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12

Jul

2015

VMGR-352, 1st Radio Battalion conduct parachute drop

Lance Cpl. Kimberlyn Adams, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352 supported 1st Radio Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in a low-level static line parachute drop exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 8.The exercise began on the ground with mission planning. KC-130J Super Hercules pilots with VMGR-352 determined the




10

Jul

2015

74 years and counting, 2nd MAW looks toward future as premier aircraft wing

Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

“More than seven decades have passed since 10 July 1941 when [2nd Marine Aircraft Wing] was activated in San Diego, . Wars in the Pacific, in the Middle East and operations around the world have added to your battle colors, but have not dulled your spirit … As we continue to confront those who would do us harm, take pride in knowing you continue to




10

Jul

2015

Ain’t no mountain high enough; 1/2 conquers Bridgeport

Lance Cpl. Preston McDonald, 2nd Marine Division

Approximately 900 Marines with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, traveled to the Sierra Nevada Mountains to undergo the Summer Mountain Exercise at Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California, from May 25 to June 25, 2015.The battalion sent their Marines to California to conduct a month-long training operation




9

Jul

2015

U.S., Korean Marines share valuable training at Peninsula Express 15

Cpl. Ian Leones , Marine Corps Forces Reserves

On an overcast July morning in Pohang, Republic of Korea, assault amphibious vehicles cut through the sea toward Dogu Beach. As the AAVs emerge from the surf, the water displaced by the mass of the vehicles surges along the beach. The AAVs roll onto the sand, dripping water and leaving deep tread marks in the earth. The ramps lower and Marine




9

Jul

2015

African partners, proximity key to crisis response solutions

1st Lt. Danielle Dixon, Marine Corps Forces Europe

Ebola, piracy, illicit trafficking, violent extremist organizations, and attacks against U.S. personnel and facilities are not new occurrences on the African continent. In an effort to directly confront those issues and engage with partner nations, U.S. forces are ensuring crisis-response forces are equipped, strategically located, and ready.The




9

Jul

2015

No light, no problem; HMH-466 “Wolfpack” drops grunts into evening action

Sgt. Lillian Stephens, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Out of the darkness, the distinct growl of a CH-53E Super Stallion reaches across a dimly lit horizon. It stops, hovering at the right height before a rope drops from its “hell hole,” a hatch in the helicopter’s floor. In seconds, a squad of Marines pours out, collects the tools of their trade and vanishes into the night.The Marines’ ability to




9

Jul

2015

Running, gunning during Western Regional Combat Match

Lance Cpl. Thomas Mudd, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

The Combat Center hosted the annual Western Regional CombatMatch at the Rifle Range June 29 through July 2, 2015.The competition, ran by the Marine Corps Combat ShootingTeam along with the Combat Center Marksmanship Training Unit, is meant torefine the combat marksmanship skills of the participants with three differentweapon systems. The weapons




8

Jul

2015

Scout Snipers get last few rounds in before graduation

Cassandra Brown, Marine Corps Base Quantico

The deafening sound of .50 caliber rifles and mortars filled the range as scout snipers engaged multiple targets with rapid fire.




8

Jul

2015

CLB-11 loads up on expeditionary training

Cpl. Carson Gramley, 10th Marine Regiment

Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and supporting units recently participated in a LOADEX (Load Exercise), taking place at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and San Diego, California, June 22 - 24, 2015. The exercise consisted of a training operation designed to give the Marines hands-on experience on




8

Jul

2015

1st Marine Division holds the first super squad competition in 15 years

Cpl. William Perkins, 1st Marine Division

Marines and Sailors from across the 1st Marine Division came together for the Division’s Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2015.One squad from nine battalions was selected to represent their unit to compete head-to-head in the 36-hour event.“It’s a competition to highlight the best squads in the





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