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Aug

2014

Competitors swim, bike, run to finish line

Cpl. J. R. Heins, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

More than 150 competitors crowded Hancock Pool during Marine Corps Community Services' Sprint Triathlon/Relay at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 16.  The event was part of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune's Semper Fit Grand Prix 2014 series. Participants completed a 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike ride and three-mile run.   The male




19

Aug

2014

Competitors swim, bike, run to finish line

Cpl. J. R. Heins, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

More than 150 competitors crowded Hancock Pool during Marine Corps Community Services' Sprint Triathlon/Relay at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 16.  The event was part of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune's Semper Fit Grand Prix 2014 series. Participants completed a 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike ride and three-mile run.   The male




19

Aug

2014

MWSS-271 refines BRAAT procedures at Camp Davis

Cpl. J. R. Heins, MARINE CORPS OUTLYING FIELD CAMP DAVIS, N.C.

Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 conducted a Base Recovery After Attack exercise to simulate response procedures at Marine Corps Outlying Field Camp Davis Aug. 14.  A BRAAT plan is activated after an enemy attack on an airfield, or after a natural disaster, according to 1st Lt. Jessica Davis, the assistant operations officer with the squadron and




19

Aug

2014

MWSS-271 refines BRAAT procedures at Camp Davis

Cpl. J. R. Heins, MARINE CORPS OUTLYING FIELD CAMP DAVIS, N.C.

Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 conducted a Base Recovery After Attack exercise to simulate response procedures at Marine Corps Outlying Field Camp Davis Aug. 14.  A BRAAT plan is activated after an enemy attack on an airfield, or after a natural disaster, according to 1st Lt. Jessica Davis, the assistant operations officer with the squadron and




19

Aug

2014

Aircraft Rescue, Firefighting Marines hone techniques

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

More than 20 Marines with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point's Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting simulated extinguishing aircraft fires to prepare them for the conditions and stressors of real life Aug. 14.  "The purpose of this training is to familiarize the Marines with being around fire and the techniques they would use to combat it," said




19

Aug

2014

Aircraft Rescue, Firefighting Marines hone techniques

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

More than 20 Marines with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point's Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting simulated extinguishing aircraft fires to prepare them for the conditions and stressors of real life Aug. 14.  "The purpose of this training is to familiarize the Marines with being around fire and the techniques they would use to combat it," said




19

Aug

2014

Program encourages Smart-Girl mentality during retreat

Cpl. Christopher Johns, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

Girls, 8 to 18 years old, attended a day-long Smart-Girl retreat aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug. 16.




19

Aug

2014

Marines rock Exercise Heavy Metal 2014

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Marines participating in exercise Heavy Metal 2014 found themselves in a simulated combat scenario Aug. 17, facing a tough and hardened insurgent enemy force. Their objective: seize the town.  Reserve Marines from around the country participated in HM14, which gave 15 units from logistics, aviation and ground combat elements, a chance to work




19

Aug

2014

Fiscal year 14 Selected Marine Corps Reserve Enlisted Retention Survey

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, NEW ORLEANS

Marine administrative message 409/14 announces the fiscal year 2014 Selected Marine Corps Reserve Enlisted Retention Survey.  This survey allows Reserve Marines the opportunity to communicate to senior leaders their views regarding their experience and possible future service in the Marine Corps Reserve.  The SMCR has provided more than twelve




19

Aug

2014

'Ready Battalion' competes for the Spartan Cup

Lance Cpl. Michelle Mohn, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Approximately 1,000 Marines, sailors and family members of 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, held their annual family day and field meet Aug. 14, 2014, at the W.P.T. Hill Field aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The event gave members of the battalion a chance to introduce their families to the unit, and





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