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1st Recon searches the Pacific

Cpl. William Perkins, 1st Marine Division

The smell of sea salt and the roar of engines fills the senses as three rigid-hulled inflatable boats cut through the water off the coast of California.With Sea World in the background, the three boats slow to a stop in the calm, dark waters of the Pacific Ocean. Eight figures geared for diving systematically run through their final checklists




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2016

First IAR designated marksman course held aboard combat center

Cpl. Julio McGraw, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment concluded their Designated Marksman Course aboard the Combat Center, Jan. 28, 2016.More than 10 "Cutting Edge" and "Darkside" Marines in two-man teams, known as shooter-spotter teams, participated in the three-week course utilizing the M27 Infantry




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SECNAV visits Marine officer training at Quantico

Sgt. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Officer Candidate School and The Basic School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Jan. 27, 2016 to see how Marine Corps candidates and officers train. Mabus began his visit at OCS, where he was introduced to Marine Corps leaders from OCS and their higher headquarters.  He observed a platoon of officer




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CLB 252 Marines test their vertical limits in preparation for Cold Response 16

Lance Cpl. Brianna Gaudi, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 252, II Marine Expeditionary Force, completed Mountain Exercise 1-16, a cold weather training exercise, at Mountain Warfare Training Center, Jan. 11-15, 2016. This training prepared the unit for Cold Response 16, a large, multi-national exercise that will take place in Norway in March of this year. The




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Corpsman up! 2nd Med Bn. prepares for Cold Response 16.1 in Norway

Cpl. Michael Dye, II Marine Expeditionary Force

“Nine-line received and patients enroute,” yells a corpsman. Immediately, several others prepare the medical tent to tend to the injuries of fellow service members on their way to be treated for notional injuries.Sailors with 2nd Medical Battalion conducted Shock Trauma Squad training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune North Carolina, Jan. 28, 2016




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II MEF Marines test the human factor in preparation for Cold Response 16

Sgt. Kristin Merrimarahajara, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Noses and cheeks are red and breath makes an appearance with every exhalation. It has been below freezing, but that doesn’t stop these II Marine Expeditionary Force Marines from being outside in the mountains and snow, preparing to participate in upcoming exercise Cold Response 16 by training at the Mountain Warfare Training Center from Jan. 11-21,




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Feb

2016

7th ESB Marines test improved ribbon bridge

Laurie Pearson, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, test Improved Ribbon Bridge components with representatives from Marine Corps Systems Command, and Marine Corps Engineer School, at Production Plant Barstow's test pond aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow’s Yermo Annex, California, Jan. 25,




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Feb

2016

Law enforcement Marines keep the peace with combat engineers

Sgt. Brady Wood, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Get back, get back, get down! A Marine stood on the muddy football field while the morning’s dew filled the air. An instructor pointed a canister at him with a chemical agent meant to disarm an opponent. Fists clenched, the Marine mentally prepared for what was next.The Marine fought to maintain focus as the oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray forced an




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Feb

2016

‘America’s Battalion’ develops infantry fundamentals

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted a week-long field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 28.The company reinforced infantry fundamentals at all levels, beginning with fire team tactics before advancing to squad-level exercises. Training included patrolling, marksmanship and tactical




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1st LAR trains for real-world combat

Pvt. Robert Bliss, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

The LAV-25, or light armored vehicle, is a versatile, amphibious vehicle in the Marine Corps. Its mission is to provide combined arms reconnaissance and security in support of a ground combat element. From its M242 25mm chain-driven auto cannon, to its top speed of approximately 62 mph, the LAV-25 is a useful addition to the combat capabilities of





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