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27

Jul

2015

1/7 destroys in platoon attack

Cpl. Seth Starr, I Marine Expeditionary Force

It was a warm morning when Marines from 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, rose at 3:17 a.m. to begin preparation for platoon attacks aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 24. Training began for the Marines of Company C with a combined arms fire and maneuver exercise as part of their




27

Jul

2015

Marines last words to fallen brother, "Welcome to the gun club"

Cpl. Ian Ferro, 4th Marine Division

My alarm rings on a Saturday at 10:36 am. The weekend begins, which normally brings me excitement, happiness and that feeling of liberty knowing that for two days I don’t have to worry about work, the time or any professional responsibility in general. This weekend however, was not a regular one, I will not spend most of my day relaxing by the pool




27

Jul

2015

Exercise Agile Spirit ends with bang

Sgt. S.T. Stewart, Marine Corps Forces Europe

Exercise Agile Spirit came to close during a distinguished visitors day event and closing ceremony at Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, July 21-22.Agile Spirit was a NATO-linked two-week multilateral force-on-force exercise held to improve military tactics and partnerships. During the distinguished visitors’ day, July 21, U.S. Marines, Georgians,




26

Jul

2015

Never left behind, forgotten; Honorary Marine recognized for bringing brothers home

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, Defense Media Activity

Never leave a Marine behind. A mantra shared between the brothers and sisters in arms of the Corps.One civilian earned the title by retrieving Marines,who were thought to be lost forever.Mark Noah, the executive director of History Flight, received the title of Honorary Marine during a ceremony held at the National Marine Corps Museum, at Triangle,




24

Jul

2015

CBIRF Marines conduct skills training during Exercise Scarlet Response 2015

Lance Cpl. David Staten, Defense Media Activity

The Search and Extraction Platoon, made up of Marines and sailors with Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, U.S. Marine Forces Command, put on their gas masks and suits in the sticky heat, July 21, for training that will prepare them for disasters around the world.The platoon is participating in Exercise Scarlet Response 2015 at Guardian




24

Jul

2015

OPM breach potentital victim total rising

Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

The Office of Personnel Management recently revealed that the personally identifiable information of approximately 21.5 million people has been pilfered from current and former service members, civilian workers and contractors.   News of the breach came shortly after OPM's initial announcement that the PII of approximately 4 million people had been




24

Jul

2015

JSDF, Marines train for disasters

Lance Cpl. Daniel Jean-Paul, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Marines with Marine Corps Installations Pacific and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, worked alongside the Japan Self-Defense Force and Okinawa Emergency Services in the Churashima Rescue Exercise July 23, at Camp Naha, Okinawa, Japan.The annual exercise, hosted by the 15th Brigade,




24

Jul

2015

FASP: Field ready; Ammo loaded; Supply for ITX made possible

Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado, I Marine Expeditionary Force

While the main body for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command 16.1 prepares to initiate the Integrated Training Exercise portion of their pre-deployment training, a group of Marines arrives at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, to begin setting up the field ammunition supply




23

Jul

2015

1/3, 2nd CEB train to keep Marines ready

Cpl. Owen Kimbrel, I Marine Expeditionary Force

With temperatures rising at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, sweat could be seen dripping down the faces of Marines from 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion during a live-fire demolition range July 21.  Their objective in conducting the training was to improve their standard




23

Jul

2015

Marines aim for success in Pre-Scout Sniper Course

Lance Cpl. Danielle Rodrigues, 1st Marine Division

Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, conducted unknown distance shooting during the Pre-Scout Sniper Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 17, 2015. The six-week long course is designed to prepare and screen students for follow-on training at Scout Sniper Basic





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