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16

Jul

2014

F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

Jim Garamone, WASHINGTON

While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference today.  The F-35 fleet was grounded July 3 in the wake of a June 23 engine fire on the




15

Jul

2014

NFL Football Star Experience brings football stars, service members together

Cpl. Michael B. Thorn, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif.

Marines, Sailors and family members watched football players from the National Football League train during the NFL Football Star Experience aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., July 15.




15

Jul

2014

Heart is everything

Cpl. Tabitha Bartley, Lexington, S.C. –

To become a Marine there are many challenges a person must face, the individual must be qualified physically, medically and mentally.  The Marine Corps has a weight standard that a person must meet before being allowed to even attempt at earning the title.  Private Daniel Pritchett walked into Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Lexington, S.C.




15

Jul

2014

Italian Defense Chief visits Cherry Point

Lance Cpl. Victor A. Arriaga, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

The Italian Chief of Defense visited Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., June 25, 2014.   Italian Navy Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli visited the air station to learn more about Marine Corps aviation and the mission of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.   Binelli Mantelli is the head of the Italian armed forces and commands their navy, army and air




15

Jul

2014

Marine sheds 90 pounds to join Corps

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

For many potential recruits, enlisting in the Marine Corps is as easy as talking to a recruiter, but for some, it takes more will power than imaginable.  One Marine, Pvt. Alexander D. Klopfenstein, Platoon 1025, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, had to put in some grueling work before he could even consider enlisting in the Marine




15

Jul

2014

Cherry Point commissary features Caroline’s Cart

Lance Cpl. Unique B. Roberts, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

The Defense Commissary Agency teamed up with makers of Caroline’s Cart to provide the Cherry Point commissary with shopping carts designed specifically for special needs individuals.  Caroline’s Cart is a cart named after the daughter of Drew Ann and David Long, who has a disability.  Caroline’s family saw the need for a shopping cart that could




15

Jul

2014

Kuwait Air Force pilots train at Cherry Point

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Cherry Point residents may notice a KC-130J Hercules with an unfamiliar color scheme overhead in the coming weeks after the first of three Kuwait Air Force KC-130Js landed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., July 1. The arrival of the aircraft marks a significant training milestone in U.S. – Kuwait military relations.  Four Kuwait Air




15

Jul

2014

Marines bake, stir, fry their best during Cherry Point's Chef of the Quarter competition

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Three food service specialists who support the mess hall at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, competed in the Chef of the Quarter competition here July 11.  The competition is designed to test the abilities of food service specialists from squadrons at Cherry Point including Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Wing




15

Jul

2014

Marines bake, stir, fry their best during Cherry Point's Chef of the Quarter competition

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Three food service specialists who support the mess hall at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, competed in the Chef of the Quarter competition here July 11.  The competition is designed to test the abilities of food service specialists from squadrons at Cherry Point including Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Wing




15

Jul

2014

LAAD Marines hone patrolling, weapons skills

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins, Marine Corps Oulying Field Atlantic

Alpha Battery, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion conducted patrolling and military operations on urban terrain training at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic July 7-11 in preparation for security and ground force missions.  2nd LAAD's primary responsibly is ground-base air defense. The battalion recently was tasked to serve as a security





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