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November 28, 2014

11th MEU celebrates Thanksgiving at sea

Story by Cpl Demetrius Morgan
Date Taken:11.27.2014 | Date Posted:11.28.2014 07:09

5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together and enjoy the festivities of the holiday season, while focusing on the things they are most grateful for.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/149015/11th-meu-celebrates-thanksgiving-sea#.VHk7SWK9KSM

Hard work recognized in Liberia

Story by SGT Matthew Britton
Date Posted:11.28.2014 15:39

MONROVIA, Liberia – After the daily morning briefing at the Barclay Training Center here, a young U.S. Marine corporal stands in the middle of a sea of Army officers. The commanding general is beside him and is praising the Marine's hard work. The CG hands him an Air Assault coin, shakes his hand and tells him he'll be flying with him today.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/149028/hard-work-recognized-liberia#.VHoPvefF-le#ixzz3KU3XsNo7

November 27, 2014

To serve and protect: PMO trains to save lives

Story by LCpl Isaac Ibarra
Date Posted:11.27.2014 05:42

CAMP COURTNEY, OKINAWA, Japan —In the previous 14 years, more than 160 active shooter instances have occurred resulting in casualties in communities throughout the U.S. Military installations are also susceptible to these types of emergencies. As first responders, military police must remain ready to keep their community safe and respond to all types of emergencies.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/149001/serve-and-protect-pmo-trains-save-lives#.VHk9aWK9KSM

November 25, 2014

Blindfolded Marines learn to clear firearm malfunctions

James K. Sanborn, Staff writer 11:51 a.m. EST November 25, 2014

Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are getting ready for combat — blindfolded.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2014/11/22/blindfolded-marines-learn-clear-firearm-malfunctions/19405383/?sf33965843=1

Electrical Substation Fire Puts Portions Of Camp Pendleton In The Dark

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By KPBS

A power outage at Camp Pendleton has left mess halls, clinics and wastewater facilities in the dark.

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http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/nov/25/electrical-substation-fire-puts-portions-camp-pend/

November 24, 2014

Brain Bank to Help in Treatment of PTSD

By George Decker, Public Affairs Officer, VA National Center for PTSD
Monday, November 24, 2014

There are currently more than 50 brain banks in the United States. The focus of these brain tissue repositories is on investigating alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, schizophrenia and a variety of neurological disorders. Yet there has never been a PTSD brain bank — until now.

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http://www.va.gov/HEALTH/NewsFeatures/2014/November/Brain-Bank-to-Help-in-Treatment-of-PTSD.asp

Corps' new seminar grooms lance corporals to become NCOs

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff Writer 7:35 p.m. EST November 24, 2014

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — At zero-six hundred, lance corporals with 8th Engineer Support Battalion dressed in physical training gear took turns staring into a cardboard box filled with assorted office supplies in a race to memorize every detail about the contents before their 30-second time limit was up.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/careers/marine-corps/2014/11/24/lance-corporals-seminar-marines/19335281/

Corps' new seminar grooms lance corporals to become NCOs

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff Writer 7:35 p.m. EST November 24, 2014

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — At zero-six hundred, lance corporals with 8th Engineer Support Battalion dressed in physical training gear took turns staring into a cardboard box filled with assorted office supplies in a race to memorize every detail about the contents before their 30-second time limit was up.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/careers/marine-corps/2014/11/24/lance-corporals-seminar-marines/19335281/

Hagel bows out as Defense secretary

Gregory Korte, Tom Vanden Brook and David Jackson, USA TODAY 7:03 p.m. EST November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Obama announced the resignation of Chuck Hagel Monday, commending the secretary of Defense for his "steady hand" through a period of transition for the United States' military.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/11/24/chuck-hagel-resignation/19477321/

November 23, 2014

Marine recruits increase strength, stamina on Parris Island


Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink

Date Taken:10.01.2014
Date Posted:11.23.2014 09:01

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, crunch through a physical fitness session Oct. 1, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Throughout boot camp, recruits participate in more than 30 physical training sessions to increase their strength and stamina and prepare for the combat fitness and physical fitness tests they must pass to graduate. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 19, 2014

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Parris Island recruits immersed in Marine martial arts

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink

Date Taken:10.23.2014
Date Posted:11.23.2014 09:40

Rct. Nicole Corroto prepares to choke Rct. Chelsa Hazelwood, both with Platoon 4045, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, on Oct. 23, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. All recruits must pass the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program test and earn a tan belt, the first level of the program, in order to graduate. Corroto, 18, from Acworth, Ga., and Hazelwood, 21, from Murfreesboro, Tenn., are scheduled to graduate Dec. 19, 2014.

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Marine recruits trace Corps’ roots on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:10.21.2014
Date Posted:11.23.2014 09:18

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, tread water for four minutes during swim qualification Oct. 21, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn to use their utility uniforms as flotation devices, safely abandon ship and quickly remove excess gear. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 19, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915.

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November 21, 2014

Paralyzed Marine with robotic exoskeleton receives Bronze Star with V

By Jennifer Hlad
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 21, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – When Capt. Derek Herrera was called to stand in the place of honor Friday at his retirement ceremony, he pressed buttons on what appeared to be a wristwatch as a fellow Marine came to his aid.

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http://www.stripes.com/paralyzed-marine-with-robotic-exoskeleton-receives-bronze-star-with-v-1.315552

MARSOC Marine Retires, Receives Bronze Star Medal

Story by Cpl Ricardo Hurtado
Date Posted:11.21.2014 18:41

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines with 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, friends and family members gathered to witness Capt. Derek Herrera, a special operations officer, accept the Bronze Star with combat V for heroism and medically retire from the Marine Corps, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 21, 2014.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/148563/marsoc-marine-retires-receives-bronze-star-medal#.VHD-CWK9KSO

New Allotment Rule Protects Troops From Lending Scams

By Terri Moon Cronk
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said today.

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http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=123701

Remembering Greeley: The Marine who carried his flag to Iwo Jima

Story by Sgt Reece Lodder
Date Posted: 11.20.2014 13:07

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Few events in Marine Corps history are storied as the iconic flag raising on Mt. Suribachi during World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima. The quiet event, starkly contrasting the bloody battle that claimed lives of a third of the war’s fallen Marines, later marked a deafening Allied victory and powerfully symbolized the resolve of a nation at war.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/148376/remembering-greeley-marine-who-carried-his-flag-iwo-jima#.VG8z32K9KSP

November 20, 2014

Marine veteran Phil Klay wins National Book Award

By Derrick Perkins, Staff writer 2:08 p.m. EST November 20, 2014

Veteran Marine Capt. Phil Klay's fictional account of the Iraq War earned one of literature's most esteemed awards Wednesday night.

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http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2014/11/20/marine-national-book-award/19321139/

MARSOC corpsman to get Navy Cross for braving bombs to save Marines

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writer 2:03 p.m. EST November 20, 2014

A Navy corpsman attached to the Marines' elite special operations unit will receive the services' second-highest award for valor for working heroically and selflessly to treat wounded Marines in Afghanistan after he himself was wounded by a makeshift bomb.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2014/11/19/navy-cross-corpsman-wilson/19290261/

November 19, 2014

Marine who died in Okinawa identified

By Derrick Perkins, Staff writer 12:05 p.m. EST November 19, 2014

Corps officials have identified the Japan-based Marine who was pronounced dead on Tuesday after being found unresponsive in his barracks as Lance Cpl. Michael A. Tuttle, 21, of Fountaintown, Indiana.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2014/11/19/dead-okinawa-marine-identified/19267713/?sf33845092=1

Secretary of Defense visits Integrated Task Force Marines

Story by Sgt Alicia R. Leaders
Date Posted:11.18.2014 17:41

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Marines with the Anti-Armor Section, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force during a live-fire MK153 shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon (SMAW) rocket launcher shoot at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 18, 2014.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/148185/secretary-defense-visits-integrated-task-force-marines#.VGyRzGK9KSN

November 18, 2014

VA moving forward with mobile app to schedule appointments

By Travis J. Tritten
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — VA appointments via cell phone app are about to move closer to reality.

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http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/va-moving-forward-with-mobile-app-to-schedule-appointments-1.314867

Hagel Visits Female Marines Training for Combat Roles

Nov 18, 2014 | by Richard Sisk

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel traveled to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to meet the female Marines who are seeking roles in the infantry, armor and artillery that previously were restricted to men.

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http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/11/18/hagel-visits-female-marines-training-for-combat-roles.html

Camp Pendleton Breaks Ground on Fisher House for Visiting Families

By Bridget Naso
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 • Updated at 8:20 PM PST

Camp Pendleton officials broke ground Tuesday on the 65th Fisher House, an important facet for those visiting the base due to an emergency.

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http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Camp-Pendleton-Breaks-Ground-on-Fisher-House-for-Visiting-Families-283144681.html#

Marine recruits fight toward their martial arts belt on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Jennifer Schubert
Date Taken:10.08.2014
Date Posted:11.18.2014 13:22

Recruits of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, practice chokes during a martial arts training session Oct. 8, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The Marines Corps Martial Arts Program is designed to increase the warfighting capabilities of Marines, enhance self-confidence and foster the warrior ethos. Hotel Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 12, 201

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Deployed sailors, Marines get free phone cards for holidays

By Karen Jowers, Staff writer 4:40 p.m. EST November 18, 2014

Sailors and Marines deployed with more than 70 units and those forward-deployed to overseas ports during the holidays will receive free $10 prepaid phone cards.

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http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2014/11/18/sailors-marines-free-phone-cards/19217577/

November 17, 2014

Photo Gallery: Marine recruits exposed to battle zone obstacle course on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:10.29.2014 | Date Posted:11.17.2014 12:56

Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion on Oct. 29, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C., in a course designed to improve balance, coordination and physical strength are conditioned mentally and physically. The course exposes them to the types of obstacles they may face in a battle zone.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1660569/photo-gallery-marine-recruits-exposed-battle-zone-obstacle-course-parris-island#.VHqpLmK9KSO

Don't call me 'POG': The push to end the Corps' most damaging divide

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writer4:40 p.m. EST November 17, 2014

Gunnery Sgt. Hector Vicente has 20 years of Marine Corps experiences under his belt, but what he heard one morning from his junior Marines made him wonder how well he knew the Corps.

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http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/careers/marine-corps/2014/11/17/pog-vs-grunt-marine/18905805

Marine recruits charge through physical fitness session on Parris Island

Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink

Date Taken:10.08.2014
Date Posted:11.17.2014 14:35

Recruits of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, do pushups Oct. 8, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits participate in more than 30 physical training sessions to prepare for the Marine Corps’ high physical fitness standards. Hotel Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 12, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915.

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Just Saying No to Pain Meds

By Tom Cramer, VA Staff Writer
Monday, November 17, 2014

Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple Inc., once made the following observation: “Less is more and usually more effective.”

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http://www.va.gov/HEALTH/NewsFeatures/2014/November/Just-Saying-No-to-Pain-Meds.asp

November 15, 2014

Marines, Romanian soldiers build partnership and cohesion during Platinum Lynx 15.3

Story by LCpl Ryan Young
Date Posted:11.13.2014 10:21

FOCSANI, Romania - Marines and Sailors from the Black Sea Rotational Force, along with members of the Romanian Land Forces and 300th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, worked hand-in-hand during training events on exercise Platinum Lynx 15 in Focsani, Romania, Nov. 2-7, 2014.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/147708/marines-romanian-soldiers-build-partnership-and-cohesion-during-platinum-lynx-153#.VGgPpmK9KSM

November 14, 2014

Marines bid 'aloha' to Phrog: Pacific Aviation Museum hosts ceremony for CH-46E Sea Knight

Story by Kristen Wong
Date Taken:11.06.2014 | Date Posted:11.14.2014 14:38

FORD ISLAND, Hawaii — Active and retired service members took pictures and reminisced in front of a lone CH-46E Sea Knight, standing in front of Hangar 79 at the Pacific Aviation Museum, Nov. 6, 2014.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/147905/marines-bid-aloha-phrog-pacific-aviation-museum-hosts-ceremony-ch-46e-sea-knight#.VGgcWWK9KSN

Cherry Point family celebrates son’s birthday, life at Disney resort

Story by Cpl Unique B. Roberts
Date Posted:11.14.2014 16:56

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Ask any Marine what Nov. 10 means to them and you’re likely to hear a tale of a birth that took place in a Philadelphia tavern in 1775. One Cherry Point family had much more to celebrate this Nov. 10 than the inception of the Marine Corps.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/147933/cherry-point-family-celebrates-sons-birthday-life-disney-resort#.VGgWXmK9KSM

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT, SAN DIEGO PHOTOS

Photo By: Sgt. Benjamin E. Woodle
Nov 14, 2014

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego - Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, listen as they get instructions during the Rifle Issue event, Nov. 3. During the event, recruits were issued and inspected each piece of their rifle cleaning kit to ensure all the parts were functional and accounted for. After all gear was inspected, they were issued their M16-A4 Service Rifle.

http://www.mcrdsd.marines.mil/News/Photos.aspx?igphoto=2000953097

Marine recruits charge through Parris Island combat training course

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:10.28.2014
Date Posted:11.14.2014 12:16

Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, maneuver under concertina wire on a combat training course Oct. 28, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn basic field-related skills all Marines must know. These skills will be broadened during follow-on training at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Golf Company is scheduled to graduate Nov. 21, 2014.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1657761/photo-gallery-marine-recruits-charge-through-parris-island-combat-training-course#.VGdQJmeDoWE

Marine recruits conquer swim qualification on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Jennifer
Date Taken:10.06.2014
Date Posted:11.14.2014 10:54

Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, tread water during water survival qualification Oct. 6, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits must tread water for four minutes. Delta and Oscar Companies are scheduled to graduate Dec. 5, 2014.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1657644/marine-recruits-conquer-swim-qualification-parris-island#.VGdNz2eDoWE

Legion Wants Feds to Leave Veterans Preference Alone

Nov 14, 2014
American Legion

The federal government's veterans preference policy has been criticized in a report released last August by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which suggested that such preference causes resentment among civilian federal workers and decreases the number of women being hired into the federal workforce.

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http://m.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/2014/11/14/legion-wants-feds-to-leave-veterans-preference-alone.html?ESRC=miljobs.sm

November 13, 2014

Marine recruits jump out of bed, begin another day on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:09.23.2014
Date Posted:11.13.2014 11:59

Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, eat breakfast Sept. 23, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Male recruits eat between 3,500 and 4,000 calories a day. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate Nov. 26, 2014.

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November 12, 2014

Marine recruits conquer Confidence Course on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Jennifer Schubert
Date Taken:11.04.2014
Date Posted:11.12.2014 09:31

Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, climb a Confidence Course obstacle Nov. 4, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Jan. 9, 2015.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1653083/marine-recruits-conquer-confidence-course-parris-island#.VHJi8meDoWE

Marine recruits conquer Confidence Course on Parris Island

Photos by Cpl. Jennifer Schubert
Date Taken:10.07.2014
Date Posted:11.12.2014 09:10

Recruits of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, balance on a Confidence Course obstacle Oct. 7, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles, which are designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. Hotel Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 12, 2014.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1653080/marine-recruits-conquer-confidence-course-parris-island#.VGS7IWeDoWE

Sailor receives FMF badge

Story by CPT Joshua Diddams
Date Posted:11.12.2014 12:27

5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex Lada, the senior line corpsman with Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), was awarded the Fleet Marine Force Enlisted Warfare Specialist (FMF) badge, Nov. 6.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/147612/sailor-receives-fmf-badge#.VGntS2K9KSO

November 11, 2014

Chargers visit AAS Bn during military appreciation campaign

Photos by Sgt Valerie Eppler
Date Posted:11.11.2014 19:39

Players and cheerleaders from the NFL Chargers team visit Marines at the Assault Amphibian School Battalion here Nov. 11.

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11th MEU Djibouti Sustainment Training: 239th USMC Birthday

Story by 1st Lt. Colleen McFadden
Date Taken:11.10.2014 | Date Posted:11.11.2014 13:00

Today, Marines and Sailors from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), reflected on this heritage and joined together to celebrate the birth of the Corps in locations throughout U.S. 5th Fleet, in the deserts of Djibouti, and across the three ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). On ship, Marines celebrated with their Navy brothers and sisters. In Djibouti, Marines celebrated alongside the French armed forces with the French Foreign Legion, displaying the deeply rooted traditions of the traditional Marine Corps birthday celebration. In Kuwait, Marines were joined by Soldiers and Airmen also deployed in U.S. 5th Fleet.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/147548/11th-meu-djibouti-sustainment-training-239th-usmc-birthday#.VGLf3WK9KSN

Golf Company – Initial Drill Evaluation

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:09.29.2014
Date Posted:11.11.2014 14:36

Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, adjust their slings during an initial drill evaluation Sept. 29, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drillmasters, experts on the Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies manual, grade each platoon on bearing, discipline and attention to detail. Golf Company is scheduled to graduate Nov. 21, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1651935/golf-company-initial-drill-evaluation-sept-29-2014#.VGQdIGeDoWE

Marine's missing ring found by Florida cyclist

Posted: Nov 11, 2014 5:57 AM CST
Updated: Nov 11, 2014 5:57 AM CS

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) - A Marine's missing ring that was found on a bike ride in southwest Florida is on its way back to its owner.

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http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/27351507/marines-missing-ring-found-by-florida-cyclist?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass

November 10, 2014

Khe Sanh veterans remember fellow Marines at Vietnam War's bloodiest battle

By Joe DePriest
The Charlotte Observer (MCT)
Published: November 10, 2014

They met on a hill in a far corner of Vietnam.

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http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/khe-sanh-veterans-remember-fellow-marines-at-vietnam-war-s-bloodiest-battle-1.313542

November 9, 2014

'Dogs of War:' A&E makes reality show about veterans struggling with PTSD

By Leora ArnowitzPublished November 09, 2014

When Jim Stanek returned from his deployment with the 1st Infantry Division of the Army with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, he saw first-hand in therapy the impact service dogs can have on veterans.

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http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/11/09/dogs-war-ae-makes-reality-show-about-veterans-struggling-with-ptsd/

November 8, 2014

Marine Corps Flags at Arlington National Cemetery

Photos by SSgt Mark Fayloga
Date Posted:11.08.2014 13:59

Since his wife, Linda, passed away in 2010, Lt. Col. Laurence K. Burgess has returned each year the Saturday before the Marine Corps' birthday to place Marine Corps flags in Arlington National Cemetery.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1649469/marine-corps-flags-arlington-national-cemetery#.VGA_T2K9KSN

Marine’s best friend

Story by Cpl Anna Albrecht
Date Posted:11.08.2014 21:11

U.S. MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Not everyone training to be part of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s security element walks around on two legs.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/147426/marines-best-friend#.VGlWF2K9KSP

Veterans know about honor off and on the field

Nick Popaditch 05:00p.m. Nov 8, 2014

Some might say that for San Diego, with its strong military presence, every day is Veterans Day. But Tuesday, the 11th day of the 11th month, marks the day that the entire nation celebrates U.S. veterans. Here, two local veterans write about the benefits and challenges of military service.

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http://m.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/08/veterans-know-about-honor-off-and-on-the-field/

November 7, 2014

Video: SECNAV Gives Birthday Message to Marines

Video by Cpl Fareeza Ali
Date Posted:11.7.2014 11:40AM

Secretary of the Navy wishes Marines a happy 239th birthday.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/video/372804/secnav-gives-birthday-message-marines#.VGA6HWK9KSN

Marine receives heroism award

By Adelina Colbert - Adelina.colbert@JDNews.com
Published: Friday, November 7, 2014 at 04:41 PM

A local Marine was awarded with second highest non-combat award for heroism Friday for saving the life of another Marine last year.

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http://www.jdnews.com/news/military/marine-receives-heroism-award-1.398243?page=0

24th MEU wraps up PTP, ready for deployment

Story by Sgt Devin Nichols
Date Posted:11.07.2014 13:10

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - The Marines and Sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit closed the book on another six-month pre-deployment training cycle after a successful amphibious assault on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct. 27, 2014.

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http://www.dvidshub.net/news/147352/24th-meu-wraps-up-ptp-ready-deployment#.VF1f_mK9KSP

Remembering Fallujah 10 years later

By Joshua Stewart, Staff writer 12:49 p.m. EST November 7, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – It has been a decade since Marines fought for their lives — and their brothers-in-arms — in Iraq's bloodiest battles, which would spark a turning point in the eight-year war.

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2014/11/07/remembering-fallujah-10-years-later/18648409/?sf33458461=1

November 6, 2014

Video: Joint Daytime Ceremony

Video by Cpl Rafael Rodriguez
Date Taken:11.5.2014 | Date Posted:11.6.2014 3:07PM

U.S. Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen with Marine Corps Installations-East, representing their units during the annual Joint Daytime Ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 5, 2014.

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Mother of fallen Marine creates full-length ballet tribute to his life

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writer 1:58 p.m. EST November 6, 2014

When theatergoers attend a performance of the ballet "Colin" at Virginia's Hylton Performing Arts Center this weekend, among the first performers they'll see are two real active-duty Marines, clad in their dress blue uniforms.

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US Marines, Spanish soldiers train in chemical warfare defense

Story by 1LT Gerard Farao
Date Taken:10.31.2014 | Date Posted:11.06.2014 16:40

MORÓN AIR BASE, Spain – U.S. Marines comprised mainly of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defense specialists trained with the Spanish soldiers to enhance existing chemical warfare defense skills.

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Video: Navy-Marine Team Reaches From the Sea During Bold Alligator 14

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Date Taken:10.31.2014 | Date Posted:11.6.2014 7:35AM

Marines and sailors with II Marine Expeditionary Force utilize amphibious assault vehicles and Navy landing craft air cushions during beach operations for exercise Bold Alligator 14 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 31, 2014. Service members with 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, II Marine Expeditionary Force and supporting elements conducted operations as part of exercise Bold Alligator, a multi-faceted, joint training event involving thousands of participants and numerous naval vessels in an effort to practice the different roles the Marine Corps may take in a deployed environment.

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November 5, 2014

Marine commanders reflect on 13 years of war in Afghanistan

By Hope Hodge Seck
Nov. 5, 2014 - 06:08PM

It was late 2010, and Sgt. Philip A. McCulloch Jr. was locked into what may have been the darkest battle of America’s longest war.

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Parris Island recruits test combat fitness

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:10.21.2014
Date Posted:11.05.2014 09:45

Drill instructor Sgt. Loan Nguyen, with Platoon 4038, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, orders Rct. Sarah Brinkerhoff, also with Platoon 4038, to drop to the ground during a combat fitness test Oct. 21, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The test consists of an 880-yard sprint, repeatedly lifting a 30-pound ammunition can for two minutes and a shuttle run that includes a variety of combat-related tasks. Nguyen, 24, is from Orlando, Fla. Brinkerhoff, 19, from Beryl, Utah, is scheduled to graduate Nov. 7, 2014

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November 4, 2014

15th MEU conducts vertical-assault training

Story by Sgt Emmanuel Ramos
Date Taken:10.31.2014 | Date Posted:11.04.2014 09:35

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – After being briefed by their platoon commander, Cpl. Jose W. Delgado gathered his Marines around a terrain model to go over his squad’s mission.

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Civilians arrive to Parris Island to earn title Marine

Photos by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:09.22.2014
Date Posted:11.03.2014 10:49

Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, wait for their first official recruit haircut Sept. 22, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits get fresh buzz cuts weekly until week 12 when they earn their first high-and-tight style haircut right before the Crucible. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Dec. 19, 2014.

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November 3, 2014

U.S. Marines to Retire Harrier Fleet Earlier Than Planned, Extend Life of Hornets

By: Dave Majumdar
Published: November 3, 2014 6:12 PM • Updated: November 3, 2014 9:46 PM

The U.S. Marine Corps will phase out the Boeing AV-8B Harrier II jump jet by 2025 — about five years earlier than planned — and will instead extend the life of its fleet of aging Boeing F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters, according to the service’s recently released 2015 aviation plan.

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11th MEU Djibouti Sustainment Training: It’s a Blast

Photos by GySgt Rome Lazarus
Date Taken:11.01.2014 | Date Posted:11.03.2014 12:22

U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), take part in sustainment training at D’Arta Plage, Djibouti, Nov. 1. The 11th MEU is deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

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Oki Marines fall ill after training in murky waters

By Joshua Stewart
Nov. 3, 2014 - 08:33PM

Corps officials have closed off a portion of the jungle warfare training center in Okinawa, Japan, thought to be contaminated with a bacteria that has left dozens of Marines sick.

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A Day in the Life: Plastics Room Aboard the USS Iwo Jima

by Cpl Todd Michalek
Date Posted:11.3.2014 10:17PM

Video about the duties of a Sailor who works in the plastics room aboard the USS Iwo Jima.

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Continuing the LeJeune Legacy

Story by Sgt Lucas Vega
Date Posted:11.03.2014 14:46

NORMAN, Okla. - Ayden J. Lejeune, whose great-great-great uncle is the former 13th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune, leaves to Marine Corps Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Nov. 3.

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November 2, 2014

ACE Marines ‘turn wrenches’ to keep ‘birds’ flying

Story by Sgt Devin Nichols
Date Posted:11.02.2014 12:22

USS IWO JIMA, At Sea—The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Aviation Combat Element is an integral component of MEU operations.

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November 1, 2014

Camp Leatherneck goodbye

Reporter looks back on history of headquarters given to Afghan troops
By Gretel C. Kovach5 A.M.NOV. 1, 2014

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Leaving Camp Leatherneck for the last time as a journalist who traveled there half a dozen times over the years, I felt a mix of pride and relief, sadness and uncertainty, emotions all tempered with disbelief that our long war in Afghanistan is at an end.

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Golf Co. trains on the flight deck aboard the USS Makin Island

Photos by Cpl. Laura Y. Raga
Date Taken:10.30.2014 | Date Posted:11.01.2014 04:46

Marines with Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), executes physical training on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), Oct. 30.

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11th MEU Djibouti Sustainment Training: We'll Do It Live!

Photos by Cpl Jonathan Waldman
Date Taken:10.28.2014 | Date Posted:11.01.2014 13:17

U.S. Marines with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion detachment, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participate in sustainment training in D'Arta Plage, Djibouti, Oct. 28.

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Afghanistan: A father's journey in the footsteps of his fallen son

By Fergal Keane
BBC News
27 October 2014 Last updated at 07:43 ET

Tony Lewis's son Conrad was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. His father travelled to the country to try to understand what he died for.

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Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi freed from Mexican jail, immediately returns to US after strong diplomatic support

By William La Jeunesse, Dan Gallo
Published November 01, 2014
FoxNews.com

After 214 days in a Mexican prison, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi crossed the US – Mexican border Friday night, boarding a private jet for Florida shortly after 9 p.m., after a strong diplomatic push appeared to help convince a judge to release the former Marine on humanitarian grounds.

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