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2015

Marines with 2/1 participate in Raid Leaders Course

Lance Cpl. Danielle Rodrigues, 1st Marine Division

His weapon was steady and level as he glided over the flat terrain. Bullets quickly riddled the circular target with holes as the Marine sighted in on his next objective. When he was finished, an instructor tallied his score, which resulted in two pushups for two missed shots.Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division,




14

Jul

2015

Always ready; Marines train for embassy reinforcement mission

Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman, Marine Corps Forces Europe

U.S. Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa rapidly departed Sigonella, Italy, in order to occupy a training compound serving as a simulated American Embassy, July 6-9, 2015, at an Army training facility in Baumholder, Germany.More than 78 members of the SPMAGTF boarded a plane to Baumholder and




13

Jul

2015

Amphibious operations storm ashore for Talisman Sabre 2015

Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez, Defense Media Activity

U.S. and Australian forces stormed the beaches of Fog Bay July 11, executing joint amphibious operations, the largest and most complex joint amphibious training of its kind, as part of Talisman Sabre 2015.To kick off the amphibious landing, a line of assault amphibious vehicles crashed ashore, releasing hundreds of joint forces to survey and secure




13

Jul

2015

From sea to shore; U.S. Marines, Senegalese conclude exercise

Cpl. Lucas Hopkins, Marine Corps Forces Europe

Approximately 15 U.S. Marines, sailors and coast guardsmen assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducted a final exercise with more than 25 Compagnie Fusilier de Marin Commandos in St. Louis, Senegal, July 8.The Fusilier Marins conduct amphibious assaults and river patrols within Senegal and are deployed




13

Jul

2015

U.S. Marine from Iraq deploys in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

Cpl. John Baker, Marine Corps Forces Central Command

U.S. Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen recently came together to form Task Force Al Taqaddum, an Advise and Assist team operating from a new training site in a familiar location. The joint task force brings Operation Inherent Resolve’s A&A mission closer to the fight, bringing unique capabilities from all services together under one command,




13

Jul

2015

KMEP 15-11 concludes with culminating event

Lance Cpl. Samantha Villarreal, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines test their knowledge of military operations in urban terrain during the culminating event of Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-11 in Pohang, May 16, 2015.During the course of KMEP 15-11, ROK and U.S. Marines exchanged law enforcement techniques, tactics and procedures while enhancing relations across the Korean




13

Jul

2015

U.S. Marines, Timor-Leste Defence Force members wrap up Exercise Koa Moana 15.2

Cpl. Reba James, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

A platoon of U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, and Timor-Leste Defence Force members completed Exercise Koa Moana 15.2 in Dili, Timor-Leste, June 26. The Marines embarked on the USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) and arrived in Timor-Leste on June 20, completing a bilateral exercise with one




12

Jul

2015

U.S. service members build small-boat skills with Senegalese

Cpl. Lucas Hopkins, Marine Corps Forces Africa

More than 20 U.S. Marines, sailors and coast guardsmen with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa taught and trained more than 30 Compagnie Fusilier de Marin Commandos small-boat operations and maintenance in St. Louis, Senegal, June 29-July 3, 2015.After several weeks of training in ground-based infantry tactics, the




12

Jul

2015

Crunch time; U.S., Senegalese hold basic skills competition

Cpl. Lucas Hopkins, Marine Corps Forces Africa

A pair of Senegalese Compagnie Fusilier de Marin Commandos assume ready positions at the starting line, a U.S. Marine shouts “Go!” and the race to finish a critical skills test is on, in St. Louis, Senegal, July 2, 2015.More than 15 U.S. Marines, sailors, and coast guardsmen assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis




12

Jul

2015

VMGR-352, 1st Radio Battalion conduct parachute drop

Lance Cpl. Kimberlyn Adams, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352 supported 1st Radio Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in a low-level static line parachute drop exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 8.The exercise began on the ground with mission planning. KC-130J Super Hercules pilots with VMGR-352 determined the





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