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Aug

2014

What I've Learned: 1st Lt. Wayne Quint

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUNF COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

1st Lt. Wayne Quint ran Cross Country in high school, eventually becoming the team captain with his best 3-mile time being 16 minutes 8 seconds. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and went on to earn his degree in law. Shorty after, he decided to commission in the Marine Corps.  >I played basketball growing up and was a pretty




28

Aug

2014

MASS-1 improves squadron readiness

Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

More than 50 Marines with Marine Air Support Squadron 1 conducted M240B machine gun and M1014 combat shotgun training during a field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 25.  The purpose of the range was to train Marines to qualify as instructors within the squadron using different weapon systems, said 1st Lt. Phillip Thome, an




28

Aug

2014

MASS-1 improves squadron readiness

Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

More than 50 Marines with Marine Air Support Squadron 1 conducted M240B machine gun and M1014 combat shotgun training during a field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 25.  The purpose of the range was to train Marines to qualify as instructors within the squadron using different weapon systems, said 1st Lt. Phillip Thome, an




28

Aug

2014

Thundering Third uses rope bridges to overcome mountainous terrain

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, BRIDGEPORT, Calif.

As America’s crisis response force, Marines must be ready to engage hostile threats in any environment.  Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment will become the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element in October. Mountain Exercise 2014 develops critical skills the battalion will need during deployment.  Specifically, the




28

Aug

2014

U.S. and Malaysian and Armed Forces Kick-Off Joint Exercise

N/A, KG TANDUO, Malaysia

Members of the United States and Malaysian armed forces came together to officially open Malaysia – United States Amphibious Exercise 2014 during an opening dinner at Kg Tanduo, Malaysia, Aug. 26. The exercise, planned over the span of several months, is designed to improve participating forces’ amphibious training, readiness and




28

Aug

2014

Service and Safety Honored At Quarterly Awards

Laurie Pearson, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.

Quilts of Valor, Apple Valley Region Chapter, a group of volunteers who design, create then donate quilts to military




28

Aug

2014

Teamwork helps recruits prevail during Crucible

Sgt. Walter D. Marino II, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Some obstacles can be performed individually, but certain tests are impossible without teamwork. Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, utilized just that for their biggest test in recruit training, the Crucible, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20.  The Crucible is a 54-hour exercise that tests the skills




28

Aug

2014

A Long Way from Home

Cpl. Dan Hosack, Washington, D.C.

Fresh dew wets the grass as the sun slowly rises over the countryside. The only sounds that can be heard are birds chirping and a lawnmower in the distance. It is a sharp contrast from the fast-paced life of Washington, D.C.    This is the type of difference Cpl. Megan Hancock, a native of Sheridan, Ill., has had to adjust to when she moved to the




28

Aug

2014

Marine assaultmen rocket back to their roots

Lance Cpl. William Perkins, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Assaultmen with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, conducted a live-fire range with MK153 Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapons aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, August 21-22, 2014.  For the Marines, the training provided extra trigger time using integrated elements such as coordinated volleys and an evaluated night




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Aug

2014

Marines, Army look to future of autonomous ground vehicles

Cpl. Terry Brady, AIKEN, S.C.

Distinguished military and civilian personnel visited the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina during the Autonomous Mobility Applique System Joint Capability Technology Demonstration Aug. 20. “The JCTD is a joint effort between the Marine Corps and the army to come up with standardized robotic kits for their tactical wheeled vehicles,”





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