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Apr

2014

Marine Forces North hosts DCSA executive summit

Sgt. Michael Ito, NEW ORLEANS

Marine Forces North hosted the Defense Support of Civil Authorities executive summit at the Federal City Auditorium in New Orleans, April 23, 2014. The summit brought together representatives from each of the U.S. military services as well as numerous government agencies to collaborate and learn the intricacies of how DSCA works and how each organization can better work together during domestic crises.




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Apr

2014

2nd MAW Marine, Sailors share hometown ties

Lance Cpl. Grace Waladkewics, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Cherry Point is home to thousands of service members filling a variety of roles in support of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. With such a large number of service members spread across dozens of squadrons, new faces can be seen around every corner.  It was for this reason that when the wing surgeon of 2nd MAW, the executive officer of Marine Aircraft




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Apr

2014

Headquarters squadrons face off in annual field meet

Lance Cpl. Unique Roberts, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C .

A step up from last year, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron won the annual field meet against Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 18, 2014.   H&HS’s top leadership won the trophy during a tie-breaking relay race between the squadrons’ commanding and executive officers and sergeants major.




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Apr

2014

Young Marines take little trip

Lance Cpl. Samuel Ranney, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.

These children are part of the Excelsior High Desert Young Marines, a youth education and service program for boys and girls ages 8 through 18. It is the focal point




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Apr

2014

HMLA-467 pilots, crew refine skills

Lance Cpl. Joshua Heins, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Pilots from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 improved their flying abilities by sharpening their skills with visual and instrument flight rules with the UH-1Y Venom at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 21, 2014.  During VFR, pilots use visual references to guide their aircraft in flight. During IFR, pilots use




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Apr

2014

MCPD stays on point

Lance Cpl. Garrett White, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.

An active shooter incident is where one or more shooters are looking to harm as many people as possible, explained Tom Streeter, lead training instructor for MCLB Barstow’s MCPD. The 2009 and recent shootings at Fort Hood




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Apr

2014

Carolina Hurricanes honor two RS Raleigh Marines during final game of season

Sgt. Dwight Henderson, Raleigh, N.C.

Sgt. Thomas S. Otwell and Sgt. David A. Miller, recruiters with Marine Corps Recruiting Station Raleigh, were honored as the Chevy Service Members of the Week by the Carolina Hurricanes during the team’s final game of the season against the Washington Capitals at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., April 10.  The Marines were given free entry to the




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Apr

2014

Coalition forces enhance leadership skills during noncommissioned officer symposium

Cpl. Cody Haas, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

Multinational noncommissioned officers with Task Force Belleau Wood enhanced their leadership skills during a Coalition Committed and Engaged Leadership Symposium aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, April 20.  Task Force Belleau Wood is comprised of approximately 3,400 Marines as well as a multitude of NATO International Security Assistance Force




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Apr

2014

Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand Province

Cpl. Joseph Scanlan, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

As the majority of Camp Leatherneck’s residents were still asleep one typical Thursday morning, infantrymen with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, reinforced with Afghan commandos, prepared to depart friendly lines, April 17.  Their two-day mission was to disrupt lethal enemy aid and to search three compounds of interest in an




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Apr

2014

13th Marine Expeditionary Unit returns home after eight-month deployment

Sgt. Jennifer Pirante, PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii

After eight months at sea conducting theater security cooperation exercises with foreign nations throughout the Western Pacific and the Middle East, Marines and sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group are slated to wrap up their Western Pacific deployment and head home to San Diego, Calif., April 24,





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