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May

2016

MAG-39 focuses effort on air, ground integration

Cpl. Alissa Schuning, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Since becoming commanding officer of Marine Aircraft Group 39, Col. Michael Borgschulte made it one of his command priorities to create a stronger relationship between the squadrons of MAG-39 and the ground units within I Marine Expeditionary Force at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.According to Borgschulte, the end state of this




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May

2016

Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 simulates aircraft salvage recovery

Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 simulated aircraft salvage and recovery operations during exercise Thunder Horse 16.2 at the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Haramura Maneuver Area in Hiroshima, Japan, May 11, 2016.The exercise focuses on reinforcing skills that Marines learned during Marine Combat Training and throughout their




11

May

2016

Underwater Egress Training

Lance Cpl. Aaron Fiala, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 conducted underwater egress survival training to maintain combat readiness at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, April 28.The Marines used a simulated helicopter body while training for different underwater escape scenarios as a qualification to be attached to a Marine Expeditionary Unit. “There were




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May

2016

Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 begins exercise Thunder Horse 16.2

Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 arrived at the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Haramura Maneuver Area in Hiroshima, Japan, for exercise Thunder Horse 16.2, May 8, 2016.The exercise focuses on reinforcing skills that Marines learned during Marine Combat Training and throughout their military occupational specialty schooling in order




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May

2016

U.S. Marine Security Cooperation Team helps provide counter-drug training to Honduran sailors

Capt. Christopher Mesnard, Marine Corps Forces South

 Along the northern coast of Honduras, a unique partnership exists between the Honduran Navy trainers of the Centro de Adiestramiento Naval (Naval Training Center) and U.S. Marine Corps Security Cooperation Team trainers as they work to provide basic skills to new members of the Honduran Navy.In an effort to enhance the Counter-Transnational




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May

2016

Combat Center leads Corps in environmental management

Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California is the largest combined arms live-fire training facility in the Marine Corps. As such, they have the responsibility of ensuring Marines remain the nation's force in readiness while simultaneously preserving the ability to train, live and work on the land entrusted to them.The




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May

2016

Bulgaria, U.S. tanks strengthen regional defense in live-fire exercise

2nd Lt. Kathleen OBrien, Marine Corps Forces Europe

Forces from Bulgaria, Romania, France, Great Britain and the United States will conduct a multi-national exercise to improve collective defense in Eastern Europe.U.S. Marines and sailors of the Combined Arms Company and Black Sea Rotational Force are scheduled to participate in Platinum Lion 16-3 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, beginning May




8

May

2016

MCAS Yuma welcomes K-MAX

Story by Lance Cpl. Brendan King, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

New helicopters arrive in Yuma to bolster the wide array of aircraft the Marine Corps employs.




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May

2016

E2C puts future in Marines’ hands

Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel, I Marine Expeditionary Force

From the bow and arrow to the service rifle and signal fires to radios, military technology has evolved dramatically over the years to overcome the challenges of the time. Military leaders have discovered that with advanced equipment spread across the battlefield, today’s new challenge is energy.The Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office brought




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May

2016

40th MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day 2016 Air Show demonstrates U.S.-Japan alliance

Sgt. Antonio Rubio, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni opened its gates to approximately 200,000 guests for the 40th anniversary of the MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day Air Show, May 5, 2016.Since 1973, MCAS Iwakuni has conducted a single-day air show and open house specifically designed to foster positive relationships between the air station and Japan. This year is the





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