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Jan

2015

Fight Tonight; HQ Regiment is always ready

Lance Cpl. William Hester, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Units like Headquarters Regiment from 3rd Marine Logistics Group make it possible for the Marine Corps to be ready at a moments’ notice.For their actions, Headquarters Regiment, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force won the maintenance readiness awards each quarter of 2014 and the fiscal year award.“I’m very excited and proud




14

Jan

2015

Marines hold night training for raid force

Cpl. Drew Tech, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Marines with Expeditionary Operations Training Group set up and instructed a Realistic Urban Training Exercise for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force Jan. 10 on Camp Courtney. The Marines with the 31st MEU and the raid force performed a night raid on an objective using a helicopter insertion, an explosive entry, and simulated




14

Jan

2015

Secretary of Defense visits MCAS Miramar, speaks with service members

Cpl. Melissa Eschenbrenner, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

The Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Jan. 13.The Honorable Mr. Hagel spoke to service members for one of the last times before leaving office. He reminded Marines and sailors about the importance of their hard work and dedication to the country.“Somehow you were influenced to become a Marine --




13

Jan

2015

Rounds Downrange; 2/7 Marines cross-train on the range

Cpl. Carson Gramley, Marine Corps Forces Central Command

The range was on the edge of the base’s defensive perimeter, atop a plateau overlooking the compounds. In the opposite direction, flat desert sand and rock as far as the eye could see. Through the breeze and swirling dust, two truck-sized targets could be seen in the distance about 1,200 meters away.A group of Marines and sailors from Golf Company,




13

Jan

2015

2/8 Marines simulate combat environment, fire missiles

Lance Cpl. David Hersey, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division fired the M41A4 Saber and the FGM-148 Javelin missile launchers during a live-fire training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 6.“This is the last bit of training before we deploy,” said Sgt. Jeremiah Henck, an anti-tank missileman with Weapons




13

Jan

2015

Special Reaction Team refine special weapons, tactics training

Cpl. Royce Dorman, III Marine Expeditionary Force

The sky is overcast and a brisk wind sends a chill across flat, featureless terrain. Men dressed in flak jackets and Kevlar helmets ready themselves to engage targets downrange.“Threat!” barked a tall, broad-shouldered man in green coveralls. His voice carried a thick southern accent that echoed through the air. The five men on the firing line




13

Jan

2015

MWCS-38 gets ‘back to basics’ with Back in the Saddle training

Sgt. Raquel Barraza, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

After the holiday season, all Marines attend annual training that is better known as “Back in the Saddle” training which helps Marines prepare for the new year.




13

Jan

2015

Recruits feel effects of Confidence Chamber

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

“GAS, GAS, GAS,” is screamed by the instructors as recruits rush to put on their masks and file into the chamber, unsure about what is going to happen.Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, endured the effects of the Confidence Chamber, Dec. 8, on Edson Range at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.The chamber event




12

Jan

2015

Military working dogs benefit military police

Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Military police with the Provost Marshal’s Office executed military working dog basic training and building searches, Jan. 12, 2015, at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.The training helps the dogs become more familiar with working alongside their handler, according to Cpl. Nickolaus Hess, a military working dog handler with PMO.“All the




12

Jan

2015

Ceremonial Drill School prepares for parade season

Lance Cpl. Christian Varney, Defense Media Activity

To make the parades at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. happen, It take many months of coordination. Crowds see the ceremonial marchers, the hostingelement, the United States Marine Band, the United States Marine Drum and BugleCorps, and the Silent Drill Platoon. What is not seen are the countless hours each of the individual component puts in





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