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Sep

2014

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates cultural diversity

Amaani Lyle, Headquarters Marine Corps

Since 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson was in office, America has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to celebrate the contributions and culture of citizens of Latin American descent.Today's start of National Hispanic Heritage Month also marks the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador,




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Sep

2014

California Energy Commission take Pendleton energy conservation tour

Sgt. Christoher Duncan, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Commissioners with the California Energy Commission toured Camp Pendleton, Sept. 17, to gain an overview of the base’s mission and various support functions.The commissioners observed some of Camp Pendleton’s initiatives and successes in the employment of alternative energy vehicles and fuel usage, several of the ongoing and developing renewable




18

Sep

2014

Combat Center Marines aid Desert Arc at Camp Ronald McDonald

Lance Cpl. Olivia Day, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

Laughter filled the air as Combat Center Marines volunteered with Desert Arc at Camp Ronald McDonald in Mountain Center, Calif, Saturday. The event was coordinated through Navy Lt. Donald Baker, Chaplain, Headquarters Battalion, to help build a stronger relationship with the base’s surrounding community.Desert Arc has provided disabled adults with




18

Sep

2014

Recruits experience first Marine Corps inspection

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

Bearing is defined as the way one conducts and carries him or herself in a manner that reflects alertness, competence and control.Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, displayed their bearing during their senior drill instructor’s inspection. Only 16 days into training, the recruits were also tested on Marine Corps knowledge,




18

Sep

2014

Forecasters prepare for valiant Shield 2014

Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei, III Marine Expeditionary Force

It is argued that the weather cost the French the Battle of Agincourt as their horses struggled across the swampy land in pursuit of Henry V’s significantly smaller British Army.“If you look across history in different battles, a lot of them have been decided by the weather or it has played a significant part,” said Warrant Officer Jason R. Tyx, a




17

Sep

2014

Support keeps artillery firing

Sgt. Matthew Manning, Marine Corps Installations Pacific

With any military operation or exercise, logistical planning is required for both troops and equipment to function at full potential.For the Marines with the administrative logistics ordnance command, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, meeting the logistical requirements of the three artillery batteries operating in the Yausubetsu Maneuver Area




17

Sep

2014

2nd LAAD section, team leaders refine skills, enhance abilities

Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion’s section leader course and team leader course combined during a final exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina., Sept. 10.The battalion's section and team leader courses are both three weeks long. They are designed to serve as a refresher on the fundamentals of the




17

Sep

2014

VMFA-122 Marine comes home during Distant Frontier

Sgt. Justin Pack, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

For most members of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, coming to Alaska is a unique and exciting adventure they have never experienced before. It is home to the tallest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley, as well as being the only state within the Arctic Circle, both of which are within a day trip of Eielson Air Force Base. Alaska has more than




17

Sep

2014

Gen. Mattis honored by No Greater Sacrifice

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

To most Marines this man is a legend. To other Americans he would just be another veteran sporting tightly cropped white hair and a face worn from years of combat. When he speaks listeners hear sincerity, confidence and blunt wisdom. He is a legend among those new and old to the Corps—He is retired Marine Gen. James Mattis. During the afternoon of




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Sep

2014

Arresting gear gives pilots no need to fear

Cpl. D.A. Walters, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Wing Support Squadrons 171 and 172 completed the installation of the M31 Marine Corps expeditionary arresting gear system at West Field, Tinian, in preparation of Valiant Shield 2014, which began Sept. 15. The movable arresting gear is a system of cables and shock absorbers, which can be set up on a runway to help aircraft safely stop in





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