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Company K learns MCMAP chokeholds

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, SAN DIEGO

  Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learned knife techniques and chokes with counters during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program class at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 21.     While in recruit training, recruits are taught MCMAP because it builds the foundation for hand-to-hand combat that they will expand on




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2014

2nd MAW Marines return from SPMAGTF support

Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Several detachments from squadrons belonging to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing returned to the United States July 24, after a four-month deployment to Morón Air Base, Spain.  “It's just a great feeling of relief to be home now," said Staff Sgt. David Gentry, the detachment noncommissioned officer-in-charge with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271. It’s a




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2014

Forging leaders

Cpl. Dan Hosack, Washington, D.C.

For more than two centuries, the Corps has produced countless leaders who have excelled both in and out of the military. That legacy continues today with thousands of young men and women within its ranks rising up to become leaders.    Cpl. Andre Brown is one of those people the Corps is shaping into a mentor and leader.    Growing up, Brown, a




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Jul

2014

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson visits Pendleton

Sgt. Valerie C. Eppler, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Actor and wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson visited Camp Pendleton to promote his new movie "Hercules" and to conduct a meet and greet with fans. Thousands of fans gathered at the theater, some as early as 3 a.m., to secure their chance of meeting and getting an autograph from the actor. Wristbands were provided to movie goers who lined up early




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Jul

2014

Charlie Company receives combat care training

Lance Cpl. Jericho W. Crutcher, Mairne Corps Recurit Depot San Diego

Combat care training provides knowledge of how to apply combat first aid during volatile or life threatening situations. Knowing these skills could mean the difference between life or death in the combat environment.  Recruits of Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learned various methods of treating casualties with hands-on training during




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Jul

2014

CFT test recruits combat endurance

LanceCpl. Jericho W. Crutcher, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conducted their first Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 17. The event consists of an 880-yard run, timed 30-pound ammunition can lifts and a maneuver under fire drill.  The CFT is a training requirement for all recruits as well as an annual requirement all




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Jul

2014

ARFF, NREAO, fuels qualify for FRT

Sgt. Marcy Sanchez, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT

Marines and civilians with Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting, Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 & Air Station fuels sections and the Natural Resources Environmental Affairs Office completed a week-long Facility Response Team course increasing proficiency in nautical spill response procedures aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 14-17.   The




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Jul

2014

Drill instructors set the tone for recruit training at pick up

Sgt. Walter D. Marino II, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Expressions of nervousness and tension blanketed the faces of recruits as they were brought into the squad bay that will be their home for the next 12 weeks.  Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conducted pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 18.  Pick up is the first official training day for recruits, and it




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Jul

2014

Swim qualification more than a graduation requirement

Sgt. Walter D. Marino, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Every recruit has his own story and reason for joining the Marine Corps, and for some, that reason is to receive the unique swim training given in recruit training.  Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conducted swim qualification at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 19, moving one recruit closer to conquering his fear




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2014

Atlanta Braves pay tribute to Marines

Pamela Jackson, July 24, 2014

In appreciation for their service to the country, the Major League Baseball team, Atlanta Braves, paused to honor Marines from Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Marine Corps Logistics Command, Marine Corps Systems Command and Marine Corps Recruiting Station Atlanta at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia, July 19. Highlights before the game included





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