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Softball improves teamwork on, off the field

US Marine News - Fri, 08/03/2012 - 1:51pm
During the day, Marines with 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct combat logistics operations in support of II Marine Expeditionary Force and its subordinate units in order to support and conduct combat operations and sustain war fighting effectivenes ...

Logistics battalion field training exercise presents real-life scenarios

US Marine News - Fri, 08/03/2012 - 1:26pm
More than 350 servicemembers with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participate in a field training exercise here, from July 30 to Aug. 3. During the week-long event, troops conducted convoys around the base and endured si ...

Houston-native directs music, marching for Marine Corps' Sunset Parade

US Marine News - Fri, 08/03/2012 - 11:21am
A Houston-native served as the drum major for the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps during a special Tuesday Sunset Parade July 31. Sgt. Courtney R. Lawrence, a former student at the University of Houston, led and directed the musical unit for hundred ...

Rape Aggression Defense training

US Marine News - Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:26pm
  Marine Corps Commu­nity Services graduated the sixth Rape Aggres­sion Defense training class, July 24. Sexual assault is one of the fastest rising violent crimes in America. It can be verbal, visual, or any­thing that forces a person to join i ...

TTR supervises pilot on pilot combat

US Marine News - Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:26pm
  Marine pilots zoom through the skies to partic­ipate in simulated aircraft versus aircraft dogfight op­erations in the skies above the Atlantic Ocean. Once the pilots take to the skies, Marines and staff with the Tactical Training Range evalua ...

Engine installation keeps turbines spinning

US Marine News - Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:26pm
  Resting behind a F/A-18 Hornet are two F414 engines capable of launching both pi­lot and aircraft airborne at a top speed of 1,320 miles per hour. Marines with the power­line maintenance section of Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 53 ...

Exercise the right way

US Marine News - Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:26pm
  The Marine Corps lifestyle is a highly active one. From daily physical training to the annual combat and physical tests, the possibility of injury always exists.  If service members follow a few simple steps they can vastly reduce the risk of ...

NCO commands Sunset Parade

US Marine News - Thu, 08/02/2012 - 12:37pm
 A native of St. Paul, Minn., commanded a prestigious Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial July 31.  Sgt. Aaron Spardone served as the parade commander for the non-commissioned officer parade that was conducted for the sergeant major o ...

Food Channel Chefs Reign in Bahrain

US Marine News - Thu, 08/02/2012 - 5:31am
The line of hungry patrons stretched and snaked its way through the Navy Exchange food court as, more and more people gathered for a special treat. The aroma of coco French toast, Monte Christos, BBQ ribs, fish tacos, panini sandwiches and Hodad Bur ...

East vs. West at Redbull Rivals Surf Competition

US Marine News - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 4:21pm
West Coast and East Coast Marines always fight for bragging rights on which coast is better. In the battle of the rivals at the Redbull Rivals Surfing Competition, East Coast proved victorious. Nineteen Marines and one sailor competed in the Red ...

Out of office onto beach; MWHS-3 holds annual family get-together

US Marine News - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 1:01pm
Marines with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3 held their annual MWHS-3 Breakers Beach Party aboard Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., July 27. Marines and families went to the beach to raise morale, family togetherness and unit cohesion ...

Marines mentor Young Marines during Single Marine Program event

US Marine News - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:36pm
The Single Marine Program hosted the annual Big Marine Little Marine event, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., July 28. Members of the Young Marine Program, a group of children ages seven to 16 who practice drill and physical train ...

ATC mobile teams practice helicopter pad control

US Marine News - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 10:57am
Marine Air Control Squadron 2 Detachment A air traffic controllers took part in Marine air traf­fic control Mobile Team training at their squadron headquarters aboard the Air Station, July 13. Forward deployed air traffic control maintains and su ...

Southwest, Henry Sibley High School football players receive leadership award

US Marine News - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 7:41pm
Recruiting Station Twin Cities' executive officer presented two local athletes with an Excellence in Leadership Award at the Minneapolis Diamond Flight Camp July 22. Junior Rank coaches selected Anastacio VandenBosch-Romo and D'Tavius Williams t ...

South Dakota, Minnesota poolees enlist at Sioux Falls Airshow

US Marine News - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 7:41pm
Sixteen members of the Delayed Entry Program enlisted into the Marine Corps during a swear-in ceremony at the Sioux Falls Airshow July 21-22. More than 85 men and women from South Dakota and Minnesota swore the oath of enlistment, which was admi ...

50,000th Devil Pups Graduates on Pendleton

US Marine News - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 7:16pm
A graduation ceremony was held for the nation’s newest Devil Pups at Camp Pendleton’s 52 Area Parade Deck, July 28. Among the students in the graduating class was the 50,000th graduate of the program, Benjamin Hulbert, a 15-year-old San Diego native ...

Navy officer takes volleyball challenge to Netherlands

US Marine News - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 2:41pm
Dedication and self motivation has taken her places she has always wanted to go. It led her to the United States Naval Academy, and then to the officer ranks of the Navy. It led to her volleyball, and then recently to the Netherlands. Ensign Abbi ...

Marines, sailors hone machine gunning skills for Afghan deployment

US Marine News - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 1:26pm
Marines and sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group are slated to deploy to Afghanistan in the coming months, but they are not wasting any time preparing each and every member of the unit. Their mission will be to logi ...

Corps approves Voluntary Enlisted Early Release Program

US Marine News - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 8:26am
  Marines can now exit the Corps with an honorable discharge a year earlier than their original end of active service date. Marine Administrative Message 371/12 approved the start of the Voluntary Enlisted Early Release Program, and gives certai ...

Summer Safety

US Marine News - Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:11pm
  A common theme throughout Twentynine Palms is the seemingly unbearable sun. To add to the already extreme heat conditions of the desert, it’s summer time. The temperatures will rise far above what we see the rest of the year. This fluctuati ...