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July 24, 2014

Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps visits Marines, sailors in Afghanistan

By Sgt. Jessica Ostroska | Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan | July 21, 2014

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. John M. Paxton Jr. held a town hall meeting for Marines and sailors aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 18, 2014.

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July 23, 2014

Turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 keep convoy safe

By Sgt. Frances Johnson | I Marine Expeditionary Force | July 23, 2014

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- While most aboard Camp Leatherneck were eating breakfast as the early morning sun began burning the earth in a golden heat wave, turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 were already mounting .50 caliber and M240B machine guns inside the turrets of their vehicles, preparing for one of the battalion’s last missions, July 14.

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July 22, 2014

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES MISSING WORLD WAR II MARINE

By Department of Defense news, Defense Media Activity
22 July 2014

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman lost during World War II have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DoD news release issued July 21.

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July 21, 2014

Working dog, handler prove useful in Afghanistan

By Cpl. Cody Haas | Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan | July 21, 2014

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- Improvised explosive devices remain a major threat to Marines conducting security patrols in Helmand province.

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July 19, 2014

After 2 years aboard PI, Marine finishes MCT as honor graduate

By Gina Harkins | Staff writer
Jul. 19, 2014 - 02:32PM

Lance Cpl. Tallia Goodale got the typical 10 days of leave all new Marines get after boot camp,but when it was over, she had to go back to the training depot.

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Hotel and November Companies - Rappel Tower - July 15, 2014

Video by Cpl Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:07.15.2014 | Date Posted:07.18.2014 11:43AM

The recruits of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, rappel a 47-foot tower July 15, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Each recruit’s safety depends on the tightness of the harness and the drill instructor who waits at the bottom of the tower to belay each recruit. Rappel training mimics descending from a helicopter skid or the side of a building using a rope and harness. These are skills the recruits may need if they become Marines. Both companies are scheduled to graduate Sept. 5, 2014.

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July 18, 2014

Parris Island recruits train to Marine fitness standards

Photos by Cpl Caitlin Brink
Date Posted: 07.18.2014 12:10

Platoon 4026, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, scheduled to graduate Aug. 8, 2014, perform various exercises meant to strengthen the main muscle groups and prepare them for the physical fitness and combat fitness tests, both of which are graduation requirements on July 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. 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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Marine recruits learn unit cohesion, discipline through close-order drill on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl Caitlin Brink
Date Posted:07.18.2014 10:08

Platoon 3069, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion perform close-order drill practice July 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Close-order drill enables a unit to move from one place to another in a standard, orderly manner and creates a sense of unit cohesion. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 12, 2014.

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Marine recruits climb, jump flip through Parris Island obstacle course

Photos by Cpl Caitlin Brink
Date Posted:07.18.2014 13:28

Platoon 1069, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, attempt the obstacle course July 14, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is used to condition recruits mentally and physically and is designed to improve balance, coordination and physical strength while exposing them to the types of obstacles they may face in a battle zone. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 19, 2014.

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Marine recruits survive first stressful night on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl Caitlin Brink
Date Posted:07.18.2014 13:37

On July 14, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C., if successful in training, the men of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion of Papa Company and the women of 4th Recruit Training Battalion will be transformed during the following 13 weeks into basic Marines, representing the epitome of personal character, selflessness and military virtue. Both companies are scheduled to graduate Oct. 10, 2014.

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Marine recruits test strength, stamina on Parris Island circuit course

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 07.16.2014
Date Posted:07.18.2014 14:14

Combat conditioning sessions that Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, performed are meant to strengthen recruits to meet the Marine Corps’ high physical fitness standards and prepare them for the physical fitness and combat fitness tests, which are both graduation requirements. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 19, 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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VMGR-352 lights up night sky for battlefield illumination mission

By Sgt. Frances Johnson | Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan | July 22, 2014

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan -- A six-man air crew with Marine Aerial Refueling Transportation Squadron 352 prepared their KC-130J Hercules for a battlefield illumination mission over Helmand province, July 18.

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July 17, 2014

Marine recruits climb, jump, flip through Parris Island obstacle course

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 07.10.2014
Date Posted:07.17.2014 14:42

Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, train on the obstacle course. The course is a tool used by drill instructors to condition recruits mentally and physically and was designed to improve balance, coordination and physical strength. 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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