ROK, U.S. Marines share knowledge, prepare for future
Lance Cpl. Donald Peterson, Dec 2, 2013
OKINAWA, Japan - Republic of Korea Marines visited Marine Corps installations on Okinawa Nov. 18 – 21 to prepare for future bilateral training between the two services and to learn more about the U.S. Marines’ aviation combat element.The ACE was of particular interest to the ROK Marines as they prepare for the scheduled stand up of a ROK Marine
Marines contribute to Operation Damayan with expeditionary refueling point
Lance Cpl. Anne Henry, Dec 2, 2013
GUIUAN, Philippines - Marines established a forward arming and refueling point in Guiuan, Republic of the Philippines, Nov. 16 to support ongoing relief efforts taking place during Operation Damayan. Guiuan was heavily impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. Due to the city’s remote location, aircraft refuel there to facilitate the quick delivery of relief
AFP, US service members evacuate injured people in wake of Haiyan
Cpl. Brandon Suhr, Dec 2, 2013
PHILIPPINES - The Republic of the Philippines was struck by Typhoon Haiyan Nov. 7, bringing with it some of the most damaging winds and rain in recorded history. The storm impacted millions of people, and left hundreds of thousands homeless in desperate need of assistance.Since the storm struck, militaries and volunteers from across the world have
HMH-461 leaders give back to Marines
Lance Cpl. Andy J. Orozco, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.
Junior Marines and noncommissioned officers (NCOs) of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 gathered at their hangar aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast provided, prepared and served by the officers and staff noncommissioned officers (SNCOs) of the squadron, Nov. 22.“Each year we want to show our
Stroller Warriors work out, support each other
Cpl. S. N. Dyess, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.
People see them all the time – in town, at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River. They run the trails throughout the year, a mass of them pushing strollers as they go. They are the Stroller Warriors.“There are 12 chapters total,” said Stephanie Geraghty, founder and co-coordinator of the organization. “The
Tree lighting ceremony heralds holiday season
Lance Cpl. Cameron O. Payne, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.
With Christmas decorations hung with care and holiday music filling the air, Marines and family members gathered at the Marine Corps Air Station New River Officers Club for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Dec. 1.The event kicked off in a festive fashion, attendees watching as Santa Claus and his elves rode to the ceremony.Jessica
Pedestrians have right of way
Lance Cpl. Jorden M. Wells, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.
With the ongoing construction taking place aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, you may have noticed there is no longer a light at the intersection of Schmidt Street and Curtis Road (the Wendy’s intersection) that directs pedestrians when they may cross the street.There is still however a crosswalk there and it has come to the attention of
Prepare now for tax season, DOD official advises
Terri Moon Cronk, WASHINGTON
With a month left before the start of tax season, service members should begin gathering documentation to file their 2013 taxes, the director of the Pentagon's office of family policy and children and youth said.In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson suggested visiting the Military
Division Marines perform in Thanksgiving Day Parade
Lance Cpl. Dalton A. Precht, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Five Marines with the 2nd Marine Division Band marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade along with Marines from the Marine Corps Base Quantico Band and 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.This is a rare opportunity for Marines, as this is only the second time Marines have marched in the Thanksgiving
Zeroing in: 3rd Marine Regiment tests new sight
By Lance Cpl. Suzann Lapi, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, December 3, 2013
Marines from 3rd Marine Regiment conducted an M203 40 mm grenade launcher shoot with a recently developed sight as part of fielding and new equipment training Nov. 19 at Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility in Hawaii. Capt. Robert Tavzel, Marine Corps Systems Command project officer for Lasers and Illuminators within Infantry Weapons Systems and a native of Fredericksburg, Va., said the new sight was developed in response to an urgent universal needs statement.