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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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Dec

2015

Eyes from above; Marines, Soldiers join forces for Steel Knight

Lance Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Marine Corps Reconnaissance units serve as the eyes and ears of the commander, providing information necessary to employ troops effectively. This large undertaking is typically carried out with a small team of specially trained Marines, but that changed during Steel Knight.A Long Range Surveillance detachment from 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry




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Dec

2015

VMM-363 supports CLB-5 during daytime external lift training

Lance Cpl. Kimberlyn Adams, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 supported Combat Logistics Battalion 5 during daytime external lift training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Dec. 16, 2015. The daytime external lift training prepared the Marines to attach cargo to the bottom of a MV-22B Osprey using a cargo hook.“We were conducting single-point




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Dec

2015

Fueled up, ready to go; VMM-363 conducts annual training

Lance Cpl. Harley Robinson, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 conducted aerial refueling exercises near Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Dec. 16. Aerial refueling is an annual training requirement, but VMM-363 practices the techniques once every two months.“We’re keeping all the pilots proficient in their abilities to refuel from a C-130,” said Sgt. James




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Dec

2015

MWSS-171 Marines receive HAZWOPER training

Lance Cpl. Aaron Henson, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

The Marines attended a 40-hour course at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, in the month of Dec. 2015, that taught them how to respond in the case of an emergency and how to operate safely around hazardous materials, waste, substances and fuels.“We discussed hazardous waste storage, compatibility, handling, emergency response, the science behind




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Dec

2015

JTAC close air support training

Cpl. April Price, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Five Joint Terminal Attack Controller Marines climbed aboard a UH-1Y Huey at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Air Station, Dec. 15, and an hour later were sending rounds down range in the Marine Corps Air, Ground Combat Training center, Twentynine Palms, California.Paired with an AH-1Z Super Cobra attack helicopter, the Marines’ roles were to




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Dec

2015

2nd Supply Battalion egresses simulated Humvee roll-over

Cpl. Alexander Mitchell, II Marine Expeditionary Force

In preparation for the unexpected, Marines with 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, participated in a Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer class, Dec. 17, 2015 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The HEAT class teaches Marines how to react during a vehicle roll-over. They go through various exercises simulating different situations like




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Dec

2015

Warfighting Laboratory experimenting with new techniques

Cpl. Michael Dye, II Marine Expeditionary Force

The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory/Future Directorate conducted a limited objective experiment, with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment and 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, Dec. 3-11, 2015, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The experiment was designed to evaluate a proposal to improve how direct support artillery can





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