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Nov

2014

Otis supports special operations, refines fundamentals

Cpl. J. R. Heins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 supported United States Special Operations Command with an aerial delivery and insertion at Hurlburt Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 24.Two KC-130J Super Hercules departed Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, traveling to Hurlburt, where 50 SOCOM operators and four Combat Rubber Raiding Craft were loaded onto




04

Nov

2014

15th MEU conduct vertical-assault training

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

After being briefed by their platoon commander, Cpl. Jose W. Delgado gathered his Marines around a terrain model to go over his squad’s mission.“There’s nothing routine about this, gents,” said Delgado, a squad leader with Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. “We’re the main effort




04

Nov

2014

Scouts take aim during ITX 1-15

Lance Cpl. Tony Simmons, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines from Scout Platoon, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment participated in a training and readiness exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California on Oct. 22-24, 2014. Scouts prepared for upcoming combined arms exercises and potential combat operations abroad through training meant to sharpen




04

Nov

2014

Blue Chromite: Marines assault Camp Schwab

Lance Cpl. Abbey Perria, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Three platoons of Marines with 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, executed a ship-to-shore assault Nov. 1-2 during exercise Blue Chromite 15 at Oura Wan Beach.Blue Chromite demonstrates the Navy and Marine Corps’ amphibious and expeditionary capabilities from the sea to shore. Rehearsing integration of arms in a tactical scenario prepares Marines




03

Nov

2014

VMGR-252 hones Tactical Navigation skills

Cpl. J.R. Heins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Gliding over mountain tops and maneuvering through deep valleys, Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 honed their tactical navigation skills and Assault Landing Zone techniques at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., Oct. 23.Tactical navigation training simulates a combat environment where ground threats cause pilots to maneuver




03

Nov

2014

Recognizing Yemasee’s spot in Marine Corps history

Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marines, veterans and their families gathered at the Yemassee train station for the 2nd Annual Yemassee Train Depot Reunion, Oct. 16. Yemassee was the first stop for many young recruits seeking to earn the title United States Marine. From 1915 to 1965, recruits would arrive at the Yemassee train station before heading to Marine Corps Recruit Depot




03

Nov

2014

Marines ‘turn wrenches’ to keep ‘birds’ flying

Sgt. Devin Nichols, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Aviation Combat Element is an integral component of MEU operations.Aircraft maintainers have the daunting task of keeping the ACE mission ready to support MEU crises missions including Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure operations; raids; embassy reinforcements; or humanitarian assistance. Maintenance is key to




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Oct

2014

Integrated Task Force artillery Marines send first rounds downrange

Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

As the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Marines pave the way forward, live-fire training serves as a vital aspect of weaponry familiarization. Marines of Battery A, GCEITF, sent the first rounds down range during a live-fire artillery shoot with the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct.




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Oct

2014

3/14 rain fire during FIREX

Cpl. Joseph Karwick, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

In the hills of Pennsylvania, a loud and thunderous blast is heard with only the dragon’s breath of the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer seen through the trees after India and Golf Batteries with 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, unleash the accurate and continuous fury that is field artillery.The M777 Lightweight Howitzer is the




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Oct

2014

Marine firefighters, air-wingers conduct helo mishap drill

Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, conducted a helicopter mishap drill at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 27, 2014.The drill gave personnel the opportunity to practice every step of responding to a disabled aircraft including coordinating all agencies involved in the response and rescuing the





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