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Marines raid Fuji for urban training

US Marine News - Mon, 07/16/2012 - 11:46am
An established ally has seen its sovereign territory encroached upon by special forces from a neighboring nation, and these "Black Berets" must be stopped before they gain a foothold. This was the scenario for the Maritime Raid Force of the 31st ...

Marines eliminate targets in the Australian outback

US Marine News - Mon, 07/16/2012 - 10:56am
A cacophony of rifle and machine gun bullets fly downrange, meeting their targets with deadly accuracy. Off to the left, the piercing “whoosh” of a rocket saws through the noise. The enemy is dug in deep behind downed trees and brush, but the Marine ...

Marine Corps Recruiting Command, JWT partnership turns 65 years old

US Marine News - Mon, 07/16/2012 - 10:31am
In July 1947, the Marine Corps began a partnership with the advertising agency JWT. In the 65 years since, JWT has played a crucial role in developing the positive brand awareness that contributes to the successful attainment of Marine Corps Recruit ...

Reservists visit Twentynine Palms for Javelin Thrust

US Marine News - Mon, 07/16/2012 - 9:41am
More than 5,000 Marines came to in the Combat Center’s training area from Marine Forces Reserve and I Marine Expeditionary Force to participate in Large Scale Exercise-1/Javelin Thrust 2012 from July 2 through July 12, 2012. In the past, the Jave ...

Marines eliminate targets in the Australian outback

US Marine News - Mon, 07/16/2012 - 8:02am
A cacophony of rifle and machine gun bullets fly downrange, meeting their targets with deadly accuracy. Off to the left, the piercing “whoosh” of a rocket saws through the noise. The enemy is dug in deep behind downed trees and brush, but the Marine ...

“Boat Company” maintains skills with mock raid

US Marine News - Mon, 07/16/2012 - 8:02am
The hum of the boat engines are drowned out by the sound of waves crashing on the beach. Concealed by the sounds of nature, more than 100 Marines speed toward their objective. Marines from Company F., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Ma ...

New commander takes helm of 2nd Marine Logistics Group

US Marine News - Mon, 07/16/2012 - 7:11am
The commanding general of 2nd Marine Logistics Group relinquished command of more than 9,000 Marines, sailors and civilians during a ceremony at the MLG amphitheater here, July 12. Maj. Gen. Michael G. Dana, of Schenectady, N.Y., passed the reign ...

31st MEU’s “Boat Company” maintains skills with mock raid

US Marine News - Mon, 07/16/2012 - 3:02am
The hum of the boat engines are drowned out by the sound of waves crashing on the beach. Concealed by the sounds of nature, more than 100 Marines speed toward their objective. Marines from Company F., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Ma ...

“Duty Expert” keeps combat logistics patrols moving

US Marine News - Mon, 07/16/2012 - 12:32am
"Flat tires, blown transmissions, and even vehicle accidents are common occurrences in the harsh environment and inherent danger of a war zone,” said Staff Sgt. Brendan H. Chamburs, company gunnery sergeant, Support Company, Combat Logistics Battali ...

Reservists visit MCAGCC for Javelin Thrust

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 5:11pm
More than 5,000 Marines came to in the Combat Center’s training area from Marine Forces Reserve and I Marine Expeditionary Force to participate in Large Scale Exercise-1/Javelin Thrust 2012 from July 2 through July 12, 2012. In the past, the Jave ...

DOD ban on DMAA

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 4:46pm
The Department of Defense has put a ban on all products containing DMAA. These products, formerly sold on base at GNC stores, were pulled off shelves at the beginning of this year. Service members are prohibited from using the supplements pending fu ...

Re-up money

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 4:46pm
One of the Commandant’s priorities is keeping the skills of experienced Marines and Marine leaders to sustain the strength and effectiveness of the Marine Corps. The Selective Reenlistment Bonus program offers Marines willing to reenlist additional ...

TRAP mission prepares reservists for combat

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 4:46pm
The roar of the propellers above the helicopter was deafening. A screech rang throughout the hull, where eight Marines and the flight crew sat. Their only form of communication was hand signals, but those sitting side-by-side had the luxury of screa ...

Marines share comic book bond

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 1:01pm
  At one point in the his­tory of their lives, peo­ple are faced with a life changing decision on how to best serve their society, whether to use their abili­ties to create a product or provide a service in a pri­vate sector for their liveli­hood or ...

11th MEU Relinquishment of Command Ceremony

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 1:01pm
Lt. Col. Michael P. Wylie assumed command of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Col. Michael R. Hudson during a relinquishment of command ceremony at the Camp Del Mar parade deck here July 12. Hudson, whose command of the MEU began in May 20 ...

Marine Corps Recruiting Command, JWT partnership turns 65 years old

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 12:11pm
In July 1947, the Marine Corps began a partnership with the advertising agency JWT. In the 65 years since, JWT has played a crucial role in developing the positive brand awareness that contributes to the successful attainment of Marine Corps Recruit ...

Maintenance history behind aircraft

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:46am
  USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – Everything has a story whether it is a Ma­rine, a flag or an aircraft. Marine Corps history is made on battlefields, on seas and in the skies. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 aviation maintenance administra­tion is t ...

VMFA-251 airframe division keeps Hornets flying at sea

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:21am
  USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – A large grey me­chanical tail moves from left to right, while various metal flaps raise and lower like a bird preparing for flight. An F/A-18 Hornet’s twin engines roar to life before launching out over the sea. Marine ...

New commander takes helm of 2nd Marine Logistics Group

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:26am
The commanding general of 2nd Marine Logistics Group relinquished command of more than 9,000 Marines, sailors and civilians during a ceremony at the MLG amphitheater here, July 12. Maj. Gen. Michael G. Dana, of Schenectady, N.Y., passed the reign ...

Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group Marines welcome new commander

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:26am
A historic Change of Command took place at the Harbor Master Facility aboard Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek – Fort Story, July 12, when more than 100 guests witnessed Marine Col. Christopher R. McCarthy, Commanding Officer of Marine Cor ...