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Jan

2015

Japanese forces train with 1st Recon to enhance amphibious capabilities

Lance Cpl. Angel Serna, Defense Media Activity

The cold and gloomy morning starts with troops fighting against the waves of a surf line and feeling a rush of the cold ocean water drenching their bodies as they strategically ride in Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts along the coast of southern California.Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, taught basic maneuver techniques




30

Jan

2015

From the Commandant | 4th Marine Logistics Group 49th Anniversary

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Headquarters Marine Corps

Congratulations to the Marines and Sailors of the 4th Marine Logistics Group on your 49th anniversary. Since your activation on February 1966, you have proven yourselves as a ready and relevant source of sustained combat service support. As you celebrate your anniversary, know that you have earned the trust and respect of your fellow Marines and




30

Jan

2015

From the Commandant | 2nd Marine Division 74th Anniversary

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Headquarters Marine Corps

Congratulations to the Marines and Sailors of the 2d Marine Division on your 74th anniversary. Since 1 February 1941, the 2d Marine Division has served with honor in places such as Tarawa, Saipan, Iraq and Afghanistan. As you commemorate this anniversary pause and remember those who have selflessly sacrificed while serving in the 2d Marine




30

Jan

2015

From the Commandant | 1st Marine Division 74th Anniversary

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Headquarters Marine Corps

Congratulations to the Marines and Sailors of the 1st Marine Division on your 74th anniversary. Since your activation in 1941, your battlefield performance in places like Guadalcanal, the Chosin Reservoir, Hue city, Fallujah and Afghanistan has left an indelible mark on the history of our corps. As you celebrate this anniversary, take the time to




29

Jan

2015

7th Regiment maintains combat readiness

Lance Cpl. Julio McGraw, Defense Media Activity

Smoke rises from the ground and tear gas billows out of canisters, engulfing the Marines of 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. Riflemen settle into fighting holes, amidst cold winds and harsh desert conditions, while quickly equipping their gas masks.Marines with 7th Marine Regiment participated in the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation




28

Jan

2015

Paving the Way: TF Al Asad Trains Iraqi Army in CIED Drills

Cpl. Carson Gramley, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, Task Force Al Asad, facilitated a counter improvised explosive device class for members of the Iraqi Army to teach them basic IED reaction and mitigation skills at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2015.Coalition forces have initiated a six-week program




27

Jan

2015

Striding in rememberance of Bataan Death March

Sgt. Maj. Justin LeHew, Defense Media Activity

Sgt. Maj. Justin LeHew, the Sergeant Major of Training and Education Command at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.,  reflects on his completion of the 25th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March, held at White Sands Missile Range,New Mexico. He and  Maj. Gen. James W. Lukeman, Commanding General of TECOM, will be taking part in this year's memorial event




27

Jan

2015

VMAQT-1 hosts Airman, trains flying the Marine Corps way

Cpl. J. R. Heins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

With the help of a few well-trained Marines, one officer has changed his tune from “Into the wild blue yonder,” to “From the Halls of Montezuma,” at least for a while.Air Force Capt. Jason D. Larish traded Air Force blue for olive drab green, joining Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1 in October 2014 to begin a three-year




27

Jan

2015

VMA-223 naval aviators hone landing skills aboard USS Kearsarge

Cpl. J. R. Heins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Pilots with Marine Attack Squadron 223 continued integration training with the crew of the USS Kearsarge Jan. 20, building the squadron’s proficiency for operations at sea.The squadron, which is scheduled for deployment as part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit later this year, coordinated with the Kearsarge to complete the initial




27

Jan

2015

NATO Allies, Partner Nations and Marines complete Platinum Lion 15

Lance Cpl. Ryan Young, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

Marines and sailors with Black Sea Rotational Force spent the month of January alongside soldiers from the nations of Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania during Platinum Lion 15, a multi-nation training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.BSRF service members were placed in groups with their international counterparts and rotated through five





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