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Sep

2014

Marine finds resilience, perseverance through competition

Cpl. Fareeza Ali, Defense Media Activity

Misconception may lead to thinking a terminally ill person as bedridden in a small, dimly lit hospital room with fluids being intravenously dripped in their arms, they would need assistance doing the simplest of tasks. Marine Staff Sgt. Jacob Rich, a wounded warrior athlete and 2014 Invictus Games medalist, proves the contrary.“A hundred percent




29

Sep

2014

Bullets don’t fly without 1st Supply

Lance Cpl. William Perkins, 1st Marine Logistics Group

Marines with Ammo Company, 1st Supply Battalion conducted a variety of live-fire ranges aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 15-18, 2014. The training was part of an annual exercise held by the ammo technicians to introduce or familiarize them with the weapon systems they support.The Marines learned to transport, employ, and




29

Sep

2014

PHIBLEX begins with a salute to partnership, friendship

Lance Cpl. Matt Myers, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. service members gathered for the opening ceremony of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 Sept. 29 at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Forces West Headquarters, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines.PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by U.S. Marine and Navy forces alongside




29

Sep

2014

Communication; Lifeblood of success

Pfc. Harley Thomas, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marines of Golf Company, call sign “Grizzly,” 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conducted combined-arms offensive and defensive maneuvers at the KR-5 live-fire range aboard Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa, Hawaii, Sept. 19, 2014.Marines with Grizzly are taking part in Island Viper, a training exercise meant to prepare them during their predeployment




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Sep

2014

Marines learn combat tactics in combined arms exercise

Sgt. Christopher Duncan, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Approximately 300 entry-level infantry Marines participated in a Company Integration Exercise at Range 408 on Camp Pendleton, Sept. 25.The event culminated a 52-day training course for the Marines of Company A, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-West, where instructors evaluated students on basic-infantry skills in a combined arms




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Sep

2014

Marianas native returns as a Marine

Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Lance Cpl. Edward Manibusan, Jr., from Koblerville, Saipan, grew up on a small island with small towns, few city lights and a lot of ocean. He enjoyed growing up on the peaceful paradise, but he always wanted more.“Ever since middle school it has been a dream to go out and see the world,” said Manibusan, a field wireman with Marine Wing Support




29

Sep

2014

Wounded Warriors on their road to recovery

Cpl. Jessica Quezada, Wounded Warrior Regiment

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.” ~Zig Ziglar, American author and motivational speaker. In any clime and place, Marines have persevered through almost every battle that forged this nation. The evolving battlefield has made modern-day warfare more technical, tactical




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Sep

2014

Marines take first in International Shooting Competition

Cpl. Cameron Storm, Defense Media Activity

The United States Marine Corps Shooting Team competed against service members from across Europe during the Royal Marine Operational Shooting Competition at Altcar Ranges near Hightown, England Sept. 8-18, 2014. Unlike most contests, the competition focuses on combat shooting situations rather than bull’s-eye competitions. In the Marine Corps,




26

Sep

2014

2014 Warrior Games begin

Cpl. Jessica Quezada, Wounded Warrior Regiment

Known for their elite charisma and adaptability, the Marines competing here for the 2014 Warrior Games take on the true meaning of Espirit De Corps. They have overcome obstacles on and off the battlefield and will now compete in eight Paralympic-style sports to fight for gold in the 2014 Warrior Games from Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, 2014.All gave some and




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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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