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Aug

2014

SECNAV visits Marines aboard Chilean ship

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




20

Aug

2014

Reserve Marines Participate In Partnership of the Americas 2014 In Support Of MARFORSOUTH

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




20

Aug

2014

U.S. Marines Board Chilean Naval Ship In Support Of POA 2014

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




19

Aug

2014

Marines rock Exercise Heavy Metal 2014

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Marines participating in exercise Heavy Metal 2014 found themselves in a simulated combat scenario Aug. 17, facing a tough and hardened insurgent enemy force. Their objective: seize the town.  Reserve Marines from around the country participated in HM14, which gave 15 units from logistics, aviation and ground combat elements, a chance to work




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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




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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





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