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Every Marine a rifleman

Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 participated in a squadron-sized field training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, April 15-19.

Fox Company Basic Warrior Training

The recruits of Fox Company learn some of the skills they need to become basically trained Marines during Basic Warrior Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. 

Rifle issue instills responsibility early in training

Throughout history, Marines have been known to possess a one shot, one kill mindset that allows them to manipulate a rifle to deliver accurate shots with desired results. This state of mind and skill begins when a recruit is first introduced to his rifle in recruit training.

Training Combat Hunters

Marines put their searching skills to the test during the tracking portion of the Combat Hunter course at Kahuku Training Area.

MCSC trains Marines on new Close Quarters Battle Pistol

Marine Corps Base Quantico Special Response Team along with Marines from the Weapons Training Battalion at Quantico, participated in New Equipment Training, or NET, for the M45A1 Close Quarters Battle Pistol.

Marines forward-arm, refuel helicopter during FARP exercise

Aviation Operations Company Marines set up a forward-arming and refueling point April 3 at the Central Training Area near Camp Hansen to support flight operations conducted by three CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters and one AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262, Marine Aircraft Group 36.

'The Professionals' build camaraderie, strength through endurance hike

Marines serving with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participated in a conditioning hike to prepare them mentally and physically for future combat operations. 

Recruit learns life lessons through adversity

The phrase "adapt and overcome" is often used in the Marine Corps to describe the long legacy of Marines who were faced with extenuating circumstances, yet refused to let the challenge defeat them. For Pvt Jeremiah Owens, Platoon 3242, Company L, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, this trait wasn't something new; it has been his way of life since he was young. 

Transformation begins before Recruit Training

Poolees in the DEP participate in pool functions designed to prepare them for the rigors of Marine Corps Recruit Training.  

Recruits honored to wear U.S. Marine Corps uniform

Being able to wear the Marine Corps uniform during Recruit Training gives recruits a taste of what they are working toward.

U.S. Marine from Ghana teaches leadership principles to Ghanaian sailors

GySgt Richard Koffi Gyabin, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 administrative chief, was born and raised in Ghana.

Marksmanship coaches teach more than shooting

One shot, one kill is a phrase that every Marine has heard at one time or another while qualifying on the rifle range, which is an annual requirement. One of the tools the Marine Corps provides to all of its shooters that are re-qualifying on the rifle range is a marksmanship coach.

Variety of physical fitness makes well-rounded Marines

The recruits of Company G, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion challenged their physical fitness and endurance while learning different exercises during the Circuit Course event aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

U.S. Philippine Marines hit bull's-eye

Marines and Sailors with Company B., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted a combat marksmanship program alongside Philippine Marines, April 8.

Marine breaks stereotypes throughout career

In nearly 20 years in the Corps, GySgt Lisa Kulczewski has continually overcome stereotypes of female Marines. 

Marines refresh, test skills during aerial gunnery training

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 engaged in an aerial gunnery training exercise March 27 at range W-176, about 25 miles off the coast of Okinawa.

U.S. Marines cross-train with U.K. soldiers

Marines with General Support Combat Logistics Company (GS CLC), Combat Logistics Regiment 2, teamed up with British Army soldiers from 1 Close Support Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (1 CS Bn REME), to conduct joint coalition training during the last month.

Eyes of Marine Corps Air Station always alert

Miscommunication or failure to communicate between units on the flight line can be the difference between life and death. To prevent any equipment from damage or malfunction, an elite group of Marines and sailors regularly manages the radar system to keep Marine Corps Base Hawaii running on all cylinders

India Company trains with French Legionnaires

For three days, Marines and sailors from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit had the privilege of training alongside the French Foreign Legion. 

Yuma Marines assist local MCJROTC

Maj Brian M. Bell and MGySgt Eric Holland, both retired, lead 135 students from Yuma, Arizona's Marine Corps Junior ROTC program to Kofa High School through a mock Crucible on March 28, 2013.

No prisoners: Marines train to retake facility from terrorists

"The aggressors are inside our compound... there will be no prisoners." The words launched the battle to retake 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group's facilities from simulated terrorists, who infiltrated the site.

MV-22 Osprey thunders through Stuggart skies

In coordination with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa, the community of U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, and USAG Stuttgart had "hands-on" experience with the MV-22B Osprey.

California Marine connects Marines, wants to travel the globe

When people talk about traveling the world, they might think of places like Rome, Australia, and the Caribbean. LCpl Nickolas Franklin said Helmand Province, Afghanistan, is just one of the many destinations he wants to visit.

Corporals conquer jungle, gain leadership skills

Marines crawled through the flooded trench, sliding through cold, muddy water while keeping a low profile to avoid detection and maintaining a focus on developing leadership in a setting far different from the classroom they frequented the week before.

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