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Oct

2014

31st MEU Marines visit Bataan Death March Memorial following PHIBLEX '15

Lance Cpl. Robert D. Williams Jr., 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Blood, sweat, tears, agony and pain,The Bataan Death March is defined by these words. An 80-mile march destroyed thousands of lives and ruined families. To honor those, who are no longer here is never to forget.Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit visited the Bataan Death March Memorial at Capas National Shrine, Capas, the Philippines,




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Oct

2014

Forager Fury III comes to close

Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Despite the eye of Typhoon Vonfgong passing by Guam with winds estimated at 105 miles per hour on Oct. 6, Forager Fury III on Andersen Air Force Base was still  a marked success.An estimated 1,300 personnel participated in Forager Fury III, a Marine Corps led exercise, which emphasized unit level tactical aviation and aviation ground support to




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Oct

2014

Marines remember Battle of Peleliu during 70th anniversary

Cpl. Drew Tech, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Combat Logistics Detachment 379 participated in the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu Sept. 15 during a ceremony at the Peleliu Elementary School in the Republic of Palau.The Marines with CLD-379 and the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band attended the ceremony as active duty Marine Corps representatives to pay homage to the




02

Oct

2014

Forager Fury III flies through half-way point

Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine aircraft squadrons, who arrived in Guam to participate in excercise Valiant Shield 2014, pushed on to conduct Forager Fury III and have now reached their official half-way point on schedule, meeting their training objectives.Forager Fury III is an overarching training exercise, which began on Sept. 24 and is scheduled to end Oct. 6,




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Sep

2014

Forager Fury III kicks off on Tinian

Cpl. David Walters, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Approximately 1,300 service members and personnel from U.S. Armed Forces units began Exercise Forager Fury III at Guam and Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Sept. 24, 2014. Forager Fury is a Marine Corps-led exercise involving a full spectrum of fixed wing and rotary aircraft operations.The exercise has a heavy emphasis on




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Sep

2014

Valiant Shield Shows Positive Impact on Tinian

Staff Sgt. Warren Peace, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Citizens of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, say Exercise Valiant Shield 2014 is boosting their economy, creating part-time jobs and building lasting relationships.About 450 members from the U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Guam National Guard are on Tinian as of Sept. 18 for VS14. U.S. forces use Tinian’s airfields for




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Sep

2014

Recon Marines infiltrate beach, conduct raid

Cpl. Lena Wakayama, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Reconnaissance Marines conducted a simulated limited scale raid Sept. 20 at U.S. Naval Base Guam during Exercise Valiant Shield 2014.The goal of the raid is to neutralize a command and control cell in order to aid a company of infantry Marines seize an airfield.The Marines, with 3rd Recon Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary




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Sep

2014

Support keeps artillery firing

Sgt. Matthew Manning, Marine Corps Installations Pacific

With any military operation or exercise, logistical planning is required for both troops and equipment to function at full potential.For the Marines with the administrative logistics ordnance command, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, meeting the logistical requirements of the three artillery batteries operating in the Yausubetsu Maneuver Area




08

Sep

2014

Logistics Marines support large-scale exercise across Okinawa

Lance Cpl. Tyler Giguere, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Nightshift Marines anxiously approach their relief for a much needed turnover of duties. The Marines on dayshift prepare for upcoming challenges as the weary nightshift looks forward to some much needed rest before this scenario plays out again. This continuous cycle of shifts is a necessary part of the island wide Exercise Ulchi Freedom




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Sep

2014

Air to Ground: Marine Corps Rappelling, Part 2

Lance Cpl. Isaac Ibarra, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines rappelled, fast-roped and performed Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction training as part of the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques Course Aug. 19-20 at the Central Training Area near Camp Hansen, Okinawa.The 11-day course is broken up into two segments. The first is tower week, where the students first familiarize themselves with the