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May 30, 2015

Magnitude 8.5 quake strikes off eastern Japan, no tsunami danger or immediate damage

Green Business | Sat May 30, 2015 8:31am EDT

A magnitude 8.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings in Tokyo, but there was no danger of a tsunami and no immediate reports of damage since the quake was extremely deep.

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May 27, 2015

Bible verse sends former Marine back to court

By Andrew Tilghman , Staff writer 1:36 p.m. EDT May 27, 2015

Is posting a Bible verse on a desktop computer in a military workplace an act protected under the Constitution as a free expression of religion?

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The best veteran memorial that nobody knows about

By Michael Swaney|May 27th, 2015

In Anthem, Arizona, a memorial shines in commemoration for those who have served in the United States armed forces. The Anthem Veterans Memorial offers a place to honor and reflect upon the sacrifice those men and women have made.

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Thief Steals Gold Star Mom’s Commemorative Jacket, Bracelets

May 27, 2015 As seen on America's Newsroom

The mother of a fallen U.S. Marine is asking for help after someone stole a priceless jacket and bracelets that commemorated her son.

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May 26, 2015

Sergeants see best promotion outlook since drawdown began

By Derrick Perkins, Staff writer 11:58 a.m. EDT May 26, 2015

The Marine Corps will likely promote more than 4,000 sergeants to staff sergeants this year, the highest number since before the start of the drawdown.

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Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove Bible verse

By Todd Starnes Published May 26, 2015 FoxNews.com

A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.”

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May 24, 2015

A 'family hero' of Vietnam War will be remembered at military cemetery

By Brittny Mejia
May 24, 2015 9:05 P.M.

Monteen Purdie cut the strings off an apron, then starched and ironed them before delicately placing them inside a card for her son.

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May 22, 2015

HonorThem: Marine Widow Talks Fallen Hero’s Life, Legacy

Posted on May 22, 2015
By Katie Lange
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Destiny Flynn is in Arlington, Virginia, this Memorial Day. It’s a trip she’s made several times with her husband, Marine Corps Special Operations Staff Sgt. Liam Flynn, when he wasn’t deployed or in training.

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Second Marine killed in Hawaii Osprey crash identified

By Gina Harkins, Staff writer 1:58 p.m. EDT May 22, 2015
UPDATE: Marine officials released a correction on Lance Cpl. Matthew Determan's hometown on May 22.

Corps officials have identified the second Marine to die as a result of Sunday's MV-22B Osprey crash as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Ahwatukee, Arizona.

As the commanding officer of the 15th MEU stated: ..."his example will continue to inspire."


May 21, 2015

Veterans Job Fair Debuts At UAFS

Posted May 21, 2015 - 5:06am

By Chad Hunter
Times Record

A student-driven job and resource fair at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith brought together military veterans, employers and supporting agencies for the first time on campus.

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May 19, 2015

Corps identifies Marine killed in Hawaii Osprey crash

Staff report 10:06 a.m., May 19, 2015

The Marine killed after an MV-22B Osprey made a hard landing in Hawaii on Sunday was identified as Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Barron, of Spokane, Washington.

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US Marines conclude successful exercise alongside Canadian Forces

Story by Cpl Owen Kimbrel
Date Taken:05.16.2015 | Date Posted:05.19.2015 13:36

CANADIAN MANOEUVRE TRAINING CENTER, CAMP WAINRIGHT, Alberta – The Marines and Sailors of 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, successfully completed Exercise Maple Resolve 2015 with the Canadian Armed Forces at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Center, Camp Wainwright, Alberta, May 16, 2015.

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May 18, 2015

11th MEU Makes New Friends, Strengthens Ties with Local Community

Story by Cpl Ricardo Hurtado
Date Taken:05.16.2015 | Date Posted:05.18.2015 16:36

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Communities near military installations have a unique perspective on the lifestyle service members and their families live. They are an integral part of the support system that is essential to maintaining an efficient force. The community of Yorba Linda, California, solidified their support by adopting the I Marine Expeditionary Force's 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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May 17, 2015

Images: Graduation Ceremony – India and Papa Companies – May 15, 2015

by Sgt Jennifer Schubert
2015Date Posted:05.15.2015 11:30

India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion graduated boot camp May 15, 2015.

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Corps identifies 6 Marines killed in Nepal helicopter crash

By Gina Harkins, Staff writer 12:59 p.m. EDT May 17, 2015

The Corps identified the two officers and four enlisted Marines who were killed in last week's helicopter crash in Nepal.

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Six U.S. Marines Killed in Helicopter Crash Over Nepal Identified

First published May 17th 2015, 9:41 am

The six U.S. Marines who died in a helicopter crash while supporting earthquake relief efforts in Nepal were identified Sunday morning.

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May 15, 2015

Images: Graduation Ceremony – India and Papa Companies – May 15, 2015

by Sgt Jennifer Schubert
2015Date Posted:05.15.2015 11:30

India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion graduated boot camp May 15, 2015.

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Carter: DoD ‘Heavy With Grief’ After Helo Crash in Nepa

lDoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today expressed his anguish after the U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter reported missing in Nepal May 12 was found to have crashed in the mountains.

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May 12, 2015

The Muscle of the Marine Corps

Story by LCpl Tyler Ngiraswei
Date Posted:05.12.2015 06:30

CAMP HANSEN, Japan - U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit must transport thousands of pounds of equipment all throughout the Asia-Pacific.

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Video: US Marines, Sailors Clean Up Park in Romania

by Sgt S.T. Stewart
Date Taken:05.8.2015 | Date Posted:05.12.2015 5:44AM

Approximately 30 U.S. Marines and Sailors with Black Sea Rotational Force volunteered for a park clean up in Constanta, Romania, May 8, 2015.

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Fisher House to open at Camp Pendleton

Home away from home for traveling military families visiting wounded loved ones

By Linda McIntosh9:34 A.M.MAY 12, 2015

CAMP PENDLETON — Barely six months after its groundbreaking, a home away from home for military families visiting their wounded at Camp Pendleton’s Naval Hospital is set to be dedicated May 15.

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Report: Vets' job expectations may be unrealistic

By Leo Shane III, Staff writer 4:41 p.m. EDT May 12, 2015

Veterans' post-service employment problems may have as much to do with their own unrealistic civilian job expectations as their new employers' unfamiliarity with the military, according to new research released Tuesday.

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May 11, 2015

Essex Amphibious Ready Group, 15th MEU Deploy from San Diego


The ships, sailors and Marines of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed San Diego Monday on a deployment that’s expected to last around seven months.

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Marines 'beef up' security on Navy minesweeper

Story by Cpl Todd Michalek
Date Posted:05.11.2015 22:27

USS NEW YORK, at sea — The Marine Corps’ rich history of providing security for naval ships dates back to its inception in 1775. In the 239 years since, the Marine Corps has expanded into a force that excels at missions in the air and on land while remaining faithful to its amphibious, sea-borne capabilities. Given current military technology, U.S. Navy vessels are fully capable of defending themselves from threats, but both the Marine Corps and Navy strive for better ways to improve their fighting strength.

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Military keeps heightened security at bases

POSTED 11:54 AM, MAY 11, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Security at military installations in San Diego County and throughout the country was at a heightened level Monday in response to an increased terror risk nationwide, although no specific threats have been made.

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Video: 22nd MEU, USS Wasp Conclude Fleet Week Port Everglades 2015

by LCpl Kyle Kauffman
Date Taken:05.10.2015 | Date Posted:05.11.2015 9:41PM

The U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Port Everglades, Florida, May 10 aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) concluding Fleet Week 2015.

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S.C. Medal of Honor recipient escorting World War II veterans to D.C.

The Associated Press
MAY 11, 2015

It’s been almost a year since President Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on Kyle Carpenter for saving the life of a fellow Marine by throwing himself on a grenade in Afghanistan.

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May 9, 2015

Spared from the kennel: These rescue dogs now help vets

By Michelle Tan, Staff writer 8:07 a.m. EDT May 9, 2015

For almost two years, Jim Kuiken retreated into himself.

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Fishing tournament welcomes Marines, Sailors

Story by Sgt James Smith
Date Taken:05.08.2015 | Date Posted:05.09.2015 12:36

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) spent the day away from their usual tasks to relax with a day of fishing during the seventh annual Take a Hero Fishing Tournament at the Lauderdale Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during Fleet Week Port Everglades May 8, 2015.

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Disabled American Veterans tour USS Wasp

Story by Sgt James Smith
Date Taken:05.05.2015 | Date Posted:05.09.2015 12:10

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. - U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and U.S. Navy Sailors with the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) welcomed members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 133 during a tour aboard the Wasp as part of Fleet Week 2015 in Port Everglades., Florida, May 5.

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Hundreds of US Marines heading to Central America

By Carol Rosenberg
Miami Herald (Tribune News Service)
Published: May 9, 2015

Some 280 U.S. Marines are landing in Central America any day now.

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Glow belts, vests no longer required for mid-day PT

Posted: Saturday, May 9, 2015 8:00 am
Eve A. Baker, Staff Writer

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — As of April 23 the requirement to wear a reflective belt or vest at all times while running, walking or bicycling, has been amended: belts or vests are only required during the hours of 4 p.m. through 8 a.m. and during periods of reduced visibility (rain, fog, snow) aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.

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Veterans Battle for Jobs on the Home Front

MAY 9, 2015

Recently, in the midst of an effort to persuade store managers to hire veterans, I talked to a human resources executive at a major retail chain. She told me she wanted to do the right thing and hire veterans, but added that she was also concerned by reports that many had returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder and other problems. She worried that a veteran could possibly pose a threat to customers and other employees.

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May 8, 2015

News: Preparing the best for the worst: Exercise Typhoon Readiness 2015

Story by LCpl Brittany A. James
Date Taken:05.01.2015 | Date Posted:05.08.2015 03:13

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa - Typhoons make their debut in the Pacific region annually, causing damage along their path with destructive winds and heavy rainfall. Their powerful presence can affect the operations of military installations and the safety of people residing in the region.

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Dunford's Marine background prepped him for Joint Chiefs role

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writer 12:47 p.m. EDT May 8, 2015

Gen. Joseph Dunford's nomination to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff leaves the Marine Corps in need of a new top officer for the second time in less than a year. But it also represents history in the making for the Corps: If confirmed by the Senate, Dunford will become only the second Marine general in history to hold the prestigious position.

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May 7, 2015

Video: US Marines Make Lightning from the Sky, Thunder from the Sea in Canada

by Cpl Owen Kimbrel
Date Taken:05.5.2015 | Date Posted:05.7.2015 12:25AM

Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company conducted calls for fire with Canadian Armed Forces during Exercise Maple Resolve 2015 aboard Canadian Manoeuvre Training Center, Camp Wainwright, Alberta, May 5, 2015.

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Video: 1st MAW Marines Build Solar Powered Device Out of Leftover Gear

by Cpl Ricardo Hurtado
Date Taken:04.28.2015 | Date Posted:05.7.2015 4:32PM

U.S. Marines with Detachment A, Marine Air Control Squadron 4, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, built a solar powered device made of old military parts to power an AN/TRN-47 Deployable Beacon-Transponder, which provides tactical air navigation services and was tested for the first time during Exercise Balikatan 2015.

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JGSDF comes together with U.S. Marines

Story by Cpl Ryan Mains
Date Taken:04.28.2015 | Date Posted:05.07.2015 03:14

KIN BLUE, OKINAWA, Japan – A day by the ocean for beachgoers means relaxing in the sand, swimming or enjoying the sound of the waves splashing onto the shore, but a normal beach day for U.S. Marines is much different

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May 6, 2015

Images: Marine recruits display teamwork during initial drill eval on Parris Island

Photos by Pfc. Vanessa Austin
Date Taken:03.23.2015 | Date Posted:05.06.2015 13:35

Recruits march during an initial drill evaluation March 23, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. The strict, particular nature of close-order drill teaches habits of discipline and reinforces teamwork in recruits. India Company is scheduled to graduate May 15, 2015.

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May 4, 2015

Deraps 5K earns funds for 7th year of college scholarships

By Camal Petro
Monday, May 4, 2015

JAMESTOWN — The Deraps family held their seventh annual L.Cpl. Leon B. Deraps Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K Walk/Run/Ride Saturday morning, raising money to help local high school students pay for college. So far, they’ve raised more than $30,000 for 25 to 30 students in the last seven years according to Dale Deraps, Leon Deraps’ father.

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WATCH: Nebraska Educators Experience Marine Corps Recruit Initiation

Updated: Mon 2:01 PM, May 04, 2015
By: Joe McHale

SAN DIEGO, Calif.-- We've all been pushed to the limit, to the point when all we want to do is quit. But for Marine recruits, that breaking point can happen at any moment during the 13 grueling weeks of recruit training. And it all starts on day one.


May 2, 2015

US troops, aircraft heading to Nepal delayed a day

By Seth Robson
Stars and Stripes
Published: May 2, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Four tilt-rotor V-22 Ospreys, other U.S. aircraft and 150 military personnel headed to Nepal to boost earthquake relief efforts have been delayed a day and are now expected to arrive Sunday.

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May 1, 2015

Images: Graduation Ceremony – Alpha & Oscar Companies – May 1, 2015

Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert
Date Posted:05.01.2015 11:33

Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Company graduated boot camp May 1, 2015.

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Images: Graduation Ceremony – Alpha & Oscar Companies – May 1, 2015

Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert
Date Posted:05.01.2015 11:33

Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Company graduated boot camp May 1, 2015.

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