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Sep

2015

Best defense: ‘Warlords’ prepare to hold line

Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, 10th Marine Regiment

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment conducted defensive operation drills to prepare for possible enemy assaults with a variety of weapons, equipment and fortifications during a deployment for training exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 15 and 16, 2015. “We’re in our defensive positions waiting for enemy




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Sep

2015

1st Recon building brotherhood, basics

Cpl. Tony Simmons, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines withCompany A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducted weaponsfamiliarization training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept9, 2015. The exercisewas used to build basic infantry skills for an upcoming deployment with aMarine Expeditionary Unit. A MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force comprised




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Sep

2015

Marines leave lasting memory for city of Scottsdale

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, Defense Media Activity

Marines and Scottsdale residents gathered for the unveiling of the Marine Week Phoenix mural at the Scottsdale Civic Library, Sept. 12, 2015.Five Marine artists worked for nearly a week in temperatures upwards of 100 degrees to finish the mural celebrating relationships built during the week between the Corps and the people of the greater Phoenix




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Sep

2015

Arizona State University learns art, science of Marine Corps leadership

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps Leadership Seminar came to Arizona State University, Sept. 11, 2015. The Seminar was an event supporting Marine Week Phoenix, which aims to connect the Corps with the people of the greater Phoenix area.“Gen. Joeseph Dunford, while serving as the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, tasked me to create a program to speak to




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Sep

2015

ASU's day with Marines

Sgt. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps visited Arizona State University, Sept. 10, 2015 as part of Marine Week Phoenix. The students were given the chance to see a UH-1Y Huey and AH-1W Super Cobra landing at ASU Tempe Campus. After the helicopter landings the students had the opportunity to interact with the pilots and their aircraft.“Watching the helicopters touch down




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Sep

2015

Marines pay visit to Phoenix VA Hospital

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, Defense Media Activity

Marines and sailors visited veterans at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Sept. 10, 2015.The event was part of Marine Week Phoenix, which brings the Corps to the city and surrounding areas.“I was surprised by this event,” said 1st Sgt. Cecilio Vallejoi (Ret). “It is a real treat to see all these young men an women wearing the




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Sep

2015

Marines, Phoenix residents officially begin Marine Week

Sgt. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps came together to officially start Marine Week Phoenix during an opening ceremony conducted at Civic Space Park, Sept. 9, 2015.The Marines began the ceremony with a performance conducted by Marine Band San Diego followed by a presentation of the colors by a mounted color guard.“This week we salute all our Marines, young and old as




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Sep

2015

Marines wake up Phoenix

Sgt. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

Community member’s mornings were stirred by the sound of a lone Marine bugler at Civic Space Park, Phoenix, Sept. 9, 2015. The Corps provided their wake-up call as part of the opening for Marine Week Phoenix.“Events like this are important because they show the community what the Marine Corps does,” said Lance Cpl. Dakota Barricks, with 11 A




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Sep

2015

Marine Soccer Team kicks off Marine Week with soccer match vs University of Arizona

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, Defense Media Activity

The All-Marine soccer team visited the University of Arizona for a tour of their sports facilities and an exhibition soccer match, Sept. 9. 2015. The event was the first the All-Marine soccer team supported as part of Marine Week Phoenix.“This is huge military town,” said Greg Burns, the athletic director of the University of Arizona. “We