is a dangerous, but crucial task for the Marines of Marine Wing Support Squadron 274.The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing unit honed their skills during an aircraft retrieval training exercise at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, Feb. 2.Aircraft rescue and firefighting Marines, heavy equipment operators, bulk




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2nd TSB hones skills during Tactical Operations Package

Cpl. Joey Mendez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion participated in the tactical operations package from Battle Skills Training School, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, from Jan. 5 through Feb. 5, 2016.The course is conducted to refresh Marines from military occupational specialties on infantry-related




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2nd LAAD Battalion conquers Mountain Ex

Cpl. Jason Jimenez, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

More than 800 Marines hiked atop the Sierra Mountains, in the midst of whistling winds, snow up to their knees and temperatures cold enough to mold icicles during Mountain Exercise 1-16 for cold weather training at U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California, Jan. 4-23.Of those 800 Marines, Nearly 80 were 2nd Low




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CLR-25 upholds capabilities during CPX

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 25 sustained unit operability with a command post exercise across Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 2.The exercise was stood up as a pre-cursor to the II Marine Expeditionary Force CPX, while assessing the capabilities of the elements within 2nd Marine Logistics Group and its regiments to be ready to support




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New medical training bridges gap between aircrew, care providers

Cpl. Jonathan Boynes, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Cultivating a well trained and highly educated force allows the Marine Corps to keep pace with the unpredictable and evolving geo-political landscape. The educators, mentors, and leaders charged with developing America’s premiere fighting force must continually rely on their ingenuity and experience to preserve this world-renowned standard of




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JGSDF shoot 81mm mortars, impress Pendleton Marines

Cpl. Garrett White, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers conducted a live-fire mortar range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb 1, 2016.The training event was a part of Exercise Iron Fist, the largest bilateral exercise conducted by I Marine Expeditionary Force, which is aimed at improving the combined amphibious operation




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Japanese soldiers break contact, engage U.S. Marines

Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Over the roar of the wind, a voice yelled “contact front!” Without hesitation, Sgt. First Class Yusuke Irie of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Western Army Infantry Regiment Scout Sniper program sprinted to get on line and provide firepower. Surrounded by the sounds of gun fire and yelling, the soldiers alternate seamlessly between providing




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Any clime, place: 3/2 Marines conduct DFT in snow

Courtesy, II Marine Expeditionary Force

After six months of careful planning, more than 700 Marines from 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, with attachments from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion and Combat Logistics Battalion 2, conducted a Deployment for Training exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 18 - Feb. 4, 2016. The DFT is designed to simulate operating in a deployed environment




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Digging deep: Marines with 2nd AA Bn. conduct avalanche training

Cpl. Dalton Precht, 2nd Marine Division

Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, worked against the clock as they raced to save a notional avalanche victim during scenario-based training at the Mountain Warfare Training Center, Jan. 20, 2016, as part of their preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16 in March.Cold Response 16 will




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EOD learns ins and outs of IEDs

Lance Cpl. Aaron K. Fiala, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, conducted an improvised explosive device access training exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 29. Instructors evaluated Marines on their abilities to safely locate and dispose of an IED while suppressing the full capabilities of the threat. Marines received





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