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Marine Corps Recruiting Command, JWT partnership turns 65 years old

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 12:11pm
In July 1947, the Marine Corps began a partnership with the advertising agency JWT. In the 65 years since, JWT has played a crucial role in developing the positive brand awareness that contributes to the successful attainment of Marine Corps Recruit ...

Maintenance history behind aircraft

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:46am
  USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – Everything has a story whether it is a Ma­rine, a flag or an aircraft. Marine Corps history is made on battlefields, on seas and in the skies. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 aviation maintenance administra­tion is t ...

VMFA-251 airframe division keeps Hornets flying at sea

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:21am
  USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – A large grey me­chanical tail moves from left to right, while various metal flaps raise and lower like a bird preparing for flight. An F/A-18 Hornet’s twin engines roar to life before launching out over the sea. Marine ...

New commander takes helm of 2nd Marine Logistics Group

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:26am
The commanding general of 2nd Marine Logistics Group relinquished command of more than 9,000 Marines, sailors and civilians during a ceremony at the MLG amphitheater here, July 12. Maj. Gen. Michael G. Dana, of Schenectady, N.Y., passed the reign ...

Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group Marines welcome new commander

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:26am
A historic Change of Command took place at the Harbor Master Facility aboard Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek – Fort Story, July 12, when more than 100 guests witnessed Marine Col. Christopher R. McCarthy, Commanding Officer of Marine Cor ...

Roanoke native serves Corps, lives up to family tradition

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:01am
Each Marine has his or her own personal reason for joining the Corps, whether it is a sense of duty to one’s country, a chance to travel the world, or tradition. For Cpl. Dustin Carlton, it was all of the above. “My great grandfather served with ...

New program to broaden horizon for Marines leaving Corps

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:01am
The Small Business Administration announced Operation Boots to Business July 12. The program gives veterans access to valuable resources to help them accomplish their dreams of starting and operating small businesses. The Marine Corps is the pil ...

1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) celebrates 65th Anniversary in Afghanistan

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:01am
Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) celebrated the 65th Anniversary of the Logistics Group during a morning colors ceremony on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 2. The ceremony, which was conducted by the noncommission ...

Logistics Marines prepare for deployment to Afghanistan

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:01am
More than 100 troops with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participated in a pre-deployment training exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., from July 9 to 13, where they received up-to-date instruction on how to operate in Afgha ...

Roanoke native serves Corps, lives up to family tradition

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 4:41am
Each Marine has his or her own personal reason for joining the Corps, whether it is a sense of duty to one’s country, a chance to travel the world, or tradition. For Cpl. Dustin Carlton, it was all of the above. “My great grandfather served with ...

Marines teach riot control techniques to West African nations

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 1:48am
Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment are spending the next couple of weeks with joint forces from various West African nations to train and exchange their shared experiences of non-lethal weapons and crowd-control tactics as part of ...

Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group Marines welcome new commander

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 4:46pm
A historic Change of Command took place at the Harbor Master Facility aboard Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek – Fort Story, July 12, when more than 100 guests witnessed Marine Col. Christopher R. McCarthy, Commanding Officer of Marine Cor ...

Passionate rider strongly encourages Marines to attend Motorcycle Mentorship Program

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 3:31pm
People say "one man can't change the world," but that doesn't mean one man can't make a difference in another's life. Sgt. Steven Potts took his first step into serving others by joining the Marine Corps in 2004. Now as a sergeant with Combat Log ...

Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion take leadership traits to water

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 8:26am
The Marine Corps offers a countless number of courses and training that service members can attend in order to advance in their military occupational specialty or learn a new trade. Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistic ...

Teaching Green

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 8:31pm
  Marines and sailors from across the United States began arriving at the Combat Center last week to prepare for Large Scale Exercise-1/ Javelin Thrust 2012, the Corps’ prototype exercise demonstrating Marine Expeditionary Brigade-level operation ...

9th Comm. Bn., pass on skills at Javelin Thrust

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 8:06pm
  Radio operators with 9th Communication Battalion took the opportunity to train their junior Marines during Large Scale Exercise-1, Javelin Thrust 2012, July 10. The operators conducted retransmission training during the exercise aboard Mari ...

Marines bring rugby from home to Iwakuni

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 7:41pm
Recently, station Marines decided to bring their favorite sport here to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Today, those same Marines are saying, “Rugby has arrived.” “Rugby here isn’t provided by Marine Corps Community Services such as other ...

Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion take leadership traits to water

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 1:51pm
The Marine Corps offers a countless number of courses and training that service members can attend in order to advance in their military occupational specialty or learn a new trade. Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistic ...

Blocks of Marjah secure, Marine battalion shifts focus to counternarcotics

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:11pm
What began as a window of opportunity, a simple chance to change the status quo in the Central Helmand River Valley, turned into an ongoing counternarcotics operation that has prevented the annual summer fighting season from getting off the ground. ...

Combat Logistics Regiment 2 welcomes new commanding officer

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 10:56am
Engulfed by the warm air of North Carolina’s summer season, troops and guests had the perfect conditions to witness a change of command within the 2nd Marine Logistics Group. During the morning of July 10, Col. Yori R. Escalante, the outgoing com ...