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Jul

2014

More capabilities, more opportunities VMGR-152 arrives at MCAS Iwakuni

Lance Cpl. D. A. Walters, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Arriving from their now-former home of Okinawa, Japan, the first KC-130J Super Hercules of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, the “Sumos,” touched down aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, today. The KC-130J Super Hercules transfer is a step forward in consolidating and realigning forces, while also maintaining readiness to




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Jul

2014

Afghan National Army soldiers train, graduate their own at Regional Corps Battle School for first time in Afghanistan

Cpl. Cody Haas, CAMP SHORABAK, Afghanistan

Soldiers with the Afghan National Army graduated from a six-week combat training course at the Regional Corps Battle School aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014.  This graduation was significant because it was the first combat training course completely operated by Afghan instructors without any influence by coalition forces.  “This was




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Jul

2014

Infantrymen engage Taliban insurgents during 4th of July weekend

Cpl. Joseph Scanlan, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

While many Americans in the United States were celebrating during the Fourth of July weekend, Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, were engaging Taliban insurgents in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  The infantrymen along with Afghan National Army soldiers operated within close proximity of Camp Leatherneck to continue




14

Jul

2014

49th Annual Montford Point Marine Association National Convention announced

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, NEW ORLEANS

The Montford Point Marine Association announced its 49th Annual National Convention, professional military education and training seminar taking place July 17-20 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in Marine Administrative Message 326/14.  This year’s theme is “Preserving the Legacy: Paying it forward by educating, commemorating, and rededicating our




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Jul

2014

I Marine Expeditionary Force change of command

Lance Cpl. Jonathan Boynes, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Marines and sailors of I Marine Expeditionary Force welcomed aboard their new commanding general, Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, during a change of command ceremony here July 11, 2014.  Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, who served as the I MEF commanding officer for nearly two years, relinquished command of the unit to Berger, who most recently served as the




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Jul

2014

Reserve Marines, Air National Guard join forces to help Boy Scouts of America

Sgt. Adwin Esters, CAMP WILLIAM HINDS, RAYMOND, Maine

Marines with 6th Engineer Support Battalion and the Arizona Air National Guard provide logistical and constructional support during the 2014 Joint Service Innovative Readiness Training program at the Camp William Hinds Boy Scout Camp here July 11, 2014.  The training at Camp Hinds gives 6th ESB and the Arizona Air National Guard the opportunity to




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Jul

2014

VMAQ-2 bids Kudelko farewell, welcomes Dudik

Lance Cpl. Unique B. Roberts, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Lieutenant Col. Chuck Dudik is scheduled to assume command of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 from Lt. Col. Robert M. Kudelko during a ceremony here July 17.  The squadron supports the Marine Air-Ground Task Force commander and other governing authorities by conducting airborne electronic warfare, day or night, under any weather




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Jul

2014

Recruits work as a team to finish log drills

Sgt. Walter D. Marino II, Marnie Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Under a hot summer sun at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California, recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, were already sweating; and it was only the end of their warm-up drills.  Company G recruits continued onto a log drill exercise that required them to work as a team to complete various exercises such as log bicep




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Jul

2014

Hours of practice leads to final drill

Lance Cpl. Jericho W. Crutcher, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

On their first day of training, recruits are taught basic marching movements. From that basic platform, recruits march everywhere they go on base honing their synchronization and movement as a single unit.  Showing off their skills, the recruits conduct the initial drill test, and then for the next 37 training days, practice for a culminating final




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Jul

2014

Infantrymen engage Taliban insurgents during 4th of July weekend

Cpl. Joseph Scanlan, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

While many Americans in the United States were celebrating during the Fourth of July weekend, Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, were engaging Taliban insurgents in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  The infantrymen along with Afghan National Army soldiers operated within close proximity of Camp Leatherneck to continue





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