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Jul

2014

DI school students learn ways of the guidon

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, SAN DIEGO

Drill instructors teach recruits about the traditions of the Marine Corps, but before they are able to do that, they need to make sure they are perfect at it themselves.  Students of Drill Instructor School began their guidon training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 10.  A guidon is a flag representing a unit or command, and in




18

Jul

2014

4th LAR Completes its largest annual training exercise in years

Sgt. Justis Beauregard, Army National Training Center Fort Irwin, California

 The Marine Corps is a force in readiness. The 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion proved their readiness during their annual training here, 6 - 20 July, 2014.  This year’s annual training brought the entire battalion to the Mojave Desert to conduct exercises such as weapons training, live fire ranges and demolition. The training allowed the




18

Jul

2014

Australian, Mexican militaries conduct SWET during RIMPAC

Sgt. Sarah Dietz, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Australian, Mexican militaries conducted SWET at the base pool during Exercise Rim of the Pacific, July 1, 2014.




18

Jul

2014

'Just go where the wind blows': Make kiteboarding a summer pastime

Kristen Wong, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

KAILUA, Hawaii — On some afternoons, people driving by Kailua Beach Park may notice several colored crescent kites riding the tradewinds. Look carefully below, and you’ll see the kites carrying a surfer, kicking up the cool ocean water on a colorful board. This activity is known as kiteboarding.




18

Jul

2014

Face of defense: Martial arts instructor teaches with passion

Air Force Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka-Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti

Street lights shine down on a tent in a turf field as Marines of all ranks gather inside, night after night, to learn crucial skills that could someday save their lives.  These Marines not only are learning important martial arts tactics, but also are learning how to be martial arts instructors.  "One mind, any weapon," is the motto for the Marine




18

Jul

2014

Sweathogs welcome new CO

Cpl. John Wilkes, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Lt. Col. James B. Stone IV relinquished command of Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 to Lt. Col. Phillip J. Schendler aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 10. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/136508/sweathogs-welcome-new-co#.U8lYjPldV8E#ixzz37qGd02sd




18

Jul

2014

Fighting Bengals fly back to Fightertown

Cpl. John Wilkes, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Approximately 200 Marines with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224, also known as the Fighting Bengals, along with Marines with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31, returned to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort after a six-month deployment, July 11.




17

Jul

2014

The devil is in the details: R3B streamlines retrograde decisions

1st Lt. Skye Martin, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

One by one they trickled in, notebook in one hand, the other wiping a dripping brow resulting from even a brief walk in the sweltering summer heat. Soon, the seats were filled with captains, majors, lieutenant colonels and their counterparts, master sergeants and master gunnery sergeants, from what seemed to be nearly every staff section of




17

Jul

2014

2nd Marine Logistics Group welcomes new commander

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

Brigadier Gen. Charles G. Chiarotti assumed command of 2nd Marine Logistics Group from Brig. Gen. Edward D. Banta during a change of command ceremony.  “2nd MLG is what allows II Marine Expeditionary Force to do anything, anywhere,” said Maj. Gen. Raymond C. Fox, commanding general of II MEF. “They have done an incredible job of making sure we can




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Jul

2014

Off-base road project causes temporary detour

Verda L. Parker, July 17, 2014

For the past several weeks, personnel, residents and visitors accessing Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany from the west end of Fleming Road have witnessed the road signs, roadwork and machinery in the one-block area between Mock Road and west of Short Street. Up to this point, traffic has not been drastically impeded during this process; however,





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