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18

Apr

2014

4th ANGLICO works alongside British 16th Air Assault Brigade

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, WEST FREUGH, Scotland

Marines with 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company took part in exercise Joint Warrior 14, alongside the British 16th Air Assault Brigade, April 1 -10, 2014.  During the exercise, the Marines and their British counterparts traded military concepts and training techniques to better increase interoperability between the two nations.  “This is the




16

Apr

2014

Marine Reservists in Afghan Theater

Sgt. Michael Ito, Afghanistan

With media coverage of Operation Enduring Freedom waning, budget discussions about ending funding to the war in Afghanistan, and focus turning away from the Middle East, U.S. forces are slowly being forgotten in the American conscious. But the fact remains that service members are still hard at work, working with and training Afghan troops and




18

Mar

2014

2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment combine arms for live-fire training with Air National Guard

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind.

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment participated in live-fire, combined-arms training March 15, 2014 to hone their skills in call-for-fire exercises alongside the 163rd Fighter Squadron, Indiana Air National Guard. Though the Marines train together often, the chance to perform their combined-arms tactics is a rare opportunity. The




11

Mar

2014

Marine firefighter wins a 2013 Geico Military Service Award

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, New Orleans

Marine administrative message 089/14 announced the Marine Corps recipients of the 2013 Geico Military Service Award. The award recognizes one active-duty enlisted member from each military service, and one member from the reserve/national guard components, for their outstanding contributions to civilian and/or military communities in areas of drug




18

Feb

2014

Athletes, warriors come out for NBA All-Star Weekend

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, NEW ORLEANS, La.

Athletes and warriors from across the nation joined forces for the greater good during the 2014 National Basketball Association All-Star Weekend, rebuilding communities and honoring the nation’s armed forces during a weekend of volunteer service and friendly competition.  The weekend kicked off with the Rising Stars Challenge Practice, Feb. 14,




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




14

Jan

2014

IRR Marines attend Fort Worth Mega-Muster, keep faith

Lance Cpl. Brytani Musick, FORT WORTH, Texas

“It’s about the faithfulness,” said Sgt. Maj. Anthony A. Spadaro, the sergeant major of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, while talking to Marines attending their annual muster.  Spadaro spoke to 711 Individual Ready Reserve Marines who attended the IRR mega-muster at the Fort Worth/Dallas Marriott Hotel and Golf Club, Jan. 11,




09

Oct

2013

Family Readiness Program keeps faith with Reserve Marines

Cpl. Marcin Platek, NEW ORLEANS

Despite the government shutdown, the family readiness program and family readiness officers are ready to assist Reserve Marines throughout 163 Marine Forces Reserve sites. These programs are not only a benefit to the service members and their families, but they also uphold the unit's morale and readiness during the government shutdown and




01

Aug

2013

Target Acquired: Shooting straight from juniors to the big league

Lance Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, CAMP PERRY, Ohio

Lance Cpl. Shane O’Flynn’s love of the firing line started when he was barely 16, after a friend of his suggested he try competitive shooting. He never thought a simple suggestion would lead him to where he is today.  “I shot as a junior, and that’s what made me want to join the Marines,” O’Flynn said. “Marines coached at all the clinics I went




23

Jul

2013

Marines conduct non-lethal training during Western Accord 13

U.S. Army Africa Public Affairs, ACCRA, Ghana

U.S. Marines Military Police from 4th Law Enforcement Battalion (LEB) provided non-lethal training to 50 Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) soldiers from 2nd Engineer Battalion June 17-26 during Western Accord 13 in Ghana.Western Accord 13 was a mutually beneficial exercise hosted by U.S. Army Africa that brought together the Economic Community of West





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