Marines Magazine

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Archive for April, 2010

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    Reaching Out

    Marines take pride in everything they do and taking the time to volunteer in the community is no exception. Marines were able to lend a much needed hand to help feed Chicago residence and clean up the “Windy City.”

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    Medal of Honor

    What medal was created in 1862, has been awarded 3,500 times, and has its own flag? History is very important to the Marine Corps, so check out the knowledge test to see how much you really know about the Medal of Honor, our country’s highest military decoration.

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    Marines are always looking for ways to improve their ability to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy. MARINES previews a rifle attachments to does just that. Want to get a little up-close and personal with the shotgun-like MAUL? We’ve got you covered.

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    From Land to Air to Sea

    MARINES followed members of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s reconnaissance platoon as they trained for six days before setting sail. Live-fire ranges, an airfield and boat ramps, all in close proximity to each other, afforded the Marines a chance to parachute, dive, cast themselves from helicopters, swim, insert beaches on rubber boats, detonate grenades and claymores, and shoot a menagerie of weapons.

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    Faces In The Ranks

    To Marine Corps recruits, the face of a drill instructor could make you pop to attention and bust a sweat immediately. But the mission of these men and
    women isn’t to intimidate. Their mission is to make America’s finest and most elite fighting force, U.S. Marines. And just like all drill instructors, the job of being an outstanding Marine doesn’t stop inside the depot under the campaign cover.

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    A Showdown in Helmand Province

    Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, were hooking and jabbing in Afghanistan, setting the tone for future operations in the Helmand Province.