MARINE CORPS NEWS

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24th MEU helps repaint Harlem community center

Lance Cpl. Sean Berry, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Service members with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit prove that giving back to the New York community is one of the biggest parts of Fleet Week. Marines, coast guardsmen and sailors helped repaint the Graham Windham’s Manhattanville Cornerstone Community Center in Manhattan, New York, May 27. “We are redoing the gymnasium for the [kids in the




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24th MEU brings Fleet Week to Massapequa High School

Lance Cpl. Sean Berry, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

With wide smiles, hundreds of high school students rushed to their school’s baseball field to greet Marines whose arrival left many of them in awe; this is the excitement that Fleet Week New York brings. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Sgt. Eli Rhodes helps a young child up on the pull up bar during a MAGTF demonstrates at




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Fleet Week New York 2016: NYC residents tour USS Bataan

Cpl. Joey Mendez, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Residents of New York City toured the USS Bataan (LHD 5) during Fleet Week New York, May 27, 2016.Once on board, the New Yorkers had the opportunity to explore the ship, interact with the Marines and sailors and learn about some of the different weapons systems, vehicles and gear the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit utilizes.“We came to New York City




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Marines compete for top shot

Lance Cpl. Timothy R. Smithers, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps Combat Shooting Team hosted its first ever shooting championship at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 24-26, 2016.




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Aurora test new capabilities for Marines

Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte, Defense Media Activity

Aurora Flight Sciences tested new capabilities of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System in Bealeton, Virginia, May 25, 2016.The AACUS is an autonomy applique kit that enables operations of full-scale rotary-wing aircraft in and out of austere landing zones, tactically, with little human assistance.“We know how to make things fly, we’ve been




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ITX 3-16: MAGTF-2 tackles FINEX

Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Marine Air Ground Task Force 2 conducted a final exercise aboard the Combat Center May 17-19, 2016, as part of Integrated Training Exercise 3-16.According to Col. Daniel Q. Greenwood, commanding officer, 2nd Marine Regiment, various units from 2nd Marine Division came together to form MAGTF-2 and were evaluated on their ability to conduct




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22nd MEU completes COMPTUEX; ready for deployment

Gunnery Sgt. Matt Epright and Cpl. John Hamilton , 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit

COMPTUEX is the culminating event of the 22nd MEU’s pre-deployment training program (PTP), a rigorous cycle of training courses and unit-level exercises designed to prepare and certify the MEU for the mission essential tasks it may be called upon to perform during its upcoming deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.Whether




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MCAS Miramar first responder test HAZMAT skills

Cpl. Alissa Schuning, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

The Provost Marshal’s Office, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Fire Department, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, and Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting participated in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives exercise at the gas chamber aboard MCAS Miramar, California, May 18, 2016.The exercise revolved around the




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U.S. Soldiers explain, demonstrate unmanned aerial vehicle concepts to Mongolian Armed Forces

Cpl. Janessa Pon, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

U.S. Soldiers with 8th Military Police Brigade conducted a demonstration on unmannned aerial vehicles for members of the Mongolian Armed Forces during Khaan Quest 2016 at Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The training provided MAF members with a deeper understanding of the purpose and operations of UAVs and how they can be used




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2016

Trial, tribulation mold Marine

, Defense Media Activity

People from across the United States face challenges that influence and define who they will become in the future, and for some their destiny is controlled by their past. For Sgt. Jacques Yves Duroseau however, he persevered and reached his goal of becoming a Marine despite his challenges. Duroseau, a Haiti native, had been inspired to become a





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