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2014

United assault on combat town

Cpl. Le Cuong, Defense Media Activity

Enemy silhouettes line the rooftops of a small town. They are poised to defend themselves from allied forces preparing to engage them from the surrounding forests.The enemy forces are U.S. Marines providing real-world training to their amphibious allies from Canada, United Kingdom Royal Marines, Royal Netherlands Korps Mariners and Spanish and




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Nov

2014

Ebola-zone Troops’ health remains top concern, official says

Nick Simeone, Defense Media Activity

Ensuring that U.S. personnel dispatched to West Africa to help stop the spread of Ebola don’t contract the deadly disease remains the U.S. military’s top priority, a senior Defense Department official said, as the first group of military personnel deployed to Africa as part of Operation United Assistance were set to return to the United States.




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Nov

2014

Marines test expeditionary capabilities aboard Medgar Evers dry cargo, ammunition ship

Lance Cpl. Olivia McDonald, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Until now, civilian workers on the cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers have operated alone when refueling or resupplying naval vessels on the go. Exercise Bold Alligator 14 provided an opportunity for the Navy-Marine Corps team to place service members aboard the Medgar Evers, not only to assist with resupply operations, but to test their




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Nov

2014

Force Company physical training; An average day

Cpl. Joshua Murray, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Force Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, conducted a proficiency exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 7, 2014.The physical training exercise incorporated many different training events including an eight-mile hike with over 50 pounds in the Marines’ packs,




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Nov

2014

Marines, Romanian partnerships during Platinum Lynx 15

Lance Cpl. Ryan Young, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

Marines and Sailors from the Black Sea Rotational Force, along with members of the Romanian Land Forces and 300th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, worked hand-in-hand during training events on exercise Platinum Lynx 15 in Focsani, Romania, Nov. 2-7, 2014.Service members trained with their Romanian partners in patrolling, live-fire ranges and weapons




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Nov

2014

Honoring legacy with solemn ceremonies

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

The Marines’shiny black shoes stepped upon the early morning, dew-covered grass as they walk toward the final resting places of their brethren. The sound of a bugle abruptly breaks the silence surrounding these gravestone markers. “We do this to honor them and also to honor our heritage and our legacy,” said Maj. Paul Steketee, the adjutant for




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Nov

2014

Honoring legacy with solemn ceremonies

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

The Marines’ shiny black shoes stepped upon the early morning, dew-covered grass as they walk toward the final resting places of their brethren.The sound of a bugle abruptly breaks the silence surrounding these gravestone markers. “We do this to honor them and also to honor our heritage and our legacy,” said Maj. Paul Steketee, the adjutant for




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Nov

2014

Military Working Dogs play vital role locating Marines

Lance Cpl. Tyler S. Giguere, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines accompanied by a working dog descended on a rope from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter. Once on the ground, the tracking dog led the Marines through the jungle in search of three simulated downed aircrew. The Marines conducting the tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise were with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine




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Nov

2014

Bold Alligator 2014 moves ashore for beach operations training

Cpl. James Smith, II Marine Expeditionary Force

The silhouettes of U.S. naval ships could be seen in the distance cruising off the coast of Onslow Beach, North Carolina, on the morning of Nov. 4. Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force slipped ashore early in the morning to scout possible landing areas as part of Exercise Bold Alligator 14.




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2014

Answering crisis’ call; Marines respond during Bold Alligator 2014

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment participated in a crisis-response training event Nov. 3-5 at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana as part of Exercise Bold Alligator 2014.Bold Alligator is a large-scale amphibious exercise on the East Coast, organized by U.S. fleet forces and Marine Forces Command, designed to train 2nd Marine Expeditionary





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