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Aug

2014

Marines with Weapons Company conduct security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Cpl. Cody Haas, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

Enemy insurgents continue to operate in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in the area surrounding Camps Bastion and Leatherneck. In order to mitigate this threat, patrols are conducted to clear the surrounding area of all suspicious individuals and threats.  Marines with 1st Platoon, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, conducted a




22

Aug

2014

Navy-Marine Corps team takes on CLS aboard USS America

Cpl. Donald Holbert, USS AMERICA, AT SEA

The pressure was on as Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South and the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) came together to complete the ship’s first integrated combat lifesaver course, Aug. 21. The course consisted of three days of classroom instruction where Marines and Sailors learned basic




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Aug

2014

SPMAGTF-South conducts second live-fire shoot aboard USS America

Cpl. Christopher J. Moore, USS AMERICA

Hot brass covered the flight deck of the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) as Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South fired at targets during a live-fire exercise, Aug. 15. The purpose of the training was to refresh the Marines and Sailors on their weapon skills as they transit around South




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Aug

2014

MASS-1 Marines return from ITX

Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Marines with Marine Air Support Squadron 1 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 10, after conducting an integrated training exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, C.A., July 10-Aug. 6. During the exercise, MASS-1 was responsible for maintaining procedural control of the airspace within the




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Aug

2014

MWSS-271 performs preventative maintenance after exercise

Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to conduct preventative maintenance and recovery following a two-week field exercise at Marine Corps Outlying Field Camp Davis, Aug. 19. Field training and operational use causes normal wear and tear with equipment. Preventative maintenance helps




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Aug

2014

Cherry Point Marines, Sailors build home for Marine family

Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

More than 30 Marines and Sailors volunteered several weekends this summer with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point's Single Marine Program and the American Heroes Home Build of Pamlico County to build a home for the family of a fellow service member. American Heroes Home Build is a program established by the Military Missions in Action, an




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Aug

2014

SECNAV visits Marines aboard Chilean ship

1st Lt. Michael Hopkins, VALPARAISO, Chile

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Marines and sailors aboard the Chilean ship LSDH Sargento Aldea here, August 21, 2014. Mabus spent the morning speaking to Marines and sailors in support of Partnership of the Americas 2014 from Marine Forces South, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Civil Affairs Group, 4th Marine Logistics Group and Marine




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Aug

2014

H&HS empowers Marines through Commander's Reading Program

Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

The commanding officer of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point recently initiated the Commander's Reading Program for H&HS Marines to build their analytical and critical thinking skills.  Lt. Col. Jeremy L. Gettings, commanding officer of H&HS, created a program inspired by the commandant's mission of




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Aug

2014

Marines compete in ultimate dodgeball tournament

Ameesha Felton, Marine Corps Base Quantico

A Marine may be able to max his Physical Fitness Test, but in this competitive sport it’s all about those who can accurately hurl a ball without being pummeled.




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Aug

2014

Wounded Warrior to compete in ‘Quantico Tri’

Ameesha Felton, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Army Master Sgt. Luis Morales was shot in the thigh and ankle when his 10-man Special Forces team of Green Berets was greatly out-numbered by enemy forces during a fierce ambush in Afghanistan in 2008. He defied the long odds then, and will be doing so again when he competes in the “Quantico Tri” aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on Sunda





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