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Jul

2015

PTAP Norway 2015

Cpl. Gabrielle Quire, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

ThePersonnel Temporary Augmentee Program Norway 2015 combined elements of 4thMarine Logistics Group, 4th Marine Division and 4th Marine Aircraft Wing toprovide two weeks of maintenance and supply support for the Marine CorpsPrepositioning Program located in the Trondheim area of Norway.MCPP-N is designed to support an expeditionary brigade




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Jul

2015

Exercise Khaan Quest 2015 closing

2nd Lt. Michael Maqqitti, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Closing ceremonies commenced today at the Five Hills Training Area in Tavantolgoi, Mongolia, marking the official end to Exercise Khaan Quest 2015.For the past two weeks, Mongolian Armed Forces hosted over 20 nations in this 13th iteration of the exercise. Khaan Quest is an annual multinational exercise co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command and is




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Jun

2015

F-35 training system, logistic system ready for operations

Sgt. Lillian Stephens, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

The U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35 program took another step forward as two key capabilities were delivered to support the service’s first operational squadron.Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, also known as the "Green Knights", received the latest version of support software for the F-35 and all four of their Full Mission Simulator trainers




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Jun

2015

Marines awarded for returning MV-22 Osprey to flight status

Cpl. Alissa P. Schuning, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Twenty-four Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron(VMM)166, VMM-268 and VMM-364 received awards for their part in successfully returning a MV-22 Osprey into flight status aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, June 25.




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Jun

2015

Recon Marines conduct intentional water jumps

Lance Cpl. Chris Garcia, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conducted an intentional water jump exercise during wet silk training aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 24.Twenty recon Marines completed an intentional water jump as part of wet silk training, which is a bi-annual requirement to better prepare them for future




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Jun

2015

2nd CEB Marines help train reserve units in SAPPER course

Cpl. Krista James, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd MarineDivision, conducted a combat engineer specialists leadership course, (SAPPER)for Marines with 4th CEB, 4th Marine Division, stationed at various unitsacross the U.S. and soldiers with the 119th Engineer Company out of the WestVirginia Army National Guard, aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina,




29

Jun

2015

Late at night there are Marines at work; What it takes to keep our aircraft running

Cpl. Joshua Brown, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

The USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) flight line is always active.Going to the flight-line at night, one will encounter the Marines that keepaircraft running.The night crewmen with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron(VMM) 162 (REINFORCED) conduct maintenance on aircraft between 7 p.m. and 7a.m. every day aboard the USS Kearsarge. From regularly scheduled




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Jun

2015

‘Warlords’ conduct indirect-fire training with mortars

Cpl. Michael Dye, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines and sailors with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, conducted mortar training to better familiarize themselves with operating the weapon systems aboard Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 25.“We are out here firing 80mm mortars and 61mm mortars,” said Cpl. Brian Walsh, a squad leader with the unit. “We’ve been using the




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Jun

2015

U.S. Marines embark on USNS Sacagawea to begin Exercise Koa Moana 15.2

Cpl. Reba James, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

A platoon of U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, have been preparing for the bilateral training exercise Koa Moana 15.2 in Dili, East Timor, beginning June 22.The Marines will highlight the exercise by focusing on the fundamentals of squad and platoon-level tasks with the East Timor




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Jun

2015

Warrior Games athletes compete in shooting medal rounds

Shannon Collins, Defense Media Activity

The line whittled down to the medal rounds here yesterday, as Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and British forces adaptive athletes took part in the air rifle and air pistol shooting competitions during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.No service branch dominated, and the men and women shot against each other as one.“In shooting,





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