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Apr

2014

Service members care for Alaska natives

Sgt. Frans E. Labranche, KODIAK, Alaska

In the 1992 presidential campaign, Bill Clinton challenged Americans with his “Rebuild America” initiative. As president, he tasked the Department of Defense to search for innovative programs, which would serve American communities in need and provide realistic military training benefits. The Innovative Readiness Program does just that.  For many




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Apr

2014

Competition heats up at Boiling Points cooking challenge

Cpl. Brianna Christensen, DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS, Calif.

Chefs from the Marine Corps Installations West region took first place against three other services in the Boiling Points cooking competition held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 16.  The teams’ dish, which consisted of an appetizer of fried eggplant and seared scallop caprese, and an entrée of seared duck, sweet potatoes and a fruit medley with a




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Apr

2014

June industry briefing postponed; new date to be determined

MCSC Corporate Communications, April 17, 2014

By MCSC Corporate Communications  The Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry originally scheduled for June has been postponed. A new date has not yet been set, but the event will likely not take place in 2014, according to Marine Corps Systems Command officials. More information will be provided when available via the MCSC website and Facebook




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Apr

2014

Leaving Nimroz, Combat Logistics Battalion 7 returns Marines, sailors, equipment to Camp Leatherneck

Sgt. Frances Johnson, FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM II, Afghanistan

Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 were instrumental in returning more than 302,000 pounds of equipment and supplies as well as the last of the Marines and sailors of Security Force Assistance Advisor Team 4-215 back to Camp Leatherneck from Forward Operating Base Delaram II in Nimroz province, Afghanistan, April 7 and 8.  Combat




17

Apr

2014

Las Vegas native gets his chance to fight war on terrorism

Cpl. Joseph Scanlan, FORWARD OPERATING BASE SABIT QADAM, Afghanistan

Earned by few, envied by many, the title Marine appeals to individuals in several different ways. The prestige of the Marine Corps especially appealed to one individual when he enlisted at the age of 17.  “There are a lot of people who have given their lives for this country,” said Lance Cpl. Kyler Nielson, a rifleman and mine sweeper with Charley




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Apr

2014

Last U.S. Forces leave Nimroz province, Afghan National Army is ready to stand on their own

Sgt. Frances Johnson, FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM II, Afghanistan

An estimated 7 million Afghans were able to successfully and peacefully vote in the recent Afghan national elections due to the security provided solely by Afghan National Security Forces.  The ANA and other ANSF pillars stood strong, ensuring a peaceful voting process for their fellow Afghans after years of training and advising from their




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Apr

2014

Under Secretary of Defense Visits Camp Pendleton

Lance Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Secretary Jessica L. (Garfola) Wright, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, visited Marines and Sailors aboard Camp Pendleton Calif., April 7.  Wright visited Camp Pendleton to familiarize herself with the Marine Corps and to meet with officials from I Marine Expeditionary Force and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.  Wright toured the




17

Apr

2014

2nd MAW, Cherry Point volunteers recognized for contributions

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

Marine Corps Community Services held the 2014 “Celebrate Service” Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point April 11, 2014.  As local volunteers filled the banquet room, representatives from each unit and organization aboard the air station gathered and awaited the presentation of certificates from Maj. Gen. Robert




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Apr

2014

Marines HITT field to support heroes

Lance Cpl. Grace Waladkewics, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Marines are known for their strength and skill, and are recognized by the country’s citizens as America’s expeditionary force in readiness. As the nation’s first line of defense, Marines have a huge load to carry to support the citizens as well as their brothers and sisters fighting beside them.  Marine Air Control Squadron 2 hosted its first HITT




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Apr

2014

Easter ‘eggcitement’ comes to Cherry Point

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

“Get ready, set, go!” sounded from behind the caution tape as children ran toward the little colored eggs scattered all across the ground at the Shady Grove picnic area. Hidden under pine needles, behind trees and even under tires, the children searched for the eggs left behind by a little furry friend.   Service members and families of Marine





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