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MCB Hawaii hosts King of the Hill race

Kristen Wong, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

MCB Hawaii hosts first race of the 2014 Commanding Officer's Fitness Series: King of the Hill.




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'Fighting Bengals' provide support for Exercise Lava Viper

Lance Cpl. Matthew Bragg, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION KANEOHE BAY

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII - Marines with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 wrapped up their support of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment’s Exercise Lava Viper at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Jan. 29, 2014.




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Flowers, birds or shrimp: air station offers safe haven

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

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., provides a home for not only service members and families, but to several endangered species.   Senior leadership with MCAS Miramar set aside portions of land for endangered birds, plants and fairy shrimp to grow and hopefully flourish.  “It’s our responsibility to manage these things,” said Col. John




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Cherry Point Marines, Sailors train for survival

Lance Cpl. Grace Waladkewics, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Marine and Navy jet pilots conducted survival training at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s Aviation Survival Training Center to reinforce emergency and water survival skills Jan. 22.  The pilots learned and practiced skills, including seat ejection and water survival, and refreshed their




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Emergency Operations Center dedicated to AFTP champion

Lance Cpl. Grace Waladkewics, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Poinr

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Marines and civilian employees gathered at the Emergency Operations Center to honor a key member of the EOC development team Jan. 25.  During the ceremony, the EOC was dedicated in honor of retired Master Sgt. Joseph “Richard” Slappey, who passed away suddenly in




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11th MEU conducts nonlethal training

Cpl. Demetrius Morgan, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

One by one, Marines reluctantly stood at attention within six feet from an instructor. Some Marines tried to compose themselves with heavy breathing, while others clenched their fists preparing for what was to come. The smelly liquid agony launched from the can onto their faces one after the other.   That smelly liquid agony on their faces was




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2014

Arrive alive: Be wary of bad driving habits

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

Traffic accidents are the third leading cause of death in the military, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Defense.   Over the past three years, collision and traffic accident numbers have remained steady, said Michael P. Granger, a safety and occupational health specialist with Marine and Family Programs.  “A lot of traffic




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2014

Trial by fire: 11th MEU leaders train like they fight

Sgt. Melissa Wenger, NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE CORONADO, Calif.

Throughout history, Marine Expeditionary Units have proven to be a flexible force capable of quickly responding to contingencies around the globe. What comes between the call to duty and boots on the ground[CW1]  is the rapid response planning process, or R2P2.  Leaders from the 11th MEU and their counterparts at Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) Five




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Cherry Point pilots train for night operations

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 conducted low light flying evaluations for the squadron’s senior pilots at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point from Jan. 20-27.  Evaluated and certified by flight instructors with Marine Aviation and Weapons Tactics Squadron 1, the HMLA-467 pilots reinforced the principles and skills




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Cherry Point Marines, Sailors improve combat readiness during MISTEX

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

Marines with Marine Air Support Squadron 1 conducted a Marine Air Command and Control Systems Training Exercise at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue Jan. 21-28.   Partnering with Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 28 and the Tactical Air Operations Center, MASS-1 developed the unit capabilities required to operate in a deployed and