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Dec

2014

U.S. Army, Battle of Okinawa veteran visits cave where he saved lives
Takejiro Higa, a Battle of Okinawa survivor, returned today to a cave here where he was able to use his Okinawa dialect to convince local non-combatants hiding inside to surrender peacefully and without harm during the battle. Higa served as a U.S.



16

Dec

2014

Press Release 14-050 Noise levels may increase in the vicinity of Camp Pendleton due to training exercises
Marines will conduct an exercise that involves the detonation of Mine Clearing Line Charges, here, Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.Mine Clearing Line Charges are 1,750 pounds of linked C-4 (Composition C) explosives used to



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Oct

2014

VMX-22 receives first F-35B aircraft
Marine Operational and Evaluation Squadron 22 received its first F-35B aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, California for operational testing Oct. 9, 2014. “VMX-22’s mission is to conduct operational testing and evaluation of U.S. Marine Corps’



03

Oct

2014

COMUSNAVCENT Identifies Marine Lost At Sea
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready



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Oct

2014

Search and Rescue Ops Conclude Unsuccessfully for Missing Aircrew
U.S. forces in the North Arabian Gulf concluded a search and rescue operation for a missing U.S. Marine Corps aircrew member today at 3:00 p.m. (GMT), after efforts to locate him were unsuccessful. The Marine is presumed lost at sea.The Marine



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Oct

2014

Search, Rescue Operation Underway for Missing Aircrew in Arabian Gulf
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps forcesin the North Arabian Gulf are conducting a search and rescue operation for amissing aircrew member who went into the water at 2:10 p.m. (GMT), today, whenthe aircraft the member was aboard lost power on takeoff from



04

Sep

2014

Media Advisory (Fireworks on Sep. 6, 2014)
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni will host a 30-minute fireworks display at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. The exact start time is subject to change slightly, depending on commercial flight operations.The display, part of the annual



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Sep

2014

Press Release #14-043 Ceremony held for renovation of Green Beach Access Point
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Green Beach, here, to commemorate the renovation of the Green Beach Access Point, Sept. 3.The Green Beach Access Point provides the only amphibious access to the Base's northern training areas, and is essential



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Sep

2014

Press Release 14-043 Ceremony held for renovation of Green Beach Access Point
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Green Beach, here, to commemorate the renovation of the Green Beach Access Point, Sept. 3.The Green Beach Access Point provides the only amphibious access to the Base's northern training areas, and is essential



04

Sep

2014

U.S. Marine Corps announces dates for 2015 AV-8B Harrier and MV-22 Osprey Demonstration Selection Board
The U.S. Marine Corps will conduct its annual selection board on Nov. 6, 2014, to determine which events in calendar year 2015 will receive an AV-8B Harrier or a MV-22 Osprey demonstration.Those interested in hosting the Harrier or Osprey must submit




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