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Lance Cpl. Ryan Mains, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
As the fuselage filled up with water, Staff Sgt. Mikal A. Bowman braced himself and took one last breath just before the water covered his face.“The first thing that was going through my mind was that I wanted it to be over,” said Bowman, a warehouse chief for Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. “It sucks doing it, but it
Cpl. Michael Dye, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Shots rang out through the combat town as the Marines continued to put rounds through their targets. Impact after impact, the bullets tore through the metal targets and disappeared into the vast expanse of the Dodge City range.Scout snipers with second and fourth Reconnaissance Battalions along with Marines from 2nd Marine Division and II Marine
1st Lt. Maida Kalic, Marine Forces Europe and Africa
Marines and Coast Guardsmen from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa worked alongside the Beninese Navy on Nov. 17-27. U.S. service members instructed Beninese Sailors on mechanical procedures, techniques and maintenance skills while conducting small boat maintenance on Honda BF225 outboard engines.“During our time
Master Sgt. Chad McMeen, Marine Forces Europe and Africa
One week after the November 30th Moldovan elections, pro-European parties maintained their majority in parliament, and a military unit hosted an anti-armor workshop with U.S. Marines in Balti, Moldova.“We had about 50 [Moldovan] soldiers from three or four different units around the country. We brought 15 Marines here. Some assault men and
Gate sentries are the first line of defense, not only for force protection but also for enforcement of base orders. A strong show of force not only deters potentially dangerous activity but it creates overall stability, safety and security for the base being protected.Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response -
Cpl. Drew Tech, III Marine Expeditionary Force
U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force troops simulated a movement to contact and assault on an objective Dec. 9-10 while participating in Forest Light 15-1 at the Oyanohara Training Area in Yamato, Japan.Forest Light is a routine, semi-annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japan military partnership, solidify regional security
Story by Lance Cpl. Tyler Giguere,
A field and an abandoned structure sustain an unknown, potentially dangerous, contamination leak. U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force service members hastily suit up in Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear in preparation for their mission. They rushed off to the contaminated zone to save lives and contain the leak, requiring both
Cpl. Reba James, Marine Wing Support Squadron 371
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 sharpened their security operation abilities during a four day pre-deployment security force training evolution that came to completion Wednesday at the Auxiliary Landing Field II, at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona. The objective of the exercise encompassed instructing and advising Marines in
Sgt. Jose D. Lujano, Defense Media Activity
According to an upcoming Marine administrative message, the Squad Leader Development Program will begin in 2015.The program will seek to improve and streamline how infantry squad leaders are trained, educated, and assigned within active component infantry battalions. The intent is to ensure our squad leaders are prepared for the challenges of
Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
Members of Marine Attack Squadron 231 performed field carrier landing practice with AV-8B Harriers at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Dec. 3.The squadron is slated to depart in the near future with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit where carrier landings play a key role in supporting the Aviation Combat Element of the MEU. Naval