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Eight Gold Stars, One Bronze and One Purple Heart awarded Nov. 18, 2018, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
In one of the largest presentation ceremonies ever held at Camp Lejeune, eight Gold Stars in lieu of second Purple Hearts, one Bronze Star and one Purple Heart were awarded to...
WWII Marine veteran finally comes home Oct. 21, 2018, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Pauline Stewart was 13 years old and sitting in class, when a teacher stated that a “military man” wanted to speak to her. This is how the now 82 year old, remembers the day...
TARGETS: Maintaining confidence for combat readiness Oct. 15, 2018, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Now is not the time to be nervous. What if I don’t qualify? I’ll never see corporal. Okay, okay, okay… remember what you were taught. 300-yard line equals the tip of the post,...
In the Life of Marines: Pilot May 24, 2018, Marine Corps Installations Pacific
Military occupational specialties are the foundation of the Marine Corps. Each MOS is a cog, working with and relying on each other to keep the fighting machine that is the...
From sea to land: 2nd AA Battalion maintains amphibious readiness July 21, 2015, II Marine Expeditionary Force
The whisper of engines slowly grew louder until it was a roar over the crash of waves on sand. Dots on the horizon, dwarfed by the silhouette of the USS Whidbey Island,...
2nd LAR Battalion practices stealth, puts rounds downrange April 17, 2015, II Marine Expeditionary Force
What began as a stealthy advance through the trees turned into a barrage of copper, lead and brass as machine guns found their targets. When the machine-gun fire ceased,...
Recon Marines execute live-fire raid April 6, 2015, Defense Media Activity
An urban training town at Camp Pendleton, California, was tranquil during the afternoon of April 1, 2015. Targets were spread across the town to simulate enemy insurgents, but...
Expeditionary operations; Marines teach non-lethal tactics March 26, 2015, Defense Media Activity
The sun is beating down on a large, open field of grass and tangled weeds. Short, deafening blasts cut through the sounds of M203 and M32 grenade launchers firing. Marines...
Royal Dutch Marines slide to safety March 20, 2015, Defense Media Activity
More than 50 feet in the air, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter hovers above the ground as Royal Dutch Marines, with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, prepare to slide down...
Explosive ordnance disposal Marines conduct dynamic entry sustainment training March 12, 2015, Defense Media Activity
Marines with 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, conducted dynamic entry sustainment training using compressed water in coordination with...