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Sep

2014

PHIBLEX begins with a salute to partnership, friendship

Lance Cpl. Matt Myers, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. service members gathered for the opening ceremony of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 Sept. 29 at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Forces West Headquarters, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines.PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by U.S. Marine and Navy forces alongside




29

Sep

2014

Communication; Lifeblood of success

Pfc. Harley Thomas, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marines of Golf Company, call sign “Grizzly,” 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conducted combined-arms offensive and defensive maneuvers at the KR-5 live-fire range aboard Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa, Hawaii, Sept. 19, 2014.Marines with Grizzly are taking part in Island Viper, a training exercise meant to prepare them during their predeployment




29

Sep

2014

Marines learn combat tactics in combined arms exercise

Sgt. Christopher Duncan, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Approximately 300 entry-level infantry Marines participated in a Company Integration Exercise at Range 408 on Camp Pendleton, Sept. 25.The event culminated a 52-day training course for the Marines of Company A, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-West, where instructors evaluated students on basic-infantry skills in a combined arms




29

Sep

2014

Marianas native returns as a Marine

Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Lance Cpl. Edward Manibusan, Jr., from Koblerville, Saipan, grew up on a small island with small towns, few city lights and a lot of ocean. He enjoyed growing up on the peaceful paradise, but he always wanted more.“Ever since middle school it has been a dream to go out and see the world,” said Manibusan, a field wireman with Marine Wing Support




29

Sep

2014

Wounded Warriors on their road to recovery

Cpl. Jessica Quezada, Wounded Warrior Regiment

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.” ~Zig Ziglar, American author and motivational speaker.In any clime and place, Marines have persevered through almost every battle that forged this nation. The evolving battlefield has made modern-day warfare more technical, tactical




26

Sep

2014

Marines take first in International Shooting Competition

Cpl. Cameron Storm, Defense Media Activity

The United States Marine Corps Shooting Team competed against service members from across Europe during the Royal Marine Operational Shooting Competition at Altcar Ranges near Hightown, England Sept. 8-18, 2014. Unlike most contests, the competition focuses on combat shooting situations rather than bull’s-eye competitions.In the Marine Corps, rifle




26

Sep

2014

2014 Warrior Games begin

Cpl. Jessica Quezada, Wounded Warrior Regiment

Known for their elite charisma and adaptability, the Marines competing here for the 2014 Warrior Games take on the true meaning of Espirit De Corps. They have overcome obstacles on and off the battlefield and will now compete in eight Paralympic-style sports to fight for gold in the 2014 Warrior Games from Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, 2014.All gave some and




26

Sep

2014

Forager Fury III kicks off on Tinian

Cpl. David Walters, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Approximately 1,300 service members and personnel from U.S. Armed Forces units began Exercise Forager Fury III at Guam and Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Sept. 24, 2014. Forager Fury is a Marine Corps-led exercise involving a full spectrum of fixed wing and rotary aircraft operations.The exercise has a heavy emphasis on




26

Sep

2014

Lima Company digs in for its final pre-deployment evaluation

Lance Cpl. William Perkins, I Marine Expeditionary Force

As hills towered over the undisturbed buildings of Combat Town 25, a distant rumble could be heard disrupting the stillness just over the horizon. A pair of MV-22B Osprey broke the ridgeline sending a trail of dust in their wake. Marines with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, lined the interior waiting for their chance to storm off the




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Sep

2014

New, more durable boots bound for recruits by December

Carden Hedelt, Marine Corps Systems Command

The Marine Corps is buying boots with up to twice the operational lifespan over the current option provided to new recruits.The Rugged All-Terrain boot, RAT boot for short, will be the boot of choice in sea bags for incoming Marine Corps recruits starting Dec. 1, 2014. Each sea bag will come with two pairs of boots, one for hot weather and one for





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