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Mar

2015

U.S. Marines, Tanzanian rangers train to fight trafficking

Lance Cpl. Lucas Hopkins, Defense Media Activity

Approximately 15 U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to Theater Security Cooperation Team-Six, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducted small unit tactics training with more than 40 Tanzanian park rangers at the Selous Game Reserve in Matambwe, Tanzania, March 2-3.The Marines and Sailors began the training




20

Mar

2015

Royal Dutch Marines slide to safety

Cpl. Alexander Mitchell, Defense Media Activity

More than 50 feet in the air, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter hovers above the ground as Royal Dutch Marines, with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, prepare to slide down a rope hanging from the belly of the helicopter at the Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina,




20

Mar

2015

Forward observers use tracking skills for Rolling Thunder

Lance Cpl. Immanuel Johnson, II Marine Expeditionary Force

The forward observer sights in with his binoculars that can see farther than the naked eye waiting for the artillery round to hit. Shortly thereafter, another observer draws a detailed terrain sketch depicting where the round made contact. More artillery fire is yet to come; the operation has begun.Marines with 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment,




20

Mar

2015

Female aviators spread wings in past, present, future

Women’s History Month, celebrated in March, is a time to reflect on the accomplishment of women in the past and encourage advancement in the future.Women have had a lasting impression on the Marine Corps and its air wings.Marine Corps aviation was established in 1912. In 1918, women were allowed to join the military and primarily took over clerical




20

Mar

2015

Forward, flexible, ready: US Marines participate in Certification Exercise

Lance Cpl. Ryan Mains, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is participating in certification exercises aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, at sea, March 16-24.CERTEX is designed to evaluate the 31st MEU on several missions the unit may be tasked to execute as the Marine Corps’ crisis response force for the Asia-Pacific region. “(The 31st MEU) is the forward-deployed Marine




19

Mar

2015

Marines conduct land and water bridging exercise at Lake Elsinore

Courtesy Story, Defense Media Activity

Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group will assemble a continuous span improved ribbon bridge, and a medium-girder bridge in Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24-25. At 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, approximately 100 Marines will construct the two bridges across a narrow channel on the lake, a feat that




19

Mar

2015

U.S. Marines depart Spain in six hours

Lance Cpl. Christopher Mendoza, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducted a surprise, quick response training exercise launched from Moron Air Base, Spain, and ending aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, March 13-14.Approximately 60 Marines were transported to NAS Sigonella after receiving a simulated crisis




19

Mar

2015

2nd Recon Bn fires weapons from land, air

Cpl. Kirstin Merrimarahajara, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Dust rises in the air as a UH-1Y Huey helicopter lands in the open terrain of SR-8 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 12, 2015. Marines board the aircraft in teams of two, each pair with an M110 semi-automatic sniper system in hand, and face outboard toward the field scattered with targets.Marines with 2nd Platoon, Company B, 2nd Reconnaissance




19

Mar

2015

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center gold holds 7th regiment midrange rifle competition

Lance Cpl. Thomas Mudd, Defense Media Activity

As a shooter positions himself at the 300 yard firing line, he looks through his scope and centers the cross-hairs on the target. He steadies his breathing, and slowly pulls the trigger, commencing the 7th Regiment Midrange Shooting Competition.Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Gold, the Combat Center’s shooting team, held a shooting




19

Mar

2015

Integrated Task Force LAV Platoon initiates Marine Corps Operational Test, Evaluation Activity assessment

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, Defense Media Activity

Marines with Light Armored Vehicle Platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, officially began the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity assessment at Range 500, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, March 10, 2015.Following suit with Tank Platoon and Amphibious Assault Vehicle





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