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Apr

2015

‘Warlords’ launch grenades down range

Cpl. Michael Dye, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment gathered grenades and launched them down range resulting in an explosion of dirt and debris aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 9, 2015.“We are training our team leaders and grenadiers to become more proficient and accurate with the M203 grenade launcher and the M32 semi-automatic grenade




10

Apr

2015

CBIRF Marines train in Exercise Silent Ghost

Cpl. Sarah Luna, Defense Media Activity

Smoke poured out of the front doors of St. Elizabeth’s East hospital, Washington, D.C. Marines and corpsmen with Chemical Biological Incident Response Force took over the grounds and cleared the four-story building, room by room.The force was responding to a simulated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosive attack




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Apr

2015

Intelligence Marines improve readiness with rifles, shotguns, gas

Courtesy Story, II Marine Expeditionary Force

The sound of rifles, shotguns and shouts of, “Gas! Gas! Gas!” echoed through the air as Marines with 2nd Intelligence Battalion participated in a three-day field exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 6 – 8, 2015.The exercise familiarized the Marines with the M1014 tactical shotgun, proper use of chemical, biological,




10

Apr

2015

Children deserve to be protected

Joycelyn Biggs, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.The theme here on base for the event is “Children deserve to be protected.” Brenda Ray, Prevention and Education specialist, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, said her goal is to prevent child abuse by arming families with information and support as well as dispelling myths surrounding child




10

Apr

2015

Hawaii snipers train in high angle shooting

Sgt. Sarah Dietz, Pacific Marines

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII - Scout sniper platoon with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conducted high angle live fire training April 8-9, 2015, on top of Ulupau Crater at Range 10 aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii.




9

Apr

2015

Story of Bob; drummer, pilot, legend

Roger Klingman, Defense Media Activity

Two young brothers carry a water-cooled, 30-caliber Browning machine gun with its associated tripod and ammo box. Robert “Bob” Klingman and his younger brother, Charles, move quickly through the low scrub hills of southwestern Oklahoma.In the 1930s, Binger, Oklahoma was no exception to the Great Depression slowing economic activity in the rest of




9

Apr

2015

Female Marines gather for 4th annual educational symposium

Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

More than 100 Marines from across II Marine Expeditionary Force gathered for the fourth annual Vivian A. Holmes Female Marine Symposium at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, March 26.During the symposium, female Marines received informational classes, participated in guided discussions and attended an education-station fair to




9

Apr

2015

Gen. Dunford: III MEF is the rebalance to the Pacific

Cpl. Thor Larson, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

The Marine Corps’ new commandant came to Okinawa, Japan, March 24-26 to talk with Marines across the island.Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, the commandant of the Marine Corps, wanted to make sure the Marines here know what his expectations are for the present and future of the Corps. “My priorities are to make sure we have the warfighting capabilities we




9

Apr

2015

2nd CEB Marines put rounds down range

Lance Cpl. Preston McDonald, Defense Media Activity

Approximately 30 Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conducted un-mounted and mounted machine gun operations at Range SR-7 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 6-7.During the first day, the Marines fired the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon light machine gun, the M-240 Bravo medium machine gun and the M2




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Apr

2015

2nd Intel Bn trains on shotgun range

Cpl. Jorden Wells, Defense Media Activity

Marines with 2nd Intelligence Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, participated in a M1014 Joint Service Combat Shotgun live-fire range at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 7, 2015.The course of fire the Marines underwent consisted of patrol loading the weapon with two rounds and combat loading the weapon with a single





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