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Feb

2015

Grounded: 2nd Recon defies gravity

Sgt. Austin Long, Defense Media Activity

A Marine hurtles toward the Earth with his life hanging in the balance for the next four to six seconds. The wind is screaming past his ears and rushing against his cheeks while the ground below gets closer by the second, he feels the sudden jerk pulling him back into the sky, slowing his speed, while he slowly drifts to the ground below where the




10

Feb

2015

Tanks assault through ITX 2-15

Lance Cpl. William Hester, III Marine Expeditionary Force

The pounding sun of the Mojave Desert beats without mercy on Company D, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force as they perform final maintenance checks on their M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks before embarking on a large scale assault incorporating multiple elements of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force: the Tank




10

Feb

2015

ROK, U.S. Marines exchange combat maneuver tactics

Pfc. Cedric Haller, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines exchanged combat maneuvers and tactics during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-4 at the Pyeongchang Winter Training Facility, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.KMEP is a regularly scheduled, bilateral, small-unit training exercise, which enhances the combat readiness and interoperability of ROK and U.S. Marine Corps




10

Feb

2015

Rappel, climb, patrol, repeat: ROK, U.S. Marines train for mountain warfare

Pfc. Cedric Haller, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines train for mountain warfare during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17 Feb. 8 at the Minam-ri Mountain Warfare Training Facility, Pohang Republic of Korea.U.S. Marines with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force




9

Feb

2015

91-year-old Montford Point Marine veteran receives Congressional Gold Medal

Cpl. Elizabeth Thurston, Defense Media Activity

Montford Point Marine Sgt. Hiram L. Knowles was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his honorable service during the Era of World War II on Feb. 7, 2015 at the Mary Woodard Lasker Biomedical Research Building, New York City.In 2012, Congress authorized the Congressional Gold Medal to be awarded to each of the 20,000 Montford Point Marines or




9

Feb

2015

Ground Combat Element brings big guns for ITX 2-15

Lance Cpl. William Hester, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Crisp, desert air greets the early rising Marines of Alpha Battery, as they prepare themselves and their M777A2 lightweight 155 mm howitzers for the long, draining day ahead. Digging holes for the “feet” of their weapon systems, and moving rounds that weigh near 80 pounds to different areas on the firing line is common during the average day of a




9

Feb

2015

Amphibious roots; CLB-31 executes a live-fire exercise aboard ship

Lance Cpl. Ryan Mains, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

For Cpl. Derrick Gary, a massive, rocking amphibious assault ship in the middle of the ocean with a cool breeze blowing onto to its flight deck is not the normal setting for a shooting exercise.U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31 executed a live-fire shooting exercise Feb. 4 on the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) in the




6

Feb

2015

CBIRF tightens rope at Henrico

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

Marines and sailors with Chemical Biological Incident Response Force Technical Rescue Platoon participated in rope and rappel training Feb. 3-5, at Henrico Fire Drill Facility in Glen Allen, Virginia.The four-day training exercise tested the Marines and sailors on their tactical skills during incident response scenarios. The response force is




6

Feb

2015

CBIRF decontamination team puts critical skillsets to test

Sgt. Fareeza Ali, Defense Media Activity

The Decontamination Platoon, consisting of Marines and sailors with Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, II Marine Expeditionary Force, don their gloves and their gas masks February 4 for training unlike anything they had ever experienced.The platoon traveled to Perry, Georgia, to conduct live-agent decontamination using non-transplantable




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Feb

2015

Marines celebrate 'Century of Black Life, History, Culture'

Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Each February, Americans pause to celebrate the men and women who fought against discrimination, segregation and injustice to achieve equality and create change in the United States.National African American History Month is a time for Americans to commemorate the achievements of African Americans and the crucial role they play in the United





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