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
Marines ready for disaster at a moment's notice
Cpl. Andy Orozco, Aug. 28, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. - Approximately 185 Marines with 2nd Marine Logistics Group assigned to the Defense Support of Civil Authorities, or DSCA, worked with sailors from Navy Expeditionary Combat Command to conduct loading exercises in order to maintain DSCA mission readiness and to strengthen the Navy-Marine Corps relationship Aug. 26-29. Over the past
Camp Lejeune chow hall renamed in honor of two Navy Cross recipients
Lance Cpl. Michelle M. Mohn, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. –
The 8th Marine Regiment held a dedication ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 28, 2014, to rename the Wallace Creek Dining Hall in honor of two Marines who died protecting their own in Iraq. Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale, an anti-tank missile man with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, from Burkeville,
An Introspective Look at Joining Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.
Maj. Paul W. Steketee, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.
When I received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., I was overwhelmed and intimidated at first. “How is this possible?” “Why me?” “Am I ready for this?” Were the questions that plagued my mind. Considered hallowed grounds amongst most Marines, I was shocked that the Corps would consider me worthy of this distinct honor. Like most Marines
20-year-old award ceremony honors old and new generation of E Co., 2/7
Cpl. Charles Santamaria, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PLAMS, Calif.
The Marine Corps’ storied legacy spans hundreds of years since its humble beginning in 1775. To this day, the Marine Corps takes pride in its traditions. Aboard the Combat Center, E Co., 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, continues a tradition of its own, alongside the 1st Marine Division Association, Phoenix Chapter, which began 20 years
Fightertown fights hunger
Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort ended its 6th Annual Feds Feed Families Campaign to support food insecure households in the surrounding communities, Aug. 28. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the donations from the Feds Feed Families food drive are especially important because they come at a time of year when donations
Holy Joe’s Café delivers truckloads of coffee for service members
Cpl. Charles Santamaria, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.
In the blazing hot sun of the Middle East, on the cold steel of a ship underway and anywhere else service members may deploy, something as simple as a hot cup of coffee can lift their spirits and get them through the day. In this way, a free cup of coffee reminds service members they are not forgotten. Holy Joe’s Café delivered thousands of boxes
Like father, like son
Sgt. Marcy Sanchez, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
In 1986, Richard Burris took the challenge of going through the rigorous 13-week training that is Marine Corps boot camp. Nearly three decades later, Burris’ son followed in those same yellow footsteps that transform young adults into Marines. Now a master gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps, Burris is known throughout the field of correctional
Marines learn natural horsemanship during volunteer event
Cpl. Chatles Santamaria, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.
Four Marines walk to a horse stable after a morning of work. A white horse stands tall in front of them, patiently waiting. Its owner slowly approaches and introduces herself by presenting a saddle to place on its back. Marines watch closely, ready to learn anything they can about horsemanship. The Marines volunteered Aug. 24, 2014, at the Crazy