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February 28, 2017

Dan Bullock: The youngest American killed in the Vietnam War

Rodney Bryant and Daniel Woolfolk/Military Times
February 28, 2017

Pfc. Dan Bullock died at age 15 in 1969 and efforts to recognize the young African-American Marine continue and are highlighted in this Military Times documentary.

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February 27, 2017

Reunion website launched in push to keep Marines connected

By: Jeff Schogol, February 27, 2017 (Photo Credit: Lance Cpl. Shellie Hall

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has emphasized that reunions are an important tool in curbing suicides, and now the Corps has launched a website to help currently serving Marines and veterans keep connected.

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https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/marines-launch-reunion-website

The Transformation Week 2

Video by Lance Cpl. Kailey Maraglia | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego
Date Taken: 02.17.2017 | Date Posted: 02.27.2017 12:07

During week two, recruits meet their drill instructors for the first time, learn Marine Corps Core Values and are introduced to the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

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February 25, 2017

A Friendly Farmer | Missouri Marine finds a home in Okinawa

Story by Lance Cpl. Bernadette Wildes | III Marine Expeditionary Force
Date Taken: 02.24.2017 | Date Posted: 02.25.2017 22:23

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan – A Gunnery Sgt. started out as pig farmer in Fulton, Missouri. He performed a variety of manual labor before joining the Marine Corps at age 27. At one point, he drove trucks packed with groceries from coast to coast. He saw mountains, rivers, and everything in between, never imagining that the small island of Okinawa would eventually be a place he’d call home.

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February 23, 2017

ITB & MCT Weapons Training

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Brooke Woods
Marine Corps Installations West- Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Combat Camera

Delta Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry West, participates in a live fire field training exercise at range 208-C on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017.

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MAG-14 Prowlers fly toward sundown, legacy intact through 40th anniversary

Story by Cpl. Jason Jimenez | Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
Date Taken: 02.23.2017 | Date Posted: 02.23.2017 19:06

A 1977 newspaper headline read “‘Can do easy’ Marines get their first EA-6B”— highlighting Marine Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 as the first VMAQ in Marine Aircraft Group 14’s history to have received an EA-6B Prowler. The Prowler’s 40th anniversary of active use in MAG-14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, can only be summed-up in a bitter-sweet acknowledgement and look back on its impact on Marine Corps aviation, Feb. 23

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February 22, 2017

Tucson VA opening new mental health, rehab facility

Published: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 8:20 pm CDT
Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 8:49 pm CDT
By Barbara Grijalva, ReporterCONNECT

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson-area veterans have a new facility to treat mental health and substance abuse issues.

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February 19, 2017

MoH Recipient Jumps On Grenade to Save Marines in Vietnam

Posted on February 19, 2017 by Katie Lange

James Anderson Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California, in January 1947. He went to a local junior college for a year and a half before he decided that his real calling was with the Marine Corps. Within a year of enlisting, the private first class was sent to Vietnam.

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Iwo Jima Commemoration Ceremony

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl.Brandon Martinez
Date Taken: 02.18.2017 | Date Posted: 02.19.2017 01:41

U.S. Marines with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, perform a reenactment of the Mount Suribachi flag raising during the 72nd Iwo Jima Commemoration ceremony at the Pacific Views Event Center on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 18, 2017. The ceremony is held to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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February 18, 2017

Lt. Gen. Lawrence Snowden, Battle of Iwo Jima survivor, dies

Bill Cotterell Published 4:02 p.m. ET Feb. 18, 2017 | Updated 10:35 p.m. ET Feb. 18, 2017

Marine Lt.Gen. Lawrence F. Snowden, who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima and led reconciliation reunions to the Pacific island in retirement, died early Saturday – a day before the 72nd anniversary of the famous fight’s opening salvos.

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http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/02/18/lt-gen-lawrence-snowden-battle-iwo-jima-survivor-dies/98098072/

February 15, 2017

120mm Mortar Range Fire - Iron Fist 2017

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jeremy Laboy/Released
Date Taken: 02.14.2017 | Date Posted: 02.15.2017 22:43

U.S. Marines with Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines and Soldiers with the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force conduct a 120mm Mortar Range Fire during Exercise Iron Fist 2017, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 14, 2017. The range was held to share artillery capabilities knowledge between JGSDF soldiers and U.S. Marines. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise where U.S. and Japanese service members train together and share techniques, tactics and procedures to improve their combined operational capabilities.

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February 14, 2017

How this Marine from Russia came to America — and became the Corps’ best

BY WADE LIVINGSTON
FEBRUARY 14, 2017 12:01 AM

GySgt. Vitali Kholodov, Drill Instructor of the Year, talks about what traits make for a good drill instructor on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

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http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/bg-military/article132463514.html

15th MEU Completes First Major Exercise Since Composite

Video by Cpl. Hannah Perkins
Date Taken: 02.08.2017 | Date Posted: 02.14.2017 15:17
Story by 2nd Lt. Maria C. Arnone, 15th MEU Deputy Public Affairs Officer

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines and Sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit complete the first major field exercise of their pre-deployment training period as a composite force aboard Camp Pendleton, Feb. 6-10 in preparation for their upcoming WESTPAC 17-2 deployment.

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February 13, 2017

Twentynine Palms Marines train at Production Plant Barstow

Story by Keith Hayes
Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow
Date Taken: 01.31.2017 | Date Posted: 02.13.2017 12:47

Troops from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., are currently training at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, on the Yermo Annex of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow.

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February 10, 2017

Radio Marines Send Rounds Down Range

Video by Lance Cpl. Justin Bowles
I Marine Expeditionary Force | U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Justin Bowles
Date Taken: 02.09.2017 | Date Posted: 02.10.2017 16:39

Marines with 1st Radio Battalion, I Marine Headquarters Group conducted a mounted machine gun range. The training enhanced the Marines' proficiency in M240B and M249 weapon systems to provide close fire support on future deployments.

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2d Law Enforcement Battalion Grenade Range

Video by Lance Cpl. Williams Quinteros
2D Marine Division Combat Camera
Date Taken: 02.09.2017 | Date Posted: 02.10.2017 21:24

U.S. Marines with 2d Law Enforcement Battalion (2d LEB), II Marine Expeditionary Force, conduct live grenade training and run an assault course on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 09, 2017. 2d LEB conducted this training in preparation for their upcoming deployment.

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Women Marines celebrate 74 years of service Feb. 13

By Sarah Hauck
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at 9:54 AM | Updated Feb 10, 2017 at 9:55 AM

The Marine Corps has been in existence for more than two centuries, but women have only been able to wear the eagle, globe and anchor for the last seven decades.

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http://www.jdnews.com/news/20170210/women-marines-celebrate-74-years-of-service-feb-13

These Marine Infantry Units Will Get The First New Ultralight ATVs

POSTED BY: HOPE HODGE SECK FEBRUARY 10, 2017

Marine grunts will soon have an option to ride in style on field operations and downrange.

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https://kitup.military.com/2017/02/marine-infantry-units-will-get-first-new-ultralight-atvs.html?ESRC=kitup.sm

February 9, 2017

Second Marine Division Lineage Film

Video by Lance Cpl. Bethanie Ryan
2D Marine Division Combat Camera
Date Taken: 02.09.2017 | Date Posted: 02.09.2017 17:51

This film traces the illustrious history of the Second Marine Division. From the island hopping campaign in the Pacific theater of World War II, to the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan Marines of the "Follow Me" Division proved themselves to be a formidable fighting force, and continue to serve in every clime and place. The sun has never set on the Second Marine Division.

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February 8, 2017

Charlie Company - Receiving

Photo by Cpl. Angelica Annastas
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego
Date Taken: 02.06.2017 | Date Posted: 02.08.2017 18:19

Recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 6. Once the recruits step off the bus, they immediately begin the transformation from civilian to Marine. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate May 5.

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February 6, 2017

Co. K - Pick Up

Photo by Cpl. Angelica Annastas
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego
Date Taken: 01.27.2017 | Date Posted: 02.06.2017 16:54

View photos during pick up of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 27. After spending the first week in-processing, recruits marched to their new squad bay where their drill instructors introduced themselves, recited the Drill Instructor Creed and began carrying out the mission of transforming civilians into United States Marines. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate April 21.

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February 4, 2017

Marines practice raid at Governor's Complex

Post News Staff Feb 4, 2017 Updated Feb 5, 2017

A military helicopter descended on the lawn of the Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo Complex at Adelup.

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2/5 tackles Jungle Warfare

Photo by Lance Cpl. Breanna Weisenberger
Date Taken: 01.27.2017 | Date Posted 02.04.2017 05:47

Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, maneuvers through the endurance course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 24, 2017. JWTC exposes Marines to training situations and environments unique to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region which sustain operational readiness and enhance forward deployed capabilities.

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February 2, 2017

The Transformation - Week 1 - Receiving

Video by Cpl. Angelica Annastas | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego
Date Taken: 02.13.2017 | Date Posted: 02.21.2017 15:10

Video of a peek at what new recruits experience upon arriving for training...

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Warship named for valiant Marine ready for Navy

by Carl Prine | February 2, 2017 4:00 PM

Following a special Friday ceremony in Maine, the Navy is scheduled to take possession of the guided-missile destroyer Rafael Peralta, named for the valiant San Diego Marine killed in Iraq in 2004.

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http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/military/sd-me-uss-peralta-20170202-story.html

February 1, 2017

Mesa Verde Ship Life

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Gunnery Sgt. Adaecus G. Brooks
Date Taken: 01.26.2017 | Date Posted: 02.01.2017 19:21

Aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) on Jan. 26, 2017, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is involved in Composite Training Unit Exercise, a compilation of training scenarios designed to solidify unit cohesion and refine operational efficiency prior to their upcoming deployment as an integrated unit.

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