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2015

DieSeL Classic bolsters camaraderie

Lance Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

The Combat Center hosted its Combat Center DieSeL Classic at the base qualification Range, Jan. 17, 2015.This is one of several competitions the Combat Center shooting team participates in each year. The DieSeL Classic is the mid-range match, a competition where shooters fire from the 300, 500 and 600 yard lines. Marines, sailors and service




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Jan

2015

Serbian soldiers and U.S. Forces unite i urban warfare training

Sgt. Russell Midori, Marine Corps Forces Africa

Marines and Serbian soldiers shared skills for urban warfare in Bulgaria Jan 17 as part of Exercise Platinum Lion 15.The tactics exchange was led by Marines from Black Sea Rotational Force 14, which have been operating with NATO Allies and partners in the Black Sea Region since August. The rotational force is supplemented by 2nd Battalion, 2nd




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Jan

2015

Remembering Kobe, Learning the Lessons

Robert D. Eldridge, Ph.D., III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Twenty years ago today on 17 January at 5:00 a.m., I awoke and began my morning routine of making coffee and sitting down to a good book. It was actually lying down, as I lived in 4.5 tatami mat size room and my bed also served as my couch. I had returned to Japan on 15 January, following a trip to the United States to celebrate Christmas with the




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Jan

2015

Romanian Soldiers, Black Sea Rotational Force Marines partner for Platinum Lion

Lance Cpl. Ryan Young, Defense Media Activity

The Romanian soldiers listened intently to their commander, 2nd Lt. Vasile Ionut, as he laid out the plan of action. The commander had to ensure each of his men knew their exact role in the upcoming attack.Ionut and his platoon, from the 495th Infantry Battalion, Romanian Land Forces, are participants in Platinum Lion 15.1, a multi-national




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Jan

2015

Next Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Announced

Office of Marine Corps Communication, Defense Media Activity

The Commandant of the Marine Corps announced today the selection of Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green as the next Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.“It gives me great pleasure to name Sgt. Maj. Green as the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps,” said Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the commandant of the Marine Corps.  “His dynamic leadership is well known




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Jan

2015

Locate, close with and destroy

Cpl. Tony Simmons, Marine Corps Forces Central Command

The mission of the Marine Corps rifle squad is to locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver, or repel the enemy assault by fire and close combat. A lesson Marines are taught in boot camp, which is carried throughout their entire career.Marines with 2nd Platoon, Bravo Battery, 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, and Security




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Jan

2015

Rocket Patrol; U.S. Marines,soldiers search for impact site

Cpl. Carson Gramley, Marine Corps Forces Central Command

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force  Crisis Response - Central Command, Task Force Al Asad, conducted a patrol aboard Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, Jan. 4, 2015, to help find remnants of 122 mm rockets fired at coalition forces.Marines escorted members of a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, TF Al Asad, around the base to find and




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Jan

2015

Gunny sets example, receives Washingtonian Award

Sgt. Jose D. Lujano, Defense Media Activity

Gunnery Sgt. Tawanda “Tee” Hanible’s work, in and out of uniform, continues the legacy of heroes positively impacting their Corps and Country. Tee serves as the administration chief with Company D, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. After her transfer to Quantico in 2011, she




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Jan

2015

26th MEU personnel return to North Carolina

Staff Sgt. Edward R. Guevara Jr., Defense Media Activity

More than 100 Marines and sailors assigned to 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit returned to their home station in eastern North Carolina, Jan. 13-15, after a five-month deployment where they were based in Morón, Spain; Mihail Kogălniceanu, Romania and Sigonella, Italy.The service members from 26th MEU took control Aug. 4, 2014, as the command element




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Jan

2015

Integrated Task Force infantry Marines conduct grenadier training

Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

On a morning where Camp Lejeune residents were issued a winter weather advisory, infantry Marines with Company A, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, bundled their bodies with warming layers and endured the freezing rain as they conducted grenadier training in the Verona Loop Training area, Jan. 14, 2015. While the training focused on the





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