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Jan

2015

CLB-31 HAST responds to disaster scenario

Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

On March 11, 2011, the worst undersea earthquake to affect Japan struck at a magnitude of 9.0 off the coast of Honshu creating waves exceeding one-hundred feet in height. The waves swept inland, taking the lives of more than 15,000 people and injuring thousands more. The survivors were left with damaged roads, buildings and industrial facilities,




15

Jan

2015

Our Legacy: John L’Abbe, Battle of Tarawa hero

1st Lt. Sarah Burns, II Marine Expeditionary Force

“I was hit with a grenade in the leg. While I was down lying on the beach, a Japanese officer – I think he was a warrant officer – came. We looked at each other, and I saw he had his sword. So I put my arm over my head and rolled. He got my arm, and I grabbed it (his sword) and got him.” – John L. L’AbbeJohn L. L’Abbe enlisted as a rifleman in




15

Jan

2015

PMO K9 division maintains readiness with night training

Lance Cpl. Thomas Mudd, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

Cpl. Cicchino gripped tightly on CChaz’s collar outside of the Community Center. CChaz was focused and anxious to sniff out the intruder inside. On Cicchino’s command CChaz was on the hunt and wouldn’t stop until his mark submitted.The Provost Marshal’s Office K9 unit conducted aggression, drug search and bomb search training exercises at the




14

Jan

2015

Marine Expeditionary Brigade Afghanistan deactivate

Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado, I Marine Expeditionary Force

A sense of pride could be felt as Marines, sailors, friends and families gathered to attend a deactivation ceremony for Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan aboard Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 9 2015; Symbolically closing another chapter in Marine Corps history following the 13-year-long conflict known as Operation Enduring Freedom.Marine




14

Jan

2015

Integrated Task Force Tank Platoon unleashes firepower

Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

In the pouring rain and gusty winds with temperatures as low as 39 degrees, Marines kept warm in 70-tons of steel as they lit up targets on Range SR-10 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 13, 2015. Marines with Tank Platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted live-fire gunnery training in




14

Jan

2015

Fight Tonight; HQ Regiment is always ready

Lance Cpl. William Hester, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Units like Headquarters Regiment from 3rd Marine Logistics Group make it possible for the Marine Corps to be ready at a moments’ notice.For their actions, Headquarters Regiment, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force won the maintenance readiness awards each quarter of 2014 and the fiscal year award.“I’m very excited and proud




14

Jan

2015

Marines hold night training for raid force

Cpl. Drew Tech, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Marines with Expeditionary Operations Training Group set up and instructed a Realistic Urban Training Exercise for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force Jan. 10 on Camp Courtney. The Marines with the 31st MEU and the raid force performed a night raid on an objective using a helicopter insertion, an explosive entry, and simulated




14

Jan

2015

Secretary of Defense visits MCAS Miramar, speaks with service members

Cpl. Melissa Eschenbrenner, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

The Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Jan. 13.The Honorable Mr. Hagel spoke to service members for one of the last times before leaving office. He reminded Marines and sailors about the importance of their hard work and dedication to the country.“Somehow you were influenced to become a Marine --




13

Jan

2015

Rounds Downrange; 2/7 Marines cross-train on the range

Cpl. Carson Gramley, Marine Corps Forces Central Command

The range was on the edge of the base’s defensive perimeter, atop a plateau overlooking the compounds. In the opposite direction, flat desert sand and rock as far as the eye could see. Through the breeze and swirling dust, two truck-sized targets could be seen in the distance about 1,200 meters away.A group of Marines and sailors from Golf Company,




13

Jan

2015

2/8 Marines simulate combat environment, fire missiles

Lance Cpl. David Hersey, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division fired the M41A4 Saber and the FGM-148 Javelin missile launchers during a live-fire training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 6.“This is the last bit of training before we deploy,” said Sgt. Jeremiah Henck, an anti-tank missileman with Weapons





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