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31st MEU Maritime Raid Force hits the target in Fuji

US Marine News - Sat, 07/07/2012 - 1:23am
The sound of lead impacting steel rang through the valleys beneath Mount Fuji, as a team of Marine snipers methodically picked off targets to demonstrate their capabilities. A team of snipers from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Ra ...

Raven makes maiden voyage in PACOM during Exercise Hamel 2012

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 11:21pm
Friendly forces describe it as a $30,000 flying lawnmower with a camera. Enemy forces are likely to have a less light-hearted description of it. During American Independence Day, three Marines of Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, ...

1st Tanks changes command

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 3:31pm
  Two tanks blocked the road with barrels crossed, a statement to Combat Center personnel that 1st Tank Battalion had an announcement to make. Lt. Col. Gregory T. Poland received command of 1st Tanks from Lt. Col. Timothy E. Barrick June 30 d ...

Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital Change of Command

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 3:06pm
  The Combat Center's Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital received a new commanding officer June 28, as Navy Capt. Jay Sourbeer relieved Navy Capt. Ann Bobeck of command at the hospital.  “A few minutes ago you witnessed a time honored Navy traditi ...

Headquarters Battalion Change of Command

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 3:06pm
  Lt. Col. Michael A. Bowers took command of Headquarters Battalion from Lt. Col. Phillip M. Zeman during the unit’s change of command ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field Monday. “It is truly a bittersweet moment,” said Zeman. “It has ...

RECEP saves energy

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 3:06pm
  The Marine Corps is implementing a Resident Energy Conservation Program at all its military family housing areas. The goal of this program is to reduce energy costs.  Savings from this program will be used to improve Marine Corps housing areas ...

A day in his boots

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 3:06pm
  Family members of 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment got a chance to experience a day in the life of their loved ones during the battalaion’s Jayne Wayne Day event June 29, 2012. The guests were shipped out to Range 101 on 7-tons for a day i ...

The Commanding General's intramural soccer league

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 3:06pm
The heat is rising with the start of summer, and the Commanding General’s Intramural Soccer League season fired up June 12, 2012. The league consists of eight teams and the team members are made up of active duty military, dependents and other De ...

Veteran of the Year

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 2:41pm
  One local retiree stood out among the other 680,000 residents of the 65th Assembly District of the California Legislative Assembly when he was recognized as the area’s Veteran of the Year 2012 June 29, during a ceremony at the Officers’ Club. ...

Tankers Teach

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 2:41pm
Officer Chris Brunt, Costa Mesa Police Department, hasn’t been near a tank since his days as a Marine tanker more than 10 years ago. With a little help from 1st Tank Battalion, Brunt got to temporarily relive his past, and bring a few of his fell ...

Marines, Romanian soldiers exchange contingency operation tactics

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 1:01pm
Marines with 3rd Platoon, Ground Combat Element, Black Sea Rotational Force 12, participated in a tactics exchange with Romanian soldiers in Timisoara, Romania. “This training is a great opportunity to exchange information about our tactics and ...

Military housing payment change

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 12:36pm
The Resident Energy Conservation Program is being put into effect at military housing residential areas across the Department of Defense. This program is designed to reduce electrical consumption and keep residents responsible for their energy usage ...

Corporals Course to be required

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 12:36pm
Corporals hoping to add on their third stripe will soon be required to give a little extra before seeing a promotion starting Oct. 1, 2013, according to MarAdmin 314/12. The requirement will be the completion of either a command-sponsored or dis ...

From across the world

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 12:36pm
A tarp hung over an alleyway, connecting the empty buildings of the Combined Arms Military Operations on Urban Terrain town at Range 220A. Below the tarp, a group of Marines and New Zealand Army soldiers sat around on worn out chairs and benches tal ...

Brothers in Arms

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 12:36pm
The 36 New Zealand Army soldiers, also known as “Kiwis,” arrived at the Combat Center earlier this month for Operation Galvanic Kiwi. The integration in training provided both the Marines and the Kiwis a new plateau for communication and understandi ...

MMA rattling the cage

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 12:36pm
Combat Center personnel were treated with a show of live fights June 22, including a main event where a Marine veteran took on an Army veteran during Mixed Martial Arts Fight Night 3 at Felix Field. Hundreds of attendees witnessed nine MMA match ...

California native builds security in Reg-e-Khan Neshin

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 12:36pm
In southern Afghanistan recently, Operation Stronghold was put into action to help create permanently sustainable bases for the Afghan Border Police.   To keep the operation moving in full force, a squad of 19 Marines and their corpsman look to t ...

Steel beach at sea

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 12:11pm
  USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – Marine Fighter At­tack Squadron 251 par­ticipated in a steel beach picnic aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) flight deck, June 15. The picnic was coordi­nated by the carrier’s Mo­rale Welfare Recreation ...

Providing ordnance from above

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 11:21am
  USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – From dawn to setting sun and throughout the night, Marine Fighter Attack Squad­ron 251 is proudly supporting Operation Enduring Free­dom while deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS En­terprise. This would not be poss ...

Fightertown pilots step up their game

US Marine News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 10:56am
  Fightertown pilots and weapons system offi­cers graduated from the Marine Division Tactics Course at the Officers’ Club, Friday. Graduates, course in­structors and family mem­bers raised a glass after the ceremony to celebrate the completion o ...