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Jan

2016

Gen. John F. Kelly reflects on 45 years of service

Sgt. Eric Keenan, Defense Media Activity

With tears in his eyes and a quiver of his lip, Gen. John F. Kelly said, “I never quite understood the definition of bravery until watching young men and women do things that were absolutely crazy to do because they were well trained and they had the capability to do their jobs.”He was referring to the most memorable aspect of his time in the Corps




14

Jan

2016

Fighting Bengals soar pacific skies with Japanese pilots

Cpl. Jessica Quezada, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Marines with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224, homebased at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., and currently forward based at MCAS Iwakuni, conducted dissimilar air combat training during the Chitose Aviation Training Relocation exercise at Chitose Air Base, Japan, Jan. 12-22, 2016.In order to support Pacific theater security




14

Jan

2016

Marines enter second week of DCSC pre-scout sniper course

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

The 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center continued the development of future Marine scout snipers during a known-distance firing range as part of the pre-scout sniper course at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 12.The course, now in its second week of instruction, brought Marines to the Carlos Hathcock Range for known-distance firing with a




13

Jan

2016

Marine Raiders donated to Raider Museum at Marine Corps Base Quantico

Adele Uphaus-Conner, Marine Corps Base Quantico

On Nov. 6, 1942, the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion under Lt.Col. Evans Carlson embarked on what became known as the Long Patrol, a 29-day,151-mile slog across the island of Guadalcanal in pursuit of Japanese forces.It was a successful mission and only 16 Raiders were killed, but according toOscar Peatross, legendary Marine Gen. Chesty Puller, who




13

Jan

2016

Fires in Fuji

Cpl. Janessa Pon, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Humvees crunch over a gravel road, bounding over bumps and dips before halting in a column facing a steep, distant, mountain. Marines had arrived at the staging area where they would prepare to conduct night-fire engagements. The sun set deep behind the mountain’s peak and the muzzle flash of weapons fire illuminated the otherwise blackness of




13

Jan

2016

Even Marines cry here: II MEF conducts gas chamber

Lance Cpl. Preston McDonald, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 24 and II Marine Headquarters Group conducted a chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS gas chamber at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 8, 2016.As of fiscal year 2015, Marines are now required to qualify bi-annually at the gas chamber.Marines, while exposed to CS gas, must conduct a series




12

Jan

2016

Squad attacks: MEU Marines take on jungle, mud during live-fire training

Lance Cpl. Samantha Villarreal, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

A squad of Marines lines up on the road, the red-hued mud staining their uniforms a stark contrast against their woodland utilities. The rain the night before was merciless, the ground and their uniforms remain wet despite the sun’s efforts. A look at the Marines is enough to tell they’re eager to commence their mission - their eyes are focused and




12

Jan

2016

Marines with HMH-465 support CLB-11 with external-lift training

Lance Cpl. Harley Robinson, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 supported Combat Logistics Battalion 11 during a daytime external lift exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Jan. 7, 2016.During the exercise, Marines with CLB-11 attach large, steel beams that simulate cargo called high beams, to the aircraft. The high beams attach from




11

Jan

2016

HMHT-302, CLB-2 conduct external lifts

Lance Cpl. Erick Galera, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron 302 and Combat Logistics Battalion 2 conducted external lifts at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 6, 2016.This exercise allowed student pilots to get hands-on experience maneuvering a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter while conducting external lifts. External lifts are an asset to Marine




11

Jan

2016

Rollover, Rollover, Rollover!

Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening, II Marine Expeditionary Force

“Rollover! Rollover! Rollover!,” yelled the Marines of 2nd Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, while bracing themselves for the tossing and turning during a Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer Course, Jan. 7.The purpose of the training was to teach the Marines about the dangers during Humvee rollovers and how to properly react in case they





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