VMGR-234 Joins Special-Purpose MAGTF
SSgt. Joel Chaverri, NAVAL AIR STATION JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, Texas
Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing is preparing to join the aviation combat element of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Central Command operating in the Middle East. The six-month long deployment will place VMGR-234 in the vital role of providing aerial missions and theater
Convening of the academic year 2015-16 reserve officer professional military education
Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, Marine Forces Reserve
Marine Administrative Message 264/14 announced the Academic Year 2015-16 Reserve Officer Professional Military Education Board, which convenes September 22, to select attendees for full-length schools (FLS), staff-training courses and the Distance Education Program. Officers are encouraged to apply; the deadline for applications is September 3, and
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.