VMM-263 Conducts "Operation Sundown"
Lance Cpl. Jorden M. Wells, MCAS NEWRIVER, N.C. (Nov. 15)
Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, and Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Marines conducted “Operation Sundown” Nov. 15.“Operation Sundown is a mock-training event to simulate as accurately as possible a mission while in the field or deployed,” said Capt. Robert E. Wicker, VMM-263 MV-22B Osprey pilot. The mission began
Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa Trains for Evacuation Operations
Sgt. Amber Blanchard, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa conducted noncombatant evacuation operations training by setting up an evacuation control center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 8, 2012. Instructors with Special Operations Training Group trained the Marines and sailors in setting up an ECC and a
Marines conduct wash down in Spain
Staff Sgt. Robert Fisher III, U.S. NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain
Marines and Sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS New York conducted final wash down operations in Rota, Spain Nov. 11-14, 2012, to prepare for their voyage home after an eight-month deployment in the U.S. European and Central Command theaters of operation. During a recent port visit in Rota the Marines embarked on USS
2/7 Marines provide security for Operation Golden Gate
Cpl. Anthony Ward Jr, AFGHANISTAN
Combat engineers man their heavy equipment, pushing thousands of pounds of earth around while building and improving an area vital to the progression of southern Afghanistan. To enable the Marines, sailors and soldiers to focus on the mission at hand and to alleviate the worry of constantly looking over their shoulders for an enemy threat, the
CBIRF kicks off Commander’s Challenge
Andrew Revelos Staff Writer, Naval Annex Stump Neck, MD
Marines assigned to the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) competed for pride and a few days' liberty at the inaugural Commander’s Challenge on Nov. 6 at the Downey Responder Training Facility at Naval Annex Stump Neck. The course was grueling: intense physical competition centering on nine miles of running, combined with knowledge
Samurai for a day, memories for a lifetime
Sgt. Charles E. McKelvey, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan
One reason Marines may come to Japan is to experience culture and explore its vast history. For some, they do this by visiting local museums and historical monuments. For others, they don authentic Samurai armor and reenact one of the most important battles in Iwakuni City history. Five station volunteers participated in the Kuragake Castle
A little run, just for fun
Lance Cpl. Paris Capers, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.
The Marine Corps Marathon’s Turkey Trot returned to Marine Corps Base Quantico on Nov. 17, just in time for the holiday season. Runners gathered in droves for one of two events: the Turkey Trot Mile and the Turkey Trot 10K. More than 1,000 men and women, as well as dedicated youngsters, raced through the streets of Quantico. The Turkey Trot Mile
NHCP DECON Team Completes Certification
NHCP Public Affairs, CAMP PENDLETON, CA
Sailors from the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Decontamination Incident Response Team (DIRT) conducted a mass casualty drill to receive its Bureau of Medicine and Surgery mandated biannual Navy Medical Warm-Zone Operations Training recertification Nov. 1. The team was tested and certified in its readiness in handling hazardous material-related
Wounded warriors recondition with athlete training camp
Lance Cpl. Trevon S. Peracca, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
Twenty Marines and staff from Wounded Warrior Battalion-West and its detachments, participated in the Total Athlete Training Camp at the Hope and Care Center here Nov. 15. The training camp physically reconditioned leaders within WWBn. West through a series of sports including swimming, cycling and running and educated them on the importance
Installations commander visits Camp Pendleton for review and inspection
Cpl. Christopher Duncan, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
Maj. Gen. James A. Kessler, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Commander and assistant deputy commandant of installations and logistics, toured several facilities here Nov. 7 and 8. The purpose of Kessler’s visit was to observe the various construction projects, view their progress and discuss future renovations and developments that