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Mar

2015

3...2...1...Fire!

Lance Cpl. Khalil Ross, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marines of 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment headed to Pohakuloa Training Area on Kona Island Feb. 25 and got settled into the area. It didn’t take them long before they were heading to the machine gun range to re-familiarize themselves with the weapon systems on Feb. 27, 2015.




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Mar

2015

Marine commandant outlines budget-based priority shifts

Amaani Lyle, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps has adjusted to budget constraints by prioritizing the readiness of forward deployed forces, the service's top officer told Congress March 4.Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. told the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee that amid budget uncertainty, the Marine Corps will strive to meet America's




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Mar

2015

U.S. Marines critical element in Operation Inherent Resolve

Cpl. Tony Simmons, Command Element

The KC-130J Super Hercules is used to transport troops, resupply forward operating bases, perform medical evacuations and refuel coalition aircraft.“We send out stuff to support the forward Marines like water, food, ammo, supplies, and whatever else they need on the ground,” said Staff Sgt. Bryant Fair, a maintenance chief with Marine Aerial




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Mar

2015

2nd Marine Logistics Group endures the cold during CPX

Cpl. Chelsea Toombs, II Marine Expeditionary Force

A variety of weather conditions greeted Marines with Headquarters Regiment, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, during the command post exercise Feb. 20-27, 2015. Marines from Headquarters Regiment stood alongside various units within 2nd MLG during stints of snow, sleet and rain during the weeklong command post exercise.The exercise was designed to ensure




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Mar

2015

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force officer joins U.S. Marines for ITX

Cpl. Thor Larson, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

After three years in the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Lt. Ryota Hasebe finally got his chance to work with the U.S. Marines.Hasebe, 28, joined the JGSDF in 2011 as an artillery officer, for two reasons.“I joined because my father is a former (Japan Ground Self-Defense) officer and I really, really respect him, said Hasebe, from Fukuoka




6

Mar

2015

Ready for anything: Marines train for CBRN response

Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, Defense Media Activity

Approximately 20 Marines with 2nd Marine Logistics Group participated in a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear decontamination course on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 2-6.The course gave Marines from different units and a variety of occupational specialties the knowledge and experience with CBRN equipment to protect themselves,




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Mar

2015

Marines enforce energy warrior ethos

Lance Cpl. Brittany A. James, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Marines and sailors with III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installations Pacific gathered together to discuss the importance of saving energy in the workplace and at home Feb. 26 during an interactive briefing at the Camp Foster Theater, Okinawa.The briefing discussed future energy efficiencies are possible throughout the Marine




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Mar

2015

Corps formalizes infantry squad leaders with new program

Lance Cpl. Remington Hall, Headquarters Marine Corps

The Marine Corps officially announced implementation of the the Squad Leader Development Program and the new 0365 squad leader primary military occupational specialty in Marine administrative message 101/15 March 3.The program was introduced to better develop infantry squad leaders by synchronizing the professional military education and advanced




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Mar

2015

Reflections of Iwo Jima; Sergeant William “Bill” Schott; “I prayed hard, I dug deep and I ran fast.”

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

William “Bill” Schott from Sioux City, Iowa, quit high school to enlist into the Marine Corps. Schott attended school for paratroopers at Camp Gillespie, Oklahoma for about five or six weeks and completed a total of 13 jumps.Shortly after he became a runner, a troop who moved vehicles up as forces moved. “I was in the sixth wave in. My job was to




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Mar

2015

24th MEU Marine in footsteps of father

Sgt. Devin Nichols, Defense Media Activity

Parents often share special bonds with their children, creating relationships that are close and certain. Fathers and sons, in particular, might enjoy playing catch, watching their favorite football team or restoring a car together. Sergeant Cody L. Olson, an M1A1 Abrams main battle tank technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine





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