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Apr

2015

2nd LAR Battalion practices stealth, puts rounds downrange

Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, II Marine Expeditionary Force

What began as a stealthy advance through the trees turned into a barrage of copper, lead and brass as machine guns found their targets. When the machine-gun fire ceased, rifles opened up while teams of Marines bounded forward to their objective.Marines with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion conducted live-fire platoon attack training at




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Apr

2015

Portugal, U.S. exchange lessons in crisis response

1st Lt. Danielle Dixon, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

Portuguese and U.S. Marines recently exchanged crisis response tactics during an exercise here that could be used to protect other NATO countries.Approximately 60 U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa joined the Portuguese Marines, the Fuzileiros, to rehearse clearing rooms, fast rope techniques,




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Apr

2015

1st ANGLICO performs CAS in Lake Havasu City

Cpl. Owen Kimbrel, I Marine Expeditionary Force

The roar of F/A-18 Hornet engines slowly enter into hearing distance at an altitude barely visible to the naked eye.  Occupants of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, looked curiously at the actions taking place around them. A supporting arms liaison team of Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company were coordinating with the jets establishing




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Apr

2015

Integrated Task Force anti-armor Marines conduct MCOTEA assessment

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

Marines with Anti-Armor Section, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted a Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity assessment at Range 107, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, April 11, 2015.The assessment began with a half-mile movement for the fire team, who were




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Apr

2015

Reconnaissance, surveillance patrol hones Marines’ readiness

Sgt. Joseph Scanlan, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Reconnaissance and surveillance patrols are one of a few crucial missions reconnaissance Marines are assigned. They typically involve a clandestine insertion, movement under darkness, surveillance from concealed positions, and an expeditious extraction from the area.Marines with Company C, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, conducted a 48-hour R&S




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Apr

2015

Marines arrive Down Under to train with Australian counterparts

Cpl. Reba James, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, stationed out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, arrived April 12 at the Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Darwin Australia. The Marines arrived to begin the fourth evolution of Marine Rotational Force - Darwin 2015. MRF-D is the deployment of U.S. Marines to Darwin and the




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Apr

2015

VMX-22 tests new software in New Mexico

Cpl. Andy Orozco, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 tested new software for the MV-22B Osprey in Albuquerque, N.M., April 2, using the difference in terrain to their advantage.“VMX-22’s purpose is to conduct operational tests for the Marine Corps,” said Capt. George Cummings, an MV-22B Osprey pilot with the squadron. “That means we are




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Apr

2015

Marine Corps promotes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and the Department of Defense is calling attention to the resources available to service members who were victims of sexual assault.According to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, it is every service member’s responsibility to prevent sexual assault and maintain the cohesiveness and combat




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Apr

2015

Marines train to reinforce America’s embassies

Lance Cpl. Garrett White, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, conducted embassy reinforcement operations on Joint Forces Training Center Los Alamitos, California, during the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s certification exercise, April 12 and 13, 2015.The embassy reinforcement portion of the exercise simulated a rapidly deteriorating security




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Apr

2015

VMA-223 conducts air-to-air training above Florida Keys

Cpl. U.B. Roberts, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marines with Marine Attack Squadron 223 traveled to Key West, Fla. to conduct air-to-air training March 18 through April 12.The squadron conducted the training to hone their skills to provide offensive air support, armed reconnaissance, and air defense for the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.During the training, the Marines trained to build air-to-air





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