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1st Lt. Michael Hopkins, VALPARAISO, Chile
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Marines and sailors aboard the Chilean ship LSDH Sargento Aldea here, August 21, 2014. Mabus spent the morning speaking to Marines and sailors in support of Partnership of the Americas 2014 from Marine Forces South, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Civil Affairs Group, 4th Marine Logistics Group and Marine
Lance Cpl. Sara Graham, JACKSONVILLE,Fla.
A 26-ton metal vehicle, with the ability to carry 21 fully-loaded combat Marines, plunges into the water after rolling down the back of a ship. Instead of sinking, it quickly pops back up ready to be driven to shore, where it can deliver Marines waiting inside to the fight, and provide support to those already on the ground. Reserve Marines of
1st Lt. Michael Hopkins, PICHIDANGUI, Chile
Just as the local population evacuates their small beach town, the waves of a tsunami come crashing into their homes. Houses are flooded, windows are shattered, and lives are ruined. Some of the locals could not get to safety in time. There is limited food, water, medical care, and shelter, but there is relief on the horizon. The simulation of
Sgt. Adwin Esters, VALPARAISO, Chile
A group of U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines and 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, boarded the Chilean ship LSDH Sargento Aldea for the first time August 15, 2014 during Partnership of the Americas 2014. The Chilean ship LSDH Sargento Aldea is one of five ships participating in the exercise to include the remote
Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, NEW ORLEANS
Marine administrative message 409/14 announces the fiscal year 2014 Selected Marine Corps Reserve Enlisted Retention Survey. This survey allows Reserve Marines the opportunity to communicate to senior leaders their views regarding their experience and possible future service in the Marine Corps Reserve. The SMCR has provided more than twelve
Cpl. Codey Underwood, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana
The planting of cherry blossom trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the people of the United States from the people of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry blossom tree, or "sakura," is a prized flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the
Lance Cpl. Sara Graham, NEW ORLEANS
Marine Administrative Message 378/14 announced the start ofthe fiscal year 2015 Selected Marine Corps Reserve Early Release Program. Theprogram is effective Aug. 1, 2014 through Sept. 30, 2015, and focuses on costsaving and sustainment for the Marine Corps. Marines must meet a list of requirements to be eligible forthe program. Those requirements
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
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
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.