MARINE CORPS NEWS

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May

2016

Exercise African Lion 16 concludes with success

Lance Cpl. Melissa Martens, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

As Exercise African Lion 16 concluded, participating service members wrapped-up training and prepared to take newly gained knowledge back to their home nations.Service members from the U.S. Armed Forces, the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces, the Federal Republic of Germany Armed Forces and other partner nations, to include Mauritania, Canada, Italy,




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May

2016

Train local, fight global: Simulated training gives edge to Marines

Lance Cpl. Amaia Unanue, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Two Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members approached a table covered in gear, weapons and laptops, grinning from ear to ear. One of them began to speak to the contractor standing at the table. The other pulled out a cell phone and recorded the interaction. The contractor showed the service members how to use his system, which is essentially a




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May

2016

Exercise African Lion 16

Lance Cpl. Melissa Martens, Marine Corps Forces Reserves

African Lion is an annual joint combined training exercise that allows participating nations to improve interoperability between forces and to demonstrate the strong military bond that exists between them.“It gives us the opportunity to get out of our own country and take part in this multinational exercise to acquire different knowledge and




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Apr

2016

Marine Corps Warfighting Lab tests autonomous reconnaissance

Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory showcased and tested the capabilities of the Unmanned Tactical Autonomous Control and Collaboration, April 18–21, 2016, at Marine Corps Base Quantico.   The UTACC is a team of aerial and ground robots using the Distributed Real-time Autonomously Guided Operations Engine (DRAGON) to provide multi-dimensional




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Apr

2016

Four Semper Fidelis All-American Alumni selected in first round of 2016 NFL Draft

Sgt Jacky Fang, Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Four Semper Fidelis All-American Alumni were drafted in the first round of the 2016 National Football League Draft on April 28, 2016. First round draftees include number one draft pick Jared Goff, Ronnie Stanley, DeForest Buckner, and Will Fuller.The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, a high school all-star game sponsored by the Marine Corps,




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Apr

2016

Crisis response Marines, Army execute joint capabilities

Sgt. Tia Nagle, Marine Corps Forces Africa

U.S. Marines and soldiers met during a training exercise in Germany to defeat enemy combatants fighting from inside city buildings and houses, April 7-13, 2016.This joint training exercise gave the Marines an opportunity to pick up and hone essential training techniques with the Army unit composed primarily of Special Forces soldiers. Aspects of




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Apr

2016

Considerate cannoneers: Backstory to bombardment

Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Cray, III Marine Expeditionary Force

If an artillery round explodes but no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The Marines of 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment hope to test that question as accurately as possible over the course of a quarterly exercise in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, next month.The exercise, called the Artillery Relocation and Training Program, is intended




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Apr

2016

Exercise Semper Durus 2016 coming to close

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Marine Corps Installations - West is conducting Exercise Semper Durus 2016, a full-scale, Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection exercise, April 25 – 29.Semper Durus is a regional command post exercise that is comprised of a series of field training scenarios designed to reinforce operational response capabilities supporting MCI-West installations,




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Apr

2016

Pride of the Pacific: Recon Marines prepare for 11th MEU deployment

Cpl. Demetrious Morgan, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines with Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducted amphibious operations training using Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 22, 2016.  During this training, Marines applied reconnaissance and surveillance techniques in preparation for the 11th Marine Expeditionary




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Apr

2016

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany hosts solar groundbreaking ceremony

Rex A. Runyon, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

The Department of the Navy and Georgia Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, broke ground today on a large-scale solar facility at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany in Georgia. Expected to be one of the largest solar facilities in the state, the facility will have a production capacity of up to 44 megawatts of direct current power (31 MW





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