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Roanoke native serves Corps, lives up to family tradition

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:01am
Each Marine has his or her own personal reason for joining the Corps, whether it is a sense of duty to one’s country, a chance to travel the world, or tradition. For Cpl. Dustin Carlton, it was all of the above. “My great grandfather served with ...

New program to broaden horizon for Marines leaving Corps

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:01am
The Small Business Administration announced Operation Boots to Business July 12. The program gives veterans access to valuable resources to help them accomplish their dreams of starting and operating small businesses. The Marine Corps is the pil ...

1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) celebrates 65th Anniversary in Afghanistan

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:01am
Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) celebrated the 65th Anniversary of the Logistics Group during a morning colors ceremony on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 2. The ceremony, which was conducted by the noncommission ...

Logistics Marines prepare for deployment to Afghanistan

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:01am
More than 100 troops with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participated in a pre-deployment training exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., from July 9 to 13, where they received up-to-date instruction on how to operate in Afgha ...

Roanoke native serves Corps, lives up to family tradition

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 4:41am
Each Marine has his or her own personal reason for joining the Corps, whether it is a sense of duty to one’s country, a chance to travel the world, or tradition. For Cpl. Dustin Carlton, it was all of the above. “My great grandfather served with ...

Marines teach riot control techniques to West African nations

US Marine News - Fri, 07/13/2012 - 1:48am
Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment are spending the next couple of weeks with joint forces from various West African nations to train and exchange their shared experiences of non-lethal weapons and crowd-control tactics as part of ...

Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group Marines welcome new commander

US Marine News - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 4:46pm
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 ...

Passionate rider strongly encourages Marines to attend Motorcycle Mentorship Program

US Marine News - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 3:31pm
People say "one man can't change the world," but that doesn't mean one man can't make a difference in another's life. Sgt. Steven Potts took his first step into serving others by joining the Marine Corps in 2004. Now as a sergeant with Combat Log ...

Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion take leadership traits to water

US Marine News - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 8:26am
The Marine Corps offers a countless number of courses and training that service members can attend in order to advance in their military occupational specialty or learn a new trade. Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistic ...

Teaching Green

US Marine News - Wed, 07/11/2012 - 8:31pm
  Marines and sailors from across the United States began arriving at the Combat Center last week to prepare for Large Scale Exercise-1/ Javelin Thrust 2012, the Corps’ prototype exercise demonstrating Marine Expeditionary Brigade-level operation ...

9th Comm. Bn., pass on skills at Javelin Thrust

US Marine News - Wed, 07/11/2012 - 8:06pm
  Radio operators with 9th Communication Battalion took the opportunity to train their junior Marines during Large Scale Exercise-1, Javelin Thrust 2012, July 10. The operators conducted retransmission training during the exercise aboard Mari ...

Marines bring rugby from home to Iwakuni

US Marine News - Wed, 07/11/2012 - 7:41pm
Recently, station Marines decided to bring their favorite sport here to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Today, those same Marines are saying, “Rugby has arrived.” “Rugby here isn’t provided by Marine Corps Community Services such as other ...

Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion take leadership traits to water

US Marine News - Wed, 07/11/2012 - 1:51pm
The Marine Corps offers a countless number of courses and training that service members can attend in order to advance in their military occupational specialty or learn a new trade. Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistic ...

Blocks of Marjah secure, Marine battalion shifts focus to counternarcotics

US Marine News - Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:11pm
What began as a window of opportunity, a simple chance to change the status quo in the Central Helmand River Valley, turned into an ongoing counternarcotics operation that has prevented the annual summer fighting season from getting off the ground. ...

Combat Logistics Regiment 2 welcomes new commanding officer

US Marine News - Wed, 07/11/2012 - 10:56am
Engulfed by the warm air of North Carolina’s summer season, troops and guests had the perfect conditions to witness a change of command within the 2nd Marine Logistics Group. During the morning of July 10, Col. Yori R. Escalante, the outgoing com ...

Georgia Marine awarded Silver Star for heroic actions in Afghanistan

US Marine News - Wed, 07/11/2012 - 10:06am
He watched as five Marines beside him dropped, struck by the sheer force of insurgent machine gun fire. Within seconds, Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Cole joined his brothers as a three-round burst lifted his 200-pound frame and 80 pounds of gear completely of ...

1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade to exercise command, control at Javelin Thrust 2012

US Marine News - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 8:27am
  Javelin Thrust 2012/Large Scale Exercise-1 is underway at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. More than 5,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, part of I Marine Expeditionary Force and Marin ...

Black Sea Rotational Force Celebrates Independence Day by Giving Back to the Local Community

US Marine News - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 7:36am
Children laughing and playing; United States Marines drenched from their turn in the dunk tank, sailors jumping with kids in a bounce house, these were the sights and sounds aboard Mihail Kogalniceanu military base as Marines and sailors of Black Se ...

Trailblazing Lightning II test pilot hits the road

US Marine News - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 7:36am
“Lightning 8” is signing off, at least for now. The senior F-35 military test pilot who ensured the safe execution of flight test from the delivery of the first F-35B in 2009 and sea trials on USS Wasp (LHD 1) last year is moving on. “[Lt. Col ...

31st MEU raids Fuji for urban training

US Marine News - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 6:21am
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 ...