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Sep

2014

Dempsey visits troops at Naval Station Great Lakes

Cpl. Bradley Carrier, 9th Marine Corps District

Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited the Marines, sailors, and former service members aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, Sept. 5, in order to discuss and answer questions about foreign and domestic policy, budget constraints, and service-wide drawback of military personnel.“I first of all want to extend my




08

Sep

2014

Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon established

Headquarters Marine Corps, Headquarters Marine Corps

The Secretary of the Navy has established the Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon which will be formally announced in a pending MARADMIN.  As requested by the Marine Corps' Schools of Infantry, this special duty assignment ribbon takes its place alongside ribbons recognizing the service of drill instructors, recruiters, and Marine Security




08

Sep

2014

Logistics Marines support large-scale exercise across Okinawa

Lance Cpl. Tyler Giguere, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Nightshift Marines anxiously approach their relief for a much needed turnover of duties. The Marines on dayshift prepare for upcoming challenges as the weary nightshift looks forward to some much needed rest before this scenario plays out again. This continuous cycle of shifts is a necessary part of the island wide Exercise Ulchi Freedom




08

Sep

2014

Marines conduct cliff assault training

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marine Corps training has evolved throughout the Corps’ existence. Mountain warfare training began because of lessons learned from Marines in the Korean War. What started as cold weather training in mountainous terrain has changed into mental and physical preparations for operations in adverse areas.Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment




08

Sep

2014

Exercise Lethal Breeze to hit K-Bay

Christine Cabalo, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s agencies will be put to the test for “Lethal Breeze 2014,” an annual anti-terrorism and force protection exercise running Sept. 8 and 9, 2014.The exercise drills the emergency response and coordination of multiple base organizations. To practice their emergency protocols, areas of the base including Naval Health Clinic




08

Sep

2014

Firefighting Marines hone skills to prevent flash fires

Sgt. Christopher Duncan, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

A canister bursts into flame as a thick cloud of brown smoke quickly fills the room. Students sit on the ground and watch with anxiety as the fire spreads, devouring the oxygen in what has now become an oven. The flames skim up the walls of the room and roll across the ceiling like waves of liquid fire. Firefighters sit, prepared to combat the




08

Sep

2014

Thunderbolts practice carrier landings

Sgt. John Wilkes, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 conducted Fleet Carrier Landing Practice training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Sept. 2. The squadron conducted the FCLP training to sharpen their pilots' landing skills prior to embarking on the USS Roosevelt. FCLP training is a requirement for pilots that must be met prior to deploying aboard an




05

Sep

2014

Air to Ground: Marine Corps Rappelling, Part 2

Lance Cpl. Isaac Ibarra, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines rappelled, fast-roped and performed Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction training as part of the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques Course Aug. 19-20 at the Central Training Area near Camp Hansen, Okinawa.The 11-day course is broken up into two segments. The first is tower week, where the students first familiarize themselves with the




05

Sep

2014

Recruits train to lead during Crucible

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Marines of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, used teamwork and dependability to complete the Leadership Reaction Course, or 12 Stalls, during the Crucible at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 27.  The Crucible is a 54-hour test of endurance where recruits must conquer more than 30 different obstacles while




05

Sep

2014

New flashbang launcher expands Marines’ non-lethal capability

Carden Hedelt, Marine Corps Systems Command

For Marines running roadblocks and vehicle check points, identifying an oncoming vehicle as a threat is a decision that has to happen quickly and at standoff range because lives are on the line. A new system being fielded to II and III Marine Expeditionary Forces, Reserve Units and Marine Corps Forces Central Command will give Marines more





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