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Teamwork pushes Landing Support Company through endurance course

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 10:06am
The murky, humid land surrounding Battle Skills Training School here is an environment only the creepiest of crawlies could love – unless it’s time for training. Marines and sailors with Landing Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd ...

Montford Point Marine receives Congressional Gold Medal

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 8:01am
He stands tall with his shoulders rolled slightly back as the long-awaited moment approaches. He’s an older Marine, 87 years old, but he stood at the position of attention like any other Marine. Among many of his characteristics he’s black, typicall ...

DoD announces Absentee Voting Week for service members, families

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 5:11pm
In the last election cycle, only 63 percent of military ballots were returned to their local election officials on time, according to a study conducted by the Federal Voting Assistance Program. In an effort to encourage timely voting among servic ...

Pendleton hosts 19th Annual Retiree Expo

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 6:01pm
  Marine and Family Programs hosted the 19th Annual Retiree Expo at the Pacific Views Event Center, Sept. 15. The Expo allowed government agencies and the local military community to provide information on issues pertaining to retired militar ...

Indiana Marine’s rocket assault earns Silver Star

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 10:31am
“I thought I was going to die,” Staff Sgt. Alec Haralovich pondered as he lay on his back in Afghanistan. On Oct. 4, Taliban fighters ambushed his patrol of dismounted Marines with automatic gunfire. The enemy’s aim was accurate. Two bullets had ...

‘War Dogs’ deploy to war zone for first time in four years

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 8:26am
  The Marines, sailors and families of 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, said and hugged their goodbyes Wednesday morning as the War Dogs left for their first combat deployment since 2008. The unit is headed to the familiar sands of Afghanistan ...

Marines, sailors execute mass casualty exercise

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 8:03am
The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted a mass casualty training event at Fort Pickett, Va., as part of their pre-deployment training program Sept. 14. “A mass casualty is an overwhelming amount of casualties that the MEU can handle,” said C ...

MWSS-171 begins historic desert training

Sat, 09/15/2012 - 1:02pm
  Members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 came to the Combat Center for the first time for Enhanced Mojave Viper Training. The squadron based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, took part in convoy operations training at Rang 205 ...

Combat Center remembers 9/11

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 5:11pm
  Eleven Combat Center Marines were the honored guests of Palm Vista Elementary School students and staff during a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Tuesday. “We are honoring the heroes that went forth after the tragedy of 9/11 and to honor those who ...

‘War Dogs’ deploy to war zone for first time in four years

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 5:11pm
  The Marines, sailors and families of 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, said and hugged their goodbyes Wednesday morning as the War Dogs left for their first combat deployment since 2008. The unit is headed to the familiar sands of Afghanistan ...

Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 perfects skill

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 5:11pm
The motor transport section of Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducted vehicle recovery training near Combat Center's Noble Pass training area Sept. 11, 2012. Vehicle recovery training is ...

Basketball Slam

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 5:11pm
The month-long Basketball Slam Tournament came to a close on Sept. 6, when Too Tight beat Old School 76 - 71 at the West Gym and Fitness Center. “We didn't play as hard as we should of,” said Samuel White, coach of Too Tight. “Half the time I th ...

1st Tanks Field Meet

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 3:56pm
Marines with 1st Tank Battalion competed against each other in a field meet held at Del Valle Field Aug. 31, 2012. The Marines split up into teams, dividing seven different companies and sections. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Lance Cpl. Derak Wa ...

Education, career fair opens doors

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 3:56pm
The Combat Center’s upcoming Education and Career Fair will give Marines, sailors and their families a chance to learn about local education opportunities, explore other career options and perhaps even find a new job. “We offer the fair semi-ann ...

3rd CEB Marine earns Bronze Star

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 3:56pm
Capt. Anthony Bariletti, ground combat element academic officer, Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group, received a Bronze Star Medal with combat distinguishing device during a ceremony at the MCTOG compound Aug. 31, 2012.   Bariletti earned t ...

MCLOG's first graduation

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 3:56pm
The newly-established Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group graduated its first class of the Intermediate Marine Air Ground Task Force Logistics Operations Course Aug. 31, 2012 at the Combat Center’s Officers’ Club. The IMLOC class advances th ...

Love in War, Part 3

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 2:41pm
  When you’ve practically lost yourself to a wartime attack, been set on fire, clawed yourself free of wreckage without all your limbs intact, your face, arms, legs, even your eyelids are burned away, and you have no idea how you lived through all t ...

Marines and sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa train with elite Djiboutian forces

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 2:41pm
Marines and sailors from Special-Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Africa began a four-week training evolution with Djibouti’s Group d’Intervention de la Genarmerie Nationale, Aug. 25.  The GIGN is Djibouti’s premiere paramilitary crisis respo ...

Combat Logistics Regiment-15 takes logistics lead in Afghanistan

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:46am
After a successful deployment providing tactical logistics support to the International Security Assistance Force Marine Air-Ground Task Force, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) relinquished responsibility as the MAGTF’s logistics combat element ...

Aspiring Marines enlist inside Metrodome before Minnesota Vikings game

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 9:16am
Thousands of football fans watched 24 aspiring Marines take the oath of enlistment before the Minnesota Vikings battled the Jacksonville Jaguars Sept. 9. Recruiting Station Twin Cities Sgt. Maj. Sean Cox marched the Vikings Platoon onto Mall ...