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May

2011

Arizona’s Own Joins Corps’ Tradition

Cpl. Marco Mancha, PATROL BASE ALCATRAZ, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Families all over America have certain traditions they honor. Some go on annual camping trips, and others have special items they’ve passed down from generation to generation. One Mesa, Ariz., native made joining the Marine Corps a family tradition.  Corporal Thomas Gifford serves as a point man for B Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, and is




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2011

Marines increase interoperability with host-nation weapons training during African Lion 2011

Sgt. Rebecca Hansen, TIFNIT, Morocco

Over the chaotic sound of gunfire, bullets made their way to paper targets. Whether from an M-4 carbine or an AK-47 assault rifle, they were sent down range by U.S. Marines and Moroccan soldiers learning from each other.  Marines from Military Police Company, Headquarters Battalion, 4th Marine Division, a Marine Corps reserve unit based out of




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2011

Depot wives experience day in recruit’s shoes

Lance Cpl. Crystal Druery, MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT, San Diego

Three battalions from the Recruit Training Regiment put their wives on the yellow footprints May 21 in hopes of giving them a small taste of recruit training.  Jane Wayne Day gives wives the opportunity to appreciate the work their husbands put into training the next generation of Marines. The billet of drill instructor is one of the most demanding




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May

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Depot wives experience day in recruit’s shoes

Lance Cpl. Crystal Druery, MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT, San Diego

Three battalions from the Recruit Training Regiment put their wives on the yellow footprints May 21 in hopes of giving them a small taste of recruit training.  Jane Wayne Day gives wives the opportunity to appreciate the work their husbands put into training the next generation of Marines. The billet of drill instructor is one of the most demanding




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2011

Aviation elements return to Cherry Point from 26th MEU

Lance Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (May 21)

The Marine Corps prides itself on being a force in readiness, able to be wherever needed at a moment’s notice. Epitomizing the mission is the Marine expeditionary unit, a force of approximately 2,200 Marines and Sailors that operate from amphibious platforms at sea.  In August 2010, the 26th MEU set sail for a deployment where they supported




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May

2011

Marine children learn life lessons from martial arts

Lance Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (May 21)

Two young fighters from Cherry Point fought dozens of opponents to get to the North Carolina State Tae Kwon Do Championship, and neither could accept leaving with a second place trophy. They advanced on each opponent, trading body blows and attempting to get inside the other’s defenses. One succeeds, knocking the other down with a swift kick to the




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May

2011

On the road again: Army, Marines team up to deliver supplies

Sgt. Rachael K. A. Moore, FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHUKVANI, Afghanistan

Getting supplies to and from forward operating bases can be difficult due to the rugged terrain of Afghanistan and the imminent enemy threat. However, the Route Clearance Platoon from Joint-Task Force Paladin provided Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) with a clear path during the latest resupply mission




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May

2011

Marines and sailors have breakfast with faith

Sgt. Marcy Sanchez, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

On a gray cloudy morning while most are pushing their snooze button to get just a few more minutes, a group of gentlemen sit in the corner of a mess hall to discuss life, over breakfast. A group of Marines and sailors gather at the Camp Pendleton’s Del Mar mess hall every Tuesday morning to discuss and share thoughts on topics in a book that they




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May

2011

One woman uses portraits to help grieving families

Lance Cpl. Mark A. Garcia, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

A local painter unveiled her newest portrait of a fallen warrior during a small ceremony here, May 16. Caroline Carlson presented the painting of Sgt. Cole, who was killed in action in Afghanistan, to Maj. Gen. Melvin G. Spiese, the deputy commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force. She painted the portrait to help comfort the grieving




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May

2011

2nd ANGLICO watches over Georgian forces

Lance Cpl. Bryan J. Nygaard, COMBAT OUTPOST SHUKVANI, Afghanistan

In a combat environment, the word liaison represents a means of communication for ensuring mission accomplishment, which is exactly the mission of 2nd Air-Naval Gunfire Liaison Company. 2nd ANGLICO provides Marine commanders with liaison capability among joint, allied and coalition forces. Over the past six months, Marines of Supporting Arms