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2013

Recruits map out land navigation

Lance Cpl. Tyler Viglione, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

In this day and age of smartphones and Global Positioning Systems, most people don’t know how to use a compass or map. For a Marine this knowledge must be  second nature.  Armed with compasses and maps, recruits of Company I, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, maneuvered through the Land Navigation Course at Edson Range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp




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Nov

2013

Scout sniper awarded Navy Cross

Cpl. Mel Johnson, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Sergeant Joshua L. Moore received the Navy Cross from the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, during an awards ceremony Nov. 1, 2013 aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C.  Moore, 25, from Franklinville, N.C., received the naval service’s highest award for his extraordinary heroism while serving as a scout with scout sniper platoon, 2nd Battalion,




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2013

Combat Center Marines, Royal Marines face off in competition

Lance Cpl. Alejandro Bedoya, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif

Combat Center Marines and Royal Marines with Commando 40 Royal Marines competed in Warrior Day at Del Valle Field Oct. 30, 2013. The competition’s intent was to bring together Marines from different nations who participated in the annual Black Alligator training exercise.




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Nov

2013

What I've Learned: Sgt. Maj. Scott Cooper

Cpl. Lauren Kurkimilis, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

* I got my first job when I was 11 at a little surf shop. I made a dollar an hour plus free pizza. I grew up with pretty much just my mom so this family gave me a job to sort of keep me out of trouble.  * I was never really into conventional sports. Growing up, I did BMX, dirt biking and freestyle. I also skate boarded and I surfed. I did all of




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Nov

2013

'Wardogs’ pitch in to clean up community

Cpl. Lauren Kurkimilis, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. --

Marines and family members with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, volunteered their time in an effort to help beautify the community in Copper Mountain Mesa, Calif., Oct. 26, 2013. The Copper Mountain Mesa neighborhood watch requested the Marines to help in the effort to remove trash from more than 30 sites within the area, which have been used as unauthorized dumping sites.




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Nov

2013

Red Cross impacts communities around world

Lance Cpl. Alejandro Bedoya, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif

The mission of the American Red Cross is to provide care to those in need. The Red Cross is supported by people who donate, volunteers, and employees who all share the same mission.




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Nov

2013

Marine recruiters utilize Delayed Entry Program to reduce attrition

Sgt. Tyler Hlavac, Ona, W.Va.

Some may think of enlisting in the Marine Corps as an easy process involving a quick trip to the local recruiting station, signing a few papers and then a short time later taking a trip to Marine Corps Recruit Depots San Diego or Parris Island.  However, the paperwork at the recruiting station is only a formality in the process toward becoming a




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Nov

2013

MCB Hawaii youths spread red, promote healthy lifestyles

Kristen Wong, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

The Pyramid Rock Young Marines and the Drug Education for Youth program students aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii promoted healthy lifestyles through Red Ribbon Week, which ran from Oct. 23 through 31, 2013.




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Nov

2013

CLB-3 Marines hammers out new SWA hut

Lance Cpl. Nathan Knapke, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Combat Logistics Battalion 3 Marines built a SWA hut.




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Nov

2013

1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment Savages slay Marine Aircraft Group 24 Bandits 35-12

Lance Cpl. Nathan Knapke, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

The 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment Savages defeated the Marine Aircraft Group 24 Bandits 35-12.