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November 23, 2014

Marine recruits increase strength, stamina on Parris Island


Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink

Date Taken:10.01.2014
Date Posted:11.23.2014 09:01

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crunch through a physical fitness session Oct. 1, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Throughout boot camp, recruits participate in more than 30 physical training sessions to increase their strength and stamina and prepare for the combat fitness and physical fitness tests they must pass to graduate. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 19, 2014

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Parris Island recruits immersed in Marine martial arts

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink

Date Taken:10.23.2014
Date Posted:11.23.2014 09:40

Rct. Nicole Corroto prepares to choke Rct. Chelsa Hazelwood, both with Platoon 4045, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, on Oct. 23, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. All recruits must pass the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program test and earn a tan belt, the first level of the program, in order to graduate. Corroto, 18, from Acworth, Ga., and Hazelwood, 21, from Murfreesboro, Tenn., are scheduled to graduate Dec. 19, 2014.

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Marine recruits trace Corps’ roots on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:10.21.2014
Date Posted:11.23.2014 09:18

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, tread water for four minutes during swim qualification Oct. 21, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn to use their utility uniforms as flotation devices, safely abandon ship and quickly remove excess gear. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 19, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915.

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November 21, 2014

Paralyzed Marine with robotic exoskeleton receives Bronze Star with V

By Jennifer Hlad
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 21, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – When Capt. Derek Herrera was called to stand in the place of honor Friday at his retirement ceremony, he pressed buttons on what appeared to be a wristwatch as a fellow Marine came to his aid.

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MARSOC Marine Retires, Receives Bronze Star Medal

Story by Cpl Ricardo Hurtado
Date Posted:11.21.2014 18:41

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines with 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, friends and family members gathered to witness Capt. Derek Herrera, a special operations officer, accept the Bronze Star with combat V for heroism and medically retire from the Marine Corps, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 21, 2014.

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Remembering Greeley: The Marine who carried his flag to Iwo Jima

Story by Sgt Reece Lodder
Date Posted: 11.20.2014 13:07

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Few events in Marine Corps history are storied as the iconic flag raising on Mt. Suribachi during World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima. The quiet event, starkly contrasting the bloody battle that claimed lives of a third of the war’s fallen Marines, later marked a deafening Allied victory and powerfully symbolized the resolve of a nation at war.

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November 20, 2014

MARSOC corpsman to get Navy Cross for braving bombs to save Marines

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writer 2:03 p.m. EST November 20, 2014

A Navy corpsman attached to the Marines' elite special operations unit will receive the services' second-highest award for valor for working heroically and selflessly to treat wounded Marines in Afghanistan after he himself was wounded by a makeshift bomb.

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Marine veteran Phil Klay wins National Book Award

By Derrick Perkins, Staff writer 2:08 p.m. EST November 20, 2014

Veteran Marine Capt. Phil Klay's fictional account of the Iraq War earned one of literature's most esteemed awards Wednesday night.

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November 19, 2014

Marine who died in Okinawa identified

By Derrick Perkins, Staff writer 12:05 p.m. EST November 19, 2014

Corps officials have identified the Japan-based Marine who was pronounced dead on Tuesday after being found unresponsive in his barracks as Lance Cpl. Michael A. Tuttle, 21, of Fountaintown, Indiana.

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Secretary of Defense visits Integrated Task Force Marines

Story by Sgt Alicia R. Leaders
Date Posted:11.18.2014 17:41

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Marines with the Anti-Armor Section, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force during a live-fire MK153 shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon (SMAW) rocket launcher shoot at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 18, 2014.

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November 18, 2014

VA moving forward with mobile app to schedule appointments

By Travis J. Tritten
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — VA appointments via cell phone app are about to move closer to reality.

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Camp Pendleton Breaks Ground on Fisher House for Visiting Families

By Bridget Naso
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 • Updated at 8:20 PM PST

Camp Pendleton officials broke ground Tuesday on the 65th Fisher House, an important facet for those visiting the base due to an emergency.

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Hagel Visits Female Marines Training for Combat Roles

Nov 18, 2014 | by Richard Sisk

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel traveled to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to meet the female Marines who are seeking roles in the infantry, armor and artillery that previously were restricted to men.

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Marine recruits fight toward their martial arts belt on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Jennifer Schubert
Date Taken:10.08.2014
Date Posted:11.18.2014 13:22

Recruits of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, practice chokes during a martial arts training session Oct. 8, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The Marines Corps Martial Arts Program is designed to increase the warfighting capabilities of Marines, enhance self-confidence and foster the warrior ethos. Hotel Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 12, 201

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Deployed sailors, Marines get free phone cards for holidays

By Karen Jowers, Staff writer 4:40 p.m. EST November 18, 2014

Sailors and Marines deployed with more than 70 units and those forward-deployed to overseas ports during the holidays will receive free $10 prepaid phone cards.

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November 17, 2014

Don't call me 'POG': The push to end the Corps' most damaging divide

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writer4:40 p.m. EST November 17, 2014

Gunnery Sgt. Hector Vicente has 20 years of Marine Corps experiences under his belt, but what he heard one morning from his junior Marines made him wonder how well he knew the Corps.

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Just Saying No to Pain Meds

By Tom Cramer, VA Staff Writer
Monday, November 17, 2014

Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple Inc., once made the following observation: “Less is more and usually more effective.”

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