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Jul

2014

CLC-21 Marine, family recognized for community service

Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, HAVELOCK, N.C.

The Havelock Military Affairs Committee honored Gunnery Sgt. Otis James II and his family as the Family of the Quarter during a ceremonial dinner held at El Cerro Mexican Bar and Grill in Havelock, N.C., July 22. 2014.  James currently serves as the company gunnery sergeant and operations chief with Combat Logistics Company 21 at Cherry Point. His




23

Jul

2014

Cherry Point PMO achieves operational excellence, gains accreditation

Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s Provost Marshal’s Office earned federal accreditation from Headquarters Marine Corps’ Plans, Policies and Operations Law Enforcement and Corrections Branch during a ceremony here July 17, 2014.  HQMC representatives visited Cherry Point on several occasions during the 15-month accreditation process to




23

Jul

2014

Cherry Point PMO achieves operational excellence, gains accreditation

Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s Provost Marshal’s Office earned federal accreditation from Headquarters Marine Corps’ Plans, Policies and Operations Law Enforcement and Corrections Branch during a ceremony here July 17, 2014.  HQMC representatives visited Cherry Point on several occasions during the 15-month accreditation process to




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Jul

2014

VMAQ-2 maintains safety, squadron readiness

Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 is an EA-6B Prowler squadron stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. The EA-6B Prowler is a specialized aircraft that requires dozens of Marines from 10 different sections within the squadron, each doing their part, to keep the aircraft ready to fly at all times.   The squadron, also known




23

Jul

2014

Turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 keep convoy safe

Sgt. Frances Johnson, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

While most aboard Camp Leatherneck were eating breakfast as the early morning sun began burning the earth in a golden heat wave, turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 were already mounting .50 caliber and M240B machine guns inside the turrets of their vehicles, preparing for one of the battalion’s last missions, July 14.  The gunners and




23

Jul

2014

MWSS-272 conducts training at new MOUT town

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins, Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic

Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 conducted forward arming and refueling point training at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, N.C., July 14.  The squadron established a FARP at OLF Atlantic using the newly completed military operations in urban terrain facility as a hasty combat operations center. They were the first unit to use the new MOUT




23

Jul

2014

MWSS-272 conducts training at new MOUT town

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins, Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic

Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 conducted forward arming and refueling point training at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, N.C., July 14.  The squadron established a FARP at OLF Atlantic using the newly completed military operations in urban terrain facility as a hasty combat operations center. They were the first unit to use the new MOUT




23

Jul

2014

Marines test tomorrow’s concepts today at RIMPAC

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Maryland

The Marine Corps Warfghting Laboratory, headquartered at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, conducted their Advanced Warfighting Experiment during the 24th iteration of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, the world’s largest international maritime exercise, hosted in Hawaii. The multi-week experiment proceeded at three sites on two separate islands




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Jul

2014

ROMEOS tour MCLB Barstow

Cpl. Samuel Ranney, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.

The ROMEOS, Retired Old Men Eating Out, from the Sun City retirement community in Apple Valley, Calif., pose for a group picture in front of Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, July 21. The ROMEOS stay active and social during retirement by going out to eat each month and doing a different activity together.




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Jul

2014

49th annual Montford Point Marine Association Convention brings together original Marines, awards Congressional Gold Medals

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana

A hush fell over the audience of current and former Marines as two elderly men were seated in the center of the ballroom for all to see. Woodrow Arthur and Cleveland Williams, two of the few remaining original Montford Point Marines, were each presented the Congressional Gold Medal at the 49th annual Montford Point Marine Association Convention





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