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Recognizing the Monford Point Marines

African-American Marines, whose service in World War II has been widely ignored, are soon to receive recognition from the Marine Corps.

Military Records Sought in Georgia Murder-Suicide

Investigators looking into a murder-suicide involving a National Guard solider in Georgia are awaiting records of his military service and results from an autopsy.

Marines storm beach with Philippine counterparts

The white water breaking against the front of the amphibious assault vehicles was the only visible clue they were approaching.

As they neared the shore, the AAV’s spewed clouds of smoke to cover their final approach. Once they hit the beach, both U.S. and Philippine Marines poured out the back to establish a beachhead.

The Marines and Sailors with Company G, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted a bilateral mock mechanized amphibious assault with their Philippine counterparts, Oct. 23.

U.S., Japanese Soldiers practice squad live fire during Orient Shield

Soldiers communicated silently as they lingered along the tall grassy field in anticipation of an ambush as Japanese watched the ongoing bi-lateral training exercise at Nashigahara Barracks at Kita-Fuji Training Area in Yamanoshi Prefecture, Japan, Oct. 14, 2011.

Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, out of Weslaco, Texas and the 1st Division, Eastern Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, or JGSDF, are taking part of Orient Shield 11, which is a bi-lateral training exercise that allows them to exchange ideas, tactics, techniques and military experience.

USS Makin Island, West Coast Amphibs Ready for Deployments, Blue/Green Exercises

Later this year, the Navy will deploy one of its newest, most efficient and most capable amphibious assault ships, USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

Makin Island will make its maiden deployment as the flagship for Amphibious Squadron (CPR) 5 and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Well into next year, CPR 5 and the 11th MEU will work together as they respond as a global force for good, to crisis around the world.

General's life embodies resiliency, optimism

The life of Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, director of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, embodies what it takes both mentally and physically to remain resilient and optimistic during traumatic times.

"We need to build psychological resilience and psychological fitness in the same way we need to build physical fitness," said Cornum, the only woman ex-prisoner of war still serving in the active duty Army.

VMFA-115, VFA-94 play cat, mouse with aerial target

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 and sailors with Strike Fighter Squadron 94 performed an air-to-air banner shoot here, Oct. 10, as part of an ongoing monthlong deployment in the region.

The purpose of the exercise was to test ordnance and pilots’ proficiency in their mission capability of deploying aerial weapons.

US, Royal Cambodian Navies Head to Sea for CARAT 2011 Exercise

U.S. and royal Cambodian navies began their 2nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia exercise Oct. 20, with a pierside opening ceremony at the port of Sihanoukville.

"Last year marked an important step forward in the relationships between the U.S. and Cambodian Navies," said Rear Adm. Tom Carney, commander, U.S. Navy's Task Force 73. "This year, for the first time, a ship from the U.S. Navy, one of our newest destroyers, will be getting underway with royal Cambodian navy ships for a series of at-sea events."

Northern Challenge offers unique training experience

The ongoing battle against the threat of improvised explosive devices was the focus for Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 702nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Brigade, based in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

The Soldiers attended the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, exercise which was hosted by the Icelandic Coast Guard at the Naval Station here, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 7.