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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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    Enduring the pain for more gain

    Endurance is an important aspect for the Marine warrior athlete to consider. It is the side of physical training that prepares a Marine for everything that’s needed of him, from carrying a pack and rifle,  [Read more...]

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    Combat shooting team brings new dimension to marksmanship

    One shot, one kill. Every Marine strives to live by this creed while in combat, but the past ten years of war in the Middle East have challenged this mantra. The number of rounds per  [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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    Airborne! Taking a leap for a more capable Corps

    Although today’s combat doesn’t require mass paratrooper jumps to enter the battle, learning how to get from the sky to the enemy by parachuting continues to be a valuable skill for the military, including Marines.  [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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    Marines complete first unmanned landing support in Helmand province

    HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2, the “Night Owls,” made history in May when they completed the first “hot hookups” between landing support Marines on the ground and a hovering Kaman  [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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    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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    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...]

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    Demonstration area valuable asset to the Corps

    If you want to know how the latest pickup truck handles, you can visit your local auto dealer. When the Marine Corps needs to see how a new turret for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle  [Read more...]