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Feb

2015

8th ESB blast their way through training

Lance Cpl. Krista James, Defense Media Activity

During an urban patrol, Marines come under fire from snipers on the rooftops and various machine guns throughout the city block. A quick reaction has everyone behind cover, but the Marines cannot stay there for long, they must get inside a building and find the enemy. The only way in is with a shotgun blast to the bolt, blasting the door inward




20

Feb

2015

Railway Operations training aboard MCLB Barstow’s Yermo Annex now available through MCTIMS

Laurie Pearson, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

Nine Marines from the 1st Transportation Support Battalion and nine Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 5, both from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.,




20

Feb

2015

Expect best but train for worst

Cindy McIntyre, Editorial Assistant, and Keith Hayes, Public Information Specialist, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

Outside of the American Embassy a man lies dead in the street, killed and dumped by members of a roiling mob as a graphic threat to others




20

Feb

2015

Thailand skies bring U.S. Marines, Thai Air Force together

Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Exercise Cobra Gold 2015 has provided an opportunity for U.S. Marines and the Royal Thai Air Force to train together. The result: improved readiness and ability to operate as an international team in support of peace and security in the region.The mission of the U.S. Marine aviators here is to share, with their Thai counterparts, how they conduct




19

Feb

2015

70 Years Later, Legacy of Iwo Jima veterans honored

Sgt. Jose D. Lujano, Defense Media Activity

Veterans, distinguished visitors, active-duty service members, families and dignitaries representing Japan and the U.S. came together to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima at Crawford Hall at Marine Barracks Washington, Washington, Feb. 19.A wreath laying ceremony followed the commemoration at the Marine Corps War Memorial




19

Feb

2015

Young students honor Iwo Jima survivors with songs, poetry

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

History came to life in the form of three bus loads of aging gentlemen and their families for students and staff of Sheppard Air Force Base Elementary School, Texas during a veterans program, February 13, 2015.The throaty rumble of the Patriot Guard Riders’ motorcycles and the flashing lights of a police car escort announced the arrival of the




18

Feb

2015

7th Marines conduct embassy reinforcement training

Lance Cpl. Garrett White, Defense Media Activity

Marines with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conducted embassy reinforcement training at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, California, from Feb. 8–13, 2015.The training exercise was a part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command 15.2 Certification Exercise (SPMAGTF-CC-CR 15.2), which




18

Feb

2015

U.S.,Thai militaries host open house for local schools

Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

The Royal Thai Air Force along with U.S. Marines and Navy personnel held Friendship Day, Feb. 13, to allow school children the opportunity to see some of the training the two nations have been engaged in here during Exercise Cobra Gold 2015.Children from four local schools were welcomed to the event, a joint effort by both militaries, which




18

Feb

2015

Law Enforcement Detachment brings Crime Fighting to the Battlefield

Lance Cpl. Jonathan Boynes, Defense Media Activity

With the world’s ever-changing political and social landscape, the Marine Corps must ensure it remains flexible and ready to respond to new crises at a moment’s notice. Ensuring that these readiness standards remain intact, certification exercises are conducted regularly throughout the Corps, testing unit performance across a broad spectrum of




18

Feb

2015

Marines compete in 2015 Pacific Division Matches

Lance Cpl. Adam O. Korolev, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

More than 190 Marines from different units and 12 other service members from other branches competed side-by-side to qualify as this year’s top shooter during the first day of the Pacific Division Matches at Pu‘uloa Range Training Facility on Feb. 9, 2015.





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