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Feb

2016

Marines with HMH-464 load CH-53Es in preparation for Operation Cold Response

Pfc. Nicholas Baird, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Getting ready to battle the cold in Norway, Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 prepared for Operation Cold Response 2016 by loading CH-53E Super Stallions into a massive C-5 Galaxy at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Feb. 3.Loading the disassembled aircraft onto the C-5, the Marines closely monitored the giant heavy-lift




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Feb

2016

MARSOC corpsman awarded Silver Star

Sgt. Lia Gamero, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

Petty Officer 2nd Class Alejandro Salabarria, a corpsman with 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, was awarded the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony at Stone Bay, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 5, 2016 for his actions in Afghanistan.Salabarria, a Miami




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Feb

2016

Marines with HMLA-267 support Scorpion Fire

Lance Cpl. Harley Robinson, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 took part in exercise Scorpion Fire 1-16 on and near Naval Air Facility El Centro, California, Jan. 25 to Feb. 5, 2016. The Marines with HMLA-267 conducted close air support and live-fire training with simulated targets.“We were one of the aviation players that played a role in the integrated




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Feb

2016

Task Force Al Taqaddum: Role of U.S. troops during operations in Anbar Province

Sgt. Ricardo Hurtado, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Things have changed a bit around Al Taqaddum Air Base in Iraq since the 2011 withdraw of U.S. troops in the Anbar province. What once was a busy hub for aircraft coming in to scatter the area with military personnel now seems far more subtle in its footprint.The Iraqi military installation now houses different components of the Iraqi Security




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Feb

2016

Marines conduct aircraft recovery training

Cpl. Neysa Huertas, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

The retrieval of downed aircraft is a dangerous, but crucial task for the Marines of Marine Wing Support Squadron 274.The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing unit honed their skills during an aircraft retrieval training exercise at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, Feb. 2.Aircraft rescue and firefighting Marines, heavy equipment operators, bulk




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Feb

2016

2nd TSB hones skills during Tactical Operations Package

Cpl. Joey Mendez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion participated in the tactical operations package from Battle Skills Training School, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, from Jan. 5 through Feb. 5, 2016.The course is conducted to refresh Marines from military occupational specialties on infantry-related




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Feb

2016

2nd LAAD Battalion conquers Mountain Ex

Cpl. Jason Jimenez, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

More than 800 Marines hiked atop the Sierra Mountains, in the midst of whistling winds, snow up to their knees and temperatures cold enough to mold icicles during Mountain Exercise 1-16 for cold weather training at U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California, Jan. 4-23.Of those 800 Marines, Nearly 80 were 2nd Low




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Feb

2016

CLR-25 upholds capabilities during CPX

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 25 sustained unit operability with a command post exercise across Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 2.The exercise was stood up as a pre-cursor to the II Marine Expeditionary Force CPX, while assessing the capabilities of the elements within 2nd Marine Logistics Group and its regiments to be ready to support




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Feb

2016

New medical training bridges gap between aircrew, care providers

Cpl. Jonathan Boynes, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Cultivating a well trained and highly educated force allows the Marine Corps to keep pace with the unpredictable and evolving geo-political landscape. The educators, mentors, and leaders charged with developing America’s premiere fighting force must continually rely on their ingenuity and experience to preserve this world-renowned standard of




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Feb

2016

JGSDF shoot 81mm mortars, impress Pendleton Marines

Cpl. Garrett White, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers conducted a live-fire mortar range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb 1, 2016.The training event was a part of Exercise Iron Fist, the largest bilateral exercise conducted by I Marine Expeditionary Force, which is aimed at improving the combined amphibious operation





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