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Jul

2014

Drill instructors set the tone for recruit training at pick up

Sgt. Walter D. Marino II, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Expressions of nervousness and tension blanketed the faces of recruits as they were brought into the squad bay that will be their home for the next 12 weeks.  Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conducted pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 18.  Pick up is the first official training day for recruits, and it




24

Jul

2014

Swim qualification more than a graduation requirement

Sgt. Walter D. Marino, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Every recruit has his own story and reason for joining the Marine Corps, and for some, that reason is to receive the unique swim training given in recruit training.  Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conducted swim qualification at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 19, moving one recruit closer to conquering his fear




24

Jul

2014

Atlanta Braves pay tribute to Marines

Pamela Jackson, July 24, 2014

In appreciation for their service to the country, the Major League Baseball team, Atlanta Braves, paused to honor Marines from Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Marine Corps Logistics Command, Marine Corps Systems Command and Marine Corps Recruiting Station Atlanta at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia, July 19. Highlights before the game included




24

Jul

2014

Back to school: Clinic offers school physicals, immunizations

Lt. Cmdr. Donald Mitchell, July 24, 2014

The Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia, is offering school physicals and immunizations including a special clinic Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, by appointment only. Beat the back-to-school rush, by scheduling an appointment now. Georgia law requires health exams and immunizations documentation for all




24

Jul

2014

Children learn fundamentals of water safety

Nathan L. Hanks Jr., July 24, 2014

With less than two months of summer remaining, children and adults continue to look for ways to cool themselves from the summer heat, one of them being the swimming pool. Marine Corps Community Services’ Semper Fit program offered five swimming classes ranging from teaching children and adults how to swim, to a Mom and Me class, which assists




24

Jul

2014

4th LEB conducts SRT training

Sgt. Marcy Sanchez, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

An abandoned building with little to no visibility, an unforeseen environment that can house the most dangerous of situations, lives depending on action. These are the situations Special Reaction Team members train for and react to with split-second decisions determining life or death.  Marines with 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters




24

Jul

2014

Battle Chaps recognized for years of selfless service

Cpl. David Bessey, PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.

Many Marines who know him call him Battle Chaps, a nickname bearing the respect earned from nearly two decades of selflessly serving with Marines. His calling of duty recently earned one Parris Island Navy chaplain recognition from his peers. Navy Capt. Bryan Weaver, the depot’s command chaplain, was awarded this year’s John H. Craven Servant




24

Jul

2014

Seahorses arrive aboard MCAS Iwakuni, teach soccer skills to station’s youth

Lance Cpl. Luis Ramirez, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

The Southern California Seahorse Soccer Club hosted their 7th annual soccer camp at Penny Lake fields aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Japan July 22-24, 2014. Based out of La Mirada, Calif., the Seahorses are a motivational, religious soccer team who carry out numerous after-school clinics, camps, international tours and many other outreach




23

Jul

2014

CLB-15 conducts pre-deployment training with Special Operations Training Group

Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

“We need food and water,” chanted the crowd loudly in Filipino as they grew more and more restless. The few dozen Marines and sailors in the medical aid station did their best to keep the peace while providing treatment to casualties caused by a typhoon that ravaged the area.  These were just a few of the challenges faced by personnel with Combat




23

Jul

2014

Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Wilmington, Ohio

Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Benjamin J. Provoznik, spends his days staying current on situations happening around the world. When he’s not briefing officials you can find him relaxing playing video games.  Provoznik, an intelligence specialist for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, started playing video games as a way to bond with his older brother, now he enjoys





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