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Bronx Native Overcomes Adversity, Sets the Standard

By Sgt Samuel A. Nasso

Young men and women join the United States military for varying reasons; whether it is for the pride of belonging, the daily challenge, or to simply defend their country. 

 
 

Marines Honor Iwo Jima Survivors On 70th Anniversary

Veterans of the battle of Iwo Jima participated in a reunion hosted by the Marine Artillery Detachment at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, February 12, 2015.

7th Marines Conduct Embassy Reinforcement Training

Marines with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conducted embassy reinforcement training at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, California, from Feb. 8-13, 2015.

ROK, U.S. Marines Train Force-On-Force

It is Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. An unusually chilling breeze sweeps the battlefield as Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines prepare to assault the Cham Sae Mi Close-Quarters Battle Training Facility during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-17.

Marines Compete For Title Of Top Shooter In 2015 Pacific Division Matches

Marines and their rifles know what counts in war is not the round a Marine fires, the noise of their burst or the smoke they make. They know it is the hit that counts.

U.S., Thai Militaries Host Open House For Local Schoolchildren

The Royal Thai Air Force along with U.S. Marines and Navy personnel held Friendship Day, Feb. 13, to allow school children the opportunity to see some of the training the two nations have been engaged in here during Exercise Cobra Gold 2015.

K-9 Endeavor: Officers Demonstrate Skills for Elementary Students

Officers with the Marine Corps Police Department aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow conducted K-9 demonstrations for kindergartners, first-graders and staff at Endeavor Elementary School, Feb. 4. 

Marines, Sailors Beautify Catania Church

More than 50 Marines and Sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis-Response, Detachment A, and Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station Sigonella, helped beautify the Church of San Nicolo in the Piazza Dante in Catania, Italy, Jan. 31. 

Ice-Breaker Drill Increases Mission Readiness

Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Marines participated in an Ice-Breaker Drill during Winter Mountain Leaders Course 1-15, Jan. 30, 2015. The drill was conducted in the MCMWTC training area, to educate Marines on what they should do in the event that they should fall through the ice. Instructors, permanent personnel and students participated in the plunge.

91-Year-Old Montford Point Marine Veteran Receives Congressional Medal of Honor

Montford Point Marine Sgt Hiram L. Knowles was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his honorable service during the Era of World War II on Feb. 7, 2015 at the Mary Woodard Lasker Biomedical Research Building, New York City.

Marines With Lima Company Conduct Patrol Base Exercise

The Marine Corps may change, but the mission of the Marine Corps infantryman remains the same. In conflict, they close width and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuvering. While at home, they are constantly training for their next enemy encounter.

MARSOC Marines Fine-Tune Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Skills

Critical Skills Operators (CSO) with Company B, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, conducted Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) training, Jan. 5-16, at U.S. Naval Base Coronado, California.
 

Making Marine Security Guards

Congress expects the Marine Corps to be more forward deployed and to demonstrate that it's a crisis-reaction force. 

Lead From the Front

At just 22 years old, U.S. Marine Sgt Rainiel De La Nuez, a parachute rigger with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, has already accomplished much more than what he expected to 10 years ago.

EOD Marines Teach Students About Robotics

The Swansboro High School Robotics Team sat in awe as three Marines set up and demonstrated two robots in their classroom on Jan. 29, 2015. After the Marines from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company explained some of the capabilities and statistics of the Mk2 Talon and the Mk1 Packbot, the students enthusiastically lined up for their turn to operate the operator control unit.

Motor T Drives Mountains

Motor transportation Marines with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, and Combat Logistics Battalion 26, Headquarters Regiment, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, expanded their horizons during small unit support vehicle and mountain driving courses Jan. 14, 2015, at Bridgeport, California, in preparation for mountain warfare and survival training in the coming weeks.

Integrated Task Force AAV Platoon Takes Aim On Gunnery Skills

Marines with Amphibious Assault Vehicle Platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted a live-fire exercise at Range SR-10 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 20, 2015.
 

Marines Unload During MK 19 Qualifications

Approximately 20 Marines with Scout Platoon, 2nd Tank Battalion qualified using a Mk 19, a 40 mm, belt-fed automatic grenade launcher, in the turret of a Humvee Jan. 21 and 22, 2015, at training area G-7 on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
 

Marine Recognized for Community Outreach

GySgt Tawanda Hanible started an organization that links at-risk youth with active duty and veteran service members. Because of he work, she was recognized in a Washington. D.C. based magazine, the Washingtonian. 

First Person View: Osprey Lifts Cargo

U.S. Marine Corps landing support specialists with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response - Africa attach a 2180-pound pallet of supplies to a lift cable under an MV-22 Osprey flown by Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 at Moron Air Base, Spain, Jan. 19, 2015.

Montford Point Marine Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Frank C. Christl of San Clemente was awarded the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal by Brig. Gen. Edward Banta for serving as a Montford Point Marine from 1944-1946 on Jan. 16.

Underwater Egress Training

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) undergo underwater egress training to ensure maximum readiness. 

A Leader's Perspective: A Young Marine Takes Charge

U.S. Marine LCpl Joseph Burk, inspired by his father, enlisted in the Marine Corps to make a difference. Burk, 20, is from Post Falls, Idaho, and is a team leader with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit himself aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

Marines and Romanian Soldiers Endure OC Training

OC Spray is a non-lethal weapon, designed to target the eyes and used to control riots. Marine Sgt. Russell Midori brings a first-hand account of what was apparently a very painful training day at Platinum Lion 15 in Bulgaria.

Next Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Announced

The Commandant of the Marine Corps announced today the selection of Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green as the next Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.

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