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Jul

2015

Marines prepare for the worst during EOD exercise

Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, 10th Marine Regiment

Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, conducted an EOD field exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 13–23. The exercise allowed the Marines to take on a multitude of challenges they may encounter on deployments and in garrison. In training, however, they could learn from their mistakes. “This




27

Jul

2015

Marine victims from Nepal added to Defense Information School Hall of Heroes

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

The names of two of the Marine victims from the fatal helicopter crash in Nepal were mounted on the Hall of Heroes display July 27, 2015, at the Defense Information School, Fort George G. Meade, Md.The Hall of Heroes honors service members from the combat camera and public affairs occupational fields who have died during operational efforts.




27

Jul

2015

Granting a Wish, EOD Style

Cpl. Carson Gramley, 1st Marine Logistics Group

Marines with 1st Explosive Ordnance Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and members of the Make-A-Wish Foundation came together to help make a young boy’s dream a reality aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2015.A brave young man, James Gallant of Poway, Calif., has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer and thanks to his family, the




27

Jul

2015

New command, control system rolls out to the field

Jim Katzaman, Office of Public Affairs and Communication, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Within weeks, Marines manning the M1A1 Abrams tank will have the latest Joint Battlefield Command-Platform at their fingertips. Two teams from Marine Corps Systems Command worked together to send the much-needed communications system into the field.




27

Jul

2015

Selfless sacrifice

Cpl. Sara Graham, Headquarters Marine Corps

With the sound of tires rolling on hard pavement a procession of cars following a single white hearse come to a slow stop under the blistering sun at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on July 24, 2015. Seven Marines step away from the hearse gripping the handles of a casket, draped in a American flag. The Marines take a long walk with the casket




27

Jul

2015

Coming home

Cpl. Matthew Bragg, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

The 3rd Marine Division conducted a repatriation ceremony July 25, 2015 to honor the remains of at least 36 Marines in Tarawa, Kiribati, who fought and died during the Battle of Tarawa in World War II.The Battle of Tarawa, also known as the 76-hour battle, took place from November 20-23, 1943 on the heavily fortified island of Betio, which was held




27

Jul

2015

1/7 destroys in platoon attack

Cpl. Seth Starr, I Marine Expeditionary Force

It was a warm morning when Marines from 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, rose at 3:17 a.m. to begin preparation for platoon attacks aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 24. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their




27

Jul

2015

Exercise Agile Spirit ends with a bang

Sgt. S.T. Stewart, Marine Corps Forces Europe

Exercise Agile Spirit came to close during a distinguished visitors day event and closing ceremony at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 21-22.Agile Spirit was a NATO-linked two-week multilateral force-on-force exercise held to improve military tactics and partnerships. During the distinguished visitors’ day, July 21, U.S. Marines, Georgians,




26

Jul

2015

Never left behind, forgotten; Honorary Marine recognized for bringing brothers home

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, Defense Media Activity

Never leave a Marine behind. A mantra shared between the brothers and sisters in arms of the Corps.One civilian earned the title by retrieving Marines,who were thought to be lost forever.Mark Noah, the executive director of History Flight, received the title of Honorary Marine during a ceremony held at the National Marine Corps Museum, at Triangle,




24

Jul

2015

CBIRF Marines conduct skills training during Exercise Scarlet Response 2015

Lance Cpl. David Staten, Defense Media Activity

The Search and Extraction Platoon, made up of Marines and sailors with Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, U.S. Marine Forces Command, put on their gas masks and suits in the sticky heat, July 21, for training that will prepare them for disasters around the world.The platoon is participating in Exercise Scarlet Response 2015 at Guardian





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