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Jan

2015

TA updates raise bar for Marine students

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

The Marine Corps has updated regulations for tuition assistance in the 2015 fiscal year.Marines now have longer to apply before their class begins and more stringent grade policies, according to Marine Administrative Message 687/14.“This is such a great opportunity to be able to take advantage of,” said Jessika Fusco, education technician for the




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Jan

2015

HAZWOPER; Same vital training, lower cost

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is improving efficiency in 2015 is with updates to the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training course. The cost-saving changes began with the Jan. 12 – Jan. 16 HAZWOPER course.The course is required by federal law and regulation for Marines aboard the Air Station performing work that could expose




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Jan

2015

Marine Corps officer takes Defense Intelligence Agency reins

Terri Moon Cronk, Defense Media Activity

Surrounded by senior leaders in the defense and intelligence communities, the first Marine Corps officer to become director of the Defense Intelligence Agency took office Jan. 23 in a ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.Lt. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart took charge of DIA and the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and




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Jan

2015

Marines unload during Mk 19 qualifications

Cpl. Kirstin Merrimarahajara, II Marine Expeditionary Force

“Full load!” shouts a machine-gunner, signifying that he is ready to unload grenades onto a target. A rhythmic burst explodes from the gun, followed by a cloud of red dust engulfing an abandoned tank. His aim was spot on.Approximately 20 Marines with Scout Platoon, 2nd Tank Battalion qualified using a Mk 19, a 40 mm, belt-fed automatic grenade




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Jan

2015

James L. Fowler, founder of Marine Corps Marathon, dies at 84

Emily Langer (The Washington Post), U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

James L. Fowler, a Korean and Vietnam war veteran who dreamed up the event that became the Marine Corps Marathon, the annual race that has drawn tens of thousands of athletes to the capital over nearly four decades, died Jan. 20 in Alexandria, Va.He was 84.The cause was congestive heart failure, said his wife, Betsy Fowler.The Marine Corps




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Jan

2015

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation receives donation for brighter future

Cpl. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

The 2013-2014 college school year had price tags ranging from $8,000 to more than $30,000.The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation received a $1.25 million dollar donation from the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc on Jan. 14, 2015. The donation will help mitigate the cost of higher education for the children of Marines and Navy corpsman.           




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Jan

2015

Integrated task force AAV platoon takes aim on gunnery skills

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

Marines with Amphibious Assault Vehicle Platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted a live-fire exercise at Range SR-10 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 20, 2015.The platoon focused on firing tables three and five of the AAV gunnery manual, with a particular emphasis on their competency with




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Jan

2015

Stewart passes U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace to O’Donohue

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

Maj. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart, The Commanding General of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace, relinquished authority to Maj. Gen. Daniel J. O’Donohue during a change of command ceremony, Jan. 21, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.Stewart will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and will assume the duties as the 20th director of Defense




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Jan

2015

Motor T drives mountains

Lance Cpl. Kaitlyn Klein, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Motor transportation Marines with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, and Combat Logistics Battalion 26, Headquarters Regiment, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, expanded their horizons during small unit support vehicle and mountain driving courses Jan. 14, 2015, at Bridgeport, California, in preparation for mountain warfare and survival training in the




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Jan

2015

Convoy training prepares riflemen for future operations

Cpl. Luis Ramirez, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Riflemen with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, conducted convoy operations training, Jan. 14, 2015, at Penny Lake Fields aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.The training is part of combined arms training focused on improving unit cohesion and combat readiness.As part of the training, Marines learned basic skills on dismounting





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