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Apr

2016

Engineer Marines, prepare for deployment with convoy training

Lance Cpl. Justin Bowles, I Marine Expeditionary Force

After a long and rocky convoy, the travelers arrived at their destination to the sound of locals yelling in a foreign language, protesting the Marine presence.The Marines dismounted their tactical vehicles and began controlling and directing the locals while providing security to the patrol base.The chaotic scene escalated as three local women




21

Apr

2016

MPs design new officers course

Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps is always striving to stay one step ahead of the enemy, always ready with the latest training and thinking about innovative ideas for improvement.The military police community recognized a need to transform training for officers and created the first Marine Military Police Officer Basic Course.“We’ve created this course, so we can




20

Apr

2016

Marines, JSDF continue Japan earthquake relief from sea

Capt. Jennifer Giles, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Four MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, completed the second day of disaster relief operations using bilateral naval integration in support Joint Task Force Chinzei, led by the Japan Self-Defense Force, after the island of Kyushu was hit by a series of earthquakes. The Ospreys flew




20

Apr

2016

MCIPAC supports Kyushu earthquake relief

Cpl. Jessica Collins, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Four MV-22 Ospreys left the Philippines April 17, transited through Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and arrived at MCAS Iwakuni to assist with recovery efforts within seven hours in support of the Government of Japan’s relief efforts after the island of Kyushu was hit by a series of earthquakes, causing significant damage and up to 40 deaths.“The




20

Apr

2016

Marines step up relief support for Kyushu earthquake victims

Cpl. Samantha Villarreal, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Two MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit completed the third day of disaster relief operations in support of Joint Task Force Chinzei, led by the Japan Self Defense Force, after the island of Kyushu was hit by a series of earthquakes. The Ospreys were initially loaded with relief




19

Apr

2016

Marines deliver earthquake relief supplies to Kyushu

Capt. Jennifer Giles, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Two MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit delivered relief supplies to Hakusui Sport Park on the island of Kyushu, Japan today in support of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force relief efforts after a series of earthquakes struck the island of Kyushu earlier this week.Two MV-22B




19

Apr

2016

Marines position for Japan earthquake relief

Capt. Jennifer Giles, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Four MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni today at the request of the Government of Japan to support the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force with relief efforts after a series of earthquakes struck the island of Kyushu earlier this week. The




19

Apr

2016

Bailey bridge improves mobility at Camp Pendleton

I MEF, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Nearly 25 Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, I Marine Logistics Group, began a three-week construction project of a Bailey bridge at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 4, 2016.7th ESB provides mobility assets to I Marine Expeditionary Force and any adjacent or joint units. The bridge was built as an alternative route to




18

Apr

2016

Henderson Hall hosts 9th Annual Children’s Fair

Lance Cpl. Timothy R Smithers, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps Community Services hosted the Month of the Military Child Children’s Fair at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall, Virginia, April 16, 2016.The 9th annual fair celebrated children of military parents and their unique struggles and resilience.Month of the Military child was established in 1986 by then Secretary of Defense Casper




18

Apr

2016

Crisis Response Marines help Spanish maintain aerial refueling qualifications

Sgt. Tia Nagle, Marine Corps Forces Africa

U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response- Africa flew straight and level as the F/A-18 approached from behind to receive fuel. This F/A-18 however belonged to the Spanish Air Force, conducting an air-to-air refueling mission from a U.S. Marine KC-130J for the first time during a training





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