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Marine Visits Hometown High Schools

By Cpl Francisco Martinez

MGySgt Kevin Buckles, Drum Major, United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, visits his alma mater and other schools in his hometown of New Orleans. 

 
 

31st MEU Marine Goes Back to His Amphibious Roots on the USS Peleliu

U.S. Marine Corps 1stLt Sy Poggemeyer knew how to get around an amphibious assault ship at the age of four.

Special Reaction Team Trains Critical Skills

The Camp Pendleton Provost Marshal Office's Special Reaction Team conducted live-fire training at Range 300, Oct. 23.

24th MEU Marine Runs MCM aboard Warship at Sea

1stLt Thomas Heemer, the logistics officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, finished the 2014 edition of the Marine Corps Marathon at 12:30 a.m., Oct. 26, hours ahead of the official beginning of the annual run. 

Marines Complete Operations in Afghanistan, Depart Helmand Province

The final United States Marine Corps command and service members from the United Kingdom have departed Regional Command (Southwest) in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 27.

Marines Train for Helicopter Raids

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participated in a helicopter raid exercise Oct. 16.

"Dragons" Deliver Disaster Aid During Exercise Wakayama Alert

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 participated in a humanitarian aid and disaster relief drill using MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during exercise Wakayama Alert Oct. 19 in Wakayama prefecture.

Marines, Romanians Scale to New Heights in Platinum Lynx Exercise

Marines and sailors from the Black Sea Rotational Force, along with members of the Romanian Armed Forces and 300th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, worked together in multiple engagements across multiple locations during Exercise Platinum Lynx recently.

Passing of Corps: Dunford Becomes 36th Commandant

Gen James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, relinquished command of the Marine Corps to Gen Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Oct. 17 at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

Semper Fidelis All-American Malik McMorris named SI's High School Athlete of the Month

Sports Illustrated spotlights Semper Fidelis All-American Malik McMorris, a three-sport athlete and honors student at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA.

Amphibious Landing Exercise Unites Brothers

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

Marine Returns to Island Home, Trains Local Law Enforcement

The training, led by Milton Donatus, taught the Palauan law enforcement officers the fundamentals of combat marksmanship with the weapon to include loading, clearing and firing procedures.

Marine Makes MMA Debut

Zimmer first became interested in martial arts through the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. This interest further developed when he deployed to Iraq in 2009 with Intelligence Support Battalion, Force Headquarters Group. During the deployment, he met Capt. Daniel Park, a MCMAP instructor trainer, who showed him new grappling techniques.

VMX-SS Receives First F-35B Aircraft

Marine Operational and Evaluation Squadron 22 received its first F-35B aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, California for operational testing Oct. 9, 2014.

Marines Provide Christmas For Less Fortunate Children

The 2014 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program kicked off its annual campaign to collect new, unwrapped toys for the local community's less fortunate children during a press conference held aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Oct. 1.

Marines, Sailors Donate Books, Read To Local Elementary School

Marines and Sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14 visited a local elementary school, the Istituto Comprensivo Cesare Battisti of Catania, in the San Cristoforo neighborhood, Sept. 25.

2nd MAW Marines Hike, Build Operational Readiness

2nd Marine Aircraft Wing is back to the basics - boots are pounding the pavement to build unit cohesion, camaraderie and reinforce the combat mindset.
 

Service Members Share Day Off With Kids of DYA

Five Marines and four sailors visited children of the Guam Department of Youth Affairs Oct. 4 during Forager Fury III.

New Lance Corporal Battles Injury to Become Marine

Three months in recruit training seems like a long time for some, but for one Marine, he used pure grit and dedication to keep on pushing an extra nine months at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

Marines Patrol the Jungles of Tinian During Forager Fury II

Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 can build expeditionary airfields and establish a local infrastructure anywhere they go, but they must also defend it.

Marine Veteran Uses GI Bill to Become Officer

Irfan Siddiqui will be a commissioned Marine Corps officer in 2017, or at least that is his plan.

Infantry Officer Course at MCAS Yuma

Infantry Officers Course challenges Marines. 

Lima Company Digs in For Its Final Pre-Deployment Evaluation

Heli-born assault was the first portion of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation held at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Sept. 22-27, 2014. The evaluation is one of the final tests to assess the operational capabilities of infantry battalions slated to deploy.

Marianas Native Returns as Marine

LCpl Edward Manibusan, Jr., from Koblerville, Saipan, grew up on a small island with small towns, few city lights and a lot of ocean. 

Marines Learn Combat Tactics In Combined Arms Exercise

Approximately 300 entry-level infantry Marines participated in a Company Integration Exercise at Range 408 on Camp Pendleton, Sept. 25.

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