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Mar

2016

Behind scenes at Ssang Yong 16: Combat Logistics Battalion 31

1st Lt. Karoline Foote, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Behind every operation a military unit conducts, there is a group of people that work behind the scenes to make everything happen. That group makes sure there are vehicles for transportation; water and food for the troops; medical treatment if needed; and ammunition for the operation. In the case of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, that group of




28

Mar

2016

Building a bond: Dutch Marines strengthen battle tactics

Cpl. Justin Updegraff, II Marine Expeditionary Force

“There is a very good reason why we train here,” said Maj. Clemens Buter, the lead planner of the Dutch bi-lateral training with the 32nd Raiding Company. “We have to operate all over the world together, so we need to train together as well. This is to ensure we have similar procedures and we know we can rely on each other when it’s really




25

Mar

2016

Marine Corps enters realm of cyberspace through new unit

Sgt. Eric Keenan, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps activated Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group during a ceremony at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, March 25, 2016.The mission of MCCYWG is to man, train and equip Marine Cyberspace mission teams to perform both defensive and offensive cyber operations in support of United States Cyber Command and Marine Forces Cyberspace




25

Mar

2016

VMU-2 flies RQ-21A in 'Class D' airspace

Pfc. Nicholas Baird, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 launched into a new era with its RQ-21A Blackjack flight into Class D airspace, over Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, March 21.Commonly only allowed to fly in restricted airspace, VMU-2 now has the expanded ability to integrate RQ-21A flight operations with manned aircraft over this




25

Mar

2016

Combat engineers build, breach, shoot in unit competition

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion competed against one another in a series of training exercises to determine the best sapper squad across Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 21 – 25.The event was organized as an internal competition meant to challenge individual squads in their proficiency at executing engineer-based




24

Mar

2016

Recon Marines conduct shooting package to prepare for 11th MEU

Lance Cpl. Justin Bowles, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines stood on-line and performed pistol drills as an instructor yelled the importance of performing weapon fundamentals properly.Marines with Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducted a combat marksmanship program led by Expeditionary Operations Training Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, March 17, 2016, at Marine




23

Mar

2016

U.S., Morocco improve demining capability, work on center of excellence

Cpl. Olivia McDonald, Marine Corps Forces Africa

Students from across the Moroccan military branches are working together with U.S. Marines from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa to build up Morocco’s demining capabilities.The training is part of the U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program, formerly called U.S. Humanitarian Demining Program, which has been




23

Mar

2016

Take aim: 2nd LAR conducts gunnery training

Cpl. Shannon Kroening, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion conducted annual gunnery qualification training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 18-22, 2016.The Marines of 2nd LAR conduct their qualifications with the M242 Bushmaster 25 mm chain-driven auto-cannon and the M240B 7.62 mm machine gun to maintain their proficiency and




23

Mar

2016

MWSS-272 demonstrates expeditionary capabilities

Cpl. Kaitlyn Klein, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 demonstrated their expeditionary capabilities during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, North Carolina, March 14-18, 2016.“Our mission here is to construct a 96-by-96 AM-2 aluminum matting vertical take-off and landing pad,” said Master Sgt. Jason




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Mar

2016

Intel Marines mold future of Marine Corps

Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte, Defense Media Activity

Intelligence Marines from throughout the Marine Corps presented software they created to leaders of the Marine Corps Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Enterprise accelerator program in Stafford, Virginia, March 4, 2016.The accelerator program is a 12-week course that brings Marines back into the development process of the gear they will use





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