MARINE CORPS NEWS

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Apr

2016

MCAS Beaufort EOD ready at all times

Cpl. Jonah Lovy, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Wing Support Squadron -273 Explosive Ordnance Disposal conducted training at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort April 18-22. The 5-day evolution was conducted to train and prepare the air station’s EOD personnel to an elevated standard in their ability to neutralize Improvised Explosive




22

Apr

2016

MP students take on Law Enforcement Professional Exercise

Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte, Defense Media Activity

Seventy-eight enlisted Marines and 15 officers with the Marine Military Police Basic Course and the new Marine Military Police Officer Basic Course participated in the Law Enforcement Professional Exercise at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, April 12-14, 2016. The exercise is a three-day training evolution made to test the expeditionary environment




22

Apr

2016

Chosin Reservoir MOH recipient laid to rest at Quantico National Cemetery

Courtesy Story, Defense Media Activity

Private First Class Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. was laid to rest at the Quantico National Cemetery at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, April 22, 2016.Cafferata received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Chosin Reservoir campaign of 1950.During a firefight, Cafferata’s entire fire team was wounded, leaving him alone to hold off the




22

Apr

2016

SPMAGTF-CR-CC 16.1 prepares to return home after providing crisis response to Middle East

Sgt. Owen Kimbrel, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) are currently deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility serving as a crisis response force in the region. Additionally, SPMAGTF-CR-CC Marines and Sailors offer support for Task Force Al Asad (TFAA) and Task Force Al




22

Apr

2016

Attack Evolution: 2/8 Marines patrol, ambush and attack

Cpl. Justin Updegraff, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Wading through chest deep water, narrowly avoiding notional improvised explosive devices, U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment conducts an attack evolution aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 20, 2016.“Today we conducted an attack evolution incorporated with physical training in order to prepare ourselves for the rigorous




22

Apr

2016

Marines with 3/2 gain ground, readiness

Lance Cpl. Brianna Gaudi, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment conducted training to improve their abilities communicating and working together as a squad at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 20, 2016.Known as “buddy rushing,” the Marines made movements within a fire team toward the opposing force to assault and destroy the enemy. While one




22

Apr

2016

NEO exercise held aboard Combat Center

Lance Cpl. Thomas Mudd, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conducted a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation exercise aboard the Combat Center April 15, 2016.MAWTS-1 conducted the NEO exercise as part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-16. The WTI course is used to provide Marines with advanced tactical aviation training to certify them as weapons and




22

Apr

2016

Marines continue support for Kyushu earthquake victims

Capt. Jennifer Giles, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Two MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit completed the fourth day of disaster relief flight operations in support of Joint Task Force Chinzei, led by the Japan Self Defense Force, after the island of Kyushu was hit by a series of earthquakes. The MV-22Bs departed Marine Corps Air




21

Apr

2016

USSOCOM inducts five new members into Commando Hall of Honor

Tech. Sgt. Angelita Lawrence, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

The U.S. Special Operations Command inducted five former special operators into the USSOCOM Commando Hall of Honor located at the USSOCOM headquarters, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, April 20. More than 100 people attended the ceremony to honor the inductees and watched as each of the inductees received a medal from Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas,




21

Apr

2016

Marines killed in Chattanooga awarded Purple Heart

Sgt. Sara Graham , Marine Corps Forces Reserves

Four small boxes lay closely together, each of them encasing a metal heart emblazoned with the silhouette of President George Washington against a purple background at the end of a strip of purple ribbon adorned with two white stripes down each side. The boxes, one by one, were picked up and presented to the families of the Marines recognized for





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