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Oct

2014

31st MEU Marine goes back to his amphibious roots on USS Peleliu

1st Lt. George McArthur, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Sy Poggemeyer knew how to get around an amphibious assault ship at the age of four. “I remember going to my dad’s stateroom, thinking that it was really big. I jumped on his bed; he had the Nintendo [Entertainment System] set up, so there we were, playing the old 'Mario Bros.' game with my dad,” said Poggemeyer, radio




24

Oct

2014

Behind scene; Commandants passing of command

Cpl. Dylan Bowyer, Defense Media Activity

Guests entered the gates of Marine Barracks Washington, walking over freshly swept walkways toward their seats overlooking the perfectly manicured grass and Marines stationed strategically in their dress blues.The crowds gathered to watch the brief moment when Gen. James F. Amos the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, passed the battle colors,




24

Oct

2014

Marines wash away thirst at exercise Pacific Horizon

Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 established a Tactical Water Purification System at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015, Oct. 22.This scenario-driven exercise is designed to train Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Maritime Prepositioning Force operations




23

Oct

2014

Civilian Marine lends a hand in multi-agency Ebola effort

Carden Hedelt, Marine Corps Systems Command

A little acquisition experience can go a long way.In the White House’s call for ideas to provide personal protective equipment to those caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, that acquisition experience is coming from Scott Paris, a Marine Corps Systems Command employee. “We’re helping the Office of Science and Technology and a lot of other




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Oct

2014

MWSS-373 Marines build up for Pacific Horizon 2015

Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Combat Engineers Platoon, erected a multipurpose building (SWA hut) during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 21-22.The wooden structure was built to shelter and support a local population through a notional scenario during PH 15. PH 15 is a scenario




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Oct

2014

A dark horse bond like no other; Grandfather, grandson serve in same battalion 50 years apart

Staff Sgt. Joseph DiGirolamo, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Lance Corporal Benjamin J. Ferry joined the Marine Corps because of his grandfather. “My grandpa always said I could go in any branch, and die in any branch, but if I joined the Army he would shoot me tomorrow,” said Ferry, a 23 year-old from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. “I always wanted to be a Marine so that’s the way I chose to go.”Richard




22

Oct

2014

Marines, Romanians scale to new heights in Platinum Lynx exercise

Lance Cpl. Ryan Young, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

Marines and sailors from the Black Sea Rotational Force, along with members of the Romanian Armed Forces and 300th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, worked together in multiple engagements across multiple locations during Exercise Platinum Lynx recently.The Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge and trust of different weapons systems through




22

Oct

2014

Marines train for helicopter raids

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participated in a helicopter raid exercise here Oct. 16.Marines with BLT 3/1 are the 15th MEU’s ground combat element and will deploy aboard the Essex Amphibious Ready Group next spring.The exercise was part of a two week-long raid leaders’




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Oct

2014

Marines learn raid leader skills

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participated in a raid-leaders course here Oct. 8.Marines with BLT 3/1 are the 15th MEU’s ground combat element and will deploy aboard the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group in 2015.The raid-leaders course is intended to teach the leaders of




22

Oct

2014

Take a stand against domestic violence

Sgt. Valerie C. Eppler, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

One Marine’s personal accountDomestic violence can occur anywhere. It can happen in the military. It can happen to a person of any rank.  Domestic abusers do not seem to discriminate over personality traits. There is no stereotypical victim. It can be anyone who is in a relationship with an abuser.The following story comes from a Marine who might





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