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16

Jul

2014

Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Charleston, South Carolina

Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Corporal Ashton Tyler has always believed that music has the power to lift anyone’s spirit through any hardships.  Tyler, a warehouse clerk for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, uses music to not only encourage herself to be the best Marine she can be, but to inspire those around her.  In this interview the 22 year old from Charleston, South




16

Jul

2014

1/2 Motor transport Marines aid Camp Leatherneck while retrograding vehicles home

Sgt. Jessica Ostroska, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

Motor Transport Marines with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, have a distinct and important role keeping the coalition forces with Regional Command (Southwest) mobilized aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan.  “Our job is to provide motor transport support to our battalion, but here we also support the task force since they




16

Jul

2014

1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, supply Marines account for $117 million worth of gear

Sgt. Frances Johnson, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

Tracking equipment required to sustain missions for an infantry battalion in a combat zone may seem like it would be the work for an entire battalion itself. For 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, the supply shop consists of only five Marines.  The supply section is the responsible holder and maintainer of all of the battalion’s gear, equipment




16

Jul

2014

Morganton, N.C. Marine officer receives achievement medal in Afghanistan

Lt. Garth Langley, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Joshua Bridges, a native of Morganton, North Carolina, and assessments and plans officer with Regional Command (Southwest), was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during a ceremony aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2014.  The 27- year-old graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public




16

Jul

2014

Georgian Army ends mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Sgt. Jessica Ostroska, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

Soldiers with the Republic of Georgia gathered for a ceremony marking their end of mission with Regional Command (Southwest) aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, as they bid farewell to their coalition counterparts, July 15, 2014.  While deployed in support of the International Security Assistance Force, Georgian soldiers worked




16

Jul

2014

Warlords return to Fightertown

Cpl. John Wilkes, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 11, and with it, the future of Marine Corps aviation. "July 11, 2014 marks the homecoming of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 to the Lowcountry, after spending a couple years located at Eglin Air Force Base,” said Col. Peter Buck, the commanding officer of MCAS Beaufort.




16

Jul

2014

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing implants to help with TBI memory loss

Terri Moon Cronk, WASHINGTON

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to develop wireless, implantable brain prostheses for service members and veterans who suffer memory loss from traumatic brain injury.  Called neuroprotheses, the implant would help declarative memory, which consciously recalls basic knowledge such as events, times and places, DARPA officials




16

Jul

2014

F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

Jim Garamone, WASHINGTON

While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference today.  The F-35 fleet was grounded July 3 in the wake of a June 23 engine fire on the




15

Jul

2014

NFL Football Star Experience brings football stars, service members together

Cpl. Michael B. Thorn, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif.

Marines, Sailors and family members watched football players from the National Football League train during the NFL Football Star Experience aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., July 15.




15

Jul

2014

Heart is everything

Cpl. Tabitha Bartley, Lexington, S.C. –

To become a Marine there are many challenges a person must face, the individual must be qualified physically, medically and mentally.  The Marine Corps has a weight standard that a person must meet before being allowed to even attempt at earning the title.  Private Daniel Pritchett walked into Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Lexington, S.C.





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