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FY 2016 Active Reserve Program officer accession, designation boards

Cpl. Ian Leones, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

Marine administrative message 424/15 announces the fiscal year 16 Active Reserve Programofficer new applicant accession board and career designation board. HeadquartersMarine Corps will accept applications for accession into the AR Program throughOct. 1, 2015.Applicants must beable to complete 18 years of active federal military service before




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2015

CLB 1 conducts MOUT Training as part of LSE-15

, 1st Marine Logistics Group

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, conducted military operations in urban terrain during Large Scale Exercise 15 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 18.LSE-15 is a combined U.S. Marine Corps, Canadian and British exercise conducted at the brigade level, designed to enable live,




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2015

CLB-1 prepares for SP-MAGTF, Large Scale Exercise

, 1st Marine Logistics Group

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conducted mounted patrol training during the unit’s Integrated Training Exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 10, 2015. The training prepared the unit for




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2015

Marine Corps grants additional maternity leave

Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

A new order was released that grants a total of 126 days of convalescent leave to new mothers in the Marine Corps is now in effect. Marine Corps Administrative Message 421/15, which went into effect on August 26, states that all Marines who have had a child since January 1, 2015 and all future mothers within the Marine Corps are entitled to 84 days




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2015

FAST participates in advanced urban combat training

Cpl. Anne Henry, II Marine Expeditionary Force

There is complete silence in the air in the seconds leading up to the loud pop emitted by a flash bang grenade dropped down a flight of stairs by a Marine. Suddenly, what looks like a chaotic scene to an outsider complete with shouts and rounds going off takes over as the Marines make their way down a tiny staircase, into a room where one of them




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2015

Environmental Marines kick shell out of Talisman Saber

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

Exercise Talisman Sabre isa biennial, multinational, exercise designed to enhance bilateral collaborationin support of future combined operations, natural disasters and humanitarianemergency response. This year, the exercise featured approximately 33,000troops, 200 aircraft and 21 ships. The environmental impact that exercises like TalismanSaber




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Aug

2015

Marines get taste of Operation Adrenaline Rush

Lance Cpl. Danielle Rodrigues, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Shots were fired between Marines at Camp Pendleton’s Paintball Field, Aug. 20, 2015. Marines with 1st Transportation Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force took part in several paintball battles as part of Operation Adrenaline Rush.Whether recently returning from a deployment or going through daily training




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Aug

2015

2nd Tanks maneuvers through training

Cpl. Ryan Young, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine tankers with Company B, 2nd Tank Battalion, conducted offensive and defensive training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 25-27.The training familiarized each platoon with standard tank formations and allowed them to hone the basic Marine skills of ‘shoot, move, communicate’.“Over the past few days we’ve been conducting




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Aug

2015

1/8 defends, assaults during field exercise

Lance Cpl. Aaron Fiala, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, participated in a ground combat operation during a field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 25, 2015. The Marines hiked to Tactical Landing Zone Swan, set up a defensive position and then assaulted a simulated village in preparation for their upcoming




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2015

U.S. Marine saves local man’s life in Senegal

Staff Sgt. Bryan Peterson, Marine Corps Forces Africa

 A U.S. Marine saved a Senegalese man from drowning last night near a busyrestaurant.At 8 p.m. Aug. 28, U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew A. Spranklesaw a man struggling to keep his head above water about 150 meters from theshore, while eating at a local restaurant with a group of Marines.Afterwitnessing an unsuccessful rescue attempt from another





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