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Sep

2014

Support keeps artillery firing

Sgt. Matthew Manning, Marine Corps Installations Pacific

With any military operation or exercise, logistical planning is required for both troops and equipment to function at full potential.For the Marines with the administrative logistics ordnance command, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, meeting the logistical requirements of the three artillery batteries operating in the Yausubetsu Maneuver Area




17

Sep

2014

2nd LAAD section, team leaders refine skills, enhance abilities

Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion’s section leader course and team leader course combined during a final exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina., Sept. 10.The battalion's section and team leader courses are both three weeks long. They are designed to serve as a refresher on the fundamentals of the




17

Sep

2014

VMFA-122 Marine comes home during Distant Frontier

Sgt. Justin Pack, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

For most members of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, coming to Alaska is a unique and exciting adventure they have never experienced before. It is home to the tallest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley, as well as being the only state within the Arctic Circle, both of which are within a day trip of Eielson Air Force Base. Alaska has more than




17

Sep

2014

Gen. Mattis honored by No Greater Sacrifice

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

To most Marines this man is a legend. To other Americans he would just be another veteran sporting tightly cropped white hair and a face worn from years of combat. When he speaks listeners hear sincerity, confidence and blunt wisdom. He is a legend among those new and old to the Corps—He is retired Marine Gen. James Mattis. During the afternoon of




16

Sep

2014

Arresting gear gives pilots no need to fear

Cpl. D.A. Walters, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Wing Support Squadrons 171 and 172 completed the installation of the M31 Marine Corps expeditionary arresting gear system at West Field, Tinian, in preparation of Valiant Shield 2014, which began Sept. 15. The movable arresting gear is a system of cables and shock absorbers, which can be set up on a runway to help aircraft safely stop in




16

Sep

2014

VMA-223 Marines train during Exercise Green Flag

Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, II Marine Expeditionary Force

More than 170 Marines with Marine Attack Squadron 223 departed Sept. 10 for a month-long exercise at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev.Green Flag is an exercise , which occurs 10 times per year and serves to support ground combat forces, according to Lt. Col. Roger T. McDuffie, commanding officer of the squadron. Eight of the squadron’s AV-8B




16

Sep

2014

1st MLG welcomes Colombian military leaders

Sgt. Laura Gauna, 1st Marine Logistics Group

More than thirty officers from the Colombian School of Advanced Warfighting and Brig. Gen. Leonardo Pinto Morales, commander of the 7th Division of the Colombian Army, visited 1st Marine Logistics Group leaders as part of the Colombian Observance Exchange Program Sept. 2, 2014 at Camp Pendleton, California.The program allowed members of both the




16

Sep

2014

Commandant, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visits SP-MAGTF Africa

Cpl. Shawn Valosin, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

The 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett visited Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, Sept. 3, to meet the Marines, sailors and coastguardsmen of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.During the visit, Amos and Barrett walked through individual work




15

Sep

2014

Marine Corps archer takes gold by one point

Courtesy Story, Wounded Warrior Regiment

Marine Corps Maj. Richard Burkett Jr. brought the United States another gold medal with his win in the Mixed Individual Compound Open archery match here Sept 12.Tensions were high as Burkett and the audience waited to hear the judge’s decision on his last shot, which was too close to call with the naked eye. After roughly two minutes of




15

Sep

2014

OPG leads way as Marines, JSDF join disaster preparedness training

Lance Cpl. Pete Sanders, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Members of the Okinawa Prefectural Government hosted a series of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief drills with the Japan Self-Defense Forces and U.S. Marines on and around Miyako Island Sept. 6.This year’s exercise was the first time OPG asked the Marines to participate, understanding the immense capability the Marine Corps brings in the





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