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Jun

2015

Marines " Shark Tank" meeting

Cpl. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

Marines and civilians from Marine Expeditionary Forces, Marine Corps Forces Command, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity and several other intelligence commands gathered at ManTech Spaces in Stafford on June 2, 2015 for a technical design meeting. The Marines and civilians spent the first day narrowing




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Jun

2015

Message from the Director, Marine Corps Staff Regarding OPM Announcement of Personnel Data Breach

Courtesy Story, Headquarters Marine Corps

By now I'm sure you've heard last night's announcement from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding the cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have exposed the personal information of both current and former Federal personnel.OPM has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to determine the




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Jun

2015

VMFAT-501 completes OT-1 on ship

Lance Cpl. Jonah Lovy, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 completed the first operational test, known as OT-1, of the F-35B Lightning II, May 29. Jets from VMFAT-501 spent 11 days onboard the USS Wasp in the Atlantic Ocean.The purpose of the operation was to demonstrate the capability of the F-35B to deploy onboard an amphibious ship, said Maj. Paul Holst, a




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Jun

2015

Wounded Warrior prepares to compete in 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games

Pfc. David Staten, Defense Media Activity

Combat Engineer Sgt. Alex Nguyen from Fremont, Nebraska, spends his days in and out of Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia.  He routinely goes from physical therapy appointments to doctor’s appointments and back to physical therapy.  In between his medical visits, however, Nguyen has developed a hobby that defies the limitations of his injury –




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Jun

2015

Wounded warrior swims, cycles, competes in fight toward recovery

Cpl. Eric Keenan, Defense Media Activity

Many Marines would say their years in the Marine Corps are thetoughest but best experience of their lives – the camaraderie and brotherhoodis unparalleled.For Michelle Mummers, a retired Marine major and woundedwarrior, this is exactly the case.“It [her Marine Corps experience] was challenging, a lot ofups and downs, rollercoaster ride, but overall




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Jun

2015

Marine Corps proves F-35B’s capability at sea, looks over horizon to IOC

Maj. Paul Greenberg, Headquarters Marine Corps

The Marine Corps F-35B operational test (OT-1) successfully concluded aboard a U.S. Navy amphibious ship, USS Wasp (LHD-1), on May 29, 2015.Setting off from Norfolk, Virginia on May 18, USS Wasp cut an arc between 50 and 100 miles off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina.  Marine Corps pilots safely conducted 100 shipboard short takeoff and




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Jun

2015

Marines, French Legionnaires train for African deployment

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, 10th Marine Regiment

U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa trained with upwards of 60 French Foreign Legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment, 6th Light Armored Brigade, in Nimes, France, May 27-29, as both units continue to deploy their Marines and Soldiers into Africa.The Legionnaires, a renowned force mostly




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Jun

2015

Charlie Company, 1/8 conducts close air support training

Cpl. Shawn Valosin, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Squad leaders with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment conducted Emergency Close Air Support Training Exercise at the Supporting Arms Virtual Trainer facility at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 2, 2015.The SAVT is one of only six of its kind in the Marine Corps, and is capable of displaying virtually any terrain




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Jun

2015

MARSOC enablers participate in Tactical Skills Package

Sgt. Donovan Lee, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

Being an operational and tactical force multiplier is central to what a Special Operations Forces enabler does. These Marines and sailors, whose specialties range from intelligence to logistics, serve alongside critical skills operators in the most extreme situations and when it comes to core and combat skills they must gain and maintain




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Jun

2015

Marines fly Secretary of Defense over Straits of Malacca

Cpl. Ryan Mains, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and his staff flew with U.S. Marines aboard an MV-22B Osprey to survey the Straits of Malacca off the coast of Singapore, May 29.The visit to Singapore and observation of one of the most important shipping lanes in the world was part of the Secretary of Defense’s attendance of the 14th International Institute for





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