MARINE CORPS NEWS

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Jun

2016

Exercise Koa Moana: First direct training between U.S. Marines, Papua New Guinea Defence Force

Cpl. William Hester, III Marine Expeditionary Force

More than 130 service members from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, U.S. Marine Corps and Navy mesh as one formation, despite the extreme heat and scorching sun, to celebrate the beginning of a beneficial future for all three components.Task Force Koa Moana and soldiers with the PNGDF held an opening ceremony for Exercise Koa Moana, at Taurama







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Jun

2016

Task Force Koa Moana: Building from the basics

Cpl. William Hester, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Since WWII, U.S. Marines have had rich history in the Asia-Pacific region. However, America’s expeditionary, amphibious force hasn’t had the opportunity to operate or train with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force directly since then.U.S. Marines and Sailors with Task Force Koa Moana begin Exercise Koa Moana, June 19, 2016, with infantry tactics at







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Jun

2016

4th AABn arrives in Camp Lejeune for water operations

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Company C, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion conducted water operations as part of their two-week annual training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 22, 2016.The company, based in Galveston, Texas, is conducting various operations in land and sea to prepare for their upcoming unit deployment program to Okinawa,







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Jun

2016

Raining fire: TACP's drop rounds from the sky

Lance Cpl. Preston McDonald, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines at the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group-Atlantic finished a five-week Tactical Air Control Party course at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, by conducting a two-day joint tactical air control training exercise, June 20-21, 2016.Under the cover of artillery fire support from 10th Marine Regiment and mortar fire from 3rd







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Jun

2016

USMC statement on Iwo Jima flag raisers

Office of U.S. Marine Corps Communication, Headquarters Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps has concluded that a previously unknown Marine is in the iconic flag raising image taken atop Mt. Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. Researchers working on a Smithsonian Channel documentary about AP photographer Joe Rosenthal's iconic image approached the Marine Corps months ago to consider their theory that the







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Jun

2016

Introductory flights: New River familiarization

Lance Cpl. Aaron Fiala, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing familiarize a new pilot with their squadron through local flights around Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., June 20.Staff Sgt. Stephen Ferguson, a crew chief with the unit, explained that when new pilots conduct familiarization flights to acclimatize to







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Jun

2016

Rank aside: Marines discuss solutions

Lance Cpl. Timothy R. Smithers, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps Tech Design Meeting, a unique collaboration among Marines with various military occupational specialties, was in Stafford, Virginia, June 13-17, 2016.







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Jun

2016

Combining elements; Reserve Marines complete first evolution of ITX 4-16

Sgt. Sara Graham , Marine Corps Forces Reserves

As the heat rose steadily over the course of two-weeks in the vast desert of southern California, so did the proficiency of the Reserve Marines completing their annual training at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. The Marines attended multiple training scenarios where they sent bullets blazing down range as they







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Jun

2016

Marine turns injury into opportunity

Sgt. Brandon Rizzo, Wounded Warrior Regiment

When she entered the Infantry Assaultman Leaders Course at the U.S. Marine Corps' Infantry Training Battalion at Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, North Carolina, in March 2015, Jenna Bisone didn't realize it was the beginning of the end of her time in her beloved Corps.However, it was not the end of the camaraderie. A career-ending injury eventually







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Jun

2016

U.S. Marines, Navy control Baltic Sea during war exercise

Courtesy Story, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Several NATO allies and partner nations, including more than 200 U.S. Marines, defeated an enemy force and took control of the Baltic Sea during an exercise here, June 10-13, 2016.The three-day training event was part of Exercise BaltOps 16 enabling U.S. Marines to work with foreign militaries and operate in simulated battlefield, simultaneously







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