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2013

Marksmanship coaches teach more than shooting

Lance Cpl. Jorden Wells, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

One Shot, one kill is a phrase that every Marine has heard at one time or another while qualifying on the rifle range, which is an annual requirement.  One of the tools the Marine Corps provides to all of its shooters that are re-qualifying on the rifle range is a marksmanship coach. The job of a marksmanship coach is to provide any training or




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Apr

2013

Combat engineers hit virtual road

Lance Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (April 11, 2013)

Thirteen combat engineers with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 bolstered their mobility skills in the Combat Convoy Simulator at Camp Lejeune Monday as part of their annual training.  Although combat engineers are primarily known for their construction and demolitions roles, the job entails much more, said Sgt. Hugh T. Farr, a squad leader with




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Apr

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DMO readies for peak moving season

Lance Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (April 11, 2013)

The deputy commandant for Installations and Logistics recently released a message reminding service members, civilians and family members about the challenges associated with the rapidly approaching peak moving season. According to the message, planning, preparation and communication are the keys to executing a successful move. The Cherry Point




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Apr

2013

Flyby: Cpl. Fabian Cardona

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

Cpl. Fabian Cardona is an individual material readiness list asset manager with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467. Cardona manages assets at the organizational and intermediate levels of maintenance, using technical publications and automated data processing equipment to gather and report inventories. “In a nutshell, my job is to keep an




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Apr

2013

BSRF-13 ready to train in Romania

Lance Cpl. Michael Dye, Mihal Kogalniceanu, Romania

Marines and sailors with Black Sea Rotational Force 13 arrived at Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania which will serve as the unit’s home throughout its six-month deployment as a crisis contingency force. An opening ceremony today marked the official welcome for BSRF-13 to Romania.  BSRF-13 and soldiers with the Romanian 341 Battalion, 9th Brigade




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Apr

2013

Joint Task Force teams up for African Lion 13 maritime offload

Col. Matt Redding, USMC, AGADIR, Morocco

As the morning rain ended and the Moroccan sun began to dry the pier, members of Joint Task Force Port Opening (JTF-PO), U.S. Strategic Command, emerged from a meager shelter in the overhang of a pier side warehouse. Mobilized to Morocco in support of Exercise African Lion 13, a U.S. Africa Command directed, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa-led




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Apr

2013

Marines forward-arm, refuel helicopters during FARP exercise

Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. Ranum, CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Camp Hansen, Japan

Five minutes out!” With that warning, Marines rush to refueling points and wait for the signature sound of rotors slicing through the air as aircraft near their position for an expedient pit stop.  Aviation Operations Company Marines set up a forward-arming and refueling point April 3 at the Central Training Area near Camp Hansen to support flight




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Apr

2013

Philippine, US militaries work shoulder-to-shoulder

Cpl. Courtney G. White, CAMP EMILIO AGUINALDO, Philippines

Hundreds were in attendance at the opening ceremony marking the official start of Exercise Balikatan 2013 April 5 at the Commissioned Officers’ Club at Camp Emilio Aguinaldo, Republic of the Philippines. Balikatan, which is a Filipino term meaning “shoulder-to-shoulder,” is in its 29th iteration and provides an ideal setting for the Armed Forces of




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Apr

2013

Service members volunteer time at Tomo Days festivities, cleanups

Lance Cpl. John S. Gargano, CAMP FOSTER, Japan

More than 60 Marines, volunteers and children participated in Tomo Days April 6 and 10 at the Chapel Youth Center on Camp Foster and the seawall in Chatan Town. The events included an Easter egg hunt for children from the Airen-en Orphanage, a movie matinee and a seawall cleanup. Tomo Days was initiated to highlight the relationship between the




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Apr

2013

Caldwell recognized for leadership, personality

Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano, CAMP HANSEN, Japan

Superheroes are known for their extraordinary powers. While many have pondered which fictional superpower they would most like to possess, few stop to consider what is real when it comes to superheroes — their character. While Sgt. Maj. Robert L. Caldwell is not a superhero, many who have come into contact with him throughout their career consider