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Montford Point Marines honored at Marine Barracks Washington

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 7:36am
 Approximately 400 Montford Point Marines received their bronze replica Congressional Gold Medals at a special ceremony held at Marine Barracks Washington June 28.  The Montford Point Marines were presented the official gold medal, as an organiz ...

Team USA Mens Baseball visits Marine air station

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 4:21pm
The Marines of Corporals Leadership Course class 260-12 had a special group attend their graduation ceremony on June 27, at the Cherry Point Theater. Team USAs Men's Baseball team visited the air station and attended the graduation as a special ...

All-Marine Warrior Games team honored at Pentagon

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 2:16pm
Seven athletes with the 2012 All-Marine Warrior Games team were honored at a recognition ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard here, June 25. The ceremony was hosted by the Secretary of Defense, Leon E. Panetta, to celebrate the accomplishments of all ...

Marines receive crash course in helo egress training

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 9:41am
Marines are known as America’s force in readiness for a reason, continuously training to handle a variety of situations from convoys to helicopter egress. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, in preparation for ...

2nd Maintenance Battalion looks to continue great work under new command

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 9:17am
As the warm summer heat filled the air, and rid the day of a cool morning, another change was underway on the grounds of the 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group compound. The battalion bid farewell to their old leadership and he ...

Marines perform moonlight maintenance in Kuwait

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 8:51am
The Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit maximized mission readiness by working the graveyard shift to avoid the daily heat during a maintenance stand down upon their arrival to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in June. They maximized this opportu ...

Mexican immigrant serves in Corps, eyes citizenship

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 8:27am
He stands side-by-side his fellow Marines, pours his blood and sweat into his job and sacrifices time away from his family. He lives driven by a will to earn his way in life and appreciate what’s been given to him. Lance Cpl. Christopher Yudin, a ...

Marines, Aussies prepare for war; against each other

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 1:21am
In preparation for Exercise Hamel 2012, a multi-national training scenario, U.S. and Australian participants are preparing for war. But unlike typical scenarios, the allied forces will be facing each other. Marines of Company G., Battalion Landin ...

California Marines return after seven months at sea

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 12:31am
More than 2,200 Marines and sailors from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit returned here June 21 after serving seven months in the Western Pacific, Middle East and Horn of Africa regions. The MEU deployed from San Diego in mid-November, 2011, e ...

Decontamination course teaches Marines how to combat chemical outbreaks

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:19pm
Everyone in the Marine Corps is a rifleman, but not everyone is a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialist. CBRN defense specialists with Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group are working to teach Marin ...

New Commanding Officer Posts With 2nd Supply Battalion

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:19pm
Second Supply Battalion welcomed a new commanding officer to its ranks during a change of command ceremony at Soifert Field here, June 21. Lt. Col. David S. Gibbs, of Queens, N.Y., relinquished command to Lt. Col. Jesse Kemp, of Ardmore, Okla. ...

Cottage Grove Marine recognized for outstanding achievements in Afghanistan

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:19pm
Typical mornings for officers and senior enlisted staff members with 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) headquarters begin with an operations and intelligence briefing given to the commanding general and his staff. The service members gather to br ...

Long Island native uses years of mechanical expertise to keep logistics Marines mission ready

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:19pm
“When you have a [mechanically inclined] mind and you are familiar with how an engine works and how a vehicle works, you can solve a lot of the problems and issues that come up on convoys, that you otherwise wouldn’t have been able to [fix],” said C ...

EVO training takes road trip

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:31pm
When someone is in medical distress, an ambulance comes and hopefully a life is saved, but few think about the sailor behind the wheel making sure the patient and fellow corpsman are safe getting to and from medical scenes. That sailor is an ‘EVO’. ...

These salts do NOT go on your food

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:06pm
Contrary to what you may have seen on the news, heard about on the radio or what countless Marines have no doubt debated and argued over the dead have not risen from their graves. There is something far more sinister which infects the minds of men a ...

MCCS holds Amazing Race for station residents

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:06pm
Station residents competed in the fifth annual Amazing Race, which started on the parade deck here June 22, 2012. The race, sponsored by Marine Corps Community Services, provided Marines, sailors and civilians the opportunity to spend a few hour ...

Prizes, games, fun galore as SMP celebrates 15th birthday

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 6:26pm
The Single Marine Program at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni celebrated its 15th birthday with games and fun during the SMP 15th Annual Birthday Bash at the Hornet’s Nest here June 22, 2012. The festivities brought Marines and sailors from arou ...

From combat boots to cowboy boots: Chesney, McGraw entertain Marines in North Carolina

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:06am
More than 70 Marines traveled to the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., for a free country concert featuring Nashville icons Kenney Chesney and Tim McGraw June 24, complements of the Carolina Panthers organization. It started when Jen K ...

Fire Support Team provides close-air support for combat logistics patrols

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:27am
One of the greatest advantages coalition forces have against insurgents in Afghanistan is close-air support. Close-air support provides fires to destroy, disrupt, suppress, fix, harass, neutralize or delay enemy forces through the use of fixed-wi ...

Ammunition detachment conducts massive storage move

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:27am
To combat the effects of frigid winters and blistering summers on more than 6.6 million rounds of ammunition kept at the Field Ammunition Supply Point, a massive effort is underway to store the ammo in a permanent, more durable location. Marines ...