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Oct

2014

1/7 transfers authority, ends operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. John Jackson, Regional Command Southwest

First battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, cased their unit battle colors during a transfer of authority ceremony aboard Tactical Base Dwyer, Oct. 1.The ceremony signified the battalion’s transfer of authority of the base and their area of responsibility to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, a U.S. Army command based out of Fort Hood, Texas. The




02

Oct

2014

Recon Marines sharpen communication during CQT

Cpl. Anna Albrecht, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines with Company B, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, participated in their fourth week of a close-quarters tactics course at Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 25, 2014.This course is designed to help the Marines maintain speed and accuracy while applying close-quarter tactics before compositing with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit in




01

Oct

2014

Marine Expeditionary Force stands up in Centcom

Nick Simeone, Defense Media Activity

A newly established Marine Corps task force is intended to improve the Defense Department’s response to crises in the Middle East and South and Central Asia, Pentagon Spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby announced Sept. 30.The special-purpose Marine air-ground task force will be drawn from Marines and aircraft based in the U.S. Central Command area




01

Oct

2014

Lives on line; 2nd Medical Battalion prepares for trauma care

Cpl. Jorden Wells, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Trauma teams with Alpha and Bravo Companies, 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group battled against the clock during their three-day mass-casualty simulation aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 22 to 24. Medical personnel rushed casualties into the tent straight from a notional battlefield. Role players




01

Oct

2014

Marine Corps’ pit crew: aircraft maintenance

Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Corps aircraft maintenance crews are Marine pilots’ NASCAR pit crews of the sky.Aircraft maintenance Marines provide a major supporting role during Exercise Forager Fury III on Guam by inspecting, repairing and refueling aircraft.Forager Fury III is an overarching Marine Corps led training exercise involving more than 1300 participants that




01

Oct

2014

Sitting Volleyball: Marines, airmen square off in battle of undefeated team at 2014 Warrior Games

Cpl. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

The floor of the stadium shook and the cheers from the audience filled the room with excitement as the Marine Corps and Air Force teams took to the volleyball court on Sept. 29 during the 2014 Warrior Games hosted here at the United States Olympic Training Center.Both teams experienced two wins, no losses the day before, and today, they stand




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Sep

2014

Marine finds resilience, perseverance through competition

Cpl. Fareeza Ali, Defense Media Activity

Misconception may lead to thinking a terminally ill person as bedridden in a small, dimly lit hospital room with fluids being intravenously dripped in their arms, they would need assistance doing the simplest of tasks. Marine Staff Sgt. Jacob Rich, a wounded warrior athlete and 2014 Invictus Games medalist, proves the contrary.“A hundred percent




29

Sep

2014

Bullets don’t fly without 1st Supply

Lance Cpl. William Perkins, 1st Marine Logistics Group

Marines with Ammo Company, 1st Supply Battalion conducted a variety of live-fire ranges aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 15-18, 2014. The training was part of an annual exercise held by the ammo technicians to introduce or familiarize them with the weapon systems they support.The Marines learned to transport, employ, and




29

Sep

2014

PHIBLEX begins with a salute to partnership, friendship

Lance Cpl. Matt Myers, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. service members gathered for the opening ceremony of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 Sept. 29 at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Forces West Headquarters, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines.PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by U.S. Marine and Navy forces alongside




29

Sep

2014

Communication; Lifeblood of success

Pfc. Harley Thomas, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marines of Golf Company, call sign “Grizzly,” 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conducted combined-arms offensive and defensive maneuvers at the KR-5 live-fire range aboard Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa, Hawaii, Sept. 19, 2014.Marines with Grizzly are taking part in Island Viper, a training exercise meant to prepare them during their predeployment





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