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2014

Devil Dogs

Krista Cacace, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.

Throughout history dogs have been our constant faithful companions and protectors. As far back as the Civil War, stories have been




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Jul

2014

Leatherneck tour treats Marines, sailors to entertainment, comedy

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

Marines and sailors enjoyed an afternoon of comedy, music and live entertainment at the For the Leathernecks III Comedy and Entertainment Tour hosted at the Twin Rivers Theater at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, July 25, 2014.  The tour was hosted by the Single Marine Program and served as an opportunity for active duty service members to




29

Jul

2014

Not all hellfire and cordon wires: 1st Dental Bn. sailor balances military discipline and job proficiency to succeed in career

Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez, 7/28/2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The military is not all hellfire and cordon wires. As a dental technician for 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Austin balances military bearing and discipline with an approachable personality, necessary for building rapport with patients, and getting the job done. “I enjoy my




28

Jul

2014

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.




28

Jul

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




28

Jul

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




28

Jul

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




28

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




28

Jul

2014

Marine combat veteran paddles the Mississippi River, raises awareness 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





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