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Archive for August, 2010

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    Marines of the Pacific

    Come on you guys, we got to get these guns off the beach,” were the last words of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, according to his niece, Diane Hawkins. Moments later, he was struck by enemy  [Read more…]

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    Navy, Marine Corps Answer Call to Aid Haiti

    Just before 5 p.m. Jan. 12 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The quake’s epicenter hit 10 miles west of the nation’s capital, leaving an estimated three million people in need  [Read more…]

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    Marines Strike Again

    HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Marines and sailors of Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, battled Taliban insurgents Feb. 9  after conducting a successful helicopter-borne assault to seize a key intersection east of the insurgent stronghold city  [Read more…]

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    Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch

    When the Marines arrived to Firdos Square in Baghdad to pull down the statue of Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi people came out to cheer and celebrate. Among those who were all smiles was Gunnery Sgt.  [Read more…]

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    Sand Storm

    QAID RANGE, Djibouti — The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Light Armored Reconnaissance Platoon hit the Djibouti shore for live-fire weapons shoots and bilateral training with the French Army Jan. 28-Feb. 5. It was the first  [Read more…]

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    25Th Marine Regiment, The Cold Steel Warriors

    The 25th Marine Regiment is one of three infantry regiments in the 4th Marine Division. The regiment commands 15 training centers in nine states from its headquarters in Worcester, Mass. The regiment is one of  [Read more…]

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    Dropping Bombs

    HIJUDAI TRAINING AREA, Japan — Artillery fire is another tool in the tool box for infantry commanders to use when trying to seize objectives or eliminate enemy assets and equipment. At the forefront of every artillery strike  [Read more…]

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    Iwo Jima Veterans Honored

    TRIANGLE, Va. — World War II veterans and their families came together to honor those who participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima during a ceremony commemorating its 65th anniversary at the National Museum of  [Read more…]

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    Corps Realigns Tattoo Policy

    Sgt. Lucien Lewis, a career planner with Headquarters Marine Corps, poses to show the tattoos on his arms. As a career planner, Lewis provides guidance to Marines about future job prospects and how tattoos may  [Read more…]

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    Col. Alvin Mackin: A Fallen Korean War leader

    ARLINGTON, Va. – It’s been almost 55 years since the Marines of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, left the Korean peninsula after cold days and long nights of combat. In the years since,  [Read more…]

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    Physical fitness is essential to life in the Corps. However, finding the motivation to train can a be challenge while balancing personal and military obligations. The best way to get out of a slum is  [Read more…]

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    Legged Squad Support System

    The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, along with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Boston Dynamics, are working together to develop a robot that will lighten the load for Marines in remote locations.

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    New Covers for Lady Leathernecks

    Marine Corps Systems Command has confirmed that improvements to all three covers for female Marines are underway to achieve better design, comfort and maintainability.

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    M32 Grenade Launcher

    The Corps is upping the ante by acquiring an updated version of the M32A1 multi-shot grenade launcher. Marine Corps Systems Command is procuring 2,191 new Milkor MGLs to supplement the 210 M32s already in the  [Read more…]

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    Faces in the Ranks

    Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Shaffer Morehead, Ky. Age: 26 Occupation: Recruiter Unit: Recruiting Station Indianapolis Shaffer reported to Recruiting Station Indianapolis as a canvassing recruiter in April 2008. Twenty-one months and two meritorious promotions later, he  [Read more…]