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Archive for July, 2009

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    blast-proof wallpaper protects & beautifies Self-adhesive, blast-resistant wall covering can be applied to a primed surface. Engineer Research and Development Center, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Berry Plastics Corporation’s Engineered Protective Systems Division  [Read more...]

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    Farewell ‘Brute’

    Marine Corps legend passes away at age 95 MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – Service members from across the country gathered Jan. 8 to say goodbye to a legend who helped set the standard  [Read more...]

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    Firing Mission!

    Cannoneers with 5th Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, fire off a 155 mm round from an M777A1 Lightweight Howitzer into the Combat Center’s desert training area Jan. 30. The leightweight howitzer can effectively fire up to  [Read more...]

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    Hallowed Ground

    Yuma-based Avengers’ history reawakened on trip to Wake Island WAKE ISLAND — More than 67 years ago, the forbearers of one Yuma-based squadron faced impossible odds on this remote Pacific atoll as swells of Japanese troops  [Read more...]

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    Get a Grip

    For many, picking up a grape, playing Guitar Hero, or taking a sip from a bottled drink are not typically a daily challenge. Thanks to the Defense Advance Research Project Agency, these are now actions  [Read more...]

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    Aloha Football

    Marines play their part in sending the Pro Bowl packing HONOLULU — Hundreds of volunteers from Marine Corps Base Hawaii made their presence felt Feb. 8 during what could be Hawaii’s final farewell to the  [Read more...]

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    Polar Plunge

    More than 300 Marines, sailors and Onslow County, N.C., residents get ready to sprint toward the winter-chilled ocean at Onslow Beach for the 3rd Annual Polar Plunge Jan. 10. The event raised more than $13,000  [Read more...]

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    Hike to Remember

    Treading up Half Dome, lifting the warrior spirit DATA: HALF DOME AT YOSEMITE // 8836 ft. Above Sea Level (2693 m.) // 14-16 Mile Round-trip Hike // Total Hike Ascent of 4800 ft. // Average  [Read more...]

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    Suit Up

    THE NEWEST EDITION TO THE MARINE UNIFORM FAMILY What’s highly reflective, is made of moisture-wicking material, and is emblazoned with “Marines” on the back of the jacket? Not a new Marine “boot” fresh from Parris  [Read more...]

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    Honorable Acts

    Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Mooi, a 22-year-old from Boeing Berk, Ill., receives the Navy Cross from Col. Robert G. Oltman during an awards ceremony Jan. 8. Three Marines and a corpsman were also awarded the  [Read more...]

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    Paving the Way

    Staff Sgt. Timerlate Kirven and Cpl. Samuel J. Love read an award citation for the Purple Heart they each received for wounds sustained during the Battle of Saipan in 1944. They were the first African-American  [Read more...]

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    Lt. Cmdr. William Krissoff

    William Krissoff was almost 60 years old when his son, 1st Lt. Nathan Krissoff, was killed during combat operations in Iraq. William, an orthopedic surgeon from Truckee, Calif., wanted nothing else other than to honor  [Read more...]

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    Combat Fitness Test

    CFT. When some Marines hear those three letters together, they might get a little nervous, sort of along the same lines as hearing the words “the gas chamber.” On the other hand, some Marines may  [Read more...]

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    Around the Corps

    Images from around the Corps

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    Tee Off

    Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami – Photo Courtesy of Marriott Golf Military Golf Program Marriott Golf recently introduced the “Fairway Furloughs” Military Golf Program, designed to honor the nation’s Armed Forces. In celebrating America’s  [Read more...]