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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




08

Aug

2013

2nd, 4th CEB and 8th ESB Marines complete first Reserve Sapper Course

Cpl. Marcin Platek, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C

Sappers, or combat-engineer specialists, have been part of military history for more than 28 centuries.   From digging trenches to destroy fortifications of the Assyrian Army’s enemies, to building the fortifications for the Romans and fighting in every American conflict, the Sapper became a prestigious title recognized in the same ranks as special




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Aug

2013

2nd, 4th CEB, and 8th ESB Marines participate in Sapper Leaders Course urban demolition range

Cpl. Marcin Platek, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

As a stack of Marines moved up to the target, the blanket man holding a shrapnel-protective blast blanket moved up to what he calculated was a safe standoff. As he unrolled the blanket, the breacher and assistant breacher moved up to the target and placed the charge.   After the charge had been primed, they moved behind the blanket man and




09

Jul

2013

Marines trade in tanks for MRAPs during rollover training

Cpl. John M. McCall, TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Marines with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division participated in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Egress Training at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center here June 21. Marines were able to practice the necessary techniques to survive a vehicle rollover, as part of Integrated Training Exercise 4-13, a cornerstone of the Marine Air





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