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Sep

2014

Infantry Officer Course at MCAS Yuma

Cpl. James Marchetti, Marine Corps Air Station

That was an hour and a half, gents,” bellowed Maj. George Flynn over the roaring of aircraft engines on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma flight line. Flynn was barely visible in the thicket of woodland camouflage utilities worn by the fifty-five second lieutenants that surrounded him. The aircraft hangar was hot and uncomfortable on Thursday, but his




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Sep

2014

Marines learn about new Arctic shelter

Sgt. Laura Gauna, Marine Corps Systems Command

Marines are trained with the intent to be the best in any situation and any environment, whether in the sweltering heat or the freezing cold. They are always looking to expand their combat capabilities by training for arctic and mountainous areas. This includes learning to work with the latest in cold-weather gear.That factor became increasingly




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Sep

2014

MARSOC Marines Take to the Air, Acquire HAHO Insert Capability

Lance Cpl. Steven Fox, Defense Media Activity

One minute, shouted the Jumpmaster – his voice competing with the incessant hum of the aircraft. Marine critical skills operators with Bravo Company, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, aboard the plane, held out their right index fingers, acknowledging the one-minute countdown to their final




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Sep

2014

Marines, British Army complete Exercise Phoenix Odyssey

Sgt. Paul Robbins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

After nearly three days of academic collaboration in a classroom setting, U.S. Marines and British Army soldiers dove in to a weeklong scenario to test their skills in bilateral military intelligence operations.Marines of 2nd Intelligence Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, and British Army Reserve soldiers of the 5, 6, and 7 Military




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Sep

2014

2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion conducts ship operation

Lance Cpl. Justin Updergraff, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conducted ship operations near Onslow Beach, North Carolina, with the USS Whidbey Island Sept. 9 and 10.Marines with the unit conducted a ship-to-shore, beach assault in a platoon-sized formation consisting of nine to twelve assault amphibious vehicles. Due to the




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Sep

2014

Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion shoot “modified” table four

Lance Cpl. Justin Updegraff, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division completed a live-fire exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, Sept. 2.Over two weeks, the unit conducted a battalion-level field exercise. The marksmanship training was part of the battalion’s training and readiness standards. During the field exercise, the battalion also evaluated its




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Sep

2014

3/1 Readies for Deployment aboard 15th MEU

Lance Cpl. Seth Starr, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, recently conducted training at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California, Aug. 18 to Sept. 17, 2014.The unit arrived in Bridgeport Aug. 17 to begin their training in preparation for a deployment with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit scheduled to




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Sep

2014

Marines train resupply techniques with pack animals

Lance Cpl. Seth Starr, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, recently conducted training aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California, Aug. 18 to Sept. 17, 2014.The Marines of 3/1 arrived in Bridgeport Aug. 17 to begin their training in preparation for deployment with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit




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Sep

2014

Marines train for grappling tournament

Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Grappling is Cpl. Sean Cooley’s passion. As team captain of the Headquarters and Support Battalion grappling team here, he trains with his teammates at the Las Flores gym every week, perfecting their positions, transitions and submissions. Their goal is to take first place in the upcoming Commanding General’s Cup grappling tournament at the Paige




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Sep

2014

Valiant Shield Shows Positive Impact on Tinian

Staff Sgt. Warren Peace, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Citizens of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, say Exercise Valiant Shield 2014 is boosting their economy, creating part-time jobs and building lasting relationships.About 450 members from the U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Guam National Guard are on Tinian as of Sept. 18 for VS14. U.S. forces use Tinian’s airfields for





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