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May

2015

Exercise Predator Walk kicks off as U.S. Marines depart Robertson Barracks

Cpl. Reba James, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, departed in support of Exercise Predator Walk, May 20 from Robertson Barracks, Palmerston, Northern Territory, Australia. “We are moving personnel, tactical vehicles and equipment to the training area as part of Predator Walk today,” said 1st Lt. William




21

May

2015

JTF 505 MV-22B Ospreys depart Nepal

Courtesy Story, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Joint Task Force 505 MV-22B Ospreys deployed in support of Operation Sahayogi Haat departed Nepal, May 21. The Osprey’s are no longer required as the government of Nepal and the international aid community have increased their capacity to continue the necessary delivery of aid to those in need.Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, based out of




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May

2015

Foreign military leaders observe U.S. Marine Corps amphibious landing during PALS

Sgt. Sarah Anderson, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS, Hawaii – Representatives from 22 nations observed an amphibious landing by the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit May 19, 2015. Amphibious Assault Vehicles launched from the USS Rushmore.




20

May

2015

Clemson University research project preserves veterans’ stories for the ages

Sgt. Ken Scar, Defense Media Activity

Expect to be impressed when you meet a Marine, but when that Marine is a 95 year-old Pearl Harbor survivor who challenges you to a pull-up contest, prepare to be blown away.This is one of many things Clemson University student Will Hines of Spartanburg has learned in conducting the Veterans Project, an ongoing undergraduate research project to




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May

2015

U.S. Marines, Australian Armed Forces train together

Cpl. Angel Serna, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

Gunfire and grenade blasts can be heard over the serene atmosphere of the humid woodlands at the training area. U.S. Marines and Australian soldiers yelled commands, threw grenades at targets and conducted live-fire training to engage mock enemy targets while maneuvering through dense vegetation.Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine




20

May

2015

International Affairs Program accepting applications for Foreign Area Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Program

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

Marine administrative message 245/15 announces that the Marine Corps International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for Foreign Area Staff Non-Commissioned Officers.




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May

2015

Bridge Company ‘bridging the gap’ on obstacles

Cpl. Michael Dye, II Marine Expeditionary Force

“Lay! Ho! Heave!” shouted Sgt. Tyler Denney, an advanced bridge master with Bridge Company, 8th Engineering Support Battalion, as several Marines removed a section of a 16-bay, double-story bridge. Marines then carried the section of bridge to a pallet for later use.Marine engineers with Bridge Co. completed a bridge build and removal exercise




20

May

2015

24th MEU Marines, Jordanians, support regional stability during Eager Lion

Sgt. Devin Nichols, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Approximately 500 U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed Exercise Eager Lion 2015, culminating with a multilateral combined-arms live-fire event May 18, 2015, in Jordan.Eager Lion is an annual U.S. multinational exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to exchange military expertise and improve interoperability




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May

2015

Assistant Secretary of the Navy witnesses base energy program firsthand

Nathan L. Hanks Jr., Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s energy initiatives have caught the attention of Department of Defense officials as it continues its quest to become the first “net zero” Marine Corps, installation in the DoD.One official, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Dennis V. McGinn, Energy, Installations and Environment, visited the base to




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May

2015

USMC OT-1 kicks off with Lightning II aircraft landing aboard USS Wasp

Lance Cpl. Remington Hall, Headquarters Marine Corps

USS Wasp (LHD-1) At Sea- Six Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft initiated the first phaseof shipboard operational testing (OT-1) when they landed aboard the USS Wasp atsea on the afternoon of May 18.  OT-1 will evaluate and assess the integration of the F-35Binto Marine Corps aviation while operating across different flight, maintenanceand





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