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Base commander’s Presidents' Day guidance and safety message

Col. David W. Maxwell, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO

This Presidents' Day we salute the leadership and achievements of all those who have held America's highest elected office, serving as president and commander in chief of our armed forces. As we remember our former leaders and enjoy some well-deserved time off, let's all take a moment and pause, reflect and honor our nation's rich history. Many of




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Army welcomes 14th Marines’ Howitzers and HIMARS to Fort Sill

Sgt. Ray Lewis, FORT SILL, Okla.

Marines assigned to the 14th Marine Regiment needed a place to conduct a live-fire rehearsal to prepare for African Lion 2013, a multinational exercise in Morocco this April. Some Marines started their drill weekend on a bus in Fort Worth, Texas, while others were flown in from Buckley, AFB, Colo., on KC-130s.  They all converged on Fort Sill,




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MCLB Albany to house former Marine traveling U.S. for Wounded Warrior cause

Colie Young, 02/14/2013

Former Marine Sgt. Mac McQuown, who has garnered media attention as he walks the U.S. to benefit the wounded and fallen warriors, is staying at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany for four days as he is ahead of his scheduled trek.  McQuown, 51, started this effort in Stafford, Va., on Sept. 11, 2011, and walked to Ground Zero in New York City as




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Marines hammer out bonds with local community

Lance Cpl. Cayce Nevers, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

On any given weekend, local Marines can be found helping their home-away-from-home neighbors through various volunteer activities. Last Saturday was no exception as a dozen Cherry Point Marines volunteered their time building a house with Habitat for Humanity in New Bern. This particular type of community volunteer work happens regularly here




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MWHS-2 welcomes Grade, bids Fields farewell

Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Sgt. Maj. Scott D. Grade assumed responsibilities as the new sergeant major of Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 from Sgt. Maj. Mario P. Fields during a ceremony here today. Fields will remain here at Cherry Point and assume the duties with Marine Attack Squadron 542. He says that he will cherish the time he spent with his Marines and Sailors and




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Cherry Point honors Montford Point Marines

Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Members of the Cherry Point community gathered for a celebration commemorating the Montford Point Marines, the first blacks allowed into the Marine Corps, at the air station theater Friday.  Until 1942, the Marine Corps practiced a discriminatory policy, refusing to allow African Americans into their ranks and making them the last of all the




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Pre-retirement seminars to provide transitioning guidance

Public Affairs, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Marine Corps Community Services, Marine and Family Programs is set to host a pre-retirement seminar for Marine and Navy personnel who are considering retirement within the next two years at the Family Team Building Center here, bldg. 1795 on Feb. 12 - 15 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Another seminar will be held at the same location March 11 – 14




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31st MEU executes Amphibious Assault alongside Royal Thai Marines

Lance Cpl. Codey Underwood, HAT YAO, Kingdom of Thailand

Drenched in salty water, more than a dozen amphibious assault vehicles cut through the white sand and climb their way out of the surf. Steel doors on the rear of the vehicle steadily lower, revealing scores of United States and Royal Thai Marines prepared for a fight.  Marines and Sailors with Company A., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th




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FLYBY Lance Cpl. Dakota Fields

Lance Cpl. Glen E. Santy, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

When AV-8B pilots climb into Harriers, they rest assured that all components of the complex machine are working properly. Lance Cpl. Dakota Fields, a flight engine technician with Marine Attack Training Squadron 203, is one reason those pilots feel at ease when they fly off toward the sunset.  Flight equipment technicians inspect, maintain and




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Group sergeant major leads corporals course moto run

Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Sgt. Maj. Timothy King, Marine Air Control Group 28, leads Corporals Course Class 13-1 in a motivational run Jan. 31. “The best part about this class is these instructors, who are guiding the future of our Marine Corps,” said King.  The group’s Corporals Course has been operating for more than a year and conducts one class each quarter.