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Recon Marines Perfect Internally Transportable Vehicle Insertion Capabilities

By PFC Alvin Pujols

On March 15, 2015, Marines from Force Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducted one method of aerial insertion from a CH-53E Super Stallion during a reconnaissance and surveillance training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.


EOD Marines Teach Students About Robotics

The Swansboro High School Robotics Team sat in awe as three Marines set up and demonstrated two robots in their classroom on Jan. 29, 2015. After the Marines from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company explained some of the capabilities and statistics of the Mk2 Talon and the Mk1 Packbot, the students enthusiastically lined up for their turn to operate the operator control unit.

Motor T Drives Mountains

Motor transportation Marines with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, and Combat Logistics Battalion 26, Headquarters Regiment, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, expanded their horizons during small unit support vehicle and mountain driving courses Jan. 14, 2015, at Bridgeport, California, in preparation for mountain warfare and survival training in the coming weeks.

Integrated Task Force AAV Platoon Takes Aim On Gunnery Skills

Marines with Amphibious Assault Vehicle Platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted a live-fire exercise at Range SR-10 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 20, 2015.

Marines Unload During MK 19 Qualifications

Approximately 20 Marines with Scout Platoon, 2nd Tank Battalion qualified using a Mk 19, a 40 mm, belt-fed automatic grenade launcher, in the turret of a Humvee Jan. 21 and 22, 2015, at training area G-7 on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Marine Recognized for Community Outreach

GySgt Tawanda Hanible started an organization that links at-risk youth with active duty and veteran service members. Because of he work, she was recognized in a Washington. D.C. based magazine, the Washingtonian. 

First Person View: Osprey Lifts Cargo

U.S. Marine Corps landing support specialists with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response - Africa attach a 2180-pound pallet of supplies to a lift cable under an MV-22 Osprey flown by Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 at Moron Air Base, Spain, Jan. 19, 2015.

Montford Point Marine Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Frank C. Christl of San Clemente was awarded the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal by Brig. Gen. Edward Banta for serving as a Montford Point Marine from 1944-1946 on Jan. 16.

Underwater Egress Training

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) undergo underwater egress training to ensure maximum readiness. 

A Leader's Perspective: A Young Marine Takes Charge

U.S. Marine LCpl Joseph Burk, inspired by his father, enlisted in the Marine Corps to make a difference. Burk, 20, is from Post Falls, Idaho, and is a team leader with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit himself aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

Marines and Romanian Soldiers Endure OC Training

OC Spray is a non-lethal weapon, designed to target the eyes and used to control riots. Marine Sgt. Russell Midori brings a first-hand account of what was apparently a very painful training day at Platinum Lion 15 in Bulgaria.

Next Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Announced

The Commandant of the Marine Corps announced today the selection of Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green as the next Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.

Kansas Marine Saves Life of Okinawan Days Before Christmas

Honor, courage and commitment is what every United States Marine stands for. One Marine stationed on Camp Hansen took these values to the next level showing Marines are never off duty.

Mike and November Companies Receive Eagle, Globe and Anchor

After pushing their bodies through the last nine miles of the Crucible, the 54-hour culminating event of training, recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, arrived at the Iwo Jima flag raising statue Dec. 13, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C.

Great Grandson of Navajo Code Talker Carries on Family Tradition

Navajo code talkers used their language to assist Marines in every Marine assault from 1942 - 1945. Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Iwo Jima are to name a few. 

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.

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