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Apr

2016

MWSS-371, 274 support VMU-1

Lance Cpl. Harley Robinson, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marine Wing Support Squadrons 371 and 274 supported Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 by building a runway for VMU-1’s first flight of their RQ-7B Version 2 Shadow, an unmanned aerial system, at the Cannon Air Defense Complex in Yuma, Arizona, March 26.In January, VMU-1 Marines began moving from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center




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Apr

2016

Iraqi, Coalition forces turning tide in fight to defeat ISIL

Sgt. Ricardo Hurtado, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade

U.S. Marines and sailors with II Marine Expeditionary Force packed up their bags and headed home after a nine-month deployment to Iraq’s al Anbar province at the end of March 2016. The troops manned the command element for Task Force Al Taqaddum, at Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, with the mission to advise and assist members of the Iraqi Security




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Mar

2016

2nd MRB Raiders' skills tested at CCE

Sgt. Donovan Lee, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

Marines Raiders from Company F, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, put their skills to the test during a Company Collective Exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Marine Special Operations Company and individual teams where tested on their execution of basic skills as well as learned and honed new tactic, techniques and procedures.“The CCE is a good




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Mar

2016

U.S. solidifies commitment to Iraqi partners in fight to defeat ISIL

Gunnery Sgt. Christine Polvorosa, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade

It has been nine months since the second iteration of Task Force Al Asad’s advise and assist team stepped on deck, and in that time, an ironclad partnership was forged and lasting friendships were made.However, now it’s time for the next team to grab the baton and continue its support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s




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Mar

2016

Selfless devotion: Camp Pendleton-based sailor renders aid, saves neighbors’ lives

Sgt. Laura Gauna, I Marine Expeditionary Force

It was late into the night when Chief Petty Officer Jaclyn Place, a 30 year-old hospital corpsman and mother, heard screams for help coming from her neighbor’s home. “I was actually doing some homework, my daughter was asleep, when I initially heard the screaming,” recalled Place, a lead chief petty officer with the Headquarters Regimental Aid




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Mar

2016

Platinum Lynx 16-3: BSRF Marines conduct live fire, maneuver course with NATO allies

Cpl. Tyler Andersen, Marine Corps Forces Europe

U.S. Marines and sailors with Black Sea Rotational Force and NATO Allies worked together cohesively during Platinum Lynx 16-3 aboard BTA, Romania, March 21-27, 2016.Marines and sailors with BSRF trained with service members from Romania, Bulgaria and Slovenia in order to develop proficiency in fire and maneuver.“The purpose of this training




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Mar

2016

National Museum of the Marine Corps re-opens April 1

National Museum of the Marine Corps staff, Defense Media Activity

After temporarily closing its doors nearly three months ago, the National Museum for the Marine Corps will re-open to the public on April 1, 2016 at 9 a.m. Visitors will discover a recently restored World War II SBD Dauntless dive bomber and Vietnam-era Sikorsky UH-34D helicopter which were installed during the closure. The Dauntless now hangs from




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Mar

2016

NATO allies train on Camp Lejeune

Lance Cpl. Erick Galera, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, in conjunction with the United States Army, French Army, British Army and Dutch Marines, conducted joint terminal attack control training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 25.The training enhanced interoperability between U.S. forces and their NATO allies, demonstrating




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Mar

2016

'Wolf Pack' conquers MCCREE

Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Marines with Company B, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion participated in a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation Exercise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California March 21-25, 2016.The MCCREE is a tool utilized by commanders to evaluate their unit’s combat readiness through either a single exercise or




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Mar

2016

U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait visits Marines, speaks at SPMAGTF-CR-CC corporals course graduation

Sgt. Ricardo Hurtado, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade

The task force’s Marines and Sailors are deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility with a crisis response mission spanning 20 nations. During the graduation ceremony, Silliman highlighted the commitment and sacrifices service members make on a daily basis, and reiterated the importance of being a good leader. “It is my pleasure to





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