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Dec

2014

Integrated Task Force Marines drive home M27 IAR 101

Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

Marines with Company A, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, embarked onto amphibious assault vehicles from Company B, GCEITF, and splashed across the New River en route to the Verona Loop training area, Dec. 2, 2014. As the Marines reached land and disembarked from the AAVs, they continued on foot to their intended range, where they




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Dec

2014

15th MEU Marines begin realistic urban training

Staff Sgt. Miguel Carrasco, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began realistic urban training here Dec. 5.The purpose of RUT is to provide the MEU the opportunity to conduct training in unfamiliar environments in preparation for their upcoming deployment.“Realistic urban training allows the Marines and sailors of the 15th MEU to exercise vital




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Dec

2014

Marines rescue woman from overturned vehicle

Cpl. Brytani Musick, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Marines are known for taking care of their own, but when the occasion arises, Marines will take care of anyone in need.On Nov. 26, 2014, three Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, got that opportunity.After conducting a funeral detail in Shelbyville, Texas, the Marines started the drive back to their




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Dec

2014

15th MEU to train in Los Angeles

Courtesy Story, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines and Sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be training at several locations in downtown and metro Los Angeles from Dec. 5-16 to prepare the unit for its deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East next spring. Additionally, the MEU will train at numerous training locations throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. The




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Dec

2014

VMM-265 lands at MCAS Iwakuni, begins preparation for support of Exercise Forest Light

Sgt. Benjamin Pryer, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Three MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 landed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 6, 2014, to refuel and begin planning for support of Exercise Forest Light in Kumamoto Prefecture.Forest Light is a routine, semiannual training exercise that enhances the readiness of the U.S. Marine Corps and




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Dec

2014

US Marines complete two months of support to Ebola Response in West Africa

1st Lt. Gerard Farao, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

Since Oct. 8, 2014 a detachment of 100 U.S. Marines and sailors from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) provided support to Operation United Assistance (OUA), the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis in Liberia.The rapid self-deployment of SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines and sailors by four MV-22 Ospreys and two




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Dec

2014

Serving sea services; Eighth chaplain of Marine Corps laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery

Cpl. Eric Keenan, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Navy chaplain Capt. Eli Takesian was ceremonially laid to rest at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on Dec. 4, 2014. Takesian served as the eighth Chaplain of the Marine Corps and during his career he earned the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars and four Presidential Unit Citations. Upon retiring in 1987, he had given




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Dec

2014

MCMAP instructor course tests Marines endurance on beaches of Okinawa

Cpl. Joey Holeman, III Marine Expeditionary Force

In the summer of 1945, near the end of World War II, Marines stormed the beaches of Okinawa, which later became known as the bloodiest battle of the Pacific. Marines were ready to survive by all means necessary, which included hand-to-hand combat on the shores of Okinawa. After World War II, the Marine Corps started to emphasize the importance




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Dec

2014

Senators contribute to Toys for Tots

Cpl. Sarah Luna, Defense Media Activity

White boxes overflowed with colorful, shiny new toys when senators, their families, aids and other staff members gathered at the Russell Senate Office Building to give to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation on December 3, 2014.Every year the foundation ran by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, collects new, unwrapped toys through public




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Dec

2014

DOD submits its progress report to president on sexual assault in military; USMC demonstrates progress

Cpl. Lisette Leyva, Headquarters Marine Corps

The Office of the Secretary of Defense submitted a sexual assault prevention and response progress report to President Barack Obama, Dec. 2, 2014. The report’s intent is to demonstrate progress across five primary lines of effort: prevention, investigation, accountability, victim advocacy/assistance and assessment. The progress report includes





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