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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sgt. Adwin Esters, Twentynine Palms, Ca.
Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 451, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group, based in Orlando, Florida, participated in motorized operations training here, as part of Integrated Training Exercise 4-14, June 8. The MOT exercise consists of several events designed to simulate different situations the battalion might
Cpl. Codey Underwood, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.
The rotors chomp through a screen of dust as the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter leaps into the sky to conduct an area familiarization of Twentynine Palms as part of Integrated Training Exercise 4-14 on June 8, 2014. The pilots and Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, deep in austere
Cpl. John McCall, FORT POLK, Lousiana
The trait of being always ready has been a part of the Marine Corps’ ethos for more than 238 years. 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment held true to this standard during their annual training here, June 1 – 11. In order to maintain their readiness, 1/23 took part in numerous field exercises specific to each job skill. These exercises included: