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Nov

2014

Parris Island earns SECNAV energy, water conservation award

Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple, Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island received the Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Conservation Award Oct. 21, 2014, earning a $45,000 prize.Over the past 20 years, the Facilities Maintenance Division of Parris Island has implemented technologies such as automatic control systems for air conditioning and heating, solar heating




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Nov

2014

'Island Warriors' go live at Lava Viper

Lance Cpl. Brittney Vella, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

The “Island Warriors” conducted live-fire exercises on the offense and defense Nov. 6 through 8, at Range 10, in support of Exercise Lava Viper. 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment has been training in preparation for Integrated Training Exercise in Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., where the battalion gets evaluated as a whole.




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Nov

2014

VMFA-115, VMFA-533 soar to Kunsan Air Base

Cpl. Luis Ramirez, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Service members with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 and Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, currently part of the Unit Deployment Program with Marine Aircraft Group 12, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, arrived at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 13, 2014, in support of Exercise Max Thunder 14-2.As part of




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Nov

2014

Marines bid 'aloha' to Phrog: Pacific Aviation Museum hosts ceremony for CH-46E Sea Knight

Kristen Wong, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Active and retired service members took pictures and reminisced in front of a lone CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter, standing in front of Hangar 79 at the Pacific Aviation Museum, Nov. 6, 2014.Military personnel and guests gathered to say goodbye, as the Marine Corps is scheduled to phase out the “Phrog” by 2015. Coincidentally, the Marines with Marine




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Nov

2014

Integrated Task Force Tank Platoon rolls out

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

Marines with Tank Platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted a three-day field training exercise at Landing Zone Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 12-14.The platoon set out to develop their collective critical skills and execute the tasks they will be evaluated on during their stay at




14

Nov

2014

Marines take over NYC for Veterans Day

Cpl. Fareeza Ali, Defense Media Activity

More than 600,000 spectators lined the streets of Manhattan on the morning of Veterans Day. With flags of red, white and blue in hand, the supporters of America’s veterans, some of whom are veterans themselves, screamed, shouted, clapped and cheered at the 95th annual Veterans Day Parade, also known as America’s Parade.“Veterans Day is the time to




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Nov

2014

United assault on combat town

Cpl. Le Cuong, Defense Media Activity

Enemy silhouettes line the rooftops of a small town. They are poised to defend themselves from allied forces preparing to engage them from the surrounding forests.The enemy forces are U.S. Marines providing real-world training to their amphibious allies from Canada, United Kingdom Royal Marines, Royal Netherlands Korps Mariners and Spanish and




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Nov

2014

Ebola-zone Troops’ health remains top concern, official says

Nick Simeone, Defense Media Activity

Ensuring that U.S. personnel dispatched to West Africa to help stop the spread of Ebola don’t contract the deadly disease remains the U.S. military’s top priority, a senior Defense Department official said, as the first group of military personnel deployed to Africa as part of Operation United Assistance were set to return to the United States.




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Nov

2014

Marines test expeditionary capabilities aboard Medgar Evers dry cargo, ammunition ship

Lance Cpl. Olivia McDonald, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Until now, civilian workers on the cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers have operated alone when refueling or resupplying naval vessels on the go. Exercise Bold Alligator 14 provided an opportunity for the Navy-Marine Corps team to place service members aboard the Medgar Evers, not only to assist with resupply operations, but to test their




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Nov

2014

Force Company physical training; An average day

Cpl. Joshua Murray, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Force Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, conducted a proficiency exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 7, 2014.The physical training exercise incorporated many different training events including an eight-mile hike with over 50 pounds in the Marines’ packs,





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