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Jul

2015

F-35 Program Executive Office statement

Courtesy Story, Headquarters Marine Corps

On 31 May 2013, the U.S. Marine Corps sent a letter to Congress saying they would reach F-35B initial operational capability between July and December 2015. For more than two years, the F-35 Joint Program Office, along with industry, has been working hand-in-hand with the Marines to achieve that goal. The fact the Marines reached IOC at the




31

Jul

2015

U.S. Marines Corps declares the F-35B operational

Courtesy Story, Headquarters Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability July 31, 2015 with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for world-wide deployment.Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), based in Yuma, Arizona, is the first squadron in military history to become operational with an F-35 variant, following a five-day




30

Jul

2015

MARADMIN 368/15 Equal Opportunity Advisor Program

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

Marine administrative message 368/15 solicits Marines for the fiscal year 16 Equal Opportunity Advisor Program and provides points of contact for candidates that wish to apply for class 15-3 that convenes on Sept. 7, 2015.




30

Jul

2015

Picture of heartbreak

Army National Guard Sgt. Ken Scar, Headquarters Marine Corps

I noticed her in my peripheral vision as I was lying in the grass trying to get a meaningful photograph of all the “60s” etched into the backs of the gravestones. She wore a wide-brimmed hat and khaki pants that made her look like a gardener, not a Gold star mother tending to her son’s grave. I kind of wanted to register the sight of her sitting on




29

Jul

2015

In memory of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

“Dayis done, gone the sun; From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky; All iswell, safely rest; God is nigh.” (Lyrics to TAPS)Taps is a familiar bugle call for all whohave a relation to the United States military. What began as the call toextinguish all light and turn to rest has become the symbol of eternal rest forthose fallen heroes of the




29

Jul

2015

Pushing through: 2/2 conducts squad attack exercise

Cpl. Lucas Hopkins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, conducted a squad attack exercise on range L-5 aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 28, 2015.The training pushed three squads from the company’s 1st and 2nd platoons through the course. The Marines moved stealthily through the woods, two machine gunners helped suppress a makeshift




29

Jul

2015

2/10 conducts infantry immersion trainer

Lance Cpl. Chris Garcia, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Approximately 120 Marines with 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participated in the infantry immersion trainer at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 21 – 24, 2015.The Marines underwent the four-day trainer, which will prepare them for an upcoming deployment as Marine Corps Response Force – South. The




29

Jul

2015

CBIRF tests response effectiveness during Exercise Scarlet Response 2015

Lance Cpl. David Staten, Defense Media Activity

Marines and sailors with Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, U.S. Marine Forces Command, began a 36-hour continuous operation as part of Exercise Scarlet Response 2015 at Guardian Centers in Perry, Georgia, July 23.  Scarlet Response 2015 is a dynamic exercise that allows every section in CBIRF: Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Technical




29

Jul

2015

Corpsmen called to action during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015

Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr., III Marine Expeditionary Force

An unanticipated training event put Combat Logistics Company 36 corpsmen’s training to the test during Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 20, 2015.To begin training day 12, Staff Sgt. Anthony M. Phaire, operations chief for CLC-36, surprised CLC-36 corpsmen with an injury scenario to test their




29

Jul

2015

5th ANGLICO jumps into Talisman Sabre 15, Hamel 15

Cpl. William Hester, III Marine Expeditionary Force

For the first time in the unit’s history, 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company is able to insert into an area via parachute.The 5th ANGLICO, III Marine Expeditionary Force, achieved that capability by dropping a four-man team, assisted by Marine parachute riggers from 3rd Air Delivery, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III MEF, over Shoalwater Bay





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