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Apr

2016

VMM-265 arrives at MCAS Iwakuni

Cpl. Nathan D. Wicks , Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 17, 2016.




17

Apr

2016

Marines of 31st MEU prepare to assist disaster relief in Japan

Capt. Jennifer Giles, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, today to assist with recovery efforts in support of the Government of Japan’s relief efforts after the island of Kyushu was hit by a series of earthquakes, causing significant damage and up to 40 deaths.Four MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium




16

Apr

2016

Recovery operations from HMH-463 helicopter mishap concluded

Cpl. Timothy Irish, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Recovery operations to retrieve wreckage from a January 14, 2016 aviation mishap involving two CH-53E helicopters and 12 U.S. Marines from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 have been concluded.The 12 Marines serving as air crew on the helicopters were officially announced deceased on January 21 by Marine Corps officials. They had been previously




15

Apr

2016

Marine child awarded Military Child of the Year

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

Throughout the year, military families make many sacrifices, from moving to not seeing loved ones during deployments. The military child of the year award, in conjunction with the month of the military child, honors children like Christian Fagala who made exceptional contributions to their community and society in the midst of their family’s




15

Apr

2016

Printing the future: 1st Maintenance Battalion explores 3-D printing capabilities

Cpl. Carson Gramley, 1st Marine Logistics Group

Printing the future: 1st Maintenance Battalion explores 3-D printing capabilities




15

Apr

2016

AAV crews, sections qualify for ITX

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion reinforced their collective skills as crews and sections during a gunnery range exercise at  Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 13, 2016. The company conducted the training in preparation for their upcoming participation in the Integrated Training Exercise at Marine




14

Apr

2016

Marines compete in 2016 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials

Cpl. David Staten, Defense Media Activity

Marines with the All-Marine Wrestling Team competed at the2016 U.S Olympic Wrestling Trials in Iowa City, April 9-10. Men and women across America competed at various tournamentsthroughout the year to qualify to go to the trials. Only the best of the bestmake it to the Olympic trials and contend for a spot on the U.S. wrestling teamfor the 2016




14

Apr

2016

Marine EOD technicians to hone expeditionary tactics in joint environment

Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Cray, III Marine Expeditionary Force

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, IEDs became a global symbol of terrorism. The threat created a warrior niche within the Marine Corps. Intelligent, hands-on Marines sought out the explosive ordnance disposal field, enticed by the opportunity to apply problem-solving skills to a high-pressure environment. Fast-forward to today. Now that the




14

Apr

2016

Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish

Sgt. Laura Gauna, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Marines are the nation’s 911 responders. They handle some of the harshest and worst situations you can think of, but they are not just tough. The Marines of 7th Engineer Support Battalion proved that they also have a soft side when they made a special boy’s wish of becoming a Marine come true. Nathan Aldaco was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart




14

Apr

2016

Three-gun showdown at Western Regional Combat Match

Cpl. Connor Hancock, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Marines from installations across the western United States came to the Combat Center to test their combat shooting skills in the annual Western Regional Combat Match April 4-8, 2016. The match was held to enhance combat marksmanship abilities of individual Marines.“Once that buzzer beeps, you have to maintain a cool mindset and stick to your





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