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November 29, 2016

Marine recruits test close combat skills on Parris Island

Video by Lance Cpl. Maximiliano Bavastro
Date Taken: 11.17.2016 | Date Posted: 11.29.2016 15:45

Recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, practiced bayonet techniques during pugil stick training Nov. 17, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. This training is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to transform recruits into physically and morally sound warriors. Oscar Company is scheduled to graduate Jan. 20, 2017.

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BLT 1/6, 22nd MEU Conducts Mortar Range On Ship

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chris Garcia
Date Taken: 11.21.2016 | Date Posted: 11.23.2016 05:55

Marines with Weapons Platoon, Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) shoot illumination rounds from an M224 60mm mortar system off the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) during a mortar range Nov. 21, 2016. 22nd MEU.

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November 27, 2016

Marine general uses POW time to teach Code of Conduct lessons

Published: November 27, 2016

During Operation Desert Storm, then-Capt. Russell Sanborn had just pounded Iraqi military targets with gravity bombs in the southern Kuwaiti desert. Then a missile struck his AV-8B Harrier, forcing him to parachute into the same area, where the angry enemy waited.

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November 22, 2016

Marine grunts to get new all-terrain vehicles for missions

By: Jeff Schogol, November 22, 2016 (Photo Credit: Marine Corps.)

Get ready for off-roading.

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Corps Wants to Put Silencers on a Whole Infantry Battalion

Military.com | Nov 22, 2016 | by Hope Hodge Seck

In a series of experiments this year, units from 2nd Marine Division will be silencing every element of an infantry battalion -- from M4 rifles to .50 caliber machine guns.

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November 21, 2016

Author: 'Everyone who goes to war comes back with some form of moral injury'

Published: November 21, 2016

SAN ANTONIO — The military’s purpose is to kill, and it is well-prepared to carry out that mission. David Wood, a journalist with 35 years of experience reporting from wars across the globe, says the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs are less prepared to teach troops how to reckon with that killing.

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GAO: Poor oversight of student loan benefit may be hurting military borrowers

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | The Washington Post | Published: November 21, 2016

Inaccurate information and poor coordination between federal agencies is putting members of the military at risk of paying more on their student loans than necessary, the Government Accountability Office said in a new report.

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Forward-operating feast: Turkey, and the fixings, deployed for the troops

By: Karen Jowers, November 21, 2016 (Photo Credit: Seaman Ryan McFarlane, Navy)

There may be fewer deployed troops than there were 10 years ago, but their Thanksgiving feast is just as important to the folks in Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

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November 18, 2016

What I've Learned

Story by Cpl. Thomas Mudd
Date Taken: 10.27.2016 | Date Posted: 11.18.2016 11:32
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms

Lance corporal, squad leader, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment

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November 15, 2016

Graduation day for Pendleton Marine's inmate-trained service dog

By Debbi Baker
November 15, 2016, 7:50 AM | Reporting from San Diego

It was a happy and poignant day on Monday for a war-wounded Camp Pendleton Marine who received a service dog and life-saving companion, trained by prisoners at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.

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November 11, 2016

Veterans to be offered free cyber training program at Naval Station Norfolk

By Brock Vergakis | The Virginian-Pilot (Tribune News Service) | Published: November 11, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. (Tribune News Service) — Veterans and those transitioning out of the military will be able to participate in a free cybersecurity training pilot program at Norfolk Naval Station as part of a state effort to fill about 17,000 related jobs in the private sector, state officials announced Friday.

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November 2, 2016

F-35s Practice Vertical Landings on a Marine Corps Assault Ship

Marine jets test and develop new techniques ahead of the jet's first overseas deployment.
By Kyle Mizokami
Nov 2, 2016

The U.S. Marine Corps has been landing F-35B Joint Strike Fighters on the amphibious assault ship USS America. The jets are undertaking a series of tests to prove their ability to operate in real-world deployment conditions, just months before their first real deployment abroad.

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Watch the F-35B execute a vertical landing in rough waters with complete ease

Amanda Macias
Nov. 2, 2016, 1:48 PM

ABOARD USS AMERICA — The Marine Corps' F-35B is almost ready for its close-up.

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November 1, 2016

Scout and Vehicle Live Fire

by U.S. Marine Corps video by Pfc. Mike Hernandez
Date Taken: 10.25.2016 | Date Posted: 11.01.2016 18:03

Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct integrated scout and vehicle live fire training aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 25, 2016. The training prepares the Marines for future deployments and maintains the overall skillset of the battalion.

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