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Sep

2014

Marine officers earn knowledge for successful future operations

Cpl. Jose D. Lujano, Defense Media Activity

As warfare and needs of the world evolves so must the Marines, who answer the call to action. Marine officers with Charlie Company of The Basic School conducted a seven-day War Field Exercise from Sept. 5-12. The Marines began their evolutions on ships at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.  “I have never been on a Naval vessel before, and it’s a lot




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Sep

2014

Marine band plays respects to 9/11 fallen, first responders

Cpl. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

The Quantico Marine Band journeyed to New York City, New York, to perform at various ceremonies as part of the New York 9/11 Commemoration event, Sept. 11, 2014.The band performed along with the New York City Police Department and New York City Fire Department to honor the people, who made the ultimate sacrifice saving lives 13 years ago during the




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Sep

2014

BSRF-14 Marines fight to complete non-lethal weapons training

Lance Cpl. Ryan Young, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

For more information on the State of the Corps: http://www.marines.mil/sotcMIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania — Marines and Sailors of Black Sea Rotational Force 14 completed a non-lethal weapons training course, Sept. 3-9, on Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania. The course began with level one exposure to Oleoresin Capsicum spray with a




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Sep

2014

GCEITF receives equipment for mission ahead

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

As part of a unit being formed from scratch, the Marines of the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force have to obtain all their organizational gear and equipment from other existing units within the 2nd Marine Division.Marines with the GCEITF conducted limited technical inspections, or LTIs, on radio equipment at the 8th Marine Regiment




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Sep

2014

Bravo Company Marines, sailors, ANA disrupt insurgent lethal aid in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Cpl. Cody Haas, 12th Marine Regiment

During the early morning hours, in almost pure darkness, a company of infantry Marines mounted in Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and convoyed approximately three hours south from Camp Leatherneck for a security operation.Marines and sailors with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, alongside elements of the Afghan National




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Sep

2014

From sea to shining sea; President's Own tour across America

Cpl. Bradley Carrier, 9th Marine Corps District

The crowd cheers, the band members take a bow and with every flash of the camera the smiles of the proud Marines on stage get bigger and bigger.The President’s Own Marine Band is in the middle of their month-long fall tour for the 123rd consecutive year since its inception in 1891.The Fall Concert Tour was initiated by a Marine Corps and American




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Sep

2014

Never Forget: RC(SW) holds remembrance ceremony aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. John Jackson, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines, sailors and coalition partners gathered at the Regional Command (Southwest) headquarters aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.Several hundred service members gathered for a small ceremony during the morning hours, Sept. 11. During the ceremony, a brief script was read aloud reminding




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Sep

2014

Marines share history aboard USS Peleliu before, after 9/11

Staff Sgt. Joseph Digirolamo, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

 It was the first day of liberty in Darwin, Australia. Staff Sgt. James Roberts was enjoying a cold beverage at a local pub with his buddies. Suddenly, several shore-patrol Marines burst in frantically yelling to the service members inside, “Get out, get out… get back on ship… report to the ship!”In another part of town, Cpl. Jason M. Whipkey just




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Sep

2014

Marine Corps Institute conducts battle field study, hones training

Maj. Joe McMenamin, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

In keeping with the credo of every Marine a rifleman, Marine Corps Institute Company spent the month of August refining their basic Marine Corps skills and ethos in a series of professional military education events.In order to take full advantage of MCI’s geographical placement within the National Capital Region, and to gain a fuller appreciation




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Sep

2014

Commandant, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visit Marines, sailors in Helmand for final time

Staff Sgt. John Jackson, Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan

General James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sgt. Maj. Micheal Barrett, the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, visited Marines and sailors aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Sept. 6.The commandant visited the troops currently serving with Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan for his final time before





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