MARINE CORPS NEWS

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May

2016

Marine Reserves roar in kingdom of Jordan's Eager Lion 2016

Master Sgt. William Price, Marine Forces Command

Marine reservists from Marine Corps Forces Reserves recently took advantage of a new administrative order that allows them to conduct annual training in an imminent danger pay area, during Exercise Eager Lion 2016, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, conducted May 15-24.MARADMIN 016/16 announced a change to DoD policy for Reserve Component and




24

May

2016

Man down: MRF-D simulates casualty evacuation

Cpl. Mandaline Hatch, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

Marines and sailors with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin, simulated casualty evacuations in a training area outside of Roberson Barracks, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 20, 2016. “We were on a basic patrol,” said Sgt. Joseph R. Slizewski, a rifleman. “A couple hundred meters in one of our guys in




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May

2016

II MEF Marines conduct MEFEX 16

Sgt. Kirstin Merrimarahajara, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force participated in MEFEX 16, May 9-19, 2016.MEFEX 16 is a command and control exercise conducted in a simulated deployed environment designed to synchronize and bring to bear the full spectrum of II Marine Expeditionary Force's C2 capabilities in support of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Conducting exercises




24

May

2016

VMM-163 (Rein.) supports 11th MEU during Pre-deployment training

Lance Cpl. Harley Robinson, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced) supported the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit during a simulated raid on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 17. As the aviation element, VMM-163 (Rein.) provided transportation for the ground Marines with MV-22B Ospreys and a CH-53E Super Stallion and provided oversight of




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May

2016

2nd Combat Engineer Battalion knocks down doors

Lance Cpl. Brianna Gaudi, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, conducted breaching operations to sustain and improve their capabilities for accomplishing their mission at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 19, 2016.The Marines practiced the basic engineering skills necessary for breaching by making charges, otherwise known as explosives, to




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May

2016

Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise Khaan Quest 2016 commences with opening ceremony

Cpl. Janessa Pon, III Marine Expeditionary Force

The Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. Pacific Command are hosting the multinational peacekeeping exercise Khaan Quest 2016, which commenced May 22 with an opening ceremony at the Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.This year’s Khaan Quest, held annually in Mongolia, is serving as the capstone exercise for the United Nations Global




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May

2016

24th MEU 'FiST' shapes battlefield during Eager Lion

Sgt. Devin Nichols, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Beneath the desert sun in Jordan, a notional enemy of armored vehicles prepares to make a stand against U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Jordanian armed forces and Italian Marines, who wait just beyond the horizon of the battlefield. On a hilltop that overlooks the battlefield, a group of American, Jordanian and Italian




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May

2016

Partner nations master peacekeeping operations

Sgt. Sara Graham , Marine Corps Forces Reserves

Following two weeks of extensive training in peacekeeping operations and non-lethal weapons, seven countries including Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and the United States, joined together during exercise Platinum Wolf 2016 for their final field exercise on Peacekeeping Operations Training Center South Base, Bujanovac,




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May

2016

Marine Corps implements force integration plan, graduates first female artillery officers

Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps’ first female artillery officers graduated from the Field Artillery Basic Officers Leaders Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, May 17, 2016.In the joint Army and Marine course, the Corps’ newest artillery officers met operationally relevant, gender-neutral military occupational specialty standards in order to graduate. This approach




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May

2016

MEUEX - The journey of the thousand miles begins with a single step

Lance Cpl. Devan Gowans, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

 For the first major training exercise of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s pre-deployment training regimen, Marines and Sailors with the MEU honed their warfighting capabilities and polished their standing operating procedures during a field training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 9-13, 2016.One of the main





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