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Jul

2015

5th ANGLICO jumps into Talisman Sabre 15, Hamel 15

Cpl. William Hester, III Marine Expeditionary Force

For the first time in the unit’s history, 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company is able to insert into an area via parachute.The 5th ANGLICO, III Marine Expeditionary Force, achieved that capability by dropping a four-man team, assisted by Marine parachute riggers from 3rd Air Delivery, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III MEF, over Shoalwater Bay




28

Jul

2015

Lejeune’s Bridge Company successfully tests bridge using M1A1 Abrams tanks

Lance Cpl. Fatmeh Saad, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion teamed up with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, to perform a medium girder bridge crossing aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 24, 2015.MGBs are used for dry and wet gap crossings and can be quickly constructed without the use of machinery, increasing mobility, saving ground




28

Jul

2015

Marines hold training exercise at Bogue Field

Cpl. Neysa Huertas, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

More than 45 Marines from various units across 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing showcased their interoperability skills during a field exercise at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, North Carolina, July 20-24.Marines with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 and Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 gathered at




28

Jul

2015

Honorary Marine - Earned never given

Capt. Diann Rosenfeld, Marine Barracks

The moment the Marine Corps Band finished playing, “Admiral’s March,” the Marines from Company A, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. stood ready, holding their rifles perfectly perpendicular to the ground at present arms. The blast of the cannons’ 19-gun-salute shook windows and surprised guests. Most importantly, however, the ceremony reminded all




28

Jul

2015

Lava Dogs goes wheels up

Sgt. Owen Kimbrel, I Marine Expeditionary Force

The sound of CH-53E Super Stallion rotors spinning in the distance could be heard as Marines and sailors with Company B, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 teamed up to run drills in ground air integration training at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, July 26.Using




27

Jul

2015

Marines prepare for worst during EOD exercise

Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, 10th Marine Regiment

Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, conducted an EOD field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 13–23. The exercise allowed the Marines to take on a multitude of challenges they may encounter on deployments and in garrison. In training, however, they could learn from their




27

Jul

2015

In honor of our brother: Sgt Carson Holmquist laid to rest by family, fellow Marines

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, 4th Marine Division

Two flags fluttered in the wind as they traveled through the green fields of Wisconsin: the stars and stripes of the American flag, and the crimson and gold of the Marine Corps emblem. The flags traveled slowly along the winding country road on the back of a motorcycle, leading dozens of vehicles as they escorted the body of Sgt. Carson Holmquist, a fallen husband, father, son, brother and Marine, to his final resting place in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, July 25, 2015.




27

Jul

2015

Marine victims from Nepal added to Defense Information School Hall of Heroes

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

The names of two of the Marine victims from the fatal helicopter crash in Nepal were mounted on the Hall of Heroes display July 27, 2015, at the Defense Information School, Fort George G. Meade, Md.The Hall of Heroes honors service members from the combat camera and public affairs occupational fields who have died during operational efforts.




27

Jul

2015

Granting wish, EOD style

Cpl. Carson Gramley, 1st Marine Logistics Group

Marines with 1st Explosive Ordnance Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and members of the Make-A-Wish Foundation came together to help make a young boy’s dream a reality at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 25, 2015.A brave young man, James Gallant of Poway, California, has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer and thanks to




27

Jul

2015

New command, control system rolls out to field

Jim Katzaman, Office of Public Affairs and Communication, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Within weeks, Marines manning the M1A1 Abrams tank will have the latest Joint Battlefield Command-Platform at their fingertips. Two teams from Marine Corps Systems Command worked together to send the much-needed communications system into the field.





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