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Sep

2014

Commandant, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visit Marines, sailors in Helmand for final time

Staff Sgt. John Jackson, Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan

General James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sgt. Maj. Micheal Barrett, the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, visited Marines and sailors aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Sept. 6.The commandant visited the troops currently serving with Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan for his final time before




10

Sep

2014

Half-a-century spent making Phrogs fly

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

A trailer sits near the lone hanger of Marine Helicopter Squadron One on Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, Virginia. Inside the thin walls are decorated with framed photos of CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters and notable public figures. Models of the aircraft are displayed across a shelf above a computer. Scrapbooks with personal memorabilia fill the




09

Sep

2014

‘Ain't no river wide enough,’ because 8th ESB makes tanks float

Lance Cpl. Alex Mitchell, 2nd Marine Logistics Group

Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group used two M16 ramps and five M17 interior rafts to help 22 M1A1 Abrams tanks, provided by 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, cross the New River, aboard Camp Lejeune on Sept. 4, 2014. “We support Marine Expeditionary Units when they approach a canal or body




09

Sep

2014

Driving under influence places high costs for all

Sgt. Valerie C. Eppler, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

It's Monday morning, and Marines stand in formation and collectively sigh as they hear about one of their own who did not heed the warnings. That failed to properly plan. That took an unnecessary risk and drove while under the influence.  That Marine made a decision that changed the way he or she is viewed by his or her peers, leadership, family




09

Sep

2014

2nd LAAD Marines find their azimuth during land navigation training

Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion’s team leader course took to the field at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s, N.C., Sept. 3, to test their abilities with land navigation.Land navigation is a fundamental, yet perishable skill that Marines learn during their time at recruit training. It is reinforced through different




09

Sep

2014

VMGR-252 pilots train for CAS, sharpen skills with Harvest HAWK

Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Naval aviators with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 trained with a modified KC-130J Super Hercules at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Sept. 2 to improve their ability to support ground troops.Pilots and crew with the squadron operated a Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit, dubbed Harvest HAWK, during the training to improve the




09

Sep

2014

SP-MAGTF Africa 14 Marines, Coastguardsmen, Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos train-the-trainer

1st Lt. Maida Kalic, Marine Corps Forces Africa

Security Cooperation Team- 1, with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14, departed Naval Air Station Sigonella for an upcoming train-the-trainer theater security cooperation engagement in Toubacouta, Senegal, during September.The team will train and advise their counterpart cadre, the Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine




08

Sep

2014

Reborn through re-enlistment: One Marine's Struggle to stay in

Cpl. Suzanna Knotts, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

During a cold night on Jan. 23, 2008 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Rafael Cervantes Jr. stepped on the yellow footprints to become a United States Marine. Approximately six years later, Cervantes re-enlisted for the first time during a breezy Hawaiian afternoon at the Pacific War Memorial aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Aug. 25,




08

Sep

2014

Exercise helps Reserve Marines prepare for natural disasters

Cpl. Codey Underwood, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

The multinational team tested their abilities during several key portions of the cumulating event in humanitarian assistance disaster relief missions including search and rescue, explosive ordinance disposal, medical and evacuation techniques. During the simulation, the Marines with PRP processed ‘fallen heroes’ alongside Slovenian soldiers.The




08

Sep

2014

Hagel visits U.S. Marines, Georgian Troops near Tbilisi

Cheryl Pellerin, Defense Media Activity

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took time today during his first official visit to Georgia to have lunch with U.S. Marines and afterward, alongside Defense Minister Irakli Alasania, talk with U.S. and Georgian service members at the Krtsanisi Training Area, or KTA, outside Tbilisi.The visit is part of a six-day international trip, the secretary’s





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