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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 ...

Marines combat chemical threat alongside the Army

US Marine News - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 4:46pm
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialists with 2nd Marine Logistics Group ventured off the beaten path and participated in Exercise Joint Force Denial in Beaufort, N.C., July 18.  During the training, the CBRN defense spe ...

Marine, sailors set the pace during 8th ESB hike

US Marine News - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 4:21pm
Early in the morning, long before sunrise, more than 300 members of 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group formed up and prepared their gear for a hike here, July 19. Participants marched for more than four hours during the b ...

Eden, N.C., native awarded Silver Star

US Marine News - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:31am
U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Paul Worley, an infantry platoon sergeant with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force was awarded the Silver Star Medal at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 17. Worley, an Eden N.C., nati ...

Faces of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit part 13 Lance Cpl. Jason Connelly, a rifleman … from England

US Marine News - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 8:51am
Marines do a double take the first time they hear Lance Cpl. Jason Connelly talk. “I’m the token English guy,” Connelly jokes. The 24-year-old rifleman hails from Bournemouth, Dorset County, England, and serves with 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, Ba ...

Station residents parade for Fourth

US Marine News - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 5:07am
Station residents came together July 4, 2012, to celebrate the history of America during the Stars-and-Trikes Parade, which trailed through the station’s Monzen district. “It was nice to bring a little bit of home here, to help people not feel s ...

Family fun with swim, run

US Marine News - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 5:07am
Families gathered to participate in the Marine Corps Community Services Splash-and-Dash race at the WaterWorks pool here July 14, 2012. The race’s objective was for participants in teams of fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, mothers and so ...

Marines arrive, turn up heat in "Land Down Under"

US Marine News - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 5:07am
American forces arrived here July 13, 2012, to kick off Exercise Southern Frontier 2012, and then take part in the multilateral Exercise Pitch Black 2012. Both exercises are conducted annually to enhance flight operations and maintain proficiency ...

HEAT simulator rolls Marines through training

US Marine News - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 4:41am
Station Installation Personnel Administration Center Marines trained in the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer here July 11, 2012. The HEAT simulates a rolling-over Humvee, which occurs when a topheavy load, improvised explosive device or unfavorab ...

Sailor reflects on five-year tour with Marines

US Marine News - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 2:16pm
Corpsmen, medical officers, religious service specialists and chaplains are the most common Navy specialties seen working hand-to-hand with Marines. However, other jobs such as logistics specialists are a much more uncommon sight. Petty Officer ...

Afghan Forces graduate 19 advance administrators under Marine tutelage

US Marine News - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 1:01pm
After more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan, the Afghan National Security Forces have gained a certain proficiency in war fighting unlike any they have ever experienced in past years. As they’ve developed their tactics, techniques and procedures ...

Afghan Forces graduate 19 advance administrators under Marine tutelage

US Marine News - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 8:26am
After more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan, the Afghan National Security Forces have gained a certain proficiency in war fighting unlike any they have ever experienced in past years. As they’ve developed their tactics, techniques and procedures ...

Cleveland-native earns a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

US Marine News - Tue, 07/17/2012 - 10:31am
A native of Cleveland was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington July 12. Cpl. Sirin J. Broadus, 21, enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 2010 and attended recruit training at Mar ...