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Helicopter support training races against time, weather

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 7:11am
The sound of the helicopter’s rotor blades echoed over the tree canopy announcing the aircraft’s arrival. The Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion churned hard against the evening’s humid air and raised a gust of wind and debris over Training Landing Zone ...

MV-22 Osprey arrives in Iwakuni

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:11pm
Twelve MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft were off-loaded from a civilian cargo ship at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 23. This marks the first deployment of the MV-22 to Japan. The aircraft will be stationed aboard Marine Corps Air S ...

Operation boots to business

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 10:56am
  The U. S. Small Business Administration has numerous programs designed to support military veterans, like loans and classes to help them make the transition back into civilian life. The SBA announced the activation of Operation Boots to Busines ...

Inside look at MCCES

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 10:56am
  MCCES has been part of the Combat Center community since 1967. Their mission  is to provide professional and technical training in the planning, designing, engineering, employment and operation of tactical communications systems in order to ens ...

ARFF Marines welcome local orphanage aboard station, provide smiles, fun

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 9:17am
Tsuta Children’s Home children were welcomed aboard station Saturday by Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter Marines and their families for a day of fun and enjoyment. “We are a proud sponsor of the Tsuta Children’s Home and we try to do at least two, m ...

Servicemembers make combat operations center billet look easy

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 4:21pm
Cords hang from the walls, modems work to their full capabilities, maps cover the room and countless monitors work in unison. To some this may sound like a setting for a movie taking place in the intergalactic future, but for the Marines staffing ...

Station welcomes Japanese children with open arms

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 3:31pm
Children from Iwakuni- Kawashimo Yochien (kindergarten), a local school, and chaperones came aboard station July 11, 2012, as part of a more than 25-year tradition for an hour of fun using the IronWorks Gym indoor pool.  The kids arrived at the pool ...

IED training puts Combat Logistics Battalion 8 engineers in the hot seat

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 9:41am
An exhausting blanket of heat encompassed members of Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group as they cautiously worked their way down an ominous gravel road riddled with simulated improvised explosive devices. The exercise chall ...

Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visit Marines and Sailors of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 2:12am
General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Micheal P. Barrett, met with the Marines and sailors of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa, July 18, 2012. Special-Purpose MAGTF Afri ...

Mater Dei Monarch run youth camp for Pendleton children

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 7:17pm
 The Mater Dei Monarch football and dance team volunteered to help run the Monarch for Marines youth camp for children of service members at Camp Pendleton’s 11 Area football field, July 21. The Monarchs for Marines service organization of the M ...

Storming the shore with fun, games

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 4:21pm
Laughter from loved ones breached the humid air as they awaited their nearest and dearest’s arrival after an eight-mile hike that would bring them to the site of the 8th Engineer Support Battalion fun day at Onslow Beach here, July 19. The battal ...

A time to Honor

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:46am
Seven Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, were recognized for their actions in Afghanistan during the battalion’s recent deployment during Operation Enduring Freedom in a ceremony at Del Valle Field July 13. At the ceremony, the Mar ...

‘3rd tracks’ prepares for deployment

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:46am
  Marines with Company D, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, shot live rounds down range at Range 110A July 12, 2012, to better their skills and become familiar with the weapons systems mounted on their Assault Amphibian Vehicles. “This is great ...

Inside look at MCCES

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:46am
  The U. S. Small Business Administration has numerous programs designed to support military veterans, like loans and classes to help them make the transition back into civilian life. The SBA announced the activation of Operation Boots to Busines ...

Operation boots to business

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:46am
  MCCES has been part of the Combat Center community since 1967. Their mission  is to provide professional and technical training in the planning, designing, engineering, employment and operation of tactical communications systems in order to ens ...

You are what you Eat

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:46am
  During the summer months, getting into better shape and being healthy is often at the forefront of people's minds. Finding the right balance of food can seem difficult for military members and their families. Whether the desired results are bui ...

Keeping Marines and multi-national forces fit for duty

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 7:36am
When over 1,200 U.S. and West African service members train, eat, sleep and live together in an austere environment, there is the risk of injuries, illnesses and medical emergencies. In order to keep the force fit for duty during Exercise Western Ac ...

Civil affairs group extends reach of Western Accord 2012 to community

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 7:11am
U.S. service members taking part in Exercise Western Accord 2012 volunteered to help the local community’s agricultural growth here, July 17. The service members helped a local farmer protect his crops from roaming livestock by planting a live f ...

Reserve Marines provide logistical success during Exercise Western Accord 2012

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 7:11am
For the past decade, U. S. Reserve forces have become more operational and are constantly conducting overseas contingency operations worldwide. In order to facilitate their expeditionary needs, a thought-out logistical plan must be in place. Dur ...

Marines and West Africans Train to Fight Together

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 6:46am
The sound of U.S. service rifles and Kalashnikovs can be heard across the dusty, arid training area Mont Rolland, dubbed the “Fishbowl,” due to the tall embankments surrounding it, as Marines and West African partner nations train and shoot the prin ...