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Apr

2015

8th ESB makes some noise at grenade range

Cpl. Scott Whiting, Defense Media Activity

The sounds of deafening explosions could be heard across Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 27, 2015, as more than 80 Marines and sailors with Engineer Support Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, threw M67 fragmentation grenades at the hand grenade range.The Marines and sailors received a class on how to handle and throw the live grenades.




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Mar

2015

Methods of Entry School students face ultimate tests before graduation

John Hollis, Defense Media Activity

Nothing in his background of close quarters combat prepared Cpl. Tyler Zeller for the challenging test assignment given him during his final week as a student at the Methods of Entry School. Armed with limited initial information, Zeller took his turn serving as the Lead Breacher for a Marine team charged with violently breaching the door of a house where armed suspected Afghan insurgents held captives while planning attacks against American service members.




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Mar

2015

Marines learn riot-control techniques with non-lethal weapons

Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad, Defense Media Activity

Infantrymen with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, and artillerymen with Echo Battery, 2/6, trained with non-lethal weapons aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on March 25, 2015, in preparation for an upcoming deployment.The Expeditionary Operations Training Group teaches six courses a year for units deploying




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Mar

2015

NATO partners light up live-fire range

1st Lt. Danielle Dixon, Defense Media Activity

The Spanish Marine Corps training facility in Sierra del Retin, Spain, hosted both U.S. and Spanish Marines for familiarization training that included a live-fire exercise with AT-4 anti-armor weapons, M240B machine guns, and M67 fragmentation grenades, March 24-27.The exercise was planned to assimilate the Spanish Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th




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Mar

2015

Marines complete riot-control training

Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad, Defense Media Activity

“Shields!” shouts the platoon leader.The formation shifts as all shields and batons come up to the ready position.“Move!” He shouts again.In the early morning, an overcast sky bore down on the 68 students participating in a riot-control simulation.Infantrymen and artillerymen with Golf Company and Echo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment,




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Mar

2015

Georgians, U.S. deploy to Afghanistan to support NATO

Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda, Defense Media Activity

Georgian soldiers, alongside U.S. Marines, will deploy together as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan after a ceremonial departure ceremony last Tuesday at Vaziani Training Area, approximately 180 kilometers south of Russia’s border. “You are better trained, more experienced and better prepared for the task at hand than we ever




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Mar

2015

Fiscal year 2015 Reserve Career Transition Command visits

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Marine administrative message 160/15 announces the fiscal year 2015 Reserve Career Transition command visits that will be conducted April through July 2015, at designated commands. Reserve Continuation and Transition Branch, Reserve Affairs, will conduct Reserve career transition visits at designated locations in order to inform transitioning




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Mar

2015

Four star talent performs with free country

Master Sgt. Kristin duBois, “The President’s Own”

No one was prepared for the star power of the guest soloist who performed with the Marine Band’s Free Country ensemble March 18 at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors’ annual gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Sporting his four-star rank insignia, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Army Gen. Martin Dempsey joined the




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Mar

2015

A story to tell: MCSC celebrates Women’s History Month

Monique Randolph, Office of Public Affairs and Communication, Marine Corps Systems Command

Marine Corps Systems Command is rounding out Women’s History Month by highlighting two women leaving their marks on the command and making a difference in the lives of those around them. This year’s Women’s History Month theme, “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” reminds us that every woman has a story with challenges, triumphs and achievements inextricably linked to the success of our nation.




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Mar

2015

Marine Corps Museum grows to showcase Corps legacy

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

The National Museum of the Marine Corps hosted a ceremony Mar. 27, 2015, officially starting the construction of an expansion. The new expansion will cover historical events since the post-Vietnam era, to include the Gulf War and the Global War of Terrorism, as well as campaigns and engagements in Somalia, Kosovo, and Grenada.“The museum is vital





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