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Mar

2015

Common Ground: EOD Marines, Spanish UME set stage for lasting relationship

Sgt. Paul Peterson, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

U.S. Marine explosive ordnance disposal technicians with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa laid the foundation for future combined training with their Spanish allies during an introductory training session Feb. 18.The Marines joined with members of the Spanish military’s Unidad Militar de Emergencias, a military




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Mar

2015

Marines eligible for Reserve warrant officer accession bonus

Cpl. Sara Graham, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

In order to ensure the combat readiness of Marine Forces Reserve and to staff existing billets, the fiscal year 2016 enlisted to warrant officer Reserve selection board is offering a $20,000 bonus to qualified Marines.To qualify for the bonus Marines must be in specified military occupational specialties, must complete the Warrant Officer Basic




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Mar

2015

24th MEU debarks New York for Kuwait training

Cpl. Todd Michalek, Defense Media Activity

As the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit enters their third month of deployment, the Marines embarked on the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York made their way back to the ship after completing sustainment training in Kuwait during the month of February 2015. Marines from the Ground and Logistics Combat Elements conducted tables 3 and 4 of the




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Mar

2015

U.S. Marines, Georgian soldiers complete training

Lance Cpl. Calvin Shamoon, Defense Media Activity

Georgian soldiers and U.S. Marines completed their Mission Rehearsal Exercise with a final mission in a simulated Afghan village, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 26. The MRE concluded at the Salaam Bazar, which Georgians called “Operation Mgheli”.“What the MRE is designed to do is put the Georgians in an




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Mar

2015

Common Ground; EOD Marines, Spanish UME set stage for lasting relationship

Sgt. Paul Peterson, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marine explosive ordnance disposal technicians with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa laid the foundation for future combined training with their Spanish allies during an introductory training session Feb. 18.The Marines joined with members of the Spanish military’s Unidad Militar de Emergencias, a military




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Mar

2015

8th ESB patrols Camp Lejeune

Cpl. Scott Whiting, Defense Media Activity

The faint sound of rustling thickets whispered through a training area aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as Marines from Alpha Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion practiced patrolling tactics, Feb. 26.Approximately 20 Marines were broken up into two squads and each given objectives to accomplish while patrolling the densely




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Mar

2015

U.S. Marines demonstrate capabilities to Malaysian armed forces

Staff Sgt. Joseph Digirolamo, Defense Media Activity

Members of the Malaysian armed forces, alongside Malaysian and U.S. government officials, observed a theater security cooperation event with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit here Feb. 27.The amphibious air-ground demonstration provided an opportunity for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and MAF to build relationships and pave the way for future




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Mar

2015

MARSOC shares glimpse into Assessment, Selection

Sgt. Donovan Lee, Defense Media Activity

More than 100 Marines accomplished the first step in the grueling process of becoming a Critical Skills Operator after successfully completing Phase I of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s Assessment and Selection aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 6. Phase I of A&S is a 23-day physical training program and is




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Feb

2015

Ready, set, jump; Marines conduct fast rope operator course

Lance Cpl. Immanuel Johnson, Defense Media Activity

Hovering low to the ground is an MV-22B Osprey. Its rotors are blasting the ground directly below shooting rocks, and anything not secured to the ground flying in all directions. A thick rope dangles from the ramp of the aircraft, sporadically whipping around. Two hands reach from the black engulfing the inside of the aircraft. They pull the top of




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2015

Dig in; Iraqi soldiers conduct defense, ambush training

Cpl. Will Perkins, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marines and Danish soldiers with Task Force Al Asad taught Iraqi soldiers basic defense and ambush techniques aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Feburary 6-7, 2015. The training gave the soldiers a greater understanding of basic ambush and defense maneuvers. “Most of these soldiers are right out of what we consider boot camp,” said U.S. Marine





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