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Jul

2014

VMGR-234 joins Special-Purpose MAGTF

Staff Sgt. Joel Chaverri, NAVAL AIR STATION JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, Texas

Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing is preparing to join the aviation combat element of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Central Command operating in the Middle East.  The six-month long deployment will place VMGR-234 in the vital role of providing aerial missions and theater




23

Jul

2014

CLB-15 conducts pre-deployment training with Special Operations Training Group

Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

“We need food and water,” chanted the crowd loudly in Filipino as they grew more and more restless. The few dozen Marines and sailors in the medical aid station did their best to keep the peace while providing treatment to casualties caused by a typhoon that ravaged the area.  These were just a few of the challenges faced by personnel with Combat




23

Jul

2014

Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Wilmington, Ohio

Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Benjamin J. Provoznik, spends his days staying current on situations happening around the world. When he’s not briefing officials you can find him relaxing playing video games.  Provoznik, an intelligence specialist for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, started playing video games as a way to bond with his older brother, now he enjoys




23

Jul

2014

CLC-21 Marine, family recognized for community service

Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, HAVELOCK, N.C.

The Havelock Military Affairs Committee honored Gunnery Sgt. Otis James II and his family as the Family of the Quarter during a ceremonial dinner held at El Cerro Mexican Bar and Grill in Havelock, N.C., July 22. 2014.  James currently serves as the company gunnery sergeant and operations chief with Combat Logistics Company 21 at Cherry Point. His




23

Jul

2014

Cherry Point PMO achieves operational excellence, gains accreditation

Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s Provost Marshal’s Office earned federal accreditation from Headquarters Marine Corps’ Plans, Policies and Operations Law Enforcement and Corrections Branch during a ceremony here July 17, 2014.  HQMC representatives visited Cherry Point on several occasions during the 15-month accreditation process to




23

Jul

2014

VMAQ-2 maintains safety, squadron readiness

Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 is an EA-6B Prowler squadron stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. The EA-6B Prowler is a specialized aircraft that requires dozens of Marines from 10 different sections within the squadron, each doing their part, to keep the aircraft ready to fly at all times.   The squadron, also known




23

Jul

2014

Turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 keep convoy safe

Sgt. Frances Johnson, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

While most aboard Camp Leatherneck were eating breakfast as the early morning sun began burning the earth in a golden heat wave, turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 were already mounting .50 caliber and M240B machine guns inside the turrets of their vehicles, preparing for one of the battalion’s last missions, July 14.  The gunners and




23

Jul

2014

MWSS-272 conducts training at new MOUT town

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins, Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic

Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 conducted forward arming and refueling point training at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, N.C., July 14.  The squadron established a FARP at OLF Atlantic using the newly completed military operations in urban terrain facility as a hasty combat operations center. They were the first unit to use the new MOUT




23

Jul

2014

MWSS-272 conducts training at new MOUT town

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins, Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic

Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 conducted forward arming and refueling point training at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, N.C., July 14.  The squadron established a FARP at OLF Atlantic using the newly completed military operations in urban terrain facility as a hasty combat operations center. They were the first unit to use the new MOUT




23

Jul

2014

Marines test tomorrow’s concepts today at RIMPAC

Sgt. Justin M. Boling, FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Maryland

The Marine Corps Warfghting Laboratory, headquartered at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, conducted their Advanced Warfighting Experiment during the 24th iteration of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, the world’s largest international maritime exercise, hosted in Hawaii. The multi-week experiment proceeded at three sites on two separate islands





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