Passing of Corps; Dunford becomes 36th Commandant Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:07:00 GMT
Gen. James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, relinquished command of the Marine Corps to Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Oct. 17 at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.  The ceremony started with musical performances from “The Commandant’s Own,” The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and “The President's Own,” United States Marine

Commanding General's Cup football playoffs (Falcons vs. Gators) Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:35:00 GMT
The Miramar Falcons knocked the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion Gators out of the playoffs in the first round with a dominant 30-0 victory at Page Fieldhouse, Oct. 21.   The Falcon’s defense forced a three-and-out to start the game, leaving their offense at the 35-yard line in excellent field position to find the end zone early.   After two short

Take a stand against domestic violence Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:59:00 GMT
One Marine’s personal account Domestic violence can occur anywhere. It can happen in the military. It can happen to a person of any rank.  Domestic abusers do not seem to discriminate over personality traits. There is no stereotypical victim. It can be anyone who is in a relationship with an abuser. The following story comes from a Marine who might

Marines learn raid leader skills Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:32:22 GMT
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participated in a raid-leaders course here Oct. 8. Marines with BLT 3/1 are the 15th MEU’s ground combat element and will deploy aboard the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group in 2015.  The raid-leaders course is intended to teach the leaders

Marines train for helicopter raids Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:50:54 GMT
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participated in a helicopter raid exercise here Oct. 16. Marines with BLT 3/1 are the 15th MEU’s ground combat element and will deploy aboard the Essex Amphibious Ready Group next spring. The exercise was part of a two week-long raid

11th MEU Begins Cougar Voyage 15 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:41:45 GMT
As the United States continues to reaffirm their commitment to allied forces working around the globe, Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are doing their part to help strengthen military-to-military relationships with partner nations.   One way the 11th MEU and Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8)

1st ANGLICO Marines Return from Afghanistan Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:10:49 GMT
Marines and sailors of 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, will return to Camp Pendleton from Afghanistan Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Approximately 20 personnel make up the Supporting Arms Liaison Team C, the unit returning Wednesday. SALT C specializes

Bronze Star awarded posthumously to Marine for valor in combat Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:01:00 GMT
“He was killed stepping out of a doorway so someone else didn’t have to,” said Sgt. Christopher Leonard, the former first fire team leader for 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. “He would never let someone else put their life on the line when they didn’t have to.” Sgt. Daniel Vasselian is remembered by his

1st Supply Bn. makes WTI Fly Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:29:01 GMT
YUMA, Ariz. - Marines with 1st Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, provided logistical support for the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, in Yuma, Arizona, since Aug. 28, 2014. WTI is a seven-week-long, bi-annual training course designed to hone and develop pilot, weapon

Leadership 101: Marine from Mattoon, Illinois Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:28:25 GMT
Marine expeditionary units represent everything the Marine Corps has to offer. Comprised of ground, aviation, logistics and command elements, the MEU can accomplish any mission from humanitarian assistance to major combat operations.  The Marines that comprise the MEU are the first responders to crises around the world. The success of the MEU is

3/1 Conducts HRST Masters Course Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:18:00 GMT
With a multitude of missions requiring air insertions, Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element must be ready to reach their objectives using little more than their wits and some rope.   “They are bringing back to their units the capability of fast-roping and rappelling from different platforms,” said Sgt. Elton

Civic leaders, CSAF tour Hawaii installations Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:14:00 GMT
Nearly 30 members of the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program visited Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Oct. 15, 2014. The group, which is made up of community members from various walks of life, visited numerous places on island including MCB Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wheeler Army Airfield and Schofield Barracks from Oct. 13 through 17, 2014.

U.S. Navy celebrates 239th birthday Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:33:00 GMT
Oct. 13, 2014 marked the United States Navy’s 239th birthday. After dozens of engagements in that time, the United States Navy continues to sail the seven seas.

Marine overcomes challenges of troubled neighborhood Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:12:00 GMT
Pvt. Damon K. Meeks, Platoon 3250, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, fought and overcame the challenges of growing up in a troubled neighborhood and chose to become part of a different brotherhood. Meeks was born and raised in the west side of Chicago.  The house where he lived in, with his three brothers and four sisters, was located

GCEITF Marines build camaraderie during three-mile cadence run Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:22:00 GMT
“C-130 rollin' down the strip, task force Marines gonna take a little trip! Mission top-secret, destination unknown! Don't even know when we're comin' home! Stand up, buckle up, shuffle to the door, jump right out and shout Marine Corps!”

Marine Raiders, looking back on a legacy Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:48:00 GMT
“When the war started I got in the wrong line.  I wanted to join the Air Corps.”   One wrong line led to another and Sgt. Michael E. Banks, a native and resident of Berlin, Wis., found himself part of an elite group – the Marine Raiders.   Banks was one of few volunteers during a pivotal time in history.  According to the National WWII Museum, only

Recruits get knowledge about rules and regulations of hazing Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:21:07 GMT
  The Marine Corps is known as a brotherhood, one  to which no other can compare. Entrance into many of these brotherhoods may involve some kind of rite of passage but recruits learn entrance to the Corps’ brotherhood is all about pride, professionalism and traditions.     Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, learned what the

Recruits get motivated for Crucible Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:07:44 GMT
  Many events have occurred since the birth of the Corps that have built and transformed it in to what it is today.  Marines learn from history, and it is something that is taught throughout recruit training, not only at the classroom, but at the museum as well.    Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learned the roots of

MALS-14 Marines, FRC East extend zero finds streak Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:03:51 GMT
Marines with Marine Aviation Logistic Squadron 14 and technicians with Fleet Readiness Center East extended their streak of maintenance and quality assurance excellence recently, passing their ninth Nondestructive Testing and Inspection with zero finds.   During the NDT/I, X-ray scans are conducted on the intake system of an AV-8B Harrier to ensure
U.S. Marines partner with East African forces Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
U.S. Marines arrived in East Africa, October 14, to train Ugandan and Burundian forces, preparing them for future deployments.  The forces will practice basic infantry tactics, engineering, logistical support, countering improvised explosive devices, lifesaving techniques, and convoy operations throughout October and December. The U.S. force is