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Apr

2015

Mechanized integration: 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion conducts mechanized infantry assault

Cpl. Justin Updegraff, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division and Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment came together to conduct a mechanized infantry assault from USS Wasp off the coast of North Carolina to Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina April 8-9, 2015.“Assault Amphibious Vehicles




14

Apr

2015

MCSCG deploys to the Republic of Georgia

Cpl. Gabrielle Quire, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Marines from Marine Forces Reserve completed the Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group pre-deployment training program at MCSCG on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek– Fort Story, Virginia, March 26, 2015. The Marines are currently deployed to the Republic of Georgia for six months in support of the Georgia Deployment Program’s Resolute Support




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Apr

2015

Combined Philippine-US force continues humanitarian efforts in Panay

Chief Petty Officer Lowell Whitman, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

The Combined-Joint Civil-Military Operations Task Force, located on the island of Panay, completed a three-day cooperative health engagement with a train-the-trainer first responder medical course as part of exercise Balikatan, April 9. Over 100 Armed Forces of the Philippines Army soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division, the 6th Regional Community




14

Apr

2015

Proclamation, parade celebrates military’s youngest warriors

Verda L. Parker, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

April is the month, which the nation has set aside to recognize the sacrifices 1.8 million military children endure as a result of active-duty parents transitioning during permanent and temporary deployments.The cadence of drummers, chants of cheerleaders and the voices of child development center students, base personnel, parents and guests echoed




14

Apr

2015

“Quick” on their feet during Exercise Desert Scimitar 2015

Lance Cpl. April Price, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Searching and sniffing for anything suspicious, military working dog teams provide a unique layer of security for Marines while forward deployed, operating alongside as their handlers clear patrol routes and conduct vehicle searches on the front lines.Marines with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, incorporated their




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Apr

2015

Marines train in amphibious assault

Pfc. David Hersey, Defense Media Activity

Amphibious assault and movement to contact training was conducted by Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, on Onslow Beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 9, 2015.The Marines used ten Assault Amphibious Vehicles, operated by Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, to board the USS Wasp where they stayed overnight.




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Apr

2015

Riggers with Air Delivery perform jump exercise

Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Air Delivery Platoon, 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, participated in a jump exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 9, 2015.Marines jumped out of the MV-22 Osprey while the air crew dropped cargo packages rigged with parachutes.“My favorite part of these training exercises is when you’re in the




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Apr

2015

US Marines train Tanzanians in fight against illicit trafficking

Cpl. Lucas Hopkins, Defense Media Activity

More than 40 Tanzanian park rangers graduated from a counter illicit-trafficking course on the Selous Game Reserve in Matambwe, Tanzania, March 27, 2015.Approximately 15 Marines and sailors assigned to a Security Cooperation Team with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa attended the ceremony, which marked the end of




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Apr

2015

VMM-163 CO goes out with large scale training op

Sgt. Melissa Wenger, Defense Media Activity

Nearly two years ago, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 conducted a large-scale division flight to test their efficiency, readiness, and capabilities. Today, the squadron flawlessly executed the same flight, symbolizing continuity in light of the changing winds.Lieutenant Col. Jason Holden, commanding officer of VMM-163, will relinquish




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Apr

2015

2nd CEB Marines maintain readiness through MOUT training

Cpl. Krista E. James, 2nd Combat Engineer BN

Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd MarineDivision conducted Military Operations on Urban Terrain, or MOUT, trainingaboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 6-10, 2015. Thetraining included Marines going out in squad sized elements to attack anobjective being held by Marines in a defensive position after the squad leadersbuilt terrain





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