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Jan

2016

Iron Fist 2016: Marines train with Amphibious Assault Vehicle Gunner Simulator

Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero, I Marine Expeditionary Force

As the cross-hairs of the scope landed on target, Cpl. Ishida, from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Western Army Infantry Regiment, squeezed the trigger of the .50-caliber machine gun. The tremor from each round firing traveled up his arms and into his body as he kept the machine gun on his target. Smoke from the machine gun floated past and




28

Jan

2016

SPMAGTF-CR-AF maintains quick response capabilities during alert force drill

Sgt. Tia Nagle, Marine Corps Forces Europe

Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducted quick-response training to test the unit’s capabilities at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Jan. 23, 2016.“The mission today was to conduct [rapid-response support] for a task-force element with simulated casualties from a car accident during their missions down on




27

Jan

2016

Rarely seen, always heard; ANGLICO calls in fire

Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero, I Marine Expeditionary Force

The distant roar of a helicopter could be heard faintly drawing closer. Far beneath its whirling blades, a unit of Marines, unfazed by the noise, sat patiently with their attention focused off in the distance. A piercing sound broke the never-ending roar of the helicopter.  Over the radio, a pilot yelled, “Rocket out.” Within seconds, the ground




27

Jan

2016

Predator and prey: Pre-scout sniper students stalk targets

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

The 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center held its final week of instruction for aspiring Marine scout snipers as part of the Pre-Scout Sniper Course at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016.The course concluded its three-week training period by bringing Marines to the Greater Sandy Run training area. Following day and night land




27

Jan

2016

Marine, Chattanooga shooting victim receives Purple Heart Medal

Courtesy Story, 6th Marine Corps District

A Marine Corps recruiter was awarded the Purple Heart medal during a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jan. 26, 2016.Sergeant DeMonte R. Cheeley was presented the medal by Brig. Gen. Terry V. Williams, the Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., and Eastern Recruiting Region, for injuries he sustained during a July




26

Jan

2016

Descent from above: Marines conduct parachute operations

Lance Cpl. Luke Hoogendam, II MEF Headquarters Group

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 took to the sky to assist the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command with parachute operations at Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jan. 21.The squadron supported Marine Raiders by conducting high altitude jumps, which are jumps at a height of around 13,000 feet, as well as static




25

Jan

2016

Navy corpsmen continue support of Marine operations, training

Cpl. Janessa Pon, II Marine Expeditionary Force

For more than 239 years, Navy corpsmen have been known as the enlisted force which has supported Marine operations and training both garrison and the field. These corpsmen carry out their responsibilities in harsh conditions alongside Marines. They are required to complete a secondary, more rigorous course which furthers their abilities to function




25

Jan

2016

Exercise Cobra Gold 2016 to begin February 9

1st Lt. Courtney Caimona, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

Thailand and the United States will co-host the annual, multilateral Exercise Cobra Gold in various areas throughout the Kingdom of Thailand Feb. 9-19, 2016.Exercise Cobra Gold, one of the largest multilateral exercises in the Asia-Pacific region, has taken place annually for more than 30 years. Cobra Gold 2016, the 35th version of the military




25

Jan

2016

2nd Recon conducts dive supervisor course

Lance Cpl. Erick Galera, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion conducted a dive supervisor course at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 19, 2016.The course is held up to twice a year and is open to sergeants and above who have graduated from the Marine Combatant Dive School in Panama City Beach, Florida. Upon completing the two-week course, Marines earn the title "Dive




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Jan

2016

From office to field: MWHS-3 conducts CPX

Lance Cpl. Harley Robinson, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marines with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3 conducted a Command Post Exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Jan. 19-21. The purpose of this training is to prepare the MWHS-3 Marines for a vigorous predeployment training cycle in case the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing deploys. “[We went] to East Miramar to test our





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