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2014

Driving out domestic violence; MCLB Albany promotes awareness

Joycelyn Biggs, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

Sirens from police cruisers blared as more than 40 motorcycles crept behind, demanding attention from onlookers as the motorcade passed.The slow-moving convoy was in support of the Domestic Violence Awareness Proclamation and Motorcycle Ride held Sept. 30 at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany.The level of




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Oct

2014

Honor our own; Red Ribbon Week

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

It’s early February in Mexico, 1985, and a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration is on the brink of exposing a multi-million dollar drug pipeline. Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, formerly a corporal in the Marine Corps, locks his gun and badge in a cabinet to take his wife to lunch.A black vehicle pulls up, five armed men kidnapping him.




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Oct

2014

Strengthening ties; CLB Marines clear path at Philippine Marine Base

Cpl. Henry Antenor, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Looking at the large tractor, known as the TRAM, you would think of some sort of hybrid between a forklift and a bulldozer. Regardless of how it looks, the TRAM has allowed U.S. Marines in the Philippines to help make a difference. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, cleared the rubble from a recent landslide




10

Oct

2014

Toys for Tots; Marines provide Christmas for less fortunate childern

Nathan L. Hanks, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

What can a $15 new, unwrapped toy mean to a less fortunate child?“Christmas,” Gunnery Sgt. Johnny Ruby, coordinator, Toys for Tots, said.“Every child should have a Christmas,” he emphasized.The 2014 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program kicked off its annual campaign to collect new, unwrapped toys for the local community’s less fortunate




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Oct

2014

Artillery air mail; Helicopters rapidly deploy M777 Howitzer during training exercise

Courtesy Story, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Air Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force conducted a reactionary combat training exercise with the M777 Howitzer aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 30. The exercise helped develop the level of cohesion needed to allow the air and ground




09

Oct

2014

VMX-22 receives first F-35B aircraft

Cpl. Kathy Nunez, Headquarters Marine Corps

Marine Operational and Evaluation Squadron 22 received its first F-35B aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, California for operational testing Oct. 9, 2014.“VMX-22’s mission is to conduct operational testing and evaluation of U.S. Marine Corps’ fixed, tiltrotor, and rotary-wing aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Marine Air Command and Control




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Oct

2014

Marine Makes MMA Debut

Lance Cpl. Ian Leones, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Sitting backstage at the Patterson Civic Center in Louisiana, minutes before his debut mixed martial arts fight, John Zimmer kept his nerves down by cracking jokes.“If I win this fight, I just want the other guy to know that he got beaten up by a nerd,” said Zimmer, a security specialist with Headquarters Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve and a




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Oct

2014

U.S Marines, Philippines Airmen share tactics

Lance Cpl. Tyler Giguere, III Marine Expeditionary Force

The importance of sharing knowledge, tactics, and experience between allies has always been vital to ensuring different units, militaries and countries can work together to efficiently accomplish the mission. For that reason, members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Marines shared best practices in several areas, including weapons




09

Oct

2014

Showing appreciation to the nation’s wounded warriors

Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Recruiting Station San Francisco and sailors from Navy Recruiting Command San Francisco visited wounded servicemembers at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., Oct. 7.As part of San Francisco Fleet Week 2014, active-duty sea servicemembers visit the wounded warriors to express their appreciation and support for their




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Oct

2014

Corpsmen set up shock trauma platoon during PHIBLEX 15

Cpl. Henry Antenor, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Corpsmen with Health Service Support Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, established a shock trauma platoon center at here, Sept. 31. It is an emergency care facility – or ER – in the field environment, supporting units training at Ternate such as Force Recon Platoon and Company L, Battalion Landing Team 3rd





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