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Apr

2014

Coalition forces enhance leadership skills during noncommissioned officer symposium

Cpl. Cody Haas, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

Multinational noncommissioned officers with Task Force Belleau Wood enhanced their leadership skills during a Coalition Committed and Engaged Leadership Symposium aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, April 20.  Task Force Belleau Wood is comprised of approximately 3,400 Marines as well as a multitude of NATO International Security Assistance Force




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Apr

2014

Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand province

Cpl. Joseph Scanlan, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

As the majority of Camp Leatherneck’s residents were still asleep one typical Thursday morning, infantrymen with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, reinforced with Afghan commandos, prepared to depart friendly lines, April 17.  Their two-day mission was to disrupt lethal enemy aid and to search three compounds of interest in an




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Apr

2014

13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Returns Home After Eight-Month Deployment

Sgt. Jennifer Pirante, PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii

After eight months at sea conducting theater security cooperation exercises with foreign nations throughout the Western Pacific and the Middle East, Marines and Sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (BOXARG) are slated to wrap up their Western Pacific deployment and head home to San Diego, Calif.,




23

Apr

2014

13th MEU Homecoming

Courtesy Story, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), embarked upon the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (BOXARG), will return to its home base at Camp Pendleton, April 24, 2014.  The 13th MEU departed San Diego Aug. 24, 2013, for an eight month western pacific deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.  During the deployment the Marines trained




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Apr

2014

Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Montgomery, Ala.

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

As an administrative specialist for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Pfc. D’Vonte Robinson is seen and rarely heard. But walk past his barracks room in the evening, and you might mistake him for the radio.  From an early age, the 18-year-old Marine from Montgomery, Ala., learned to express himself through music. Raised with strong ties to his




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Apr

2014

MCEITS aces its first command cyber readiness inspection

Jim Katzaman, MCSC Corporate Communications, April 23, 2014

All Marines benefit from the excellent rating given to Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services in its first command cyber readiness inspection. The results ensure the viability and security of Marines' pay, promotion and training systems so the warfighters can focus on their primary mission.




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Apr

2014

Aim center, hit center: Corps' top shooters compete in 2014 Marine Corps Match Championships

Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

In the cold, windy rain, Marines tried to keep a stable position as they held a 17-pound rifle and aimed for center mass. Hitting center mass wasn’t always the outcome, but few Marines were able to gain stability and earned gold, silver and bronze medals.  The Marine Corps’ top shooters from around the world gathered at the Weapons Training




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Apr

2014

H&HS gets back to basics

Lance Cpl. Owen Kimbrel, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron participated in a squadron hike aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 18.   Marines received classes and fired various weapons at Carlos Hathcock Range after covering two miles of a five mile hike.   “We wanted to get everybody together and get some quality [physical training]




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Apr

2014

Sky-high security: JGSDF showcases latest air-defense systems with U.S. forces

Cpl. Natalie Rostran, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan

Marines with Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, hosted Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members with the 15th Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment who showcased new air-defense equipment April 16 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.   The event afforded the Marines, alongside U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment




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Apr

2014

Tips for summer PCS with success

Cpl. Brian A. Stevens, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

Many Marines with families are slated to permanently change station in the upcoming summer months. Moving to and from an overseas duty station, such as Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, can be stressful and unfamiliar to even senior service members.  According to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sandy Alvarez, director of the station Installation





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