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    Natural Born Leader: Gunnery Sgt. Brian M. Blonder

    Hometown: Deer Beach, Fla. Joined the Corps: June 1997 MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY: 0321, Reconnaissance Gunnery Sgt. Brian M. Blonder was awarded the Navy Cross, the second highest award given for valor in the face of  [Read more…]

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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.