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2015

17.75K runners rush toward Marine Corps Marathon

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

Runners gathered and warmed up amidst blustery winds and temperatures below freezing awaiting the start of the Marine Corps 17.75K race to begin in Prince William County, Virginia, March 28, 2015.The unique distance of 17.75 kilometers is derived from the establishing year of the Marine Corps.  The 11.03-mile course winds through wooded forest




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Mar

2015

Lejuene Leadership Institute tailors leaders to fit Marine units

Cpl. Eric Keenan, Defense Media Activity

The Lejuene Leadership Institute conducted a two-day leadership development workshop on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Mar 18-19, 2015.The goal of the workshop was to train commanders and “key leaders” from Headquarters and Service Battalion to successfully implement a unit leadership development program.“For leadership development to work




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Mar

2015

My steps for Bataan

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, Defense Media Activity

A few weeks ago, I edited a commentary written by Navy Cross recipient Sgt. Maj. Justin Lehew, sergeant major of Training and Education Command at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The story was about his experience walking the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sand Missile Range, New Mexico in 2014.It was a well-written piece and I enjoyed




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Mar

2015

Marines Mobile puts Corps in palm of hand

Sgt. Jose Lujano, Defense Media Activity

In an era when access to the Internet is instantaneous, expectations for speed, reliability and flexibility of information continues to grow drastically.The United States Marine Corps has landed on mobile devices with its official application, Marines Mobile, which puts the story of the Corps in the hands of users.The free app is designed for




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Mar

2015

State of readiness: Hours from actions on objective

Cpl. Anna Albrecht, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Three MV-22B Ospreys land on San Clemente Island, California, simultaneously. A dust storm swarms around the Marines as they run out of the aircraft and set up 360 degrees of security, waiting for their next move.As the birds fly away, squads break away to their designated objectives to secure two towns on the island. Each Marine within Lima




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Mar

2015

Marine Special Operations Team trains at Key West beaches, harbor during advanced amphib training

Lance Cpl. Steven Fox, Defense Media Activity

On a warm February day, at a harbor in Key West, Florida, two men fixed their footing on the edge of a dock and surveyed the water below and along the boardwalk in search of the soon-to-arrive Marine scout swimmers. “Do you hear anything yet?” asked a former Navy SEAL, there to assess the approaching Marine Special Operation Team members conduct a




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Mar

2015

Marine Corps shows off versatility to Lake Elsinore during exercise

Courtesy Story, 1st Marine Logistics Group

As Marines woke up to mist on their tents and fog on the lake, members of the Lake Elsinore community set up their chairs to observe the bridging missions the Marines would undertake over the course of the day. Nearly 100 Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group showed off their versatility by




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Mar

2015

Ospreys land on Korean Amphibious Assault Ship

Lance Cpl. Ryan Mains, Defense Media Activity

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft made its first ever landing on the flight deck of a Republic of Korea Navy amphibious assault ship off the coast of the Korean peninsula, March 26, 2015. The Osprey departed from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) nearby and landed on the ROK ship Dokdo (LPH-6111).“The Osprey is our primary




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Mar

2015

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida, Public Affairs, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

Every 23 seconds traumatic brain injury strikes, claiming 1.4 million new American victims each year. It knows no boundaries, and does not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic status. March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time to recognize and support the more than 5.3 million Americans, who are living with




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Mar

2015

Shoot, move, communicate: MCT Marines participate in fire, movement range

Cpl. Shawn Valosin, Defense Media Activity

More than 300 Marines with Kilo Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion completed a fire and movement live-fire exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 24, 2015.The range was used as a building block to prepare the Marines for the Basic Skills Retention Exercise, a three-day training event that allows junior Marines





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