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2014

Remembering Greeley: The Marine who carried his flag to Iwo Jima

Sgt. Reece Lodder, Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Few events in Marine Corps history are storied as the iconic flag raising on Mt. Suribachi during World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima. The quiet event, starkly contrasting the bloody battle that claimed lives of a third of the war’s fallen Marines, later marked a deafening Allied victory and powerfully symbolized the resolve of a nation at




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Nov

2014

6th Engineer Support Battalion celebrates 70th anniversary with battle color rededication

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, 4th Marine Division

The Marines of 6th ESB, located in Portland, Oregon, celebrated the 70th anniversary of the unit’s formation with a battle color rededication ceremony Nov. 15, 2014. During the ceremony, the unit’s awards were cited while the battle streamers were secured to the battalion guidon.




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Nov

2014

Secretary of Defense visits Integrated Task Force Marines

Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Marines with the Anti-Armor Section, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force during a Mk-153 shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon (SMAW) live-fire at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 18, 2014.Marines with Anti-Armor Section were conducting a four-day SMAW




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Nov

2014

MV-22's, KC-130j'S team up to overcome tyranny of distance down under

Staff Sgt. Zachary Dyer, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Just over 50 years ago, Kenneth E. Boulding created the concept of the Loss of Strength Gradient. Boulding posited that the amount of military power a nation can bring to bear in any part of the world depends heavily on the distance that power must travel to reach its objective. As the distance increases, the level of military strength projected




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Nov

2014

America’s company rolls through Tank Mechanized Assault Course

Lance Cpl. John Baker, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Company A, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducted the Tank Mechanized Assault Course aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Nov. 2-3, 2014. The training was a part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-15.Various Marine Corps combat elements played a role in the TMAC to support Company A with




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Nov

2014

Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.In order to keep those skills fresh, Marines




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Nov

2014

Reserve officer eligibility for fiscal year 2015 aviation retention bonuses

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

MARADMIN 596/14 announces eligibility and procedures for Marine Corps Reserve fiscal year 2015 aviation retention pay bonuses. ARP is a special pay determined annually, with contract amounts and allocations varying depending on the size of aviation officer inventories assigned to Selected Marine Corps Reserve squadrons. The intent of the pay is to




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Nov

2014

“Outlaw One,”1st Bn. RBLF assault through MOUT town

Pfc. Cedric R. Haller II, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Royal Brunei Land Force service members and U.S. Marines train for military operations on urban terrain during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Nov. 13 at the Penanjong Garrison. CARAT 2014 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise series between the U.S., Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines,




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Nov

2014

Marine Corps Heroes: Pvt. Chester Nez

Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

This American Indian Heritage Month, we highlight Pvt. Chester Nez, one of the 29 original Navajo Code Talkers, unsung heroes who were responsible for decoding and relaying clear and accurate information during some of the most heated battles in the Pacific.-The platoon sergeant dragged Pvt. Chester Nez down the creek bed as a Japanese




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Nov

2014

3rd LE Bn Fast-ropes with dogs

Lance Cpl. Ryan C. Mains,

After unfastening his safety belt, a Marine double checks his gear and dog’s harness. He stands up and waits for the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques master to allow him to grab the rope. Taking a deep breath, the Marine looks down at his dog, grabs onto the rope and, without hesitation, jumps. U.S. Marine military working dog handlers with





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