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17

Jul

2015

Pacific Marines train with Australian Defence Force in Talisman Sabre 15

Sgt. Sarah Anderson, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

Nearly 5,000 Marines from the Pacific region joined with the Australian Defence Force Exercise Talisman Sabre 15, July 4. Talisman Sabre is a 15-day bilateral exercise held across the Pacific Basin, including California, Washington and Hawaii with the bulk of the personnel scattered across the Northern Territory of Australia. This year marks the




17

Jul

2015

NATO Allies tackle Platinum Lion final exercise

Staff Sgt. Wayne Edmiston, Marine Corps Forces Europe

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Black Sea Rotational Force and members of the armed forces of Bulgaria, Romania, United Kingdom and Albania completed the culminating event for Platinum Lion 15-3.The final evolution consisted of cordon and search operations, intelligence gathering and live-fire and maneuver, all designed to




16

Jul

2015

FY-16 Active Reserve Special Education Program Selection Board

Cpl. Gabrielle Quire, Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans

Marine administrative message 335/15 discloses the details of fiscal year 2016 Active Reserve Special Education Program Selection Board.The purpose of this MARADMIN is to encourage Active Reserve officers to apply for a fully funded graduate education program during fiscal year September 2016.One opportunity exists every three years for AR officers




16

Jul

2015

U.S. Marines, Australians conduct amphibious assault for Talisman Sabre 2015

Staff Sgt. Zachary Dyer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The Marine Corps has long been synonymous with ship to shore operations. From the Marines’ first amphibious landing at the Battle of Nassau in 1776 to now, the Marine Corps has established itself as the premier force in amphibious assaults. Today, another Pacific power is making great strides in the realm of amphibious operations: the Australian




14

Jul

2015

Advanced Infantry Courses hone warfighting skills, shape future Marine leaders

Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

The cadenced crack of machine guns and assault rifle fire echoed through the ravines, punctuated by deafening explosions made by improvised Bangalore torpedoes and shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapons. The final field exercise was an orchestra of firepower, and the students of the Advanced Infantry Courses were the conductors.The Advanced




14

Jul

2015

VMGR-352, 1st Radio Battalion conduct parachute drop

Lance Cpl. Kimberlyn Adams, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352 supported 1st Radio Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in a low-level static line parachute drop exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 8.




14

Jul

2015

Marines with 2/1 participate in Raid Leaders Course

Lance Cpl. Danielle Rodrigues, 1st Marine Division

His weapon was steady and level as he glided over the flat terrain. Bullets quickly riddled the circular target with holes as the Marine sighted in on his next objective. When he was finished, an instructor tallied his score, which resulted in two pushups for two missed shots.Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division,




14

Jul

2015

Always ready; Marines train for embassy reinforcement mission

Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman, Marine Corps Forces Europe

U.S. Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa rapidly departed Sigonella, Italy, in order to occupy a training compound serving as a simulated American Embassy, July 6-9, 2015, at an Army training facility in Baumholder, Germany.More than 78 members of the SPMAGTF boarded a plane to Baumholder and




13

Jul

2015

Amphibious operations storm ashore for Talisman Sabre 2015

Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez, Defense Media Activity

U.S. and Australian forces stormed the beaches of Fog Bay July 11, executing joint amphibious operations, the largest and most complex joint amphibious training of its kind, as part of Talisman Sabre 2015.To kick off the amphibious landing, a line of assault amphibious vehicles crashed ashore, releasing hundreds of joint forces to survey and secure




13

Jul

2015

From sea to shore; U.S. Marines, Senegalese conclude exercise

Cpl. Lucas Hopkins, Marine Corps Forces Europe

Approximately 15 U.S. Marines, sailors and coast guardsmen assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducted a final exercise with more than 25 Compagnie Fusilier de Marin Commandos in St. Louis, Senegal, July 8.The Fusilier Marins conduct amphibious assaults and river patrols within Senegal and are deployed





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