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May

2015

U.S. Marines, Australian Armed Forces train together

Cpl. Angel Serna, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

Gunfire and grenade blasts can be heard over the serene atmosphere of the humid woodlands at the training area. U.S. Marines and Australian soldiers yelled commands, threw grenades at targets and conducted live-fire training to engage mock enemy targets while maneuvering through dense vegetation.Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine




20

May

2015

International Affairs Program accepting applications for Foreign Area Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Program

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

Marine administrative message 245/15 announces that the Marine Corps International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for Foreign Area Staff Non-Commissioned Officers.




20

May

2015

Bridge Company ‘bridging the gap’ on obstacles

Cpl. Michael Dye, II Marine Expeditionary Force

“Lay! Ho! Heave!” shouted Sgt. Tyler Denney, an advanced bridge master with Bridge Company, 8th Engineering Support Battalion, as several Marines removed a section of a 16-bay, double-story bridge. Marines then carried the section of bridge to a pallet for later use.Marine engineers with Bridge Co. completed a bridge build and removal exercise




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May

2015

24th MEU Marines, Jordanians, support regional stability during Eager Lion

Sgt. Devin Nichols, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Approximately 500 U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed Exercise Eager Lion 2015, culminating with a multilateral combined-arms live-fire event May 18, 2015, in Jordan.Eager Lion is an annual U.S. multinational exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to exchange military expertise and improve interoperability




19

May

2015

Assistant Secretary of the Navy witnesses base energy program firsthand

Nathan L. Hanks Jr., Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s energy initiatives have caught the attention of Department of Defense officials as it continues its quest to become the first “net zero” Marine Corps, installation in the DoD.One official, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Dennis V. McGinn, Energy, Installations and Environment, visited the base to




19

May

2015

USMC OT-1 kicks off with Lightning II aircraft landing aboard USS Wasp

Lance Cpl. Remington Hall, Headquarters Marine Corps

USS Wasp (LHD-1) At Sea- Six Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft initiated the first phaseof shipboard operational testing (OT-1) when they landed aboard the USS Wasp atsea on the afternoon of May 18.  OT-1 will evaluate and assess the integration of the F-35Binto Marine Corps aviation while operating across different flight, maintenanceand




19

May

2015

Marines recognized for culinary excellence

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

The National Restaurant Association hosted the 2015 Armed Forces Food service Awards Dinner, May 15, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel in Chicago. The event honored service members from all branches of the Department of Defense for excellence in food services and preparation in the military.             “Tonight is truly a celebration of excellence,”




19

May

2015

U.S. Marines, Jordanian Forces share leadership skills during NCO Day

Gunnery Sgt. Alexis Mulero, Defense Media Activity

More than 20 U.S. Marine noncommissioned officers and Jordanian Armed Forces soldiers broke bread and shared military experiences while celebrating a noncommissioned officer day at Camp Titin, Jordan, May 14.The all-day event was part of Exercise Eager Lion 2015, which took place in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from May 5 – 19. “The event was




19

May

2015

Marine identified in MV-22 mishap

Capt. Brian Block, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Barron, 24, of Spokane, Washington died Sunday of injuries sustained when the MV-22B Osprey he was aboard crashed while conducting training at Marine Corps Training Area - Bellows.Barron was a tiltrotor crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Rein.), 15th MEU. He was stationed at Marine Corps Air




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May

2015

U.S. military helicopter teams up with Samaritan's Purse to deliver aid before Nepal monsoons

Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch and Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Vought, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Deployed U.S. Military members and a North Carolina faith-based organization provided earthquake disaster relief supplies to Nepalese villagers in Dolakha District, May 16 and 17.Joint Task Force 505, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Samaritan’s Purse worked together to deliver donated supplies to Jiri village





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