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Iron man challenge tests endurance, strength, teamwork

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:56pm
The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Operations Division hosted its third annual Iron Man Endurance Competition at T. Howard Duckett Park, Sept. 26, and several military teams once again joined in the challenge. “The purpose o ...

Program Empowers Absentee, Overseas Citizen Voters

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:56am
Officials have developed a robust program to ensure absentee military and overseas citizens have the necessary tools to cast their votes, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. As Election Day nears, the Federal Voting Assistance Prog ...

Time Remains for Absentee Voting, Official Says

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:56am
Absentee Voting Week is a reminder that it’s still possible for eligible U.S. voters overseas to register and to vote, the acting director of the department’s Federal Voting Assistance Program said today. “It’s not too late to vote,” Pamela S. Mi ...

Nationals salute Devil Dogs with Marine Corps Day

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:56am
The Washington Nationals celebrated and saluted the Corps with Marine Corps Day at Nationals Park Sept. 24. The event featured the Marine Corps Base Quantico Band playing the national anthem, the Marine Barracks Washington Color Guard and a hear ...

Aircraft maintenance aboard amphibious shipping keeps U.S. Marines mission ready

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:31am
With non-stop flying comes non-stop maintenance for aviation mechanics of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The maintenance crews of the 24th MEU’s aviation combat element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), have stayed busy ove ...

Data Center Improves Self-service for ID Cards

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:31am
The Defense Manpower Data Center is making it easier for service members and their families to get and maintain identification cards. The center has launched its RAPIDS -- Real-time Automated Personnel Identification System -- self-service portal ...

College students find out what it takes to be a Marine

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:06am
More than 80 graduate students from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and 15 students from Johns Hopkins University took part in the Quantico Leadership Venture at Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Officer Candidates School on Sept. 20-21. ...

Marines have landed, San Francisco is well in-hand

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:06am
Marines from Camp Pendleton-based 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and the 1st Marine Division Band have landed in San Francisco for Fleet Week 2012, Oct 3-8. More than 2,500 Marines an ...

Cpl. Rodolfo Estrada in spotlight for Hispanic Heritage Month

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 8:51am
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) is proud to highlight members of its workforce family in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. Corporal Rodolfo Estrada is glad that MCSC is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. “It reall ...

One man’s passion to cook pushes him to serve country

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 1:26pm
When Staff Sgt. Juan Contreras first joined the Marine Corps he had no idea where that journey would lead him. Contreras, a senior advisor with the food service contact team, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward), originally c ...

Biden, Carter Applaud ‘Team MRAP’ as Production Ends

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 1:26pm
Vice President Joe Biden today joined Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter at a Pentagon ceremony marking the end of production of the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle. There are seven MRAP variants, and nearly 28,000 of the vehicles ...

Pendleton honors Korean War veterans

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 1:01pm
In 1950, U.S. President Harry S. Truman authorized a strategic yet dangerous amphibious assault. U.S. forces navigated the tidal flats of northern Inchon's Red Beach surprising an invading North Korean Army and vaulting themselves into the Korean Wa ...

Elemental mercury discovered in pipe at Hadnot Point Water Treatment Plant: Tests confirm no mercury in water supply

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:21am
During routine maintenance of the Hadnot Point Water Treatment Plant on Sept. 15, workers found a silvery substance later determined to be non-soluble, elemental mercury in a pipe within the facility.  Tests conducted after the discovery showed no m ...

MCSC spotlights Sandra Peña Switzer for Hispanic Heritage Month

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 4:46pm
Diversity at Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) starts near the top with Sandra Peña Switzer, Deputy Chief Management Officer (CMO) and Department Head for the Strategic Management and Performance Department (SMPD). Both of her parents are Mexican- ...

Marine Corps Installations Pacific Command reaches full operational capability

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 2:41pm
After a year of transition during its initial operating capability period, Marine Corps Installations Pacific achieved full operational capability Oct. 1. After its establishment, MCIPAC possessed an initial operational capability to perform its ...

2nd Tank Battalion crew earns title as Marine Corps’ best tank crew for 2012

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 2:16pm
Marines from 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, claimed the title as best tank crew in the Marine Corps for 2012 by placing first in the 10th annual Tiger Competition aboard Camp Lejeune Sept. 27. The crew consisting of Sgt. Linh Ngo, tank ...

Allen Discusses Insider Attacks in ‘60 Minutes’ Interview

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 1:51pm
In an interview on the CBS program “60 Minutes” last night, the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan said he takes his mission personally and is angered by insider attacks by Afghan security forces and militants wearing Afghan unifo ...

MCSC spotlights Corporal Rodolfo Estrada for Hispanic Heritage Month

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:21am
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) is proud to highlight members of its workforce family in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. Corporal Rodolfo Estrada is glad that MCSC is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. “It reall ...

Marines sight in aboard USS Rushmore

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 9:41am
The pang of M16 and M4 rifles echoed across the ocean as paper targets where filled with shot holes. It was obvious that the Marines were doing work on the flight deck. During the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group’ ...

Marines kick into high gear to prepare for air show

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 9:41am
Before aircraft can soar above cheering crowds, Marines with operations and logistics spend months in advance coordinating and preparing safe boundaries with fencing and provide seating, water stands and restroom facilities for the comfort of specta ...