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April 12, 2014

How one Iraqi boy dodged extremists and came to serve in the US military

By Matthew M. Burke
Stars and Stripes
Published: April 12, 2014

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — While his fellow Marine recruits cried and urinated in their trousers in the face of Parris Island’s tough-as-nails drill instructors, Pvt. Mansure had never been more thrilled.

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Marine wins woman of the year

Story by LCpl Caitlin Bevel
2014 Date Posted: 04.03.2014 12:47

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A Marine with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion was recently named the Navy League 2014 Senior Enlisted Woman of the Year.

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April 11, 2014

MK Airbase showcases capabilities during Different School Week

Story by SSG Alexander Burnett
Date Posted:04.11.2014 02:22

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania - Romanian and U.S. service members and airport employees showcased their occupational specialties and unique service equipment during Different School Week at Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase April 7-11.

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Maintenance is key to mission success, readiness

Story by LCpl Jorden Wells
Date Posted: 04.11.2013 09:00

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Without the hard work and diligent attention to detail that mechanics possess, the many missions that are carried out by squadrons such as Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 would not be possible, said Master Gunnery Sgt. Michael Keatley, VMM-263 maintenance chief.

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Anja Niedringhaus felt the need to bear witness

By Anja Niedringhaus, Associated Press
Friday, April 11, 2014 6:03pm

Editor's note: Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photojournalist, was shot and killed by an Afghan police officer earlier this month while on assignment for the Associated Press. In 2005, she was part of the AP team that won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Iraq, and she was awarded the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women's Media Foundation. One of her bosses said "she truly believed in the need to bear witness." In years of reporting from war zones, the story that most haunted her was one about a Marine who was grievously wounded by a IED in Afghanistan in June 2011. This is what she wrote about it two days before Christmas 2011 — six months after the attack.

Inside the medevac helicopter in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Cpl. Burness Britt bleeds profusely from his neck. He and two other Marines have just been hit by shrapnel, with Britt's injuries the most serious. The medevac crew chief clutches one of Britt's blood-covered hands as he is given oxygen. I take hold of the other.

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Marines to set sail around South America

Company-size unit will embark with the Navy's newest amphib
Story by Gina Harkins | Staff writer
Apr. 11, 2014 - 06:00AM

Marines will help test a new Navy amphibious assault ship’s capabilities on its maiden transit from the ship yard in Mississippi all the way around South America to its new home in the Pacific — and they’ll make several stops to engage with military partners along the way.

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April 10, 2014

Dad: Marine Killed At Front Gate Overcame Physical Hurdles to Join Corps

Updated: Thu 6:31 PM, Apr 10, 2014

The father of the 21-year-old Marine killed in an accidental shooting says his son overcame physical hurdles to join his two other brothers in the Marine Corps.

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Military dog retires and reunites in N.J. with former Marine

Military dog reunites with Marine from N.J. for life after service

Written by
Deborah M. Marko
Apr. 10, 2014

VINELAND — After a 6,000-mile trek over 28 hours, Derrick Magee brought his Marine partner home for a peaceful retirement.

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April 9, 2014

North Texas Marine killed in Camp Lejeune shooting

Associated Press
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:23 PM
Updated yesterday at 10:37 PM

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday that the fatal shooting of a North texas Marine on guard duty by a colleague at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident.

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Amphibious Squadron Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration (PMINT)

Photo by GySgt Rome Lazarus
Date Posted:04.09.2014 19:29

Marines with Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct daily morning section physical training on the flight deck of the USS Makin Island during Amphibious Squadron Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration (PMINT), off the coast of San Diego, Calif., April 9, 2014. PMINT is a two-week long pre-deployment training event focusing on the combined capabilities of the Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus/Released)

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April 8, 2014

Viral video shows Magnificent Bastards lined up for miles, saluting Gold Star families during Ramadi 10th memorial ceremony

April 8th, 2014 | Battle Rattle | Posted by James Sanborn

A recent video posted to Facebook captures a touching gesture of respect and honor. In it, members of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, line miles of road to salute the families of fallen Marines on their way to an April 6 memorial aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., that marked the 10th anniversary of the battle of Ramadi.

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The Evolving Role of Women in the Corps

Features, Marines Uncovered // April 8th, 2014 // By Marine Corps News

Although the Marine Corps has proudly defended the United States since its founding in 1775, it wasn’t until 1918 that women first donned the uniform. Since that time, the role of female Marines has evolved over the years as women continue to show what they are capable of accomplishing for the Corps.

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Marine guard shot to death by colleague at Camp Lejeune

Hope Hodge Seck, Marine Corps Times 10:32 p.m. EDT April 8, 2014

Military officials are investigating a shooting at Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Tuesday, where a Marine gate guard killed a colleague with his service rifle.

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Official: Marine fatally shoots fellow Marine at Camp Lejeune main gate

By WCTI Staff
POSTED: 7:24 PM Apr 08 2014

CAMP LEJEUNE, ONSLOW COUNTY -

[UPDATE: 4/8 10:15 P.M.] The Marine guard shot and killed by another Marine at Camp Lejeune's main gate died from a single gunshot wound, officials said.

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Corpsman awarded Commendation Medal for valor in Afghanistan

By Thomas Brennan
The (Jacksonville, N.C.) Daily News
Published: April 8, 2014

“When the time comes and you’re down range and a Marine yells ‘corpsman up,’ I know you won’t hesitate, because that’s not what we do.”

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Recruits transition to Marine boot camp life on Parris Island

Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 03.25.2014
Date Posted: 04.08.2014 09:17

The young men spent their first week on the island receiving training gear, completing in-processing and learning what it means to be a recruit so they can be successful when they begin the official training curriculum. Williams, a 24-year-old from Burlington, N.J., and Walker, a 22-year-old from Lexington, Mass., are scheduled to graduate June 20, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps.

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