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4th Force Recon wraps up FMP

Cpl. Matthew Callahan, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marines assigned to reserve 4th Force Reconnaissance Company conducted sustainment training on and around Marine Corps Base Hawaii for their two-week annual training package, completing a full mission profile, Aug. 23, 2014.




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Aug

2014

Divers document relics off Kaneohe Bay shores

Cpl. Matthew Callahan, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

A small group of divers teamed up with the Environmental Compliance and Protection Department to observe and document historic landmarks beneath the waves off of Pyramid Rock Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Aug. 22, 2014.




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2014

New mess hall competes for William P.T. Hill Trophy

Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -

Throughout history, successful men have detailed ‘the grind,’ or the price of success, whether it be starting a successful business or winning the Super Bowl.  Get up. Get dressed. Another early morning in the Marine Corps is kicked off with the usual run or trip to the gym, leading into a day filled with plenty of work to be done. Like any other




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Aug

2014

Co. B recruits train in hand-to-hand combat

Cpl. Jericho Crutcher, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learned the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program chokes and counter techniques at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Aug. 25. The purpose of MCMAP is to teach the basic fundamentals of hand-to-hand combat while instilling warrior ethos in recruits. “Recruits train to use it in




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Aug

2014

New Marine knows the meaning of brotherhood

Cpl. Jericho Crutcher, Marnie Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

As Pvt. Joel A. Lopez, Platoon 3263, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, made his way through each event of the Crucible, he knew he was getting one step closer to becoming a part of the Marine Corps’ brotherhood. Eighteen-year-old Lopez, a Houston native, joined the Corps to find a better way of life for himself and his brothers.  Lopez




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Aug

2014

Recruits face one last Pugil Stick bout before Crucible

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Marines are trained to be ready for any situation. Part of being ready is having a back-up plan, as a bayonet attached to a rifle in case of weapons malfunctions or no ammunition. Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion learned confidence and combat readiness during Pugil Sticks III at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug.




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Aug

2014

Active shooter exercise allows for safe training

Cpl. Christopher Johns, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

Marines, Sailors and civilians participated in an active shooter exercise called “Operation Social Fury,” at the Recycling Center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug. 27.




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2014

Marines, sailors with Bravo Company conduct security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Cpl. Cody Haas, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

Enemy insurgents continue to operate in Helmand province, Afghanistan. To mitigate this threat, infantry units conduct security patrols to build relationships with locals in the surrounding area of Camps Bastion and Leatherneck, and to rid local routes of improvised explosive devices.  Marines and sailors with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd




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Aug

2014

ANA soldiers graduate first Afghan operated instructor training course aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan

Cpl. Cody Haas, CAMP SHORABAK, Afghanistan

Soldiers with the Afghan National Army graduated from a six-week  instructor training course at the Regional Corps Battle School aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2014.  The graduation was significant because it was the first instructor course entirely operated by Afghan instructors without any influence by coalition forces.  “This was




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2014

New flash-bang launcher expands Marines’ non-lethal capability

Carden Hedelt, Marine Corps Systems Command Public Affairs, August 29, 2014

For Marines running roadblocks and vehicle check points, identifying an oncoming vehicle as a threat is a decision that has to happen quickly and at standoff range because lives are on the line. A new system being fielded to II and III Marine Expeditionary Forces, Reserve Units and Marine Corps Forces Central Command will give Marines more





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