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Feb

2016

Former USMC SgtMaj Estrada confirmed by U.S. Senate: Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago
The Senate confirmed former Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps John L. Estrada as ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Feb. 12, 2016.Estrada, a Trinidad and Tobago native, retired from the Marine Corps in June 2007 after 34 years of active duty.On July



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Feb

2016

MARSOC Navy Corpsman to receive Silver Star
Petty Officer 2nd Class Alejandro N. Salabarria, a Navy corpsman with 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special OperationsCommand, will be awarded the Silver Star Medal for his heroic actions while



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Feb

2016

Thousands of Marines celebrate, march through local community
The Marines and sailors of 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, are celebrating 75 years of honored service to the Marine Corps and their heritage here in eastern North Carolina.In celebration, the division will parade through downtown



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Jan

2016

USMC to send F-35B to UK for air shows
The U.S. Marine Corps' Joint Strike Fighter is confirmed to support air shows in the United Kingdom this summer.F-35B Lightening IIs from Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, will



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Jan

2016

Marines identified in CH-53E helicopter incident over Hawaii
Search and rescue efforts continue for twelve U.S. Marines after their two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters impacted the water off the coast of Oahu's Waimea Bay along the North Shore the evening of January 14.  The twelve Marines are: Maj. Shawn M.



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Jan

2016

Issuance of Additional Military Occupational Specialty (AMOS) and lateral move opportunities for female Marines in support of the Marine Corps Force Integration Implementation Plan (MCIIP)
Female Marines who successfully completed training for ground combat arms specialties as part of gender integration studies will receive Additional Military Occupational Specialties (AMOS) associated with their training and may initiate the process



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Dec

2015

Secretary Carter Opens All Occupations and Positions to Women
The Marine Corps has received the Secretary's decision and will immediately commence the process of further implementing the policy change, to include sharing plans and lessons learned with the other services. We are well-informed by our combat



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Oct

2015

Aircraft crash at RAF Lakenheath, England
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif., (Oct. 22, 2015) - A 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing pilot died when his F/A-18C Hornet crashed in the vicinity of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, at approximately 2:30 a.m. (PDT), Wednesday. Maj. Taj Sareen, a



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Oct

2015

Fatality on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Lance Cpl. Dominic E. Schraft, 19, of Vienna, Missouri, assigned to 1st Marine Division was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at approximately 6 a.m. Oct. 5 at Marksmanship Training Range 214 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Schraft was



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Sep

2015

Update on 7-ton accident at Camp Pendleton
As a result of a vehicle rollover accident on Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 10, 2015, six Marines are currently in critical condition, eight are in stable condition and four have been discharged from medical facilities. The hospitals providing




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