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Jan

2013

Kilo 3/5 Marines fire weapons at-sea

Cpl. John Robbart III, 01.23.2013

USS PELELIU – The sharp pops of weapons firing could be heard throughout the ship as the helo-borne rifle company of Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted a familiarization shoot on the flight deck of the USS Peleliu, Jan. 23.  The shoot allowed more than 100 Marines with Kilo Company to hone the basic skills




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Jan

2013

I MEF Headquarters Group transfer authority to II MEF Headquarters Group

Courtesy, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

Marines and sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward) handed over their responsibility to II MHG (Fwd) during a transfer of authority ceremony aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Jan. 24.  Service members with I MHG (Fwd) oversaw times of great triumph as well as overcame challenges during their yearlong deployment to




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Jan

2013

Badgers dig Warriors in too deep of a hole

Lance Cpl. Antwaun Jefferson, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

The Quantico Middle/High School Warriors Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team had a tough time getting things going when they went against the Tandem Friends School Badgers during a home game Jan. 26. The Badgers taught the Warriors the definition of effort throughout most of the game. The Warriors didn’t get things going until the second half. That was




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Jan

2013

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society hosts first Baby Exposition

Lance Cpl. James R. Smith, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

The process for having a baby in Japan can be a confusing experience. Whether you’re planning to have a baby, or are already expecting, it’s not a bad idea to stay informed. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society hosted the station's first Baby Expo at Capodanno Hall in the Chapel and Yujo Hall here, Jan. 26, 2013. “The expo is an information resource to




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Jan

2013

MCAS Iwakuni Marines Visit DMZ,learn about Marine Corps heritage

Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pryer, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

July 27, 1953, marked the signing of the Armistice Agreement creating a cease-fire over the 38th parallel, which now separates North and South Korea. More than half a century later, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Marines traveled on a professional military-education trip to the Korean Demilitarized Zone in pursuit of a better understanding of




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Jan

2013

The perfect PFT

Marine Forces Reserve Public Affairs, MARINE CORPS SUPPORT FACILITY NEW ORLEANS

Marines are required to complete a physical fitness test semi-annually.  To score a perfect 300, any male must run three miles in under 18 minutes; perform 20 consecutive pull ups and complete 100 crunches in two minutes.  The requirements to score near perfect change with age and gender, but for the most part they remain very demanding for most




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Jan

2013

Welders from Production Plant Barstow take on challenges all around the base

LCpl. Norman Eckles, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Calif.

Production Plant Barstow on Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., plays a key role in the repairing process on ground combat




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Jan

2013

MV-22 Ospreys conduct training in the Philippines

1st Lt. Taylor Clarke, CAMP FOSTER, Japan

Three MV-22B Osprey aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Okinawa, Japan, arrived in Puerto Princesa, Palawan on Jan. 22 to conduct bilateral training with elements of the Philippine Air Force.  “The flights we are conducting are important




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Jan

2013

2nd Maintenance Battalion receives Chesty Puller Award

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

Second Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group received the Chesty Puller Award during a ceremony here, Jan. 23.   The award recognizes one unit every year in II Marine Expeditionary Force that displays an uncanny ability to maintain the Marine Corps’ fighting strength and great performance both on and off




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Jan

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3/4 takes part in first ITX

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

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, conducted the Mechanized Assault Course as part of the Combat Center’s first Integrated Training Exercise  Jan. 22 at Range 210.  The battalion is approximetly half-way through the 29-day ITX training preparing them to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. “The big thing the