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Marine Ospreys support Lightning out at sea

Cpl. Anne Henry, II Marine Expeditionary Force

As Marines and sailors have been working together to conduct an assessment of F-35B Lightning II integration into amphibious operations over the past two weeks, they are learning to overcome the challenges inherent in maintaining and resupplying one of the world’s most advanced pieces of military technology while out at sea. One key component of




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Jun

2015

Marine Corps Aircraft Maintainers keep Lightning II in sky during OT-1

Pfc. Remington Hall, Headquarters Marine Corps

Vertical landings, low observability, X-ray vision helmets and laser tracking systems are just a few pieces of space-age technology incorporated in the Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II. The tactical power of this 21st Century jet is another example of how Marine Corps aviation is evolving. But it takes more than one Marine in the cockpit to keep




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2015

MARSOC enablers participate in Tactical Skills Package

Sgt. Donovan Lee, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

Being an operational and tactical force multiplier is central to what a Special Operations Forces enabler does. These Marines and sailors, whose specialties range from intelligence to logistics, serve alongside critical skills operators in the most extreme situations and when it comes to core and combat skills they must gain and maintain




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Jun

2015

Marines fly Secretary of Defense over Straits of Malacca

Cpl. Ryan Mains, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and his staff flew with U.S. Marines aboard an MV-22B Osprey to survey the Straits of Malacca off the coast of Singapore, May 29.The visit to Singapore and observation of one of the most important shipping lanes in the world was part of the Secretary of Defense’s attendance of the 14th International Institute for




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2015

ARFF Marines test skills

Lance Cpl. Samantha Torres, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marines with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort put their skills to the test as they rotate teams putting out fuel fires on a model jet, May 28."We do training fires once a month to train for possible fuel fires and other emergencies on the flight line," said Cpl. Damien Sanders, a crew chief with




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Jun

2015

Marines conduct house-to-house, street-to-street training

Cpl. Michael Dye, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines and sailors patrolled the streets of the villagewhile being swarmed by locals demanding the arrest of a known cartel member whois being treated at the local clinic. The patrol enters the village center whenseveral shots are fired at them from an unknown enemy.  The Marines jump into action, ready tolocate, close with and destroy the




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2015

Marines conduct night ordnance load on F-35B at sea

Cpl. Anne Henry, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with various units worked together to accomplish an ordnanceload and unload on the F-35B Lightning II as the first operational testof the aircraft winds down aboard USS Wasp May 27, 2015. For the past two weeks, Marines and sailors have been working togetherto assess the integration of the F-35B into amphibious operations. The ordnance




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Jun

2015

Marines from 1/7 attend Pre-Scout Sniper Course

Lance Cpl. Danielle Rodigues, 1st Marine Division

Blending in with tall dry grass and patches of greenery, the stalkerwas indistinguishable to the pair of binoculars that were searching forhim. Cpl. Fouad Cherair’s movements were slow and steady as he loaded amagazine into his weapon and prepared to fire. Off to the right of thetwo Marines who were trying to detect Cherair, the unexpected shot




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Jun

2015

Pegasus in the sky: HMH-463 conducts transportation operations for Exercise Predator Walk

Cpl. Reba James, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

U.S. Marines with Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, MarineRotational Force – Darwin, conducted refueling and transport operations withtwo CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters May 22 at Mount Bundy Training Area, NorthernTerritory, Australia.The CH-53E’s picked up and transported approximately 140Marines from Robertson Barracks and transported them to




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Jun

2015

Operational Reach 2015 war game tests future Corps’ operations

Pfc. David Staten, Defense Media Activity

Fifty subject matter experts from the four services of theU.S. Armed Forces, as well as representatives from the United Kingdom andAustralia, are scheduled to conduct the Operational Reach 2015 war game at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, from June 1-5.During the war game, the Marine Corps and Navy will identify critical energy-basedcapability





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