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Joint training puts the sting in Scorpion Fire

US Marine News - Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:21am
Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion from Camp Pendleton, Calif., conducted combined arms attacks with air and ground assets to enhance proficiency controlling fixed wing and rotor wing ai ...

African allies train at MCCES

US Marine News - Wed, 08/15/2012 - 2:41pm
  Fourteen military members from seven different African partner nations completed their final exercise in a week-long course at the Marine Corps Communications-Electronic School July 26, 2012 as part of a U. S. African Command Exchange training pro ...

Marines Announce Date and Location of 2nd Annual Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

US Marine News - Wed, 08/15/2012 - 7:11am
The Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) is pleased to announce the date and location of the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. This nationally televised bowl, featuring the nation’s best and brightest high school football players, will take p ...

Ethics: no better friend... no worse enemy

US Marine News - Tue, 08/14/2012 - 5:11pm
When America views, on video, service members urinating on dead corpses, throwing puppies off cliffs, and getting news of service members killing more than 400 innocent civilians in the village of My Lai, (Mee Lahy) Vietnam, professional military ed ...

Scout Sniper posthumously awarded Navy Cross

US Marine News - Tue, 08/14/2012 - 3:06pm
Sergeant Matthew Abbate was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the highest decoration that can be bestowed by the Department of the Navy and second highest decoration for valor, during an award ceremony at the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Parade Deck ...

3/5 Marine posthumously awarded Navy Cross

US Marine News - Tue, 08/14/2012 - 1:26pm
Sergeant Matthew Abbate was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the highest decoration that can be bestowed by the Department of the Navy and second highest decoration for valor, during an award ceremony at the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Parade Deck ...

Commanding general talks to enlisted leaders

US Marine News - Tue, 08/14/2012 - 1:26pm
The commanding general for Regional Command Southwest spoke to the noncommissioned officers aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Aug. 5 and the staff NCOs Aug.4. Major Gen. Charles M. Gurganus updated the Marines about the current state of opera ...

High school students brave Marine officer training in inaugural leadership camp

US Marine News - Tue, 08/14/2012 - 1:01pm
Fifty-six high school students from around the country gathered here for the Marine Corps’ first Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy, Aug. 6-10. The SLCDA is designed to teach the students valuable leadership skills through instructi ...

Marines Announce Date and Location of 2nd Annual Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

US Marine News - Tue, 08/14/2012 - 1:01pm
The Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) is pleased to announce the date and location of the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. This nationally televised bowl, featuring the nation’s best and brightest high school football players, will take p ...

Minnesota Marines recognized at PGA Tour golf tournament

US Marine News - Mon, 08/13/2012 - 6:01pm
Representatives from Recruiting Substation St. Cloud rubbed shoulders with world-renowned golfers at the 3M Championship on Aug. 4. The three Marines made it near the green at Tournament Players Club Twin Cities through PGA Tour's Birdies for th ...

Helicopter Company raids urban combat facility

US Marine News - Mon, 08/13/2012 - 3:06pm
"Enemy in sight." These words were passed down to the platoon commander, crouching in the tree line alongside dozens of Marines. Only one word came in response: "Engage." This was the prelude to Company G's assault on a notional town held by enem ...

Iwo Jima Amphibious Readiness Group celebrates hump day

US Marine News - Mon, 08/13/2012 - 3:06pm
The Marines and Sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group celebrated the halfway point of their deployment aboard the USS New York, July 28, 2012. They commemorated the day alongside the opening festivities ...

Troy native serves with Marines in southern Afghanistan

US Marine News - Mon, 08/13/2012 - 2:41pm
For some people, history is just another subject in school. For Lance Cpl. Joshua Taylor, being a part of history was a calling. To follow that calling, Taylor, 21, from Troy, Ala., left behind a full-ride scholarship to college to join the Marin ...

No beans or bandages - St. Cloud native supplying bullets, rockets in Afghanistan

US Marine News - Mon, 08/13/2012 - 2:41pm
For Sierra Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, the responsibility of tracking almost $6 million worth of ammunition rests in the hands of Lance Cpl. Ryan Chandrapaul. Serving as the ammunition chief and armory chief, the 21-year-oldSt. ...

High school students brave Marine officer training in inaugural leadership camp

US Marine News - Mon, 08/13/2012 - 7:36am
Fifty-six high school students from around the country gathered here for the Marine Corps’ first Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy, Aug. 6-10. The SLCDA is designed to teach the students valuable leadership skills through instructi ...

3/5 Marine posthumously awarded Navy Cross

US Marine News - Sat, 08/11/2012 - 1:27pm
Sergeant Matthew Abbate was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the highest decoration that can be bestowed by the Department of the Navy and second highest decoration for valor, during an award ceremony at the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Parade Deck ...

Lobsters beware: Combat Logistics Regiment 27 drops anchor in Maine

US Marine News - Fri, 08/10/2012 - 4:21pm
They came on gentle, rolling seas. The USS San Antonio’s engine droned calmly as it pushed the ship’s bow through cresting waves on its approach to the coast of Rockland, Maine, the morning of Aug. 1. Only fog and a short-lived rain hindered the ...

Devil Docs learn life-saving contingency for casualties

US Marine News - Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:41pm
 In the aftermath of an unexpected disaster, mass casualties are a common occurrence for first responders. A Pre-deployment Mass Casualty Care Course was held at the Charlie Company Warehouse and Camp Pendleton’s Tango Training Area, to ensure m ...

Mission Hills native serves as adjutant for Friday Evening Parade

US Marine News - Fri, 08/10/2012 - 7:11am
A native of Mission Hills, Calif., served as the parade adjutant during a prestigious Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington Aug. 3.  Staff Sgt. Andres De La Cueva served as the parade adjutant for the staff noncommissioned officer ...