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Apr

2016

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany hosts solar groundbreaking ceremony

Rex A. Runyon, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

The Department of the Navy and Georgia Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, broke ground today on a large-scale solar facility at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany in Georgia. Expected to be one of the largest solar facilities in the state, the facility will have a production capacity of up to 44 megawatts of direct current power (31 MW




28

Apr

2016

U.S. Marines honor ANZACs

Lance Cpl. Robert Sweet, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

A blanketing hush fell on the audience when the lone U.S. Marine bugler played “Last Post,” the Australian and New Zealand version of “Taps.”The ceremony held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 25, 2016 served to remind the audience of the impact of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, or ANZAC, at the




27

Apr

2016

Ospreys deliver relief supplies to Minami-Aso village to reflect victim's voice

Toshi Nakamoto, Marine Corps Installations Pacific

A victim of Kumamoto earthquake came back to the home in Ogimi village, Okinawa, sought the help for her aunt and the people in Minami-Aso village.




27

Apr

2016

3/8 conducts fire team attacks during FEX

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment conducted a series of fire-team attacks as part of their battalion field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 26.The FEX, now in the final week of operations, previously tested Marines on basic infantry fundamentals such as patrolling and land navigation. At




27

Apr

2016

Runners ‘Ready’ to register for MCM10K, MCM Kids Run

Courtesy Story, Marine Corps Base Quantico

The Marine Corps Marathon has opened registration for two of its main attractions during MCM Weekend each October – the MCM10K presented by Aetna and the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529. Both events that coincide with “The People’s Marathon” have been hosted by the MCM for more than 10 years. Registration is available at




27

Apr

2016

Combat Logistics Regiment 4 provides “crucial” support at Exercise African Lion 16

Lance Cpl. Melissa Martens, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 4, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve started live operations at the Joint Operations Center located in Agadir, Morocco during Exercise African Lion 16, April 22, 2016.The JOC’s main function is to ensure that the command post exercise and peace support operations are running smoothly and that




27

Apr

2016

Keeping "Birds" in sky

Cpl. William Hester, III Marine Expeditionary Force

When the morning dew begins to dampen the grass fields in between runways, there are some Marines already at work. The sound of clanging metal rings through the air as they inventory their tools. Sleepy-eyed, these aircraft maintainers sweep the flight line for debris and obstruction, quietly carrying out a profession responsible for the success of




27

Apr

2016

Red patchers support supplies

Nelson Duenas, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with red patches braced themselves against rotor wash as a helicopter rose over a 7,000 – pound cinder block, ready to lift. Buffeted by the wind, the Marines maneuvered themselves into position to attach a dangling hook from the helicopter to the monolithic block. The helicopter hovered a few feet above the Marines’ heads as the hook




26

Apr

2016

Wounded Marine Corps veteran receives keys to custom-built, mortgage-free home in League City during welcome home celebration

Alyssa Ramirez, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan Dowdell and his family received the keys to their new custom-built, mortgage-free home during a special welcome home ceremony in League City, Texas, April 14, 2016. National nonprofit Operation FINALLY HOME and local builder Harbour Classic Builders supported the construction of the home. The home dedication marks




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Apr

2016

Any clime and place: Fighting 13th feels heat in Djibouti

Lance Cpl. Alvin Pujols, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

It’s 100-degree weather. Landing Craft Air Cushions have just landed on a rocky beach that has been dubbed “Gunsmoke Djibouti.” Now that the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit has arrived in Djibouti, it must build up flat rocky soil into an encampment. On April 9, 2016, U.S. Marines and sailors with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit began sustainment





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