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June 18, 2018

120 years of the Corpsman Celebration

Date Taken: 06.15.2018 | Date Posted: 06.18.2018 07:12
U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Nathan J. Maysonet

The ceremonial 120th Corpsmen Ball on Kadena air base, Okinawa, Japan, June 15, 2018, with the cutting of the cake, this symbolizes the passing on of traditions from the past corpsmen to the present corpsmen. Corpsmen have been an organized unit of the Medical Department since the act of congress was passed on the official Navy corpsmen birthday June 17, 1898.

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June 17, 2018

New Marine Corps Leave Policy May Offer Tough Choice to Parents

Military.com 17 Jun 2018 By Hope Hodge Seck

A new Marine Corps family leave policy rolled out at the behest of Congress last week offers parents more flexibility in how they take leave after the birth or adoption of a child. It may also, however, leave some with difficult choices regarding which parent takes the bulk of allowed leave.

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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/06/17/new-marine-corps-leave-policy-may-offer-tough-choice-parents.html

June 9, 2018

Marines Engaged in Direct Gunfights with ISIS in Syria, Commander Says

9 Jun 2018
Military.com | By Matthew Cox

U.S. Marines, attached to special operations forces in Syria, often found themselves in direct-fire gunfights with Islamic State fighters earlier this year, according to the commander of the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response for Central Command.

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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/06/09/marines-engaged-direct-gunfights-isis-syria-commander-says.html/amp

June 8, 2018

Platinum Ren 2018

Date Taken: 06.04.2018 | Date Posted: 06.08.2018 15:51

U.S. Marines with 1st Platoon, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and Norwegian Coastal Ranger Commandos (KJK) conduct a reconnaissance and surveillance patrol during Exercise Platinum Ren at Sorreisa, Norway, May 21, 2018. The exercise is a theater security cooperation training evolution with KJKs held to sustain mission essential tasks in a harsh operating environment and strengthen coalition partnerships.

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June 2, 2018

Documentary looks to tell the remarkable story of Marine special operator James Capers Jr.

By COREY DICKSTEIN | STARS AND STRIPES
Published: June 2, 2018

WASHINGTON — No matter what hell was enveloping James Capers Jr. and his Force Reconnaissance Marines, when it was time to escape a melee he was the last man on the ground — sometimes holding off enemy attackers alone before boarding a helicopter to safety.

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https://www.stripes.com/news/documentary-looks-to-tell-the-remarkable-story-of-marine-special-operator-james-capers-jr-1.530814

Documentary looks to tell the remarkable story of Marine special operator James Capers Jr.

By COREY DICKSTEIN | STARS AND STRIPES
Published: June 2, 2018

WASHINGTON — No matter what hell was enveloping James Capers Jr. and his Force Reconnaissance Marines, when it was time to escape a melee he was the last man on the ground — sometimes holding off enemy attackers alone before boarding a helicopter to safety.

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https://www.stripes.com/news/documentary-looks-to-tell-the-remarkable-story-of-marine-special-operator-james-capers-jr-1.530814