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Georgia Marine awarded Silver Star for heroic actions in Afghanistan

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 10:06am
He watched as five Marines beside him dropped, struck by the sheer force of insurgent machine gun fire. Within seconds, Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Cole joined his brothers as a three-round burst lifted his 200-pound frame and 80 pounds of gear completely of ...

1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade to exercise command, control at Javelin Thrust 2012

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 8:27am
  Javelin Thrust 2012/Large Scale Exercise-1 is underway at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. More than 5,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, part of I Marine Expeditionary Force and Marin ...

Black Sea Rotational Force Celebrates Independence Day by Giving Back to the Local Community

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 7:36am
Children laughing and playing; United States Marines drenched from their turn in the dunk tank, sailors jumping with kids in a bounce house, these were the sights and sounds aboard Mihail Kogalniceanu military base as Marines and sailors of Black Se ...

Trailblazing Lightning II test pilot hits the road

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 7:36am
“Lightning 8” is signing off, at least for now. The senior F-35 military test pilot who ensured the safe execution of flight test from the delivery of the first F-35B in 2009 and sea trials on USS Wasp (LHD 1) last year is moving on. “[Lt. Col ...

31st MEU raids Fuji for urban training

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 6:21am
An established ally has seen its sovereign territory encroached upon by special forces from a neighboring nation, and these "Black Berets" must be stopped before they gain a foothold. This was the scenario for the Maritime Raid Force of the 31st ...

1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade to exercise command, control at Javelin Thrust 2012

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 10:01pm
  Javelin Thrust 2012/Large Scale Exercise-1 is underway at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. More than 5,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, part of I Marine Expeditionary Force and Marin ...

1st Law Enforcement Battalion flex their muscles for 1st MEB

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 2:17pm
    Marines with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion are showcasing their skills and capabilities during Large Scale Exercise, Javelin Thrust 2012. Javelin Thrust is an annual large-scale exercise with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade at Marine C ...

Marines celebrate 83 years with League of United Latin American Citizens

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 1:51pm
In order to help broaden the Marine Corps’ base of support and spread its message of opportunity, Marines from across the country descended upon the League of United Latin American Citizens’ 83rd annual National Convention and Exposition, June 25-30 ...

Belleau Wood Marines conduct historic transfer of authority in Helmand province

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 12:36pm
Since their activation in 1917, 5th and 6th Marine Regiments have courageously fought for America, most notably in World War I when they fought side-by-side in the bloody Battle of Belleau Wood. In December 2011, Regimental Combat Team 6 arrived ...

MEU members honored during pre-game ceremony

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 12:36pm
The San Diego Padres honored Marines during a military appreciation day at Petco Park July 8. Cpls. Brandon Hunt, Jonathan Irizarry and Lance Cpl. Josh Haish each manned a base as part of a pre-game ceremony, representing Battalion Landing Team ...

9th Communication Battalion establishes communication for Javelin Thrust

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 8:27am
  Marines with 9th Communication Battalion set up supporting communications and data transmission services for 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade during Javelin Thrust 2012/ Large Scale Exercise-1 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twe ...

Combat Engineers aid mobility in Afghanistan

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 8:01am
Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Forward), performed route clearance, June 19-29, in support of Operation Jaws in Nahr-e Saraj, Afghanistan. During the operation, the Marine combat engineers, paired with Army engin ...

1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade to exercise command, control at Javelin Thrust 2012

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 8:01am
    Javelin Thrust 2012/Large Scale Exercise-1 is underway at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. More than 5,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, part of I Marine Expeditionary Force and ...

The Battle of Raspberry Creek – Fifty Marines against a brigade

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 8:01am
As dawn approached the quiet town, a harsh voice cut through the silence. “Stand to!” it called, “Enemy sighted at 200 meters!” After two weeks of preparing defenses inside the fortified town of Raspberry Creek, elements of Company G., Battalion ...

The Battle of Raspberry Creek – Fifty Marines against a brigade

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 5:06am
As dawn approached the quiet town, a harsh voice cut through the silence. “Stand to!” it called, “Enemy sighted at 200 meters!” After two weeks of preparing defenses inside the fortified town of Raspberry Creek, elements of Company G., Battalion ...

1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade to exercise command and control at Javelin Thrust 2012

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 4:16am
    Javelin Thrust 2012/Large Scale Exercise-1 is underway at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. More than 5,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, part of I Marine Expeditionary Force and ...

Marines brace against Aussie advance during Exercise Hamel 2012

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 4:16am
The Marines hugged the walls inside the buildings as they trained their eyes skyward from the edges of the windows. The low hum that drove them to cover became louder, and high above the town hung the silhouette of an Australian unmanned aerial vehi ...

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

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 3:52am
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 ...

Black Sea Rotational Force Celebrates Independence Day By Giving Back To the Local Community

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 2:11am
Children laughing and playing; United States Marines drenched from their turn in the dunk tank, sailors jumping with kids in a bounce house, these were the sights and sounds aboard Mihail Kogalniceanu military base as Marines and sailors of Black Se ...

Combat Engineers aid mobility in Afghanistan

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 11:47am
Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Forward), performed route clearance, June 19-29, in support of Operation Jaws in Nahr-e Saraj, Afghanistan. During the operation, the Marine combat engineers, paired with Army engin ...