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Jul

2014

4th Tanks practice live fire ranges and amphibious operations

Cpl. Codey Underwood, CAMP PENDLETON, California

Digging into the dusty path, the enormous tank uses its tracked wheels to climb onto a range leading a convoy of assault vehicles. Locked, loaded and ready to fire, the 120 millimeter main gun rotates, aims and waits for the target to appear.  Cradled deep in the belly of the M1 Abrams Tank, the gunner peeks through the sights focused on the tree




28

Jul

2014

Marine combat veteran paddles the Mississippi River, raises awareness for post-traumatic stress

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, ALGIERS POINT, New Orleans

Hazy rain clouds settled overhead as the tides of the ever-flowing mighty Mississippi River bashed on the shoreline at Algiers Point. With a crowd of gathering Marines focusing their eyes on small silhouette in the distance, their voices raised in excitement and cheering as the wearisome paddler made his way to them.  Former Marine Cpl. Joshua




28

Jul

2014

Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board announced application acceptance

Cpl. Brytani Musick, New Orleans, La.

Marine Administrative Message 328/14 announced the acceptance of applications for the Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board during calendar year 2014 through 2016. The MCRPB was established to make recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy on matters that affect the readiness, mobilization, and deployment capability of the Marine Corps Reserve.




22

Jul

2014

49th annual Montford Point Marine Association Convention brings together original Marines, awards Congressional Gold Medals

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana

A hush fell over the audience of current and former Marines as two elderly men were seated in the center of the ballroom for all to see. Woodrow Arthur and Cleveland Williams, two of the few remaining original Montford Point Marines, were each presented the Congressional Gold Medal at the 49th annual Montford Point Marine Association Convention




14

Jul

2014

49th Annual Montford Point Marine Association National Convention announced

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, NEW ORLEANS

The Montford Point Marine Association announced its 49th Annual National Convention, professional military education and training seminar taking place July 17-20 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in Marine Administrative Message 326/14.  This year’s theme is “Preserving the Legacy: Paying it forward by educating, commemorating, and rededicating our




14

Jul

2014

Reserve Marines, Air National Guard join forces to help Boy Scouts of America

Sgt. Adwin Esters, CAMP WILLIAM HINDS, RAYMOND, Maine

Marines with 6th Engineer Support Battalion and the Arizona Air National Guard provide logistical and constructional support during the 2014 Joint Service Innovative Readiness Training program at the Camp William Hinds Boy Scout Camp here July 11, 2014.  The training at Camp Hinds gives 6th ESB and the Arizona Air National Guard the opportunity to




02

Jul

2014

San Diego IRR Marines attend mega-muster

Sgt. Justis Beauregard, San Diego, California

For many Marines finishing their four years, active duty is not the end of their career in the Marine Corps.  This was the case for the 1,163 Marines who attended the Marine Corps Individual Reserve Support Activity, Individual Ready Reserve administrative muster and job fair at PETCO Park in San Diego.  After completion of their active-duty or




24

Jun

2014

Service members provide medical, dental, optical care during IRT Tropic Care 2014

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, KAUAI, Hawaii

In the 1992 presidential campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton began his "Rebuild America" initiative. As president, he had the Department of Defense search for innovative programs, which would serve American communities in need and provide realistic military training. Three primary areas of emphasis were suggested which now take advantage of the




18

Jun

2014

Marines will “step up” to prevent sexual assault

Lance Cpl. Sara Graham, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana

Marine Administration Message 288/14 announced the start of new annual sexual assault and prevention training. The training, called “Step Up”, will be taught to all active and Reserve Marines holding the rank privates through lance corporal starting July 28, 2014. The aim of the program is to inform and teach Marines that it is their job to step up




18

Jun

2014

Marines, Army National Guard working together again

Sgt. Adwin Esters, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Between 2011 and 2012, no unit flew more medical evacuation missions for Marines than Company C, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, of the New Mexico Army National Guard. The same unit is working with Marines again here at Integrated Training Exercise 4-14.  The last time the company was deployed, it was in support of the Marines. When the





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