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Sep

2014

Wounded Warriors on their road to recovery

Cpl. Jessica Quezada, Wounded Warrior Regiment

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.” ~Zig Ziglar, American author and motivational speaker. In any clime and place, Marines have persevered through almost every battle that forged this nation. The evolving battlefield has made modern-day warfare more technical, tactical




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Sep

2014

Marines take first in International Shooting Competition

Cpl. Cameron Storm, Defense Media Activity

The United States Marine Corps Shooting Team competed against service members from across Europe during the Royal Marine Operational Shooting Competition at Altcar Ranges near Hightown, England Sept. 8-18, 2014. Unlike most contests, the competition focuses on combat shooting situations rather than bull’s-eye competitions. In the Marine Corps,




26

Sep

2014

2014 Warrior Games begin

Cpl. Jessica Quezada, Wounded Warrior Regiment

Known for their elite charisma and adaptability, the Marines competing here for the 2014 Warrior Games take on the true meaning of Espirit De Corps. They have overcome obstacles on and off the battlefield and will now compete in eight Paralympic-style sports to fight for gold in the 2014 Warrior Games from Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, 2014.All gave some and




26

Sep

2014

Forager Fury III kicks off on Tinian

Cpl. David Walters, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Approximately 1,300 service members and personnel from U.S. Armed Forces units began Exercise Forager Fury III at Guam and Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Sept. 24, 2014. Forager Fury is a Marine Corps-led exercise involving a full spectrum of fixed wing and rotary aircraft operations. The exercise has a heavy emphasis on




26

Sep

2014

Lima Company digs in for its final pre-deployment evaluation

Lance Cpl. William Perkins, I Marine Expeditionary Force

As hills towered over the undisturbed buildings of Combat Town 25, a distant rumble could be heard disrupting the stillness just over the horizon. A pair of MV-22B Osprey broke the ridgeline sending a trail of dust in their wake. Marines with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, lined the interior waiting for their chance to storm off the




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Sep

2014

New, more durable boots bound for recruits by December

Carden Hedelt, Marine Corps Systems Command

The Marine Corps is buying boots with up to twice the operational lifespan over the current option provided to new recruits.The Rugged All-Terrain boot, RAT boot for short, will be the boot of choice in sea bags for incoming Marine Corps recruits starting Dec. 1, 2014. Each sea bag will come with two pairs of boots, one for hot weather and one for




25

Sep

2014

Infantry Officer Course at MCAS Yuma

Cpl. James Marchetti, Marine Corps Air Station

“That was an hour and a half, gents,” bellowed Maj. George Flynn over the roaring of aircraft engines on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma flight line. Flynn was barely visible in the thicket of woodland camouflage utilities worn by the fifty-five second lieutenants that surrounded him. The aircraft hangar was hot and uncomfortable on Thursday, but his




25

Sep

2014

Marines learn about new Arctic shelter

Sgt. Laura Gauna, Marine Corps Systems Command

Marines are trained with the intent to be the best in any situation and any environment, whether in the sweltering heat or the freezing cold. They are always looking to expand their combat capabilities by training for arctic and mountainous areas. This includes learning to work with the latest in cold-weather gear.That factor became increasingly




24

Sep

2014

MARSOC Marines Take to the Air, Acquire HAHO Insert Capability

Lance Cpl. Steven Fox, Defense Media Activity

“One minute,” shouted the Jumpmaster – his voice competing with the incessant hum of the aircraft. Marine critical skills operators with Bravo Company, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, aboard the plane, held out their right index fingers, acknowledging the one-minute countdown to their final




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Sep

2014

Marines, British Army complete Exercise Phoenix Odyssey

Sgt. Paul Robbins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

After nearly three days of academic collaboration in a classroom setting, U.S. Marines and British Army soldiers dove in to a weeklong scenario to test their skills in bilateral military intelligence operations. Marines of 2nd Intelligence Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, and British Army Reserve soldiers of the 5, 6, and 7 Military





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