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Sep

2014

Thunderbolts practice carrier landings

Sgt. John Wilkes, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 conducted Fleet Carrier Landing Practice training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Sept. 2. The squadron conducted the FCLP training to sharpen their pilots' landing skills prior to embarking on the USS Roosevelt. FCLP training is a requirement for pilots that must be met prior to deploying aboard an




05

Sep

2014

Air to Ground: Marine Corps Rappelling, Part 2

Lance Cpl. Isaac Ibarra, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines rappelled, fast-roped and performed Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction training as part of the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques Course Aug. 19-20 at the Central Training Area near Camp Hansen, Okinawa.The 11-day course is broken up into two segments. The first is tower week, where the students first familiarize themselves with the




05

Sep

2014

Recruits train to lead during Crucible

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Marines of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, used teamwork and dependability to complete the Leadership Reaction Course, or 12 Stalls, during the Crucible at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 27.  The Crucible is a 54-hour test of endurance where recruits must conquer more than 30 different obstacles while




05

Sep

2014

New flashbang launcher expands Marines’ non-lethal capability

Carden Hedelt,

For Marines running roadblocks and vehicle check points, identifying an oncoming vehicle as a threat is a decision that has to happen quickly and at standoff range because lives are on the line. A new system being fielded to II and III Marine Expeditionary Forces, Reserve Units and Marine Corps Forces Central Command will give Marines more




05

Sep

2014

MWSS-171 arrives on Tinian for Valiant Shield 2014

Lance Cpl. David Walters, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 arrived Aug. 22 and 31 on Tinian for Exercise Valiant Shield 2014, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 15.Valiant Shield is a biennial exercise which focuses on training that enhances real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the




05

Sep

2014

Suicide Prevention Month: Reaching out for help critical

Joycelyn Biggs, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

According to the 2012 suicide data report from the Veterans Administration, approximately 22 veterans commit suicide every day. A 2012 Department of Defense annual suicide event report stated the Marine Corps accounts for 42 suicides, in addition to six probable and 169 suicide attempts.Although there is no single answer to prevent these




04

Sep

2014

24th MEU fast-ropes toward deployment

Sgt. Devin Nichols, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines and Sailors with Lima and Weapons Companies, both from Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Ground Combat Element, received fast-rope qualifications by fast-roping from a 60-foot tower and an MV-22B tilt-rotor aircraft, August 20-21, 2014, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.The Fast Rope




04

Sep

2014

MALUS AMPHEX 14 comes to a close

Cpl. Demetrius Morgan, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines and sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and members of the Malaysian Armed Forces officially completed Malaysia -United States Amphibious Exercise 2014 (MALUS AMPHEX 14) at Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia, Sept. 2, 2014.  MALUS AMPHEX 14 was a realistic and challenging exercise that brought service members closer and improved both




04

Sep

2014

VMAT-203 supports 24th MEU commanders

Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Marine Attack Training Squadron 203 welcomed commanders with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit for a familiarization flight aboard AV-8B Harriers at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 26. Col. Scott Benedict, the 24th MEU’s commanding officer and Lt. Col. Wes Spaid, the MEU’s Avation Combat Element commander, came for an opportunity




04

Sep

2014

Suicide Prevention Month: Reaching out for help - critical

Joycelyn Biggs, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

Every day, 22 veterans commit suicide, according to the 2012 suicide data report from the Veterans Administration. A 2012 Department of Defense annual suicide event report stated the Marine Corps accounts for 42 suicides, in addition to six probable and 169 suicide attempts.Although there is no single answer to prevent these occurrences, reaching





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