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18

Jul

2014

Military, local community compete in 2014 John D. Kaupiko Canoe Regatta

Kristen Wong, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

KANEOHE BAY — Cheers erupted from the shoreline as canoe paddlers from more than a dozen Oahu canoe clubs competed in the John D. Kaupiko Regatta in Kaneohe Bay, near Hangar 101, July 13, 2014.




18

Jul

2014

H&HS commanding officer relinquishes command

Cpl. Max Pennington, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif

Lt. Col. Daniel J. Levasseur relinquished command of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron to Lt. Col. Mitchell A. Criger during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., July 18.




18

Jul

2014

Recruit recovers from torn ACL to become Marine

Sgt. Walter D. Marino II, San Diego

When he felt a tweak in his knee during a training exercise, Lance Cpl. Calvin J. Gutierrez, Platoon 2101, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, had no idea the severity of the injury.  For eight days he tried to push through the swelling and pain. But when his drill instructors noticed him limping through training, they made an appointment




18

Jul

2014

Youngest of seven siblings intends to earn BA in USMC

Sgt. Marino II, San Diego

For many, the confidence chamber, where recruits are exposed to chlorobenzylidene malonitrile, a non-lethal tear gas, is a horribly terrifying experience.   But for Recruit Esteban AldereteGonzalez, Platoon 3201, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, it was just another challenge in his goal of becoming a United States Marine.  “A lot of




18

Jul

2014

Recruits tear through confidence chamber

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, SAN DIEGO

As recruits enter the chamber and the doors shut, the hazy smoke fills up the room. They know there is only one way out, conquering the gas.  Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conquered the confidence chamber at Edson Range at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 14.  The purpose of the chamber event is to ensure




18

Jul

2014

Taking down an opponent using MCMAP techniques

Sgt. Walter D. Marino II, San Diego

When it comes to recruit training, having fun isn’t what many would expect to occur while learning techniques for hand-to-hand combat. But that is exactly what happened for many recruits from Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion.  Recruits of Company K learned unarmed manipulations as part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training




18

Jul

2014

Recruits begin training Marine Corps way

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, San Diego

  It doesn’t matter how good of shape recruits are in when they arrive to the depot. There is always room to improve.    Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, realized that when they began their series of interval sprints during a physical training session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 15.    “When recruits




18

Jul

2014

DI school students learn ways of the guidon

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, SAN DIEGO

Drill instructors teach recruits about the traditions of the Marine Corps, but before they are able to do that, they need to make sure they are perfect at it themselves.  Students of Drill Instructor School began their guidon training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 10.  A guidon is a flag representing a unit or command, and in




18

Jul

2014

4th LAR Completes its largest annual training exercise in years

Sgt. Justis Beauregard, Army National Training Center Fort Irwin, California

 The Marine Corps is a force in readiness. The 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion proved their readiness during their annual training here, 6 - 20 July, 2014.  This year’s annual training brought the entire battalion to the Mojave Desert to conduct exercises such as weapons training, live fire ranges and demolition. The training allowed the




18

Jul

2014

Australian, Mexican militaries conduct SWET during RIMPAC

Sgt. Sarah Dietz, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Australian, Mexican militaries conducted SWET at the base pool during Exercise Rim of the Pacific, July 1, 2014.





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