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May

2016

CBRN Marines train to clean up HAZMAT

Courtesy Story, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marines with the Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear, unit conducted hazardous material training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, May 2 to 6, 2016. Marines with CBRN spent the week learning how to deal with potentially dangerous HAZMAT situations by attending classes about their equipment practiced applying the skills




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May

2016

M40 guides snipers to target

Sgt. Terence Brady, Defense Media Activity

There are staples of weaponry in the armory of the Marine Corps that define the battlefield. One of these weapons is the M40 sniper rifle, which is the premier weapon of choice for the Marine Corps for long-range enemy engagements.Based off of the Remington 700 bolt-action rifle, the M40 is a bolt-action rifle that fires .308 caliber rounds. The




14

May

2016

Big boom: EOD conducts protective works demo range

Lance Cpl. Samuel Guerra, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Approximately 20 Marines with 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company conducted a Protective Works Demolition Range at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 12, 2016. The range focused on testing the effectiveness of procedures that allow EOD to mitigate explosions and fragmentations that could otherwise harm people or damage




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May

2016

Active shooter exercise keeps Combat Center mission ready

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

On May 17, the Combat Center will conduct an active shooter response and recovery exercise. The exercise will assess and further develop the installation’s ability to protect personnel and property as well as to counter and contain an active shooter event. The exercise will also offer participants an opportunity to practice and improve upon their




14

May

2016

Platinum Wolf 2016 kicks off

Sgt. Sara Graham , Marine Corps Forces Reserves

The Marines of 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, joined 3rd Civil Affairs Group, FHG, MARFORRES, and six other partner nations for the opening ceremony of exercise Platinum Wolf 2016 at South Base in Bujanovac, Serbia, May 9, 2016. The opening ceremony has brought together service members from Bosnia,




13

May

2016

CATC Fuji: Training ground of warriors

Cpl. Daniel Jean-Paul, III Marine Expeditionary Force

At the base of Mount Fuji lies the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji. CATC Fuji has provided the Marine Corps with a forward-based platform for vital training, troop readiness and force projection.As far back as 1198 A.D., the training grounds that lie in the shadows of Mount Fuji have been used to train elite fighting forces. First it was




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May

2016

Echo Company sweeps through ITX 3-16

Courtesy Story, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, traveled from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., to perform field training exercises at Ranges 400 and 410 as part of Integrated Training Exercise 3-16 aboard the Combat Center May 8 and 9, 2016. During the exercise, each Marine from Echo Company played their role in executing the mission. Combat




13

May

2016

Helicopter rope suspension technique masters teach Marines fundamentals of fast roping

Cpl. Jonathan Boynes, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Succeeding in environments where others have failed is both a point of pride for the Marine Corps, but also a well-known staple of the service which has helped to maintain its relevancy from inception up to the modern-day battlefields of the 21st century. Training to keep pace with the demanding tempo of today’s conflicts is no easy task and the




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May

2016

Commandant awards, honors top performing Marines

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity

Marines gathered from around the Corps at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 11, 2016, for the Commandant of the Marine Corps Combined Awards Ceremony. The ceremony recognized top performing Marines serving in B-Billets, as career planners and athletes from throughout the Marine Corps.“Marines build teams,” said Gen. Robert Neller,




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May

2016

AASAM kicks at Puckapunyal

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps Shooting Team joined more than 20 countries to participate in the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting 2016 at Puckapunyal in Victoria, Australia. The AASAM began with match 207, May 3, 2016 at the barracks’ moving target range. The AASAM is an annual competition featuring military marksmen from various countries from across the





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