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31st MEU Marines spend day with orphans in Pohang

By Sgt Paul Robbins Jr.

Marines and sailors from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit help the Pohang Orphanage commemorate the Arbor Day holiday in South Korea April 5.


U.S. and Estonian service members meet with Latvian high school students

United States Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division assigned to Black Sea Rotational Force 14, are currently in Latvia training with the local army for exercise Summer Shield along with Estonian and Lithuanian service members, but they were able to make a special trip to a small school in the rural Latvian countryside to meet the students there.

PFC Cody Troxel follows dream to become Marine

Life is full of journeys and new beginnings. For some they are either welcome or un-welcome. But, for anyone beginning a new career, you've got to start from the bottom and work your way up. 

Marine NCO discusses mission, sets example for junior Marines

Gen Bernard Montgomery once said, "My own definition of leadership is this: the capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence."

Kenyan Marine one step closer to achieving his dream

Cpl Cecil Otieno always wanted to be a military officer, but growing up in Kenya, he faced many challenges.

Marines land in Morocco, demonstrate crisis responsibility capability

In today's security environment, the ability to quickly place military personnel on a location anywhere on the globe is at a premium.

Marine sheds 85 pounds to join the Corps

Pvt Logan R. McEachern lost 85 pounds to join the Marine Corps and another 30 pounds during recruit training.

Baton Rouge La. native leads Marines in Afghanistan

Noncommissioned officers are often considered the backbone of the Marine Corps. One NCO, Sgt Warren Sparks, currently has a crucial role as an infantry squad leader with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, in Helmand province, Afghanistan. 

Marine connects using sign language

Marine Corps Cpl Parnell Sararana put his Universal Sign Language skills to use April 4 as he translated while Air Force SSgt Jon Espinoza read aloud at the Stella Maris School Belize Academy for the Deaf.

Students take on Sergeant's Course

Part of the Marine Corps noncommissioned officer's responsibilities is teach and mentor their Marines into future leaders.This week, a class full of sergeants was given the opportunity to go a few steps further and pass on their leadership skills to a class of local students.

Marine visits orphanage with students during Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course

On March 15th the students and instructor cadre of The Military Basic Intelligence Officer's Course, Africa 10 (MIBOC-A ) conducted a community relations project at the Chamazi Orphange, simply named after the Chamazi area of Dar Es Salaam. 

Women's basketball coaches get a taste of boot camp courtesy of the Marines

Drill instructors led a morning workout with coaches from high schools to collegiate programs of all divisions to get a glimpse of Marine Corps leadership and physical fitness. 

Navy JROTC gets a taste of Marine life

Eighteen students from the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps class at Dreher High School, Columbia, S.C. visited multiple facilities around the base here to get a feel of what it's like to be a Marine March 27.

Bridging the gap: 7th ESB Marines train in Colorado River

Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group traveled 300 miles to Laughlin, Nev., for the opportunity to face the challenging current of the river, and put their training to the test.

U.S. Marines rock rappel during ROK Marine Mountain Warfare Course

U.S. Marines learned how to rappel down rocky surfaces and cross rope bridges from Republic of Korea Marines March 19 during the second day of the three-day Mountain Warfare Training Course at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Pohang, Republic of Korea.

MSgt Julia Watson makes history at 2014 CIAP Western Divisional

For MSgt Julia Watson, this year's Competition-In-Arms Program (CIAP) Western Divisional marksmanship competition aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., was far from her first rodeo.

Gloversville, N.Y. native excels as Marine, looks toward future

According to Cpl Ashley N. Rowback, in order to stay competitive in today's shrinking Marine Corps, Marines need to excel constantly.

Kings of Battle makes steel rain

Approximately 240 Marines with Headquarters, Bravo and Charlie Batteries, of 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment conducted battalion combined-arms, live-fire exercises with the M777 155 mm Howitzer and M327 120 mm mortar systems during Operation Spartan Fury 14.2 at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, March 14 through 17.

New York Marine recognized for life-saving actions

Sgt Rasheem Thomas was recognized at the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation's 19th Annual Semper Fidelis Gala on March 20.

Recon Marines conduct first time launch of USS Freedom

After a tough three-mile ride through the open ocean in a zodiac, the Marines arrived at the USS Freedom, a littoral combat ship (LCS). Their objective was to find out if the ship could launch and recover a zodiac.

Super Stallion flies with ammo supplies

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 conducted several flight missions from Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay to Bradshaw Airfield on the Island of Hawaii, delivering ammunition supplies to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, March 12, 2014.

Georgia Marine saves local man's life

There are a few who move toward the sounds of chaos, ready to respond at a moments notice. For Marine recruiter Sgt Matthew Sullivan that moment came on Sunday, March 9, when he witnessed a truck engulfed in flames on the shoulder of I-85N at Old Peachtree Road outside Atlanta. 

Unpredictable weather creates unique training adaptions during Cold Response 14

Cold Response 14 brings together nearly 16,000 troops from 16 different countries to northern Norway to train high-intensity operations in extreme cold-weather environments.

Marine, Ghana native, serves with pride

In the United States, winning the lottery means winning a pile of cash. In Ghana, West Africa, the lottery means a new life, a U.S. visa, and for one Marine, a chance to serve.

Warlords, Norwegians prepare for Cold Response

On March 12, the Warlords of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division will begin the annual multinational and multilateral training exercise, Cold Response 2014.


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