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Feb

2015

Marines compete in 2015 Pacific Division Matches

Lance Cpl. Adam O. Korolev, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

More than 190 Marines from different units and 12 other service members from other branches competed side-by-side to qualify as this year’s top shooter during the first day of the Pacific Division Matches at Pu‘uloa Range Training Facility on Feb. 9, 2015.




18

Feb

2015

Load it up: CLR-2 executes port, beach operations in support of 24th MEU

Cpl. James Smith, 2nd Dental Battalion

Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, performed port and beach operations simultaneously in support of the deployment of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Dec. 11-16. The entire loading operation was assigned by 2nd MLG to the regiment. The regiment then split operations between Combat Logistics Battalion 2, leading




18

Feb

2015

2nd LAAD hones ground-based air defense

Cpl. J .R. Heins, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marines with Alpha Battery, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, conducted ground-base air defense training at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, North Carolina, Feb. 2-6.The Marines of the battery are uniquely trained to target enemy aircraft with shoulder-fired missiles in support of Marine Air-Ground Task Force operations.According to 1st




18

Feb

2015

Close with and destroy the enemy: ROK Marines, 3/3 train force-on-force

Pfc. Cedric R. Haller II, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

It is Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. An unusually chilling breeze sweeps the battlefield as Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines prepare to assault the Cham Sae Mi Close-Quarters Battle Training Facility during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17. Marines stand-by anxiously waiting as the platoon commander briefs them on the mission one last time.“Our




18

Feb

2015

Thai and U.S. Marines Test the Waters

Cpl. Isaac Ibarra, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

As the sun crept over the horizon, the sun’s rays mirrored off a motionless pond, infested with bacteria. These bacteria are not easily relinquished, but two U.S. Marines were ready to purify the water. Cpl. Abraham Ostosmendoza and Lance Cpl. Jamie Neal set up a Light Weight Water Purification System to supply water for the Royal Thai and U.S.




18

Feb

2015

Survival, Spiders and Cobras in Thailand

Cpl. Isaac Ibarra, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

My journey begins on a small island named Okinawa, south of mainland Japan. I’ve been stationed there as a Marine for close to nine months now and, finally, got the chance to deploy. I received orders to support exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand -- a country I’ve always wanted to visit. Soon thereafter, I stepped off a plane in Utapao, Thailand. I




13

Feb

2015

Survivors honored, remember battle for Iwo Jima 70 years ago

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

Veterans of the battle of Iwo Jima participated in a reunion hosted by the Marine Artillery Detachment at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, February 12, 2015.The Iwo Jima Battle Survivors and Family Association held their final reunion over three days, and where invited to attend special festivities by the Marines of the detachment. Seventy years ago, three




13

Feb

2015

Next generation squadron intel has arrived

Pfc. Jonah Lovy, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Intelligence Marines from Marine Aircraft Group 31 attended the Squadron Intelligence Training and Certification Course, graduating Feb. 13. The four-week course trains intelligence Marines to serve in the air combat element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. This training provides students with the operational information and understanding they need to support the specific needs of each aircraft.




13

Feb

2015

3/5 machine gunners refresh their skills

Pfc. Alvin Pujols, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment

Machine gun sections with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division began a refresher course on machine gun nomenclature, optics and operations aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015. The fire command and control class is conducted the first week of the three-weeklong course and is vital to the foundational




13

Feb

2015

Marines prepare AAVs for Cobra Gold

Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Marines with the Offload Preparation Party performed pre-operation checks on Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Feb. 6, in order to support Exercise Cobra Gold 2015. The mission of the OPP on board the Maritime Prepositioning Force ship, USNS Pililaau, is to prepare and offload support equipment and supplies from ship to shore. The Marines and the ship’s





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