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November 30, 2013

Marines get refresher in values, discipline

Commandant orders postwar "Reawakening"

gretel.kovach@utsandiego.com; Twitter @gckovach
noon Nov. 30, 2013

The most dangerous time during a patrol is the end, when your guard is down on tired last steps at the threshold of friendly lines. The Corps is at that point now, Gen. James Amos said, pacing an auditorium filled with Marines during a recent visit to Camp Pendleton.

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http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/30/marine-reawakening-values-discipline/?st

November 29, 2013

Last US troops pull out of typhoon disaster zone in Philippines

By Ashley Rowland
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 29, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — The last U.S. troops pulled out of storm-ravaged Tacloban on Wednesday, marking the end of the American military presence in areas demolished by Typhoon Haiyan.

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http://www.stripes.com/news/last-us-troops-pull-out-of-typhoon-disaster-zone-in-philippines-1.255097

November 28, 2013

How Marines at war did Thanksgiving

Holidays in Afghanistan winding down after 12 years of combat

By Gretel C. Kovach
3:50 p.m.Nov. 28, 2013

Camp Leatherneck, headquarters for the Marine command in southwestern Afghanistan, is about as bleak as ever on Thanksgiving Day. Concrete barriers under a leaden sky. Tents and metal shipping containers dusted with fine sand. And a sound track of generators and military trucks droning half a world away from home.

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http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/28/marines-afghanistan-war-thanksgiving-day/

Marines treated to special outing, Thanksgiving Day meal

Oceanside Yacht Club give back to troops
Posted: 11/28/2013
Bob Lawrence

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Fifty Marines on 11 different boats were treated to a day out on the water and a Thanksgiving Day meal, thanks to members of the Oceanside Yacht Club.

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http://www.10news.com/news/marines-treated-to-special-outing-thanksgiving-day-meal-11282013

A Thanksgiving story: Life-changing injury doesn’t dim Marine’s gratitude

By Derek Herrera 12:17 P.M.NOV. 27, 2013

Thanksgiving is a tremendous opportunity to pause and reflect on the beauty of the human experience. This Thanksgiving, I have much to be thankful for. I consider myself lucky to do so, and like many others who have experienced life-altering events, I have had a cathartic shift in the way I view my role in the world.

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http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/Nov/27/a-thanksgiving-story-life-changing-industry/?#article-copy

November 27, 2013

Grateful Filipino troops serve up local cuisine for US Marines

By Seth Robson
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 27, 2013

GUIUAN, Philippines — Meals, Ready to Eat get boring pretty fast, so when a group of U.S. Marines got a chance to try out local cuisine while helping typhoon survivors in the Philippines, they chowed down.

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http://www.stripes.com/news/grateful-filipino-troops-serve-up-local-cuisine-for-us-marines-1.254567

Marine Corps folds storied base in Afghanistan

By James K. Sanborn
Staff writer
Nov. 27, 2013 - 09:13PM

The Marine Corps has reached another milestone as it winds down operations in Afghanistan.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131127/NEWS/311270035/Marine-Corps-folds-storied-base-Afghanistan

'Watchdogs' return home

By Lance Cpl. Kasey Peacock | Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center | November 27, 2013

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. -- Approximately 55 Marines with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 returned home to the Combat Center Nov. 22, 2013 after a nearly seven-month deployment to Afghanistan.

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http://www.29palms.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/3005/Article/155202/watchdogs-return-home.aspx

O'side Yacht Club serves up maritime twist on Thanksgiving

By Tom Pfingsten 10:09 A.M. NOV. 27, 2013

Oceanside — For a few dozen Camp Pendleton Marines next week, a Thursday in the barracks will become a Thanksgiving morning spent sailing off the coast of North County when the Oceanside Yacht Club opens its doors for an annual military appreciation day at the harbor.

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http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/27/oceanside-yacht-club-serves-up-maritime-twist-on/

November 26, 2013

31 Days of Military Thankfulness

November 26, 2013 in Military Life
by Jacey Eckhart

The high school seniors walked behind me as we left the pool. I knew those boys. They were the swimmers everyone watched. They were the ones with bodies made to butterfly, made to soar and plunge through water–all back and arm and chest. Miraculous, really.

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http://spousebuzz.com/blog/2013/11/31-days-military-thankfulness.html?ESRC=spbuzz.sm

November 25, 2013

3rd Battalion, 8th Marines conducts battalion field exercise

Story by Sgt Ed Galo
Date Posted:11.25.2013 10:21

FORT PICKETT, Va. – In preparation for an upcoming deployment to locations throughout Europe and Africa, Marines and sailors with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment conducted a week long field training exercise aboard Fort Pickett, Va., from Nov. 12-17.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/117335/3rd-battalion-8th-marines-conducts-battalion-field-exercise#.Us7HC3-9KSP

November 24, 2013

Marines rescue downed aviators amid Operation Damayan

Story by 1LT Luke Kuper
Date Posted:11.24.2013 23:38

MANILA, Republic of the Philippines – Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 assisted in rescue efforts of two pilots involved in a civilian helicopter crash Nov. 24 over Manila Bay.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/117319/marines-rescue-downed-aviators-amid-operation-damayan#.UpQpUn-9KSM

November 23, 2013

Logistics Marines keep relief aid moving

Story by Cpl Brandon Suhr
Date Posted:11.23.2013 20:43

LUZON, Philippines - One full-grown adult elephant weighs approximately four tons, 8,000 pounds, and is the size of two cars stacked on top of each other.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/117293/logistics-marines-keep-relief-aid-moving#.UtGONn-9KSN

November 22, 2013

VA warns of new 'marketing scam'

By Karen Jowers
Staff writer
Nov. 22, 2013 - 02:31PM

The Veterans Affairs Department is warning veterans about a “marketing scam” that reportedly targets callers trying to reach two of VA’s national call centers.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131122/NEWS/311220031/VA-warns-new-marketing-scam-

November 21, 2013

With a lot to prove, US Marine Osprey crews fly overtime for typhoon victims in Philippines

Published November 21, 2013
Associated Press

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines – The U.S. Marines' newest and in some quarters most controversial transport airplane is showing the world what it's got — for the sake of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, and perhaps its own future.

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/21/with-lot-to-prove-us-marine-osprey-crews-fly-overtime-for-typhoon-victims-in/

Marine Ospreys proving their worth in Philippines

By Seth Robson
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 21, 2013

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines — Flying over a village that had been slammed by Typhoon Haiyan, Osprey crew chief Sgt. William Kaker saw a big Philippines flag staked out on the ground with a sign that read “God Help Us.”

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http://www.stripes.com/marine-ospreys-proving-their-worth-in-philippines-1.253818

First Female Marines Graduate Infantry School, Make History

Story by LCpl Justin Rodriguez
Date Posted:11.21.2013 15:43

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Three Marines made history by becoming the first females to ever graduate from the School of Infantry East, Camp Geiger, N.C., Nov. 21.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/117172/first-female-marines-graduate-infantry-school-make-history#.Uo547n-9KSN

First female Marines graduate infantry training

Story by PFC Eric Keenan
Date Posted:11.21.2013 10:03

CAMP GEIGER, N.C. - In a crisp autumn dawn among the North Carolina pines, 200 panting, sweaty infantry students forged ahead on their route. Daybreak signaled the end of a 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) march out of darkness as it had for countless men before. On that morning, however, four women stood sharing the accomplishment.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/117151/first-female-marines-graduate-infantry-training#.Uo5q5n-9KSN

Marine saves community member’s life

Story by LCpl Peter Sanders
Date Posted:11.21.2013 01:12

JUNGLE WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Okinawa — Marines train to prepare for any event, including caring for the injured or wounded. Not only did one Marine remember his training when it counted, he also saved a life in the process.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/117124/marine-saves-community-members-life#.Uo5sW3-9KSM

Single mom, NCO inspires others

Story LCpl Natalie Rostran
Date Posted:11.21.2013 00:53

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa - The Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos’ recent letter to sergeants and corporals, “The Reawakening,” describes the noncommissioned officers as the backbone of the Marine Corps.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/117120/single-mom-nco-inspires-others#.Uo5sZH-9KSM

Loss of parents leads Parris Island graduate to new family in the Corps

Story by Cpl. Caitlin Brink | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 11.21.2013

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – After the death of both his parents in the last five years, one young man sought to make them proud by joining a different kind of family.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/117177/loss-parents-leads-parris-island-graduate-new-family-corps#.Uo9WECclgbY#ixzz2lNaM5j6x

November 20, 2013

US Marines scale back typhoon relief operations

By Ashley Rowland
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 20, 2013

VILLAMOR AIR BASE, Philippines — The U.S. Marines are scaling back their relief efforts as roads in the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan are being cleared, allowing the Philippine military and aid groups to deliver supplies on their own.

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http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/us-marines-scale-back-typhoon-relief-operations-1.253793

November 19, 2013

31st MEU assesses remote sites with Osprey, delivers help

Story by Capt. Caleb Eames | III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific | Date: 11.18.2013
Date Posted:11.19.2013 02:45

LEYTE, Philippines - A bilateral assessment team traveled to remote areas in and near Leyte using an MV-22B tiltrotor Osprey aircraft to assess the needs of people isolated by Typhoon Haiyan Nov. 18, as part of Operation Damayan.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/116983/31st-meu-assesses-remote-sites-with-osprey-delivers-help#.Uow6FuIlJPZ

Video: Time Lapse B-Roll of Operation Damayan

Time lapse by Cpl Adam Miller
Date Taken:11.17.2013 | Date Posted:11.19.2013 11:38AM

Tacloban Air Base is the hub for aid going into Tacloban, Republic of the Philippines and for evacuating victims of typhoon Haiyan.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/video/308619/time-lapse-b-roll-operation-damayan#.Uo2nMH-9KSM

November 18, 2013

Photo Gallery: Embedded with U.S. Marines in the Philippines

By Mike Morones
Staff photographer
Nov. 18, 2013 - 06:00AM

The KC-130, piloted by a crew from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, pulled to a stop on the runway at Guiuan well after sunset.

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http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131118/NEWS08/311180031/Photo-Gallery-Embedded-U-S-Marines-Philippines

Iraqi Translator Flees Baghdad, Becomes Marine

Nov 18, 2013
DVIDS | by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - A journey that began in Baghdad involving an Iraqi native, who used her unique, dual-language skills to help the United States’ military, took a new turn after she earned the title of U.S. Marine recently.

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http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/11/18/iraqi-translator-flees-baghdad-becomes-marine.html?comp=700001076338&rank=5

Corps postpones pullups for women, cites potential risks

By Gina Harkins
Staff writer
Nov. 18, 2013 - 06:20PM

Female Marines will now have more time to prepare for the pullup requirement to pass the Physical Fitness Test.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131118/NEWS/311180039/Corps-postpones-pullups-women-cites-potential-risks

Three-star general oversees typhoon relief

Joint task force activated for disaster response in Philippines

By Gretel C. Kovach
6:42 p.m.Nov. 18, 2013

The U.S. military bumped up its typhoon relief effort in the Philippines Monday by activating a task force led by a three-star general.

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http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/18/joint-task-force-philippine-typhoon/?st

Photo Gallery: Marine recruits improve stamina, strength early in training on Parris Island

Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 11.14.2013
Date Posted:11.18.2013 17:49

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, train in Marine Corps martial arts endurance course Nov. 14, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The course combined remediation of martial arts techniques with combat conditioning, simulating the stress they may later experience in combat. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Jan. 17, 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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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1055531/photo-gallery-marine-recruits-improve-stamina-strength-early-training-parris-island#.UormseIlJPY

Photo Gallery: Marine recruits hone warrior ethos through close combat training on Parris Island

Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 11.04.2013
Date Posted:11.18.2013 13:52

Recruits fight with pugil sticks, which represent rifles with fixed bayonets, to simulate a close encounter with an enemy. Bayonet training is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into physically and morally sound warriors. Wagner, 18, from Cleveland, is scheduled to graduate Jan. 17, 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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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1055346/photo-gallery-marine-recruits-hone-warrior-ethos-through-close-combat-training-parris-island#.UorkOuIlJPY

Amphibs to Replace Carrier in Typhoon Relief

Nov 18, 2013
Stars and Stripes| by Ashley Rowland

SEOUL -- The USS George Washington will likely leave the Philippines in about three days, after the arrival of two amphibious ships that are better equipped to deal with a disaster such as Typhoon Haiyan, Navy officials said Monday.

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http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/11/18/amphibious-ships-to-replace-carrier-in-typhoon-relief.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm

November 15, 2013

Photo Gallery: Marine recruits breathe easy after gas chamber training on Parris Island

Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 10.29.2013
Date Posted:11.15.2013 16:04

Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learn about chemical and biological warfare defense Oct. 29, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. They learned and became confident and comfortable with how to properly use gas masks in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment. Delta Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 20, 2013. 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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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1053214/photo-gallery-marine-recruits-breathe-easy-after-gas-chamber-training-parris-island#.UobW8eIlJPY

Photo Gallery: Parris Island recruits train for Marine Corps' tough physical fitness standards

Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 11.07.2013
Date Posted:11.15.2013 14:40

Recruits endure numerous physical training sessions during their journey to become United States Marines. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Jan. 24, 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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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1053092/photo-gallery-parris-island-recruits-train-marine-corps-tough-physical-fitness-standards#.UopIX-IlJPY

Marines decide on men’s dress and service cap for everyone

By Jennifer Hlad
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 15, 2013

It’s official: The Marines will not be wearing “girly hats” after all.

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http://www.stripes.com/news/marines-decide-on-men-s-dress-and-service-cap-for-everyone-1.253170

November 14, 2013

Four Marines killed in Camp Pendleton explosion identified

Four Marines killed in Camp Pendleton explosion identified
By Jennifer Hlad
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 14, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Marine officials have identified the four explosive ordnance disposal Marines killed Wednesday in an accident at an artillery impact area on base.

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http://www.stripes.com/four-marines-killed-in-camp-pendleton-explosion-identified-1.253008

Fallen Marines sought dangerous job

Bomb disposal techs were from close-knit community stunned by stateside loss

By Gretel C. Kovach
6:48 p.m.Nov. 14, 2013
Updated8:53 p.m.

The four Marines killed Wednesday while clearing unexploded ordnance from a training range at Camp Pendleton had volunteered for one of the most dangerous jobs in the military. Every bomb disposal technician does.

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http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/14/four-dead-marines-identified-bomb-disposal/

Marine sergeant major starts dance-off at Marine Corps ball

November 14th, 2013 | Battle Rattle | Posted by Gina Harkins

Anyone who has ever doubted a Marine’s skills on the dance floor hasn’t met Sgt. Maj. Michael Miller.

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http://blogs.militarytimes.com/battle-rattle/2013/11/14/marine-sergeant-major-starts-dance-off-at-marine-corps-ball/

Press Release #13-043 Identification of Four Marines killed in accident aboard Camp Pendleton

November 14, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif --

Four Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines were killed in an explosion at approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday during range maintenance operations to dispose of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Zulu impact area aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

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http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/PendletonNews/PressReleaseView/tabid/10268/Article/154378/press-release-13-043-identification-of-four-marines-killed-in-accident-aboard-c.aspx

November 13, 2013

Photo Gallery: Marine recruits breathe easy after gas chamber training on Parris Island

Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 10.29.2013
Date Posted:11.13.2013 18:32

Recruits of Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, learn about chemical and biological warfare defense Oct. 29, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. They learned and became confident and comfortable with how to properly use gas masks in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment. Papa Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 20, 2013. 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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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1051607/photo-gallery-marine-recruits-breathe-easy-after-gas-chamber-training-parris-island#.UoQvluIlJPY

4 Marines killed at Camp Pendleton during range maintenance operation

By CNN Staff
updated 5:43 PM EST, Wed November 13, 2013

(CNN) -- Four Marines were killed Wednesday during a range maintenance operation at Camp Pendleton in California, the military said.

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/13/us/marines-killed-camp-pendleton/index.html

Images: 238th Marine Corps Birthday

Photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Sanchez
Date Taken:11.10.2013 | Date Posted:11.13.2013 07:37

Marines and sailors celebrate the Marine Corps birthday aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert R. Sanchez/Released)

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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1051221/238th-marine-corps-birthday#.UoT597K9KSM

Four additional Ospreys deploy to Philippines

By Courtesy Story | III MEF | November 13, 2013

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP S. D. BUTLER, OKINAWA, Japan -- Four additional MV-22B Ospreys departed Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Nov. 13 to support Operation Damayan, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operation in the Republic of the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

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http://www.iiimef.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/967/Article/154183/four-additional-ospreys-deploy-to-philippines.aspx

November 12, 2013

Two more ships en route to Philippines

Nov. 12, 2013 - 06:46PM
By Tony Lombardo

More sailors and Marines are on the way to lead relief efforts in the Philippines.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131112/NEWS08/311120018/Two-more-ships-en-route-Philippines

Sailors train with new mobile life support system

Story by LCpl Sullivan Laramie
Date Posted:11.12.2013 09:19

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Sailors with Medical Logistics Company, 4th Medical Battalion, and 2nd Medical Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marines Logistics group trained with a new device for the Portable Patient Transport Life Support System program here Nov. 5 to 7. The training was coordinated by the Combat Support Systems (CSS) program management office of Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC).

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/116585/sailors-train-with-new-mobile-life-support-system#.UoT3arK9KSP

November 11, 2013

Combat Logistics Battalion 8 cases its colors

By THOMAS BRENNAN Daily News Staff
Published: Friday, November 8, 2013 at 07:30 AM.

Combat Logistics Battalion 8 cased its colors for good this week as the Marine Corps continues toward a drawdown.

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http://www.jdnews.com/news/military/combat-logistics-battalion-8-cases-its-colors-1.231691?tc=cr

UK Veterans, You Mean Something To Us Also. Harold Jellicoe Percival, a veteran of Bomber Command in WWII, died last month aged 99. There was nobody to attend his funeral.

A Veteran Died With Nobody To Attend His Funeral — What Happened Next Was Incredibly Moving.

Posted on November 11, 2013

Harold Jellicoe Percival, a veteran of Bomber Command in WWII, died last month aged 99. The death notice in his local paper said that there was nobody to attend his funeral.

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http://aconservativeedge.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/uk-veterans-you-mean-something-to-us-also-harold-jellicoe-percival-a-veteran-of-bomber-command-in-wwii-died-last-month-aged-99-there-was-nobody-to-attend-his-funeral/

November 10, 2013

Afghanistan, Vietnam veterans hunt together as part of new Montana program

November 10, 2013 5:15 pm • Associated Press

HELENA – A Montana program aiming to honor wounded veterans recently brought two men from different wars together for a hunting excursion in Big Sky Country.

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http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/afghanistan-vietnam-veterans-hunt-together-as-part-of-new-montana/article_9e26ba5a-4a56-11e3-86ea-0019bb2963f4.html

3rd MEB to provide humanitarian assistance to Philippines

Story by SSgt Kenneth Lewis
Date Posted:11.10.2013 08:54

OKINAWA, Japan - At the request of the Government of the Philippines, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed U.S. Pacific Command to support U.S. Government humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations (HADR) operations in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/116527/3rd-meb-provide-humanitarian-assistance-philippines#.UoAwY7K9KSM

Vietnam veteran who helped build Marine Corps museum now subject of new biography

By Tom Jackman, Published: November 10, 2013

Brig. Gen. William “Wild Bill” Weise retired from active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1982, having seen some of the heaviest action of the Vietnam War, and he stopped working in 1992. Sort of.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/vietnam-veteran-who-helped-build-marine-corps-museum-now-subject-of-new-biography/2013/11/10/cfa0cfd0-4a33-11e3-9890-a1e0997fb0c0_story.html?tid=hpModule_99d5f542-86a2-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

November 9, 2013

9/11 vets: Next greatest generation?

"It's natural for us to come home and say, ‘What could we do here?’”

By Jeanette Steele
3:05 p.m.Nov. 9, 2013

Veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are being called the next "greatest generation.”

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http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/09/911-veterans-next-greatest-generation/?st

November 8, 2013

Marines make super cake for CMC Ball

By Cpl. Mondo Lescaud | Marine Barracks Washington | November 08, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- All week long, at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, Md., people have been walking by the kitchen in awe. Inside, a few Marines have been working on a massive cake for the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ birthday ball.

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http://www.barracks.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/4206/Article/154075/marines-make-super-cake-for-cmc-ball.aspx

November 7, 2013

Marines establish self-staining water purification system

Story Cpl Joseph Karwick
Date Posted:11.07.2013 07:54

IWAKUNI, Japan - Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 assembled and operated a tactical water purification system at a beach area on Tinian Nov. 6, 2013, to provide clean water for Marines participating in exercise Forager Fury II.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/116435/marines-establish-self-staining-water-purification-system#.Unx4A7K9KSP

In Memory of

David Leslie Finlayson
March 20, 1988 - November 7, 2013

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=David-Finlayson&lc=2480&pid=168001292&mid=5739328

Corpsman carries on ‘family tradition’

Story by LCpl Jose Mendez Jr.
Date Posted:11.07.2013 14:13

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Family traditions and heritage are like blood – passed down from one generation to the next.

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13th MEU Scout Snipers take to the hills

Story by SSgt Matthew Orr
Date Posted:11.07.2013 03:43

DJIBOUTI - Sunday mornings aboard USS Boxer are unlike a typical day during deployment. It is a day traditionally reserved for Marines to attend church and attend to personal matters, however this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, Scout Snipers from Scout Sniper Platoon, Weapons Company, 1st battalion, 4th Marines, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit took time to hone their craft and throw some rounds down range.

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Marines prepare for Forager Fury II

Story by LCpl Antonio Rubio
Date Posted:11.07.2013 05:38

BAKER ISLAND - Approximately 100 Marines with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, arrived Nov. 6, 2013, at Tinian’s West Field as part of exercise Forager Fury II.

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November 6, 2013

A look at the Marine Corps Hymn

Story by LCpl Paul Martinez
Date Posted:11.06.2013 19:43

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - The Marine Corps Hymn was adopted as the official hymn of the Marine Corps in 1929 during Gen. John Lejeune’s tenure as the Corps’ 13th Commandant. When The Marines’ Hymn is played, Marines stand at attention as a gesture of respect, expressing reverence in their fellow Marines, their Corps, their country, their heritage, and their hymn.

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News: 26th MEU returns home with its head held high

Story by Cpl Michael Lockett
Date Taken:11.03.2013 | Date Posted:11.06.2013 11:25

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit returned to North Carolina Nov. 1-5, 2013, marking the end to a successful eight month deployment. The Marines and sailors deployed aboard the ships of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, sailing around the world as the Nation’s crisis response force, and participating in training and theater security cooperation exercises with friendly and allied nations across oceans, continents, and hemispheres.

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Heartwarming homecoming for 13 US Marines

The 13 Marines from Afghanistan were treated like heroes Monday night at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Their plane taxied beneath an arch of water from fire department hoses and were met by a small crowd of cheering USO volunteers, firefighters, police officers and airport workers.

By Don Babwin, Associated Press / November 6, 2013
Chicago

A group of Marines on their way home from Afghanistan got something they didn't expect after spending the better part of five days getting on and off planes as they tried to get from one side of the globe to another: cheers from a small crowd of police, a fire truck water salute and first-class plane tickets.

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http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2013/1106/Heartwarming-homecoming-for-13-US-Marines

Gators bid farewell to Charlie Company, 3rd AABn

Story by LCpl Christopher J. Moore
Date Posted:11.06.2013 18:28

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion bid farewell to Charlie Company during a deactivation ceremony here, Nov. 1.

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November 5, 2013

Update: Motorcyclist Expected to Recover, Reunite With Dog After 3-Car Crash

Sheriff's appeared to be arresting a female driver at the scene.

Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 4:30 pm | Updated: 6:44 pm, Thu Nov 7, 2013.
By Melissa Caskey / melissa@malibutimes.com

[Update, Thursday:] The motorcyclist who was seriously injured in the crash is expected to survive. The driver of one of the SUVs has been arrested for suspicion of DUI. She was identified as Anna Caldwell, 47.

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November 4, 2013

New restrictions placed on Marines' tuition assistance program

By Matthew M. Burke
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 4, 2013

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Marine Corps has added a host of restrictions to its tuition assistance program, limiting the number of Marines eligible for subsidized college courses.

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http://www.stripes.com/news/new-restrictions-placed-on-marines-tuition-assistance-program-1.250947

Photo Gallery: Marine recruits survive first encounter with Parris Island drill instructors

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 10.26.2013
Date Posted:11.04.2013 10:47

This is the recruits first encounter with the Marines responsible for their next 12 weeks of training. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Jan. 17, 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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Photo Gallery: Marine recruits build endurance with martial arts on Parris Island

Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | Date: 10.17.2013
Date Posted:11.04.2013 10:33

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into honorable warriors. Recruits must earn their tan belts, the first level in MCMAP, in order to graduate. Delta Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 20, 2013. 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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November 1, 2013

Marine Corps Birthday Ball etiquette, do’s, dont’s for Marines, guests

By Lance Cpl. Janelle Y. Villa | Marine Corps Base Hawaii | November 01, 2013

Marine Corps Base Hawaii --

The Marine Corps Birthday is a tradition celebrated throughout the history of the Corps. This year, Marines and their dates may be excited to dress up in their best and enjoy dinner during their 238th birthday ball but must understand that this is a formal event.

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Combat pistol program reaches Okinawa

Story by LCpl Henry Antenor
Date Posted:11.01.2013 01:32

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa — Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installations Pacific executed newly instituted combat pistol program qualifications with the M9A1 9 mm pistol Oct. 29 at Range 15 on Camp Hansen.

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Veterans Day: Discounts and Freebies

Military.com| by Heather Sweeney
11/01/13

The following is a list of nearly 100 Veterans Day discounts on goods, services and dining for 2013. Please check back frequently as the list is updated.

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http://www.military.com/veterans-day/veterans-day-military-discounts.html?ESRC=marine.nl