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Corps formalizes infantry squad leaders with new program

Lance Cpl. Remington Hall, Headquarters Marine Corps

The Marine Corps officially announced implementation of the the Squad Leader Development Program and the new 0365 squad leader primary military occupational specialty in Marine administrative message 101/15 March 3.The program was introduced to better develop infantry squad leaders by synchronizing the professional military education and advanced




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Reflections of Iwo Jima; Sergeant William “Bill” Schott; “I prayed hard, I dug deep and I ran fast.”

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

William “Bill” Schott from Sioux City, Iowa, quit high school to enlist into the Marine Corps. Schott attended school for paratroopers at Camp Gillespie, Oklahoma for about five or six weeks and completed a total of 13 jumps.Shortly after he became a runner, a troop who moved vehicles up as forces moved. “I was in the sixth wave in. My job was to




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24th MEU Marine in footsteps of father

Sgt. Devin Nichols, Defense Media Activity

Parents often share special bonds with their children, creating relationships that are close and certain. Fathers and sons, in particular, might enjoy playing catch, watching their favorite football team or restoring a car together. Sergeant Cody L. Olson, an M1A1 Abrams main battle tank technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine




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2015

Common Ground: EOD Marines, Spanish UME set stage for lasting relationship

Sgt. Paul Peterson, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

U.S. Marine explosive ordnance disposal technicians with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa laid the foundation for future combined training with their Spanish allies during an introductory training session Feb. 18.The Marines joined with members of the Spanish military’s Unidad Militar de Emergencias, a military




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Marines eligible for Reserve warrant officer accession bonus

Cpl. Sara Graham, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

In order to ensure the combat readiness of Marine Forces Reserve and to staff existing billets, the fiscal year 2016 enlisted to warrant officer Reserve selection board is offering a $20,000 bonus to qualified Marines.To qualify for the bonus Marines must be in specified military occupational specialties, must complete the Warrant Officer Basic




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24th MEU debarks New York for Kuwait training

Cpl. Todd Michalek, Defense Media Activity

As the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit enters their third month of deployment, the Marines embarked on the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York made their way back to the ship after completing sustainment training in Kuwait during the month of February 2015. Marines from the Ground and Logistics Combat Elements conducted tables 3 and 4 of the




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2015

U.S. Marines, Georgian soldiers complete training

Lance Cpl. Calvin Shamoon, Defense Media Activity

Georgian soldiers and U.S. Marines completed their Mission Rehearsal Exercise with a final mission in a simulated Afghan village, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 26. The MRE concluded at the Salaam Bazar, which Georgians called “Operation Mgheli”.“What the MRE is designed to do is put the Georgians in an




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Common Ground; EOD Marines, Spanish UME set stage for lasting relationship

Sgt. Paul Peterson, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marine explosive ordnance disposal technicians with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa laid the foundation for future combined training with their Spanish allies during an introductory training session Feb. 18.The Marines joined with members of the Spanish military’s Unidad Militar de Emergencias, a military




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2015

8th ESB patrols Camp Lejeune

Cpl. Scott Whiting, Defense Media Activity

The faint sound of rustling thickets whispered through a training area aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as Marines from Alpha Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion practiced patrolling tactics, Feb. 26.Approximately 20 Marines were broken up into two squads and each given objectives to accomplish while patrolling the densely




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U.S. Marines demonstrate capabilities to Malaysian armed forces

Staff Sgt. Joseph Digirolamo, Defense Media Activity

Members of the Malaysian armed forces, alongside Malaysian and U.S. government officials, observed a theater security cooperation event with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit here Feb. 27.The amphibious air-ground demonstration provided an opportunity for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and MAF to build relationships and pave the way for future





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