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Archive for December, 2009

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    Hang loose in the Heart of Honolulu

    Chief Tuimauga, a member of the Hale Koa Hotel luau, demonstrates the skill of climbing a tree to retrieve coconuts. The Hale Koa, an Armed Forces Recreation Center resort, hosts a luau on Mondays and  [Read more…]

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    Sea Stories

    Different Priorities By Chief Warrant Officer 4 Cannon C. Cargile While on deployment with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2003, we spent time in several different countries. We went from the mountains of Kosovo  [Read more…]

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    Next Generation Vehicles

    To be successful in battle, the Marine Corps relies on sophisticated logistical support. Here are two of the Corps’ latest technologies paving the way for Marines in the fight. M-ATV – (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain  [Read more…]

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    Death From Above

    Corps’ premiere air-controllers back with 11th MEU FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. — After years of estrangement from Marine expeditionary units, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company personnel, or Anglico, the Corp’s air controllers, are once  [Read more…]

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    Finding the Way

    Cpl. David Valdes, a rifleman with the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, teaches an Iraqi soldier how to properly use a global positioning system receiver during a land navigation exercise. Valdes was helping instruct a  [Read more…]

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    Wondering how to do your pull-ups? All Marines have their own opinion. Marines often debate, palms out or palms inward, switch grips during the PFT or not.  There are certainly a lot of good questions  [Read more…]

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    Hard Times

    Recruiting during economic hardship Historically during times of recession, military recruitment picks up and it’s easy to understand why. The military guarantees a steady paycheck, housing and medical benefits that in a stressed economy may  [Read more…]

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    In 2007 the Marine Corps announced it would “Grow the Force” to an end strength of 202,000 by 2011. It’s 2009, and the corps had reached its goal – TWO years early. Some sources partly attribute this success by Marines motivated to “stay Marine” since the Corps’ culture is one that rewards proven performance and takes care of its own.

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    Military Symbols

    Do these symbols look familiar to you? If you want to be a part of the fight in a deploying unit, these are some basic symbols you need to know when identifying units on a  [Read more…]

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    WWII: Marines In Europe

    Wherever war is waged, Marines will be found – guarding or fighting. Although the Marine Corps’ battle was mostly in the Pacific during World War II, some Marines were assigned to serve with certain Navy  [Read more…]

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    Do your MCIs

    Rank on the line for some corporals Corporals, did you complete your “Leading Marines,” Marine Corps Institute, correspondence course? If not, you may want to jump on it fast or you may be reduced back  [Read more…]

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    Drink Up

    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lance Cpl. Eliberto Vela, a ground communication organizational repairman with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit command element, replenishes his thirst so his body can keep up during a  [Read more…]

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    Mess with the Best, Die like the Rest

    Marines strike insurgent positions in Afghanistan NOW ZAD, Afghanistan — Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Afghanistan conducted a major combat operation against insurgent forces in Now Zad, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, April 3.

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    The Long Salute

    Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers renders a long salute as he’s done for the past seven years to honor the fallen American service members. – Photo by Cpl. Scott Schmidt ‘The bullets of morality fire more  [Read more…]

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    Packing Up and Moving

    A Marine from 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, loads the mules back with supplies just before a hike that will take them more than 1,000 feet in elevation.  [Read more…]