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Jun

2015

Landing Support Specialists team up with the Super Stallion for Readiness

Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron 302,stationed aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, teamed upwith landing support specialists from several Combat Logistics Battalions toperform external lifts aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 16-18.The exercise included the use of a 6,000 pound cargo load,which




22

Jun

2015

U.S. Marines participate in Baltic Sea’s largest maritime exercise

1st Lt. Sarah Burns, Marine Corps Forces Europe

In continuation of ongoing commitment to NATO and regional security, more than 300 U.S. Marines are participating in BALTOPS 2015. The Baltic Operation Exercise is an annually recurring maritime exercise this year being commanded by Striking and Support Forces NATO. "NATO and our partners share a common interest in maintaining a Europe and Baltic




22

Jun

2015

Marine given second chance completes his last Warrior Games

Cpl. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

The 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games is a place where wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans from the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force Special Operations Command and British Armed Forces can come together and have a spirited and fun competition.“I believe the Warrior Games gives the service members and veterans a second




22

Jun

2015

Marines, sailors participate in a mass heat casualty exercise in support of ITX 4-15

Cpl. Ian Ferro, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

Halfway into a 109-degree day, without a cloud in the sky and nothing but sand as far as the eye could see, a small number of Marines and sailors were prepared to do their job and be the difference between life and death.4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistic Group, Marine Forces Reserve is one of the many units participating in the 2015




22

Jun

2015

Maritime Raid Force, 26th MEU conducts VBSS training

Cpl. Joshua Brown, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Force Reconnaissance Marines and special amphibious reconnaissance corpsmen provide the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit with capabilities that extend beyond the barriers of every day operations. The MEU becomes more than just combat ready with recon assets; they gain surveillance, ship-born raid, airborne raid and visit, board, search and seizure




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Jun

2015

Khaan Quest 2015 commences

Lance Cpl. Cedric R. Haller II, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. service members, along with more than 20 other nations, held an opening ceremony June 20 to mark the beginning of Exercise Khaan Quest 2015 at the Five Hills Training Area. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise hosted annually by MAF and co-sponsored by U.S. Army, Pacific, and U.S. Marine Corps




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Jun

2015

MCI-West, Camp Pendleton conducts Exercise Semper Durus 2015

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton conducted Exercise Semper Durus, a full-scale base Force Protection exercise, June 15 – 19.Semper Durus is a regional command post exercise and is comprised of a series of field training scenarios designed to improve regional command and control, enhance interagency coordination, and improve installation




19

Jun

2015

2nd CEB participates in Infantry Immersion Trainer

Lance Cpl. Aaron Fiala, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Company B, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, trained in a simulated African village where they entered and held a defensive position atthe Infantry Immersion Trainer on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 17, 2015.The ITT is a training system that prepares Marines and sailors for deployment, using simulations to recreate




19

Jun

2015

1/11 brings in steel rain via helicopters

Cpl. William Perkins, 1st Marine Division

During an exercise, June 17, 2015, a pair of CH-53E Super Stallions emerged from the horizon carrying M777 howitzers, ammunition, and the Marines needed to quickly use the hulking weapons to provide supporting fire.The Super Stallions and their crewmembers worked with the Marines of 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, during the artillery unit’s




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Jun

2015

Uruma City Police, Marines conduct bilateral security training

Cpl. Janessa K. Pon, Marine Corps Installations Pacific

Marines with Camp Courtney camp guard and the Provost Marshal’s Office participated in a bilateral security training simulation with the Uruma City Police Department June 11, 2015 at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan.The training provided an opportunity for the UCPD, Camp Guard and PMO Marines to rehearse communication and response procedures for





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