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Sep

2014

VMGR-252 pilots train for CAS, sharpen skills with Harvest HAWK

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

Naval aviators with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 trained with a modified KC-130J Super Hercules at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Sept. 2 to improve their ability to support ground troops.Pilots and crew with the squadron operated a Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit, dubbed Harvest HAWK, during the training to improve the




09

Sep

2014

SP-MAGTF Africa 14 Marines, Coastguardsmen, Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos train-the-trainer

1st Lt. Maida Kalic, Marine Corps Forces Africa

Security Cooperation Team- 1, with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14, departed Naval Air Station Sigonella for an upcoming train-the-trainer theater security cooperation engagement in Toubacouta, Senegal, during September.The team will train and advise their counterpart cadre, the Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine




08

Sep

2014

Reborn through re-enlistment: One Marine's Struggle to stay in

Cpl. Suzanna Knotts, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

During a cold night on Jan. 23, 2008 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Rafael Cervantes Jr. stepped on the yellow footprints to become a United States Marine. Approximately six years later, Cervantes re-enlisted for the first time during a breezy Hawaiian afternoon at the Pacific War Memorial aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Aug. 25,




08

Sep

2014

Exercise helps Reserve Marines prepare for natural disasters

Cpl. Codey Underwood, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

The multinational team tested their abilities during several key portions of the cumulating event in humanitarian assistance disaster relief missions including search and rescue, explosive ordinance disposal, medical and evacuation techniques. During the simulation, the Marines with PRP processed ‘fallen heroes’ alongside Slovenian soldiers.The




08

Sep

2014

Hagel visits U.S. Marines, Georgian Troops near Tbilisi

Cheryl Pellerin, Defense Media Activity

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took time today during his first official visit to Georgia to have lunch with U.S. Marines and afterward, alongside Defense Minister Irakli Alasania, talk with U.S. and Georgian service members at the Krtsanisi Training Area, or KTA, outside Tbilisi.The visit is part of a six-day international trip, the secretary’s




08

Sep

2014

Dempsey visits troops at Naval Station Great Lakes

Cpl. Bradley Carrier, 9th Marine Corps District

Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited the Marines, sailors, and former service members aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, Sept. 5, in order to discuss and answer questions about foreign and domestic policy, budget constraints, and service-wide drawback of military personnel.“I first of all want to extend my




08

Sep

2014

Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon established

Headquarters Marine Corps, Headquarters Marine Corps

The Secretary of the Navy has established the Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon which will be formally announced in a pending MARADMIN.  As requested by the Marine Corps' Schools of Infantry, this special duty assignment ribbon takes its place alongside ribbons recognizing the service of drill instructors, recruiters, and Marine Security




08

Sep

2014

Logistics Marines support large-scale exercise across Okinawa

Lance Cpl. Tyler Giguere, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Nightshift Marines anxiously approach their relief for a much needed turnover of duties. The Marines on dayshift prepare for upcoming challenges as the weary nightshift looks forward to some much needed rest before this scenario plays out again. This continuous cycle of shifts is a necessary part of the island wide Exercise Ulchi Freedom




08

Sep

2014

Marines conduct cliff assault training

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marine Corps training has evolved throughout the Corps’ existence. Mountain warfare training began because of lessons learned from Marines in the Korean War. What started as cold weather training in mountainous terrain has changed into mental and physical preparations for operations in adverse areas.Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment




08

Sep

2014

Exercise Lethal Breeze to hit K-Bay

Christine Cabalo, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s agencies will be put to the test for “Lethal Breeze 2014,” an annual anti-terrorism and force protection exercise running Sept. 8 and 9, 2014.The exercise drills the emergency response and coordination of multiple base organizations. To practice their emergency protocols, areas of the base including Naval Health Clinic





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