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Military police train forces to augment base security

Lance Cpl. Kimberlyn Adams, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

The Provost Marshall’s Office, with the assistance of the Marine Corps Police Academy West, conducted a two-week security augment force (SAF) training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, June 22 to July 2.During the first week of training, service members learned arrest techniques, defensive tactics, and how to properly use hand




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2015

Marines on target with F-35 live-weapons release

Cpl. Alissa Schuning, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, also known as the “Green Knights,” conducted the first F-35B operational ordnance expenditures June 22 to 26.Pilots employed the ordnance in Restricted Area 2507 in southeastern California.A total of 14 pilots used six F-35Bs to employ both inert and high-explosive munitions. In total, 18 Guided Bomb Unit




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2015

Interservice rifle competition comes to a close, shooters make mark

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

The 54th Interservice Rifle Championship wrapped up July 1, at Marine Corps Base Quantico.During the competition, shooters from across the Department of Defense competed in a myriad of matches consisting of individual and team scored shoots, varying from distances between 200 – 1,000 yards. “These are all the best military shooters,” said Col.




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2015

SECNAV announces new maternity leave policy

the Office of the Chief of Information, Defense Media Activity

Secretary Ray Mabus triples maternity leave: 18 weeks for women in the Navy and Marine Corps.July 2, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that effective immediately, women who serve in the Navy and Marine Corps will have 18 weeks of maternity leave available to use during the first year of her child's life. "In the Navy and the Marine Corps,




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2015

Shooting team selects few, proud

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

Mastery of marksmanship is one of the fundamental traits of a military member. It allows the warrior to accurately hit their target from known and unknown distances.Some marksmen in the military, such as the members of the Marine Corps Shooting Team, have taken it upon themselves to take their skills to the next level and compete against other




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Jul

2015

Counter Intel is looking for a few good Marines

Lance Cpl. Jonah Lovy, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

Calling all Marines who are looking to reenlist but desire a change of pace from their current military occupational specialty. Marines who desire travel and adventure in their career should look no further than the counter intelligence job field.




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2015

Northern Edge 2015; Reserve, National Guard, active-duty units work together

Cpl. Thor Larson, III Marine Expeditionary Force

As with all training and operational events, the U.S. military would not be successful without a total force and joint effort, and Northern Edge 2015 is no different.Reserve units such as the 507th Air Refueling Wing, based out of Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and the 459th Air Refueling Wing, based out of Andrews AFB, Maryland, are vital to the




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Jul

2015

Gators on track with the 31st MEU

Cpl. Ryan Mains, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The hatches of the AAV-P7/A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicles are closed, engines are rumbling and the blue vastness of the Pacific ocean is visible from the opening of the well deck of the USS Ashland (LSD 48). Once given the signal, the AAV’s push forward off the edge of the ramp, splashing into the water. It seems counterintuitive for the bulky,




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2015

Joint Forces participate in Northern Edge 2015

Cpl. Thor Larson, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Approximately 6,000 U.S. military personnel from the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard, are participating in exercise Northern Edge 2015.Northern Edge 2015 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise for practicing operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of airmen,




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2015

Marines conduct simulated airfield seizure

Cpl. Tyler Giguere, III Marine Expeditionary Force

High in the sky, chutes opened wide as men and women parachuted onto an enemy airfield. After quickly grouping together, the engineers seized the surrounding location and pushed on to establish a presence on the runways. Combat engineer mine sweepers moved in while other combat engineers set up an area of fire. With the area secure, engineers





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