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Mar

2015

2nd Dental Battalion conducts IED training

Cpl. Shawn Valosin, Defense Media Activity

Fifteen sailors with 2nd Dental Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group loaded into a 7-ton truck early in the morning and set out for a counter improvised explosive device course at the Marine Corps Engineer School’s Home Station Training Lanes in Holly Ridge, North Carolina, March 20, 2015.During the classroom instruction, sailors learned about




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Mar

2015

HMH-366 Marine earns the Danny L. Radish award for 2014

Cpl. Unique B. Roberts, II Marine Expeditionary Force

A Marine with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., was awarded the Enlisted Aircrewman of the Year Award for 2014.The Enlisted Aircrewman of the Year Award was established in honor of Master Gunnery Sgt. Danny L. Radish, who served in Marine aviation with distinction and




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Mar

2015

U.S. Africa Command to validate Marine Corps’ 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Courtesy Story, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

U.S. Africa Command will validate the Marine Corps’ 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade Joint Task Force Headquarters' capability during a command-post exercise for Exercise Judicious Response 2015 from March 19-25, 2015. The exercise is a mission rehearsal and will validate the unit’s capability to rapidly respond to crises and contingencies as a




23

Mar

2015

U.S. Marines, Tanzanians work to fight illicit trafficking

Lance Cpl. Lucas Hopkins, Marine Corps Forces Africa

Tanzanian park rangers worked with U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa to help counter illicit trafficking throughout the country.A team of approximately 15 Marines and Sailors taught the park rangers operation orders and land navigation skills at the Selous Game Reserve in Matambwe, Tanzania, March




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Mar

2015

U.S. Marines, Tanzanian rangers train to fight trafficking

Lance Cpl. Lucas Hopkins, Defense Media Activity

Approximately 15 U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to Theater Security Cooperation Team-Six, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducted small unit tactics training with more than 40 Tanzanian park rangers at the Selous Game Reserve in Matambwe, Tanzania, March 2-3.The Marines and Sailors began the training




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Mar

2015

Royal Dutch Marines slide to safety

Cpl. Alexander Mitchell, Defense Media Activity

More than 50 feet in the air, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter hovers above the ground as Royal Dutch Marines, with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, prepare to slide down a rope hanging from the belly of the helicopter at the Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina,




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Mar

2015

Forward observers use tracking skills for Rolling Thunder

Lance Cpl. Immanuel Johnson, II Marine Expeditionary Force

The forward observer sights in with his binoculars that can see farther than the naked eye waiting for the artillery round to hit. Shortly thereafter, another observer draws a detailed terrain sketch depicting where the round made contact. More artillery fire is yet to come; the operation has begun.Marines with 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment,




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Mar

2015

Female aviators spread wings in past, present, future

Women’s History Month, celebrated in March, is a time to reflect on the accomplishment of women in the past and encourage advancement in the future.Women have had a lasting impression on the Marine Corps and its air wings.Marine Corps aviation was established in 1912. In 1918, women were allowed to join the military and primarily took over clerical




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Mar

2015

Forward, flexible, ready: US Marines participate in Certification Exercise

Lance Cpl. Ryan Mains, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is participating in certification exercises aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, at sea, March 16-24.CERTEX is designed to evaluate the 31st MEU on several missions the unit may be tasked to execute as the Marine Corps’ crisis response force for the Asia-Pacific region. “(The 31st MEU) is the forward-deployed Marine




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Mar

2015

Marines conduct land and water bridging exercise at Lake Elsinore

Courtesy Story, Defense Media Activity

Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group will assemble a continuous span improved ribbon bridge, and a medium-girder bridge in Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24-25. At 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, approximately 100 Marines will construct the two bridges across a narrow channel on the lake, a feat that





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