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    Maj. Richard Rusnok: F-35 test pilot

    Hometown: Pittston, Penn. Commissioned in the Corps: May 1998 MOS: 7518 F-35 Pilot Why did you join the Marine Corps? I was extremely impressed with the caliber of the Marine Officers and staff noncommissioned officers I interacted with  [Read more...]

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    Marine Corps shooting teams: Competition breeds excellence

    A Marine stares through the rifle combat optic of his weapon at a target just 200 yards away. His finger rests lightly on the trigger as he breathes in slowly and steadily. As the Marine  [Read more...]

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    Wounded Marines still in the fight

    As the battlefield settled and the medevac carried Cpl. Brad Fite to Germany, medical personnel didn’t think he would survive. The damage was so extensive, Fite had to be resuscitated three times before landing. “They  [Read more...]

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    Maj. Richard Rusnok

    Maj. Richard Rusnok was one of four test pilots hand-selected to demonstrate the Marines’ amphibious air power with the first short takeoffs and vertical landings of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. In February 2012, the  [Read more...]

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    Marines in blue

    “The feeling of flying at high speeds is incredible,” said Marine Capt. Brandon Cordill, number three pilot for the United States Navy Demonstration Squadron in Pensacola, Fla. “Take the scariest roller coaster you have ever  [Read more...]

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    Captain America

    Captain America, Steven Rogers   Height: 74″ Weight: 220 lbs. One Mile Run: 73 sec. Martial Arts: Judo, western boxing and kickboxing Weapon Of Choice: Twelve-pound, nearly-indestructible shield made of vibranium-adamantium alloy. Nemisis: Red Skull  [Read more...]

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    M27 IAR

    The next evolution in firepower has arrived. For 27 years the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon has served as the Corps automatic rifle standard. In December 2010 initial fielding of the M249 SAW’s replacement, the Heckler  [Read more...]

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    Future of Garmsir in Afghan Hands

    America’s Battalion Completes Final Helmand Tour GARMSIR DISTRICT, Afghanistan — In the fall of 2004, the Marines and sailors of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment began a challenging  journey that took them to the Middle  [Read more...]

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    Operation Tageer Shamal

    GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan - The heart of Garmsir district is safe. For the past five years, coalition forces have operated with Afghan National Security Forces to defeat the insurgency in the central Helmand River  [Read more...]

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    Night Lights

    Pfcs. Greg Zecher and Nicholas Roberts, machine gunners with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, illuminate the night sky by firing tracer rounds from their weapons during Exercise Clear, Hold, Build 3 on Marine  [Read more...]

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    Dedication and Sacrifice

    The Marine Corps is full of extraordinary people who are willing to do whatever it takes in the name of freedom and the ones they love. In 2004, one Marine, Sgt. Kenneth Conde, Jr., demonstrated  [Read more...]

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    On Patrol

    A local Afghan goat farmer directs his herd around a convoy with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment in the Garmsir district, Sept. 20, 2011. From Sept. 19 to 24, elements from Bravo and Hotel Company  [Read more...]

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    2nd Marine Logistics Group, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Battalion 6

    Missions: 2nd MLG: Conduct combat logistics operations in support of II Marine Expeditionary Force and attached or assigned forces in order to support and conduct combat operations and sustain warfighting effectiveness. Provide general support combat  [Read more...]

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    See color at night

    When it comes to night vision devices, seeing different shades of monochromatic green has been the standard viewpoint for Marines. But the ColorPath Color Capable Night Vision Device could have Marines seeing colors, allowing them  [Read more...]

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    To the Finish

    The 36th Marine Corps Marathon wheelchair and hand cycle participants depart from the start line in one of the Nation’s largest group of cycle marathoners.  The 26.2-mile “People’s Marathon” is the final race of the  [Read more...]