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Aug

2015

Rzr course certifies recon Marines

Lance Cpl. Aaron Fiala, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in an all-terrain vehicle course aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 18, 2015. Marines drove Polaris Rzr tactical vehicles along Lejeune’s tank trails and performed various types of vehicle tests to become certified to drive these vehicles.The Marines faced




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Aug

2015

'Lava Dogs' bring heat during Large Scale Exercise 15

Pfc. Levi Schultz, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

One hundred twenty-degrees of heat bore down on the ‘Lava Dogs’ as they coordinated with artillery, mortars and close-air support, maneuvering across approximately 50 kilometers of desert to reach their objective as part of Large Scale Exercise 15. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment participated in a live-fire and maneuver exercise in




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Aug

2015

Ben Palermo remembers Vietnam, Operation Starlite 50 years after

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

Benjamin "Ben" Palermo loved traveling the world and seeing new places as a Marine. Palermo never imagined that when he volunteered to go to Hawaii that he'd soon be experiencing combat in Vietnam. During Operation Starlite, he was fired at from every direction as he saw helicopters shot out of the sky. Fear stirred up inside him as he realized




20

Aug

2015

Japanese security guards complete nonlethal weapons, OC spray training

Lance Cpl. Daniel Jean-Paul, III Marine Expeditionary Force

The first line of defense for personnel threats aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler is the Japanese security guards who stand watch at the gates. The job this security team performs requires them to be well-trained, alert and ready for anything at any time.New JSGs augmented to the Camp Foster Provost Marshall’s Office completed Marine




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Aug

2015

Geiger Blvd. -Paving way of Corps

Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Thousands of Marines and civilian personnel drive on Geiger Boulevard to come arrive and depart Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort each day. The road was named after Gen. Roy S. Geiger, the fifth Marine aviator and first Marine to lead an Army. Geiger enlisted in the Marine Corps as a Private in November 1907 and attended basic training on Naval




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Aug

2015

Keeping Marine Corps amphibious

Courtesy Story, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Taking on the surf and creating massive waves of their own, Marines with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, conducted a series of amphibious operations including embarking, debarking and beach assaults on Onslow Beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 17, 2015.The Platoon conducts amphibious beach




19

Aug

2015

15th MEU Aircraft Support Operation Inherent Resolve

Capt. Brian Block, 10th Marine Regiment

AV-8B Harriers assigned to the “Greyhawks” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) began flying sorties from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) Aug. 16 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).The Harriers were prepared to execute strike missions in Iraq to dismantle and ultimately defeat the Islamic State of




19

Aug

2015

2nd MEB, Coalition partners execute Large Scale Exercise 15

Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade alongside service members with the British 3rd Commando Brigade and 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group executed Large Scale Exercise 15 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 14-20.The exercise is a service-level assessment at the brigade-level, composed of all four




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Aug

2015

Marine, Japanese police prepare for base intrusion

Lance Cpl. Samantha Villarreal, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine and Japanese police officers conducted a scenario-based bilateral exercise on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 5, 2015.The training, which included the Ishikawa Police Station and the Camp Hansen Provost Marshal's Office, honed the two organizations’ ability to cooperatively stop a base intrusion. “This exercise was made to provide




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Aug

2015

13th MEU Marines get roped into good training

Sgt. Paris Capers, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Twelve Marines sat buckled into chairs mounted around the cabin of a CH53-E helicopter as it hovered 30 feet above the ground. The helicopter’s crew chief took his position at the center of two long rows of seats, standing over a large cutout in the floor—referred to as the “hellhole”— looking for the sign to begin training. He motioned for another





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