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Archive for March, 2011

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    United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

    Activated: Feb. 24, 2006, formed to conduct foreign internal defense.

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    In November the Marine Corps bid farewell to their commandant, Gen. James T. Conway, and welcomed Gen. James F. Amos, the first naval aviator to take charge as the senior Marine. As the Corps moves  [Read more...]

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    Guard your Grill – Maxillofacial Shield

    The Ballistic Protective Maxillofacial Shield, made by Gentex Corporation, is a piece of personal protective equipment made to shield a Marine’s face from shrapnel and other ballistic threats faced on today’s battlefield.

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    Getting Straight to the Core

    When most Marines want to improve their running performance, they run. When they want to build strength and muscle in their chest, they bench press. What most people may overlook is their core. A person’s  [Read more...]

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    Drawing a Bead – Aimpoint MPS3 Heavy Weapons Sight

    The Aimpoint MPS3 Heavy Weapons Sight takes the principles used by smaller optics favored by dismounted forces and applies it to larger caliber, crew-served weapons, such as the M2 heavy machine gun and Mk. 19  [Read more...]

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    Today’s Forecast is…FireStorm

    Produced by Metal Storm Limited, an Australian defense company, the FireStorm is an electronically fired, multi-barrel 40 mm platform. Features include interlocking mechanical and electrical systems for safe operation and light weight.

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    Q & A: Gunnery Sgt. Christopher J. Clookey

    Gunnery Sgt. Christopher J. Clookey was no stranger to danger during his deployment to Afghanistan in the spring of 2008. In a span of three days, Clookey and his Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion,  [Read more...]

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    The 35th Annual Marine Corps Marathon

    ARLINGTON, Va. – “I’m a little nervous, have some butterflies; it’s the final stage of prep,” said Capt. Richard Jennings, 12 hours before the start of the 35th annual Marine Corps Marathon.

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    SOUTHERN SHORSURAK, Afghanistan – Cpl. Matt Garst should be dead. Few people survive stepping on an improvised explosive device. Even fewer walk away the same day after directly absorbing the force of the blast, but  [Read more...]