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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’



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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



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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



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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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Aug

2014

West Coast Marine Brigade Changes Command at Camp Pendleton Aug. 29
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. –Brigadier Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet, designated a Naval Aviator in 1987 as a CH-53D pilot, will assume command of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade during a ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Friday, August 29



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Aug

2014

VMGR-152 completes transfer to MCAS Iwakuni
Effective today, the transfer of VMGR-152 from Okinawa to Iwakuni is complete.The transfer of VMGR-152 marks an important and major milestone in our bilateral effort to realize tangible, realistic movement forward in realigning the presence and




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