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Oct

2014

Lives on line; 2nd Medical Battalion prepares for trauma care

Cpl. Jorden Wells, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Trauma teams with Alpha and Bravo Companies, 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group battled against the clock during their three-day mass-casualty simulation aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 22 to 24. Medical personnel rushed casualties into the tent straight from a notional battlefield. Role players




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Oct

2014

Marine Corps’ pit crew: aircraft maintenance

Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Corps aircraft maintenance crews are Marine pilots’ NASCAR pit crews of the sky. Aircraft maintenance Marines provide a major supporting role during Exercise Forager Fury III on Guam by inspecting, repairing and refueling aircraft.Forager Fury III is an overarching Marine Corps led training exercise involving more than 1300 participants that




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Oct

2014

Sitting Volleyball: Marines, airmen square off in battle of undefeated team at 2014 Warrior Games

Cpl. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

The floor of the stadium shook and the cheers from the audience filled the room with excitement as the Marine Corps and Air Force teams took to the volleyball court on Sept. 29 during the 2014 Warrior Games hosted here at the United States Olympic Training Center.Both teams experienced two wins, no losses the day before, and today, they stand




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Sep

2014

Marine finds resilience, perseverance through competition

Cpl. Fareeza Ali, Defense Media Activity

Misconception may lead to thinking a terminally ill person as bedridden in a small, dimly lit hospital room with fluids being intravenously dripped in their arms, they would need assistance doing the simplest of tasks. Marine Staff Sgt. Jacob Rich, a wounded warrior athlete and 2014 Invictus Games medalist, proves the contrary.“A hundred percent




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Sep

2014

Bullets don’t fly without 1st Supply

Lance Cpl. William Perkins, 1st Marine Logistics Group

Marines with Ammo Company, 1st Supply Battalion conducted a variety of live-fire ranges aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 15-18, 2014. The training was part of an annual exercise held by the ammo technicians to introduce or familiarize them with the weapon systems they support.The Marines learned to transport, employ, and




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Sep

2014

PHIBLEX begins with a salute to partnership, friendship

Lance Cpl. Matt Myers, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. service members gathered for the opening ceremony of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 Sept. 29 at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Naval Forces West Headquarters, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines.PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by U.S. Marine and Navy forces alongside




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Sep

2014

Communication; Lifeblood of success

Pfc. Harley Thomas, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marines of Golf Company, call sign “Grizzly,” 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conducted combined-arms offensive and defensive maneuvers at the KR-5 live-fire range aboard Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa, Hawaii, Sept. 19, 2014.Marines with Grizzly are taking part in Island Viper, a training exercise meant to prepare them during their predeployment




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Sep

2014

Marines learn combat tactics in combined arms exercise

Sgt. Christopher Duncan, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Approximately 300 entry-level infantry Marines participated in a Company Integration Exercise at Range 408 on Camp Pendleton, Sept. 25.The event culminated a 52-day training course for the Marines of Company A, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-West, where instructors evaluated students on basic-infantry skills in a combined arms




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Sep

2014

Marianas native returns as a Marine

Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Lance Cpl. Edward Manibusan, Jr., from Koblerville, Saipan, grew up on a small island with small towns, few city lights and a lot of ocean. He enjoyed growing up on the peaceful paradise, but he always wanted more.“Ever since middle school it has been a dream to go out and see the world,” said Manibusan, a field wireman with Marine Wing Support




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Sep

2014

Wounded Warriors on their road to recovery

Cpl. Jessica Quezada, Wounded Warrior Regiment

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.” ~Zig Ziglar, American author and motivational speaker. In any clime and place, Marines have persevered through almost every battle that forged this nation. The evolving battlefield has made modern-day warfare more technical, tactical





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