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Oct

2014

Special Reaction Team trains critical skills

Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

The Camp Pendleton Provost Marshal Office’s Special Reaction Team conducted live-fire training at Range 300, Oct. 23. The team handled several weapon systems to include shotguns, rifles and pistols. The weapons they fired are used in critical operations, including hostage situations, breaching structures and unconventional weapons handling. The SRT




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Oct

2014

Center Mass: Reserve Marines aim for excellence at Combat Marksmanship Coaches’ Course

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

In the middle of the woods of northern Virginia, surrounded by colorful fall foliage and crisp October air, Reserve Marines from across the nation focused not on their scenic surroundings, but their sight picture.The fiscal year 2015 Combat Marksmanship Reserve Coaches Course consisted of 92 Marines, and was held held at the Marine Forces Reserve




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Oct

2014

Marine Corps acquisition team gets trigger time

Barbara Hamby, Marine Corps Systems Command

On Oct. 24 dozens of acquisition professionals from Marine Corps Systems Command got out from behind their desks and behind the scopes of infantry weapons – the same ones they work hard to deliver to Marines in the fleet.“In a word, awesome,” is how Elizabeth Jansen described her experience. Jansen, a financial analyst for raids and recon, spends




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Oct

2014

Constant Vigilance readies Kinser, community for disaster response

Sgt. Matthew Manning, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Earthquakes are a common occurrence for those living in Japan. While most earthquakes are nothing more than a brief shake, some are more damaging, as seen in the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11, 2011.To be prepared in the event of another natural disaster, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base, Camp




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Oct

2014

24th MEU Marine runs MCM aboard warship at sea

1st Lt. Joshua Larson, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

He was perhaps the very first finisher of the 39th Marine Corps Marathon, but he didn’t finish anywhere near Arlington, Virginia. Instead, he finished at sea aboard the USS New York - on a treadmill.First Lt. Thomas Heemer, the logistics officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, finished the 2014 edition of the




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Oct

2014

Comfortable in Chaos: 2/6 Marines ready for urban operations

Cpl. Tyler Andersen, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division conducted live-fire, close–quarters, battle training with grenades at the MOC-3 range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct. 21. Every training exercise helps the Marines maintain their readiness and participating in Military Operations on Urban




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Oct

2014

HMH- 462 flexes muscle with CLB-13 help

Cpl. Owen Kimbrel, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 conducted external cargo lifts in coordination with a Helicopter Support Team with Combat Logistics Battalion 13 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, Oct. 23. The training gives Marines the ability to quickly transport supplies in unfriendly terrain without having to land the helicopter. Supplies could




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Oct

2014

Marines complete operations in Afghanistan, depart Helmand province

1st Lt. Skye Martin, Regional Command Southwest

The final United States Marine Corps command and service members from the United Kingdom have departed Regional Command (Southwest) in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 27.The lift-off followed an End of Operations ceremony held at the former command post of Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan aboard Camp Leatherneck, signifying the




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Oct

2014

Marines, sailors hit the beaches ready to roll

Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Marines with 1st Transportation Support Battalion and Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, along with Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 and Beach Master Unit 1, participated in ship-to-shore drills during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct.23, 2014.PH 15 is a scenario driven, simulation supported crisis response




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Oct

2014

31st MEU Marine goes back to his amphibious roots on USS Peleliu

1st Lt. George McArthur, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Sy Poggemeyer knew how to get around an amphibious assault ship at the age of four. “I remember going to my dad’s stateroom, thinking that it was really big. I jumped on his bed; he had the Nintendo [Entertainment System] set up, so there we were, playing the old 'Mario Bros.' game with my dad,” said Poggemeyer, radio





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