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2014

Determination, motivation drive young man to Marines

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, San Diego

  Hard work and determination can get people places they never though they could go. One Marine set his mind to one thing and accomplished it.    Pvt. Jose A. Caban Jr., Platoon 3203, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, didn’t give up on his goal and lost 70 pounds to enlist in the Marine Corps.    Caban realized what he wanted to do and




28

Jul

2014

MARSOC approved to create Special Operations Officer 0370 Primary MOS

GySgt. Joshua Higgins, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Marine officers graduating U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course will be assigned a new Primary Military Occupational Specialty, clearing the way for retention and promotion in a professional career path.  Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos approved development of the new PMOS 0370 and




28

Jul

2014

Commandant promotes new chaplain of the Marine Corps

Christianne M. Witten, Chief of Navy Chaplains Public Affairs, WASHINGTON

Capt. Brent W. Scott was promoted to the rank of rear admiral by the commandant of the Marine Corps and assumed his duties as 19th chaplain of the Marine Corps/deputy chief of Navy chaplains at Marine Barracks Washington, July 25.  During his remarks, Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, welcomed Scott back to the Marine Corps after




25

Jul

2014

3/3, ROK Marines conduct sea-based operation

Cpl. Matthew Callahan, KAHUKU TRAINING AREA, Hawaii

U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, teamed up with Republic of Korea Marines and attachments from the New Zealand Army to conduct a simulated assault on opposing forces provided by 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, July 11, 2014 as part of the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercise.




25

Jul

2014

VMFA-122 trains with fifth-generation fighters

Lance Cpl. Alissa Schuning (MCAS Iwakuni), MARINE CORPS AIR STATION KANEOHE BAY

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 conducted Dissimilar Air Combat Training against the 199th Fighter Squadron while aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercise, July 1, 2014.




25

Jul

2014

MCPON visits sailors aboard Camp Pendleton

Lance Cpl. John Baker, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens, visited sailors aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 18, 2014. During his visit Stevens took open questions from sailors to address their concerns.  Stevens said he wanted to ensure the sailors aboard Camp Pendleton know that they are appreciated and never forgotten.  “The




25

Jul

2014

Leadership 101: Marine from Dallas

Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

The Marine expeditionary unit represents everything the Marine Corps offers.  The Marines that comprise the MEU are the first responders to crises around the world. Its success is carried out by young Marines dedicated to maintaining a force in readiness. However, this would not be possible without exceptional senior leadership at the MEU.  Gunnery




25

Jul

2014

Quantico hosts 2nd Annual Environmental Summit

Ameesha Felton, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Federal, state and local representatives from around the region gathered at the Clubs at Quantico on July 17 for Marine Corps Base Quantico’s 2nd Annual Environment and Energy Summit.  "This is an opportunity for the Marine Corps, particularly Quantico and representatives from the entire region, to share what is going on in their various programs,




25

Jul

2014

Career planner advises Marines on retention campaign

Lance Cpl. Unique B. Roberts, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

July 1 marked the beginning of the submission period for fiscal year 2015 reenlistment and lateral move requests, according to the first term alignment plan submission guidelines. The submission period will close to all Marines Sept. 30.  With fiscal year 2015 approaching, Marine Corps officials are advising Marines to submit for retention despite




25

Jul

2014

2015 Blue Angels roster includes Cherry Point pilots

Lance Cpl. Unique B. Roberts, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the officers selected for the 2015 demonstration team July 22.   The squadron selected a total of five naval aviators to join the team, including two pilots from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.   Captain Katie A. Higgins, the first female Marine pilot to be selected for





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