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Integrated Task Force officer receives award for valor

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

Marines and sailors with the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force gathered at the task force headquarters to present an award to one of their own, Oct. 10, 2014.Col. Matthew G. St. Clair, commanding officer, GCEITF, formally presented 1st. Lt. Benjamin Sheldon, platoon commander, Company A, GCEITF, with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement




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Oct

2014

31st MEU Marines visit Bataan Death March Memorial following PHIBLEX '15

Lance Cpl. Robert D. Williams Jr., 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Blood, sweat, tears, agony and pain,The Bataan Death March is defined by these words. An 80-mile march destroyed thousands of lives and ruined families. To honor those, who are no longer here is never to forget.Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit visited the Bataan Death March Memorial at Capas National Shrine, Capas, the Philippines,




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Oct

2014

HMH-366 hone aerial refueling skills

Cpl. J. R. Heins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 honed their aerial refueling capabilities off the coast of North Carolina Oct. 8.The Marines of HMH-366, Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 and Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 coordinated the training to increase proficiency.According to Capt. Brent M. Schiffer, a naval aviator with the




14

Oct

2014

NATO Chairman visits Marine Corps War College, speaks about future of alliance

Sgt. Jose D. Lujano, Defense Media Activity

Danish Gen. Knud Bartels, Chairman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Military Committee, visited the Marine Corps War College at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia Oct. 3, during his tour of the United States.“This visit provided a lot of insight to what he does with NATO, the importance of NATO and the current issues NATO is dealing




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Oct

2014

Marines save day with Humanitarian Assistance Village

Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines established the San Francisco Fleet Week 2014 Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Village in Marina Green, Oct. 11-12, to showcase for the San Francisco community the tools and resources the Marine Corps has to offer in the event of a major natural disaster.“Almost all of our logistics systems and equipment are ideal for responding




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Oct

2014

‘Kings of Battle’ prepare for UDP

Lance Cpl. Adam O. Korolev, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marines from Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment consolidated at Schofield Barracks on the evening of Oct. 6, 2014, for their training and readiness evaluation using the 120mm M327 Towed Rifled Mortar Weapon in preparation for their unit deployment program to Okinawa, Japan.According to the General Dynamics Ordinance and Tactical




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Oct

2014

Driving out domestic violence; MCLB Albany promotes awareness

Joycelyn Biggs, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

Sirens from police cruisers blared as more than 40 motorcycles crept behind, demanding attention from onlookers as the motorcade passed.The slow-moving convoy was in support of the Domestic Violence Awareness Proclamation and Motorcycle Ride held Sept. 30 at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany.The level of




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Oct

2014

Honor our own; Red Ribbon Week

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

It’s early February in Mexico, 1985, and a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration is on the brink of exposing a multi-million dollar drug pipeline. Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, formerly a corporal in the Marine Corps, locks his gun and badge in a cabinet to take his wife to lunch.A black vehicle pulls up, five armed men kidnapping him.




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Oct

2014

Strengthening ties; CLB Marines clear path at Philippine Marine Base

Cpl. Henry Antenor, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Looking at the large tractor, known as the TRAM, you would think of some sort of hybrid between a forklift and a bulldozer. Regardless of how it looks, the TRAM has allowed U.S. Marines in the Philippines to help make a difference. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, cleared the rubble from a recent landslide




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Oct

2014

Toys for Tots; Marines provide Christmas for less fortunate childern

Nathan L. Hanks, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

What can a $15 new, unwrapped toy mean to a less fortunate child?“Christmas,” Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Ruby, coordinator, Toys for Tots, said.“Every child should have a Christmas,” he emphasized.The 2014 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program kicked off its annual campaign to collect new, unwrapped toys for the local community’s less fortunate





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