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Apr

2013

Marines, sailors lend helping hand in Hong Kong

Cpl. Timothy Childers, HONG KONG

When Marines and sailors deploy with a Marine Expeditionary Unit, they have the chance to travel to many parts of the world and experience a vibrant range of cultures. Some service members choose to use their time when visiting ports to volunteer, help the local community and connect with citizens of a foreign nation on a more personal




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Apr

2013

Marines, sailors visit local Chinese children at school

Cpl. John Robbart III, HONG KONG

The sound of children’s laughter and Marine Corps cadence could be heard around the school as the students of St. Clement’s Primary School played with Marines and sailors of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, April 16.  The visit brought together young students from Hong Kong and U.S. servicemembers from the Peleliu ARG’s 15th Marine Expeditionary




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Apr

2013

Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion makes big bang in training

Cpl. Phillip R. Clark, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Marines and sailors from Bravo Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, shot shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon (SMAW) and AT-4 rocket launchers as part of their training, April 17, 2013. The purpose of the training was to refresh the Bravo Co. Marines with the rocket launcher types. The training also




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Apr

2013

CLB-15 Welcomes New Sergeant Major

Cpl. Timothy Childers, USS RUSHMORE

The ship pitched over the rough seas of the Western Pacific as Marines and sailors gathered into formation on the flight deck. Challenged to stand firm, they stood as the battalion said goodbye to one leader and welcomed a new one.  During the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Western Pacific deployment, Marines and sailors assigned to Combat




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Apr

2013

Phase II of main gate cloverleaf construction

Cpl. Michael Iams, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Traffic changes, which include closing the A Street Bridge to Camp Del Mar, are scheduled to occur from 9 p.m. May 3 to 9 p.m. May 5 north of the main gate along Vandegrift Boulevard as crews construct a temporary intersection in preparation for building an overpass.   All inbound and outbound traffic to Camp Del Mar will be required to use the Del




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Apr

2013

Communications Marines learn to fight workplace violence

Pfc. Sullivan Laramie, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Marines with Communications Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group took part in violence prevention training here April 16 and 17.  The course, instructed by members of the new Marine Corps Violence Prevention Program, taught Marines about signs that possibly lead to violent behavior, and how to respond to the




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Apr

2013

Combat Logistics Battalion 6 performs live fire of motorized weapon system

Lance Cpl. Devin Nichols, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Target spotted … at a distance of 1,000 meters it waits. A Marine sights in on the objective, plans to fire and takes the shot.   The servicemember was not in a shooting position looking through a scope. This was all done through a computer screen and a push of the button.   Approximately 40 Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 6, 2nd Marine




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Apr

2013

Servicemembers enjoy family day before departing overseas

Lance Cpl. Devin Nichols, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Music, food and sunshine gave Combat Logistics Battalion 6 servicemembers a chance to recuperate and enjoy time with friends and family. “After two months of non-stop training, it feels good to unwind and enjoy myself with my fellow Marines,” said Lance Cpl. Patrick M. Pugh, a Louisville, Ky., native, and heavy equipment operator with the




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Apr

2013

From battlefield to diamond

Staff Sgt. Matt Lyman, TEMKA DISTRICT, Republic of Georgia

There is a special bond between men and women who take up arms to defend their country and countrymen; that transcend borders, uniforms and language barriers. It is a bond forged on the battlefield and one that can last for generations. It is a bond that brings a certain honor and obligation to take care of their own.  In honor of the Georgian




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Apr

2013

CLB-31 delivers burgers, smiles to Japanese orphans

Sgt. Paul Robbins Jr., NAGOMI ORPHANAGE AND SCHOOL, Okinawa, Japan

As part of the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region, the Marines and Sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are expected to be ready for anything. For this occasion, they were ready to play.  Twenty-one service members and a few family members donated part of their Saturday to play with