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International partners take on Range 10

Cpl. Matthew Callahan, POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii

U.S. Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, as well as Malaysian marines and Australian soldiers assigned to the 5th Royal Australian Regiment, partnered to train at the Infantry Platoon Battle Course at Range 10, Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 20, during the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercise.




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Aug

2014

Recruits filled with pride as they’re fitted for uniforms

Sgt. Walter D. Marino II, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

There were some wide smiles as recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, received their name tapes and tried on their dress blue uniform for the first time at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 30. Company M recruits turned in their camouflage utilities to have their name tapes sewn on and had their dress blue uniform




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Aug

2014

Marine mechanics ensure success during combat operations in Afghanistan

Cpl. Joseph Scanlan, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

The ground assault force is a crucial element during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. To ensure the force’s vehicles can move to and from objectives, which can entail a life or death situation, motor transportation mechanics are relied on to keep each vehicle properly functioning at all times. From sunrise until sunset, the




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Aug

2014

1,200-plus turn out for Volkslauf

Melissa Buckley, June 18, 2014

The weather was perfect for the more than 1,200 people who turned out for the 15th annual U.S. Marine Corps Detachment’s Volkslauf Saturday. The 10k mud run started at the Fort Leonard Wood Car Wash and covered roadways, trails, hills, two river crossings and a mud pit before ending at Happy Hollow.  Addy Falaniko was running the Volkslauf for the




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Aug

2014

Longwell takes over Marine Det.

Dawn Arden, July 17, 2014

Marines blanketed Gammon Field in parade formation Friday to say farewell to Col. John Giltz and welcome Col. Daniel Longwell, Fort Leonard Wood's incoming Marine Detachment commander.   Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, commended the Marine Corps team on their great job of




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Aug

2014

What I've Learned: Cpl. Aaron Medina

Cpl. Charles Santamaria, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER, TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Medina knew from his sophomore year in high school that he wanted to join the Marine Corps. Many members of his family, including his stepfather, served in the United States Navy. He is the first generation of his family to serve in the Marine Corps. He enlisted September 7, 2010.  It’s been a pretty cool experience serving in the Marine Corps; I




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Aug

2014

Special duty pay restructure to take effect Oct 1

Cpl. Samuel Ellis, Washington

Most special duty assignment pay rates are scheduled to be revised to meet budgetary constraints beginning Oct. 1. Most Marines reporting to special duty assignments after the effective date will receive a lower rate than in previous years.  Special duty pay adjustments will affect Marines serving as recruiters, drill instructors, combat




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Aug

2014

Mishap Investigation Team recognized for safety excellence

Carden Hedelt, MCSC Public Affairs, August 1, 2014

Marine Corps Systems Command’s Mishap Investigation Training and Support Implementation Team has received a 2014 Secretary of the Navy Safety Excellence Award for training acquisition engineers to be mishap investigators.  As the Department of the Navy's systems command for Marine Corps ground weapon and information technology systems and Marine




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Aug

2014

Operation Backpack aids military families

Verda L. Parker, July 31, 2014

Parents and children showed up by the dozens, July 24, to take advantage of the installation's Operation Backpack Reload, back-to-school even for military families, which was held at the Town and Country Restaurant Grand Ballroom. According to the event’s coordinators, this opportunity has been offered to school-aged children at Marine Corps




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Aug

2014

Base plans upgrades to its Industrial Waste Treatment Plant

Marti Gatlin, July 31, 2014

Considered a critical component of Marine Depot Maintenance Command/Production Plant Albany’s daily operations, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s Industrial Waste Treatment Plant may undergo upgrades, which will save energy, money and time, officials said. The IWTP removes harmful chemicals used by PPA to repair military vehicles and small arms





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