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Feb

2014

2nd MAW Fwd stands down ‘until next time’

Cpl. S.T. Stewart, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) formally deactivated during a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Feb. 19, 2014.  The unit activated Nov. 30, 2012, beginning deployments to Afghanistan January 2013.   For more than a year, 2nd MAW (Fwd.) had aerial responsibility of southwestern Afghanistan. During that time, they supported NATO’s




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Feb

2014

CMC sends letter to NCOs, ‘Corps is going sleeves up’

Cpl. Stephen T. Stewart, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos announced Tuesday, the Corps is going sleeves up March 9.  Amos released a letter to Marine noncommissioned officers stating his intent. Marine Administrative Message 078/14 regarding the uniform policy change was released Wednesday morning.  The decision was made by the Corps’ top leaders after




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Feb

2014

NMCRS fund drive kicks off

Lance Cpl. Victor A. Arriaga, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society’s annual active duty fund drive kicks off March 1 and runs through the end of the month aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.   The purpose of the fund drive is to educate Marines and sailors about the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and to gain essential working capital for its operations through




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Feb

2014

Quantico Middle/High School Basketball wins by double digits

Lance Cpl. Cameron Storm, Marine Corps Base Quantico Va.

The Warriors of Quantico Middle/High School played the Warriors of Saint Michael the Archangel High School from Fredericksburg in basketball at home Monday Jan. 27, 2014. Both teams played with unrelenting defenses throughout the game, with Quantico coming out a little ahead. By the end of the first half, Quantico had put a little cushion on the




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Feb

2014

What I've Learned: Paul Armstrong

Lance Cpl. Charles Santamaria, MARINE CORPS MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER BRIDGEPORT, Calif.

Paul Armstrong began his career as a Navy supply officer. He was then commissioned as a Navy Chaplain. He enjoys writing songs and playing instruments and has been doing so for more than nine years.




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Feb

2014

Infantry Immersion Trainer

Cpl. Brianna Christensen, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

The Infantry Immersion Trainer is a facility meant for hands-on practical application of tactical skills and decision making.  The purpose of the trainer is to put Marines into a realistic environment to prepare them for deployments.   "If Marines believe they are in danger they will duck away from it and react," said Robert Thielen, the site




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Feb

2014

Marines become U.S. citizens while serving in Afghanistan

Sgt. Jessica Ostroska, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” Those words spoken by our late president, Ronald Reagan, rang true during a naturalization ceremony held aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 26, where seven Marines were granted their United




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Feb

2014

Commissary cut-through to close during morning rush

Mike DiCicco, Marine Base Quantico

Beginning Feb. 28, the two entrances to the commissary and Marine Corps Exchange parking lot will be closed during the morning rush hour.




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Feb

2014

Bolden’s spelling bee, a hive of activity

Sgt. Marcy Sanchez, Laurel Bay, S.C.

A tree or bush that grows in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico and that has a hard wood which is often used in grilling food because of the special flavor produced by its smoke. This is the definition of the word that gave eighth-grader Xavier Richardson the lead and led to him winning the 2014 Bolden Elementary/Middle School Spelling Bee aboard




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Feb

2014

Waves of Honor offers free admissions to theme parks for service members

Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Service members and veterans can attend several theme parks across the country for free or reduced prices for themselves and up to three direct dependents through the Waves of Honor program.  Waves of Honor offers service members free admission to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Water Country U.S.A. or Sesame Place until the end of 2014.