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October 20, 2014

Nilsson retires following 30 years of service

Story by Cpl Grace L. Waladkewics
Date Taken:10.17.2014 | Date Posted:10.20.2014 17:14

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Sgt. Maj. Lisa K. Nilsson retired from her post as sergeant major of Marine Air Control Group 28 during a retirement ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Oct. 17.

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HMLA-169 Marines help Carlsbad community with post-fire cleanup

Story by Cpl Michael Thorn
Date Taken:10.18.2014 | Date Posted:10.20.2014 18:25

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169 aid local volunteers by cleaning up a fire-damaged area, in Carlsbad, Calif., Oct. 18.

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VMGR-252 conducts FISDU, props up detachment

Courtesy story
Date Posted:10.20.2014 13:37

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 sent one KC-130J Super Hercules to Moron, Spain, on a flight in support of deployed unit Oct. 15-18.

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Marines, sailors return from from Down Under

By ERIKA I. RITCHIE / STAFF WRITER
Published: Oct. 20, 2014 Updated: 10:14 p.m.

CAMP PENDLETON – Cpl. Travis Reynders couldn't believe what he saw through his night vision goggles in the pitch-black Australian Outback.

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October 19, 2014

VA explores alternative therapies

By Emily Wax-Thibodeaux | The Washington Post | Published: October 19, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — The acupuncturist in his glow-in-the-dark yellow Crocs gently leaned over the burly and bearded Army Special Operations officer, who was stretched across a bed in the "zen den" of the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center.

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1/2 Promotions on Bastion-Leatherneck Complex

Photos by Cpl John Martinez
Date Taken:10.01.2014 | Date Posted:10.05.2014 02:33

U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment stand at attention as their fellow Marines are promoted to the rank of Cpl. aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan on October 1, 2014.

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October 17, 2014

Graduation Ceremony – Bravo Company – Oct. 17, 2014

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:10.17.2014
Date Posted:10.17.2014 12:04

Pfc. Richard Mendez III, the Bravo Company high shooter from Platoon 1072, scored 331 points out of 350 points. Mendez graduated boot camp Oct. 17, 2014, and is from Argillite, Ky.

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U.S., Bulgaria resilient as regional threat looms

Story by Sgt Derrick Irions
Date Posted:10.17.2014 05:19

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria - U.S. and Bulgarian military exercises demonstrate a combined commitment to preserving European security amidst recent Russian aggression.

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U.S. Marines partner with East African forces

Story by 1st Lt. Maida Kalic
Date Posted:10.17.2014 13:37

SIGONELLA, Italy - U.S. Marines arrived in East Africa, October 14, to train Ugandan and Burundian forces, preparing them for future deployments.

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Dunford takes over for Amos as commandant of the US Marine Corps

By Jon Harper
Stars and Stripes
Published: October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Gen. Joseph Dunford became the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps on Friday, as Gen. James Amos closed the curtain on his controversial tenure.

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October 15, 2014

Marine recruits maneuver through combat course on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. David Bessey
Date Taken:09.23.2014
Date Posted:10.15.2014 13:52

Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, clear an obstacle during a combat training course Sept. 23, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learned to communicate and maneuver in a simulated combat environment. Recruits learn the primary mission of a Marine Corps rifle squad, which is to locate, close with and destroy an enemy by using fire and maneuver. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 17, 2014

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WATCH: U.S. Marines faceoff against Republic of Korea Army in amazing drum battle

By Jim Gearhart October 15, 2014 9:30 AM

This is absolutely fantastic to watch. Check out the drum battle between III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Band and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Band.

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October 14, 2014

Marine Corps Heroes: Col. Jay R. Vargas (Retired)

By Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | October 14, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
As Hispanic-American Heritage month draws to a close, we take the time to recognize retired Col. Jay R. Vargas in a fictional account between a veteran Marine and a reporter, using historical information to retell his story of leadership and courage in the face of fire

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The Amos legacy: How the first aviator commandant will be remembered

By Hope Hodge Seck
Oct. 14, 2014 - 06:00AM

As Gen. Jim Amos neared the start of his final year leading the Marine Corps, his staff at the Pentagon asked a select group of senior officers for suggestions on how he and the service could improve.

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Marine runs, rides her way through recovery

October 14th, 2012 // By Sgt. Priscilla Sneden

Gunnery Sgt. Barbra Brown joined the Marine Corps in 1994. She spent the next 16 years dedicating her life to her family and the Corps. What she didn’t know was those experiences were preparing her to face the biggest challenge of her life.

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