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May

2016

‘Greatest Half in History:’ Marines host half marathon

Lance Cpl. Timothy R. Smithers, Defense Media Activity

Marines, along with services members from each U.S. military branch, and nearly 6,000 participants from 45 states, ran 13.1 miles at the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 15, 2016. Some ran for the spirit of competition and some ran for a purpose larger than themselves.“Just the thought that there is a wounded




17

May

2016

3/11 tests chrome-plated barrels

Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz, 11th Marine Regiment

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment fired six Pilot Production M776 Chrome Tubes for the 155mm M777A2 Light-weight Towed Howitzer in the Lead Mountain Training Area at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, May 3, 2016. ‘Thunder’ conducted the experiment as part of an ongoing 18-month acquisition program




16

May

2016

Marine Corps Intelligence Schools receives inaugural award

Cpl. Logan Snyder, Training Command

Marine Corps Intelligence Schools has been honored with the Department of Defense Intelligence and Security Learning Enterprise Gold Level of Achievement award for 2015. This is the first year the award was presented by the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence through the Department of Defense Intelligence Training and Education Board. MCIS




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May

2016

Pushing through pain

Sgt. Sara Graham , Marine Corps Forces Reserves

The Marines of Company D, 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, completed their OC and Taser courses during exercise Platinum Wolf 2016 at Peacekeeping Operations Training Center South Base, Bujanovac, Serbia, May 10- 13, 2016. Also working with the Marines and completing the courses during the exercise were partner nations from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia.




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May

2016

EOD provides firsthand robotics demonstration to Swansboro High Robotics Team

Sgt. Kirstin Merrimarahajara, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Swansboro High School is home to a robotics club composed of students enticed by engineering. The club competes in annual tournaments where each team must build a robot capable of performing a designated task.The Marines showed the students the capabilities of their robotics platforms in an effort to inspire them to create the best possible robots




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May

2016

Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 finishes Exercise Thunder Horse 16.2

Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 conclude exercise Thunder Horse 16.2 May 14, 2016, following a week-long exercise at the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Haramura Maneuver Area in Hiroshima, Japan.The week-long exercise focused on reinforcing skills that Marines learned throughout their military occupational specialty schooling and




14

May

2016

CBRN Marines train to clean up HAZMAT

Courtesy Story, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marines with the Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear, unit conducted hazardous material training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, May 2 to 6, 2016. Marines with CBRN spent the week learning how to deal with potentially dangerous HAZMAT situations by attending classes about their equipment practiced applying the skills




14

May

2016

M40 guides snipers to target

Sgt. Terence Brady, Defense Media Activity

There are staples of weaponry in the armory of the Marine Corps that define the battlefield. One of these weapons is the M40 sniper rifle, which is the premier weapon of choice for the Marine Corps for long-range enemy engagements.Based off of the Remington 700 bolt-action rifle, the M40 is a bolt-action rifle that fires .308 caliber rounds. The




14

May

2016

Big boom: EOD conducts protective works demo range

Lance Cpl. Samuel Guerra, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Approximately 20 Marines with 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company conducted a Protective Works Demolition Range at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 12, 2016. The range focused on testing the effectiveness of procedures that allow EOD to mitigate explosions and fragmentations that could otherwise harm people or damage




14

May

2016

Active shooter exercise keeps Combat Center mission ready

Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

On May 17, the Combat Center will conduct an active shooter response and recovery exercise. The exercise will assess and further develop the installation’s ability to protect personnel and property as well as to counter and contain an active shooter event. The exercise will also offer participants an opportunity to practice and improve upon their





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