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21

Jan

2014

Marine recognized for providing honors to more than 1,000 fallen Marines

Sgt. Michael Ito, BRIDGETON, Mo.

As any Marine can tell you, earning and upholding the title is no small feat. No matter what a Marine does in life or how long they serve in their beloved Corps, they will always uphold the honor and respect for the Marines that went before them.  Funeral honor details are just one way Marine Forces Reserve members uphold that honor and respect. To




09

Jul

2013

1/24 Marines conduct company-size assault

Cpl. John McCall, TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

When Marines are told to assault an objective, they make sure that they bring every asset available to locate, close with and destroy the enemy.  Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines Regiment, incorporated a number of different Marine Corps assets in order to successfully complete Range 400, a company size assault, as part of Reserve




18

Jun

2013

4th Marine Aircraft Wing continues MARFORRES Unit Deployment Program tradition

Cpl. Marcin Platek, JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX LAKEHURST, N.J.

In the latest continuation of Marine Forces Reserve’s participation in the Unit Deployment Program, it is the aviation component’s turn to deploy. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 772, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, left the United States for a six-month rotation in Okinawa, Japan, starting in June and ending in January.  Marine Fighter Attack




26

Mar

2013

Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans goes green with recycling initiative

Cpl. Marcin Platek, NEW ORLEANS

With the excitement of switching into seasonal desert-pattern uniforms from woodland utilities, the Marines at the Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans did not completely abandon the color green.  Just as the daylight saving time sets into place, a new recycling initiative is being introduced to the 1,200 Marine and civilian personnel that man




13

Mar

2013

D.C. Mega-Muster Offers Surprises to 935 Marines who attend

Cpl. Marcin Platek, ALEXANDRIA, Va.

Leaving the active-duty service does not signify a cut of all ties to the Marine Corps.   This was true for 935 Individual Ready Reserve Marines who attended an Individual Ready Reserve mega-muster held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center here, March 9.   After the competition of active-duty, some Marines might still have an obligation to remain




07

Mar

2013

2/23 receives 2012 Reserve Family Readiness Award

Cpl. Marcin Platek, WASHINGTON

The 2012 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award was presented to 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, at a ceremony at the Pentagon, March 1.   Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, Col. Christopher Starling, commanding officer of 23rd Marine Regiment, and Lt. Col.




27

Feb

2013

Marine bodybuilder gives advice on pull-ups

Cpl. Michael Ito, NEW ORLEANS

Maj. Ann Bernard’s philosophy on improving pull-ups is simple: training hard means training smart, focused and with intensity.     With the Marine Corps transitioning pull-ups into the female physical fitness test repertoire, the exercise is more in the spotlight than ever. According to ALMAR 046/12, as of January 1, 2013, female Marines have the




11

Feb

2013

Marine Korean War Veterans continue to serve

Cpl. Marcin Platek, BALTIMORE

“Baltimore’s Own” Marine veterans continue to serve their community. They help out their neighbors, wounded warriors, local kids and charities, and each other.




06

Feb

2013

Marine Forces Reserve stands out

Sgt. Ray Lewis, NEW ORLEANS

There’s an old Marine Corps adage that says, “Marines are forged with a drive for excellence and a healthy dose of competitive spirit.”  The Marines and sailors of Marine Forces Reserve showed their drive and spirit, as two of the major subordinate commands, 4th Marine Logistics Group and 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, were each recently recognized.




02

Jan

2013

Service uniforms every Friday

Cpl. Nana Dannsa-Appiah, MARINE CORPS SUPPORT FACILITY NEW ORLEANS

Beginning Jan. 4, 2013, all non-deployed Marines and sailors assigned to Marine units, regardless of component, active or Reserve, will be required to wear the appropriate seasonal service uniform each Friday. “Unlike the utility uniform, the service uniforms are form fitting, and this characteristic provides leaders with an opportunity to





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