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Jan

2015

Recon Marines prepare for parachute mission in Pacific

Cpl. Drew Tech, III Marine Expeditionary Force

“Five minutes!” yelled the jumpmaster as he signaled the Marines to get out of their seats. They stood up and made their way to the rear of the aircraft. They are almost at the drop zone – it’s go time.This scene played out several times as Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion conducted parachute training Nov. 20, 2014 over Ie Shima Training




5

Jan

2015

Safety behind Methods of Entry School exercise

John Hollis, Marine Corps Base Quantico

The eerie quiet of the pitch dark had given way to the deafening sounds of explosives when the first cries for help could be heard at the Goettge Demolition Range. It wasn’t real, but the Marines poised to graduate from the Methods of Entry School the following day were pretending as much during the school’s annual Emergency Response Exercise on the night of Dec. 18. Designed to prepare for any number of worst-case scenarios following a violent door breach, the simulation showcased emergency procedures in the event of any blast-related injuries such as amputation, shock, puncture wounds and extreme blood loss.




5

Jan

2015

Mission Ready: New Crisis Response Marines continue operations in Africa, Europe

Sgt. Paul Peterson, II Marine Expeditionary Force

A five-day certification exercise for more than a thousand new Marines and sailors deploying during January and February in support of crisis and contingency response in the European and Africa Commands’ areas of responsibility concluded on Dec. 18, 2014. The exercise simulated a wide range of real-world scenarios the service members will encounter




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Dec

2014

2015 Marine Corps Reserve Officer Affiliation Bonus

Lance Cpl. Ian Ferro, Headquarters Battalion

MARADMIN 676/14 announces opportunities and incentives for Reserve Marine officers who are willing to laterally move and assume critical skill billets as forward air controllers and battalion air officers.Officers who assume the billets mentioned are eligible for a $20,000 bonus. In addition, officers who are currently in receipt of a previous




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Dec

2014

15th MEU Marines turn down for RUT

Cpl. Anna Albrecht, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted realistic urban training at several locations in California Dec. 5-16 to prepare the unit for its deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East next spring.Normally based out of Camp Pendleton, the MEU operated from bases including Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts




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Dec

2014

'1st Tanks' fulfills Marine veteran's final wish

Lance Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

On the 1st Tank Battalion ramp, a special moment is being shared. A man walks carefully, but assuredly ascends the ramp. He’s moving toward a tank. When he arrives, he is enthusiastically greeted by Marines. Then he stands there for a moment, eyes glistening, no doubt replaying old memories in his mind.Marine veteran Kenneth R. White, native of San




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Dec

2014

Rodeo rounds up Motor T

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

Musty diesel fumes fill the air as 7-ton trucks maneuver through an obstacle course. Meanwhile, sweaty, greasy Marines work hard to change the tires on a Humvee as others rush to disassemble and reassemble the rear of a 7-ton. Marines with 3rd Marine Logistics Group, organized a truck rodeo for multiple motor transport units stationed on Okinawa




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Dec

2014

Yakima Marine awarded Purple Heart

Cpl. Cody Haas, 1st Dental Battalion

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Corporal Ulises Zamoramartinez, an optics technician with 1st Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group,earned the Purple Heart Medal by Maj. Gen. Vincent Coglianese, 1st MLG commanding general, during a ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 19, 2014.Zamoramartinez, a




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Dec

2014

Urasoe police, Camp Kinser law enforcement participate in training

Lance Cpl. Royce Dorman, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Police officers and security guards participated in anti-terrorism force protection training here Dec. 24.The police officers, with the Urasoe Police Department, and the Marines and Japanese security guards with the Camp Kinser Provost Marshal’s Office coordinated during a mock scenario in which they worked together to apprehend suspicious persons




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Dec

2014

Red Reef 15 Closes With Joint Demonstration

Capt. Josh Diddams, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces officially concluded exercise Red Reef 15 with a joint demonstration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dec. 16, 2014.Red Reef 15 is a biennial, bilateral exercise between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, set to





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