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2014

Coach gives back to Wounded Warrior Regiment through sports

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

The Wounded Warrior Regiment dedicates itself to ensuring troops receive rehabilitation and recovery for injuries sustained during military service. Some have chosen to volunteer with the regiment to support the Marines and help raise their spirits.Elvin Chandra has chosen to contribute to this effort by bringing them together through volleyball.




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2014

Uncommon Valor A Common Virtue: Amputee conquers disability

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

Like many of the Marines of the Wounded Warrior Regiment, Joshua Smith is an amputee. But like most Marines, Smith tells an uncommon story that brings him together with other Marines.While on recruiting duty, Smith lost his limb during a shotgun accident at home. “I was getting ready to clean it, I dropped it and instead of letting it go I tried to




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Nov

2014

U.S. Marines aid Uganda against IED threat

1st Lt. Maida Kalic and Cpl. Shawn Valosin, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

U.S. Marines with SPMAGTF-Crisis Response-Africa completed a training engagement focused solely on detection techniques and safety precautions for improvised explosive devices with service members of the Ugandan People’s Defense Force in Camp Singo, Uganda.“I loved the training right away,” said a soldier with the Ugandan People’s Defense Force who




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Nov

2014

U.S. Marines, Spanish soldiers train helicopter heavy lift capabilities

1st Lt. Gerard Farao, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa trained with Spanish soldiers from Transport Helicopter Battalion 5 in externally sling loading heavy equipment at Spanish Helicopter Base Coronel Mate, Colmenar de Viejo, Spain, Nov. 18 -19, 2014.“The Marines and I had an outstanding time working with




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Nov

2014

Force Company Marines take beach

Cpl. Joshua Murray, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 2nd Platoon, Force Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, conducted helocast exercises off the coast of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 19.Helocasting is a method of insertion into coastal regions in which Marines jump from helicopters into the ocean and use combat rubber raiding crafts. They are then capable of




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Nov

2014

8th ESB Marine conquers knowledge gap

Lance Cpl. Kirstin Merrimarahajara, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Approximately 25 Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, constructed a 12 bay, double-story, medium-girder bridge in less than 6 hours at Landing Zone Dove on Camp Lejeune, Nov. 19, 2014.The purpose of the training was to reinforce the fundamentals of bridge building and maintain mission readiness.“We want our




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Nov

2014

MARSOC multi-purpose canine handlers train for unforeseen

Cpl. Steven Fox, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

United States Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) was born in 2006, during the wake of Operation Enduring Freedom’s surge. During their eight years of operating within Afghanistan, MARSOC triumphantly left their footprint in the country’s evolution to stability, training and advising Afghan National Army Commandos and




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Nov

2014

Have wrench, will travel: Maintainers key to Ospreys' mission down under

Staff Sgt. Zachary Dyer, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Before most drivers head out on an extended road trip, they’ll usually perform some basic preventative maintenance on their vehicle to minimize the chance of a breakdown far from home. Smart drivers will continue that maintenance during travel.Marine Corps Aircraft work in much the same way, requiring diligent maintenance in order to be able to




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Nov

2014

TRAP force supports inherent resolve

1st Lt. Matthew Finnerty, Marine Corps Forces Central Command

The Marine Corps grabbed international attention on March 22, 2011, when Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit recovered a downed Air Force pilot conducting missions over Libya.Today, as the global commitment to Operation Inherent Resolve increases, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command’s




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2014

Where there's smoke, there's fire: Battery B turns up the heat during ARTP 14-3

Sgt. Jennifer Martinez, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Fire mission! When ready, load one round,” a Marine yells. The section chief calls the commands to his team as they quickly load a 155 mm high-explosive round into the chamber of an M777A2 lightweight 155 mm howitzer.“Ready, drop. Ready, ram. Ready, load!”Within 15 seconds, the task is complete, the round is loaded and the final command is





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