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Aug

2015

Recon Marines hang with HMLA 369

Pfc. Devan Gowans, I Marine Expeditionary Force

As clouds of dust from the rotor wash of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter cleared and Marines dismounted the fast-rope, Gunnery Sgt. Brett Lane, a platoon sergeant with Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, charges through the wash to clear the cable from the landing zone.Approximately 40 Marines with




25

Aug

2015

VMGR-152 Marines practice air delivery ground refueling

Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr., Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 conducted air-delivery ground refueling training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 21, 2015.During the training Marines refueled four MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircrafts with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 using one of VMGR-152’s KC-130J Super Hercules.“The point of




25

Aug

2015

MWSS-271 Airbase Ground Defense at Bogue

Lance Cpl. Jason Jimenez, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

After an identity check at the front gate of Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, rolling past the barriers, the message is apparent: Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 is watching and everybody knows you are here.




25

Aug

2015

SPMAGTF-CR-CC security forces refine combat skills during live-fire range

Cpl. Jonathan Boynes, Marine Corps Forces Central Command

Enthusiasm: it's one of the intangible characteristics that separate Marinesfrom every other branch of service. Austere conditions, limited resources, anddaunting odds are reduced to nothing more than minor setbacks when put before agroup of Marines.This is exactly the mindset shared by security forceMarines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371




24

Aug

2015

Gregory “Greg” Lake remembers Vietnam, Operation Starlite 50 years after

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

Gregory “Greg” Lake had a strong desire to become aMarine. He only had one more year left in his time in service; he expected tofinish his last year at the Marine Barracks Treasure Island, California.Instead Lake arrived in Vietnam and within four days was fighting a skilledenemy.  During his time in Vietnam, Lake led 226 patrols asthe point man,




24

Aug

2015

US Marines aid Saipan with typhoon relief efforts

Cpl. Ryan Mains, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The western North Pacific has historically been one of the most active tropical cyclone areas in the world. Year after year, tropical storms devastate the many islands in the Pacific. In early August, Typhoon Soudelor, the most powerful storm of the year, rocked across the Pacific before finally blowing itself out over China. The first place the




24

Aug

2015

Journey begins for Marine Corps armor bound for Eastern Europe

Cpl. Justin Updegraff, II Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marines load tanks, artillery and light-armored reconnaissance vehicles onto rail cars for the final voyage of the new armor element to Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. The movement of the equipment showcases the Marine Corps’ ability to move heavy equipment across the region cohesively with allies and international partners to support




24

Aug

2015

2016 Selected Marine Corps Reserve Early Release Program

Cpl. Sara Graham, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

The fiscal year 2016 Selected MarineCorps Reserve Early Release Program establishes the authority, eligibility andprocedures for the voluntary early release of enlisted Marines in the SMCR. The program will start onSeptember 1, 2015 and end on September 30, 2016. Marineseligible for this program must be serving their first-term and have a




24

Aug

2015

Marines depart Saipan after typhoon relief mission

Capt Jennifer Giles, Marine Corps Activity Guam

Marines and sailors withthe 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit have departed Saipan after completing theirtyphoon relief mission. The MEU isleaving after local and federal authorities have determined militarycapabilities are no longer required to continue typhoon relief efforts inSaipan. Duringtheir time supporting relief efforts, Marines and sailors




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Aug

2015

Taking care of our own

Cpl. Carson Gramley, 1st Marine Logistics Group

Marines are known for and take pride in the fact that they unwaveringly protecteach other, against any and all odds. It’s called protecting our own. Marineswill hold onto this as long as they live, and with the help of a gratefulnation, amazing things can be accomplished.In 2011 Staff Sgt. JasonRoss, an explosive ordnance disposal technician,





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