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2015

7th Regiment maintains combat readiness

Lance Cpl. Julio McGraw, Defense Media Activity

Smoke rises from the ground and tear gas billows out of canisters, engulfing the Marines of 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. Riflemen settle into fighting holes, amidst cold winds and harsh desert conditions, while quickly equipping their gas masks.Marines with 7th Marine Regiment participated in the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation




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Jan

2015

Paving the Way: TF Al Asad Trains Iraqi Army in CIED Drills

Cpl. Carson Gramley, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, Task Force Al Asad, facilitated a counter improvised explosive device class for members of the Iraqi Army to teach them basic IED reaction and mitigation skills at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2015.Coalition forces have initiated a six-week program




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Jan

2015

Striding in rememberance of Bataan Death March

Sgt. Maj. Justin LeHew, Defense Media Activity

Sgt. Maj. Justin LeHew, the Sergeant Major of Training and Education Command at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.,  reflects on his completion of the 25th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March, held at White Sands Missile Range,New Mexico. He and  Maj. Gen. James W. Lukeman, Commanding General of TECOM, will be taking part in this year's memorial event




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Jan

2015

VMAQT-1 hosts Airman, trains flying the Marine Corps way

Cpl. J. R. Heins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

With the help of a few well-trained Marines, one officer has changed his tune from “Into the wild blue yonder,” to “From the Halls of Montezuma,” at least for a while.Air Force Capt. Jason D. Larish traded Air Force blue for olive drab green, joining Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1 in October 2014 to begin a three-year




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Jan

2015

VMA-223 naval aviators hone landing skills aboard USS Kearsarge

Cpl. J. R. Heins, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Pilots with Marine Attack Squadron 223 continued integration training with the crew of the USS Kearsarge Jan. 20, building the squadron’s proficiency for operations at sea.The squadron, which is scheduled for deployment as part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit later this year, coordinated with the Kearsarge to complete the initial




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Jan

2015

NATO Allies, Partner Nations and Marines complete Platinum Lion 15

Lance Cpl. Ryan Young, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

Marines and sailors with Black Sea Rotational Force spent the month of January alongside soldiers from the nations of Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania during Platinum Lion 15, a multi-nation training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.BSRF service members were placed in groups with their international counterparts and rotated through five




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Jan

2015

MARSOC Marines fine-tune Visit, Board, Search and Seizure skills

Sgt. Donovan Lee, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

Critical Skills Operators (CSO) with Company B, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, conducted Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) training, Jan. 5-16, at U.S. Naval Base Coronado, California.VBSS is a mission set conducted by MARSOC during maritime interdiction, designed to capture enemy




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Jan

2015

VMM-266 conducts unique aerial refuels in preparation for deployment

Cpl. Scott Whiting, II Marine Expeditionary Force

In preparation for their upcoming deployment, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 conducted aerial refuels with an Air Force KC-10 Extender aircraft, Jan. 15, above Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina.Next month the squadron is scheduled to deploy in support of Special Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response Africa. Part




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Jan

2015

Swift, silent, deadly: Force Recon breaks down doors

Cpl. Joshua Brown, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines and sailors with Force Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, conducted limited-skills raid exercises Jan. 16, at a range at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The limited-skills raids tested the Marines by combining several areas of reconnaissance training including breaching, room clearing and enemy detainment. Limited-skills raids are vital




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Jan

2015

TA updates raise bar for Marine students

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

The Marine Corps has updated regulations for tuition assistance in the 2015 fiscal year.Marines now have longer to apply before their class begins and more stringent grade policies, according to Marine Administrative Message 687/14.“This is such a great opportunity to be able to take advantage of,” said Jessika Fusco, education technician for the





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