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Nov

2014

Marine Corps Heroes: Pvt. Chester Nez

Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

This American Indian Heritage Month, we highlight Pvt. Chester Nez, one of the 29 original Navajo Code Talkers, unsung heroes who were responsible for decoding and relaying clear and accurate information during some of the most heated battles in the Pacific.-The platoon sergeant dragged Pvt. Chester Nez down the creek bed as a Japanese




18

Nov

2014

3rd LE Bn Fast-ropes with dogs

Lance Cpl. Ryan C. Mains,

After unfastening his safety belt, a Marine double checks his gear and dog’s harness. He stands up and waits for the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques master to allow him to grab the rope. Taking a deep breath, the Marine looks down at his dog, grabs onto the rope and, without hesitation, jumps. U.S. Marine military working dog handlers with




18

Nov

2014

TREXS 15.2 kicks off, demonstrates Osprey capabilities

Cpl. Matthew Myers,

Crowds gather to watch an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft land in the middle of a baseball field. The rear exit ramp lowers and U.S. Marines working with Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force members and Japanese volunteers from the local hospital and fire departments quickly move 600 pounds of disaster aid supplies from the aircraft onto a truck




17

Nov

2014

Impacting Corps, Country; Montford Point Marine posthumously awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Sgt. Jose D. Lujano, Defense Media Activity

“Skin may differ but affection dwells in black and white the same. If I were so tall as to reach the pole or to grasp the ocean at a span, I must be measured by my soul. The mind is the standard of the man.” This Martin Luther King, Jr. poem may speak to the impact Cpl. Julius B. Foxx had on his Corps and Country. As America was embroiled in World




17

Nov

2014

Leaving the Corps, diving into civilian career field

Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

The Department of Defense is working to aid service members leaving active service acquire civilian credentials for military experience and technical professions to help them transition into the private sector quicker. These changes are being made after a change Congress made in 2012 to Title 10 of the U.S. Code.  In the change, Congress gave the




17

Nov

2014

Marines, Romanians refine communication skills as deterrence against potential threat

Lance Cpl. Ryan Young, Marine Corps Forces Africa

The need for reinforcing partnerships among allies is becoming more prevalent on the global stage, more specifically due to the lack of de-escalation of Russian aggression in the region. One allied military exercise addressing this topic is a current bi-lateral training event between Marines and Romanian forces. The exercise is built upon the




17

Nov

2014

Parris Island earns SECNAV energy, water conservation award

Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple, Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island received the Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Conservation Award Oct. 21, 2014, earning a $45,000 prize.Over the past 20 years, the Facilities Maintenance Division of Parris Island has implemented technologies such as automatic control systems for air conditioning and heating, solar heating




17

Nov

2014

'Island Warriors' go live at Lava Viper

Lance Cpl. Brittney Vella, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

The “Island Warriors” conducted live-fire exercises on the offense and defense Nov. 6 through 8, at Range 10, in support of Exercise Lava Viper. 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment has been training in preparation for Integrated Training Exercise in Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., where the battalion gets evaluated as a whole.




17

Nov

2014

VMFA-115, VMFA-533 soar to Kunsan Air Base

Cpl. Luis Ramirez, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Service members with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 and Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, currently part of the Unit Deployment Program with Marine Aircraft Group 12, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, arrived at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 13, 2014, in support of Exercise Max Thunder 14-2.As part of




17

Nov

2014

Marines bid 'aloha' to Phrog: Pacific Aviation Museum hosts ceremony for CH-46E Sea Knight

Kristen Wong, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Active and retired service members took pictures and reminisced in front of a lone CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter, standing in front of Hangar 79 at the Pacific Aviation Museum, Nov. 6, 2014.Military personnel and guests gathered to say goodbye, as the Marine Corps is scheduled to phase out the “Phrog” by 2015. Coincidentally, the Marines with Marine





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