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Sep

2014

GCEITF receives equipment for mission ahead

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

As part of a unit being formed from scratch, the Marines of the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force have to obtain all their organizational gear and equipment from other existing units within the 2nd Marine Division.Marines with the GCEITF conducted limited technical inspections, or LTIs, on radio equipment at the 8th Marine Regiment




12

Sep

2014

Bravo Company Marines, sailors, ANA disrupt insurgent lethal aid in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Cpl. Cody Haas, 12th Marine Regiment

During the early morning hours, in almost pure darkness, a company of infantry Marines mounted in Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and convoyed approximately three hours south from Camp Leatherneck for a security operation.Marines and sailors with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, alongside elements of the Afghan National




12

Sep

2014

From sea to shining sea; President's Own tour across America

Cpl. Bradley Carrier, 9th Marine Corps District

The crowd cheers, the band members take a bow and with every flash of the camera the smiles of the proud Marines on stage get bigger and bigger.The President’s Own Marine Band is in the middle of their month-long fall tour for the 123rd consecutive year since its inception in 1891.The Fall Concert Tour was initiated by a Marine Corps and American




11

Sep

2014

Never Forget: RC(SW) holds remembrance ceremony aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. John Jackson, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines, sailors and coalition partners gathered at the Regional Command (Southwest) headquarters aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.Several hundred service members gathered for a small ceremony during the morning hours, Sept. 11. During the ceremony, a brief script was read aloud reminding




11

Sep

2014

Marines share history aboard USS Peleliu before, after 9/11

Staff Sgt. Joseph Digirolamo, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

 It was the first day of liberty in Darwin, Australia. Staff Sgt. James Roberts was enjoying a cold beverage at a local pub with his buddies. Suddenly, several shore-patrol Marines burst in frantically yelling to the service members inside, “Get out, get out… get back on ship… report to the ship!”In another part of town, Cpl. Jason M. Whipkey just




11

Sep

2014

Marine Corps Institute conducts battle field study, hones training

Maj. Joe McMenamin, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

In keeping with the credo of every Marine a rifleman, Marine Corps Institute Company spent the month of August refining their basic Marine Corps skills and ethos in a series of professional military education events.In order to take full advantage of MCI’s geographical placement within the National Capital Region, and to gain a fuller appreciation




10

Sep

2014

Commandant, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visit Marines, sailors in Helmand for final time

Staff Sgt. John Jackson, Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan

General James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sgt. Maj. Micheal Barrett, the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, visited Marines and sailors aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Sept. 6.The commandant visited the troops currently serving with Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan for his final time before




10

Sep

2014

Half-a-century spent making Phrogs fly

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

A trailer sits near the lone hanger of Marine Helicopter Squadron One on Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, Virginia. Inside the thin walls are decorated with framed photos of CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters and notable public figures. Models of the aircraft are displayed across a shelf above a computer. Scrapbooks with personal memorabilia fill the




09

Sep

2014

‘Ain't no river wide enough,’ because 8th ESB makes tanks float

Lance Cpl. Alex Mitchell, 2nd Marine Logistics Group

Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group used two M16 ramps and five M17 interior rafts to help 22 M1A1 Abrams tanks, provided by 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, cross the New River, aboard Camp Lejeune on Sept. 4, 2014. “We support Marine Expeditionary Units when they approach a canal or body




09

Sep

2014

Defeating military suicides with listening, caring, responding

Cpl. Jose D. Lujano, Defense Media Activity

“People need to find the courage to just say it out front, ‘Are you thinking of killing yourself?,’” said Jim Bridges, the clinical chief of psychology at the Canandaigua Veterans Administration Medical Center, New York.Trained professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line have the courage to ask this question to assist service members and their





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