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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




18

Jul

2014

4th LAR Completes its largest annual training exercise in years

Sgt. Justis Beauregard, Army National Training Center Fort Irwin, California

 The Marine Corps is a force in readiness. The 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion proved their readiness during their annual training here, 6 - 20 July, 2014.  This year’s annual training brought the entire battalion to the Mojave Desert to conduct exercises such as weapons training, live fire ranges and demolition. The training allowed the




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, 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




12

Jun

2014

Commission Seeks Service Members’ Compensation Preferences

American Forces Press Service, WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014

The commission tasked by President Barack Obama and Congress to modernize military compensation and benefits programs is seeking input from service members on their preferences.  Alphonso Maldon Jr., chairman of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, said understanding service members’ compensation preferences is central




03

Jun

2014

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




27

May

2014

Female and male volunteers needed for Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, New Orleans

The Marine Corps needs volunteers to support the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force. The task force will train female Marines in ground combat arms military occupational specialty skills, and integrate them into a combat arms unit, while a dedicated research team observes the unit’s performance in an operational environment.  The GCEITF




08

May

2014

4th MLG Commanding General's Conference

Sgt. Adwin Esters, LEESBURG, Va.

Brig. Gen. Roger R. Machut, commanding general of 4th Marine Logistics Group, hosted a commander’s conference here, May 3-4, to discuss and identify methods the 4th MLG can implement to support Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos’ “Reawakening” directive.    The conference consisted of leadership from all over the MLG including regimental




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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





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