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Sep

2014

MWCS-28 exercises ability to support expeditionary communications

Courtesy Story, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 provides expeditionary communications for the aviation combat element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force, including the phased deployment of tasked-organized elements in support of MAGTF operations as part of its primary mission.    As the operational environment changes, the Spartans of MWCS-28 are taking




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Sep

2014

All Navy and Marine Corps rugby team prepares to compete in Common Wealth Navies Cup

Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -

The All Navy and Marine Corps Rugby Team (ANMCRT) claimed a 21-7 victory over the Oceanside Chiefs as part of a try-out camp at Paige Field House here, Aug. 30.  Thirty-five Marines and sailors are competing to fill 28 open slots on the team to represent our country at the Common Wealth Navies Rugby Cup (CWNRC) in the motherland of the sport, New




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Sep

2014

HMH-366 focuses on crew communication during heavy lift training

Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 practiced vertical lift capabilities and crew communication tactics during training near Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Aug. 20.  The squadron's CH-53E Super Stallions transport heavy quantities of gear, like weapon systems and vehicles, quickly and efficiently in support the Marine Air-Ground Task




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Aug

2014

Bench press competition returns to Combat Center

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

1st Lt. Chad Carlson, motor transportation officer, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, won the Bench Press Competition hosted by Semper Fit, High Intensity Tactical Training program and GNC at the East Gym, Aug. 28, 2014.




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Aug

2014

4th Force Recon wraps up FMP

Cpl. Matthew Callahan, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marines assigned to reserve 4th Force Reconnaissance Company conducted sustainment training on and around Marine Corps Base Hawaii for their two-week annual training package, completing a full mission profile, Aug. 23, 2014.




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Aug

2014

Divers document relics off Kaneohe Bay shores

Cpl. Matthew Callahan, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

A small group of divers teamed up with the Environmental Compliance and Protection Department to observe and document historic landmarks beneath the waves off of Pyramid Rock Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Aug. 22, 2014.




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Aug

2014

New mess hall competes for William P.T. Hill Trophy

Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -

Throughout history, successful men have detailed ‘the grind,’ or the price of success, whether it be starting a successful business or winning the Super Bowl.  Get up. Get dressed. Another early morning in the Marine Corps is kicked off with the usual run or trip to the gym, leading into a day filled with plenty of work to be done. Like any other




29

Aug

2014

Co. B recruits train in hand-to-hand combat

Cpl. Jericho Crutcher, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learned the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program chokes and counter techniques at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Aug. 25. The purpose of MCMAP is to teach the basic fundamentals of hand-to-hand combat while instilling warrior ethos in recruits. “Recruits train to use it in




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Aug

2014

New Marine knows the meaning of brotherhood

Cpl. Jericho Crutcher, Marnie Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

As Pvt. Joel A. Lopez, Platoon 3263, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, made his way through each event of the Crucible, he knew he was getting one step closer to becoming a part of the Marine Corps’ brotherhood. Eighteen-year-old Lopez, a Houston native, joined the Corps to find a better way of life for himself and his brothers.  Lopez




29

Aug

2014

Recruits face one last Pugil Stick bout before Crucible

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Marines are trained to be ready for any situation. Part of being ready is having a back-up plan, as a bayonet attached to a rifle in case of weapons malfunctions or no ammunition. Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion learned confidence and combat readiness during Pugil Sticks III at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug.





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