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Apr

2015

Marines rehearse critical EOD, CBRN, joint training

Lance Cpl. Janessa Pon, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Sirens screech as two figures fully loaded with safety equipment breeze through the hazy, clouded air. With voices muffled behind gas masks, they shout instructions to each other as they entered the gas chamber, a simulated site of a leaking ordnance package. Marines performed leak, seal, package and decontamination procedures April 21 at the gas




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Apr

2015

ROK-U.S. Marines coordinate fire during exercise

Cpl. Drew Tech, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company completed integrated fire support coordination and close air support training with Republic of Korea Marines March 23-28 at Susungri Range and Pilsung Range in South Korea.The training is part of Korea Marine Exchange Program 15-14.2, a combined training event, which strengthens and enhances




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Apr

2015

Commandant of Marine Corps speaks with Okinawa-based personnel

Cpl. Lena Wakayama, Defense Media Activity

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. and the Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green spoke with Marines and sailors March 24 and 25 at installations across Okinawa, Japan.Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. and the Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green spoke with Marines and sailors March




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Mar

2015

12th Marine Regiment maneuvers through Dragon Fire Exercise 15-2

Lance Cpl. William Hester, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Rain falls for 18 hours straight onto the rocky, uninhabitable terrain in the Pohakuloa Training Area while Marines rush to break down their combat operations center. Marines start before the sun rises above the Pacific, highlighting the hills and volcanic rock as it rises to meet them 6,000 feet above sea level on the “big island”, Kona, and they




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Mar

2015

Marines enforce energy warrior ethos

Lance Cpl. Brittany A. James, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Marines and sailors with III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installations Pacific gathered together to discuss the importance of saving energy in the workplace and at home Feb. 26 during an interactive briefing at the Camp Foster Theater, Okinawa.The briefing discussed future energy efficiencies are possible throughout the Marine




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Feb

2015

Battalion Assault Course: Culminating Event for ITX 2-15

Lance Cpl. William Hester, Defense Media Activity

Marines from Japan, Hawaii and every corner of the United States have spent countless, draining hours in the extreme conditions of the Mojave Desert for the culminating event of Integrated Training Exercise 2-15, the Battalion Assault Course.Marines from multiple units conducted back-to-back courses involving every element of the Marine Air-Ground




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Feb

2015

Survival, spiders, cobras in Thailand

Cpl. Isaac Ibarra, III Marine Expeditionary Force

My journey begins on a small island named Okinawa, south of mainland Japan. I’ve been stationed there as a Marine for close to nine months now and, finally, got the chance to deploy.I received orders to support exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand -- a country I’ve always wanted to visit. Soon thereafter, I stepped off a plane in Utapao, Thailand. I was




11

Feb

2015

MPF responds to Cobra Gold 15

Courtesy Story, II Marine Expeditionary Force

The maritime prepositioning ship, U.S. Naval Ship Pililaau, sails across the pacific ocean February 6 with equipment and supplies for exercise Cobra Gold 2015 in Thailand.The Pililaau is one of many ships which make up the Marine Corps' Maritime Prepositioning Force. The MPF provides the Marine Air-Ground Task Force essential equipment and supplies




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Feb

2015

Ground Combat Element brings big guns for ITX 2-15

Lance Cpl. William Hester, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Crisp, desert air greets the early rising Marines of Alpha Battery, as they prepare themselves and their M777A2 lightweight 155 mm howitzers for the long, draining day ahead. Digging holes for the “feet” of their weapon systems, and moving rounds that weigh near 80 pounds to different areas on the firing line is common during the average day of a




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Jan

2015

Futenma Marines rehearse arrested landing safety procedures

Lance Cpl. Janessa K. Pon, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Marines executed arrested landing safety training Jan. 9 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.The Marines are expeditionary airfield systems technicians with Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron, MCAS Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan.In an arrested landing, either a safety barrier or other equipment,





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