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Lexington-native performs for his hometown

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 12:36pm
A native of Lexington, Va., performed with the Silent Drill Platoon during a halftime show at Virginia Military Institute Oct. 6. Lance Cpl. Eric D. Mogensen, marcher with the SDP, performed for the first time in front of his parents Eric and Ja ...

Marines deploy to New Caledonia

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 1:51pm
Approximately 90 Marines deployed Oct. 11 for Exercise Croix du Sud 2012, which takes place in New Caledonia. Croix du Sud, which means “southern cross” in French, is a multilateral exercise hosted by the French Armed Forces in New Caledonia and ...

Marines continue time-honored tradition in Sangin

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 1:26pm
It is a military tradition carried out on U.S. bases throughout the world. The raising and lowering of the American flag is not just another duty for Marines, especially while deployed. In fact, morning and evening colors is so meaningful any mil ...

NATO Partners to Discuss Afghan Successes, Challenges

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 1:26pm
When NATO defense ministers meet here tomorrow with representatives of six non-NATO nations that contribute to the International Security and Assistance Force, the topic will be Afghanistan’s successes, its challenges and its future. Representing ...

Maldivian, U.S. Marines kickoff training for Coconut Grove

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 1:51pm
It’s been more than three days since the “Alpha Raiders” set foot on the Maldivian soil—tropical and lush—which significantly contrasts from the dry California climate. U.S. Marines from Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, based out of ...

Marines help Afghan National Security Forces, Sangin Government stand tall

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 1:26pm
It has been seven long months for the Marines and sailors of 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, but they will soon return home to family and friends from Sangin, Afghanistan. The Marines faced a difficult task at a difficult ti ...

Philippine, American forces meet up to kick off PHIBLEX 2013

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 1:01pm
The opening ceremony of the Amphibious Landing Exercise 2013 took place Oct. 8, 2012 aboard USS Bonhomme Richard. More than 300 U.S. Marines, sailors and service members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines gathered here to commemorate the 29th ...

Dempsey Releases Concept to Build Joint Force 2020

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 2:36am
At the heart of the Capstone Concept for Joint Operations released today by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is an idea called globally integrated operations, which will be used to build and organize Joint Force 2020. The concept stresse ...

Marines aid Afghan, soldiers secure area

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 2:41pm
Entering the Trek Nawa District of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, made a bold military presence absent to the region for nearly a year. Arriving Sept. 26, ...

1st Marine Division Marines save motorcyclist’s life

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 2:41pm
On a late Thursday afternoon, Staff Sgt. Javier Acosta, a platoon sergeant with Charlie Company, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, and Sgt. Ronny Pool, a platoon sergeant with Headquarters and Service Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Divis ...

Superstars rock Combat Center

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 1:51pm
Children were hoisted onto their parents shoulders, overlooking the large crowd. As Hinder walked on stage, the field went dark and the crowd went wild. Theory of a Deadman and Hinder played at the Sounds of Freedom 2012 concert for Combat Cente ...

Six ways you can cut your chances of breast chances of breast cancer

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 1:51pm
This year, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is something that has touched families from all across the world, a common enemy. The exact causes of this deadly disease are still unknown, and millions of dollars are inve ...

Marines strengthen ties to community through mixer

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 7:36am
Marines with Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow attended the 23rd Annual Community Military Mixer at the Sandy Basin Community Center, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 26. The annual event allowed residents and leaders in the ...

MCSC Major represents Marine Corps online and in video advertisement

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 6:46am
Visit the webpage at http://officer.marines.com/marine/quality_citizens and you may be surprised to see Marine Corps Systems Command’s Major Alan Singleton front and center in the photo at the top of the page. Singleton, the Command’s Staff Secretar ...

Building foundations: Miramar creates home for future squadrons

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 1:26pm
Aircraft noise on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., is not the only thing heard across the air station. Construction on a new MV-22B "Osprey" hangar, an addition to an existing CH-53E "Super Stallion" hangar and work o ...

MCLB Barstow strengthen ties to community through mixer

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 1:26pm
Marines with Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow attended the 23rd Annual Community Military Mixer at the Sandy Basin Community Center, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 26. The annual event allowed residents and leaders in the ...

Marines train in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear defense at sea

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 1:26pm
GAS! GAS! GAS! Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit armed themselves with their M50 field protective masks for a different type of training to prepare for a variety of threats they could encounter during their deployment, West ...

Grants Expand Military Children’s Educational Opportunities

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 11:21am
The Department of Defense Education Activity director urged recipients of the 2012 educational grant program today to push the envelope in developing programs that ultimately will benefit all military schoolchildren. Marilee Fitzgerald opened the ...

Marines, Navy land on San Francisco’s beach, showcase medical aid abilities

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 11:21am
U.S. Marine and Navy forces displayed their capabilities of landing and setting up an expeditionary medical aid station in San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Oct. 3.  Sailors serving with Assault Craft Unit 5, a Navy unit out of Marine Corps Base Camp P ...

Biden, Odierno Announce Education Milestone for Military Kids

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 7:36am
More than 100 colleges and universities have signed on to a White House initiative to prepare educators for the unique needs of their military-connected students, Dr. Jill Biden announced today. Biden, wife of the vice president, made the announc ...