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Apr

2014

Ardent Sentry 14 preps 1st MLG for disaster response

Cpl. Laura Gauna, 4/8/2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Marines with 1st Marine Logistics Group participated in the Department of Defense’s annual exercise Ardent Sentry, a joint program focusing on Defense Support of Civil Authorities, from March 27 through April 3, 2014.   During the exercise, U.S. Northern Command, the lead agent for DoD, worked with its interagency partners




15

Apr

2014

Marine turned chaplain explains roles of religious ministries

Cpl. Timothy Childers, 4/7/2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Captain Bill M. Appleton, currently the chaplain of 1st Marine Logistics Group, began his career, not as a commissioned naval officer, but as a recruit stepping onto the yellow footprints of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in 1976, and enlisted in the Marine Corps in June, at the age of 17.   Appleton, who is from




15

Apr

2014

Brutal marathon can’t match barbarity of Bataan

Sgt. Maj. Justin LeHew, White Sands Missile Range, Alamorgordo, N.M.

Last year, on March 23, I had the incredible honor of being one of only a handful of active duty Marines to participate in the 25th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March held at White Sands Missile Range near Alamorgordo, N.M. The 26.2-mile event is conducted annually in honor of the individuals who survived, and those who gave their lives during the




15

Apr

2014

Simple ways to safety

Cpl. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Not having one is inconvenient. Having one, that isn’t taken care of, is hazardous at best and deadly at worst. The U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System found that there are an estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings that are reported to U.S. fire departments each year, and cause an estimated five




15

Apr

2014

Parris Island’s sexual assault response coordinator named best in Marine Corps

Cpl. MaryAnn Hill, PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.

Parris Island’s sexual assault response coordinator earned recognition as the best in the Marine Corps recently because of her superior devotion and compassion to the victims of a crime plaguing American society and the military.  Midge Scott, the SARC for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and the Eastern Recruiting Region, was named the




15

Apr

2014

Networking On-the-Move goes afloat

Wil Williams, MCTSSA Public Affairs, April 15, 2014

Enhancing the commandant's efforts to move the Marine Corps back to its expeditionary amphibious roots, Marine Corps Systems Command has successfully tested a robust mobile command-and-control capability integrated onto the Assault Amphibious Vehicle platform. This amphibious tactical command-and-control capability is one that neither the Corps nor Navy had previously possessed. Networking On-the-Move is an evolutionary system, based upon the capabilities of the Mobile Modular Command and Control systems successfully employed in Afghanistan since 2009.




15

Apr

2014

Marine awarded for act of courage

Lance Cpl. Krista James, April 10, 2014

Marines day-in and day-out prove themselves to be a virtuous, proud and strong military force. They train in all climes and places both night and day, and are motivated by the will to raise their own standard. A big part of being a Marine is not only acting as such in uniform, but upholding these standards out of uniform as well.  Sergeant Stephen




15

Apr

2014

Legal update class offered on base

Cpl. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Legal Support Section will host a legal refresher course April 17, 2014, at the Chapel Annex, 3019 Embry Loop, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. This all-day class with legal representatives from the trial, defense and legal assistance sections, provides commands with information on law changes and the understanding of




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Apr

2014

Co. K crawls through CCX

Lance Cpl. Tyler Viglione, SAN DIEGO

To enter recruit training and leave as a United States Marine takes determination and strength. This involves finding the strength one doesn’t know that he has.  Recruits of Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conquered the Combat Conditioning Exercise aboard the depot, March 29.  According to Sgt. Gustavo I. Brown, drill instructor,




14

Apr

2014

Recruits find personal motivation to increase strength, endurance

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

Although recruits of Company M already completed a strength and endurance course once before, they went through for a second time in recruit training to further increase their physical fitness levels aboard the depot, March 26.  The last time the recruits went through the strength and endurance training they didn’t know how difficult it would be.





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