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September 30, 2015

A trip to the past: Marines visit Okinawa battle sites

Story by Cpl Ryan Mains
Date Taken:09.21.2015 | Date Posted:09.30.2015 20:28

CAMP KINSER, Japan - The Battle of Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific and the last battle during the island hopping campaign in World War II. Although anticipated not to last more than a few weeks, the battle ended up lasting 82 days.

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September 28, 2015


By Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, II Marine Expeditionary Force
28 Sep 2015

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Marines with 2nd Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, conducted vehicle rollover training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 23.

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September 27, 2015

Marines test new concepts for Europe, Africa in NATO exercise

By James K. Sanborn, Staff writer 3 p.m. EDT September 27, 2015

The year ahead will be dynamic and action-packed for the newly merged Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa.

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September 26, 2015

With Honor: Events set for Bonnyman memorial, funeral

WBIR Staff, WBIR6:48 p.m. EDT September 26, 2015

(WBIR - KNOXVILLE) The family of 1st Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman, Jr., honored with the Medal of Honor after he was killed during World War II, has scheduled three public events in conjunction with his burial in Knoxville.

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Blue Angels prepare for show with practice for 'Wall of Fire'

By William Cole
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (Tribune News Service)
Published: September 26, 2015

Oahu residents will have to wait a few more weeks for the next Blue Angels show, which will include a Navy pilot who grew up in Hawaii Kai, but those around the Marine Corps base today might get a visual reminder of some of the spectacle to come.

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September 25, 2015

Network it out: Cyber Network Specialists help Marines communicate at PMINT

Story by SSgt Terika King
Date Taken:09.24.2015 | Date Posted:09.25.2015 12:24

NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO, Calif. – U.S. Marines and Sailors with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group have been working around the clock to get Internet networks and cyber communication up and running aboard the USS Boxer, USS New Orleans and USS Harpers Ferry for the PHIBRON-MEU Integration (PMINT) Exercise.

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Bonnyman's bravery filmed in Oscar-winning documentary

Jim Matheny, WBIR 5:35 p.m. EDT September 25, 2015

(WBIR) East Tennessee has been home to several recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for military valor. However, Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman is the only recipient whose heroism and final moments alive can still be seen in stunning video that was recorded during a deadly battle.

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September 24, 2015


By Sgt. Melissa Karnath, Defense Media Activity
24 Sep 2015

WASHINGTON -- General Robert Neller received the battle colors of the Marine Corps from Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. during a passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, Sept. 24, 2015, signifying his new position as the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps.


September 23, 2015

Marine 3-star: Watch Ramadi to see the Corps' impact

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writer 8:18 p.m. EDT September 23, 2015

Expect Marines to remain fully engaged in the effort to combat the so-called Islamic State group in Iraq in the coming year, the head of Marine Forces Central Command said.

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Corps reactivates 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, after drawdown save

By Matthew L. Schehl, Staff writer 9:14 a.m. EDT September 23, 2015

One of the Marine Corps’ most deployed units in history celebrated its triumphant return to the force last week.

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September 19, 2015

US Marines team up with French forces in Djibouti

By 1st Lt. Allison Burgos | 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit | September 19, 2015

USS ANCHORAGE -- Elements of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are scheduled to participate in a bilateral training exercise with the French 5th Overseas Combined Arms Regiment (RIAOM) from September 21 – October 10 aboard Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

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September 18, 2015

Pittsburgh Marine receives second Navy Marine Corps Medal

Date Taken:09.11.2015 | Date Posted:09.18.2015 14:31

Master Sgt., the adjutant chief for the 4th Marine Corps District, received the Navy Marine Corps Medal in a ceremony at the Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, Sept. 11.

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September 17, 2015


By Sgt. Eric Keenan, Defense Media Activity
17 Sep 2015

Employees of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency trained Marines from the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab how to operate “Spot,” a quadruped prototype robot, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sept. 16, 2015.

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Women, horses and healing: Veterans find therapy at retreat

“This farm was a savior for me. It was like I belonged here.”
Thursday, September 17, 2015 11:07 am Posted in Health by Tom Cramer

How would you like to spend a couple of restful, worry-free days on a scenic New Hampshire farm where you can pet a lamb or a friendly goat, ride a horse, gather eggs from the hen house, or just go for a walk in the woods?

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September 15, 2015

Iraq war vet releases music video ‘Day to Night’ in honor of Marine killed one year ago

By Michele Katz|September 15th, 2015|Military News, Popular, U.S. Marines

It’s probably not something civilians can ever really comprehend — your spouse “returning home” to receive a proper military burial after making the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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DoD/USDA Team Up To Help Vets Start Farms, Ranches

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Katie Lange
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Lots of veterans are looking for structure, purpose and a sense of community when they leave the military, and more and more are turning to farming to find it.

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800-mile ride for PTSD starts at Marion VA

September 15, 2015 1:00 am • By Nick Mariano

MARION – Ian Michael and his Human Hug Project are hardly slowing down.

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September 13, 2015

Deadly Camp Pendleton crash a 'tremendous blow to our battalion

'JULIE WATSON, Associated Press
10:46 AM, Sep 12, 2015 | 5:53 PM, Sep 13, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Six of 18 Marines injured in a rollover accident were listed in critical condition Friday, a day after the multi-ton truck carrying them flipped on a paved two-lane road at Camp Pendleton, killing a 21-year-old corporal from Louisiana, officials said.

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September 10, 2015

'I didn't want to live like that anymore'

Andrea c. Dickerson - September 10, 2015 Featured in Veterans Health Center

As I limped through the doors of the Washington DC VA Medical Center, I carried along the same restless feelings of nervousness and anxiety I normally experience on a day-to-day basis.

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September 9, 2015

Stolen service dog returns to San Diego

Posted: Sep 09, 2015 6:53 PM CDT
Updated: Sep 09, 2015 6:53 PM CDT

VISTA (CNS) - A Marine veteran was scheduled to arrive home Wednesday night with her service dog, which was taken from her Vista home late last year and found about 1,400 miles away in Texas.

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September 7, 2015

Marine recruits conquer Confidence Course on Parris Island

Photos by Lance Cpl. Aaron Bolser
Date Taken:09.02.2015 | Date Posted:09.07.2015 17:10

Platoon 4036, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, conquer the Confidence Course obstacle Sept. 2, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. This obstacle requires recruits to sidestep across a rope without falling into the pond beneath. Papa Company is scheduled to graduate Nov. 6, 2015.

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September 5, 2015

Uncle: Fallen Marine was 'one heck of a human being'

By Dianna Cahn
The Virginian-Pilot
Published: September 5, 2015

NORFOLK (Tribune News Service) — The exercise was complex and dangerous, involving rappelling and fast-ropes techniques on a moving helicopter that can enable a Hampton Roads-based anti-terror unit to get into difficult terrain where aircraft might not be able to land.

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September 4, 2015

Graduation Ceremony – Echo Company – Sept. 4, 2015

Photos by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert
Date Taken:09.04.2015 | Date Posted:09.04.2015 11:28

Echo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, graduated boot camp Sept. 4, 2015.

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September 1, 2015

Images: Parris Island recruits complete Crucible, earn title Marine

Photos by Lance Cpl. Vanessa Austin
Date Taken:08.29.2015 | Date Posted:09.01.2015 15:57

Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, salute the national colors during an emblem ceremony Aug. 29, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Each recruit earned an Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem and the title Marine after successfully completing 12 weeks of training. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 4, 2015.

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Marine women look back on historic combat experiment

By Gretel C. Kovach | 5 p.m. Sept. 1, 2015

Will the Marine Corps fight to keep women out of the infantry? Female Marines who volunteered for research to help the commandant decide that question are eager to find out, along with many others tracking the contentious debate over women in combat.

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