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Apr

2014

Sky-high security: JGSDF showcases latest air-defense systems with U.S. forces

Cpl. Natalie Rostran, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan

Marines with Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, hosted Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members with the 15th Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment who showcased new air-defense equipment April 16 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.   The event afforded the Marines, alongside U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment




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Apr

2014

Tips for summer PCS with success

Cpl. Brian A. Stevens, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Many Marines with families are slated to permanently change station in the upcoming summer months. Moving to and from an overseas duty station, such as Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, can be stressful and unfamiliar to even senior service members.  According to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sandy Alvarez, director of the station Installation




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Apr

2014

11th MEU, PHIBRON 5 unite for first at-sea period

Cpl. Demetrius Morgan, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Marines and sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 5 (PHIBRON 5) completed two weeks of sea-based predeployment training off the coast of San Diego, April 18.  PHIBRON Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) was the first full-scale at-sea event in the 11th MEU's predeployment cycle. The training




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Apr

2014

1st Recon conducts HAHO training aboard Fort Lewis-McChord

Lance Cpl. Seth Starr, FORT LEWIS, Wash.

Marines from Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, conducted a combat readiness exercise earlier this month at Fort Lewis-McChord, Wash.  The company performed the training to assess their ability to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance operations as they prepare to operate as a Maritime Raid Force with the 15th Marine Expeditionary




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Apr

2014

6th Marine Corps District hosts Recruiter Instructor Training Symposium

Lance Cpl. Stanley Cao, Apr. 21 2014

ATLANTA, GA.  - Recruiter instructors from across the Southeast were in attendance for the 6th Marine Corps District Recruiter Instructor Training Symposium held here April 1-4, 2014.  The symposium is held each year to provide the district’s core recruiter trainers with the information and training needed to stay on top of the latest recruiting




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Apr

2014

Super squad competition pushes Marines to the limit

Cpl. Shawn Valosin, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

They were on call for nearly a week, the anticipation building, until finally, at 2 a.m., the call came. All squad leaders were ordered to report to the armory with their Marines.   After checking out weapons, six squads of Marines with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group threw on their packs and




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Apr

2014

Field meet gathers CLR-25 for competition, fun

Lance Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Shoutsrang out across the field of battle - encouragement for each service member togo faster, push harder. The calls echoed as the competition between opposingunits waged on in the morning chill.    Marines and sailors with CombatLogistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group gathered around the chaosduring the regiment’s field meet here, April




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Apr

2014

50M Pool to open in May

Cpl. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Not only does April showers bring May flowers, but they also help fill the Quantico 50M Pool, which is scheduled to open May 24, for all service members, family members, military retirees and DOD civilians.  Patrons will be able to use the pool until Sept. 15, without enduring price-increases or other changes compared to last year. “Our prices are




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Apr

2014

Temporary commissary closing for good of customers

Cpl. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Scheduled to be completed in early June, the end of Marine Corps Base Quantico’s commissary renovations are in sight. One of the final pieces of the project is the replacement of the store’s shelving units, which will temporarily close the base grocery. Instead of closing at 6 p.m., the commissary will shut its doors at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 27,




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Apr

2014

2nd MarDiv Marines, sailors R.A.C.E. for suicide awareness

Lance Cpl. Krista James, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

Marines and sailors from 12 battalions and more than 2,900 personnel within 2nd Marine Division participated in the first R.A.C.E for suicide awareness aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, April 16-17, 2014.  R.A.C.E is an acronym for recognize, act, care and escort, the four steps in helping to prevent suicide. The relay focused on team





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