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IED training puts Combat Logistics Battalion 8 engineers in the hot seat

US Marine News - Tue, 07/24/2012 - 9:41am
An exhausting blanket of heat encompassed members of Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group as they cautiously worked their way down an ominous gravel road riddled with simulated improvised explosive devices. The exercise chall ...

Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visit Marines and Sailors of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa

US Marine News - Tue, 07/24/2012 - 2:12am
General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Micheal P. Barrett, met with the Marines and sailors of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa, July 18, 2012. Special-Purpose MAGTF Afri ...

Mater Dei Monarch run youth camp for Pendleton children

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 7:17pm
 The Mater Dei Monarch football and dance team volunteered to help run the Monarch for Marines youth camp for children of service members at Camp Pendleton’s 11 Area football field, July 21. The Monarchs for Marines service organization of the M ...

Storming the shore with fun, games

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 4:21pm
Laughter from loved ones breached the humid air as they awaited their nearest and dearest’s arrival after an eight-mile hike that would bring them to the site of the 8th Engineer Support Battalion fun day at Onslow Beach here, July 19. The battal ...

A time to Honor

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:46am
Seven Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, were recognized for their actions in Afghanistan during the battalion’s recent deployment during Operation Enduring Freedom in a ceremony at Del Valle Field July 13. At the ceremony, the Mar ...

‘3rd tracks’ prepares for deployment

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:46am
  Marines with Company D, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, shot live rounds down range at Range 110A July 12, 2012, to better their skills and become familiar with the weapons systems mounted on their Assault Amphibian Vehicles. “This is great ...

Inside look at MCCES

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:46am
  The U. S. Small Business Administration has numerous programs designed to support military veterans, like loans and classes to help them make the transition back into civilian life. The SBA announced the activation of Operation Boots to Busines ...

Operation boots to business

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:46am
  MCCES has been part of the Combat Center community since 1967. Their mission  is to provide professional and technical training in the planning, designing, engineering, employment and operation of tactical communications systems in order to ens ...

You are what you Eat

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:46am
  During the summer months, getting into better shape and being healthy is often at the forefront of people's minds. Finding the right balance of food can seem difficult for military members and their families. Whether the desired results are bui ...

Keeping Marines and multi-national forces fit for duty

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 7:36am
When over 1,200 U.S. and West African service members train, eat, sleep and live together in an austere environment, there is the risk of injuries, illnesses and medical emergencies. In order to keep the force fit for duty during Exercise Western Ac ...

Civil affairs group extends reach of Western Accord 2012 to community

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 7:11am
U.S. service members taking part in Exercise Western Accord 2012 volunteered to help the local community’s agricultural growth here, July 17. The service members helped a local farmer protect his crops from roaming livestock by planting a live f ...

Reserve Marines provide logistical success during Exercise Western Accord 2012

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 7:11am
For the past decade, U. S. Reserve forces have become more operational and are constantly conducting overseas contingency operations worldwide. In order to facilitate their expeditionary needs, a thought-out logistical plan must be in place. Dur ...

Marines and West Africans Train to Fight Together

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 6:46am
The sound of U.S. service rifles and Kalashnikovs can be heard across the dusty, arid training area Mont Rolland, dubbed the “Fishbowl,” due to the tall embankments surrounding it, as Marines and West African partner nations train and shoot the prin ...

Improving urban combat techniques during Exercise Western Accord 2012

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 6:46am
U.S. Marine Reservists and servicemen from four West African countries joined forces to improve urban combat techniques during Exercise Western Accord 2012. Urban combat is very different from combat in open areas. Tactics are complicated by a t ...

MV-22 Ospreys arrive at MCAS Iwakuni

US Marine News - Mon, 07/23/2012 - 5:06am
Twelve MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft were off-loaded from a civilian cargo ship at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, today. This marks the first deployment of the MV-22 to Japan. The aircraft will be stationed aboard Marine Corps Air St ...

API awards outstanding civilian

US Marine News - Fri, 07/20/2012 - 6:46am
  Kevin Bickel, Air Station bulk fuel civilian crew leader, received the Marine Corps Civilian of the Year Award and the American Petroleum Insti­tute Award for Excellence in Fuels Management, July 10. Col. Brian Murtha, Marine Corps Air Station ...

Combat engineers conduct expansion operation, increase patrol base size, capabilities

US Marine News - Fri, 07/20/2012 - 6:21am
More than 100 Marines from Engineer Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) completed their largest mission to date in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, here, July 15. Patrol Base Eredvi, manned primarily by tro ...

Marine advisor builds relations with Afghans, strengthens partnership through mentoring

US Marine News - Fri, 07/20/2012 - 6:21am
In 2001, a surge of applicants lined up at the doors of recruiting offices, eager for a chance to defend the nation’s honor after the terrorist attacks on our nation. For Staff Sergeant Harry Petit-Homme, his choice to join the Marine Corps had alre ...

Marines sacrifice personal time, complete Martial Arts Instructor Course

US Marine News - Fri, 07/20/2012 - 5:31am
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 4, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), completed a seven-week Martial Arts Instructor Course here, July 14. The 16 graduates received a secondary military occupational specialty of Martial Arts Instructor ...

Basketball player turned Marine embraces both at same time

US Marine News - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 5:11pm
For some, basketball may be just another sport, but for others it is more than just a game. Pfc. Eddy D. TineoMateo, an administrative specialist with Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, has always played the sport he’s now ...