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Marines Qualify With M203 Grenade Launcher

By Cpl Michael Dye

Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, loaded 40 mm rounds into their M203 grenade launchers and fired them at targets resulting in an explosion of dirt and debris during a M203 grenade launcher qualification aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 5, 2015.


MARSOC conducts Maritime Operations Training

Marines with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion (1st MSOB) conduct a Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) exercise at sea. 

Cherry Point Marines become martial arts instructors

After enduring a three-week Marine Corps martial arts instructor course at Cherry Point, 21 Marines reached the final day of their painful journey June 28.

Females pull ahead with pull-ups

According to ALMAR 046/12, female Marines will be required to conduct pull-ups as part of their annual physical fitness test starting January 1, 2014.

One recruit, one rifle

During their first week aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, recruits are issued essential items they will need throughout recruit training.  They receive everything from toiletries to uniforms, however the most valuable item they are issued is the M-16 A4 service rifle.

Commentary: Prepare to Drop

The morning of an amphibious launch aboard the USS Carter Hall feels slightly unreal; there's an odd and slightly dreamlike quality to it.

LtGen Williams on leadership and service

LtGen Willie Williams, director Marine Corps Staff, overcomes adversity to become a General Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Warrior Culture

We won't tell you what is one. We won't tell you how to be one. 

It's not just training, it's a way of life

The permanent personnel of The Basic School conducted a 10-mile conditioning hike aboard the west-side of Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Dogs sniff out explosives during training

Searching and sniffing at anything suspicious, military working dog teams operate on the front lines clearing patrol routes and providing a unique layer of security for Marines in the unit.

Marine Barracks Washington makes history with first female Sergeant Major

SgtMaj Angela Maness makes history as Marine Barracks Washington's first female Sgt. Major. 

Making leaders while deployed

For several days young Marines have had a challenging experience attending Corporals Course while deployed with Black Sea Rotational Force 13.

Combat engineers conduct demolition training

Marines serving with Bravo Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, conducted demolitions training with several types of explosives at range 108, June 19.

College students experience Navy, Marine Corps training

More than 500 students from colleges across the U.S. participated in the Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen-West 2013 at Camp Pendleton.

New systems evaluated during wargame

More than 30 organizations including Headquarters Marine Corps, Second Marine Expeditionary Force, United Kingdom Army, United States Navy and Lockheed Martin participated from June 17-21 in the fictitious scenario at Geiger Hall aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.

'Master Guns' rises through the ranks despite odds

MGySgt Rongalett Green's passion to serve others and determination was the catalyst that propelled her from a troubled past to leadership and success in the Marine Corps.

Coram N.Y., native and Marine veteran reunites with recruiter friend

Standing 5'10" tall and weighing 135 pounds, Jamel Herring, a native of Coram, N.Y., stands in his corner awaiting the sound of the bell to face his opponent.

Marines graduate from DLI Foreign Language Center Acquisition Course

Four Marines from Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group (MCSCG) graduated from an initial language acquisition course at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) Foreign Language Center (FLC), Virginia Beach Training Detachment.

Marines execute rocket battle drills at Fuji

The Marines with combined anti-armor team faced this simulated scenario June 3 at the North Training Area at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji while executing combat scenario drills.

Bulldogs chew through carrier training

AV-8B Harrier pilots with Marine Attack Squadron 223 conducted simultaneous training operations while beginning readiness for upcoming Marine Expeditionary Unit deployments with the 31st and 22nd MEUs

AAV platoon builds bridge with Jordanian army

On June 12, the Marines of Amphibious Assault Vehicle Platoon conducted their first bilateral training event of the many planned during Exercise Eager Lion 2013.

31st MEU Dragons extinguish inferno during aircraft firefighter training

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted aircraft firefighting training on a simulated helicopter frame. 

Marine's life, career comes full circle on deployment

1st Lt. Hubert Williams was evacuated from Sierra Leone by U.S. Marines during a civil way in 1997. Now a commissioned officer in the Corps, Williams serves as the adjutant for Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa.

22nd MEU CBRN Marines secure rescue certifications

22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines completed a 10-day, specialized rescue training course at the Center for National Response in Gallagher, W.V., in preparation for the MEU's upcoming deployment.

Marine Sergeant Takes on Challenge to Become Officer

When shots rang out and flames burst through the Afghan sky over Camp Bastion last September, a lot of things changed for many people.

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