Coalition forces enhance leadership skills during noncommissioned officer symposium Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:57:15 GMT
Multinational noncommissioned officers with Task Force Belleau Wood enhanced their leadership skills during a Coalition Committed and Engaged Leadership Symposium aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, April 20.  Task Force Belleau Wood is comprised of approximately 3,400 Marines as well as a multitude of NATO International Security Assistance Force

Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand province Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:50:00 GMT
As the majority of Camp Leatherneck’s residents were still asleep one typical Thursday morning, infantrymen with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, reinforced with Afghan commandos, prepared to depart friendly lines, April 17.  Their two-day mission was to disrupt lethal enemy aid and to search three compounds of interest in an

13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Returns Home After Eight-Month Deployment Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:36:37 GMT
After eight months at sea conducting theater security cooperation exercises with foreign nations throughout the Western Pacific and the Middle East, Marines and Sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (BOXARG) are slated to wrap up their Western Pacific deployment and head home to San Diego, Calif.,
13th MEU Homecoming Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:35:39 GMT
The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), embarked upon the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (BOXARG), will return to its home base at Camp Pendleton, April 24, 2014.  The 13th MEU departed San Diego Aug. 24, 2013, for an eight month western pacific deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.  During the deployment the Marines trained
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Montgomery, Ala. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:30:00 GMT
As an administrative specialist for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Pfc. D’Vonte Robinson is seen and rarely heard. But walk past his barracks room in the evening, and you might mistake him for the radio.  From an early age, the 18-year-old Marine from Montgomery, Ala., learned to express himself through music. Raised with strong ties to his

MCEITS aces its first command cyber readiness inspection Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:48:18 GMT
All Marines benefit from the excellent rating given to Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services in its first command cyber readiness inspection. The results ensure the viability and security of Marines' pay, promotion and training systems so the warfighters can focus on their primary mission.

Aim center, hit center: Corps' top shooters compete in 2014 Marine Corps Match Championships Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:26:00 GMT
In the cold, windy rain, Marines tried to keep a stable position as they held a 17-pound rifle and aimed for center mass. Hitting center mass wasn’t always the outcome, but few Marines were able to gain stability and earned gold, silver and bronze medals.  The Marine Corps’ top shooters from around the world gathered at the Weapons Training

H&HS gets back to basics Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:21:00 GMT
Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron participated in a squadron hike aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 18.   Marines received classes and fired various weapons at Carlos Hathcock Range after covering two miles of a five mile hike.   “We wanted to get everybody together and get some quality [physical training]

Sky-high security: JGSDF showcases latest air-defense systems with U.S. forces Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:56:05 GMT
Marines with Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, hosted Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members with the 15th Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment who showcased new air-defense equipment April 16 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.   The event afforded the Marines, alongside U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment

Tips for summer PCS with success Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:14:00 GMT
Many Marines with families are slated to permanently change station in the upcoming summer months. Moving to and from an overseas duty station, such as Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, can be stressful and unfamiliar to even senior service members.  According to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sandy Alvarez, director of the station Installation
Super squad competition pushes Marines to the limit Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:23:00 GMT
They were on call for nearly a week, the anticipation building, until finally, at 2 a.m., the call came. All squad leaders were ordered to report to the armory with their Marines.   After checking out weapons, six squads of Marines with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group threw on their packs and 

11th MEU, PHIBRON 5 unite for first at-sea period Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:46:00 GMT
Marines and sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 5 completed two weeks of sea-based predeployment training off the coast of San Diego, April 18.  PHIBRON Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training was the first full-scale at-sea event in the 11th MEU's predeployment cycle. The training allowed the MEU,

1st Recon conducts HAHO training at Fort Lewis-McChord Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:22:00 GMT
Marines from Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, conducted a combat readiness exercise earlier this month at Fort Lewis-McChord, Wash.  The company performed the training to assess their ability to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance operations as they prepare to operate as a Maritime Raid Force with the 15th Marine Expeditionary

6th Marine Corps District hosts Recruiter Instructor Training Symposium Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:38:00 GMT
Recruiter instructors from across the Southeast were in attendance for the 6th Marine Corps District Recruiter Instructor Training Symposium held here April 1-4, 2014.  The symposium is held each year to provide the district’s core recruiter trainers with the information and training needed to stay on top of the latest recruiting trends and
Field meet gathers CLR-25 for competition, fun Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:32:00 GMT
Shoutsrang out across the field of battle - encouragement for each service member togo faster, push harder. The calls echoed as the competition between opposingunits waged on in the morning chill.    Marines and sailors with CombatLogistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group gathered around the chaosduring the regiment’s field meet here,

Super squad competition pushes Marines to the limit Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:23:00 GMT
They were on call for nearly a week, the anticipation building, until finally, at 2 a.m., the call came. All squad leaders were ordered to report to the armory with their Marines.   After checking out weapons, six squads of Marines with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group threw on their packs and

Field meet gathers CLR-25 for competition, fun Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:32:00 GMT
Shouts rang out across the field of battle - encouragement for each service member to go faster, push harder. The calls echoed as the competition between opposing units waged on in the morning chill.          Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group gathered around the chaos during the regiment’s field meet

50M Pool to open in May Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:04:00 GMT
Not only does April showers bring May flowers, but they also help fill the Quantico 50M Pool, which is scheduled to open May 24, for all service members, family members, military retirees and DOD civilians.  Patrons will be able to use the pool until Sept. 15, without enduring price-increases or other changes compared to last year. “Our prices are

Temporary commissary closing for good of customers Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:54:00 GMT
Scheduled to be completed in early June, the end of Marine Corps Base Quantico’s commissary renovations are in sight. One of the final pieces of the project is the replacement of the store’s shelving units, which will temporarily close the base grocery.  Instead of closing at 6 p.m., the commissary will shut its doors at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 27,

Earth Day for Miramar: Marines give back to Mother Nature Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Marines and Sailors with Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing celebrated Earth Day in a variety of ways aboard the installation, April 22.  Marines cleaned Kearny Villa road and the Harris Plant road off-ramp and held an event for those aboard the air station to bring items like motor oil, batteries, and appliances

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