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Salina-native commands Marine Corps’ Silent Drill Platoon

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 3:06pm
A native of Salina, Kan., served as the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon commander during a special Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington Aug. 3. Staff Sgt. Scott Wilkie led the precision drill team in front of thousands of spectat ...

Commanding general talks to SNCOs, NCOs

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 1:26pm
The commanding general for Regional Command Southwest spoke to the noncommissioned officers aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Aug. 5 and the staff NCOs Aug.4. Major Gen. Charles M. Gurganus updated the Marines about the current state of opera ...

F-35 completes first airborne weapons separation

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 1:26pm
The F-35 Lightning II accomplished a significant test milestone Aug. 8 when the aircraft successfully released a weapon in flight. BF-3, a short take-off and vertical landing F-35 variant, released an inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack ...

Bowling Green Marines, brothers reunite in Afghanistan

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 12:36pm
What do a pilot, motor transportation mechanic and an embarkation specialist deployed to Afghanistan have in common? For three Marines the answer is simple, they are brothers. Gunnery Sgt. James K. Donnelly, a maintenance chief with 1st Maintenan ...

Personal Security Detachment allows commanding general to travel throughout Helmand Province, meet with Marines in remote areas

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 12:36pm
A great leader makes for a great team, but when that team is comprised of thousands of Marines and sailors spread out at dozens of different locations, a leader must have an understanding of how each area affects his team members. The Personal Se ...

Historic rifles shoot downrange once more

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 9:41am
Approximately 500 competitors from around the world, some as far as Australia and Germany, brought their historic rifles to the firing line for the Vintage Sniper Rifle Match during the Civilian Marksmanship Programs National Matches at Camp Perry, ...

H&HS departments compete for pride, glory

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 2:12am
Several departments within Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron competed for pride and glory during a squadron field meet at Penny Lake fields here Aug. 1, 2012. The purpose of the meet was to foster a sense of friendly competition and esprit ...

First Civ Div comes early to some Marines

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:41pm
Marines worldwide are now offered the chance for an early end to active service. Marine Administrative Message 371/12 was released July 12, 2012, announcing the fiscal year 13 Voluntary Enlisted Early Release Program. “The FY13 Voluntary Enliste ...

Servicemembers receive donations, thrift store gives donations

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:41pm
As patrons weave among rows of furniture, stacks of electronics, bins of toys, tables laden with dishware and shelves brimming with books, they can be a little overwhelmed at the volume and variety of things for sale. But they're not pushing carts t ...

CJTF-HOA Welcomes New Senior Enlisted Leader

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:56am
Sgt. Maj. Gary Smith assumed the role as the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader from Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Davis July 15. As the senior enlisted leader, Smith’s responsibilities include serving as the pr ...

Marines tend flag at 3M Championship, Greats of Golf Challenge

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 12:36pm
Representatives from Recruiting Substation St. Cloud rubbed shoulders with world-renowned golfers at TPC Twin Cities this weekend. Three Marines made it onto the green by volunteering to tend the flag at the 18th hole during PGA Tour's 3M Champi ...

Chicago oboe player selected for President's Own

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 10:32am
At the young age of 22 years old, Trevor Mowry has received what might be one of the biggest, and rarest, opportunities of his life; to play oboe for the President. After enduring a tedious selection process, Mowry, a Glen Ellyn native, was chos ...

Season to start: Falcons prepare for flight

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 4:21pm
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar’s Falcons held a pep rally for the team and their supporters, July 30, to raise spirits before their first game of the season as they go on to defend the title of “Best of the West.” “I wish the game was today, t ...

Marines Announce Date and Location of 2nd Annual Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 3:56pm
The Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) is pleased to announce the date and location of the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. This nationally televised bowl, featuring the nation’s best and brightest high school football players, will take p ...

Lobster Festival detachment visits Maine nursing center

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 9:41am
The smiles and laughter said it all: lobster and good company makes for a fun time. More than 25 Marines and sailors from Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, and the USS San Antonio crew put on their dress uniforms Aug. 2 an ...

Finally home - 1st Tanks returns

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 4:46pm
  Marines and sailors from Company A, 1st Tank Battalion, arrived at the Combat Center July 29, 2012, after a seven-month-long deployment to Helmand province, Afghanistan. Family, friends and fellow service members of 1st Tanks anxiously wait ...

CID cracks down on synthetic drugs

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 4:46pm
  The Combat Center’s Criminal Investigation Division is cracking down on the use, purchase and sales of synthetic drugs such as bath salts and spice. The CID is responsible for investigating all criminal violations and instances that the Depart ...

‘War Dogs’ take on Range 400 in EMV

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 4:46pm
  The Marines of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, took on Range 400 in a company-sized mission in a live fire venue July 29, 2012, as part of their Enhanced Mojave Viper training. Company F practiced fire and maneuver techniques wit ...

Sandwiches to go - Combat Center Marines offered more chow-time options

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 4:21pm
  Combat Center Marines and sailors work hard and deserve a good meal. When scheduled maintenance temporarily closed Phelps Hall dining facility last week, Sodexo Government Services and Combat Center food service provided customers with an addition ...