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Devil Dog at 7

By Cpl Samuel Ellis

Seven-year-old Andrew Starr II received the title of "Honorary Marine" at his home in Springfield, Va., on June 30, at the hands of MajGen Frederick Padilla.

 
 

Grandfather, friend inspired Chicago native to join Corps

Pvt Bakari A. Lindsey-Khalis, Platoon 1015, Company A, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, had a different type of motivation to join the Corps than most.

Devil Dog for day: CLB-3, Make-a-Wish make a dream extra special

At the age of 13, "Corporal" Jared Kula reported for duty in front of Combat Logistics Battalion 3, May 14, 2014, to receive his very own set of cammies from LtCol Justin R. Reiman, the unit's commanding officer.

New experiences: PFC Cody Troxel follows dreams to become Marine

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

Sisters in charge

GySgt Ann Sagebiel and SSgt Amanda Sagebiel have both risen to prominent leadership positions in rank and title in the Marine Corps. 

Thunderbolt earns Bronze Star

Capt William Paxton was awarded the Bronze Star with a combat distinguishing device, the nation's fourth highest award for combat heroism, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, May 5.

Reawakening the rifleman

LCpl Devan M. Compton, a supply specialist, Pvt Zachary K. Guzdek and Cpl Jon Martin both motor transportation operators, all with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division stand guard in a fighting hole at the Combat Service Support Area in Ft. Pickett, Va. Photo by LCpl Joey Mendez.

RS Twin Cities hosts 2014 mini-boot camp

Drill Instructor SSgt Vincent Aguilar motivates Poolee Davionet L. L. Young during the RS Twin Cities 2014 Mini-Bootcamp. The Three drill instructors at the event stressed out poolees to prepare them for recruit training. Photo by Sgt Martin Egnash.

31st MEU Marines learn to teach during MCIWS course

Marines on Okinawa participated in the Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival course on Camp Hansen starting May 5. The weeklong period allows the Marines to hold swim qualifications for their respective units per annual training requirements.

'Wolfpack' Marines compete in warrior challenge

Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion participated in 'The Wolfpack' Warrior Challenge held at multiple locations throughout the Combat Center.

Combat engineers refresh skills at Table III shoot

Marines with Bravo Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, fired rounds down range, completing Intermediate Combat Rifle Marksmanship, or Table III, of the Marine Corps Combat Rifle Program aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., 

Marines test their skills in the air

Marines with 1st Radio Reconnaissance Platoon, 1st Radio Battalion, organized a joint-unit, static-line jump aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Marines, Sailors share military adventures with Harbordale Elementary School students

Harbordale Elementary School students were in for a surprise when Marines and sailors walked into their classrooms dressed in their sharp, dress blue and white uniforms ready to answer any and all questions they had pertaining to the military.

Following familiar footprints

For PFC Naim I. Al-Qaadir Jr., joining the Marine Corps was a matter of following in his father's footprints.

Marines, Sailors bring smiles to hospital children during Fleet Week Port Everglades

Children's eyes lit up as Marines visited children from the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., 

Future officer candidates experience life at Officer Candidates School

Twenty-eight aspiring officer candidates from Officer Selection Team Columbus, Ohio spent the weekend preparing their minds and bodies for the rigors of Officer Candidates School during an OCS preparatory weekend at Camp Woodward, Pa. 

Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program proves beneficial for poolees

Every month, recruiting stations across the Marine Corps welcome new young men and women into the Delayed Entry Program, the program that serves to prepare those men and women for recruit training.

Marine Drill Instructors instill discipline with close-order drill

Close-order drill helps recruits develop teamwork, discipline and esprit de corps. 

Saipan native named Company M Honor Graduate

LCpl Nicko S. Salem, a native of Saipan recruited from RSS Guam, earned the title of company honor graduate for Company M aboard MCRD San Diego April 25.

Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand Province

As the majority of Camp Leatherneck's residents were still asleep one typical Thursday morning, infantrymen with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, reinforced with Afghan commandos, prepared to depart friendly lines.

Amphibious fighting force teaches water survival skills

Recruits of Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, completed the Water Survival Basic Qualification during week four of training aboard the depot.

Leadership 101: Marine from Pennsylvania

MSgt Scott Svetkovich has lead Marines for more than 16 years using his signature style of leadership. 

11th MEU and PHIBRON 5 unite for the first at-sea period

Marines and sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 5 (PHIBRON 5) completed two weeks of sea-based predeployment training off the coast of San Diego.

Twins carry brotherhood, legacy to Corps

Nothing is more unique than the brotherhood of identical twins taking the challenge together to carry on a family legacy of serving in the Marine Corps.

Company K crawls through CCX

Recruits of Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conquered the Combat Conditioning Exercise aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. 

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