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Recon Marines Perfect Internally Transportable Vehicle Insertion Capabilities

By PFC Alvin Pujols

On March 15, 2015, Marines from Force Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducted one method of aerial insertion from a CH-53E Super Stallion during a reconnaissance and surveillance training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 
 

MARSOC Marine to Receive Navy Cross

GySgt Brian C. Jacklin, a critical skills operator with 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, will be awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.

2nd Recon Takes Leap

Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Bn. conducted their monthly airborne military free-fall and double-bag static line jumps at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 31 through April 2, 2015.

Republic of Korea, U.S. Marines Coordinate Fire During Exercise

U.S. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company completed integrated fire support coordination and close air support training with Republic of Korea Marines March 23-28 at Susungri Range and Pilsung Range in South Korea.

Challenges of Earning Sea Legs

Enhancing core infantry skills on a naval vessel comes with a set of unique challenges. Space and time are huge limitations for the Marines here who are accustomed to setting up shop on large ranges to get the job done.

What I've Learned: Ra'Anna L. Gordon

LCpl Ra'Anna L.Gordon shares what she's learned through Marine Corps service. Gordon has participated in various sports since the age of 12. She attributes her involvement in sports to setting her up for the Marine Corps. 

MCT Marines Participate In Fire, Movement Range

More than 300 Marines with Kilo Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion completed a fire and movement live-fire exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 24, 2015.

Marines Show Courage For Katie

Imagine a man who is tough and rugged. He looks intimidating from afar, and he's different once you get close and he speaks to you. You see him as one who keeps his emotions to himself, always making you wonder what might actually be going on inside. But this day, it's different. He is choked up when he speaks. You finally get a glimpse.

Marines Special Operations Team Conducts Advanced Amphibious Training

On a warm February day, at a harbor in Key West, Florida, two men fixed their footing on the edge of a dock and surveyed the water below and along the boardwalk in search of the soon-to-arrive Marine scout swimmers. 

Lejeune Leadership Institute Tailors Leaders to Fit Marine Units

The Lejuene Leadership Institute conducted a two-day leadership development workshop on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Mar 18-19, 2015.

U.S. Marines Simulate Spain To Italy Training Exercise

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducted a surprise, quick response training exercise launched from Moron Air Base, Spain, and ending aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, March 13-14.

U.S. Marines, Tanzanians Work to Fight Illicit Trafficking

Tanzanian park rangers worked with U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa to help counter illicit trafficking throughout the country.

Marines Donate Time At Greater Boston Food Bank

A group of more than 20 Marines with U.S. Marine Forces Command and II Marine Expeditionary Force aboard the USS Arlington (LPD-24) amphibious transport dock ship could have spent their time exploring the city of Boston but instead they chose to volunteer their time at the Greater Boston Food Bank, March 17.

HMH-366 Marine Wins 2014 Danny L. Radish Award

A Marine with  Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., was awarded the Enlisted Aircrewman of the Year Award for 2014.

1st Battalion, 12th Regiment Wraps Battalion Phase Of Spartan Fury

The battalion phase of Operation Spartan Fury 15.2 drew to a close for 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island of Hawaii, March 10, 2015.

Capt Karrie Brimhall Reaches New Heights As Marine Aviator

In 2009, during her first deployment to Afghanistan, Marine aviator Capt Karrie Brimhall knew how much her fellow Marines were in need of supplies.  And with a helicopter full of food, water and other necessities, a 10 thousand foot wall of inclement weather stood between her helicopter, her crew, and the Marines on the other side.  

Quick Thinking Marine Saves Lance Corporal's Life

A lot ran through Sgt Michael Joseph's mind when he saw the body of a lance corporal on the pavement outside the movie theater on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Feb. 17. 

Marine Air Control Squadron 4 Reaches 100 Percent Readiness

Marine Air Control Squadron 4 reached 100% equipment readiness when the last bolt was put in a Humvee March 13 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

Military Working Dogs Participate In IED Training

Marines patrol the path led by military working dogs, trained to detect improvised explosive devices using scent bags that contain partial ingredients used in making IEDs. 

Corporals Course Develops New Leaders

Approximately 20 Marine Corporals from 16 various Marine Occupation Specialties graduated from the II Marine Expeditionary Forces Headquarters Group sponsored Corporals Course in class 30-15, Feb. 6, 2015.

12th Marine Regiment Maneuvers Through Dragon Fire Exercise 15-2

Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force traveled from Okinawa, Japan to PTA, Kona, Hawaii, for Dragon Fire Exercise 15-2. The exercise will take place March 3-13 to improve combat readiness and command and control capabilities.

Marines Get Their Feet Wet During Swim Qualification

The Marines look left, look right, up and down, and then take a step forward. After an eight-foot drop, they are submerged in water. They resurface and swim 25 meters.

Convoy Operations Prepare Junior Marines As Future Leaders

Military vehicles rumbled down the road as the Marines inside watched the terrain around them vigilantly. Cpl Taylor Barnes, a motor transport operator with 2nd Platoon, Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, shouted commands at pedestrians in the area.

2ND CEB Conducts Urban Breach Course

Marines with Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division spent the day breaching and clearing rooms, revisiting the basics of how to properly prime and ignite detonation cord at a demolition range, aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 3.

MARSOC Begins Screening And Assessment

More than 100 Marines accomplished the first step in the grueling process of becoming a Critical Skills Operator after successfully completing Phase I of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command's Assessment and Selection aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 6. 

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