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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 ...

Combat Logistics Battalion 5 cases colors in Afghanistan, heads home to prepare for next mission

US Marine News - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 6:26pm
Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) stood proudly during a casing of the colors ceremony, marking the end of a successful tour in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Robert Meade, CLB-5 commanding officer ...

French, US Marines Head to the Mountains for Training

US Marine News - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 5:11pm
U.S. Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and French forces from the 5th Marine Regiment participated in an assault climbers course here July 19 - 30. U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Chris Brueggema ...

Salina-native commands Marine Corps’ Silent Drill Platoon

US Marine News - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 3:06pm
A native of Salina, Kan., served as the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon commander during a special Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington Aug. 3. Staff Sgt. Scott Wilkie led the precision drill team in front of thousands of spectat ...

Commanding general talks to SNCOs, NCOs

US Marine News - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 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 ...

F-35 completes first airborne weapons separation

US Marine News - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 1:26pm
The F-35 Lightning II accomplished a significant test milestone Aug. 8 when the aircraft successfully released a weapon in flight. BF-3, a short take-off and vertical landing F-35 variant, released an inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack ...

Bowling Green Marines, brothers reunite in Afghanistan

US Marine News - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 12:36pm
What do a pilot, motor transportation mechanic and an embarkation specialist deployed to Afghanistan have in common? For three Marines the answer is simple, they are brothers. Gunnery Sgt. James K. Donnelly, a maintenance chief with 1st Maintenan ...

Personal Security Detachment allows commanding general to travel throughout Helmand Province, meet with Marines in remote areas

US Marine News - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 12:36pm
A great leader makes for a great team, but when that team is comprised of thousands of Marines and sailors spread out at dozens of different locations, a leader must have an understanding of how each area affects his team members. The Personal Se ...

Historic rifles shoot downrange once more

US Marine News - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 9:41am
Approximately 500 competitors from around the world, some as far as Australia and Germany, brought their historic rifles to the firing line for the Vintage Sniper Rifle Match during the Civilian Marksmanship Programs National Matches at Camp Perry, ...

H&HS departments compete for pride, glory

US Marine News - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 2:12am
Several departments within Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron competed for pride and glory during a squadron field meet at Penny Lake fields here Aug. 1, 2012. The purpose of the meet was to foster a sense of friendly competition and esprit ...