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Paint, food and family: CLB-22 enjoys take your child to work day

Lance Cpl. Shawn Valosin, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Smiles and laughter brightened the families’ faces as Marines and sailors gathered with their children at the motor transportation building for Combat Logistics Battalion 22, 2nd Marine Logistics Group during the take your child to work holiday here, April 25.  Servicemembers and their children enjoyed crafts, such as painting and drawing, as well




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Hospital Point volunteers doctor Mother Earth

Bill Johnson-Miles, MCSC Corporate Communications, April 26, 2013

By Bill Johnson-Miles, MCSC Corporate Communications  On April 22, Marine Corps Systems Command and the rest of the planet celebrated the most famous mother of all — Mother Earth. More than 30 MCSC volunteers joined the millions in 192 countries who participated in the 43rd annual Earth Day. Employees, contractors and family members planted flowers




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Apr

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Secretary nears 40 years of service

Pfc. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (April 24, 2013)

Sometimes it’s easy to recognize the accomplishments of prominent figures, but it’s often the people in support roles who make those accomplishments possible. With nearly 40 years of service, Carol Wilander, command support specialist for Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, the commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, has long been one of




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Apr

2013

Special agents visit the Russell-Knox building

Pfc. Samuel Ellis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (April 25, 2013)

With eyes wide with wonder and grins of nervous anticipation, scores of secret agents passed through the security checkpoint of the Russell-Knox building aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. around 7:45 a.m. on April 25, 2013. “Look at this.” “What’s that?” “I found something. Daddy, can you open this,” said the special agents as their moms and dads




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Apr

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MARSOC Family Day

Staff Sgt. Robert Storm, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE N.C

Marine spouses and children participate in a family day sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, April 26, 2013. The spouses shot live weapons, rappelled and were taught martial arts by Marine instructors. Children played games and did modified exercises during the event. Static displays showed MARSOC weapons and gear.




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2013

Urban Evac; Marines conduct simulated NEO

Cpl. William J. Jackson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Marines with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment and Combat Logistics Regiment 16 coordinated with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 to conduct a noncombatant evacuation operation at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field April 19. The operation simulated an evacuation of American civilian personnel and local nationals from a foreign country




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Apr

2013

Fire departments cross-rain

Lance Cpl. Alejandro Bedoya, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Combat Center and Twentynine Palms firefighters came together to participate in live-fire training exercises at the fire department training area April 19. The fire departments cross trained to handle the different scenarios they may encounter while on duty. These training exercises are used to provide realistic situations in a controlled




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Apr

2013

Fitreps shape careers

Lance Cpl. Alejandro Bedoya, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Marines are taught to know themselves and seek self-improvement and with that comes the desire to take on new responsibilities and climb the ranks. To do that, senior Marines must first understand the importance of their annual fitness reports.  Fitness reports evaluate the performance of sergeants, staff noncommissioned officers and commissioned




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Apr

2013

Direct Fire; Cannon Cockers prepare for Desert Scimitar

Cpl Ali Azimi, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Marines with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment and Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment conducted direct fire support training at the Combat Center’s Rainbow Canyon Training Area April 23. The battalion’s artillerymen fired the M777A2 Howitzer at three targets more than 750 meters away. Their training developed their ability




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Homework help; Military Children offered free tutoring

Cpl. William J. Jackson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The final months of school are fast approaching and with that comes standardized tests, end-of term papers and final exams. But all students that belong to military families are eligible for free educational resources at www.tutor.com/military. This Department of Defense program is an educational resource for military families looking to give their