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Feb

2015

Humble farmer now legendary Marine

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

Hershel “Woody” Williams weighed only three pounds when he was born on a farm in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. His early education took place in a one-room schoolhouse.  As a young man, he joined the Marine Corps Reserves believing he would never be shipped overseas, but still wanting to guard the United States from the home front. Williams thought




23

Feb

2015

4th Marines jump through ITX 2-15

Lance Cpl. William Hester, Defense Media Activity

Early mornings and late nights have been a common trend for the Marines who make up the personal security detail for 4th Marine Regiment, the command element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Four. They have endured seemingly endless hours of training across the broad terrain in California, but their success has proven it was worth




23

Feb

2015

Gulf Coast region plays host to MARSOC Realistic MIlitary Training

Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Higgins, Defense Media Activity

Service members and staff with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command conducted a realistic military training exercise in the Gulf Coast region Feb. 6-16, 2015 to prepare Marines with 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion for future deployments. Marines with MARSOC partnered with several Marine Corps and other U.S. military units




23

Feb

2015

Battalion Assault Course: Culminating Event for ITX 2-15

Lance Cpl. William Hester, Defense Media Activity

Marines from Japan, Hawaii and every corner of the United States have spent countless, draining hours in the extreme conditions of the Mojave Desert for the culminating event of Integrated Training Exercise 2-15, the Battalion Assault Course.Marines from multiple units conducted back-to-back courses involving every element of the Marine Air-Ground




20

Feb

2015

Post of Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps changes hands

Cpl. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

The 17th Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett relinquished his post to the 18th Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green  Feb. 20, 2015, at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. The passage of a simple sword symbolizes the responsibility of taking care of the Marines and sailors. This duty now lies in the hands of Green.The post of




20

Feb

2015

Marines sight in on core infantry skills

Cpl. Kirstin Merrimarahajara, II Marine Expeditionary Force

"We will hold ourselves accountable in execution and practice of the principles and regulations that have made the Marine Corps the premiere military in the world,” states the philosophy of the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment “Warlords”, signed by the unit’s commanding officer, Lt. Col. Joel F. Schmidt.Marines from the unit returned in January




20

Feb

2015

U.S., Thai military firefighters test their crash, fire, rescue skills

Cpl. Joshua Murray, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marines and Royal Thai Navy firefighters conducted aircraft rescue and firefighting training scenarios during exercise Cobra Gold 2015 Feb. 17-18 at Utapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Kingdom of Thailand.Service members practiced different evacuation and stability techniques on a decommissioned Thai military aircraft for the first day of




20

Feb

2015

MWSS-272 executes FARP

Cpl. Scott Whiting, Defense Media Activity

A group of Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 272, out of Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, traveled to a civilian air strip in Engelhard, North Carolina, Feb. 11, 2015, to establish a forward arming and refueling point.The Marines arrived at the air strip and set up their area of operations. The next day, multiple




20

Feb

2015

8th ESB blast their way through training

Lance Cpl. Krista James, Defense Media Activity

During an urban patrol, Marines come under fire from snipers on the rooftops and various machine guns throughout the city block. A quick reaction has everyone behind cover, but the Marines cannot stay there for long, they must get inside a building and find the enemy. The only way in is with a shotgun blast to the bolt, blasting the door inward




20

Feb

2015

Railway Operations training aboard MCLB Barstow’s Yermo Annex now available through MCTIMS

Laurie Pearson, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

Nine Marines from the 1st Transportation Support Battalion and nine Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 5, both from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.,





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