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Jun

2014

“Lone Star” battalion maintains readiness during annual training

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:




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




25

Jun

2013

Engineers learn life-savings techniques at Corps’ most austere training environment

Cpl. Adwin Esters, TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Marines from Company B, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, based in South Bend, Ind., participated in a combat lifesaver course at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., as part of the Integrated Training Exercise 4-13, June 17.  ITX, formally known as Javelin Thrust, is the largest annual Marine Corps Reserve training




07

Mar

2013

2/23 receives 2012 Reserve Family Readiness Award

Cpl. Marcin Platek, WASHINGTON

The 2012 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award was presented to 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, at a ceremony at the Pentagon, March 1.   Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, Col. Christopher Starling, commanding officer of 23rd Marine Regiment, and Lt. Col.




24

Jul

2011

Marines of 3/23 navigate mountainous terrain during Operation Javelin Thrust

Cpl. Andrew Thorburn, MARINE CORPS MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER BRIDGEPORT, Calif.

With today’s technology, most people can flip out a cell phone and find their position in a minute, but when the batteries die, Marines pull out the compasses and paper maps to complete their missions. To refine their land navigation skills, the Marines and sailors with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, refreshed their basics’ of land




21

Jul

2011

Marines counter IEDs at Javelin Thrust

Cpl. Andrew Thorburn, MARINE CORPS MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER BRIDGEPORT, Calif.

As United States service members continue the fight overseas, improvised explosive devices increasingly grow as the biggest threat to our men and women in uniform. To prepare the Marines and sailors with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, learned the fundamentals of combating this threat during Operation Javelin Thrust, July 21. “[The