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2015

Shoot, move, communicate: MCT Marines participate in fire, movement range

Cpl. Shawn Valosin, Defense Media Activity

More than 300 Marines with Kilo Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion completed a fire and movement live-fire exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 24, 2015.The range was used as a building block to prepare the Marines for the Basic Skills Retention Exercise, a three-day training event that allows junior Marines




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Mar

2015

U.S. Marines, Gulf international partners simulate amphibious landing during Eagle Resolve

1st Lt. Joshua Larson, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and other U.S. forces joined Gulf Cooperation Council nations and other international partners in an amphibious landing scenario during Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 at Failaka Island, Kuwait, March 23-25, 2015.The scenario was a combined assault comprised of U.S., Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and




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Mar

2015

2/2 conducts squad training

Courtesy Story, Defense Media Activity

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, conducted squad training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 19, 2015, to evaluate squad leaders and their ability to conduct an unsupported attack.The training helps the squad leaders improve communication between each other and tests their ability to maneuver the teams. “We conducted a live




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Mar

2015

Expeditionary operations; Marines teach non-lethal tactics

Cpl. Kaitlyn Klein, Defense Media Activity

The sun is beating down on a large, open field of grass and tangled weeds. Short, deafening blasts cut through the sounds of M203 and M32 grenade launchers firing. Marines charge towards enemy forces behind a moving wall of transparent riot shields, guarding themselves from blue-body practice grenades that are flying towards them.Expeditionary




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Mar

2015

Recon Marines perfect ITV insertion capabilities

Pfc. Alvin Pujols, Defense Media Activity

When your job is to conduct reconnaissance missions, being proficient in different methods of insertion and extraction can mean the difference between mission accomplishment and failure. On March 15, 2015, Marines from Force Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducted one method of aerial insertion from a CH-53E Super




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Mar

2015

Integrated task force engineer platoon set charges for MCOTEA assessment

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, Defense Media Activity

Marines with Engineer Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, began their Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity assessment at Range 107, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, March 22, 2015.The platoon began their assessment by breaking up into fire teams




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Mar

2015

Climb and place: Marines complete mountain warfare training in South Korea

Cpl. Drew Tech, Defense Media Activity

Marines are thrill seekers, known for running toward the sounds of chaos.It’s in their blood to adapt and overcome all obstacles in their way. This is what they are made of. It is who they are. If there’s a river, they’ll cross it. If there’s a mountain, they’ll climb it. If there’s a rigorous five day mountain warfare training course in South




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Mar

2015

Marines show courage for Katie

Lance Cpl. Preston McDonald, Defense Media Activity

Imagine a man who is tough and rugged. He looks intimidating from afar, and he’s different once you get close and he speaks to you. You see him as one who keeps his emotions to himself, always making you wonder what might actually be going on inside. But this day, it’s different. He is choked up when he speaks. You finally get a glimpse.For 1st




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Mar

2015

April declared National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Cpl. Ian Leones, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Marine administrative message 133/15 announces April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.For 32 years, child abuse and neglect awareness activities have been promoted around the country during April. The theme for 2015 is "Children deserve to be protected.” Topics of focus include knowing the warning signs, helping to stop child abuse before




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Mar

2015

Marching memorial for Bataan Death March

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, Defense Media Activity

More than 5,000 service members and civilians created a sea of different military uniforms and athletic apparel. They all arrived in the chill of the early morning on the installation nestled at the feet of a large mountain range.The challenge came in the form of a 26.2-mile march in the New Mexican desert during the 26th Annual Bataan Memorial





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