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Apr

2014

11th MEU, PHIBRON 5 unite for first at-sea period

Cpl. Demetrius Morgan, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Marines and sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 5 completed two weeks of sea-based predeployment training off the coast of San Diego, April 18.  PHIBRON Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training was the first full-scale at-sea event in the 11th MEU's predeployment cycle. The training allowed the MEU,




22

Apr

2014

1st Recon conducts HAHO training at Fort Lewis-McChord

Lance Cpl. Seth Starr, FORT LEWIS, Wash.

Marines from Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, conducted a combat readiness exercise earlier this month at Fort Lewis-McChord, Wash.  The company performed the training to assess their ability to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance operations as they prepare to operate as a Maritime Raid Force with the 15th Marine Expeditionary




22

Apr

2014

6th Marine Corps District hosts Recruiter Instructor Training Symposium

Lance Cpl. Stanley Cao, ATLANTA, GA.

Recruiter instructors from across the Southeast were in attendance for the 6th Marine Corps District Recruiter Instructor Training Symposium held here April 1-4, 2014.  The symposium is held each year to provide the district’s core recruiter trainers with the information and training needed to stay on top of the latest recruiting trends and




22

Apr

2014

Super squad competition pushes Marines to the limit

Cpl. Shawn Valosin, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

They were on call for nearly a week, the anticipation building, until finally, at 2 a.m., the call came. All squad leaders were ordered to report to the armory with their Marines.   After checking out weapons, six squads of Marines with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group threw on their packs and




22

Apr

2014

Field meet gathers CLR-25 for competition, fun

Lance Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Shouts rang out across the field of battle - encouragement for each service member to go faster, push harder. The calls echoed as the competition between opposing units waged on in the morning chill.          Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group gathered around the chaos during the regiment’s field meet




22

Apr

2014

50M Pool to open in May

Cpl. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Not only does April showers bring May flowers, but they also help fill the Quantico 50M Pool, which is scheduled to open May 24, for all service members, family members, military retirees and DOD civilians.  Patrons will be able to use the pool until Sept. 15, without enduring price-increases or other changes compared to last year. “Our prices are




22

Apr

2014

Temporary commissary closing for good of customers

Cpl. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Scheduled to be completed in early June, the end of Marine Corps Base Quantico’s commissary renovations are in sight. One of the final pieces of the project is the replacement of the store’s shelving units, which will temporarily close the base grocery.  Instead of closing at 6 p.m., the commissary will shut its doors at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 27,




22

Apr

2014

Earth Day for Miramar: Marines give back to Mother Nature

Lance Cpl. Melissa Eschenbrenner, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif.

Marines and Sailors with Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing celebrated Earth Day in a variety of ways aboard the installation, April 22.  Marines cleaned Kearny Villa road and the Harris Plant road off-ramp and held an event for those aboard the air station to bring items like motor oil, batteries, and appliances




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Apr

2014

2nd MarDiv Marines, sailors R.A.C.E. for suicide awareness

Lance Cpl. Krista James, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

Marines and sailors from 12 battalions and more than 2,900 personnel within 2nd Marine Division participated in the first R.A.C.E for suicide awareness aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, April 16-17, 2014.  R.A.C.E is an acronym for recognize, act, care and escort, the four steps in helping to prevent suicide. The relay focused on team




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Apr

2014

Legacy of sacrifice for fallen Airman

Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro, OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea

Like a lot of children growing up in the '60s and '70s, Chris Balcom liked to watch TV for fun and entertainment. But on one occasion, Chris wasn't watching passively, or for joy or entertainment. As he watched, his heart wrenched. Chris was watching the repatriation of American prisoners of war and missing in action -- looking for his father.  On





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