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Bath Salts - Dangers of the new dead end drug

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 3:56pm
  Recent news coverage of radical behavior such as assault, self-mutilation and even cannibalism have raised nationwide awareness of the dangers of synthetic drugs. The Department of Defense is now cracking down on their zero tolerance policy wit ...

Falcons keep spirits up after first game of season

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 3:56pm
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Falcons football team played their first game of the season at Paige Field House football field at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, July 31. The Falcons played the 11th Marine Regiment “Cannon Cockers” ...

Gonzales Hall competes to be the ‘Best of the West’ – again

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 3:56pm
Gonzales Hall aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., competed in the Best of the West competition to keep the title as the best mess hall in the Western region, July 31. The Marines of Gonzales Hall hope to make this the second year in a r ...

Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa Marines Conduct an Evacuation Control Center Exercise

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 3:31pm
Reserve Marines and sailors of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa participated in crisis response training during an evacuation control center exercise, July 20, 2012. The exercise included over 50 Marines and sailors from Speci ...

Religious program specialist earns martial arts instructor tab

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 2:41pm
A chaplain is the only servicemember not allowed to carry a weapon, even when deployed to hazardous areas. But he or she does not venture out into harm’s way alone. Standing by his or her side is a religious program specialist, which is an enlis ...

Softball improves teamwork on, off the field

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 1:51pm
During the day, Marines with 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct combat logistics operations in support of II Marine Expeditionary Force and its subordinate units in order to support and conduct combat operations and sustain war fighting effectivenes ...

Logistics battalion field training exercise presents real-life scenarios

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 1:26pm
More than 350 servicemembers with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participate in a field training exercise here, from July 30 to Aug. 3. During the week-long event, troops conducted convoys around the base and endured si ...

Houston-native directs music, marching for Marine Corps' Sunset Parade

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 11:21am
A Houston-native served as the drum major for the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps during a special Tuesday Sunset Parade July 31. Sgt. Courtney R. Lawrence, a former student at the University of Houston, led and directed the musical unit for hundred ...

Rape Aggression Defense training

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:26pm
  Marine Corps Commu­nity Services graduated the sixth Rape Aggres­sion Defense training class, July 24. Sexual assault is one of the fastest rising violent crimes in America. It can be verbal, visual, or any­thing that forces a person to join i ...

TTR supervises pilot on pilot combat

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:26pm
  Marine pilots zoom through the skies to partic­ipate in simulated aircraft versus aircraft dogfight op­erations in the skies above the Atlantic Ocean. Once the pilots take to the skies, Marines and staff with the Tactical Training Range evalua ...

Engine installation keeps turbines spinning

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:26pm
  Resting behind a F/A-18 Hornet are two F414 engines capable of launching both pi­lot and aircraft airborne at a top speed of 1,320 miles per hour. Marines with the power­line maintenance section of Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 53 ...

Exercise the right way

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:26pm
  The Marine Corps lifestyle is a highly active one. From daily physical training to the annual combat and physical tests, the possibility of injury always exists.  If service members follow a few simple steps they can vastly reduce the risk of ...

NCO commands Sunset Parade

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 12:37pm
 A native of St. Paul, Minn., commanded a prestigious Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial July 31.  Sgt. Aaron Spardone served as the parade commander for the non-commissioned officer parade that was conducted for the sergeant major o ...

Food Channel Chefs Reign in Bahrain

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 5:31am
The line of hungry patrons stretched and snaked its way through the Navy Exchange food court as, more and more people gathered for a special treat. The aroma of coco French toast, Monte Christos, BBQ ribs, fish tacos, panini sandwiches and Hodad Bur ...

East vs. West at Redbull Rivals Surf Competition

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 4:21pm
West Coast and East Coast Marines always fight for bragging rights on which coast is better. In the battle of the rivals at the Redbull Rivals Surfing Competition, East Coast proved victorious. Nineteen Marines and one sailor competed in the Red ...

Out of office onto beach; MWHS-3 holds annual family get-together

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 1:01pm
Marines with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3 held their annual MWHS-3 Breakers Beach Party aboard Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., July 27. Marines and families went to the beach to raise morale, family togetherness and unit cohesion ...

Marines mentor Young Marines during Single Marine Program event

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:36pm
The Single Marine Program hosted the annual Big Marine Little Marine event, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., July 28. Members of the Young Marine Program, a group of children ages seven to 16 who practice drill and physical train ...

ATC mobile teams practice helicopter pad control

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 10:57am
Marine Air Control Squadron 2 Detachment A air traffic controllers took part in Marine air traf­fic control Mobile Team training at their squadron headquarters aboard the Air Station, July 13. Forward deployed air traffic control maintains and su ...

Southwest, Henry Sibley High School football players receive leadership award

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 7:41pm
Recruiting Station Twin Cities' executive officer presented two local athletes with an Excellence in Leadership Award at the Minneapolis Diamond Flight Camp July 22. Junior Rank coaches selected Anastacio VandenBosch-Romo and D'Tavius Williams t ...

South Dakota, Minnesota poolees enlist at Sioux Falls Airshow

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 7:41pm
Sixteen members of the Delayed Entry Program enlisted into the Marine Corps during a swear-in ceremony at the Sioux Falls Airshow July 21-22. More than 85 men and women from South Dakota and Minnesota swore the oath of enlistment, which was admi ...