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Depot hosts 7th annual Father-Daughter dance

Lance Cpl. Crutcher, MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif.

Service members danced and spent a special evening with their daughters during the 7th annual Father-Daughter Dance at the Fieldhouse aboard the depot, Jan. 31.  The dance theme was an enchanted fairy forest. For a 10 dollar fee, patrons enjoyed a dance floor, long lines of food and beverages along with music to dance along to. Daughters wore




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A MAG-nificent day

Kristen Wong, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION KANEOHE BAY

Family members of the units of Marine Aircraft Group 24 visited the different facilities where their loved ones work and learned about their work day.




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Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services closure

Public Affairs Office, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

The Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services at the 22 Area, Building 2241, will be closed Feb. 21-24.




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Cardiac Run sparks Valentine’s Day spirit in 2nd Medical Bn.

Cpl. Devin Nichols, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day, is mostly identified forthe exchange of greeting cards, flowers and even chocolate. Significant othersare always cherished and recognized for this day of love.   However,approximately 118 Marines and sailors with 2nd Medical Battalion, CombatLogistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group came




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Transportation, Support Company Marines awarded Purple Heart Medal

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

Three Marines with Transportation and Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group were awarded the Purple Heart Medal during a ceremony here Feb. 7, for wounds suffered in action while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  May 5, 2013, Cpl. Myles Bayer, an Ellijay, Ga., native and Lance Cpl. Adam




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'We Deal In Lead'

Lance Cpl. Seth Starr, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

I Marine Expeditionary Force, Special Operations Training Group, Special Missions Branch conducted a training event for 1st Reconnaissance Battalion scouts aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. Feb 12.  The event consisted of live fires and known distance ranges with targets extending upwards of 1,000 meters.  The SOTG special missions branch prepares and




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Cherry Point Marines, sailors reach local students

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins, HAVELOCK, N.C.

Marines and sailors of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point volunteered their time to assist Havelock’s Graham A. Barden Elementary School with their annual family reading night Feb. 7.  In its 11th year, the event emphasized the importance of reading and availability of books for new readers at the school.  “The purpose of this night is to place




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2nd MAW attack squadron sets example with incident free year

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

The Marines of Marine Attack Squadron 542 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point set the example of force preservation with no incidents on or off duty for more than a year.  In the past year, VMA-542 made sound decisions in motorcycle safety, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual misconduct prevention, and suicide awareness.  “I took over here just




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II MEF Corpsmen, Marines advance combat medical capabilities

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins, LOS ANGELES

II Marine Expeditionary Force sailors received two weeks of training at the Naval Trauma Training Center in Los Angeles, which was part of the overall enhanced casualty evacuation training pipeline.  As the number of U.S. forces decrease in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, the number of deployed medical providers will decrease




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Dragons” blaze through ground refueling, extend fight

CAMP FOSTER, Japan - Ever since Orville and Wilbur Wright made their historic flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., air travel has been the fastest method of transportation, limited primarily by the aircraft’s range.  Through extensive advancements in technology over the past century, aircraft can now fly longer, farther and faster than ever before. Even so,