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September 17, 2014

Marine from Suffolk killed in Afghanistan

By Ali Rockett alrockett@dailypress.com
5:00 p.m. EDT, September 17, 2014

A Marine from Suffolk was killed in Afghanistan this week, according to a U.S. Department of Defense statement.

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September 15, 2014

Marine recruits learn unit cohesion, discipline through close-order drill on Parris Island

Photos byCpl. Caitlin Brink

Date Taken:09.02.2014
Date Posted:09.15.2014 10:54

Recruits of Platoon 3081, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, march to their positions during close-order drill practice Sept. 2, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Close-order drill helps transform recruits into Marines by developing teamwork and unit cohesion while instilling discipline by teaching habits of precision and immediate response to orders. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 30, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915.

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September 13, 2014

'The Hornet's Nest' emphasizes humanity, nobility of war

Sep. 13, 2014 - 10:48AM
By Hope Hodge Seck

Wildly jerky and almost nauseating hand-held camera shots hit the viewer in the early minutes of the film, producing a gut-tensing feeling of running in the middle of a firefight in Afghanistan. Father-and-son filmmakers Mike and Carlos Boettcher captured the helplessness and peril of combat simply by leaving their cameras on record as they dashed for cover from Taliban snipers or hit the ground on a signal from soldiers or Marines.

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September 12, 2014

Marine band plays respects to 9/11 fallen, first responders

By Cpl. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity
Sept 12, 2014

NEW YORK, New York --

The Quantico Marine Band journeyed to New York City, New York, to perform at various ceremonies as part of the New York 9/11 Commemoration event, Sept. 11, 2014.

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September 11, 2014

Marines share history aboard USS Peleliu before and after 9/11/2001

Story by SSgt Joseph Digirolamo
Date Posted:09.11.2014 01:27

USS Peleliu (LHA-5) – It was the first day of liberty port in Darwin, Australia and Staff Sgt. James Roberts was enjoying a cold beverage at a local pub with his buddies. Suddenly, several shore-patrol Marines burst in frantically yelling to the service members inside to “Get out, get out… get back on ship… report to the ship!”

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The Story of the Pentagon 9-11 Flag

By Jim Garamone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 – Anyone who saw the American flag unfurled at the Pentagon on Sept. 12, 2001, knows how Francis Scott Key felt two centuries ago when he was inspired to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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Marine recruits get crash course in combat on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink

Date Taken:09.05.2014
Date Posted:09.11.2014 10:36

Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, use teamwork to scale a three-level Confidence Course obstacle Sept. 5, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 19, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915.

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The Friendships, or Kizuna, Continue: Oshima Student Wants to Give Back after Operation Tomodachi by Being a Bridge between Japan and the United States Marines

By Robert D. Eldridge, Ph.D. | III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office | September 11, 2014

Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan -- Saya Onodera was only a few days away from graduating the 6th grade at Oshima Elementary School when a magnitude 9-earthquake, followed by a massive tsunami, struck her hometown of Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Fortunately, her school sits on higher ground, and the students were spared. Her school became an evacuation shelter for several months afterwards, with the students pitching in to help their neighbors, many of whom lost their homes, livelihoods, and in some cases, family members.

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September 10, 2014

Video: Marine Rotational Force - Darwin

Video by Sgt John Lamb
Date Posted:09.10.2014 11:01AM

Approximately 1,150 Marines deployed to Darwin, Australia 2014 as the third rotation of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D), remaining for approximately six months. MRF-D engaged in a range of training activities and community relations events with the Australian Defense Force throughout the deployment.

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Marine Harrier strikes Islamic State near Haditha Dam

Story by Joshua Stewart
Sep. 10, 2014 - 03:25 PM

A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier has struck an Islamic State target near the Haditha Dam in Iraq.

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OPG leads way as Marines, JSDF join disaster preparedness training

By Lance Cpl. Pete Sanders | III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office | September 10, 2014

September 6, 2014 -- HIRARA CITY, MIYAKO ISLAND, Japan – Members of the Okinawa Prefectural Government hosted a series of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief drills with the Japan Self-Defense Forces and U.S. Marines on and around Miyako Island Sept. 6.

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McDonald: VA Plans a Healthcare Hiring Spree

Sep 10, 2014 | by Bryant Jordan

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to fill "tens of thousands" of jobs as quickly as possible to meet the healthcare needs of veterans, VA Secretary Bob McDonald said on Tuesday.

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