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Cleaning up; Marines, Sailors beautify Catania church

Lance Cpl. Lucas Hopkins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

More than 50 Marines and Sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis-Response, Detachment A, and Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station Sigonella, helped beautify the Church of San Nicolo in the Piazza Dante in Catania, Italy, Jan. 31. In an attempt to further solidify the relationship between NAS Sigonella service members and




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Feb

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Moment’s notice; Crisis Response Marines complete readiness rehearsal from Spain

Sgt. Paul Peterson, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

A platoon of Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa completed an unscripted alert drill to test the unit’s ability to rapidly respond to regional crises, Jan. 29.“At any given time we have an alert force ready to [respond] to crises in Africa,” said Capt. Daniel Lakhani, the platoon’s company




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Joint Chiefs of Staff add star power to letter for post 9/11 veterans

Sgt. Jose D. Lujano, Defense Media Activity

The Joint Chiefs of Staff signed a “32-star” Letter at the Pentagon, Feb. 2.The letter challenges veterans, who have served in uniform since 9/11, to continue being leaders and becoming assets in their communities following the end of their active-duty military career.As stated in the letter, “Over the last 13 years, you have written a new chapter




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Feb

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MWSS-274 engineers battle weather, elements to prepare future training facility

Cpl. Jorden Wells, Marine Wing Support Squadron 274

Marines with Engineer Company, Marine Wing Support Squadron 274, transform an undeveloped piece of land at Marine Corps Air Station New River into a forward arming and refueling point Jan. 28, 2015.Once completed, the FARP will have three separate landing areas for rotary aircraft and be utilized as a training facility. The new area will give the




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Combat ready; Marines with Lima Co. conduct patrol base exercise

Cpl. Joshua Brown, 8th Marine Regiment

Marines with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, participated in a patrol base exercise, Jan. 22, at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.The training presented basic challenges and scenarios typical of infantry missions. The Marines were tested on patrol and security operations, reconnaissance, and command and control of




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Feb

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Security Force maintains skills during CPX

Lance Cpl. Alexander Mitchell, II Marine Expeditionary Force

On a cold and windy open field of Landing Zone Bluebird, more than 1,500 Marines with 2nd Marine Division conducted a command post exercise Jan. 20-30, 2015. Marines with various units within 2nd Marine Division had different tasks to accomplish, but they all came together to form one ready task force.Marines with the security force had an




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Japanese forces train with 1st Recon to enhance amphibious capabilities

Lance Cpl. Angel Serna, Defense Media Activity

The cold and gloomy morning starts with troops fighting against the waves of a surf line and feeling a rush of the cold ocean water drenching their bodies as they strategically ride in Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts along the coast of southern California.Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, taught basic maneuver techniques




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2015

Commandant's message for 4th Marine Logistics Group 49th Anniversary

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Headquarters Marine Corps

Congratulations to the Marines and Sailors of the 4th Marine Logistics Group on your 49th anniversary. Since your activation on February 1966, you have proven yourselves as a ready and relevant source of sustained combat service support. As you celebrate your anniversary, know that you have earned the trust and respect of your fellow Marines and




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Jan

2015

Commandant's message for 2nd Marine Division 74th Anniversary

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Headquarters Marine Corps

Congratulations to the Marines and Sailors of the 2d Marine Division on your 74th anniversary. Since 1 February 1941, the 2d Marine Division has served with honor in places such as Tarawa, Saipan, Iraq and Afghanistan. As you commemorate this anniversary pause and remember those who have selflessly sacrificed while serving in the 2d Marine




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Commandants message for 1st Marine Division 74th Anniversary

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Headquarters Marine Corps

Congratulations to the Marines and Sailors of the 1st Marine Division on your 74th anniversary. Since your activation in 1941, your battlefield performance in places like Guadalcanal, the Chosin Reservoir, Hue city, Fallujah and Afghanistan has left an indelible mark on the history of our corps. As you celebrate this anniversary, take the time to





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