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Aug

2014

Marine awarded for his outstanding work for 4MCD

Cpl. Kyle Welshans, New Cumberland, PA

Master Sgt. Tommy Moye, a Quincy, Fla., native, was awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal during a ceremony at the Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna in New Cumberland, Pa., August 6. During his time at the headquarters of the 4th Marine Corps District he served as a member of the training team.   “I started my Marine Corps career




08

Aug

2014

Pursuing dream: Fightertown pilot to fly with Blue Angels

Cpl. John Wilkes, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

For some, aviation is a hobby. For others, it’s a way of life.  “Flying is something that has always amazed me,” said Capt. Jeff Kuss, a pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. “I can remember playing with jets when I was little.”  His passion for flying continued to grow as he got older.  “I started




08

Aug

2014

Sweathogs tear up Ft. Stewart

Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Ft. Stewart, Ga.

The Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 departed July 30, and made their way to Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Ga., for Field Exercise 2-14.  Field Exercise 2-14 is a 10 to 12 day field exercise the squadron conducts in order to get Marines and sailors tactically ready with weapon familiarization, performing land navigation, living in the




08

Aug

2014

Recent graduate program opens world to budding engineers

Jim Katzaman, MCSC Public Affairs, August 8, 2014

Barely a year out of college, Alex Solomon has traveled from coast to coast to see Marines prepare for battle. It’s “almost a Marvel moment”—a comic book adventure come alive—when he sees a sketch leap off the drawing board into a warrior’s hands. Solomon is an engineer, but not one chained to a desk toiling over blueprints under green eyeshades.




08

Aug

2014

Recruits cleanup for inspection

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, SAN DIEGO

Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, presented their weapons and their knowledge during the Series Commander’s Inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 4.             The purpose of the inspection is to give the series commander an opportunity to test his recruits on their knowledge, while also reviewing their




08

Aug

2014

Recruit earns title marine, named most improved

Cpl. Jericho W. Crutcher, Marine Corps Recruit depot San Diego

As Pvt. Christopher J. Bell, Platoon 1062, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, worked his way through the Crucible Confidence Course, he knew he had come a long way since the beginning of recruit training.            Twenty-year-old Bell, a Springfield, Ore., native, was noted by his drill instructors as the most overall improved recruit




08

Aug

2014

MAIC teaches Marines more than just fighting

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, San Diego

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program is taught to every Marine, but it takes a motivated and dedicated Marine to teach it.  Marines facing down the challenge of the Martial Arts Instructor Course spent time learning weapon of opportunity from the green belt syllabus at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Aug. 1.  “This part of the MAIC




08

Aug

2014

Nicolai Fuglsig directs Marine Corps commercial

Cpl. Jericho W. Crutcher, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Slaying dragons and climbing fiery mountains are ways the Marine Corps has demonstrated the intangibles it has to offer through it commercials.  Marines from across the Corps worked with Emmy award-winning director Nicolai Fuglsig to gather film for a new Marine Corps recruiting commercial in southern California July 28-Aug. 4  The purpose of the




08

Aug

2014

11th MEU conducts first training evolution

Cpl. Demetrius Morgan, MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS, Hawaii

The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit has worked long and hard to ensure all elements of the MEU are officially certified as a fully capable fighting force. Despite accomplishing all predeployment certification requirements, the 11th MEU continued to train at a high level and conducted a plethora of different training evolutions on Marine Corps




08

Aug

2014

Leadership 101: Marine from San Antonio

Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

The Marine expeditionary unit represents everything the Marine Corps offers.  The Marines that comprise the MEU are the first responders to crises around the world. Its success is carried out by young Marines dedicated to maintaining a force in readiness. However, this would not be possible without exceptional senior leadership at the MEU.  Gunnery





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