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Husband, wife go through deployment together

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 1:01pm
During a deployment, most Marines are separated from their families, but for one married couple a deployment provides the opportunity to connect in a way most would not be able to experience. Staff Sgt. Luke Billingsley along with his wife Sgt. ...

One Marine feeds a company

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 1:01pm
Whether preparing the ingredients to be used for a meal, preheating ovens or making sure the food doesn’t over cook, feeding 300 people can be a difficult task. It can be even harder in a foreign environment and a single Marine is tasked with the wo ...

II Marine Expeditionary Force participates in Exercise Atlantic Response

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 1:01pm
Approximately 100 Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force participated in Exercise Atlantic Response 12 aboard Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue near Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 21-23.  Atlantic Response is a scenario-driven, ...

From Virginia to Afghanistan, Marine develops his own legacy

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 8:51am
The Marine Corps is filled with stories of young men and women looking for something different. They are brought together by a bond from the day they receive their Eagle, Globe and Anchor and officially earn the title of United States Marine. Lan ...

More than 1,400 US, allied Marines, soldiers build legacy in Florida

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 8:27am
What do you get when you take hundreds of professionals from 9 different countries and put them in the same location? In the military, it’s called “multi-lateral partnership.”  Officially, it’s called Partnership of the Americas 2012. “The Partn ...

MCIOC Marines return home

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 1:01pm
  Four Marines from the Marine Corps Information Operations Center returned home Sept. 6 after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. Information Operations planners, Maj. Steve Urrea, Capt. Peter Prikazsky, Capt. Thomas Nance, and Sgt. Matthew ...

West Virginia Marine awarded Bronze Star for heroic actions in combat

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 10:31am
The first thing Staff Sgt. Matthew E. Faircloth did once he regained consciousness after being shot in the head in a firefight in Afghanistan in 2011 was look at his family picture in the back of his Kevlar helmet. Never mind the blood gushing from ...

Philadelphia native receives Silver Star for valor in Afghanistan

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 7:36am
When a patrol of Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division; Afghan National Army soldiers and Afghan National Civil Order Police patrolmen was ambushed by insurgents March 5, 2011, Cpl. Jason M. Hassinger quickly realized ...

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower, Reserve Affairs visits MCAS Iwakuni

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 8:56pm
The station received a visit from Juan M. Garcia III, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Aug. 28, 2012, at the Sakura theater in order to inform Marines and sailors on the changes implemented with the new ‘21st Cent ...

When it's OVER

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 6:52pm
Following the July announcement of an early out program for enlisted Marines, Headquarters Marine Corps initiated a parallel program for the commissioned side, the Officer Voluntary Early Release Program. The cost-saving initiative commenced Sun ...

Illinois native bridges language, cultural barriers through Trek Nawa

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 9:16am
The Marines are down but not out. The late afternoon sun beats on them, and one Marine wipes sweat from his eyes. Across from them, their opponents smile, seemingly sensing the outcome. With the Olympics fresh in their minds, this is not simply a vo ...

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 returns to Iwakuni

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 8:27am
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 returned to Iwakuni Aug. 21 after participating in Exercise Southern Frontier and Pitch Black 2012. SF12 was an annual, unilateral training exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force allowing Marine Aircr ...

USO, Sesame Street show tour teaches kids how to handle military moves

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 12:07am
Not even a rainstorm and unexpected power outage could stop the Sesame Street / USO Experience for Military Families tour from bringing their message of hope and friendship to Combat Center kids Wednesday and Aug. 23, 2012.  The free-of-charge sh ...

New Leaders

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 12:07am
Approximately 150 Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, arrived at the Combat Center to use the unique desert environment and training areas for their Tactical Small Unit Leaders Course Aug. 10 to Aug. 18, 2012. The battalion, statione ...

Hiring Heroes

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 12:07am
Jason Dickson spent 15 years in uniform serving his country, first as a Marine then as a law enforcement officer. Now, he’s hoping to put his leadership skills to use in the business world. The Twentynine Palms veteran was among 157 men and wome ...

Seahorses come to station, spread soccer knowledge, faith

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 10:03pm
The Southern California Seahorses, a non-profit organization and member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, took their soccer skills to Penny Lake fields here Aug. 7-9, 2012, teaching children the fundamentals of soccer during t ...

Women celebrate to commemorate 19th amendment

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 10:03pm
In the military, one is taught to treat all fellow servicemembers equally, as if they were their brother or sister. Equality is something which should never be an issue, but for many women, it hasn’t always been that way. The station, alongside t ...

Station residents test limits during Tokusagamine mountain climbing race

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 9:20pm
Station residents awoke in the twilight hours of a Sunday morning Aug. 26, 2012, to prepare for the 22nd Annual Tokusagamine Mountain Climbing Race. “This is my second year hosting this run and this is the hardest course around this area that I ...

F-35B completes first airborne engine start tests

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 8:28am
The short take-off and vertical landing variant of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter successfully completed a major prerequisite test for in-flight performance Aug. 15. BF-2 completed the first air starts, which test the ability of the F ...

New Unmanned Air System Training School Welcomes Marines

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:07am
Future Unmanned Air System (UAS) operators now have access to a new training and logistics activity in Camp Lejeune, N.C. A team from the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical UAS program office (PMA-263) here launched the Training and Logistics S ...