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Dec

2014

'Sand Sharks' bite into pre-deployment training

Cpl. Reba James, Marine Wing Support Squadron 371

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 sharpened their security operation abilities during a four day pre-deployment security force training evolution that came to completion Wednesday at the Auxiliary Landing Field II, at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona. The objective of the exercise encompassed instructing and advising Marines in




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Dec

2014

Corps to professionalize infantry squad leader in support of future operations

Sgt. Jose D. Lujano, Defense Media Activity

According to an upcoming Marine administrative message, the Squad Leader Development Program will begin in 2015.The program will seek to improve and streamline how infantry squad leaders are trained, educated, and assigned within active component infantry battalions. The intent is to ensure our squad leaders are prepared for the challenges of




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Dec

2014

Naval aviators refine landing skills in preparation for 24th MEU deployment

Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Members of Marine Attack Squadron 231 performed field carrier landing practice with AV-8B Harriers at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Dec. 3.The squadron is slated to depart in the near future with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit where carrier landings play a key role in supporting the Aviation Combat Element of the MEU. Naval




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Dec

2014

Tribute to Grunt Padre, Capodanno's Medal of Honor dedicated to chapel

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

Amidst the flying bullets, explosions and chaos of an ambush, a chaplain hurries from one wounded Marine to the next.Wounded and refusing medical evacuation, he seeks to locate, comfort, minister and provide any aid he can to injured troops. Sighting a corpsman wounded in the leg and unable to move, the unarmed chaplain hurries to help. Machine gun




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Dec

2014

Artillery in air; Landing support platoon facilitates artillery retrograde

Cpl. Christopher J. Moore, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Landing Support Platoon, Truck Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 5, conducted helicopter support team training with an M777 Howitzer during Exercise Steel Knight 2015, Dec. 9.The exercise helped develop the level of cohesion needed to allow the air and ground units to rapidly deploy the howitzer, improving the combined team’s




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Dec

2014

Corpsman uses environment for medical treatment

Cpl. Christopher J. Moore, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Adapt and overcome,This is a phrase often used by Marines in the field. It relates back to the idea of not letting obstacles get in the way of accomplishing the mission.For Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Wilson and the rest of the battalion aid station staff, it means using the environment to ensure service members’ needs are met.Wilson, a hospital




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Dec

2014

Convoy training helps Marines maintain combat prowess

Cpl. Christopher J. Moore, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Training for Marines is critical for developing and maintaining skills needed for safe and successful missions, whether it is a training exercise or a deployment to a combat zone.Marines with Truck Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 5, conducted convoy training in support of Exercise Steel Knight 2015. The annual exercise includes elements




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Dec

2014

2nd Tank Battalion knock on enemy's door

Lance Cpl. Preston McDonald, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division along with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conducted breaching exercises in various scenarios aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, December 8-10.Two Assault Breacher Vehicles, alongside four M1A1 Abrams Tanks, worked together to complete an obstacle course




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Dec

2014

Silent victims of domestic violence speak in death

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

In the behavioral health branch hall of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort stand cutouts representing South Carolina’s silent victims of domestic violence throughout 2013.“If you look down this hall and read these stories, you’ll see the stories of people you know; mother, brother, next door neighbor,” said Ginny Westcott, Family Advocacy Program




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Dec

2014

Mission Ready: HMLA-267 hones in at MCAS Yuma

Cpl. Uriel Avendano, Marine Corps Air Station

Stepping into the body of an armed and loaded UH-1Y Venom helicopter, a sense of mission readiness envelops the crew. As air-chopping blades cut through the musty desert air, the helo takes a ready stance on the visiting squadron tarmac at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, Tuesday. “The Huey is a utility helicopter. It gives us a wide range





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