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28

Jul

2014

4th Tanks practice live fire ranges and amphibious operations

Cpl. Codey Underwood, CAMP PENDLETON, California

Digging into the dusty path, the enormous tank uses its tracked wheels to climb onto a range leading a convoy of assault vehicles. Locked, loaded and ready to fire, the 120 millimeter main gun rotates, aims and waits for the target to appear.  Cradled deep in the belly of the M1 Abrams Tank, the gunner peeks through the sights focused on the tree




25

Jun

2014

Marines, West African nations train together during U.S. Army Exercise Western Accord 14

Army Staff Sgt. Michelle V., THIES, Senegal

Marines with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, spent a week in June training and working with Economic of West African States militaries during Exercise Western Accord 14 . Held in Senegal this year, Western Accord 14 is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored and U.S. Army Africa-hosted joint training exercise between the United States, the




10

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:




15

Apr

2014

Integration of reserve female Marines to select reserve units

Sgt. Jessica Ito, NEW ORLEANS

Effective immediately, female Marines in grades E6 through E7 and O1 through O3, and female naval medical officers, chaplains and hospital corpsmen of the same grades, may be affiliated or assigned to select billets within the following 4th Marine Division and Force Headquarters Group units:  Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine




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




07

Jan

2014

Texas Marines spend time with Armed Forces Bowl fans

Cpl. Jessica Ito, FORT WORTH, Texas

Spectators of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl got a glimpse of the Marine Corps’ current weapons systems and tactical vehicles at the Armed Forces Adventure Area here, Dec. 30, 2013.  “We are just trying to show the public a little bit about the unit and what we do as Marines,” said Sgt. Joshua McAdams, the armory chief for Headquarters




24

Oct

2013

Serving Country and Community: Marines fight every-day battles to change lives locally

Lance Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, NEW ORLEANS

Marines fight battles, and they fight to win. Their ethos is in the names they call each other – warfighter, motivator, devil dog. What many people may not realize is that Marines are also engaged in battles in their communities, for their communities, through the simple act of volunteering.  “Marines are known to fight and win battles; a lot of




24

Oct

2013

Serving Country and Community: Marines take part in annual “Boo at the Zoo” fundraiser

Lance Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, NEW ORLEANS

The temperature slowly fell with the sun as ghouls, goblins, princesses, heroes and villains from across New Orleans gathered at the gates of the Audubon Zoo with their parents in tow. Children’s Hospital, New Orleans’ opened the gates at 5 p.m. to one of their biggest annual fundraisers, Boo at the Zoo on Oct. 19. Marines from Marine Forces




15

Aug

2013

Grunt life: 2/24 Marines overcome distance to stay ready on ranges

Lance Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind.

The air crackled with the hail of gunfire as Marines advanced on their targets as a part of their annual rifle qualification. As the cool, cloudy morning turned into a humid, bug-infested afternoon, infantry Marines from CompanyG, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, practiced pivoting and aiming at targets, as well as advancing while firing. They




13

Aug

2013

Back to basics: Marines of Co. F and G, 2/24 practice crucial marksmanship fundamentals

Lance Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind.

In the misty, pre-dawn light of the Indiana morning, Marines marched onto the rifle range. Covered and aligned, each platoon from Companies F and G, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, grounded their packs and began setting up two-man tents. The two companies traveled eight hours by bus to Camp Atterbury, Ind. from their respective headquarters in





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