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Superstars rock Combat Center

US Marine News - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 1:51pm
Children were hoisted onto their parents shoulders, overlooking the large crowd. As Hinder walked on stage, the field went dark and the crowd went wild. Theory of a Deadman and Hinder played at the Sounds of Freedom 2012 concert for Combat Cente ...

Six ways you can cut your chances of breast chances of breast cancer

US Marine News - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 1:51pm
This year, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is something that has touched families from all across the world, a common enemy. The exact causes of this deadly disease are still unknown, and millions of dollars are inve ...

Marines strengthen ties to community through mixer

US Marine News - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 7:36am
Marines with Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow attended the 23rd Annual Community Military Mixer at the Sandy Basin Community Center, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 26. The annual event allowed residents and leaders in the ...

MCSC Major represents Marine Corps online and in video advertisement

US Marine News - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 6:46am
Visit the webpage at http://officer.marines.com/marine/quality_citizens and you may be surprised to see Marine Corps Systems Command’s Major Alan Singleton front and center in the photo at the top of the page. Singleton, the Command’s Staff Secretar ...

Building foundations: Miramar creates home for future squadrons

US Marine News - Fri, 10/05/2012 - 1:26pm
Aircraft noise on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., is not the only thing heard across the air station. Construction on a new MV-22B "Osprey" hangar, an addition to an existing CH-53E "Super Stallion" hangar and work o ...

MCLB Barstow strengthen ties to community through mixer

US Marine News - Fri, 10/05/2012 - 1:26pm
Marines with Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow attended the 23rd Annual Community Military Mixer at the Sandy Basin Community Center, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 26. The annual event allowed residents and leaders in the ...

Marines train in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear defense at sea

US Marine News - Fri, 10/05/2012 - 1:26pm
GAS! GAS! GAS! Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit armed themselves with their M50 field protective masks for a different type of training to prepare for a variety of threats they could encounter during their deployment, West ...

Grants Expand Military Children’s Educational Opportunities

US Marine News - Thu, 10/04/2012 - 11:21am
The Department of Defense Education Activity director urged recipients of the 2012 educational grant program today to push the envelope in developing programs that ultimately will benefit all military schoolchildren. Marilee Fitzgerald opened the ...

Marines, Navy land on San Francisco’s beach, showcase medical aid abilities

US Marine News - Thu, 10/04/2012 - 11:21am
U.S. Marine and Navy forces displayed their capabilities of landing and setting up an expeditionary medical aid station in San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Oct. 3.  Sailors serving with Assault Craft Unit 5, a Navy unit out of Marine Corps Base Camp P ...

Biden, Odierno Announce Education Milestone for Military Kids

US Marine News - Thu, 10/04/2012 - 7:36am
More than 100 colleges and universities have signed on to a White House initiative to prepare educators for the unique needs of their military-connected students, Dr. Jill Biden announced today. Biden, wife of the vice president, made the announc ...

Iron man challenge tests endurance, strength, teamwork

US Marine News - Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:56pm
The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Operations Division hosted its third annual Iron Man Endurance Competition at T. Howard Duckett Park, Sept. 26, and several military teams once again joined in the challenge. “The purpose o ...

Program Empowers Absentee, Overseas Citizen Voters

US Marine News - Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:56am
Officials have developed a robust program to ensure absentee military and overseas citizens have the necessary tools to cast their votes, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. As Election Day nears, the Federal Voting Assistance Prog ...

Time Remains for Absentee Voting, Official Says

US Marine News - Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:56am
Absentee Voting Week is a reminder that it’s still possible for eligible U.S. voters overseas to register and to vote, the acting director of the department’s Federal Voting Assistance Program said today. “It’s not too late to vote,” Pamela S. Mi ...

Nationals salute Devil Dogs with Marine Corps Day

US Marine News - Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:56am
The Washington Nationals celebrated and saluted the Corps with Marine Corps Day at Nationals Park Sept. 24. The event featured the Marine Corps Base Quantico Band playing the national anthem, the Marine Barracks Washington Color Guard and a hear ...

Aircraft maintenance aboard amphibious shipping keeps U.S. Marines mission ready

US Marine News - Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:31am
With non-stop flying comes non-stop maintenance for aviation mechanics of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The maintenance crews of the 24th MEU’s aviation combat element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), have stayed busy ove ...

Data Center Improves Self-service for ID Cards

US Marine News - Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:31am
The Defense Manpower Data Center is making it easier for service members and their families to get and maintain identification cards. The center has launched its RAPIDS -- Real-time Automated Personnel Identification System -- self-service portal ...

College students find out what it takes to be a Marine

US Marine News - Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:06am
More than 80 graduate students from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and 15 students from Johns Hopkins University took part in the Quantico Leadership Venture at Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Officer Candidates School on Sept. 20-21. ...

Marines have landed, San Francisco is well in-hand

US Marine News - Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:06am
Marines from Camp Pendleton-based 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and the 1st Marine Division Band have landed in San Francisco for Fleet Week 2012, Oct 3-8. More than 2,500 Marines an ...

Cpl. Rodolfo Estrada in spotlight for Hispanic Heritage Month

US Marine News - Wed, 10/03/2012 - 8:51am
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) is proud to highlight members of its workforce family in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. Corporal Rodolfo Estrada is glad that MCSC is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. “It reall ...

One man’s passion to cook pushes him to serve country

US Marine News - Tue, 10/02/2012 - 1:26pm
When Staff Sgt. Juan Contreras first joined the Marine Corps he had no idea where that journey would lead him. Contreras, a senior advisor with the food service contact team, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward), originally c ...