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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




27

Feb

2013

Marine bodybuilder gives advice on pull-ups

Cpl. Michael Ito, NEW ORLEANS

Maj. Ann Bernard’s philosophy on improving pull-ups is simple: training hard means training smart, focused and with intensity.     With the Marine Corps transitioning pull-ups into the female physical fitness test repertoire, the exercise is more in the spotlight than ever. According to ALMAR 046/12, as of January 1, 2013, female Marines have the




20

Feb

2013

Active shooter offers test, preparation, rather than bullets

Cpl. Michael Ito, NEW ORLEANS

Marine Forces Reserve stepped up its readiness and safety measures here, as it prepared more than 1,200 personnel assigned to the Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans for emergency situations that might arise.     “Our most valuable asset is our people,” said Lt. Col. Brian Hardy, commanding officer of Headquarters Battalion, MARFORRES. “We




06

Feb

2013

Marine Forces Reserve stands out

Sgt. Ray Lewis, NEW ORLEANS

There’s an old Marine Corps adage that says, “Marines are forged with a drive for excellence and a healthy dose of competitive spirit.”  The Marines and sailors of Marine Forces Reserve showed their drive and spirit, as two of the major subordinate commands, 4th Marine Logistics Group and 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, were each recently recognized.




13

Dec

2012

The Journey of a Toys for Tots Toy!

Cpl. Michael Ito, NEW ORLEANS

Ted is a teddy bear. He was donated to the Toys for Tots program so he could change the life of a child that would have otherwise not had a Christmas. He will inspire more than one child though, because he is the main character of Rebecca Varicak’s new children’s book, “The Journey of a Toys for Tots Toy!”  “The Journey of a Toys for Tots Toy!” was




15

Nov

2012

Boots on the ground: Marines participate in bicentennial parade

Cpl. MIchael Ito, NEW ORLEANS

“Atten-hut!” The Marines snapped their heels together, preparing for the march ahead of them. They were formed in four platoons, supported by four vehicles and led by their commanding officer.  “Right face!” Guidons whipped in the wind as the Marines waited to step off. Sgt. Maj. Eric Kuhns, battalion sergeant major for Headquarters Battalion,




14

Nov

2012

Marines embrace motorcycle safety

Cpl. Michael Ito, NEW ORLEANS

Safety is the one thing you can’t afford to ignore. That’s the advice of Master Sgt. Tim Murphy, the motor transport operations chief for Marine Forces Reserve and the president of the Motorcycle Mentorship Program for MARFORRES.  “This program accomplishes many things,” said Murphy. “Firstly, it’s commandant-directed. But besides that, it allows




31

Oct

2012

Marines help save 14 New Yorkers trapped by Hurricane Sandy

Cpl. Michael Ito, BROOKLYN, N.Y.

Winds, close to 80 mph, whipped the 14-foot floodwaters through the streets of New York Monday night as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the city. During the height of the storm, a detective from the New York Police Department approached the duty noncommissioned officer of 6th Communications Battalion, Force Headquarters Group in Brooklyn, N.Y., and




29

Oct

2012

Unit Deployment Program provides Marines with valuable skills

Cpl. Michael Ito, NEW ORLEANS

Gunnery Sgt. Raoul P. Sheridan has deployed before. He’s been to the cities and deserts of Iraq, where he provided fire support for Marines. But his last deployment was unlike any other.  He found himself sweating in more than 90 percent humidity, freezing at night when the temperatures dropped below minus five degrees Fahrenheit. He hiked