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Jul

2015

Lava Dogs goes wheels up

Sgt. Owen Kimbrel, I Marine Expeditionary Force

The sound of CH-53E Super Stallion rotors spinning in the distance could be heard as Marines and sailors with Company B, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 teamed up to run drills in ground air integration training at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, July 26.Using




27

Jul

2015

Marines prepare for worst during EOD exercise

Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, 10th Marine Regiment

Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, conducted an EOD field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 13–23. The exercise allowed the Marines to take on a multitude of challenges they may encounter on deployments and in garrison. In training, however, they could learn from their




27

Jul

2015

In honor of our brother: Sgt Carson Holmquist laid to rest by family, fellow Marines

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, 4th Marine Division

Two flags fluttered in the wind as they traveled through the green fields of Wisconsin: the stars and stripes of the American flag, and the crimson and gold of the Marine Corps emblem. The flags traveled slowly along the winding country road on the back of a motorcycle, leading dozens of vehicles as they escorted the body of Sgt. Carson Holmquist, a fallen husband, father, son, brother and Marine, to his final resting place in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, July 25, 2015.




27

Jul

2015

Marine victims from Nepal added to Defense Information School Hall of Heroes

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

The names of two of the Marine victims from the fatal helicopter crash in Nepal were mounted on the Hall of Heroes display July 27, 2015, at the Defense Information School, Fort George G. Meade, Md.The Hall of Heroes honors service members from the combat camera and public affairs occupational fields who have died during operational efforts.




27

Jul

2015

Granting wish, EOD style

Cpl. Carson Gramley, 1st Marine Logistics Group

Marines with 1st Explosive Ordnance Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and members of the Make-A-Wish Foundation came together to help make a young boy’s dream a reality at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 25, 2015.A brave young man, James Gallant of Poway, California, has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer and thanks to




27

Jul

2015

New command, control system rolls out to field

Jim Katzaman, Office of Public Affairs and Communication, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Within weeks, Marines manning the M1A1 Abrams tank will have the latest Joint Battlefield Command-Platform at their fingertips. Two teams from Marine Corps Systems Command worked together to send the much-needed communications system into the field.




27

Jul

2015

Selfless sacrifice

Cpl. Sara Graham, Headquarters Marine Corps

With the sound of tires rolling on hard pavement a procession of cars following a single white hearse come to a slow stop under the blistering sun at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on July 24, 2015. Seven Marines step away from the hearse gripping the handles of a casket, draped in a American flag. The Marines take a long walk with the casket




27

Jul

2015

Coming home

Cpl. Matthew Bragg, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

The 3rd Marine Division conducted a repatriation ceremony July 25, 2015 to honor the remains of at least 36 Marines in Tarawa, Kiribati, who fought and died during the Battle of Tarawa in World War II.The Battle of Tarawa, also known as the 76-hour battle, took place from November 20-23, 1943 on the heavily fortified island of Betio, which was held




27

Jul

2015

1/7 destroys in platoon attack

Cpl. Seth Starr, I Marine Expeditionary Force

It was a warm morning when Marines from 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, rose at 3:17 a.m. to begin preparation for platoon attacks aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 24. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their




27

Jul

2015

Marines last words to fallen brother, "Welcome to the gun club"

Cpl. Ian Ferro, 4th Marine Division

My alarm rings on a Saturday at 10:36 am. The weekend begins, which normally brings me excitement, happiness and that feeling of liberty knowing that for two days I don’t have to worry about work, the time or any professional responsibility in general. This weekend however, was not a regular one, I will not spend most of my day relaxing by the pool





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