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2014

Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Bakersfield, California

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Corporal Freddy Cantu can spend hours at the gym pushing his body to its physical limits. For Cantu, keeping his body in peak physical condition is a priority and is what drives him to be bigger, faster, and stronger than any Marine in his unit.  In addition to being as strong as an ox, Cantu brings the same passion he has for physical fitness to




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Aug

2014

Recreational Shooting tournament for the CG's Cup

Sgt. Trevon Peracca, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Marines participated in a recreational shooting tournament during the 2014 USAA Commanding General’s Cup at the Base Skeet and Trap Range, here, Aug 20-22.  More than 30 three to four man teams competed in trap shooting, where clay targets, commonly known as pigeons, are hurled from a launcher and in skeet shooting, where two targets are pitched in




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Aug

2014

Honoring the Fallen

Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -

The engine of a hearse hums. The door creaks as it opens. White-gloved hands grip the casket, covered by the American flag, on either side. The casket is slowly marched to its final resting place. As the rifle volley sends a ringing boom echoing throughout the cemetery, a solemn silence sets in. This signals the bugle call known all too well by




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Aug

2014

Commanding General's Cup, Falcons vs Standard Bearers

Sgt. Trevon S. Peracca, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

The Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Falcons won their opening game with a 19-8 victory over the 1st Marine Division, Headquarters Battalion Standard Bearers at the Paige Fieldhouse football field, here, Aug 26.  The first quarter began with a chest bumping game for field positioning. The Falcons started with a solid passing game. Falcons




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2014

Edson Range brings in 2nd female PMI in history

Cpl. Tyler Viglione, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., - Marines are all trained to be riflemen from the beginning of recruit training, and it takes talented instructors to teach rifle fundamentals. One Marine at Edson Range holds the honor of being the second female to hold this important position, in the historically male dominant role.  Sgt. Erin M. Fay,




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Aug

2014

RS Milwaukee conducts first Dining Out

Sgt. Tia M. Nagle, BROWN DEER, Wis.

The mess night traces its history back through centuries of military culture and traditions.  From the fierce Vikings to the Roman Legions, these traditions have been passed down to modern day Marines. Marine Corps Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s annual mess night is normally an event strictly for the Marines of the unit and special guests.  This




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Aug

2014

Reserve Marines demonstrate personnel recovery methods to Slovenian soldiers

Cpl. Codey Underwood, VIPAVA, Slovenia

During the expected chaos of combat, Marines are unfortunately killed without regard to their rank or military status. The casualties, when pronounced ‘killed in action’ are removed from the battlefield and returned to their respective families by a group of highly trained Marines who specialize in the processing of human remains.   Marines with




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Aug

2014

Cherry Point safety personnel urge residents to keep roads safe as school year begins

Lance Cpl. Unique Roberts, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Students are taking their first steps into the schoolhouse, as summer comes to a close at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Whether they are walking to school, riding the bus or riding a bicycle, it is important for motorists to stay alert to help maintain a safe environment at the air station for children traveling to school.  It is




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Aug

2014

War of 1812 undaunted legacy memorialized

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, BLADENSBURG, Maryland

The National Capitol Region, the area encompassing the limestone monuments and structures of the central hub of democratic leadership known as Washington. Only two centuries ago, the small, Southern Maryland town of Bladensburg was in the War of 1812. Marines, soldiers, sailors and militiamen tried to hold off more than 4,000 hardened British




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Aug

2014

Colours of the Corps

Cpl. Henry J. Antenor, CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan

What if you were born outside of the United States and lived a part of your childhood – or all of it – in the Philippines? Or maybe Brazil is where you called home. If not the Philippines, or Brazil, how does Rwanda sound? The list goes on; the Defense Manpower Data Center estimates that about 35,000 non-citizens currently serve in the U.S. active





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