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Jan

2016

From office to field: MWHS-3 conducts CPX

Lance Cpl. Harley Robinson, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marines with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron (MWHS) 3 conducted a Command Post Exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Jan. 19-21. The purpose of this training is to prepare the MWHS-3 Marines for a vigorous predeployment training cycle in case the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) deploys. “[We went] to East Miramar to test




23

Jan

2016

We will get you to safety: VMM-161 conducts casualty-evacuation training

Lance Cpl. Kimberlyn Adams, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 supported Marines preparing to deploy with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit during casualty-evacuation training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 20.The training began with the Marines on the ground calling for a casualty evacuation to the Marines in the air.“We played the scenario as




23

Jan

2016

History in the Making: One-of-a-kind armor unit concludes debut deployment

1st Lt. Monica Witt, Marine Corps Forces Europe

U.S. Marines and sailors with the Combined Arms Company concluded the initial iteration of the unit’s three planned rotations at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Jan. 22, 2016.The mechanized unit, supplemental to the Black Sea Rotational Force, arrived in Eastern Europe in August 2015 to provide reassurance to partner-nations by demonstrating the




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Jan

2016

MWSS-272 tests support capabilities

Lance Cpl. Aaron Fiala, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 tested their support capabilities during a field operation at Marine Corps Outlying Field, Camp Davis, N.C., Jan. 13, 2016. MWSS-272 re-equips aircraft and provides engineering and runway services.Marines with the unit simulated a brief security sweep of the area upon the start of the field op and then




22

Jan

2016

SLDP for You and Me

Cpl. Demetrius Morgan, 1st Marine Division

The Marine Corps trains its service members to exude a multitude of traits and characteristics in order to be effective war fighters, whether it be deployed to foreign countries or in garrison. One of the most basic, yet important traits a Marine must display is the ability to be a leader among leaders. The Squad Leader Development Program is one




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Jan

2016

Safety is a priority for HMHT-302 student pilots

Lance Cpl. Aaron Fiala, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron 302 prepared student pilots for their future roles as masters of the sky by conducting combat capable helicopter flight training at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, Jan. 7, 2016. Marines with HMHT-302 flew to an airstrip for familiarization flight training, which allowed




22

Jan

2016

Boom! 2-2 mortars fire rounds downrange

Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening, II Marine Expeditionary Force

More than 40 Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, conducted a live-fire mortar exercise with 81 mm mortar systems, Jan. 21, in preparation for the unit’s upcoming deployment to Okinawa, Japan.The Marines began shelling targets at varying ranges with precision and speed, firing volleys of one round per fire mission, up to six shots




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Jan

2016

More tools for the toolbox; Raid Leaders Course teaches Marines urban combat skills

Cpl. Garrett White, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines are no strangers to urban combat. From as far back as the Battle of Chapultepec, to the Battle of Hue City during the Vietnam War, to the more contemporary urban battles of Fallujah and Ramadi during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Marines have been kicking down doors in every clime and place.Despite their experiences, urban combat skills do not




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Jan

2016

2nd CEB sharpens their close-combat skills

Lance Cpl. Damarko Bones, II Marine Expeditionary Force

With every round sent down range, the Marines of 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion sharpened their skills as they completed close-range firing during a Combat Marksmanship Program qualification, Jan. 13, at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. The CMP qualification is an integral part of the battalion’s effort to maintain readiness and also allows the




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Jan

2016

Low Altitude Air Defense Marines tour Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Camp Komakado

Cpl. Janessa Pon, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines toured Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 1st Anti-Aircraft Battalion facilities Jan. 13 on Camp Komakado, Shizuoka, Japan. The visit strengthened the relationship between Marines and members of the JGSDF by allowing the service members to explore static displays of anti-aircraft defense equipment and vehicles, discuss training and tactical





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