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September 19, 2014

Silver Star for Doc who fought to save Marine

Navy hospital corpsman repelled machine gun fire in Sangin, Afghanistan
By Gretel C. Kovach10:10 A.M.SEPT. 19, 2014Updated6:58 P.M.

CAMP PENDLETON — When “Doc” Kong saw a Marine drop from a shot to the chest, he didn’t hesitate.

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Corpsmen conduct MASCAS exercise on Tinian

Courtesy story by Lance Cpl. Luis Ramirez
Date Taken:09.10.2014Date Posted:09.16.2014 05:02

TINIAN, North Marianas Islands – Corpsmen with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 participating in Valiant Shield 2014 conducted a mass casualty (MASCAS) drill here Sept. 10 in anticipation of the commencement of the exercise.

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September 18, 2014

Marine sergeant and friends bag record-setting alligator

Story by Joshua Stewart
Sep. 18, 2014 - 02:30 PM

The next time Sgt. Jesse Phillips has to train in the swamp, he’ll be all too familiar with the type of beasts that might be slithering around his boots.

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Forecasters prepare for Valiant Shield 2014

Story by LCpl Tyler Ngiraswei
Date Posted:09.18.2014 02:57

TINIAN, North Marianas Islands – It is argued that the weather cost the French the Battle of Agincourt as their horses struggled across the swampy land in pursuit of Henry V’s significantly smaller British Army.

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Marine recruits survive first encounter with Parris Island drill instructors

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:09.06.2014 Date Posted:09.18.2014 11:09

Drill instructors of Platoon 3092, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, storm through the squad bay shortly after being presented to their recruits Sept. 6, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. This was the first encounter the recruits had with the Marines responsible for the next 12 weeks of training. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate Nov. 26, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915.

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September 17, 2014

Law enforcement bulletin warned of ISIS urging jihad attacks on US soil

By Jana WinterPublished September 17, 2014FoxNews.com

A law enforcement bulletin obtained by FoxNews.com warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for "lone wolves" to attack U.S. soldiers in America in recent months, citing one tweet that called for jihadists to find service members' addresses online and then "show up and slaughter them."

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Marine from Suffolk killed in Afghanistan

By Ali Rockett alrockett@dailypress.com
5:00 p.m. EDT, September 17, 2014

A Marine from Suffolk was killed in Afghanistan this week, according to a U.S. Department of Defense statement.

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Marine recruits use teamwork to complete final drill evaluation

Photos by Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple
Date Taken:09.10.2014 Date Posted:09.17.2014 14:28

Recruits of Platoon 4032, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, march during their final drill evaluation Sept. 10, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drillmasters, experts on the Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual, graded the recruits on their discipline, bearing and attention to detail. Oscar Company graduated Sept. 19, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today,

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Marine recruits train in chemical warfare defense on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:08.26.2014
Date Posted:09.17.2014 16:16

Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, endure the effects of tear gas Aug. 26, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits experience temporary respiratory irritation, watery eyes and a burning sensation on the skin when exposed to tear gas, which is used increase their confidence in the mask’s ability to protect them in a biologically or chemically contaminated environment. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 17, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915.

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September 15, 2014

Marine recruits learn unit cohesion, discipline through close-order drill on Parris Island

Photos byCpl. Caitlin Brink

Date Taken:09.02.2014
Date Posted:09.15.2014 10:54

Recruits of Platoon 3081, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, march to their positions during close-order drill practice Sept. 2, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Close-order drill helps transform recruits into Marines by developing teamwork and unit cohesion while instilling discipline by teaching habits of precision and immediate response to orders. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 30, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915.

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September 13, 2014

'The Hornet's Nest' emphasizes humanity, nobility of war

Sep. 13, 2014 - 10:48AM
By Hope Hodge Seck

Wildly jerky and almost nauseating hand-held camera shots hit the viewer in the early minutes of the film, producing a gut-tensing feeling of running in the middle of a firefight in Afghanistan. Father-and-son filmmakers Mike and Carlos Boettcher captured the helplessness and peril of combat simply by leaving their cameras on record as they dashed for cover from Taliban snipers or hit the ground on a signal from soldiers or Marines.

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