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Dec

2014

Marines, 7th Singapore Infantry Brigade team up for Exercise Valiant Mark 14.2

Lance Cpl. Danielle Rodrigues, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment

Over a dozen U.S. Marines and Singapore soldiers stood outside the walls of a combat simulation town and devised a reaction strategy in case of Improvised Explosive Device attacks. Inside the compound, instructors placed simulation IEDs under rocks and around debris, while the unsuspecting troops began their patrol though the area. Suddenly, an




10

Dec

2014

U.S. Marines, French Gendarmes conduct riot control training

1st Lt. Gerard Farao, Marine Corps Forces Africa

Molotov cocktails explode and tear gas fill the streets as U.S. Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response–Africa and French gendarmes with Mobile Gendarmerie Armored Group try to control a crowd of rioters in a city street.That is how the scenario played out as the Marines and gendarmes trained together in crowd and




10

Dec

2014

15th MEU trains at Dodger Stadium

Courtesy Story, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted a simulated raid to capture a high value target at Dodger Stadium yesterday.Using MV-22B Ospreys and other aircraft, the MEU inserted a raid force nearly 170 miles from Fort Hunter Liggett, near Monterey, and assaulted through the stadium to capture a simulated high value target, and then




10

Dec

2014

Marine staff sergeant becomes first amputee to graduate from grueling swim school

Maj. Eve Baker, Marine Corps Base Quantico

The Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival course is a grueling training evolution that requires Marines to swim a total of 59 miles over three weeks. The course that graduated on Nov. 25 started with nine participants, but only six were able to complete the challenge. One of those six had the deck stacked against him from the beginning but




09

Dec

2014

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

Cpl. J. R. Heins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

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




09

Dec

2014

2nd MAW closes a chapter in history

Cpl. J. R. Heins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

On a seemingly average Saturday morning, nine Marines set foot on American soil and closed a chapter in Marine Corps history. The pre-dawn arrival of a single C-5 Galaxy at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., marked the end of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing’s support of Operation Enduring Freedom and delivered the Marines from Marine Light




08

Dec

2014

Integrated Task Force Marines drive home M27 IAR 101

Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

Marines with Company A, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, embarked onto amphibious assault vehicles from Company B, GCEITF, and splashed across the New River en route to the Verona Loop training area, Dec. 2, 2014. As the Marines reached land and disembarked from the AAVs, they continued on foot to their intended range, where they




08

Dec

2014

15th MEU Marines begin realistic urban training

Staff Sgt. Miguel Carrasco, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began realistic urban training here Dec. 5.The purpose of RUT is to provide the MEU the opportunity to conduct training in unfamiliar environments in preparation for their upcoming deployment.“Realistic urban training allows the Marines and sailors of the 15th MEU to exercise vital




08

Dec

2014

Marines rescue woman from overturned vehicle

Cpl. Brytani Musick, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Marines are known for taking care of their own, but when the occasion arises, Marines will take care of anyone in need.On Nov. 26, 2014, three Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, got that opportunity.After conducting a funeral detail in Shelbyville, Texas, the Marines started the drive back to their




08

Dec

2014

15th MEU to train in Los Angeles

Courtesy Story, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines and Sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be training at several locations in downtown and metro Los Angeles from Dec. 5-16 to prepare the unit for its deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East next spring. Additionally, the MEU will train at numerous training locations throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. The





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