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Sep

2014

Navy corpsman receives valor award for actions in Helmand province

Staff Sgt. John Jackson, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Van Horn was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, Sept. 17, during a small ceremony aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Van Horn is currently on his second deployment in Helmand province. The 28-year-old Akron, Ohio, native wanted to join the Navy to serve his




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Sep

2014

Bravo Company Marines, sailors, ANA deter insurgent operations in Helmand

Cpl. Cody Haas, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines and sailors with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, alongside Afghan National Army counterparts, disrupted insurgent activity during a security operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 9-11.During the 72-hour operation, two sections of Marines and ANA soldiers conducted dismounted patrols on foot at alternate times




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Sep

2014

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates cultural diversity

Amaani Lyle, Headquarters Marine Corps

Since 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson was in office, America has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to celebrate the contributions and culture of citizens of Latin American descent.Today's start of National Hispanic Heritage Month also marks the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador,




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Sep

2014

California Energy Commission take Pendleton energy conservation tour

Sgt. Christoher Duncan, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Commissioners with the California Energy Commission toured Camp Pendleton, Sept. 17, to gain an overview of the base’s mission and various support functions.The commissioners observed some of Camp Pendleton’s initiatives and successes in the employment of alternative energy vehicles and fuel usage, several of the ongoing and developing renewable




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Sep

2014

Combat Center Marines aid Desert Arc at Camp Ronald McDonald

Lance Cpl. Olivia Day, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

Laughter filled the air as Combat Center Marines volunteered with Desert Arc at Camp Ronald McDonald in Mountain Center, Calif, Saturday. The event was coordinated through Navy Lt. Donald Baker, Chaplain, Headquarters Battalion, to help build a stronger relationship with the base’s surrounding community.Desert Arc has provided disabled adults with




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Sep

2014

Recruits experience first Marine Corps inspection

Cpl. Jericho W. Crutcher, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Bearing is defined as the way one conducts and carries him or herself in a manner that reflects alertness, competence and control.   Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, displayed their bearing during their senior drill instructor’s inspection. Only 16 days into training, the recruits were also tested on Marine Corps




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Sep

2014

Forecasters prepare for valiant Shield 2014

Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei, Defense Media Activity

It is argued that the weather cost the French the Battle of Agincourt as their horses struggled across the swampy land in pursuit of Henry V’s significantly smaller British Army. “If you look across history in different battles, a lot of them have been decided by the weather or it has played a significant part,” said Warrant Officer Jason R. Tyx, a




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Sep

2014

Support keeps artillery firing

Sgt. Matthew Manning, Marine Corps Installations Pacific

With any military operation or exercise, logistical planning is required for both troops and equipment to function at full potential.For the Marines with the administrative logistics ordnance command, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, meeting the logistical requirements of the three artillery batteries operating in the Yausubetsu Maneuver Area




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Sep

2014

2nd LAAD section, team leaders refine skills, enhance abilities

Cpl. J. R. Heins, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

 Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion’s section leader course and team leader course combined during a final exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina., Sept. 10. The battalion's section and team leader courses are both three weeks long. They are designed to serve as a refresher on the fundamentals of the




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Sep

2014

VMFA-122 Marine comes home during Distant Frontier

Sgt. Justin Pack, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

For most members of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, coming to Alaska is a unique and exciting adventure they have never experienced before. It is home to the tallest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley, as well as being the only state within the Arctic Circle, both of which are within a day trip of Eielson Air Force Base. Alaska has more than





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