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Oct

2014

Marines remember Battle of Peleliu during 70th anniversary

Cpl. Drew Tech, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Combat Logistics Detachment 379 participated in the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu Sept. 15 during a ceremony at the Peleliu Elementary School in the Republic of Palau.The Marines with CLD-379 and the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band attended the ceremony as active duty Marine Corps representatives to pay homage to the




03

Oct

2014

First Fightertown F-35B training course takes off

Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

The Pilot Training Center and Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 are slated to kick off the first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter pilot training course, also known as the F-35B Safe for Solo course, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Oct. 6.The three-month course is the formal instruction period that trains and certifies




03

Oct

2014

Search-and-Rescue operations end for aircrew member

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command News Release, Defense Media Activity

U.S. forces in the North Persian Gulf concluded a search-and-rescue operation for a missing U.S. Marine Corps aircrew member Oct. 2, 2014 after efforts to locate him were unsuccessful.The Marine is presumed lost at sea.The Marine aircrew member went into the water yesterday when the aircraft he was aboard lost power shortly after takeoff from the




02

Oct

2014

40 years of leadership comes to close

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

How about that? 40 years. It’s amazing isn’t it?” said Lt. Gen. Robert E. Milstead Jr.  “It’s inconceivable to my young lance corporals and corporals.Milstead is a surfer, a father, a husband and a pilot, but more importantly a leader of America’s premier fighting force. He spent many years taking care of Marines and learning about how he can lead




02

Oct

2014

Energy conservation, lifeline for warfighters

Cpl. Eric Keenan, Defense Media Activity

During the last 13 years spent fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Marine Corps has focused on its combat effectiveness and shear lethality.Improving tactics on an unconventional battlefield against an insurgency forged a new and better Corps, but required a lot of energy to fuel.“The weapons systems we now use have more armor, we have more




02

Oct

2014

Marines, Romanian forces train to thwart potential attack at CINCU-14

Lance Cpl. Ryan Young, Marine Corps Forces Africa

The roar of gunshots and explosions echoed through the mountains of Romania as Marines and the Romanian military moved forward together to bring the fight to the large enemy force waiting in the valley. Machine gun fire ripped through the air and anti-tank missiles slammed into simulated targets at the height of the live-fire combined arms




02

Oct

2014

Forager Fury III flies through half-way point

Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine aircraft squadrons, who arrived in Guam to participate in excercise Valiant Shield 2014, pushed on to conduct Forager Fury III and have now reached their official half-way point on schedule, meeting their training objectives.Forager Fury III is an overarching training exercise, which began on Sept. 24 and is scheduled to end Oct. 6,




02

Oct

2014

1/7 transfers authority, ends operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. John Jackson, Regional Command Southwest

First battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, cased their unit battle colors during a transfer of authority ceremony aboard Tactical Base Dwyer, Oct. 1.The ceremony signified the battalion’s transfer of authority of the base and their area of responsibility to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, a U.S. Army command based out of Fort Hood, Texas. The




02

Oct

2014

Recon Marines sharpen communication during CQT

Cpl. Anna Albrecht, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines with Company B, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, participated in their fourth week of a close-quarters tactics course at Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 25, 2014.This course is designed to help the Marines maintain speed and accuracy while applying close-quarter tactics before compositing with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit in




01

Oct

2014

Marine Expeditionary Force stands up in Centcom

Nick Simeone, Defense Media Activity

A newly established Marine Corps task force is intended to improve the Defense Department’s response to crises in the Middle East and South and Central Asia, Pentagon Spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby announced Sept. 30.The special-purpose Marine air-ground task force will be drawn from Marines and aircraft based in the U.S. Central Command area





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