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May

2015

Second Marine killed in MV-22 mishap identified

Capt Brian Block, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan, 21, of Maricopa, Ariz. died Tuesday of injuries sustained during an MV-22B Osprey mishap while conducting training at Marine Corps Training Area – Bellows.Determan was a rifleman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines. He was stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton prior to deploying with the 15th Marine




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May

2015

U.S. Marines fuel partnership with spanish forces thousands of feet in the air

Sgt. Paul Peterson, Marine Corps Forces Europe

U.S. Marine and Spanish Navy pilots tested their ability to support each other during aerial-refueling operations off the coast of Spain May 15. Two Marine KC-130J Hercules from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa flew from Morón Air Base, Spain, and joined with Spanish Navy Harrier pilots from the 9th Aircraft




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May

2015

U.S. Marines wrap up exercise in Jordan

Sgt. Devin Nichols, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Around 500 U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed Exercise Eager Lion 2015, which began May 5 and culminated with a multilateral combined-arms live-fire event May 18, 2015, in Jordan.Eager Lion is an annual U.S. multinational exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to exchange military expertise and improve




21

May

2015

Exercise Predator Walk kicks off as U.S. Marines depart Robertson Barracks

Cpl. Reba James, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, departed in support of Exercise Predator Walk, May 20 from Robertson Barracks, Palmerston, Northern Territory, Australia. “We are moving personnel, tactical vehicles and equipment to the training area as part of Predator Walk today,” said 1st Lt. William




21

May

2015

JTF 505 MV-22B Ospreys depart Nepal

Courtesy Story, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Joint Task Force 505 MV-22B Ospreys deployed in support of Operation Sahayogi Haat departed Nepal, May 21. The Osprey’s are no longer required as the government of Nepal and the international aid community have increased their capacity to continue the necessary delivery of aid to those in need.Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, based out of




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May

2015

Clemson University research project preserves veterans’ stories for the ages

Sgt. Ken Scar, 10th Marine Regiment

CLEMSON, S.C. - Expect to be impressed when you meet a Marine, but when that Marine is a 95 year-old Pearl Harbor survivor who challenges you to a pull-up contest, prepare to be blown away. This is one of many things Clemson University student Will Hines of Spartanburg has learned in conducting the Veterans Project, an ongoing undergraduate




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May

2015

U.S. Marines, Australian Armed Forces train together

Cpl. Angel Serna, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

Gunfire and grenade blasts can be heard over the serene atmosphere of the humid woodlands at the training area. U.S. Marines and Australian soldiers yelled commands, threw grenades at targets and conducted live-fire training to engage mock enemy targets while maneuvering through dense vegetation.Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine




20

May

2015

International Affairs Program accepting applications for Foreign Area Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Program

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

Marine administrative message 245/15 announces that the Marine Corps International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for Foreign Area Staff Non-Commissioned Officers.




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May

2015

Bridge Company ‘bridging the gap’ on obstacles

Cpl. Michael Dye, II Marine Expeditionary Force

“Lay! Ho! Heave!” shouted Sgt. Tyler Denney, an advanced bridge master with Bridge Company, 8th Engineering Support Battalion, as several Marines removed a section of a 16-bay, double-story bridge. Marines then carried the section of bridge to a pallet for later use.Marine engineers with Bridge Co. completed a bridge build and removal exercise




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May

2015

24th MEU Marines, Jordanians, support regional stability during Eager Lion

Sgt. Devin Nichols, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Approximately 500 U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed Exercise Eager Lion 2015, culminating with a multilateral combined-arms live-fire event May 18, 2015, in Jordan.Eager Lion is an annual U.S. multinational exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to exchange military expertise and improve interoperability





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