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April 18, 2014

Sense of Duty Inspires Marine to Serve

By Marine Corps Cpl. Joseph Scanlan
Marine Expeditionary Brigade Afghanistan

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SABIT QADAM, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014 – The prestige of the Marine Corps especially appealed to a rifleman and mine sweeper deployed here when he enlisted at the age of 17.

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April 17, 2014

Marines pull out of Afghanistan's Nimroz province

Apr. 17, 2014 - 06:00AM
By Hope Hodge Seck
Staff writer

Earlier this month, the Marine Corps quietly took leave of Nimroz province, consolidating its operations in Afghanistan to a single province and completing another chapter in its drawdown efforts.

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Diving as therapy for injured veterans

BY AARON CLAVERIE
STAFF WRITER
April 17, 2014; 10:46 AM

The water’s surface forms a shield.

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April 16, 2014

USS Bonhomme Richard heading to capsized South Korea ferry

By Ashley Rowland
Stars and Stripes
Published: April 16, 2014

SEOUL — A U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship headed to the site where a South Korean ferry sank Wednesday to help if needed, the U.S. Navy said.

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April 15, 2014

Tank officer who led Marines in 5-day battle to receive Leftwich Trophy

Apr. 15, 2014 - 06:00AM
By Hope Hodge Seck
Staff Writer

A tank officer who led his company to victory in a five-day battle against insurgents in Afghanistan last year will be honored with the prestigious Leftwich Trophy later this year.

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April 13, 2014

Marine recruits rise before sun on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Octavia Davis | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 04.09.2014
Date Posted: 04.13.2014 12:32

Recruits typically wake up at 4 a.m. and complete a series of daily morning tasks, including getting dressed, shaving and tidying up the barracks, before continuing with their training day. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps.

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USS Bataan activity

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mark Hays
Date Taken:04.12.2014 | Date Posted:04.13.2014 11:53

Sailors and Marines from the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) play basketball during a steel beach picnic April 12. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mark Hays/Released) www.facebook.com/ussbataan

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