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Marine Corps equipment rolls out of classified Norwegian caves

Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda, Marine Corps Forces Europe

Norwegian soldiers and U.S. Marines are rolling out main battle tanks, artillery, and logistics equipment out of Norwegian caves to support the upcoming exercise, Cold Response 16, later this month. “We have pre-positioned gear, both in caves and on ships, and it allows forces from the United States to come on out and fall in on gear that is




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Feb

2016

ARFF conducts burn training

Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marines with Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting practiced extinguishing a burning aircraft on Feb. 9, 2016, on the West field aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii.Marine Corps Air Station’s ARFF Marines are on constant alert and ready to mobilize within minutes when an emergency strikes.“The mission of ARFF is to protect property and save lives,” said Chief




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Feb

2016

Around world in seven days: Marines complete World Marathon Challenge

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

From the very beginning, Marines are trained to endure different environmental conditions and maintain and improve combat effectiveness. Some have taken the concept and applied it to other ambitious endeavors.Captain Daniel T. Cartica and Capt. Calum Ramm, who participated in the World Marathon Challenge Jan. 23–30, are two of these Marines.The




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Feb

2016

Winter warriors fire up spirit of brotherhood

Cpl. Tyler Giguere, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines and Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Soldiers waded through frozen creeks and seemingly unending fields of snow together during Forest Light 16-2. Day and night, whistling mortars, the crack of sniper fire and howling sub-zero winds created a chorus of cold as they braved the elements together.Forest Light, ending Feb. 6, took place in




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Feb

2016

HMLA-469: In flight, in fight

Pfc. George Melendez, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

The faint whir of helicopter rotors can be heard in the distance and gets louder as it slices through the desert air overhead. The AH-1Z “Viper” attack helicopter comes to a complete stop, hovering steadily in the sky. A red dash of fire suddenly amasses from the aircraft’s mounted rocket launcher, delivering hell’s fury onto simulated enemies




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Feb

2016

On the road again: 8th ESB Marines simulate convoy operations

Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion honed their capabilities as motor vehicle operators during a day of simulated convoy operations at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 9.Marines are able to participate in a fully-digitized convoy simulation that allows them to drive a Humvee or a seven-ton in a deployed environment,




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Feb

2016

Combat endurance challenge: Knowledge, navigation, medical evacuation

Pvt. Robert Bliss, I Marine Expeditionary Force

The ability to do every aspect of one’s job is a necessity in the Marine Corps. The lives of others depend on it. They must be both technically and tactically proficient, and physically and mentally ready for anything: willing to risk life and limb to complete missions.To ensure their readiness, Marines with Battery Q, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine




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Feb

2016

Cobra Gold 16: Promoting peace in pacific

Lance Cpl. Jessica Etheridge, III Marine Expeditionary Force

The 35th iteration of Exercise Cobra Gold 2016 begins with a display of multi-national forces in the opening ceremony at Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand, Feb. 9, 2016.During the next 10 days partnering nations will increase the capabilities to conduct combined joint operations as well as achieve effective solutions to common challenges.“Cobra Gold




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Feb

2016

Floating tanks: Bridge Co. provide better mobility to 2nd Tanks

Lance Cpl. Damarko Bones, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Through strong winds and choppy waters, Marines with Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, prepared for Operation Iron Blitz by providing support to 2nd Tank Battalion by operating rafts, which allowed the tanks to cross a body of water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Feb. 4, 2016.Bridge Company operated two seven-bay raft systems




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Feb

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PMO units conduct hostage situation training

Lance Cpl. Joanh Lovy, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marines with the Provost Marshal’s Office conducted hostage scenario training at Laurel Bay Feb. 4, 2016. Elements from the Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Reaction Team stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina participated in the exercise. The training centered on a single individual barricaded in a house on





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