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2014

Twins carry brotherhood, legacy to Corps

Cpl. Benjamin E. Woodle, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Throughout recruit training, Marines of Platoon 2175, Company H, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, forged a bond that made them brothers throughout their Marine Corps career.  Nothing is more unique than the brotherhood of identical twins taking the challenge together to carry on a family legacy of serving in the Marine Corps.  Pfc. Brandon J.




14

Apr

2014

Course teaches combat fundamentals

Lance Cpl. Jericho W. Crutcher, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Marines stay combat efficient no matter what their military occupational specialty may be in the Corps.  Depot Marines attended a basic machine gunners course at the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer aboard the depot, March 24 to 27.  The course was designed to give a basic idea of how to break down the M240B machine gun, the functions of the




14

Apr

2014

Boards aboard MCLB

LCpl. Samuel Ranney, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif.

Headquarters Battalion on Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., is currently looking at more than paper when it comes to awarding Marines who go above and beyond the call of duty. Such awards include




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Apr

2014

Co. A checks off on rifle qualifications

Lance Cpl. Tyler Viglione, SAN DIEGO

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.--Recruits of Company A, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, set their aim down range for their rifle qualification at Edson Range, March 24.            Rifle qualification is one of the requirements that recruits must pass in order to graduate recruit training.            “One thing we try to teach the recruits




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Apr

2014

From hardships to inspiration; one wife explains it all

Cpl. Melissa Eschenbrenner, MIRAMAR, Calif.

Adjusting to the stresses and challenges of the Marine Corps lifestyle may seem overwhelming, but for one spouse, finding peace amidst the struggles comes through creative expression.  Jessica Mastorakos, an active volunteer with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 “Death Rattlers”, remained inspired by the people around her who share




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Apr

2014

Multinational participation plays key factor to Exercise African Lion

Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda, AGADIR, Morocco

In the current global-security environment, one nation isn’t enough. After decades of overseas contingency operations, from the sands of Afghanistan to the jungles of Mali, coalitions are a clear indicator of partner nations’ commitment to worldwide stability and security.   Exercise African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s flagship program in




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Apr

2014

Service, community members clean Tropical Beach

GINOWAN CITY, OKINAWA, Japan – Surrounded by clear skies and warm tropical sunshine, volunteers took to the sand and surf to lend a hand in the beautification of a local beach.  Community members and Marines joined together April 5 during the third annual Ginowan City Tropical Beach Cleanup to improve the local area and strengthen the relationship




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Apr

2014

17.75K is the first step toward the Marine Corps Marathon

Lance Cpl. Cameron Storm, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Just under 1,750 runners tackled the hills of Prince William Forest Park located just outside the main gate of Marine Corps Base Quantico during the Marine Corps 17.75K on April 12, 2014. Those who finished were given “Access Granted” passes that qualified them to sign up for the 39th Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 26, 2014. Steven Henry, from




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Apr

2014

MCCS celebrates military children

Lance Cpl. Sarah A. Luna, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Marine Corps Community Services hosted a Month of the Military Child celebration on Marine Corps Base Quantico on April 12, 2014. Active duty, reserves and retiree families from all services, as well as Department of Defense civilian families were welcome to join the celebration that included an Easter Parade Stroller Brigade, Easter Egg Hunt and




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Apr

2014

MCAS New River bids Allen farewell, welcomes Oldenburg

Cpl. Mary M. Carmona, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C.

Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Allen Jr. relinquished the role of Marine Corps Air Station New River senior enlisted advisor to Sgt. Maj.  William H. Oldenburg during a relief and appointment, and retirement ceremony held at the C-12 flight line aboard the air station, April 11. Allen served as the MCAS New River sergeant major for two years and retired after





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