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Aug

2014

15th MEU completes PANAMAX 2014

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Every day U.S. forces train with partner nations to combat global threats. The relationships built through these exercises allow the Marine Corps and its allies to function as a global force in readiness. Recently, Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed PANAMAX 2014, a seven-day multi-national exercise, which began




21

Aug

2014

Commandant throws first pitch

Lance Cpl. Cameron Storm, WASHINGTON

Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, threw the first pitch of the Washington Nationals baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on August 20, 2014.  The game was in honor of the Nationals’ U.S. Marine Corps Day, which saluted Marines who have served and are currently serving worldwide.   As




21

Aug

2014

Powering the Barracks

Cpl. Dan Hosack, Washington, D.C.

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., supports events throughout the National Capital Region every day. With thousands of ceremonies and training exercises every year, it takes a dedicated team to make sure everything goes smoothly.    The Marines in the operations section, known as the S-3, at the Barracks coordinate what Marines and materials go




21

Aug

2014

Reserve Marines conduct 4th Amphibious Assault Vehicle Launch

Lance Cpl. Sara Graham, JACKSONVILLE,Fla.

 A 26-ton metal vehicle, with the ability to carry 21 fully-loaded combat Marines, plunges into the water after rolling down the back of a ship. Instead of sinking, it quickly pops back up ready to be driven to shore, where it can deliver Marines waiting inside to the fight, and provide support to those already on the ground.   Reserve Marines of




21

Aug

2014

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 conduct retrograde operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Cpl. Cody Haas, 8/21/2014

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan— As the U.S. footprint throughout Afghanistan begins to shrink, the extra gear and equipment needs to be retrograded back to the States by a unit capable of moving large items in a timely fashion. For Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 1, it is their mission. Service members with CLB-1 conducted a




21

Aug

2014

Sergeant major bids farewell to MCTSSA, Corps

Wil Williams, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, August 21, 2014

Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity welcomed Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall as the activity's new sergeant major during a relief and appointment ceremony Aug. 14 at Camp Pendleton, California. MCTSSA is a subordinate command to Marine Corps Systems Command. MCSC, headquartered in Quantico, Virginia, serves as the Department of Navy's systems command for Marine Corps ground weapons and information technology programs.




20

Aug

2014

Commanding General's Cup football league (Highlanders vs Beasts)

Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The 1st Light Armor Reconnaissance Highlanders won their opening game with a 28-8 victory over the 1st Marine Logistics Group Beasts at the Paige Field House here, Aug. 19.  The defense of the Highlanders was rock solid throughout the game, forcing three fumbles and an interception.  The Highlanders returned the opening kickoff to their own 25 yard




20

Aug

2014

Commanding General's Cup football league (Highlanders vs Beasts)

Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

The 1st Light Armor Reconnaissance Highlanders won their opening game with a 28-8 victory over the 1st Marine Logistics Group Beasts at the Paige Field House here, Aug. 19.  The defense of the Highlanders was rock solid throughout the game, forcing three fumbles and an interception.  The Highlanders returned the opening kickoff to their own 25 yard




20

Aug

2014

Secretary of The Navy visits Marines, Sailors aboard USS America

Cpl. Christopher J. Moore, USS AMERICA

The hangar bay of the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) stood quiet as Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, standing beside the Honorable Michael Hammer, U.S. Ambassador to Chile, addressed hundreds of Marines and Sailors assigned to America and Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-South, during a visit aboard the ship in the




20

Aug

2014

Meritorious promotion: A cut above the rest

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

To be evaluated by a board of your superiors on knowledge, drill, physical fitness and military appearance is no easy task, but the opportunity for accelerated advancement to the next level of leadership is well worth the ordeal for those who are willing to endure the test. Meritorious promotion boards afford Marines that chance.





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