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Combat engineers train with Marine Corps’ big guns

US Marine News - Fri, 09/28/2012 - 1:01pm
Every Marine is trained as a rifleman. Some Marines, however, were lucky enough to take their weapons training to the next level with the Corps’ big guns Sept. 18-19 at Camp Schwab. Combat engineers with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine ...

Stocked up, moving out: mobile post exchange serves Marines anywhere

US Marine News - Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:36pm
The mobile exchange is a service civilians might not know about, but to Marines serving in Afghanistan, it is something to look forward to. The warfighter exchange service team runs the mobile exchange unit, traveling throughout the area and reac ...

More Airports Offer Streamlined Security Screening

US Marine News - Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:11pm
Active duty service members and other eligible travelers now have more opportunity to take advantage of streamlined security check-in, as Transportation Security Administration officials have added two more airports to the program. Eligible passe ...

Face of Defense: Marine Combat Vet Wants to Help Others

US Marine News - Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:11pm
Marine Corps Cpl. Adrian Cuevas has experienced the horrors of war and its lasting effects. Now he wants to spend the rest of his life helping others. The 27-year-old South El Monte, Calif., native is an Afghanistan veteran on his third deploy ...

1/7 Advon comes home

US Marine News - Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:56am
Marines and sailors from 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, arrived at the Combat Center, Saturday, after a seven month-long deployment to Helmand province, Afghanistan. Family, friends and fellow service members of 1/7 anxiously gathered at De ...

‘America’s Squadron’ practices aircraft recovery

US Marine News - Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:31am
Marines with the motor transport section of Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, participated in aircraft recovery exercises in the Combat Center's Landing Zone Sand Hill training area Sept. 13, 2012 ...

Competition offers solutions to detecting UAVs

US Marine News - Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:31am
The Marine Corps provided support for the Air Force during their Commander's Challenge 2012, held at the Combat Center's Range 220 Sept. 13, 2012. The Commander’s Challenge is an annual contest that challenges a group of engineers, with Air Force ...

Combat Center keeps Marines on guard, riding safe

US Marine News - Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:31am
One death is too many,” said Bob Piirainen, traffic safety program manager, Safety Office. “Our job is to ensure that we can keep every motorcyclist safe and alive to fight another fight.” The Combat Center provides its Marines with the means to ...

ExFOB features gadgets of the future

US Marine News - Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:31am
  A demonstration of gear, gadgets and gizmos here Sept. 17-21 gave Marines and sailors a first glimpse at potential energy solutions for the Corps' operating forces. Fourteen different companies showcased their commercial technologies at the Ma ...

Department of Defense Strives to Find Missing Troops

US Marine News - Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:31am
Somewhere amid the land and sea battlefields of World War II are more than 73,000 Americans classified as missing in action. Thousands more are listed as unaccounted for in Korea, the jungles of Vietnam, and other conflicts. Each year on the thir ...

Department of Defense Implements New Flight Cancellation Policy for Travelers

US Marine News - Thu, 09/27/2012 - 2:41pm
The Defense Department is working with airlines to implement a new flight cancellation policy that will affect air travel for temporary duty travelers, a Pentagon official said today. Andrea Carlock, chief of the program management branch, which ...

Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group resupplies, relaxes in Hawaii

US Marine News - Thu, 09/27/2012 - 11:21am
After spending a week at sea, Marines and sailors aboard the USS Rushmore, part of the USS Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, were given a break when they arrived at U.S. Naval Station Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Many took the opportunity to relax on Hawai ...

Milford native still in the fight despite war injuries

US Marine News - Thu, 09/27/2012 - 10:56am
“There was blood down my leg after I got shot.” Lance Cpl. Ethan Burk, a hazardous materials management coordinator, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), was on his way to work when he heard the first rocket- ...

Thunderbolts receive Golden Wrench award

US Marine News - Thu, 09/27/2012 - 10:56am
The Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 were awarded the “Golden Wrench Award” while embarked aboard the USS Enterprise.  The award is given every two months to acknowledge a squadron maintenance department whose performance is imp ...

III Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general's statement on arrival of Osprey

US Marine News - Thu, 09/27/2012 - 10:32am
The arrival of MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in Japan has been the subject of much public interest. The Marine Corps has worked closely with our government of Japan partners to ensure a smooth transition of the aircraft into Japan. The basing and ...

Distinguished visitors tour MV-22

US Marine News - Thu, 09/27/2012 - 5:06am
More than 140 Ministry of Foreign Affairs guests, media and Japanese officials arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Japan to participate in an MV-22B Osprey orientation event as part of the MV-22B Osprey introduction to Japan Sept. 27, 2012. ...

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit pushes the range of amphibious reach

US Marine News - Wed, 09/26/2012 - 4:22pm
When most people think of amphibious operations they still garner visions of World War II-era assaults on heavily defended beaches. This couldn’t be farther from the truth for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Throughout its work-up training cy ...

Combat logistics element practices for noncombatant evacuation operations

US Marine News - Wed, 09/26/2012 - 3:32pm
The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit is one of the most versatile units in the Marine Corps, capable of delivering aid with one hand and destroying those who would threaten America with the other. Marines and sailors of the MEU focused on training for ...

Marines work together to navigate movement-to-contact course

US Marine News - Wed, 09/26/2012 - 2:42pm
Bulk fuel specialists are Marines who install, operate, maintain and repair fuel handling units and accessory equipment. But as the old adage goes, every Marine is a rifleman. Therefore, Marines with Bulk Fuel Company, 8th Engineer Support Bat ...

Air superiority – Harriers continue operations over Helmand

US Marine News - Wed, 09/26/2012 - 2:16pm
Two AV-8B Harrier II Plus aircraft appear to dot the gray sky, as ground crewmembers prepare for their arrival. The aircraft are more than 46 feet long and have a wingspan of 30 feet 4 inches. They roar through the Afghanistan sky, a symbol of our a ...