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April 21, 2017

India Company – Graduation Ceremony – April 21, 2017

Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren 
Date Taken: 04.21.2017 | Date Posted: 04.21.2017 10:06

Pfc. Michael P. Giannattasio, with Platoon 3028, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, earned the company's highest physical fitness and combat fitness score. Giannattasio, a native of Armada, Mich., earned a score of 600 out of 600 points and graduated boot camp April 21, 2017.

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April 20, 2017

Veterans walking from Camp Lejeune to Arlington Cemetery pass through Kinston

By Dustin George
Staff Writer, The Free Press
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at 6:00 AM | Updated Apr 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Three men walking from N.C. to Washington D.C. to raise awareness of veteran suicide made their way through Lenoir County this week.

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Missing Marine in Hawaii Found Deceased

Story by 1st Lt. Karoline Foote
Date Taken: 04.18.2017 | Date Posted: 04.20.2017 01:35
III Marine Expeditionary Force

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan – Pfc. Tyler Wechsler, a Marine with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 (HMLA-367), Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, was found deceased by the Honolulu Police Department on a hiking trail 18 April.

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Marine recalls experience escorting fallen WWII vet home

Story by Nathan Hanks
Date Taken: 04.20.2017 | Date Posted: 04.20.2017 18:18
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

In 2015 a private, non-profit organization known as History Flight excavated what is believed to be Cemetery 27 on the island of Betio, Tarawa, and recovered the remains of multiple individuals, one of them being Whitehurst.

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Local memorial to celebrate Marines, corpsmen bond

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am | Updated: 8:18 am, Thu Apr 20, 2017.
Ena Sellers, Managing editor

For over a century, corpsmen have served alongside Marines on the battlefield developing bonds based in trust, solidarity and an unselfish commitment to preserve lives during combat situations, in many cases providing emergency care under fire.

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2nd Marine Division civilian receives award for superior performance

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am
Courtesy Story, II Marine Expeditionary Force

The Paradise Point Officers’ Club was buzzing; the Spring deluge that swept through Coastal Carolina had passed and let open to a Thursday staple — the chicken and ribs buffet. The buzz also permeated to another gathering at the O’Club. Charles Callahan, 2nd Marine Division Facilities operations chief, was receiving an award for Meritorious Civilian Service. Affectionately known as Chuck, he is a Marines Marine, who happens to now be a civilian. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts he joined the Marine Corps in 1981 as a Landing Support Specialist. He served in multiple regions and commands throughout his career to include service in East Timor in 2001 and combat tours in Iraq in 2003, 2005 and 2007. He retired as a master gunnery sergeant in 2009 and transitioned into his civilian position supporting the facilities management requirements of 21 Division units and its 400 plus facilities.

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April 19, 2017

Trump Signs Bill to Extend Veterans Choice Program

Military.com | 19 Apr 2017 | by Richard Sisk

President Donald Trump extended the Veterans Choice Act on Wednesday to set the stage for a push in Congress to expand the program and allow more access to private care for veterans.

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April 18, 2017

How MCLB is connected to Parris Island

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 10:38 pm CDT
Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 11:25 pm CDT
By Re-Essa Buckels

The Marine Corps Logistics Base has a special connection to the Recruiting Depot Station on Parris Island, South Carolina.

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CBAF Marines head to Cuba

Story by Lance Cpl. Jonathan Sosner
Date Taken: 04.18.2017 | Date Posted: 4.18.2017 17:44
II Marine Expeditionary Force

The sun was still hours from rising when approximately 160 Marines converged with their bags and rifles, ready to fly out. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment were preparing to fly to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay as part of a week-long exercise April 8-14, 2017, after taking over the Continental U.S. Based Alert Force duties.

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April 14, 2017

America ARG/MEU AAVs take point in 15th MEU Amphibious Assault Exercise

By: Gidget Fuentes
April 14, 2017 12:33 PM

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD-22) slid into the thin, offshore fog bank as two waves of amphibious assault vehicles swam toward the sandy bluffs Thursday morning. Within minutes, several dozen combat-equipped Marines rushed from the ramps and made their way into a nearby village.

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April 13, 2017

26th MEU dedicates library to fallen Marine

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am
GySgt Andrew Pendracki, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit dedicated their professional reading library in honor of Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin at the unit’s command post on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, April 5. Cardin was killed in action March 19, 2016 while forward deployed to the Kara Soar Counterfire Complex near Makhmour, Iraq.

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April 6, 2017

Best of the best: Combat Center spouse wins 2017 Marine Spouse of the Year

Story by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo
Date Taken: 03.29.2017 | Date Posted: 04.06.2017 15:13

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.—Selflessness is embodied when one is more concerned with the needs and wishes of others than with their own. An act of selflessness can be as simple as holding the door for a stranger or as heroic as facing danger to protect a fellow comrade. Jessica Rudd, a Marine veteran, wife and mother of three, exemplifies selflessness in all that she does.

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