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Aug

2014

Holy Joe’s Café delivers truckloads of coffee for service members

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, G-5 Community Plans and Liaison / Public Affairs

In the blazing hot sun of the Middle East, on the cold steel of a ship underway and anywhere else service members may deploy, something as simple as a hot cup of coffee can lift their spirits and get them through the day. In this way, a free cup of coffee reminds service members they are not forgotten.Holy Joe’s Café delivered thousands of boxes of




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Aug

2014

Like father, like son

Sgt. Marcy Sanchez, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

In 1986, Richard Burris took the challenge of going through the rigorous 13-week training that is Marine Corps boot camp. Nearly three decades later, Burris’ son followed in those same yellow footsteps that transform young adults into Marines.Now a master gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps, Burris is known throughout the field of correctional




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Aug

2014

Marines learn natural horsemanship during volunteer event

Cpl. Chatles Santamaria, G-5 Community Plans and Liaison / Public Affairs

Four Marines walk to a horse stable after a morning of work. A white horse stands tall in front of them, patiently waiting. Its owner slowly approaches and introduces herself by presenting a saddle to place on its back. Marines watch closely, ready to learn anything they can about horsemanship.The Marines volunteered Aug. 24, 2014, at the Crazy




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Aug

2014

What I've Learned: 1st Lt. Wayne Quint

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, G-5 Community Plans and Liaison / Public Affairs

1st Lt. Wayne Quint ran Cross Country in high school, eventually becoming the team captain with his best 3-mile time being 16 minutes 8 seconds. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and went on to earn his degree in law. Shorty after, he decided to commission in the Marine Corps.>I played basketball growing up and was a pretty




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Aug

2014

MASS-1 improves squadron readiness

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

More than 50 Marines with Marine Air Support Squadron 1 conducted M240B machine gun and M1014 combat shotgun training during a field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 25.The purpose of the range was to train Marines to qualify as instructors within the squadron using different weapon systems, said 1st Lt. Phillip Thome, an air




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Aug

2014

Thundering Third uses rope bridges to overcome mountainous terrain

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

As America’s crisis response force, Marines must be ready to engage hostile threats in any environment.Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment will become the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element in October. Mountain Exercise 2014 develops critical skills the battalion will need during deployment.Specifically, the training




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Aug

2014

Service, Safety Honored At Quarterly Awards

Laurie Pearson, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

Quilts of Valor, Apple Valley Region Chapter, a group of volunteers who design, create then donate quilts to military




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Aug

2014

Teamwork helps recruits prevail during Crucible

Sgt. Walter D. Marino II, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Some obstacles can be performed individually, but certain tests are impossible without teamwork. Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, utilized just that for their biggest test in recruit training, the Crucible, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20.The Crucible is a 54-hour exercise that tests the skills recruits




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Aug

2014

A Long Way from Home

Cpl. Dan Hosack, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

Fresh dew wets the grass as the sun slowly rises over the countryside. The only sounds that can be heard are birds chirping and a lawnmower in the distance. It is a sharp contrast from the fast-paced life of Washington, D.C.            This is the type of difference Cpl. Megan Hancock, a native of Sheridan, Ill., has had to adjust to when she moved




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Aug

2014

Marine assaultmen rocket back to their roots

Lance Cpl. William Perkins, Defense Media Activity

Assaultmen with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, conducted a live-fire range with MK153 Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapons aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, August 21-22, 2014. For the Marines, the training provided extra trigger time using integrated elements such as coordinated volleys and an evaluated night





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