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VMR-1 Hones Skills over Water

By Cpl Victor A. Arriaga

Marines with Marine Transport Squadron 1 supported a casualty evacuation drill outside of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. in conjunction with Coast Guard central security forces July 30.


Lynchburg Teen Drops 84 Pounds to Enlist in Marine Corps

For 19-year-old Lynchburg, Va. native Aaron Hunter, earning the title of Marine has been a dream since he was 10. There was only one thing holding him back.

MCAS Iwakuni Maintainers for F/A-18 Hornets

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 Maintainers makes sure their fighter jets are operational and ready to destroy the enemy when they go up in the sky. 

Multilateral Exercise Strengthens Humanitarian Response, Combat Readiness

Following 11 days of unabated multilateral training, military forces from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and the U.S. operated side-by-side during the final exercise of Platinum Lion 14-2 Aug. 11 at the Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.

SPMAGTF-South Conducts Theater Security Cooperation in Brazil

U.S. and Brazilian Marines conducted bi-lateral combat marksmanship practice for two consecutive days at a shooting range at Marambaia Island, Brazil. 

From Africa to America and Now a Marine

Before he was born, Pvt Arthur G. Whisnant, had already moved once. While his mother was pregnant with him, she moved from Monrovia, Liberia, in order to protect her unborn child from the hazards of civil war.

U.S. Marines Train AFP, PNP on Taser Techniques

Philippine Armed Forces and Philippine National Police trained with U.S. Marines from 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, on how to use the X26 Taser, at Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown, August 7, as part of Non-lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2014.

Marines Conduct Leadership Seminar with Xenia HS Football Team

The Xenia High School football team, known as "The Buccaneers", are now ready to start their upcoming season after receiving a visit from their local Marine Corps recruiters during a leadership seminar conducted at Xenia High School in Xenia, Ohio, July 31.

2nd AAB Train with USS Kearsarge to Refresh Amphibious Capabilities

Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conducted well-deck qualification training with the Kearsarge in the waters off the coast of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, July 31.

Jungle Patrol Tests ROK, U.S. Marines Tactics

U.S. Marines squared off in a mock battle with Republic of Korea Marines during a patrol training event July 22 near the military operations on urbanized terrain training area at the 1st ROK Marine Division Base, Pohang, South Korea.

Cedar Creek Pushed to Their Limit by Marines

Recruiting Station New Jersey hosted an Enhanced Leadership Seminar meant to impart Marine Corps leadership principles, discipline and camaraderie to members of the Cedar Creek High School football team at Naval Weapons Station Earle.

ROK, U.S. Marine Planners Prepare for Combined Combat

Leaders of units participating in Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-12 held a plans and operations meeting July 21 to finalize training at 1st Republic of Korea Marine Division Base, Pohang, South Korea.

1st LEB Conducts Security Classes Alongside K-9 Division During ITX

The Provost Marshal's Office K-9 Division conducted a class on vehicle searches for members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 374.

Polish Armed Forces Observe Marine Corps' Fire Support Team

Polish Army leaders visited the Combat Center during Integrated Training Exercise 4-14 to observe Marine Corps fire support teams and how they incorporate advanced calls for fire and train.

Marine Mechanics Ensure Success During Combat Operations in Afghanistan

To ensure the force's vehicles can move to and from objectives, which can entail a life or death situation, motor transportation mechanics are relied on to keep each vehicle properly functioning at all times.

British Commandos Learn Marine Corps Tactics

British commandos with 148 Battery, Royal Artillery conducted Exercise Burmese Chase alongside of Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 2014.

Forging a Leader

For more than two centuries, the Corps has produced countless leaders who have excelled both in and out of the military. That legacy continues today with thousands of young men and women within its ranks rising up to become leaders.

VMU-2 Marines Keep UAVs Aloft

Marines with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 departed Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, July 28, taking their UAVs to the field to test their abilities in an expeditionary environment at Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida.


Marines Paint Mural for City of Seattle

Marine basic production specialists from Quantico, Camp Pendleton, and Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, came together from July 21st thru July 25th for Marine Week Seattle to create a mural that ties together the Marine Corps with the city of Seattle.

Blue Angels Roster Includes Cherry Point Pilots

Capt Katie A. Higgins, the first female Marine pilot to be selected for service with the Blue Angels, and Maj Mark Hamilton are among the total of 16 Marines and Sailors who will join the squadron in 2015.

Midshipmen Ascend New Heights at Mountain Warfare Training Center

The 155 NROTC Midshipmen from 62 colleges and universities and 23 Naval Academy midshipmen were scheduled to train for 10 days in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range gaining exposure and learning to operate in a mountainous environment.

Working Dog, Handler Prove Useful in Afghanistan

To help mitigate the threat of improvised explosive devices, working-dog handlers and IED detection dogs are used to find possible IEDs before Marines get too close.

3rd Marines Take Action to Water, Train With AAVs

Marines assigned to Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, practiced amphibious assault vehicle operations, June 30, 2014.

Infantrymen Engage Taliban Insurgents

While many Americans in the United States were celebrating during the Fourth of July weekend, Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, were engaging Taliban insurgents in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 

Recruits Work As A Team To Finish Log Drills

Under a hot summer sun at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California, recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, were already sweating; and it was only the end of their warm-up drills.

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