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May

2015

PMINT: 26th MEU, PHIBRON 4 conduct integration exercise at sea

Cpl. Joshua Brown, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines and sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Arlington (LPD 21) and USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) via sea on landing craft air cushion and air in MV-22B Osprey initiating Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON), MEU integration training (PMINT).The 26th MEU, its supporting elements and PHIBRON 4




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May

2015

Pararescuemen sent to investigate wreckage

Courtesy Story, III Marine Expeditionary Force

On May 15, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Japanese Standard Time, a Nepalese search team identified possible wreckage of a downed aircraft approximately 15 miles north of Charikot, Nepal.Joint Task Force 505 currently has a team of pararescuemen and a combat rescue officer inbound to assess the wreckage and determine if it is the downed UH-1Y Huey




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May

2015

MCIA conducts intelligence collection exercise, tests cutting-edge gear

Eve A. Baker, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Marine Corps Intelligence Activity and the Joint Captured Materiel Exploitation Center conducted an intelligence collection and analysis exercise May 4-8 with captured foreign materiel and cutting-edge technology. Goals of the exercise included learning how to photograph items in the field for analysis by off-site experts and use modern technology




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May

2015

U.S. Marines train with Jordanian, British forces

Courtesy Story, Marine Corps Forces Central Command

United States Marines with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, kicked off Exercise Eager Lion 15 with three days of training from May 5-7 at Al Quweyrah, Jordan.Eager Lion is an annual, multinational training exercise designed to build interoperability, promote partnerships and exchange military expertise with 16 partner nations and




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May

2015

JTF 505 continues search, humanitarian aid

Courtesy Story, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Joint Task Force 505 continues efforts both in support of the ongoing search and rescue mission for a missing UH-1Y Huey helicopter, as well as humanitarian aid and disaster relief for the country of Nepal. To date, two UH-1Y Hueys, two MV-22 Ospreys, one Indian MI-17 and three Nepalese helicopters have searched for the UH-1Y Huey that went missing




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May

2015

May marks AAPI Heritage Month

Lance Cpl. Jonah V. Lovy, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

This May, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The month is a celebration of the achievements reached by Asian Americans and everything they have given this country.




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May

2015

Spouses recognized, honored for overcoming challenges

Cpl. Sarah Luna, Defense Media Activity

Military Spouse Magazine held the 8th Annual Awards Luncheon to crown the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, May 8, 2015.Six spouses sat in the crowd, each representing their spouse’s respective service. These women distinguish themselves by going above and beyond their daily duties to make a




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May

2015

CLB-22 Marines, CH-53E pilots perform external lifts

Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 22, Headquarters Regiment, participated in an external cargo lift exercise with units from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Landing Zone Albatross at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 7, 2015.“It’s important for our Marines to practice being part of a helicopter support




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May

2015

Marines, Australians extinguish controlled chemical fires

Cpl. Angel Serna, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

An immense fire exploded into the darkness and roared, threatening to char whatever lay in its path. The blaze devoured its fuel and formed a wall of intense heat that posed a challenge for both Australian and Marine firefighters to put out.Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, and Australian firefighters




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May

2015

MV-22 Osprey joins search, rescue effort

Courtesy Story, III Marine Expeditionary Force

On May 13, at approximately 1:02 p.m. and 2:05, Japanese Standard Time, respectively, two MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 launched from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The aircraft is searching for a UH-1Y Huey declared missing while in support of Joint Task Force 505 supporting





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