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Apr

2015

U.S., ROK Marines strengthen alliance through annual exercise

Staff Sgt. Joseph Digirolamo, Defense Media Activity

Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines completed a large-scale bilateral exercise here April 1. Approximately 4,500 ROK Marines and sailors worked alongside 2,200 U.S. Marine and 2,000 Navy personnel during Korean Marine Exchange Program ‘15 to improve their combined amphibious capabilities. “It is not always easy to integrate with the language




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Apr

2015

Marine Corps Bulletin is adjusted to get ‘rocks out of rucksack’ in training

Sgt. Jose D. Lujano, Defense Media Activity

Recently the Marine Corps underwent another change in its training and education spectrum as Marine Corps Bulletin 1500, in its third iteration, was altered Feb. 20 to enhance the overall quality of operational readiness and the commander’s flexibility in training.The motivation for this set of changes to Marine Corps Bulletin 1500, a comprehensive




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Apr

2015

Commandant of Marine Corps speaks with Okinawa-based personnel

Cpl. Lena Wakayama, Defense Media Activity

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. and the Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green spoke with Marines and sailors March 24 and 25 at installations across Okinawa, Japan.Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. and the Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green spoke with Marines and sailors March




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Apr

2015

Back to Basics: 2/2 Marines use Land Navigational Skills

Cpl. Tyler Andersen, Defense Media Activity

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, used basic land navigation skills after a six mile hike at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 30, 2015.Every Marine is taught the fundamentals of land navigation, becoming inherently proficient in finding direction, map reading and course plotting. At the most basic level, it is




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Apr

2015

Challenges of earning sea legs

Lance Cpl. Ryan Mains, Defense Media Activity

As an infantryman, Cpl. Jeremiah Skaggs has trained in different places around the world. He has kicked doors down at the mock urban ranges in Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, trudged through the dense jungles of Okinawa, Japan, and climbed the snowy mountains of Bridgeport, California. Now, attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary




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Apr

2015

U.S. Marines, airmen, Republic of Korea troops train for contamination

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

U.S. Marines and airmen along with Republic of Korea airmen came together for a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear joint training exercise at Osan Air Base in the Republic of Korea March 16.MWHS-1 CBRN and 51st Civil Engineer Squadron CBRN learned different tactics, techniques and procedures from one another during the week-long




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Apr

2015

8th ESB makes some noise at grenade range

Cpl. Scott Whiting, Defense Media Activity

The sounds of deafening explosions could be heard across Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 27, 2015, as more than 80 Marines and sailors with Engineer Support Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, threw M67 fragmentation grenades at the hand grenade range.The Marines and sailors received a class on how to handle and throw the live grenades.




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Mar

2015

Methods of Entry School students face ultimate tests before graduation

John Hollis, Defense Media Activity

Nothing in his background of close quarters combat prepared Cpl. Tyler Zeller for the challenging test assignment given him during his final week as a student at the Methods of Entry School. Armed with limited initial information, Zeller took his turn serving as the Lead Breacher for a Marine team charged with violently breaching the door of a house where armed suspected Afghan insurgents held captives while planning attacks against American service members.




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Mar

2015

Marines learn riot-control techniques with non-lethal weapons

Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad, Defense Media Activity

Infantrymen with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, and artillerymen with Echo Battery, 2/6, trained with non-lethal weapons aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on March 25, 2015, in preparation for an upcoming deployment.The Expeditionary Operations Training Group teaches six courses a year for units deploying




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Mar

2015

NATO partners light up live-fire range

1st Lt. Danielle Dixon, Defense Media Activity

The Spanish Marine Corps training facility in Sierra del Retin, Spain, hosted both U.S. and Spanish Marines for familiarization training that included a live-fire exercise with AT-4 anti-armor weapons, M240B machine guns, and M67 fragmentation grenades, March 24-27.The exercise was planned to assimilate the Spanish Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th





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