Camp Lejeune chow hall renamed in honor of two Navy Cross recipients Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:24:23 GMT
The 8th Marine Regiment held a dedication ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 28, 2014, to rename the Wallace Creek Dining Hall in honor of two Marines who died protecting their own in Iraq. Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale, an anti-tank missile man with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, from Burkeville,

San Diego Chargers attend military appreciation day aboard MCAS Miramar Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:25:00 GMT
Marines, Sailors and family members attended a San Diego Chargers military appreciation day aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug. 27.

An Introspective Look at Joining Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:35:47 GMT
When I received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., I was overwhelmed and intimidated at first.  “How is this possible?” “Why me?” “Am I ready for this?” Were the questions that plagued my mind.  Considered hallowed grounds amongst most Marines, I was shocked that the Corps would consider me worthy of this distinct honor. Like most Marines
20-year-old award ceremony honors old and new generation of E Co., 2/7 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:37:00 GMT
The Marine Corps’ storied legacy spans hundreds of years since its humble beginning in 1775. To this day, the Marine Corps takes pride in its traditions. Aboard the Combat Center, E Co., 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, continues a tradition of its own, alongside the 1st Marine Division Association, Phoenix Chapter, which began 20 years
Fightertown fights hunger Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:32:00 GMT
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort ended its 6th Annual Feds Feed Families Campaign to support food insecure households in the surrounding communities, Aug. 28. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the donations from the Feds Feed Families food drive are especially important because they come at a time of year when donations

Holy Joe’s Café delivers truckloads of coffee for service members Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:31:00 GMT
In the blazing hot sun of the Middle East, on the cold steel of a ship underway and anywhere else service members may deploy, something as simple as a hot cup of coffee can lift their spirits and get them through the day. In this way, a free cup of coffee reminds service members they are not forgotten.  Holy Joe’s Café delivered thousands of boxes
Like father, like son Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:27:00 GMT
In 1986, Richard Burris took the challenge of going through the rigorous 13-week training that is Marine Corps boot camp. Nearly three decades later, Burris’ son followed in those same yellow footsteps that transform young adults into Marines. Now a master gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps, Burris is known throughout the field of correctional

Marines learn natural horsemanship during volunteer event Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:24:00 GMT
Four Marines walk to a horse stable after a morning of work. A white horse stands tall in front of them, patiently waiting. Its owner slowly approaches and introduces herself by presenting a saddle to place on its back. Marines watch closely, ready to learn anything they can about horsemanship.  The Marines volunteered Aug. 24, 2014, at the Crazy
What I've Learned: 1st Lt. Wayne Quint Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:20:00 GMT
1st Lt. Wayne Quint ran Cross Country in high school, eventually becoming the team captain with his best 3-mile time being 16 minutes 8 seconds. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and went on to earn his degree in law. Shorty after, he decided to commission in the Marine Corps.  >I played basketball growing up and was a pretty
MASS-1 improves squadron readiness Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:16:30 GMT
More than 50 Marines with Marine Air Support Squadron 1 conducted M240B machine gun and M1014 combat shotgun training during a field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 25.  The purpose of the range was to train Marines to qualify as instructors within the squadron using different weapon systems, said 1st Lt. Phillip Thome, an

MASS-1 improves squadron readiness Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:16:19 GMT
More than 50 Marines with Marine Air Support Squadron 1 conducted M240B machine gun and M1014 combat shotgun training during a field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 25.  The purpose of the range was to train Marines to qualify as instructors within the squadron using different weapon systems, said 1st Lt. Phillip Thome, an

Thundering Third uses rope bridges to overcome mountainous terrain Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:08:08 GMT
As America’s crisis response force, Marines must be ready to engage hostile threats in any environment.  Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment will become the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element in October. Mountain Exercise 2014 develops critical skills the battalion will need during deployment.  Specifically, the

U.S. and Malaysian and Armed Forces Kick-Off Joint Exercise Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:58:47 GMT
Members of the United States and Malaysian armed forces came together to officially open Malaysia – United States Amphibious Exercise 2014 during an opening dinner at Kg Tanduo, Malaysia, Aug. 26. The exercise, planned over the span of several months, is designed to improve participating forces’ amphibious training, readiness and

Service and Safety Honored At Quarterly Awards Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:50:44 GMT
Quilts of Valor, Apple Valley Region Chapter, a group of volunteers who design, create then donate quilts to military

Teamwork helps recruits prevail during Crucible Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:41:00 GMT
Some obstacles can be performed individually, but certain tests are impossible without teamwork. Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, utilized just that for their biggest test in recruit training, the Crucible, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 20.  The Crucible is a 54-hour exercise that tests the skills

A Long Way from Home Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:37:53 GMT
Fresh dew wets the grass as the sun slowly rises over the countryside. The only sounds that can be heard are birds chirping and a lawnmower in the distance. It is a sharp contrast from the fast-paced life of Washington, D.C.    This is the type of difference Cpl. Megan Hancock, a native of Sheridan, Ill., has had to adjust to when she moved to the

Marine assaultmen rocket back to their roots Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:27:03 GMT
Assaultmen with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, conducted a live-fire range with MK153 Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapons aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, August 21-22, 2014.  For the Marines, the training provided extra trigger time using integrated elements such as coordinated volleys and an evaluated night

Marines, Army look to future of autonomous ground vehicles Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:20:00 GMT
Distinguished military and civilian personnel visited the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina during the Autonomous Mobility Applique System Joint Capability Technology Demonstration Aug. 20. “The JCTD is a joint effort between the Marine Corps and the army to come up with standardized robotic kits for their tactical wheeled vehicles,”

Marines train for pilot recovery in jungle Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:57:06 GMT
A Marine pilot finds cover in the forest sending multiple distress signals after his plane crashes deep in enemy territory. His broken leg makes getting back to friendly lines unlikely. Remaining hidden, he hears a helicopter approaching in the distance, and shortly afterward he sees Marines weave through the jungle to rescue him. Marines with

More upgrades coming to Quantico 50M pool next season Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:54:26 GMT
More improvements are on the horizon at the Quantico 50M Pool. The pool will close for the season Sept. 2. However, Lindsay Leach, aquatics director, said they’re already working on new items and renovations that will improve user experience next summer.   The Olympic-sized pool will be outfitted with new ladders, lounge chairs and children’s