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Gas, gas, gas! Marines gain confidence with CBRN training

Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Gas! Gas! Gas! Echoed-shouts filled the room as rapid arm movements set the Marines into motion; initiating a race against time. With tightly shut eyes, they held onto one last breath and reached for their masks. The Marines hastily positioned the equipment on their faces, fastening the straps; pulling them tight and securing the masks in




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'War Dogs' prepare to march with squad competition

Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

The Marine rifle squad has been the basic tactical unit of theMarine Corps since before World War II. While the composition of the rifle squadhas evolved throughout the Corps’ history in battle, its significance hasnot.“At the end of the day, if you unpack any tactical situation youwill find that it will always come down to the rifle squad,” said




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2/2 uses realistic scenarios to prepare for real possibilities

Courtesy Story, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Splattered with blue and pink paint from 5.56 caliber simulated rounds, Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, conducted military operation in urban terrain training, aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 26, 2015.During the exercises the Marines started with lower level entry, worked their way through interior movement, exterior




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13th MEU Shock Trauma Platoon: From air to care

Sgt. Paris Capers, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Navy corpsmen with the Shock Trauma Platoon assigned to Combat LogisticsBattalion 13, the logistics combat element of the 13th Marine ExpeditionaryUnit, practiced handling injured personnel delivered to an airfield duringRealistic Urban Training Exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, California,Sept. 2, 2015, as part of pre-deployment training for




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Female US, Qatari service members share tactics

Cpl. Anna Albrecht, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Female Engagement Team brought their unique skills and capabilities to share tactics and build interoperability with the Qatari Internal Security Forces Aug. 9-20, 2015 in Qatar. The Female Partner Force Engagement Team exchange included participants from 15th MEU FET Marines and Special




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ANGLICO, JGSDF conduct combined arms shoot during Dawn Blitz

Lance Cpl. David Staten, Defense Media Activity

Marines with 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted a combined arms shoot with naval gunfire, attack rotary aircraft and120mm mortars during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 on San Clemente Island, Sept.1.The purpose of the combined arms shoot was to strengthen the U.S. andits ally’s skill




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US Marines, Coast Guardsmen challenge Senegalese swimming skills

Cpl. Olivia McDonald, Marine Corps Forces Africa

U.S. Marines and Coast Guardsmen conducted swim assessments with 20 Compagnie Fusilier de Marin Commandos last week in Dakar, Senegal.The swim assessment was led by Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival, Cpl. Matt Sprankle and Coast Guard Water Survival Master and Responder, Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Sliva, to determine the swimming




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Service members get OC’ed to become non-lethal weapons instructors

Cpl. Thor Larson, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Service members battled through burning pain while fighting and disarming simulated suspects during the OC Spray Performance Evaluation Course at Camp Hansen,  Aug. 27.After being exposed to OC, or oleoresin capsicum, each student demonstrated mastery of baton and non-lethal disarmament techniques by subduing and safely striking their way through a




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U.S., Benin fight illicit trafficking, strengthen borders

Staff Sgt. Bryan Peterson, Marine Corps Forces Africa

American and Beninese officials recognized the beginning of training betweenU.S. and Benin forces Aug. 31, 2015 at the National Police Academyheadquarters.At the request of the government of Benin and incoordination with the local U.S. Embassy, the Marines and sailors withSPMAGTF-CR-AF, will train the police unit in infantry tactics to help build




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2nd ANGLICO Marines enhance unit readiness during field exercise

Cpl. Krista James, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Air-Naval Gunfire Liaison Company look tothe future as they break out the M2 .50 caliber heavy machine guns during alive-fire range at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 27, 2015.Marines with the unit sent approximately 7,000 roundstowards fixed targets as they conducted the training.Sgt. Alex Duval, a team radio





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