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2013

K9 participates in Red Ribbon Week

Cpl. D.J. Wu, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Marines with the Combat Center Provost Marshal’s Office K9 unit visited more than a dozen schools in the local community, educating students on what law enforcement does at the Combat Center during this year’s Red Ribbon Week.




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Nov

2013

‘Dark Horse’ trains on mechanized-assault course

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

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, participated in the Mechanized Assault Course on Range 210, Nov. 3, 2013. I Company ran the assault phase of the exercise with three platoons supported by tanks, AAVs and artillery.




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Nov

2013

Vietnam Veterans honored during ceremony

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

The Combat Center’s commissary honored Vietnam veterans during a flag unveiling ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Nov. 6, 2013.




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Nov

2013

Marine Corps Birthday Uniform Pageant 2013

Lance Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Marines, sailors, veterans, friends, and family of the Combat Center experienced the history of the Marine Corps during the 238th Marine Corps Birthday Uniform Pageant at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field Nov. 7, 2013.




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Nov

2013

13th MEU Scout Snipers take to hills

Staff Sgt. Matthew Orr, DJIBOUTI

Sunday mornings aboard USS Boxer are unlike a typical day during deployment.  It is a day traditionally reserved for Marines to attend church and attend to personal matters,  however this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, Scout Snipers from Scout Sniper Platoon, Weapons Company, 1st battalion, 4th Marines, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit took time to hone their




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Nov

2013

Marines, sailors get glimpse through Four Lenses

Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

The demanding training schedule Marines go through to be combat ready takes its toll on service members’ relationships, whether single or married. These problems can hinder Marines’ abilities to stay focused on the mission and put them in harm’s way.  In order to maintain healthy relationships, Marines and spouses with the 15th Marine Expeditionary




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Nov

2013

From Vietnam to Iraq, Afghanistan; “Gold Star Children” film to debut

Chuck Jenks, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Eight years ago, Mitty Mirrer began film journey, to tell the story of today’s Gold Star Children. Mitty has produced a new, hour-long documentary film, “Gold Star Children: Two Generations Sharing Loss and Healing,” and takes an intimate look at American children who’ve lost a parent to war across two generations.




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Nov

2013

Jane Wayne Day unites Marines, spouses

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

Husbands and wives of service members with 2nd Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participated in a Jane Wayne Day here Nov. 7.  The spouses came to Camp Lejeune for a better understanding of their Marines’ duties and to get to know other spouses.  “The purpose of [Jane Wayne Day] is to provide the spouses of




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Nov

2013

MCLB Albany Commissary honors Vietnam War veterans, their families

Verda L. Parker, November 7, 2013

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Defense Commissary Agency became partners of the Vietnam War Veterans Commemorative Partnership Program in March 2013.  Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany unveiled the newly designed Department of Defense flag during a ceremony in front of its Commissary, today. A decision was made to create a




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Nov

2013

Marines commemorate 238-year legacy

Nathan L. Hanks Jr., November 7, 2013

Capt. Michael T. Duffy, adjutant, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, reads the 13th commandant Gen. John A. Lejeune’s birthday message Wednesday during the Marine Corps’ 238th birthday cake-cutting ceremony and uniform pageant held in front of Building 3500, here. Marines, civilian-Marines and guests, gathered for the traditional ceremony to