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12th Marine Regiment Maneuvers Through Dragon Fire Exercise 15-2

By LCpl William Hester

Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force traveled from Okinawa, Japan to PTA, Kona, Hawaii, for Dragon Fire Exercise 15-2. The exercise will take place March 3-13 to improve combat readiness and command and control capabilities.


Ceremonial Drill School Prepare for Parade Season

To make the parades at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. happen, It takes many months of coordination.

Recruits Feel the Effects of the Confidence Chamber

Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, endured the effects of the Confidence Chamber, Dec. 8, on Edson Range at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.

24th MEU: On the Shoulders of Giants

The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit began a fresh chapter by embarking on its 2015 deployment Dec. 16. The MEU's crisis response mission is scheduled to last around seven months and remains similar to those of the last several decades-to provide the President with a forward-deployed, flexible, sea-based force tasked and ready to respond to wherever it may be called.

Recon Marines Prepare For Parachute Mission in Pacific

Reconnaissance men and air delivery specialist Marines with the battalion jumped from a KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft, giving them added experience with air drop operations while also maintaining their jump proficiency.

Off Leash: Marines Conduct Controlled Aggression Training

Marines and working dogs with Law Enforcement Detachment, Command Element, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, conducted controlled aggression training in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, Dec. 28, 2014.

'1st Tanks' Fulfills Marine Veteran's Final Wish

On the 1st Tank Battalion ramp, a special moment is being shared. A man walks carefully, but assuredly ascends the ramp. He's moving toward a tank. 

Athletes, Leaders Excel at Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

Marines mentor and shape the nation's best and brightest with the Semper Fidelis Football Program in a weeklong practice and mentoring event with approximately 100 student-athletes from across the country who have demonstrated success both on and off the field. 

Back to Basics: Combat Engineers Conduct Platoon Defense Exercise

Marines and sailors with Bravo Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, conducted a platoon defense exercise Dec. 1 to 5 to further stress the importance of combat skills in their unit.

Pittsburgh Marine Earns Honor Graduate Distinction at Officer Candidates Course

Marine officers exemplify the phrase Ductus Exemplo, Latin for "Leadership by Example." Some find the task of becoming an officer impossible and are dropped from the course. While others like SSgt James J.W. Geiger, embrace the challenge.

Dog Handlers Display K-9 Training to NJROTC

Fifty students with the Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps from Mooresville High School, North Carolina, visited Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Dec. 5 in order to get a glimpse into life aboard base.

US Marines Complete Two Months of Ebola Response in West Africa

Since Oct. 8, 2014 a detachment of 100 U.S. Marines and sailors from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) provided support to Operation United Assistance (OUA), the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis in Liberia.

Marines Rescue Woman From Overturned Vehicle

Marines are known for taking care of their own, but when the occasion arises, Marines will take care of anyone in need.

Warrior of the Month: Marine From Orlando

Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command is an organization filled with exceptional men and women supporting the Marine Corps' newest crisis response force as it remains forward-deployed in the Middle East.

One Shot: Marines, JGSDF Complete Sniper Training

U.S. Marine Corps scout snipers collaborated with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force snipers during a lesson in stalking Dec. 2 in the Oyanohara Training Area in Yamato, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.

Capt Karla Cumbie Answers Your Questions on Twitter

On Monday, December 15, Capt Cumbie joined United States Marine Corps Recruiting Command on Twitter to answer your questions and talk about what it's like to earn the title Marine.

US Marines Visit Japanese High Schools, Share Culture

U.S. Marines participating in exercise Forest Light 15-1 visited with high school students Dec. 5 in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.

Boise, Idaho Native Overcomes Tumor in Spine to Become a Marine

When Esra D. Mullner was taken to a doctor for consistent back pain he had no idea doctors would find a tumor in his spine.

Marines Dive Into Amphibious Skills

Marines are known for their ability to operate in the air, on land and at sea. With this in mind, Marines looked towards the water, bracing themselves for their next dive from the sky, determined to conquer the challenges ahead.

Senators Contribute to Toys for Tots

White boxes overflowed with colorful, shiny new toys when senators, their families, aids and other staff members gathered at the Russell Senate Office Building to give to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation on December 3, 2014.

Finding Best

Each year, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon conducts Silent Drill School from November until the beginning of March in order to select new Marines for the upcoming parade season.

U.S. Marines Aid Against IED Threat

U.S. Marines with SPMAGTF-Crisis Response-Africa completed a training engagement focused solely on detection techniques and safety precautions for improvised explosive devices with service members of the Ugandan People's Defense Force in Camp Singo, Uganda.

To Serve, Protect: Marines Train to Save Lives

Military policemen with the Provost Marshal's Office responded to an active shooter and barricaded suspect training scenario Nov. 20 at Camp Courtney's Post Exchange and Commissary to practice their tactical skills.

MARSOC Multi-Purpose Canine Handlers Train for Unforeseen

United States Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) was born in 2006, during the wake of Operation Enduring Freedom's surge. During their eight years of operating within Afghanistan, MARSOC triumphantly left their footprint in the country's evolution to stability, training and advising Afghan National Army Commandos and eradicating Taliban safe havens.

A Story On Every Plate

Approximately 50 Marine volunteers with Marine Air Control Squadron 1, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, gave a helping hand at the Yuma Community Food Bank November 26, 2014.

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