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Aug

2014

20-year anniversary: Albany remembers flood tragedy

Sgt. Candice Clark, August 28, 2014

July marked the 20th Remembrance of the 1994 Flood that submerged Albany, Georgia, and local residents remember and describe the tragedy like it occurred yesterday. Members of the Public Affairs Office, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, recently toured the Flood of Memories exhibit at Thronateeska Heritage Center in Albany, Georgia. The exhibit




28

Aug

2014

Corps begins pilot for resident-like Career Course

Ameesha Felton, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Staff sergeants now have an opportunity to participate in a resident-like Professional Military Education with the new Career Course Seminar, developed by the College of Distance Education and Training at Marine Corps University.   Previously, the multimedia distance learning version of the course was the only option available for staff sergeants




28

Aug

2014

TBS Marines witness EFSS mortar’s impact

John Hollis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

More than 40 Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., were at Marine Corps Base Quantico on Aug. 20, 2014 demonstrating the effectiveness of the Expeditionary Fire Support System as a viable tool to extend Marine offensive capabilities with added agility and effectiveness.  EFSS, which is a 120mm rifled mortar system that is easily towed




28

Aug

2014

Montford Point Marine honored with nation’s highest civilian award

John Hollis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Retired staff sergeant and Montford Point Marine Johnny Cody received the Congressional Gold Medal to highlight Saturday night’s annual gala by the Quantico chapter of the National Montford Point Marine Association.  Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr., commanding general of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command and deputy commandant, Combat




28

Aug

2014

US, Malaysian and Armed Forces Kick-Off Joint Exercise

Courtesy Story, KG TANDUO, Malaysia

Members of the United States and Malaysian armed forces came together to officially open Malaysia – United States Amphibious Exercise 2014 during an opening dinner at Kg Tanduo, Malaysia, Aug. 26. The exercise, planned over the span of several months, is designed to improve participating forces’ amphibious training, readiness and




28

Aug

2014

Miramar Falcons defeat Standard Bearers in season opener

Cpl. Owen Kimbrel, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Football season has arrived and for the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Falcons, another shot at “Best in the West” presents itself.




28

Aug

2014

Aiming for excellence; base shooting matches begin

Cpl. Lauren A. Kurkimilis, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

This year’s Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Intramural Shooting Matches are scheduled for Sept. 22 to Oct. 10 and the installation’s Marksmanship Training Unit encourages all who are interested in signing up.     The matches will be held five days a week at the Combat Center’s rifle range. Up to 192 active-duty Marines and sailors, and DoD




28

Aug

2014

Decorated career Marine joins retirees in civilian life

Verda L. Parker, August 28, 2014

In a retirement speech, which left many of the attendees in tears, a Marine operations and training chief, said farewell to the Corps, the command and ended a 23 year active-duty career. Master Sgt. Mark Carabello, assigned to the Operations and Training Division, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, joined the ranks of retired service members in a




28

Aug

2014

Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Bakersfield, California

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Corporal Freddy Cantu can spend hours at the gym pushing his body to its physical limits. For Cantu, keeping his body in peak physical condition is a priority and is what drives him to be bigger, faster, and stronger than any Marine in his unit.  In addition to being as strong as an ox, Cantu brings the same passion he has for physical fitness to




28

Aug

2014

Range Company Marines get an adrenaline rush

Cpl. John Wilkes, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marines with Range Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island participated in Operation Adrenaline Rush at the James Island County Park in Charleston, S.C., Aug. 22. Operation Adrenaline Rush combines combat and operational stress control principles with an outdoor recreation adventure activity to





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