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Aug

2015

2/2 maintains readiness on simulated range

Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, improved their proficiency with machine guns on a digital range at an Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 4-6, 2015.During the training, Marines familiarized themselves with various machine guns in a controlled environment




10

Aug

2015

Combat Lifesaver Course gives Marines tools for combat

Lance Cpl. Immanuel Johnson, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, attended a Combat Life Saver Course over a span of three days at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Aug. 4-6, 2015.The Marines gathered around the classroom awaiting the beginning of the CLS course that will give them the necessary training and ability to treat and save




10

Aug

2015

CLC-36 improves service members’ combat readiness

Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr., Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Combat Logistics Company 36 Marines and augments returned to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 4, from Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan.Throughout the monthlong exercise, service members participated in various live-fire exercises including: table 3 courses, night fire, and fire and maneuver




8

Aug

2015

US, Allies plan large-scale training exercise in Southern California

Courtesy Story, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Naval, aviation and ground forces from the United States, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand are scheduled to participate in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 off the coast and ashore in Southern California from August 31 to September 9. Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB15) is a multinational amphibious exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations




8

Aug

2015

MV-22 Osprey swiftly manuever in confined area landing zones

Cpl. Alexander Mitchell, II Marine Expeditionary Force

In the open sky over Jacksonville, North Carolina, two MV-22 Osprey aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365, Marine Air Group 26 soared between landing zones; practicing confined area landing exercises, Aug. 4, 2015.The Marines with VMM-365 rehearsed different drop off and extraction scenarios at Landing Zone Bluebird and Landing Zone




8

Aug

2015

31st MEU to assist Saipan during typhoon recovery

Courtesy Story, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines and sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Saipan today to assist with typhoon recovery efforts after the island was hit by a typhoon.Approximately 600 Marines and sailors of the 31st MEU, aboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48) of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, will work with the Federal Emergency Management




7

Aug

2015

Marine Corps University dedicates building to Warner, Simmons

Sgt. Terry Brady , Defense Media Activity

More than 600 students and faculty of the Marine Corps University attended a dedication ceremony Aug. 7, at the John W. Warner Center for Advanced Military Studies at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.Founded in 1989 by Gen. Alfred M. Gray, Jr. (Ret.), the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps, the university has been the location for the Marine Corps




7

Aug

2015

Marines conduct lifesaving water survival training

Cpl. Neysa Huertas Quinones, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marines tested their bravery and survival skills in a simulated sinking aircraft during water survival training at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., July 28.“Our training focuses on enhancing the operational readiness of designated aviators and aircrew,” said Navy Lt. Diane Pietila, an Aerospace Operational Physiologist with the Aviation




7

Aug

2015

Marines, sailors with 3/5 take part in MCCRE

Courtesy Story, 1st Marine Division

The Marine Corps takes pride in being a rapid response force, capable of completing any task assigned. From combat operations and logistical support to humanitarian assistance mission Marines are always ready to execute the mission. In order to live up to their prestigious reputation, Marines, and their sailor counterparts, have to maintain




7

Aug

2015

Support Co., 2nd CEB, learns important lesson in communication during convoy live-fire exercise

Cpl. Michelle Reif, II Marine Expeditionary Force

The officer in charge of the range leaned over the terrain model, pointing out possible ambush points to the group of gathered Marines. He pushed the pinecones, representing the Humvees, across the ground and advised the Marines about the importance of handling the situation as a team and using their voices to convey information. Their mission:





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