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May

2015

Community leaders spend a day with Marines during Marine Corps Executive Forum

Courtesy Story, Headquarters Marine Corps

Nineteen civilian leaders from across the country participated in theMarine Corps Executive Forum in the national capital region May 1. Since 2006, community leaders have participated in the event tostrengthen the relationship between Marines and communities across the country,and to learn what the Marine Corps is all about. The Executive Forum is




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May

2015

Intelligence Department fosters innovation to strengthen information sharing

Courtesy Story, Headquarters Marine Corps

Lastmonth, intelligence Marines, designers, and developers formed a cohort and participatedin the first Marine Corps Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Enterprise Accelerator to create a minimum viable product called Tellus.  Tellus is a mashup of Life Alert, OnStar, andWaze that provides operations and intelligence personnel with the ability




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May

2015

Broad partnerships: NATO Marine forces work with West African partners

Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

A team of approximately 21 Marines, 10 representing the United States, six from Great Britain, and five from Spain, conducted training in countries along the West African coast February through April 2015. The Marines, serving as a part of the Africa Partnership Station mission, worked to improve regional safety and security by increasing maritime




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Apr

2015

1/2 refines IED training for upcoming deployment

Lance Cpl. Immanuel Johnson, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Awaiting the daily brief on their training, Marines prepare their gear and rifles before setting out on a patrol to identify and counteract improvised explosive devices that have been the cause of many casualties and deaths throughout domestic and foreign attacks. Always on the alert, Marines refined their IED awareness training April 21, 2015,




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Apr

2015

Marines rehearse critical EOD, CBRN, joint training

Lance Cpl. Janessa Pon, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Sirens screech as two figures fully loaded with safety equipment breeze through the hazy, clouded air. With voices muffled behind gas masks, they shout instructions to each other as they entered the gas chamber, a simulated site of a leaking ordnance package. Marines performed leak, seal, package and decontamination procedures April 21 at the gas




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Apr

2015

Marines train to save lives

Lance Cpl. David Hersey, II Marine Expeditionary Force

They ran with a purpose, eyes trained on three figures lying in the grass. The group splits into three, each rushing to a mannequin set up to resemble a Marine struck by an improvised explosive device. The first Marine reaches his mannequin, dropping to his knees and steadily searching the body, checking his breathing and as his hand reaches into




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Apr

2015

Marines, sailors prepare for humanitarian response with FHA exercise during WTI 2-15

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

Foreign refugee role-players rattle the gate surrounding Kiwanis Park as they plead for food, water and medical attention. Moments later, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter arrives to deliver supplies in the foreign humanitarian assistance exercise portion of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-15, at Yuma, Ariz., April 17.The FHA served as a




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Apr

2015

$5.37 million donated to restore U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

Cpl. Kathy Nunez, Headquarters Marine Corps

Maj. Gen. Michael R. Regner, staff director at Headquarters Marine Corps, and members of the National Park Foundation announced the donation of $5.37 million by David M. Rubenstein to restore the Marine Corps War Memorial and its surrounding parkland in Arlington, Virginia, today.The donation will allow the National Park Service to re-gild the




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Apr

2015

US Marines share communications practices with Armed Forces of the Philippines WESCOM’s 3rd Marine Brigade

Cpl. Matthew Bragg, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade based out of Camp Pendleton, California, spent the day sharing communications practices with Philippine Marines from 3rd Marine Brigade, Western Command today.Communications is a vital function of warfighting, and an absolute necessity for command and control of operations and exercises.The




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Apr

2015

2nd Recon performs helocast, parachute landings for certification

Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad, II Marine Expeditionary Force

The countdown began in the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter as a reconnaissance Marine held up three fingers signaling how much time remained before the drop. A Combat Rubber Raiding Craft, large enough to fit the six Marines and their combat gear, was packed in the aircraft with Marines in anticipation of employing it.The Marines maneuvered the





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