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Amphibious Landing Exercise Unites Brothers

By SSgt Joseph Digirolamo

It is common for service members to travel all over the world by any means necessary to see family whenever they can.

 
 

Marine from San Antonio

U.S. Marine Cpl Monica M. Coleman joined the Marine Corps to serve her country and push her limits. 

Recon Marines Hone Marksmanship Skills

Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, participated in a close-quarters tactics course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Marines, Sailors, ANA Disrupt Lethal Aid in Helmand Province

Marines and sailors with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, alongside elements of the Afghan National Army's 215th Corps conducted an operation to continue to show a military presence in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

BSRF-14 Marines Fight to Complete Non-Lethal Weapons Training

Marines and Sailors of Black Sea Rotational Force 14 completed a non-lethal weapons training course, Sept. 3-9, on Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania. 

Marine Officers Earn Knowledge for Successful Future Operations

Marine officers with Charlie Company of The Basic School conducted a seven-day War Field Exercise from Sept. 5-12. 

Marines Learn Land Navigation in Mountainous Terrain

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment continued Mountain Exercise 2014 by conducting land navigation training aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif

Service Members Conduct Cleanup Aboard MCAS Miramar

Marines and Sailors with Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducted a station wide cleanup aboard the air station, Sept. 4.
 

Final Flight of Huey for 'Red Dogs'

After more than 40 years of service, the Marine Corps retired the aging UH-1N Huey helicopter during a "sundown ceremony" Aug. 28, 2014, aboard Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans.

24th MEU Fast-Ropes Toward Deployment

Marines and Sailors with Lima and Weapons Companies, both from Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Ground Combat Element, received fast-rope qualifications by fast-roping from a 60-foot tower and an MV-22B tilt-rotor aircraft.

Recruits train to lead during the Crucible

Marines of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, used teamwork and dependability to complete the Leadership Reaction Course, or 12 Stalls, during the Crucible at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

TBS Marines Witness EFSS Mortar's Impact

More than 40 Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., were at Marine Corps Base Quantico on Aug. 20, 2014 demonstrating the effectiveness of the Expeditionary Fire Support System as a viable tool to extend Marine offensive capabilities with added agility and effectiveness.

Like Father, Like Son

The story is common in the military; following a family tradition and serving country. What isn't common is the opportunity for father and son to serve side by side in the same work environment.

New Marine Knows the Meaning of Brotherhood

Pvt Joel A. Lopez, a Houston native, joined the Corps to find a better way of life for himself and his brothers.

Marines Conduct Rappel Assault Course

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment rappelled off cliffs during rappel assault training as part of Mountain Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif.

Company B Recruits Train in Hand-to-Hand Combat

Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learned the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program chokes and counter techniques at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

Echo Company Introduced to Marine Corps Physical Fitness

Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, began their first Circuit Course event during forming week at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 11.

Quantico Marines Recognized for Efforts During Navy Yard Shooting

Two Marines aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico received letters of commendation from Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, for their efforts in the speedy delivery of 1,000 Meals Ready to Eat during the active shooter incident at the Washington Navy Yard last year.

Just Keep Swimming

Marines and sailors stationed at Camp Hansen along with their families were able to swim and play with children with Nagomi Nursery Home for Children and their caretakers Aug. 13 at the Camp Hansen Aquatics Center. 
 

Edson Range Brings Second Female PMI in History

It takes talented instructors to teach rifle fundamentals. One Marine at Edson Range holds the honor of being the second female to hold this important position, in the historically male dominant role.

Company M Pushes Through Fatigue for Final CFT

The recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion were challenged by both forms of duress as they pushed themselves to their limits during a recruit training exercise.

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. 

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