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December 15, 2014

New MOS approved for Marine infantry squad leaders

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writer 2:34 p.m. EST December 15, 2014

A new military occupational specialty for infantry squad leaders will refine training and education for enlisted Marines in the key leadership positions, officials announced today.

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U.S. Marines, Moldovan Army partnerships strengthened through Advanced Weapons Workshop

Story by MSgt Chad McMeen
Date Posted:12.15.2014 10:52

BALTI, Moldova – One week after the November 30th Moldovan elections, where pro-European parties maintained their majority in parliament, a military unit here hosted an anti-armor workshop with U.S. Marines.

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U.S. Marines, Moldovan Army partnerships strengthened through Advanced Weapons Workshop

Story by MSgt Chad McMeen
Date Posted:12.15.2014 10:52

BALTI, Moldova – One week after the November 30th Moldovan elections, where pro-European parties maintained their majority in parliament, a military unit here hosted an anti-armor workshop with U.S. Marines.

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December 14, 2014

Harlem Globetrotters bring their basketball talents to Camp

By Cpl. Joey S. Holeman, Jr. | | December 14, 2014

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan -- Meadowlark Lemon, Hubert ‘Geese’ Ausbie, Fred ‘Curly’ Neal, Connie ‘The Hawk’ Hawkins, and Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain are just a few of many renowned basketball players who have worn the jersey of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. The Globetrotters have been a staple of American basketball entertainment for 89 consecutive years and on Dec. 9 they brought their talents to the Foster Fieldhouse on Camp Foster, to excite the troops that are serving overseas.

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Combat veteran shares recovery success story with Okinawa Marines

By Lance Cpl. Isaac Ibarra | | December 14, 2014

CAMP KINSER, OKINAWA, Japan -- In 2006, Lt. Col. Justin Constantine was injured during a routine combat patrol while deployed to Iraq. An enemy sniper fired upon Constantine and his Marines, and before he could take cover a round hit the back of his head, exiting through his jaw.

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December 13, 2014

Volunteers place 200K wreaths at Arlington graves, JFK's tomb, Tomb of Unknown

By NewsChannel 8, The Associated Press, Caroline Tucker December 13, 2014 - 10:24 am
Updated: December 13, 2014 - 04:27 pm

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Hundreds of volunteers were at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday to lay more than 200,000 wreaths at headstones throughout the grounds.

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Dakota Meyer finishes Crucible hike, emblem ceremony with Parris Island's newest Marines

Images by Cpl Caitlin Brink
Date Posted:12.13.2014 11:27

Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer speaks with new Marines of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, during a warrior’s breakfast Dec. 13, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Meyer, accompanied the recruits on the nine-mile return hike from the Crucible then attended the emblem ceremony.

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December 12, 2014

Parris Island recruits learn Corps' value of commitment

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:10.07.2014
Date Posted:12.12.2014 11:15

Recruits of Platoon 3098, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, listen to a core values guided discussion on commitment Oct. 7, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Senior drill instructors use their personal experiences to explain the importance of unwavering commitment to fellow Marines, mission accomplishment and the Marine Corps. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 19. 2014.

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December 11, 2014

24th MEU set to deploy

By Daily News Staff - Localdesk@JDNews.com
Published: Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 06:24 PM

It’s time to set sail.

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December 9, 2014

Holiday cheer runs through Camp Hansen

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Date Taken:12.03.2014 | Date Posted:12.09.2014 02:44

Marines with 3rd Intelligence Battalion got the base in the holiday spirit where they donned Santa costumes, antlers and other festive accessories during the three kilometer run during the Jingle Bell Fun Run Dec. 3 on the parade field at Camp Hansen.

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New Bern Ballet Company spreads Christmas cheer, performs “The Nutcracker”

Story by Cpl Unique B. Roberts
Date Posted:12.09.2014 14:22

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - More than 1,000 members of the local community watched the New Bern Ballet Company perform its rendition of “The Nutcracker” at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Dec. 6.

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Back to basics: Combat engineers conduct platoon defense exercise

Story by Cpl Joshua Brown
Date Posted:12.09.2014 15:26

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Combat engineers work in direct support of infantrymen. Their primary objective is to maneuver an enemy force with the use of obstacles, explosives and other man-designed elements that complicate and disrupt enemy movements. As a combat-arms military occupational specialty, basic infantrymen skills are taught and reinforced during training.

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USFJ implements updated Liberty Policy on Okinawa

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Date Posted:12.09.2014 03:47

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP S.D. BUTLER, Japan - The Liberty Policy is just one initiative in our comprehensive efforts to ensure our personnel maintain the highest standards of conduct and behavior. Active leadership engagement and enhanced education and training are other components that we have, and continue to stress. We remain committed to being good neighbors and citizens in the communities where we live and work.

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USFJ, Marine Liberty Policies for Japan Updated

Story by Sgt Jose O. Nava
Date Posted:12.09.2014 04:07

CAMP FOSTER, Japan - The Commander, United States Forces, Japan has disseminated a new Japan-wide liberty policy that will take effect on Dec. 9. The new policy applies to all U.S. service members that are stationed in or temporarily visit Japan and will replace the previous 29 May 2013 USFJ liberty policy. And there are some additional management tools that specifically apply to Marines based in Japan, according to Marine Corps officials.

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US Marines visit Japanese high schools, share culture

Story by Cpl Drew Tech
Date Posted:12.09.2014 00:46

KUMAMOTO PREFECTURE, Japan — U.S. Marines participating in exercise Forest Light 15-1 visited with high school students Dec. 5 in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.

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Pittsburgh Marine earns honor graduate distinction at Officer Candidate Course

Story by Sgt Pedro Cardenas
Date Posted:12.09.2014 07:1

PITTSBURGH - Marine officers exemplify the phrase Ductus Exemplo, Latin for “Leadership by Example.” Some find the task of becoming an officer impossible and are dropped from the course. While others like Staff Sgt. James J.W. Geiger, embrace the challenge.

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