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29

Apr

2016

Considerate cannoneers: Backstory to bombardment

Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Cray, III Marine Expeditionary Force

If an artillery round explodes but no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The Marines of 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment hope to test that question as accurately as possible over the course of a quarterly exercise in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, next month.The exercise, called the Artillery Relocation and Training Program, is intended




27

Apr

2016

Keeping "Birds" in sky

Cpl. William Hester, III Marine Expeditionary Force

When the morning dew begins to dampen the grass fields in between runways, there are some Marines already at work. The sound of clanging metal rings through the air as they inventory their tools. Sleepy-eyed, these aircraft maintainers sweep the flight line for debris and obstruction, quietly carrying out a profession responsible for the success of




23

Feb

2016

Spring deployment: Marines, Navy take to the water during integration training

Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Dyer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

“A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons.”The Marines and Navy come a long way since Navy Adm. David D. Porter penned those words to Col. John Harris, the commandant of the Marine Corps, in 1863. Naval ships are no longer made of iron armor backed by wood, and Marines no longer fire muzzle-loaded weapons, but the relationship




18

Feb

2016

Cobra Gold 16: naval opportunities for Osprey

Lance Cpl. Jessica Etheridge, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 land a MV-22B Osprey on the USS Ashland (LSD 48), during Cobra Gold 16 at Utapao, Thailand, February 16, 2016.The MV-22B Osprey is a joint service multi-role combat aircraft capable of moving troops or cargo.“With its rotors in the vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a




13

Jan

2016

Fires in Fuji

Cpl. Janessa Pon, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Humvees crunch over a gravel road, bounding over bumps and dips before halting in a column facing a steep, distant, mountain. Marines had arrived at the staging area where they would prepare to conduct night-fire engagements. The sun set deep behind the mountain’s peak and the muzzle flash of weapons fire illuminated the otherwise blackness of




6

Nov

2015

Fallen Marines in Nepal helicopter crash honored at U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu

Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Vought, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Security Guards serving at the U.S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal, came together with State Department and Marine Corps leadership, Nov. 6, 2015, to honor the six Marines killed while saving lives after multiple earthquakes struck Nepal in May. The six Marines, along with two Nepalese Army Liaison soldiers and five injured Nepalese civilians,




29

Jul

2015

5th ANGLICO jumps into Talisman Sabre 15, Hamel 15

Cpl. William Hester, III Marine Expeditionary Force

For the first time in the unit’s history, 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company is able to insert into an area via parachute.The 5th ANGLICO, III Marine Expeditionary Force, achieved that capability by dropping a four-man team, assisted by Marine parachute riggers from 3rd Air Delivery, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III MEF, over Shoalwater Bay




24

Jul

2015

JSDF, Marines train for disasters

Lance Cpl. Daniel Jean-Paul, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Marines with Marine Corps Installations Pacific and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, worked alongside the Japan Self-Defense Force and Okinawa Emergency Services in the Churashima Rescue Exercise July 23, at Camp Naha, Okinawa, Japan.The annual exercise, hosted by the 15th Brigade,




13

Jul

2015

KMEP 15-11 concludes with culminating event

Lance Cpl. Samantha Villarreal, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines test their knowledge of military operations in urban terrain during the culminating event of Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-11 in Pohang, May 16, 2015.During the course of KMEP 15-11, ROK and U.S. Marines exchanged law enforcement techniques, tactics and procedures while enhancing relations across the Korean




6

Jul

2015

Troops open lines of communication from behind scenes

Lance Cpl. Samantha Villarreal, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Few plans survive contact with the enemy. No plan survives without a group of men and women standing behind the scenes tying all units together into a cohesive whole.In order for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 to adhere to the commanders’ plans, U.S. Marines with 7th Communication Battalion established communication channels in Australia before the





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