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Oct

2014

Comfortable in Chaos: 2/6 Marines ready for urban operations

Cpl. Tyler Andersen, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division conducted live-fire, close–quarters, battle training with grenades at the MOC-3 range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct. 21. Every training exercise helps the Marines maintain their readiness and participating in Military Operations on Urban




27

Oct

2014

HMH- 462 flexes muscle with CLB-13 help

Cpl. Owen Kimbrel, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 conducted external cargo lifts in coordination with a Helicopter Support Team with Combat Logistics Battalion 13 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, Oct. 23. The training gives Marines the ability to quickly transport supplies in unfriendly terrain without having to land the helicopter. Supplies could




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Oct

2014

Marines complete operations in Afghanistan, depart Helmand province

1st Lt. Skye Martin, Regional Command Southwest

The final United States Marine Corps command and service members from the United Kingdom have departed Regional Command (Southwest) in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 27.The lift-off followed an End of Operations ceremony held at the former command post of Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan aboard Camp Leatherneck, signifying the




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Oct

2014

Marines, sailors hit the beaches ready to roll

Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Marines with 1st Transportation Support Battalion and Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, along with Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 and Beach Master Unit 1, participated in ship-to-shore drills during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct.23, 2014.PH 15 is a scenario driven, simulation supported crisis response




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Oct

2014

31st MEU Marine goes back to his amphibious roots on USS Peleliu

1st Lt. George McArthur, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Sy Poggemeyer knew how to get around an amphibious assault ship at the age of four. “I remember going to my dad’s stateroom, thinking that it was really big. I jumped on his bed; he had the Nintendo [Entertainment System] set up, so there we were, playing the old 'Mario Bros.' game with my dad,” said Poggemeyer, radio




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Oct

2014

Behind scene; Commandants passing of command

Cpl. Dylan Bowyer, Defense Media Activity

Guests entered the gates of Marine Barracks Washington, walking over freshly swept walkways toward their seats overlooking the perfectly manicured grass and Marines stationed strategically in their dress blues.The crowds gathered to watch the brief moment when Gen. James F. Amos the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, passed the battle colors,




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Oct

2014

Marines wash away thirst at exercise Pacific Horizon

Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 established a Tactical Water Purification System at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015, Oct. 22.This scenario-driven exercise is designed to train Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Maritime Prepositioning Force operations




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Oct

2014

Civilian Marine lends a hand in multi-agency Ebola effort

Carden Hedelt, Marine Corps Systems Command

A little acquisition experience can go a long way.In the White House’s call for ideas to provide personal protective equipment to those caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, that acquisition experience is coming from Scott Paris, a Marine Corps Systems Command employee. “We’re helping the Office of Science and Technology and a lot of other




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Oct

2014

MWSS-373 Marines build up for Pacific Horizon 2015

Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Combat Engineers Platoon, erected a multipurpose building (SWA hut) during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 21-22.The wooden structure was built to shelter and support a local population through a notional scenario during PH 15. PH 15 is a scenario




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Oct

2014

A dark horse bond like no other; Grandfather, grandson serve in same battalion 50 years apart

Staff Sgt. Joseph DiGirolamo, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Lance Corporal Benjamin J. Ferry joined the Marine Corps because of his grandfather. “My grandpa always said I could go in any branch, and die in any branch, but if I joined the Army he would shoot me tomorrow,” said Ferry, a 23 year-old from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. “I always wanted to be a Marine so that’s the way I chose to go.”Richard





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