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03

Sep

2014

Mr. Olympia visits Combat Center

Cpl. Kathryn Seiler, G-5 Community Plans and Liaison / Public Affairs

Four time Mr. Olympia winner, Jay Cutler visited Marines Aug. 27 in the Main Exchange at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms to show his appreciation for military service members. Marines, civilians and international military members stood in line for a chance to meet a world-renowned bodybuilder who has inspired them for more




03

Sep

2014

Combat Center returns to Grid Iron

Cpl. Kathryn Seiler, G-5 Community Plans and Liaison / Public Affairs

Felix Field is now a place for all Combat Center patrons to enjoy Americas favorite fall sport: football. Semper Fit has started up its intramural tackle football league after a two-year hiatus due to field construction. After more than two years of field construction, four teams comprised of personnel from different units competed in a preseason




03

Sep

2014

What I've Learned: Jade Lopez

Cpl. Alejandro Bedoya, G-5 Community Plans and Liaison / Public Affairs

·         Two of my biggest hobbies are hunting and playing soccer. I grew up with both of them and I still try and do both as much as possible.·         Soccer was always around because of friends and family but I didn’t really fall in love with it until high school. My highschool coach taught me everything that I know. He taught me everything




03

Sep

2014

Final Flight of Huey for 'Red Dogs'

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

After more than 40 years of service, the Marine Corps retired the aging UH-1N Huey helicopter during a “sundown ceremony” Aug. 28, 2014, aboard Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans.The UH-1N Huey is a twin engine, utility helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopters in 1969.  Bell began the delivery of 205 UH-1N helicopters, to the Navy




02

Sep

2014

Malavet takes command of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Lance Cpl. Carson Gramley, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade welcomed aboard their new commanding general, Brig. Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet, during a change of command ceremony August 29, 2014.The mission of 1st MEB is to composite and deploy as a Marine Air Ground Task Force in support of combatant commander requirements for contingency response and




02

Sep

2014

Marines conduct rappel assault training

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment rappelled off cliffs during rappel assault training as part of Mountain Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California, Aug. 29, 2014.Marines with the battalion will become the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element in October. Mountain




02

Sep

2014

Marines learn survival skills in mountainous terrain

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Knowing how to navigate in the wilderness is no easy task, especially if lost or stranded. Staying alive becomes a struggle when battling fatigue and elements of nature.Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment will become the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element in October. Mountain Exercise 2014 develops critical skills




02

Sep

2014

Lance Corporal Leadership Ethics Seminar Training

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Marine Corps Reserve senior enlisted advisors gathered in the Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans auditorium Aug. 27, 2014 to attend a lance corporal seminar. The course exposed the senior enlisted personnel to the seminar their junior Marines will be taking by having the advisors play the role of lance corporal students.Marine Corps




02

Sep

2014

Temporary suspension of non-critical SMCR, IMA affiliations

Sgt. Jessica Ito, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Marine administrative message 429/14 directs a temporary suspension of non-critical prior service Selected Marine Corps Reserve and Individual Mobilization Augment's affiliation upon completion of the fiscal year 2014 mission. The authorized Selected Reserve end-strength is 39,600 Marines. In order to ensure the force does not exceed this




02

Sep

2014

MWCS-28 exercises ability to support expeditionary communications

Courtesy Story, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 provides expeditionary communications for the aviation combat element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force, including the phased deployment of tasked-organized elements in support of MAGTF operations as part of its primary mission. As the operational environment changes, the Spartans of MWCS-28 are taking





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