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Dec

2014

15th MEU Marines turn down for RUT

Cpl. Anna Albrecht, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted realistic urban training at several locations in California Dec. 5-16 to prepare the unit for its deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East next spring.Normally based out of Camp Pendleton, the MEU operated from bases including Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts




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Dec

2014

'1st Tanks' fulfills Marine veteran's final wish

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

On the 1st Tank Battalion ramp, a special moment is being shared. A man walks carefully, but assuredly ascends the ramp. He’s moving toward a tank. When he arrives, he is enthusiastically greeted by Marines. Then he stands there for a moment, eyes glistening, no doubt replaying old memories in his mind.Marine veteran Kenneth R. White, native of San




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Dec

2014

Rodeo rounds up Motor T

Lance Cpl. William Hester, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Musty diesel fumes fill the air as 7-ton trucks maneuver through an obstacle course. Meanwhile, sweaty, greasy Marines work hard to change the tires on a Humvee as others rush to disassemble and reassemble the rear of a 7-ton. Marines with 3rd Marine Logistics Group, organized a truck rodeo for multiple motor transport units stationed on Okinawa




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Dec

2014

Yakima Marine awarded Purple Heart

Cpl. Cody Haas, 1st Dental Battalion

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Corporal Ulises Zamoramartinez, an optics technician with 1st Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group,earned the Purple Heart Medal by Maj. Gen. Vincent Coglianese, 1st MLG commanding general, during a ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 19, 2014.Zamoramartinez, a




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Dec

2014

Urasoe police, Camp Kinser law enforcement participate in training

Lance Cpl. Royce Dorman, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Police officers and security guards participated in anti-terrorism force protection training here Dec. 24.The police officers, with the Urasoe Police Department, and the Marines and Japanese security guards with the Camp Kinser Provost Marshal’s Office coordinated during a mock scenario in which they worked together to apprehend suspicious persons




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Dec

2014

Red Reef 15 Closes With Joint Demonstration

Capt. Josh Diddams, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces officially concluded exercise Red Reef 15 with a joint demonstration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dec. 16, 2014.Red Reef 15 is a biennial, bilateral exercise between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, set to




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Dec

2014

Burundi, US forces enhance regional security for Somalia

1st Lt. Madia Kalic, Marine Corps Forces Africa

The Burundi National Defense Force are preparing their soldiers for deployment to Somalia with the help of U.S. Marines and Sailors from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa.“The benefit of our training engagement is building partnerships and capacity with Burundi and the African Union Mission to Somalia,” said Major




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Dec

2014

U.S. Marines, Spanish soldiers train in mountain warfare

1st Lt. Gerard Farao, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa conducted mountain warfare training with 1st Mountain Troops Command in Candancu, Spain.From Dec. 15 - 19, 2014, the Marines and Spanish soldiers trained in cold weather survival techniques, snowshoeing, offensive operations in mountainous




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Dec

2014

Swim to survive: Marines tackle MCIWS training

Christine Cabalo, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marines dived in to the face the challenges of Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival course, which concluded Dec. 19, 2014 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s pool.




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Dec

2014

VMU-2 hones aerial reconnaissance skills with MARSOC

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

Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 conducted integrated training with 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 and HMLA-467 at Bombing Target Range 11, Piney Island, N.C., Dec. 18.VMU-2 supported Marine special operators, trained as joint terminal attack controllers, by providing unmanned aerial





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