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May

2015

Marines recognized for culinary excellence

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

The National Restaurant Association hosted the 2015 Armed Forces Food service Awards Dinner, May 15, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel in Chicago. The event honored service members from all branches of the Department of Defense for excellence in food services and preparation in the military.             “Tonight is truly a celebration of excellence,”




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May

2015

U.S. Marines, Jordanian Forces share leadership skills during NCO Day

Gunnery Sgt. Alexis Mulero, Defense Media Activity

More than 20 U.S. Marine noncommissioned officers and Jordanian Armed Forces soldiers broke bread and shared military experiences while celebrating a noncommissioned officer day at Camp Titin, Jordan, May 14.The all-day event was part of Exercise Eager Lion 2015, which took place in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from May 5 – 19. “The event was




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May

2015

Marine identified in MV-22 mishap

Capt. Brian Block, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Barron, 24, of Spokane, Washington died Sunday of injuries sustained when the MV-22B Osprey he was aboard crashed while conducting training at Marine Corps Training Area - Bellows.Barron was a tiltrotor crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Rein.), 15th MEU. He was stationed at Marine Corps Air




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May

2015

U.S. military helicopter teams up with Samaritan's Purse to deliver aid before Nepal monsoons

Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch and Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Vought, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Deployed U.S. Military members and a North Carolina faith-based organization provided earthquake disaster relief supplies to Nepalese villagers in Dolakha District, May 16 and 17.Joint Task Force 505, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Samaritan’s Purse worked together to deliver donated supplies to Jiri village




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May

2015

2nd EOD gets hands on with robot, X-ray assisted IED disposal

Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion participated in a live-fire demolition exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 14, 2015.The unit conducted the range as part of their preparation for an upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa in




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May

2015

Reconnaissance Marines compete for their fallen brothers

Cpl. Eric Keenan, Defense Media Activity

Waves from an eight-foot swell slam the strip of rocks lining the beach. The darkness of the early morning Pacific Ocean is abruptly broken by the glimmer of scattered green glow sticks as reconnaissance Marines equipped with rifles, 45-pound packs and wet-suits begin to vigorously fight the surf as they make their way back ashore on San Onofre




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May

2015

MARSOC ceremony honors 11 helicopter crash victims

Cpl. Steven Fox, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

Second Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, hosted a celebration-of-life ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 15, to remember and honor the seven Marines and four soldiers who died in a helicopter crash during a training exercise.Honored at the ceremony were: Army




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May

2015

Marines of 1st ANGLICO play key role in Maple Resolve

Staff Sgt. Bobbie Curtis, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

Marines with Supporting Arms Liaison Team C, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, integrated with Soldiers from the 5th Canadian Mechanized Battle Group could be seen frantically passing information for close air support missions being received from joint fires observers aboard Canadian Manoeuvre




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May

2015

Artillerymen prepare for deployment, build unity

Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad, Defense Media Activity

Approximately 40 artillerymen from Bravo and Charlie Batteries, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment were assigned to the newly formed Combined Arms Company Artillery Platoon attached to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment in preparation for an upcoming deployment in support of the Black Sea Rotational Force based in Romania.One week after their




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May

2015

MV-22 hard landing mishap aboard Marine Corps Training Area - Bellows

Courtesy Story, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

One Marine was killed when an MV-22 Osprey from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit experience a hard-landing mishap while conducting training aboard Marine Corps Training Area – Bellows at approximately 11:40 a.m., Hawaii time. Twenty-two Marines were aboard at the time, and all other 21 have been transported to local hospitals for assessment and





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