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EVO training takes road trip

US Marine News - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:31pm
When someone is in medical distress, an ambulance comes and hopefully a life is saved, but few think about the sailor behind the wheel making sure the patient and fellow corpsman are safe getting to and from medical scenes. That sailor is an ‘EVO’. ...

These salts do NOT go on your food

US Marine News - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:06pm
Contrary to what you may have seen on the news, heard about on the radio or what countless Marines have no doubt debated and argued over the dead have not risen from their graves. There is something far more sinister which infects the minds of men a ...

MCCS holds Amazing Race for station residents

US Marine News - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:06pm
Station residents competed in the fifth annual Amazing Race, which started on the parade deck here June 22, 2012. The race, sponsored by Marine Corps Community Services, provided Marines, sailors and civilians the opportunity to spend a few hour ...

Prizes, games, fun galore as SMP celebrates 15th birthday

US Marine News - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 6:26pm
The Single Marine Program at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni celebrated its 15th birthday with games and fun during the SMP 15th Annual Birthday Bash at the Hornet’s Nest here June 22, 2012. The festivities brought Marines and sailors from arou ...

From combat boots to cowboy boots: Chesney, McGraw entertain Marines in North Carolina

US Marine News - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:06am
More than 70 Marines traveled to the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., for a free country concert featuring Nashville icons Kenney Chesney and Tim McGraw June 24, complements of the Carolina Panthers organization. It started when Jen K ...

Fire Support Team provides close-air support for combat logistics patrols

US Marine News - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:27am
One of the greatest advantages coalition forces have against insurgents in Afghanistan is close-air support. Close-air support provides fires to destroy, disrupt, suppress, fix, harass, neutralize or delay enemy forces through the use of fixed-wi ...

Ammunition detachment conducts massive storage move

US Marine News - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:27am
To combat the effects of frigid winters and blistering summers on more than 6.6 million rounds of ammunition kept at the Field Ammunition Supply Point, a massive effort is underway to store the ammo in a permanent, more durable location. Marines ...

From combat boots to cowboy boots: Chesney, McGraw entertain Marines in North Carolina

US Marine News - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:27am
More than 70 Marines traveled to the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., for a free country concert featuring Nashville icons Kenney Chesney and Tim McGraw June 24, complements of the Carolina Panthers organization. It started when Jen K ...

Marines, Aussies prepare for war- against each other

US Marine News - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 5:06am
In preparation for Exercise Hamel 2012, a multi-national training scenario, U.S. and Australian participants are preparing for war. But unlike typical scenarios, the allied forces will be facing each other. Marines of Company G., Battalion Landin ...

Marine takes chance to bond with son through martial arts

US Marine News - Tue, 06/26/2012 - 5:12pm
Finding the time to bond with your kids in a highly demanding branch of military service, such as the Marine Corps, can be very challenging. Sgt. James W. Bridger, a combat engineer with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, ...

CLB-6 welcomes new command during change of command ceremony

US Marine News - Tue, 06/26/2012 - 10:31am
Service members with Combat Logistics Battalion 6, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group had the opportunity to meet their new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony here, June 22. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. R ...

Ammunition detachment conducts massive storage move

US Marine News - Tue, 06/26/2012 - 1:46am
To combat the effects of frigid winters and blistering summers on more than 6.6 million rounds of ammunition kept at the Field Ammunition Supply Point, a massive effort is underway to store the ammo in a permanent, more durable location. Marines ...

Lejeune Grappling Team Marines take fight to Virginia

US Marine News - Mon, 06/25/2012 - 3:59pm
Members of the Lejeune Grappling Team participated in a North American Grappling Association tournament at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Va., June 23. Sgt. James W. Bridger, a combat engineer, and Lance Cpl. Alex Chen, a ground radio re ...

Training squadron on deck for Marine Division Tactics Course

US Marine News - Mon, 06/25/2012 - 1:26pm
Marine Fighter Train­ing Squadron 401 will be aboard the Air Station for approximately three weeks in support of Ma­rine Aircraft Group 31 and Marine Aviation and Weap­ons Tactics Squadron 1. The squadron provides air-to-air combat instruc­tion to F ...

Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group Activated

US Marine News - Mon, 06/25/2012 - 1:01pm
The Combat Center is now home to the Corps’ newest premier logistics training command, an addition that was welcomed with enthusiasm. The Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group was activated at the Combat Center’s Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Fiel ...

New Commanding Officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 6

US Marine News - Mon, 06/25/2012 - 1:01pm
Service members with Combat Logistics Battalion 6, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group had the opportunity to meet their new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony here, June 22. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. R ...

Voting Season Approaching

US Marine News - Mon, 06/25/2012 - 1:01pm
  November 6, 2012 is election day for the President of the United States, all member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 34 U.S. Senators, 13 state and territorial governors and several state and local officials.  According to MarAdmin 327 ...

Not so smooth sailing

US Marine News - Mon, 06/25/2012 - 1:01pm
I sat in a classroom with 12 other Marines learning the language. I was absorbed in it. Luff, tack, jib, boom, gooseneck, capsize, beam reach, close haul, cleat, sheets, lines.  I was learning to sail at the 29 Palms Seaborne Applications for Int ...

Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 12.2 Marines participate in crisis response training

US Marine News - Mon, 06/25/2012 - 12:36pm
Reserve Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-12.2 participated in familiarization fire and sustainment exercises with crew-served machine guns and non-lethal weapons systems, June 8-9. The training provided the o ...

Staff billets introduce experienced Marines to long-range planning

US Marine News - Mon, 06/25/2012 - 10:06am
The transition from a line company, the muscle and sinew of the Marine Corps, to a staff billet, the Corps’ nervous system, can be jarring. Going from overseeing the day-to-day affairs of more than 200 Marines to planning months ahead is a change of ...