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Proper equipment saves Wisconsin Marine’s life

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 9:42am
Every day Marines put on their protective gear and put their lives in danger. They wear a heavy flak jacket, Kevlar helmet and fire retardant clothing. With temperatures reaching more than 130 degrees Fahrenheit, patrolling with all their gear can b ...

Political do's, dont's

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 8:52am
  During this election season there are things that active duty service members need to know to stay out of trouble when showing support for a political party. Service members and federal civilian employees are encouraged to register and to vote. ...

Faces of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit: Cpl. Joshua Brooks

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 5:12pm
Cpl. Joshua Brooks coordinates machinegun fire, trains with foreign militaries and has met the president. The 24-year-old Petoskey, Mich., native serves as a machine gunner and currently holds the billet of machinegun section leader for Weapons P ...

Rip currents still cause for concern

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 4:46pm
 With the arrival of the fall season quickly approaching, water safety is still a major issue concerning troop welfare aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Rip currents carry swimmers out to sea due to a build-up of water on shore caused by ...

Love in War Part 2

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 4:21pm
  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 al ...

Combat Center anniversary celebrated with ceremony

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 3:56pm
  The month of August marked six decades of service for the Combat Center. On Aug. 24, the Combat Center celebrated the event at the installation’s Sunset Cinema. The rows of seats spanning the large theater were filled with active duty and r ...

Dynamic training for ‘Thundering Third’

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 3:56pm
  Marines with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, conducted a series of exercises at Noble Pass and Delta training areas Aug. 23, as part of the unit’s squad certifications. The week-long squad certifications reinforced the squad-sized units in ...

Workout Myths - Are you doing more harm than good?

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 3:06pm
  Physical fitness is a part of a Marine’s everyday life, whether it’s unit physical training or hitting the gym during some downtime. Along the path to improving our physical abilities, we naturally come across rumors about what is and what is ...

Political dos, don’ts

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 2:41pm
  During this election season there are things that active duty service members need to know to stay out of trouble when showing support for a political party. Service members and federal civilian employees are encouraged to register and to vote. ...

Then & Now - Back in my day. When I was young…

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 2:41pm
  Say it and immediately someone’s eyes are going to roll. People love saying those words as much as people hate hearing them, but it’s true. Kids are going (or already have gone) back to school and with that comes new shoes, new supplies and a new ...

8th & I honors seventh SMMC

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 8:26am
The Marine Corps honored the seventh sergeant major of the Marine Corps at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Aug. 29.  The 83-year-old native of Imperial, Pa., passed away in his home in Fredericksburg, Va., Aug. 24. He is survived by his wife, Fa ...

Explosive ordnance disposal technicians teach methods to counter improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 12:06am
In today’s war, improvised explosive devices remain the number one threat to Marines and sailors forward deployed to Afghanistan. To help counter this threat and save lives, members of the explosive ordnance disposal community have designed a cou ...

Helo Marines gear up for upcoming missions

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 1:26pm
Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton is home to the Marine Aircraft Group 39, I Marine Expeditionary Force, which played a key role in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom over the past decade since 9/11. Among its ...

US Marines, sailors connect with families through video teleconference while deployed at sea

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 1:26pm
Across eight time zones and 7,000 miles Lance Cpl. Rodman Charlesworth was able to have a face-to-face conversation from the middle of the Gulf of Aden with his pregnant wife. He and other fellow Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditiona ...

The memories never fade: Marines, Vietnam veterans pay tribute to fallen leader

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 2:16pm
Nearly half a century has passed since the Marines of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment fought through hell in Vietnam. The strains of combat have long imprisoned the vigor of their youth. Bodies have changed and reflexes slowed. Fresh, young fa ...

Hawaii wounded warriors participate in golf tournament

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 1:26pm
Marines from Wounded Warrior Battalion West — Detachment Hawaii joined more than 80 attendees at the third Annual Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament, hosted at Waikele Country Club, Aug. 20. More than a dozen wounded warriors from different branches ...

Marine awarded Silver Star for combat valor

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:31am
“I was exactly where I wanted to be, doing exactly what I wanted to do,” said Gunnery Sgt. Joseph F. Lurz, a native of Baltimore.  Lurz was presented with the Silver Star medal, the nation’s third highest honor for combat valor, during the change ...

Festus-native earns a Navy, Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 8:51am
 A native of Festus, Mo., was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal during a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington Aug. 27.  Sgt. Bobby Kling, 26, enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 2005 and attended recruit training at Ma ...

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 transition to new helicopter

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 7:11am
Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 gained proficiency in the new UH-1Y “Venom” Hueys by practicing flying and landing in confined areas aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Aug. 9. The UH-1Y is the newest model of the Huey ...

Festus-native earns a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 3:31pm
 A native of Festus, Mo., was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal during a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington Aug. 27.  Sgt. Bobby Kling, 26, enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 2005 and attended recruit training at Ma ...