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Buried in vaults aboard Quantico is the history of the Corps

Mike DiCicco, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

When a lieutenant colonel with the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group needed footage for a training video, she came to the Oral and Video History Section in the basement of Breckenridge Hall, where collection manager Tom Baughn is now digging up film for her related to the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, the evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Saigon




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Service members battle to become Ironman Champion

Lance Cpl. Antonio J. Rubio, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron Marines and soldiers endured physical and mental discomfort to strengthen brotherly ties in healthy rivalry during the Ironman Team Competition aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 5, 2014.  “We do this to have friendly competition amongst the Marines, soldiers and sailors with a prize of a PME




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Condor Elementary hosts a night of science

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

For the last three years, Condor Elementary School has invited families from the community to participate in the school’s Science Night. Signs directed families to the different sections of the school where exploding milk, conductors of electricity, a solid that can turn into a liquid and more than 100 other projects were presented for families and fellow students to see.




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11th MEU conducts raid

Cpl. Demetrius Morgan, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Speed, intensity and a whole lot of firepower is what you can expect when Marines set their sights on an objective. Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element made their presence known when conducting raid training on urban terrain here Feb. 5.   Machinegunners provided suppressive fire as part of the first phase of the




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22nd MEU honors base employee for support

Sgt. Austin Hazard, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) recognized a base employee for her continued contributions to the MEU at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 5, 2013.   Robin Burleson, the base passport agent, supported the MEU by assisting it with passport applications in preparation for the unit’s deployment.  “I do what we call no-fee passports




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Road to equality in Marine Corps remembered

Lance Cpl. Christopher Johns, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif.

As service members begin to settle into the new year, some look to the past in reverence and thanks for freedoms that weren’t available to them 72 years ago – because of the color of their skin.  Black History Month, which takes place in February every year, serves as a reminder to service members of the hardships of those who came before them like




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1st Marine Division Schools, JGSDF conduct shooting drills

Lance Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Marines with 1st Marine Division Schools and soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted shooting drills as part of scout sniper training for Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. Jan. 29, 2014.  Iron Fist is an amphibious exercise that brings together Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit,




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2nd MLG trains with Raven system

Lance Cpl. Shawn Valosin, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Marines from 2nd Marine Logistics Group split into groups to train with the Raven RQ-11B here Feb. 4.  The Raven system is the most updated model of lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles used for reconnaissance missions overseas.  The training included classroom lessons as well as practical application in the field to prepare the Marines for use in




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2014

Making his way and paving it for others

 PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – From the very start of life, each of us are confronted with decisions and challenges that shape and determine our lifes’ direction.  Some grow-up knowing exactly what they want to do, but for others, they figure it out as they go.  It wasn’t so simple for Staff Sgt. Christopher Nieves, a recruiter with Recruiting Substation




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RS Frederick raises the bar for PT

Sgt. Amber Williams, Frederick, Md.

Physical fitness is paramount in maintaining a healthy Delayed Entry Program that will ultimately ship applicants to Marine Corps Recruit Training.  Recruiting Station Frederick places much value in how the pool program is maintained during a 10 to 12 month period between a Poolee’s enlistment and ship dates. The Pool program is designed to ensure