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Hawaii wounded warriors participate in golf tournament

US Marine News - 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

US Marine News - 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

US Marine News - 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

US Marine News - 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

US Marine News - 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 ...

Love in War

US Marine News - Mon, 08/27/2012 - 10:31am
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 all thi ...

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

US Marine News - Mon, 08/27/2012 - 10:31am
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 ...

Following the scent: Explosive detector dog, handler protect Marines

US Marine News - Mon, 08/27/2012 - 10:07am
Riding in an armored truck over Afghanistan’s rutted dirt roads is scarcely a smooth or comfortable experience. Each bump is felt as leaf springs groan and creak under the weight of the mine resistant, ambush-protected vehicle. The air conditione ...

U.S. Marines conduct live-fire training aboard USS Iwo Jima

US Marine News - Mon, 08/27/2012 - 10:07am
Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted a multiple target, live-fire training on the flight deck of USS Iwo Jima, Aug 19, 2012. Marines are constantly training whether on l ...

Mentorship key to Marine’s success

US Marine News - Fri, 08/24/2012 - 12:11pm
He plays a cat and mouse game with explosives for a living, but accepting credit for his achievements makes him shift uneasily in his seat. Staff Sgt. Christopher P. Lukas, an explosive ordnance disposal team leader with 2nd EOD Company, 2nd Mari ...

MALS 39 makes a difference

US Marine News - Fri, 08/24/2012 - 11:46am
 Marines from Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 39 volunteer to assist with a cultivation project near Camp Pendleton’s Wire Mountain Housing area, Aug. 22. The goal was for MALS 39 to assemble a team of volunteers to target certain areas on ba ...

Marines take to the water for once-in-a-decade training

US Marine News - Thu, 08/23/2012 - 6:26pm
The Marine Corps is no stranger to making history, and the Marines and sailors of Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion have made their mark in their unit’s lineage, with a once-in-a-decade training exercise. Bridge Company worked with c ...

1st Marine Division returns home from Afghanistan

US Marine News - Thu, 08/23/2012 - 2:16pm
Hours before sunrise, Amanda Saul waited at the barracks for her husband to return from Afghanistan. She had been awake for four days with excitement-- the deployment was ending early. Amanda, a 22-year-old native of Grand Junction, Colo., moved ...

The fastest way to be safe: Autocross returns to Cherry Point

US Marine News - Thu, 08/23/2012 - 8:26am
The Cherry Point autocross began with an inconvenient delay due to rain and lightning strikes within five miles. After 45 minutes of waiting, the rain and lightning cleared, letting the racers commence to skidding their cars along the wet windy trac ...

“Sailor of the Sands” provides care in Afghanistan

US Marine News - Thu, 08/23/2012 - 8:01am
With a deep-rooted family history of service in the Navy, Hospitalman Zachary D. Greenberg chose to continue to follow that tradition. The 21-year-old from Woodenville, Wash., made his decision to join a year ago. My brother was in Afghanistan ...

Amphibious assault reflects US Marine Corps roots, unity among partners

US Marine News - Thu, 08/23/2012 - 7:36am
An amphibious assault defines Marines worldwide. The transition from sea to land; the explosions of sand as Marines aggressively force their way to the objective; imposing fear into the enemy; fearless in their actions. In this same way, Marines cap ...

Football returns! Samurai share M.C. Perryfield, Japanese team comes aboard station

US Marine News - Thu, 08/23/2012 - 1:21am
For the first time since 2004, the Matthew C. Perry High School Samurai football team suited up in pads, jerseys and helmets. American football, a long-missed sport aboard the station has finally made its return. With only six days of practice u ...

Marine Light Attack Hellicopter Squadron 269 transition to new helicopter

US Marine News - Wed, 08/22/2012 - 9:16am
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 ...

Corporals Leadership Course: Setting the Standard Week 1: History, Tradition

US Marine News - Wed, 08/22/2012 - 8:51am
At 23, serving as a squad leader during a fight against enemy forces in Iraq 2004, Cpl. Jason Dunham led his squad into an engagement, then stopped to search seven Iraqi vehicles attempting to depart the area. As Dunham walked toward the vehicles, a ...

U.S. Marines show off amphibious expertise in Djibouti

US Marine News - Wed, 08/22/2012 - 8:51am
Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted an amphibious training raid at Arta Beach in Djibouti Aug. 15. The raid, executed by Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, was similar to several such r ...