MARINE CORPS NEWS

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2016

Stronger, faster and fitter: CMC overhauls USMC Fitness Program

Sgt. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps has announced today that revisions have been made to its physical fitness program, to include the Physical Fitness Test (PFT), Combat Fitness Test (CFT) and the Body Composition Program (BCP). Changes to BCP will take effect immediately, while PFT and CFT changes will be implemented starting Jan. 1, 2017.







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Jul

2016

Senegal, U.S. build partnership through advanced training

1st Lt. Eric Abrams, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Senegal’s Compagnie Fusilier de Marin Commando surpassed new training milestones during a three-week exercise with Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response–Africa in Thies, Senegal, June 6-24, 2016. Different from previous iterations, participants in this training exercise included only those in leadership billets







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Jun

2016

Marine-RAF team bring lightning to United Kingdom

Sgt. Eric Keenan, Defense Media Activity

Marines with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron One and a Royal Air Force pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) successfully conducted the first ever trans-Atlantic flight of the F-35B Lightning II, July 29, 2016.Marine Lt. Col. Richard Rusnok and Maj. Jack Cronan, along with Royal Air Force Squadron Leader







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Jun

2016

MCESG, Diplomatic Security Service share 70 years of service

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

Senior State Department officials and Marine Corps leaders celebrated the 100th anniversary of Diplomatic Security Service and the 70th anniversary of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group working alongside the Diplomatic Security Service at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, June 29, 2016.“Today’s event celebrates the







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Jun

2016

Bulk Fuel Co. builds an Amphibious Assault Fuel System

Cpl. Joey Mendez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, built an amphibious assault fuel system at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 24-27.







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Jun

2016

CBIRF detachment participates in Israeli Exercise ‘United Front V’, enhances global deployability

Staff Sgt. Santiago G. Colon Jr., Chemical Biological Incident Response Force

An 8-man team from Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, CBIRF, represented the unit with 74 other American service members during Exercise United Front V in Israel, June 17-25, 2016.







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Jun

2016

Warriors of the Sea Challenge: More than just a race

Lance Cpl. Timothy R. Smithers, Defense Media Activity

The All-Marine running team traveled to Dartmouth, England June 23-27, 2016, to run in the Torbay Half Marathon, which is part of the Warriors of the Sea challenge, against the British Royal Navy and Royal Marines.







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Jun

2016

CBIRF and FDNY train side-by-side, share search and rescue tactics

Lance Cpl. Maverick S. Mejia, Chemical Biological Incident Response Force

Chemical Biological Incident Response Force and the Fire Department of  New York, FDNY, conducted three days of training at the FDNY Fire Academy located in Randall’s Island, New York, with a final simulation drill at Grand Central Station in New York City, N.Y. The training took place June 20-23, 2016.The training is part of a long-standing CBIRF







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Jun

2016

Intense immersion training readies 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, extreme simulation

Lance Cpl. Aaron Fiala, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, trained in a simulated African village where they conducted patrols and defended the village from insurgents operating nearby during a training exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 23, 2016.Cpl. Tyler N. Thomas, a squad leader with Co. B, 2nd Platoon, explained that the







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2016

Marines join forces to conduct command, control training in Jamaica

Gunnery Sgt. Sasha Chandler, Marine Corps Forces South

Marines from several detachments of Intelligence Support Battalion joined forces to help kick off Phase II of exercise Tradewinds 2016 by assuming command and control responsibilities and helping support 17 partner nations learn various C2 functions in a classroom environment.U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Marines from California, Colorado, Illinois







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