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Oct

2014

Marines, Romanians scale to new heights in Platinum Lynx exercise

Lance Cpl. Ryan Young, Marine Forces Europe and Africa

Marines and sailors from the Black Sea Rotational Force, along with members of the Romanian Armed Forces and 300th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, worked together in multiple engagements across multiple locations during Exercise Platinum Lynx recently.The Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge and trust of different weapons systems through




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Oct

2014

Marines train for helicopter raids

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participated in a helicopter raid exercise here Oct. 16.Marines with BLT 3/1 are the 15th MEU’s ground combat element and will deploy aboard the Essex Amphibious Ready Group next spring.The exercise was part of a two week-long raid leaders’




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Oct

2014

Marines learn raid leader skills

Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participated in a raid-leaders course here Oct. 8.Marines with BLT 3/1 are the 15th MEU’s ground combat element and will deploy aboard the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group in 2015.The raid-leaders course is intended to teach the leaders of




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Oct

2014

Take a stand against domestic violence

Sgt. Valerie C. Eppler, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

One Marine’s personal accountDomestic violence can occur anywhere. It can happen in the military. It can happen to a person of any rank.  Domestic abusers do not seem to discriminate over personality traits. There is no stereotypical victim. It can be anyone who is in a relationship with an abuser.The following story comes from a Marine who might




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Oct

2014

Travel regulation changes affect PCS moves, travelers

Claudette Roulo, Defense Media Activity

Big changes are happening with the Joint Travel Regulations, and they could affect your next permanent-change-of-station move or how you are reimbursed for temporary duty assignments.As of July 25, Army uniformed and civilian travelers are directed to use their government travel credit cards for PCS moves, Harvey Johnson, the director of the




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Oct

2014

Bronze Star awarded posthumously to Marine for valor in combat

Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

"He was killed stepping out of a doorway so someone else didn’t have to,” said Sgt. Christopher Leonard, the former first fire team leader for 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. “He would never let someone else put their life on the line when they didn’t have to.”Sgt. Daniel Vasselian is remembered by his Marines




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Oct

2014

11th MEU begins Cougar Voyage 15

Cpl. Demetrius Morgan, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

As the United States continues to reaffirm their commitment to allied forces working around the globe, Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are doing their part to help strengthen military-to-military relationships with partner nations. One way the 11th MEU and Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island make a difference




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Oct

2014

VMAQT-1 Marines conduct historic fly-by, lauded for excellence

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

Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1 was recently named the recipient of the 2014 Association of Old Crows Marine Corps outstanding unit award. The squadron celebrated by making Marine Corps aviation history by conducting a single squadron seven-aircraft fly-by at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Oct. 16.The




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Oct

2014

VMFA - 533 goes sky high, Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13 begins

Cpl. Antonio Rubio, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, also known as the “Hawks,” launched their first aircraft during the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 13, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The program’s goals is to increase the combat readiness of Marine Aircraft Group 12, improve its operating skills as a Marine Air-Ground Task




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Oct

2014

Gunfighters take basics to heart for familiarization training

Cpl. Christopher Johns, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

UH-1Y Huey pilots and crews with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369 “Gunfighters,” took to the air for familiarization training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 16. Although this training occurs fairly often, it allows pilots and crew members, or those who haven’t flown in a while, a chance to gain





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