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Dec

2015

Maritime Raid Force Breaches into INTEROP 16-1

Cpl. Thor Larson, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

It’s the middle of the night helicopters fly overhead, Marines surround a house and the loud crack of a flashbang goes off while a voice booms through a megaphone. “Come out now and you will be treated kindly, if not you are putting your life at risk!” Slowly a few people start to come out of the house, but not everyone does and the Marines are




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Dec

2015

Marines stationed throughout Japan participate in marksmanship match

Countesy story, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines stationed throughout Japan participated in the Far East Division Marksmanship Match Dec. 7 through Dec. 18 aboard Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.The purpose of the competition is to enhance marksmanship skills and combat readiness by using incentives such as medals and advancement opportunities. According to Gunnery Sergeant Arkadiusz




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Dec

2015

Free falling: HMH-462 supports para-ops training

Lance Cpl. Harley Robinson, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 supported 1st Expeditionary Operations Training Group in parachute-operations training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 21. A CH-53E Super Stallion with HMH-462 flew from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, to Camp Pendleton and loaded up Marines from the 1st EOTG to assist them in




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Dec

2015

31st MEU trains for humanitarian assistance, disaster relief mission

Cpl. Thor Larson, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

It’s a scene that has played out in real life and on Hollywood’s silver screen countless times. Service members are deployed to a country, tasked with distributing food, water and other emergency supplies to victims of a disaster. The people are hungry, thirsty, tired and perhaps have lost their homes. In this distressing state, they panic over the




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Dec

2015

Students take wheel: HMLAT-303 Marines train pilots, crew chiefs

Sgt. Lillian Stephens, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303 conducted a formation flight, confined area landings and an aerial gunnery shoot at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec 17.Marines with HMLAT-303 flew two UH-1Y Hueys to training areas at Camp Pendleton, requiring the students to communicate effectively and relay




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Dec

2015

Marines with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit maintain their fighting edge

Courtesy Story, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted a live-fire rocket shoot during sustainment training, Nov. 24, 2015, in order to maintain and refine their warfighting readiness. “The rocket shoot enhanced the ability of the assault squad’s gun team to engage targets of




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Dec

2015

1st MLG puts the move in maneuver at Steel Knight

Sgt. Cameron Storm, Defense Media Activity

Marines from 1st Supply Battalion and 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, came together to form the Intermediate Supply and Maintenance Battalion in support of Steel Knight at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. The battalion provided maintenance and supply support to multiple units participating




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Dec

2015

'Be brief. Be bold. Be gone.': A decade later, Maj. Megan M. McClung's legacy lives on

Courtesy Story, Headquarters Marine Corps

Almost a decade has past since the death of U.S. Marine Maj. Megan M. McClung but her legacy continues to grow with every year since her passing in 2006.The phone call came on an average Wednesday to the Public Affairs Office at Camp Fallujah, Iraq. The news was devastating to our close-knit team as we were nearing the end of a yearlong deployment




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Dec

2015

Fighting fire with fire; 2/7 leads charge

Lance Cpl. Devan Gowans, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conducted a company supported, live-fire assault during the battalion iteration of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 6-7, 2015.The purpose of the MCCRE is to evaluate 2nd Bn., 7th Marines’




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Dec

2015

Raining rage: 2/7 leads a mechanized assault

Lance Cpl. Devan Gowans, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, lead a mechanized assault as part of the battalion’s iteration of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 8-10, 2015.The purpose of the MCCRE is to evaluate and certify 2nd Bn., 7th Marines’ collective





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