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2014

Edson Range brings in 2nd female PMI in history

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., - Marines are all trained to be riflemen from the beginning of recruit training, and it takes talented instructors to teach rifle fundamentals. One Marine at Edson Range holds the honor of being the second female to hold this important position, in the historically male dominant role.  Sgt. Erin M. Fay,




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Aug

2014

RS Milwaukee conducts first Dining Out

Sgt. Tia M. Nagle, BROWN DEER, Wis.

The mess night traces its history back through centuries of military culture and traditions.  From the fierce Vikings to the Roman Legions, these traditions have been passed down to modern day Marines. Marine Corps Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s annual mess night is normally an event strictly for the Marines of the unit and special guests.  This




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Aug

2014

Reserve Marines demonstrate personnel recovery methods to Slovenian soldiers

Cpl. Codey Underwood, VIPAVA, Slovenia

During the expected chaos of combat, Marines are unfortunately killed without regard to their rank or military status. The casualties, when pronounced ‘killed in action’ are removed from the battlefield and returned to their respective families by a group of highly trained Marines who specialize in the processing of human remains.   Marines with




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Aug

2014

Cherry Point safety personnel urge residents to keep roads safe as school year begins

Lance Cpl. Unique Roberts, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Students are taking their first steps into the schoolhouse, as summer comes to a close at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Whether they are walking to school, riding the bus or riding a bicycle, it is important for motorists to stay alert to help maintain a safe environment at the air station for children traveling to school.  It is




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Aug

2014

War of 1812 undaunted legacy memorialized

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, BLADENSBURG, Maryland

The National Capitol Region, the area encompassing the limestone monuments and structures of the central hub of democratic leadership known as Washington. Only two centuries ago, the small, Southern Maryland town of Bladensburg was in the War of 1812. Marines, soldiers, sailors and militiamen tried to hold off more than 4,000 hardened British




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Aug

2014

Colours of the Corps

Cpl. Henry J. Antenor, August 24, 2014

What if you were born outside of the United States and lived a part of your childhood – or all of it – in the Philippines? Or maybe Brazil is where you called home. If not the Philippines, or Brazil, how does Rwanda sound? The list goes on; the Defense Manpower Data Center estimates that about 35,000 non-citizens currently serve in the U.S. active




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Aug

2014

Cherry Point, 2nd MAW rehearse, validate active-shooter response plan

Sgt. Timothy T. Parish, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

The loud crack of simulated gunfire rang out Aug. 26 in the headquarters building here as air station officials, emergency responders and personnel conducted a long-planned active-shooter exercise.  During the exercise, emergency response teams responded to a mock scenario at building HQ-1, securing the perimeter and clearing the headquarters while




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Aug

2014

2/8 Marines join forces with MARSOC to enhance partner nation force training capabilities

Capt. Barry Morris, HURLBURT FIELD, Fla.

As the nature of conflict and challenges to the U.S. and its interests remain constant, so does the demands of the U.S. Marine Corps’ ability to operate and conduct operations as a closely integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) with interagency and multinational partners across the full range of military operations.   With this in mind,




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Aug

2014

Ceremonial marchers improve infantry skills

Capt. Michael Bell, Staff Sgt. Guillermo Fargas, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

The primary mission of a Marine rifle squad is to locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver or to repel his assault by fire and close combat. Without a set of complementary warfighting skills, though, infantry units of all sizes would be unable to destroy any enemy. Marines from 3rd Platoon, Company B, Marine Barracks




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Aug

2014

MTACS-28 Marines, sailors, families celebrate end of summer

Cpl. Victor A. Arriaga, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Marines and their families line up for food during Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 28’s End of Summer Bash at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, Aug. 22, 2014. The squadron hosted the event to foster esprit de corps and family readiness.   “It’s great when the squadron puts something like this together,” said Theresa





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