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May

2015

Future Marines, service members honor gold star families

Cpl. Bradley Carrier, 9th Marine Corps District

Service members joined residents of Chicago and surrounding cities May 23 in downtown Chicago in order to commemorate the lives of those fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation and American freedom.With this year marking 70 years since the conclusion of World War II, the event’s mission remains the same, to bring




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May

2015

DoD cracks down on sexual assault

Lance Cpl. Jonah Lovy, Marine Aircraft Group 31

New DoD policies are being introduced to help prevent sexual assault.




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May

2015

Marine Corps Band New Orleans sweeps through Canada, northern U.S. during annual Spring Tour

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

A thunderous crescendo swept the room, followed by utter silence. Then the applause began, building as the audience stood to their feet, cheering.This was the scene after each concert during the Marine Corps Band New Orleans spring tour from April 29 – May 11, 2015, that brought them through Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Missoula and Billings, Montana;




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May

2015

U.S. Marines fly with multinational forces during Exercise Lone Paratrooper

Sgt. Paul Peterson, Marine Corps Forces Europe

There’s a sharp, exhilarating blast of air that streams past the back of an aircraft at 22,000 feet. Even the warmth of mid spring is lost in the oxygen-starved atmosphere, where adrenaline and faith in the man behind compels them to obey the command, “Jump.”“As soon as you get out of the ramp, you feel that pressure,” said Spanish Army Master Sgt.




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May

2015

2015 DoD Warrior Games

Courtesy Story, Marine Corps Base Quantico

The first Department of Defense Warrior Games, hosted by the United States Marine Corps, will take place aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, June 19-28. This is the sixth year the Warrior Games have taken place and the first time they have been organized by the Department of Defense.The Department of Defense created the Military Adaptive Sports




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May

2015

Marines showcase capabilities at Bryant Park

Cpl. Justin Updegraff, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-New York set up equipment and vehicle displays, as well as martial arts demonstrations and boot camp style physical training for Fleet Week New York at Bryant Park, New York City, May 21.More than 300 Marines arrived in New York City to participate in this year’s annual Fleet Week. The




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May

2015

Situation resolved: 1st ANGLICO concludes Maple Resolve

Cpl. Owen Kimbrel, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company

The Marines and sailors of 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, successfully completed Exercise Maple Resolve 2015 with the Canadian Armed Forces at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Center, Camp Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, May 16, 2015.The multi-national exercise, conducted annually by the Canadian




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May

2015

PALS-15 unites Pacific

Lance Cpl. Harley Thomas, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit demonstrated amphibious landing capabilities to service members and representatives from Indo-Pacific and Asia-Pacific region countries May 19, at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.The purpose of the three-day event was to strengthen Marine Corps relations with designated allied and partner militaries interested




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May

2015

Installation personnel pause to honor Asian, Pacific Islander heritage

Verda L. Parker, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

Marine Corps Logistics Command and Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany officials hosted a Lunch and Learn in recognition of Asian-American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia, May 21.Kimonos and Asian-Pacific centerpieces and artifacts donned the walls and tables at MCLB Albany’s Town and Country




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May

2015

Second Marine killed in MV-22 mishap identified

Capt Brian Block, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan, 21, of Ahwatukee, Arizona died Tuesday of injuries sustained during an MV-22B Osprey mishap while conducting training at Marine Corps Training Area – Bellows.Determan was a rifleman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines. He was stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California prior to deploying with the





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