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VMFA-122 trains with fifth-generation fighters

Lance Cpl. Alissa Schuning (MCAS Iwakuni), MARINE CORPS AIR STATION KANEOHE BAY

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 conducted Dissimilar Air Combat Training against the 199th Fighter Squadron while aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercise, July 1, 2014.




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2014

MCPON visits sailors aboard Camp Pendleton

Lance Cpl. John Baker, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens, visited sailors aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 18, 2014. During his visit Stevens took open questions from sailors to address their concerns.  Stevens said he wanted to ensure the sailors aboard Camp Pendleton know that they are appreciated and never forgotten.  “The




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2014

Leadership 101: Marine from Dallas

Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

The Marine expeditionary unit represents everything the Marine Corps offers.  The Marines that comprise the MEU are the first responders to crises around the world. Its success is carried out by young Marines dedicated to maintaining a force in readiness. However, this would not be possible without exceptional senior leadership at the MEU.  Gunnery




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Jul

2014

Quantico hosts 2nd Annual Environmental Summit

Ameesha Felton, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Federal, state and local representatives from around the region gathered at the Clubs at Quantico on July 17 for Marine Corps Base Quantico’s 2nd Annual Environment and Energy Summit.  "This is an opportunity for the Marine Corps, particularly Quantico and representatives from the entire region, to share what is going on in their various programs,




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Jul

2014

Career planner advises Marines on retention campaign

Lance Cpl. Unique B. Roberts, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

July 1 marked the beginning of the submission period for fiscal year 2015 reenlistment and lateral move requests, according to the first term alignment plan submission guidelines. The submission period will close to all Marines Sept. 30.  With fiscal year 2015 approaching, Marine Corps officials are advising Marines to submit for retention despite




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Jul

2014

2015 Blue Angels roster includes Cherry Point pilots

Lance Cpl. Unique B. Roberts, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the officers selected for the 2015 demonstration team July 22.   The squadron selected a total of five naval aviators to join the team, including two pilots from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.   Captain Katie A. Higgins, the first female Marine pilot to be selected for




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Jul

2014

Jordanian Army ends mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Sgt. Jessica Ostroska, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

Soldiers from  the Kingdom of Jordan gathered for a ceremony marking their end of mission with Regional Command (Southwest) aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, as they bid farewell to their coalition counterparts, July 23, 2014.  While deployed in support of the International Security Assistance Force, Jordanian soldiers worked




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Jul

2014

Marines, sailors with Charlie Company ensure Camp Dwyer’s safety in Helmand province

Cpl. Cody Haas, CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan

Improvised explosive devices and small arms fire from insurgents remain a threat to units patrolling in Helmand province.  Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conducted an operation near commonly traveled routes near Camp Dwyer and the surrounding area in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 19-20.  Insurgents have been




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Jul

2014

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias makes appearance at sneak preview

Cpl. Orrin G. Farmer, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias met with and took “selfies” with hundreds of his fans at the sneak preview of his new movie “The Fluffy Movie” at the Bulldog Box office on Camp Pendleton, July 18.   After spending time with guests he got on stage and told some jokes and then introduced his movie to the audience, he expressed his gratitude and thanks to




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Jul

2014

Company K learns MCMAP chokeholds

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, SAN DIEGO

  Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learned knife techniques and chokes with counters during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program class at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 21.     While in recruit training, recruits are taught MCMAP because it builds the foundation for hand-to-hand combat that they will expand on





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