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2014

3/14 rain fire during FIREX

Cpl. Joseph Karwick, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

In the hills of Pennsylvania, a loud and thunderous blast is heard with only the dragon’s breath of the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer seen through the trees after India and Golf Batteries with 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, unleash the accurate and continuous fury that is field artillery.The M777 Lightweight Howitzer is the




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Oct

2014

Marine firefighters, air-wingers conduct helo mishap drill

Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, conducted a helicopter mishap drill at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 27, 2014.The drill gave personnel the opportunity to practice every step of responding to a disabled aircraft including coordinating all agencies involved in the response and rescuing the




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Oct

2014

Pre-Scout Sniper Training: Passing the torch

Cpl. Seth Starr, I Marine Expeditionary Force

1st Marine Division Schools recently began the second week of training for Marines attending the pre-scout sniper course aboard Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 27, 2014.Hand selected from their units, Marines from 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, all spent countless hours during the pre-scout sniper course




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Oct

2014

15th MEU Marines participate in security element course

Cpl. Anna Albrect, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Combat Logistics Battalion 15 and the Force Reconnaissance Detachment  all with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, began a security element course here Oct. 20, 2014.This three-week course is designed to improve the speed and accuracy of the Marines that will make up the




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Oct

2014

Osprey showcased in mainland Japan

Lance Cpl. Abbey Perria, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 showcased the MV-22 Osprey’s capabilities on Oct. 25 – 26, 2014 at Fleet Activities Yokosuka and Hyakuri Air Base, Japan.The Japan Self Defense Force invited VMM-265 to the Hyakuri Air Review’s 60th anniversary Oct. 26, so the Japanese could continue to familiarize themselves with the Osprey.“There




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Oct

2014

Liberia, U.S. build Ebola treatment centers, decrease virus growth rate

Courtesy Photo, Marine Corps Forces Africa

The Armed Forces of Liberia and U.S. forces are building Ebola Treatment Units to provide care for critically ill Liberians infected by Ebola. "Expanding patient care capacity is a critical step to cutting into the logarithmic growth rates in Ebola transmission," said Joseph Siegle, Director of Research at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in




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Oct

2014

VMGR-252 conduct AR, air-delivered ground refueling

Cpl. J. R. Heins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 conducted night-time aerial refueling at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., and air-delivered ground refueling training at Wright Army Airfield, Ga., Oct. 22.During the training, VMGR-252 supported the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), providing aerial refueling




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Oct

2014

Marine Corps Marathon still running after 39 years

Cpl. Fareeza Ali, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marine and Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. Kyle Carpenter skydived through the crisp morning air to the starting line as competitors started to amass on the long stretch of road awaiting the blast of a Howitzer starting the 39th Marine Corps Marathon. Wounded Warriors in wheelchairs and hand cycles, active duty and veteran service members, and




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Oct

2014

Children master mile during Marine Corps Marathon Kids Run

Sgt. Jose D. Lujano, Defense Media Activity

More than 3,000 children participated in the Marine Corps Marathon Kids Run Oct. 25 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Children ages 5-12 had the opportunity to get active and run a one-mile lap for fun around the five-sided building. The event is held annually the day before the Marine Corps Marathon.“We are promoting the mission of the




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Oct

2014

Pendleton residents save energy in housing

Sgt. Valerie C. Eppler, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

The Department of Defense has made energy conservation a main focus over the last several years, with one program specifically affecting the residents on Camp Pendleton called the Resident Energy Conservation ProgramThis program’s goal is to encourage energy conservation and reduce electricity costs in more than 7,500 housing units in 20 areas on





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