A slice of ‘Slife’ – the sergeant with a mouth Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:49:00 GMT
Sergeant Levi J. Slife is a talker. He loves to talk while he fixes his truck and motorcycle back home in Littleton, Colorado. His Marine buddies say he ran his mouth during a firefight in Afghanistan while enemy rounds were chipping away at brick walls inches above his head. His Marines  claim he talks like Usain Bolt runs. He talks because it is

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducts long-range insert Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:00:49 GMT
Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, supported by sailors from Amphibious Squadron 5 and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, conducted a long range insertion of more than 800 nautical miles into Bellows Training Area, Hawaii, July 31, 2014.  Four MV-22B Ospreys, refueled en route by a KC-130J Super Hercules, departed the USS Makin

PRESS RELEASE #14-009 LSE-14 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:52:00 GMT
United States and Canadian military forces are scheduled to participate in a Large Scale Exercise (LSE-14) from 8-14 August 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.  As a 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (I MEB) led bilateral training exercise, LSE-14 is designed to develop U.S. and Canadian military force crisis

Water technicians keep Camp Dwyer afloat Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:35:00 GMT
For service members deployed to the middle of a desert in Helmand province, Afghanistan, water is a valuable commodity. Troops depend on water for hydration, food preparation, showering and keeping vehicles and gear clean. A small team of eight water support technician Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 and Combat Logistics Battalion 7 are

Eid al-Fitr ceremony held aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:27:00 GMT
Coalition service members and civilian contractors came together during an Eid al-Fitr ceremony held aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 28, 2014. The ceremony marked the end of Ramadan, which is a monthlong holiday that millions of Muslims observe each year by fasting from morning to evening. During the fasting period,

Marines, sailors with Charley Company ensure Camp Dwyer’s safety in Helmand province Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:58:59 GMT
Improvised explosive devices and small arms fire from insurgents remain a threat to units patrolling in Helmand province. Marines with Charley Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conducted an operation near commonly traveled routes near Camp Dwyer and the surrounding area in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 19-20. Insurgents have been

Making the NAE a readiness engine Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:34:00 GMT
This July marks ten years since the establishment of the Naval Aviation Enterprise, a partnership of Navy and Marine Corps aviation leaders working together to advance readiness at an affordable cost. Since 2004, Naval Aviation leaders have been—and still are—collaborating across commands and service branches to target cost drivers and readiness

Hathcock Range coaches ensure realistic training Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:30:00 GMT
San Diego Marines and Sailors participated in annual training with the Marine Corps’ newest pistol qualification program at the Carlos Hathcock Range Complex aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., July 29.

Marine pioneer recognized for commitment to Corps Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:22:30 GMT
United States Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. presented Lt. Gen. Frank E. Peterson, Jr. (ret.) with a Congressional Record statement at his home in Stevensville, Maryland July 28.  The presentation honored Peterson’s significant accomplishments throughout his military career.  “Not only has Peterson’s legacy contributed to the betterment of the Marine

Company C endures physical fitness session Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:04:00 GMT
As the recruits of Charlie Company enter week two of recruit training, they spent the morning under the rising sun conducting a physical fitness session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 28.  The six platoons of Company C began the session with a warm up of sprints then conducted stations of pull-ups, push-ups and crunches. Each station

Confidence Course does its job in inspiring confidence in recruits Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 GMT
High temperature, height and fatigue were dealt with in succession as recruits of Charlie Company weathered the summer heat to finish 11 different obstacles.       Company C, attacked the Confidence Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, July 28.  Staff Sgt. Dustin F. martin, chief drill instructor, Company C, explained the purpose of the exercise

Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Wilmington, Delaware Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:31:37 GMT
Sergeant Benjamin Eric-King Smith has been playing billiards since he was eight years old. He approaches the game as if it were chess, calculating his shots to set up the next one leading to a victory.  Smith takes the same approach to his job as a transportation coordinator for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. In this interview, the 24 year old

Competitors run in honor of Montford Point Marines Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:47:00 GMT
A 105mm M101A1 Howitzer salute sent competitors racing on a muddy path and underbrush for the second annual Montford Point Memorial Biathalon at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, July 25, 2014.  Marines with The Basic School, where newly commissioned officers go to learn the art and science of leading Marines, and weapons training battalion

II MEF CG visits 2nd MAW Marines, sailors Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
The commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Forces Africa visited Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point July 25, taking time to address the Marines of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing here.  The visit came as part of Maj. Gen. William D. Beydler’s initial tour of Marine Corps units now under his command, including 2nd Marine

Memorial honors memory of Bobby Kirchner Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT
A crowd of family and friends gathered to honor the life of Bobby Kirchner during a memorial held at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Saturday.
Devil Dogs; canine's of the corps Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:12:00 GMT
Throughout history dogs have been our constant faithful companions and protectors. As far back as the Civil War, stories have been

Leatherneck tour treats Marines, sailors to entertainment, comedy Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:10:00 GMT
Marines and sailors enjoyed an afternoon of comedy, music and live entertainment at the For the Leathernecks III Comedy and Entertainment Tour hosted at the Twin Rivers Theater at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, July 25, 2014.  The tour was hosted by the Single Marine Program and served as an opportunity for active duty service members to

Not all hellfire and cordon wires: 1st Dental Bn. sailor balances military discipline and job proficiency to succeed in career Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:01:55 GMT
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The military is not all hellfire and cordon wires. As a dental technician for 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Austin balances military bearing and discipline with an approachable personality, necessary for building rapport with patients, and getting the job done. “I enjoy my

Colorado Springs Marine proud to serve twice during Afghan drawdown Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:50:00 GMT
During America’s longest war, many newly-minted Marines’ have wished for an opportunity to dirty their boots in Afghanistan. In the past year, however, deployments to Helmand have slowed and the remaining forces are focused on the redeployment and retrograde effort, while others continue to advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces.

Marine reconnects with Trinidadian roots Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:02:00 GMT
A Marine raised in a Trinidadian household, will reconnect with his heritage when he meets distinguished guests from Trinidad and Tobago during their visit aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), July 25.  Staff Sgt. Steven Superville, a communications chief with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South, expressed