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July 28, 2014

Marines approve new primary MOS for MARSOC officers

Story by Hope Hodge Seck | Staff Writer
Jul. 28, 2014 - 04:09PM

The commandant of the Marine Corps has approved a new primary military occupational specialty that will allow Marine officers the opportunity to spend a career in the Corps’ special operations command.

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July 26, 2014

Bataan group's long stretch at sea symptomatic of smaller amphibious fleet

By Hendrick Simoes | Stars and Stripes
Published: July 26, 2014

MANAMA, Bahrain — The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan returned to open waters Friday after undergoing much-needed maintenance after its near-record 135 days at sea in an area of heightened tension, which put a strain on the amphibious ready group and the ship’s crew.

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CENTCOM commander visits USS Bataan

Photos by Sgt Alisa Helin
Date Taken:07.26.2014 | Date Posted:07.27.2014 14:03

U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander, U.S. Central Command, visited on board the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The 22nd MEU is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout the U.S. Central Command and the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

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Marines secure departure of Tripoli Embassy personnel

Story by Capt. David David
07.26.14

MORON, Spain - On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the Marines and Sailors of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response (SP-MAGTF CR) provided support to a military assisted departure of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya.

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24th MEU begins first major ‘work-up’ exercise

Cpl. Devin Nichols 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit | Posted July 22, 2014

A contingent of Marines and sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 8, were busy from July 12 through 18, training for maritime interdiction operations at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

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July 25, 2014

Parris Island recruits start first lessons in martial arts on Parris Island

Photo by Cpl. David Bessey | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 07.17.2014
Date Posted:07.25.2014 12:49

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program contributes to the physical, mental and character development of Marines and indoctrinates recruits into the warrior mindset of the Marine Corps. Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, is scheduled to graduate Oct. 3, 2014.

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Combined Arms Breaching Training during Platinum Lion 14-1

Photos by LCpl Samantha Barajas
Date Taken:07.23.2014 | Date Posted:07.25.2014 02:1

Marines and soldiers from the United States, Azerbaijan and the United Kingdom, along with our Azerbaijani interpreters, complete combined arms breaching training in Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, July 23, 2014.

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11th MEU departs for Western Pacific

Photos by by LCpl Caitlin Bevel
Date Posted:07.25.2014 17:19

Family and friends gathered to say goodbye as the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit passed by Embarcadero Marina Park, San Diego, July 25. The 11th MEU consists of Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Combat Logistics Battalion 11, and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (reinforced). They are embarked aboard the U.S. Navy Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group for deployment to the Western Pacific.

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Marines, sailors with Charley Company ensure Camp Dwyer’s safety in Helmand province

Story by Cpl. Cody Haas | Regional Command Southwest | Date: 07.25.2014

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan— Improvised explosive devices and small arms fire from insurgents remain a threat to units patrolling in Helmand province.

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July 24, 2014

Dunford confirmed as 36th commandant of the Marine Corps

By Hope Hodge Seck
Staff Writer
Jul. 24, 2014 - 06:00AM

It’s official: Gen. Joseph “Fighting Joe” Dunford will be the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps.

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Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps visits Marines, sailors in Afghanistan

By Sgt. Jessica Ostroska | Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan | July 21, 2014

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. John M. Paxton Jr. held a town hall meeting for Marines and sailors aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 18, 2014.

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Marines carry out raid exercise in Natural Bridge

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:07 pm
By Amy Friedenberger The Roanoke Times

NATURAL BRIDGE -- The sound of an approaching aircraft sent screaming men and women dashing from their housing quarters out into the dark.

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July 23, 2014

8 awarded Purple Heart for action in Afghanistan

By Matthew Adkins - Matthew.Adkins@JDNews.com
Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

Eight military service members from the 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment received Purple Heart medals Wednesday at Camp Lejeune for their actions during their recent deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 keep convoy safe

By Sgt. Frances Johnson | I Marine Expeditionary Force | July 23, 2014

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- While most aboard Camp Leatherneck were eating breakfast as the early morning sun began burning the earth in a golden heat wave, turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 were already mounting .50 caliber and M240B machine guns inside the turrets of their vehicles, preparing for one of the battalion’s last missions, July 14.

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July 22, 2014

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES MISSING WORLD WAR II MARINE

By Department of Defense news, Defense Media Activity
22 July 2014

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman lost during World War II have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DoD news release issued July 21.

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MEUEX Vertical Assault MOUT

by LCpl Alexander Pool
Date Taken:07.18.2014 | Date Posted:07.22.2014 7:21AM

US Marines with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines (BLT 3/5), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) conduct a vertical assault on a Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) facility in Okinawa, Japan as part of MEU Exercise (MEUEX). The MEUEX is to prepare the unit for an upcoming amphibious deployment and practice it’s mission essential tasks while improving overall operational readiness. (Marine Corps Motion Imagery Provided by Lance Cpl. Alexander N. Pool 31st MEU Combat Camera/ Released)

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11th Marines welcomes new commanding officer

by LCpl David Silvano
Date Taken:07.22.2014 | Date Posted:07.23.2014 12:35

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.—Colonel Christopher A. Tavuchis, assumed command of 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force from Col. Stephen Liszewski during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 22, 2014.

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Marine Completes 90-pound Weight Loss

Jul 22, 2014
American Forces Press Service | by Cpl. Tyler Viglione

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. – For many potential recruits, enlisting in the Marine Corps is as easy as talking to a recruiter. But for some, it takes some willpower.

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