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Aug

2014

Reserve Marines Participate In Partnership of the Americas 2014 In Support Of MARFORSOUTH

1st Lt. Michael Hopkins, PICHIDANGUI, Chile

Just as the local population evacuates their small beach town, the waves of a tsunami come crashing into their homes. Houses are flooded, windows are shattered, and lives are ruined. Some of the locals could not get to safety in time. There is limited food, water, medical care, and shelter, but there is relief on the horizon. The simulation of




20

Aug

2014

U.S. Marines Board Chilean Naval Ship In Support Of POA 2014

Sgt. Adwin Esters, VALPARAISO, Chile

A group of U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines and 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, boarded the Chilean ship LSDH Sargento Aldea for the first time August 15, 2014 during Partnership of the Americas 2014. The Chilean ship LSDH Sargento Aldea is one of five ships participating in the exercise to include the remote




20

Aug

2014

Cherry Point EAD awarded for restoration projects

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

It should come as no surprise that Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s Environmental Affairs Department received the 2013 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Restoration Team Award during a ceremony here, Aug. 8. The department has been collecting awards for its environmental efforts and strategies for more than 30 years, since the days when




20

Aug

2014

Devil Dog Dare opens at Cherry Point

Cpl. Victor A. Arriaga, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Marines with Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 28 tested the Devil Dog Dare obstacle course at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Aug. 13.   The course is designed to challenge Marines as part of a program called Operation Adrenaline Rush, which was introduced across the Marine Corps in 2013 to help Marines returning from deployments.  The




20

Aug

2014

Secretary of the Navy visits Marines, sailors aboard USS America

Cpl. Christopher J. Moore, USS AMERICA, AT SEA

The hangar bay of the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) stood quiet as Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, standing beside the Honorable Michael Hammer, U.S. Ambassador to Chile, addressed hundreds of Marines and sailors with America and Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South, during a visit aboard the ship in the Strait




19

Aug

2014

Competitors swim, bike, run to finish line

Cpl. J. R. Heins, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

More than 150 competitors crowded Hancock Pool during Marine Corps Community Services' Sprint Triathlon/Relay at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 16.  The event was part of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune's Semper Fit Grand Prix 2014 series. Participants completed a 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike ride and three-mile run.   The male




19

Aug

2014

Competitors swim, bike, run to finish line

Cpl. J. R. Heins, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

More than 150 competitors crowded Hancock Pool during Marine Corps Community Services' Sprint Triathlon/Relay at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 16.  The event was part of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune's Semper Fit Grand Prix 2014 series. Participants completed a 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike ride and three-mile run.   The male




19

Aug

2014

MWSS-271 refines BRAAT procedures at Camp Davis

Cpl. J. R. Heins, MARINE CORPS OUTLYING FIELD CAMP DAVIS, N.C.

Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 conducted a Base Recovery After Attack exercise to simulate response procedures at Marine Corps Outlying Field Camp Davis Aug. 14.  A BRAAT plan is activated after an enemy attack on an airfield, or after a natural disaster, according to 1st Lt. Jessica Davis, the assistant operations officer with the squadron and




19

Aug

2014

MWSS-271 refines BRAAT procedures at Camp Davis

Cpl. J. R. Heins, MARINE CORPS OUTLYING FIELD CAMP DAVIS, N.C.

Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 conducted a Base Recovery After Attack exercise to simulate response procedures at Marine Corps Outlying Field Camp Davis Aug. 14.  A BRAAT plan is activated after an enemy attack on an airfield, or after a natural disaster, according to 1st Lt. Jessica Davis, the assistant operations officer with the squadron and




19

Aug

2014

Aircraft Rescue, Firefighting Marines hone techniques

Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

More than 20 Marines with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point's Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting simulated extinguishing aircraft fires to prepare them for the conditions and stressors of real life Aug. 14.  "The purpose of this training is to familiarize the Marines with being around fire and the techniques they would use to combat it," said





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