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Jul

2014

Marines test tomorrow’s concepts today at RIMPAC

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Maryland

The Marine Corps Warfghting Laboratory, headquartered at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, conducted their Advanced Warfighting Experiment during the 24th iteration of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, the world’s largest international maritime exercise, hosted in Hawaii. The multi-week experiment proceeded at three sites on two separate islands




22

Jul

2014

ROMEOS tour MCLB Barstow

Cpl. Samuel Ranney, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.

The ROMEOS, Retired Old Men Eating Out, from the Sun City retirement community in Apple Valley, Calif., pose for a group picture in front of Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, July 21. The ROMEOS stay active and social during retirement by going out to eat each month and doing a different activity together.




22

Jul

2014

49th annual Montford Point Marine Association Convention brings together original Marines, awards Congressional Gold Medals

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana

A hush fell over the audience of current and former Marines as two elderly men were seated in the center of the ballroom for all to see. Woodrow Arthur and Cleveland Williams, two of the few remaining original Montford Point Marines, were each presented the Congressional Gold Medal at the 49th annual Montford Point Marine Association Convention




22

Jul

2014

Government vehicle operators assume responsibility for tolls

Sgt. Valerie C. Eppler, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Government vehicles are authorized to travel on toll roads, however, the operator will be responsible for any tolls or fines associated with traveling on those roads. Service members and government employees must pay the toll charge at the time of use and file a travel claim for reimbursement.  Southern California toll road fees may range from $3




22

Jul

2014

VMGR-352 lights up night sky for battlefield illumination mission

Sgt. Frances Johnson, CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan

A six-man air crew with Marine Aerial Refueling Transportation Squadron 352 prepared their KC-130J Hercules for a battlefield illumination mission over Helmand province, July 18.  The squadron conducts various types of missions throughout Helmand province, including battlefield illumination missions that light up areas in support of coalition




22

Jul

2014

Harrier mechanics keep VMAT-203 mission ready

Lance Cpl. Unique B. Roberts, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

The AV-8B Harrier redefined the capabilities of Marine attack aircraft when it entered service in the 1980s. Featuring vertical or short takeoff and landing capabilities, the Harrier meets the operational requirements of Marine Corps forces across the world.   In order to keep the renowned aircraft mission ready, every inch of the 46-foot long




22

Jul

2014

Marine retires, credits his mentors' support for his success

Sgt. Damany S. Coleman, HARRISBURG, Pa.,

On June 27, 2014 at the National Civil War Museum, Master Sgt. Louis A. Montney retired after 20 years of honorable service in the United States Marine Corps.  Enlisting in the Marine Corps during the February of 1994 he shipped to recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego during the following June.  Upon graduation from recruit




22

Jul

2014

1st MLG tests ship-to-ship connector

Sgt. Sarah Fiocco, 7/21/2014

USNS MILLINOCKET, LONG BEACH AND CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines with Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, participated in the testing of an emerging seabasing capability, using the Joint High Speed Vessel and the Mobile Landing Platform, aboard the US Naval Ship Millinocket off the coast of Long Beach, Calif., June 24 and off of




22

Jul

2014

1st MLG celebrates 67 years of service

Sgt. Sarah Fiocco, 7/21/2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines and sailors of 1st Marine Logistics Group celebrated their unit’s 67 years of dedicated service during a battle colors anniversary ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 16, 2014. For more than half a century, the MLG has provided troops on the ground with the logistical support needed to complete their




22

Jul

2014

1st MLG Marines participate in I MEF Motor Transportation Conference

Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez, 7/21/2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – For Cpl. Kandice Barney, a training noncommissioned officer with Support Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, attending the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force motor transportation conference for the very first time provided her a wealth of knowledge, which she can use to help her Marines progress in their careers. “Right





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