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October 12, 2016

Iwo Jima’s top enlisted says crew is ready for Haiti relief mission

By: David B. Larter, October 12, 2016 (Photo Credit: PO2 Andrew Murray)

ATLANTIC OCEAN, ABOARD THE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP IWO JIMA — This gator flattop wasn’t planning on getting underway last Wednesday from its Mayport, Florida,nea homeport. Then Hurricane Matthew swirled towards Haiti and the East Coast, the storm's path becoming more menacing just as the ship sortied on Oct. 5.

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July 29, 2016

Terminally Ill 8-Year-Old Boy Becomes Honorary Marine: 'He's Taught Me Love,' Says Dad

By Caitlin Keatin
07/29/2016 AT 03:55 PM EDT

A dying 8-year-old boy who has just a few days left to live became an honorary U.S. Marine on Tuesday.

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July 26, 2016

PETITION SEEKS TO MAKE HONORARY MARINE OF OC BOY WITH ONLY DAYS TO LIVE

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 05:41PM
ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) -- Wyatt Gillette's smile lights up his parents' spirits.

"He knows when people are feeling down and he changes their attitude with a smile," said Wyatt's father, Jeremiah, 29, a U.S. Marine drill instructor.

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April 11, 2016

Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Laura Gauna
Date Posted:04.11.2016 15:24

Nathan Aldaco, a 12 year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, walks during a Make-A-Wish event supported by 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 24, 2016. The Marines helped to make Nathan’s wish of becoming a Marine come true by demonstrating the capabilities of their EOD robots and detonating TNT, C4, dynamite and blasting caps.

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Marines ‘Make-A-Wish’ come true: 7th ESB grants a terminally ill 12-year old boy’s wish

by Sgt Laura Gauna
Date Posted:04.11.2016 15:29

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines are the nation’s 911 responders. They handle some of the harshest and worst situations you can think of, but they are not just tough. The Marines of 7th Engineer Support Battalion proved that they also have a soft side when they made a special boy’s wish of becoming a Marine come true.

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March 12, 2016

770 MILES TO GO: GROUP MARCHES NONSTOP TO HONOR FALLEN MARINES

By Katie Lange, Defense Media Activity
12 Mar 2016

NAVARRE, Florida -- One step at a time – it’s a pretty common motto, but this week, it’s literally what will get 15 Marines and a few others through a 770-mile ruck march to honor the lives of 11 service members lost during a training mission one year ago.

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February 16, 2016

This Marine Is About To Run 161 Miles In Honor Of Fallen Servicewomen

By Sarah Sicard on February 16, 2016

In honor of the 161 women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, one Capt. will run a 161 miles over four days.

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February 5, 2016

Marine Runs 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days to Honor Fallen Soldiers

by Fox News Insider
Feb. 5, 2016

An active duty Marine ran seven marathons on seven continents in just seven days to honor fallen soldiers.

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February 4, 2016

90 year old retired sergeant major, MCCS employee challenges Marines to remember legacy

Lance Cpl. Sean J. Berry MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River | Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:00 am

Every Marine will, at one time in their career, cross paths with a fellow Marine whose story is so remarkable and whose testimony so true, that a legacy is created — an impression never forgotten and always inspiring.

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December 11, 2015

Toys for Tots receives truckload of toys from MCCES

by Cpl Monica Erickson
Date Posted:12.11.2009 12:45

The formation of 1,626 Marines seemed to go on forever as they poured out of the Marine Corps Communications-Electronics School during the Toys for Tots Run at the Combat Center, Dec. 4.

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November 11, 2015

Marine honors fallen friend with 'Malcolm 200' bike ride

BY JEFF GOLDBERG/ABC7 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH 2015

QUANTICO, Va. (ABC7) -- On this Veteran's Day, US Marine Corps Major Matthew Kutilek got up at 3 to ride a bike 200 miles all in honor of his friend and fallen Marine, Lt. Dan Malcolm, who was killed by enemy sniper fire on November 10, 2004 when the two were serving together in Fallujah.

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October 30, 2015

Family praises Navy corpsman's aid to rider in fatal motorcycle crash

By Matt McNab
The (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) Island Packet (TNS)
Published: October 30, 2015

(Tribune News Service) — Inside the store, there was no screeching of tires, no crunching of metal to signal what was about to come.

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October 20, 2015

Retired Marine On Marathon Streak To Raise PTSD Awareness

By John Hanc TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015, 4:35 PM

Hank can relate to the people he’s running for.

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July 21, 2015

Marine Corps trainee sees man shot, pulls over and stops bleeding

July 21st, 2015
by Eve Baker - staff writer for the Quantico Sentry in Local Regional News

DUMFRIES, Va. — On the afternoon of June 21, 2nd Lt. Matthew George, a student with Charlie Company at The Basic School, which trains Marine officers, was driving on US Route 1 in Dumfries when he witnessed a confrontation along the side of the road. As he drove past a group of people, he heard multiple gunshots ring out, and in his rearview mirror, he saw someone fall to the ground.

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July 16, 2015

These Marines Lost Legs in Afghanistan and Now Hunt Child Predators

Jul 16, 2015 | by Richard Sisk

The fist bump was their thing in Afghanistan, where both Marines lost legs in the same attack, and the fist bump is still their thing in the hunt for child predators under a special law enforcement program to train and hire medically retired veterans.

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April 24, 2015

Video: U.S. Marines Connect with Local School Children

U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado
Date Taken:04.20.2015 | Date Posted:04.24.2015 9:30PM

U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 4, 3rd and 4th Marine Regiments, visited Santa Juliana Elementary School in Crow Valley, Tarlac, Philippines, April 20, during exercise Balikatan 2015. The Marines played games and read with children at the school. Balikatan is an annual Philippines-U.S. military training exercise and humanitarian civic assistance engagement, which highlights the longstanding partnership between both nations. This year's iteration takes place from April 20-30.

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January 8, 2015

Marines jump in to help woman confronted by robbers

Posted: 7:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
By David Ham
KIRO-TV - Seattle

Three U.S. Marine Corps recruiters said they heard repeated honking from inside their office on Tuesday around 5:00 p.m. -- when they ran out to see what was going on.

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October 20, 2014

HMLA-169 Marines help Carlsbad community with post-fire cleanup

Story by Cpl Michael Thorn
Date Taken:10.18.2014 | Date Posted:10.20.2014 18:25

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169 aid local volunteers by cleaning up a fire-damaged area, in Carlsbad, Calif., Oct. 18.

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August 29, 2014

Retired Marine Assigns Himself To A Post; Town Show It’s Respect

By Steve Straub August 29, 2014

I love it when citizens step up to the plate to help their communities. This retired Marine definitely has the right spirit!

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August 22, 2014

Cherry Point Marines, Sailors build home for Marine family

By Lance Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics | Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point | August 22, 2014

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
More than 30 Marines and Sailors volunteered several weekends this summer with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point's Single Marine Program and the American Heroes Home Build of Pamlico County to build a home for the family of a fellow service member.

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June 17, 2014

Marine veterans walk cross-country for PTSD awareness

Nikki Burdine 6:13 p.m. EDT June 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Two D.C. area Marines quit their jobs and decided to walk thousands of miles to raise awareness of PTSD last year, but little did they know, their journey would turn into so much more.

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May 20, 2014

Marine Corps awards medal for heroism to local Reserve Marine

By Cpl. Kirstin Rodgers | U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve | May 20, 2014

NAVAL AIR STATION JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, Texas --

A Marine was awarded the nation’s second highest award Sunday for a life-threatening act of heroism, in a ceremony here.

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May 7, 2014

Clovis resident, U.S. Marine combat veteran saves life of crash victim on Highway 41

Story by Sgt Jacob Harrer
Date Posted:05.07.2014 20:00

CLOVIS, Calif. – Combat action in Iraq and Afghanistan prepared a Clovis resident and U.S. Marine to save a critically-injured crash victim after he witnessed a collision on Highway 41 May 6.

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April 16, 2014

USS Bonhomme Richard heading to capsized South Korea ferry

By Ashley Rowland
Stars and Stripes
Published: April 16, 2014

SEOUL — A U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship headed to the site where a South Korean ferry sank Wednesday to help if needed, the U.S. Navy said.

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March 31, 2014

2 US Marines Hospitalized After Intervening In Baseball Fans’ Fight

March 31, 2014 11:48 PM

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Two suspects are facing assault charges Monday while two of three U.S. Marines, who were injured in a street fight over the weekend, remain hospitalized.

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March 14, 2014

Local Marine helps save man from burning car on I-85

By Tyler Estep
tyler.estep@gwinnettdailypost.com
Friday, March 14, 2014

BUFORD — Sgt. Matthew Sullivan was enjoying his drive down Interstate 85 last Sunday afternoon, basking in the beautiful weather and the relief of a task complete. Multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan under his belt, the day’s trip to Atlanta to drop off a group of “poolees” — enlisted Marines waiting for their trip to boot camp — was a comparative breeze.

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March 5, 2014

22nd MEU, USS Bataan Volunteer While at Port

by Sgt Alisa Helin
Date Taken:02.28.2014 | Date Posted:03.5.2014 1:02PM

U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and U.S. Navy Sailors with the USS Bataan (LHD 5) participate in a community relations event in Lisbon, Portugual, Feb. 28, 2014. The Marines and Sailors picked oranges for a local food bank and volunteered at a local convent. The MEU is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious mission across the full range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Alisa J. Helin and U.S. Navy video by MC3 Chase Hawley/Released)

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March 3, 2014

Marines rapidly respond to injured Okinawa resident

Story by Lance Cpl. Stephen Himes | III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific | Date: 02.18.2014
Date Posted: 03.03.2014 20:24

OKINAWA, Japan – On the night of Feb. 18, three Marines reacted quickly and selflessly to provide aid to an injured man.

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January 14, 2014

Marine receives award for rescuing young girl

By Cpl. Devin Nichols | 2nd Marine Logistics Group | January 14, 2014

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- With the arrival of the weekend, Marines and their friends gathered together to head to North Topsail Beach, N.C.

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December 19, 2013

Marine recruiter at mall helps collar shoplifter

By Kristen V. Brown
Published 8:15 pm, Thursday, December 19, 2013

COLONIE — A marine on recruit duty at Colonie Center helped apprehend a shoplifter Thursday.

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November 29, 2013

Last US troops pull out of typhoon disaster zone in Philippines

By Ashley Rowland
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 29, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — The last U.S. troops pulled out of storm-ravaged Tacloban on Wednesday, marking the end of the American military presence in areas demolished by Typhoon Haiyan.

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November 24, 2013

Marines rescue downed aviators amid Operation Damayan

Story by 1LT Luke Kuper
Date Posted:11.24.2013 23:38

MANILA, Republic of the Philippines – Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 assisted in rescue efforts of two pilots involved in a civilian helicopter crash Nov. 24 over Manila Bay.

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November 23, 2013

Logistics Marines keep relief aid moving

Story by Cpl Brandon Suhr
Date Posted:11.23.2013 20:43

LUZON, Philippines - One full-grown adult elephant weighs approximately four tons, 8,000 pounds, and is the size of two cars stacked on top of each other.

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November 21, 2013

With a lot to prove, US Marine Osprey crews fly overtime for typhoon victims in Philippines

Published November 21, 2013
Associated Press

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines – The U.S. Marines' newest and in some quarters most controversial transport airplane is showing the world what it's got — for the sake of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, and perhaps its own future.

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Marine Ospreys proving their worth in Philippines

By Seth Robson
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 21, 2013

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines — Flying over a village that had been slammed by Typhoon Haiyan, Osprey crew chief Sgt. William Kaker saw a big Philippines flag staked out on the ground with a sign that read “God Help Us.”

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November 20, 2013

US Marines scale back typhoon relief operations

By Ashley Rowland
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 20, 2013

VILLAMOR AIR BASE, Philippines — The U.S. Marines are scaling back their relief efforts as roads in the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan are being cleared, allowing the Philippine military and aid groups to deliver supplies on their own.

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November 19, 2013

31st MEU assesses remote sites with Osprey, delivers help

Story by Capt. Caleb Eames | III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific | Date: 11.18.2013
Date Posted:11.19.2013 02:45

LEYTE, Philippines - A bilateral assessment team traveled to remote areas in and near Leyte using an MV-22B tiltrotor Osprey aircraft to assess the needs of people isolated by Typhoon Haiyan Nov. 18, as part of Operation Damayan.

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Video: Time Lapse B-Roll of Operation Damayan

Time lapse by Cpl Adam Miller
Date Taken:11.17.2013 | Date Posted:11.19.2013 11:38AM

Tacloban Air Base is the hub for aid going into Tacloban, Republic of the Philippines and for evacuating victims of typhoon Haiyan.

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November 18, 2013

Photo Gallery: Embedded with U.S. Marines in the Philippines

By Mike Morones
Staff photographer
Nov. 18, 2013 - 06:00AM

The KC-130, piloted by a crew from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, pulled to a stop on the runway at Guiuan well after sunset.

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Three-star general oversees typhoon relief

Joint task force activated for disaster response in Philippines

By Gretel C. Kovach
6:42 p.m.Nov. 18, 2013

The U.S. military bumped up its typhoon relief effort in the Philippines Monday by activating a task force led by a three-star general.

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Amphibs to Replace Carrier in Typhoon Relief

Nov 18, 2013
Stars and Stripes| by Ashley Rowland

SEOUL -- The USS George Washington will likely leave the Philippines in about three days, after the arrival of two amphibious ships that are better equipped to deal with a disaster such as Typhoon Haiyan, Navy officials said Monday.

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October 21, 2013

Firefighters find hero in 3-year-old boy

By Lance Cpl. Cuong Le | Marine Corps Base Quantico | October 21, 2013

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO Va. -- Tommy is the symbol of what it means to be a firefighter.

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October 11, 2013

MAG-39 Marines make PT elementary

Story by Cpl Scott Reel
Date Posted:10.11.2013 14:17

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Every Tuesday around noon, Marines with Marine Air Group 39 visit Del Rio Elementary School in Oceanside, Calif.

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September 6, 2013

Charity for Charity makes dream come true

Charity for Charity makes dream come true
By Cpl. Brianna Turner | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | September 06, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
Being afflicted with Leukemia usually means repeated hospital visits and Chemotherapy treatments, but to Charity for Charity it was an opportunity to give 7-year-old Baden a chance to out of the hospital bed and fulfill a lifelong dream.

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August 19, 2013

Australian children visited by “those Yanks from the boat”

By Sgt. Jonathan G. Wright | 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit | August 19, 2013

SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia --
Her eyes lit up with excitement as the visitors stood by her bed dressed in their uniforms. The young girl’s shyness couldn’t mask her giddiness at the situation and the beeping of the heart monitor sang the tune of her exhilaration.

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August 16, 2013

3rd Supply Battalion earns hearts with tour

Story by Sgt Anthony Kirby
Date Taken: 08.03.2013
Date Posted:08.16.2013

OKINAWA, Japan - There are many ways to give back to the community. Whether by providing a meal or doing beautification work, going out and being a positive influence in the community is a great way to connect with people beyond the confines of a military base.

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August 13, 2013

Generals honor MWSS-373 Marines for supporting homeless vets

Story by Cpl. Melissa Wenger | Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing | Date: 08.13.2013

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – It was a star-studded event as two commanding generals hosted a luncheon Aug. 12 to honor 70 Marines and spouses for their support of the Veterans Village of San Diego Stand Down last week, but if you ask the generals, the volunteers were the stars.

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August 1, 2013

Marine Helps Boy Finish Race, Melts Our Hearts

By Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Healthy Living
August 1, 2013

Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr may have lost the Jeff Drenth Memorial 5K footrace in Charlevoix, Michigan, last weekend, but he won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of admirers.

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July 25, 2013

Marine rescues young swimmer at Atlantic Beach

By Pfc. Mike Granahan | Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point | July 25, 2013

130723 -- Sgt. Michael A. Pickett was enjoying a relaxing Saturday swimming at Atlantic Beach July 6, but all that changed when he saw someone on shore begin to shout and point toward the water.

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July 11, 2013

Sailors visit sick Brisbane kids

Yahoo!7 July 11, 10:22 am

Dozens of US sailors volunteered a rare day off to visit sick children.

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July 10, 2013

Fighting for smiles in Brisbane

By Sgt. Paul Robbins Jr. | 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit | July 10, 2013

BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia -- As the bus rolled to a stop, the Marines and Sailors filed off and surveyed the massive complex that lay before them. Their mission was clear and none would leave until they saw it through. Today, the small force would serve as a needed distraction.

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July 6, 2013

Germantown Departs Darwin Following Bio-security, Community Outreach

By Sgt. Jonathan Wright | 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit | July 06, 2013

DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia --
Dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, departed Darwin, Australia July 8, for scheduled operations in the Asia Pacific region.

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June 20, 2013

Combat Center Marines use training to save life

Story by Cpl. William Jackson | Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms | Date: 06.20.2013

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - They were all strangers. The three of them had never met before that evening. Their weekend had just begun like any other. Little did they know they would be thrown into a situation that would save Rebecca’s life after her motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 62.

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May 13, 2013

The Few, the Proud, the Tortoises: Marines Protect Endangered Species

An Army of Biologists Are on Nature Patrol at Military Bases; 'Walking Ravioli'

By BEN KESLING
Updated May 13, 2013, 10:33 p.m. ET

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.—U.S. Marines are taught to overcome obstacles with a minimum of help. But when some Marines prepared to charge a hill in a training exercise here a few months ago, they were forced to halt and radio the one man who could help them advance: Brian Henen, turtle expert.

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April 17, 2013

Marines shoot for the fallen

Charity event Friday also sends socks to last troops in Afghanistan

By Gretel C. Kovach
6:39 p.m.April 17, 2013

Jim and Carla Hogan thought their target shootouts benefiting troops in Afghanistan were losing steam.

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March 23, 2013

Hundreds of children go hunting

Story by Lance Cpl. Antwaun Jefferson | Marine Corps Base Quantico | Date: 03.23.2013

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. - Hundreds of children accompanied by their parents participated in the Marine Corps Community Services’ Easter Eggstravaganza at Butler Stadium on March 23, 2013.

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March 14, 2013

Marines save life in Pohang

By 1st Lt. Jeanscott Dodd | Marine Corps Installations Pacific | March 14, 2013

POHANG, Republic of Korea -- Four Marines rescued a Korean from a burning building after a fire broke out March 8 in Pohang, Republic of Korea.

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March 11, 2013

Marines save life in Pohang

Story by 1st Lt. Jean-Scott Dodd | III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific | Date: 03.11.2013

POHANG, South Korea - Four Marines rescued a Korean from a burning building after a fire broke out March 8 in Pohang, Republic of Korea.

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February 15, 2013

MCAS Beaufort helps student live his dream

Story by Lance Cpl. Sarah Cherry | Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort | Date: 02.15.2013

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. - Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort helped a Bluffton High School senior experience his dream – before it becomes impossible. Eighteen-year-old Charlie Bowers got a tour of MCAS Beaufort, Feb. 15, and had no idea about the surprise tour until he got to the Air Station.

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February 14, 2013

Service members spread the Valentine spirit

Story by Lance Cpl. Devin Nichols | 2nd Marine Logistics Group | Date: 02.14.2013

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Soft, harmonious music filled the air as service members escorted residents into the ballroom, which was decorated with heart-shaped balloons, pink tablecloths and red center pieces.

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January 28, 2013

Marines help WWII vet with cleanup, raise funds

By Gina Harkins - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Jan 28, 2013 15:49:26 EST

Marines are stepping up to assist a 93-year-old World War II veteran after learning he returned from a doctor’s appointment to find his home destroyed by vandals.

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December 2, 2012

The few, the proud, the very busy Marines behind Toys for Tots

By Staci Sturrock

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Posted: 12:00 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

Meet Staff Sgt. Bryan Kauffman, unlikely Santa Claus.

Beardless and buff, the Marine with the shaved head and serious demeanor keeps what he calls “all the moving parts” of Palm Beach County’s busiest gift-giving machine in motion.

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November 7, 2012

Marines push NYC cleanup as new storm looms

By Gina Harkins - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Nov 7, 2012 10:31:39 EST

Marines continue their efforts to clean up areas of New York hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, even as officials order some in those same communities to evacuate as they brace for a winter storm to slam the already devastated region.

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November 3, 2012

Marines arrive in N.J. to help with recovery

By Andrew deGrandpré - Staff writer
Posted : Saturday Nov 3, 2012 12:29:57 EDT

A contingent of Marine Corps engineers arrived Saturday in Hoboken, N.J., a storm-ravaged community across the Hudson River from New York City, to assist local authorities overwhelmed with the destruction created by Hurricane Sandy.

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November 1, 2012

Marine rushes to teen’s aid after car accident

By Cpl. Tyler J. Bolken | Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point | November 01, 2012

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2012) -- A Marine and his wife were chatting as they prepared for bed around 10 p.m., Oct. 23, when they heard the sound of squealing tires not far from their home in rural Newport, N.C., just east of the air station.

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26th MEU deploys in support of Hurricane Sandy disaster relief

By Capt. Lucas Burke | Headquarters Marine Corps | November 01, 2012

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Marines and sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) on November 1 in support of Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts in New York and New Jersey.

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October 31, 2012

Marines help save 14 New Yorkers trapped by Hurricane Sandy

Story by Cpl. Michael Ito | Marine Forces Reserve | Date: 10.31.2012

NEW YORK - Winds, close to 80 mph, whipped the 14-foot floodwaters through the streets of New York Monday night as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the city. During the height of the storm, a detective from the New York Police Department approached the duty noncommissioned officer of 6th Communications Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group in Brooklyn, N.Y., and requested assistance for a rescue operation.

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October 11, 2012

Marine steps in to help boy finish triathlon

By Gina Harkins - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Oct 11, 2012 10:19:52 EDT

On the morning 11-year-old Ben Baltz was preparing to race in a triathlon, his dad gave him a piece of dark chocolate. When he opened it, the inside of the foil wrapper contained a message for the young athlete — “You’re exactly where you need to be.”

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October 5, 2012

Marines save motorist's life in Riverside County

Written by
Nathan Max
1:46 p.m., Oct. 5, 2012

Sgt. Ronny Pool and Staff Sgt. Javier Acosta have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan a combined six times.

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August 23, 2012

MARSOC gunnery sgt. to get Silver Star

By Dan Lamothe - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Aug 23, 2012 13:32:38 EDT

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A gunnery sergeant who led a team of special operators through more than 100 enemy attacks in Afghanistan will receive the Silver Star for his heroism on Friday, Marine officials said.

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August 6, 2012

Lobster Festival detachment visits Maine nursing center

Story by Lance Cpl. Paul Peterson | 2nd Marine Logistics Group | Date: 08.06.2012

ROCKLAND, Maine — More than 25 Marines and sailors from Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, and the USS San Antonio crew put on their dress uniforms Aug. 2 and disembarked for an afternoon with residents of the Knox Center, a nursing facility for long-term care in Rockland, Maine.

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Watch-standing sgt. honors child with cancer

By Gina Harkins - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Aug 6, 2012 9:14:51 EDT

Cody Green only lived to be 12, but he had already spent years battling a deadly disease with the fighting style of the Marines he idolized. And one former sergeant made sure a Marine was with him during his final hours.

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July 17, 2012

Marine transforms injured Afghan boy's life

By AJ Willingham
updated 1:18 PM EDT, Tue July 17, 2012

You want to know what it means to be a Marine? You could ask Master Gunnery Sgt. Warren Coughlin.

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Five Cherry Point Marines selflessly save couple on Memorial Day

Story by Lance Cpl. Stephen Stewart | 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing & Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point | Date: 07.17.2012

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. – When a group of Marines took a trip to Fort Macon Park in Atlantic Beach, N.C., to enjoy the sun and relax over the Memorial Day holiday, they had no clue they would soon find themselves fighting to save the lives of two strangers.

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July 13, 2012

Pendleton Marines volunteer to train Devil Pups

7/13/2012 By Lance Cpl. Trevon S. Peracca , Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

MARINE COPRS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Camp Pendleton Marines worked with members of Devil Pups Incorporated to have a group of Devil Pups perform a 25-foot tower jump at the 62 Area pool, July 12.

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July 9, 2012

Sgt. Enrique Trevino Supports Wounded Warrior Project By Attempting 1 Million Pushups

Posted: 07/09/2012 10:56 am Updated: 07/10/2012 12:54 pm

When doubters questioned if Sgt. Enrique Trevino could do 1 million pushups in a year, he responded in true Marine form: He simply added on another twist to the challenge.

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July 6, 2012

Military dog gets hero’s welcome at O’Hare

Injured bomb-sniffer passes through O’Hare on way to retirement in Finland

By Marni Pyke
Article updated: 7/6/2012 10:40 AM

It’s humid and crowded at O’Hare International Airport’s Gate K9 Thursday, and you can tell passengers just want to board their flight.

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June 30, 2012

Runners bring flag to war veteran

Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2012 5:30 am

TWENTYNINE PALMS — A relay team of U.S. Marines crossed the Hi-Desert Friday, bearing an American flag to present to a veteran whose legs were destroyed in Afghanistan.

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June 20, 2012

Marines honor their brother with 160-mile run in the desert

By Sara Bruestle | Jun 20, 2012

A U.S. Marine from Mukilteo is running an American flag more than 50 miles in the desert to raise funds for a wounded fellow Marine.

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June 13, 2012

Boy made honorary Marine before he dies

Wednesday - 6/13/2012, 1:01pm ET

Meera Pal, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - Before he died, 12-year-old Cody Green achieved his dream of becoming a United States Marine.

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May 15, 2012

Cleveland youth learn wrestling from the Corps' best

Story by Lance Cpl. David Flynn | Marine Corps Recruiting Command | Date: 05.15.2012

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – With Marine Week Cleveland 2012, slated for June 11-17, only weeks away, the Corps is making efforts to build and maintain relationships with local communities before the first boots hit the ground. Aiding in that effort was the Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based All Marine Wrestling Team, in town to share their knowledge of Greco-Roman wrestling with over 60 students and coaches from the Cleveland area during a two day clinic at St. Edwards High School, May 8-9.

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April 16, 2012

Marines raise money, awareness for Semper Fi Fund

Story by Cpl. Jennifer Pirante | I Marine Expeditionary Force | Date: 04.13.2012
Date Posted: 04.16.2012

SAN DIEGO — Marines and guests gathered to raise money and awareness for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at the Broken Yolk Café in Oceanside, Calif., April 13.

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March 29, 2012

In the worst calamities, these veterans rush to the rescue

By Kathleen Toner, CNN
updated 7:05 PM EDT, Thu March 29, 2012

Los Angeles (CNN) -- When Haiti suffered a massive earthquake two years ago, many people responded by donating money.

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February 21, 2012

Cherry Point Marine pulls man from truck engulfed in flames

2/21/2012 By Lance Cpl. Stephen T. Stewart , Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (Feb. 14, 2012) — Running late on his way to pick up a new fishing boat after work Feb. 14, Lance Cpl. David S. Shouse drove through the small town of Boiling Spring Lakes, N.C., when he saw a truck engulfed in flames.

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January 13, 2012

Marine saves local woman’s life

1/13/2012 By Lance Cpl. Alyssa N. Hoffacker , Marine Corps Bases Japan

CHATAN, OKINAWA, Japan — Cpl. Eric J. Hansen put his training to work recently, saving an elderly woman’s life in Mihama.

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January 2, 2012

Marines save Afghans in daring canal rescue

By James K. Sanborn - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Jan 2, 2012 10:26:48 EST

A routine Afghan-Marine foot patrol was thrown into chaos Dec. 2 when a car traveling more than 40 mph struck the point man, plunging both car and soldier violently into a nearby canal.

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December 15, 2011

Marines deliver Santa Claus to isolated Grand Canyon village using his new sleigh

Story by Lance Cpl. Marcin Platek | Marine Forces Reserve | Date: 12.15.2011

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — As the red Arizona soil cloud cleared from the sky, the observing Havasupai tribe people turned around from protecting themselves from the dust stirred up by the loud swooshing sounds. They were finally able to see a Marine CH-46E helicopter landing in middle of their village. The children cheered not only for the Marines but the special guest they have been awaiting for.

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December 14, 2011

Marines plunge into frigid canal to save nine Afghans

Story by Cpl. Reece Lodder | Regimental Combat Team-5, 1st Marine Division | Date: 12.14.2011

KUCHINEY DARVISHAN, Helmand province, Afghanistan — Dimly illuminated by a sliver of moonlight, eight shadowy figures quietly patrolled a gravel road set against a swiftly flowing canal.

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December 9, 2011

Marine recruits chase down shoplifters

The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Dec 9, 2011 15:47:16 EST

AIKEN, S.C. — Two 18-year-old recruits getting ready to be Marines chased a couple of shoplifters at the Aiken Mall.

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December 5, 2011

US Marines save, heal Afghan IED victim

Story by Cpl. Reece Lodder | Regimental Combat Team-5, 1st Marine Division | Date: 12.02.2011
Date Posted:12.05.2011 11:51

SAR BANADAR, Helmand province, Afghanistan — Nine months ago, a quiet 15-year-old Afghan boy had the last normal morning of his life.

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Marine strives to make Dominican Republic a better place

12/5/2011 By Lance Cpl. Kevin Crist , Marine Corps Air Station New River

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. — Thoughts of a United States Marine in support of a mission are typically associated with hardened individuals that will take the fight to the enemy’s front door or storm off naval ships and aircraft platforms in support of humanitarian efforts. However, Marines worldwide are making a difference in other aspects that do not require a weapon.

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December 1, 2011

Marine Corps Reserves’ Dunkin’ Donuts Toys for Tots Train Hits the Rails for 2011 Run

Published: 12/01 2:08 pm

From Dunkin Donuts:

The Marine Corps Reserves’ Dunkin’ Donuts Toys for Tots Train, presented by Canadian Pacific Railway, will make its annual run across New York to deliver gifts to thousands of children in need. The train’s run is the result of a $25,000 contribution from Dunkin’ Donuts to the Toys for Tots Foundation.

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November 23, 2011

Camp Lejeune Marine receives the Outstanding Veteran Award for exemplary service to the community.

11/23/2011 By Cpl. Andrew D. Johnston , 2nd Marine Division

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The Town Hall was packed and the crowd was full of old time war vets who proudly served their country. One by one, honorees approached the city council where they were recognized for their outstanding work in the community—one of them stood out.

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November 19, 2011

Navy medic from Staten Island honored for his heroics

Published: Saturday, November 19, 2011, 4:47 PM

Navy medic from Staten Island honored for his heroics

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November 18, 2011

MP Support company Marine finds missing child aboard Camp Lejeune

11/18/2011 By Cpl. Walter D. Marino II , 2nd Marine Division

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Recently a mother momentarily lost her two-year-old daughter aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Thanks to Marines with Military Working Dog Platoon, Military Police Support Company, 2nd Marine Headquarters Group, the child was quickly found.

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October 20, 2011

Musicians and Marines collecting toys for youngsters in benefit concert

Lindsey Kelleher
Thursday, October 20, 2011 Last updated: Thursday October 20, 2011, 2:03 AM

While stopped at a red light last Christmas, Deborah Nader saw a man holding a sign that read, "I am a homeless father. Please help me give my children a Christmas."

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October 18, 2011

Toys"R"Us® Partners With the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to Bring Toys - and Smiles - to the Millions of Children in Need Across the Country This Holiday Season

"Shaq-A-Claus is Coming to Town" to Support the Company's Eighth Annual Toys for Tots Fundraising Campaign and Brighten the Holidays for Kids Who Might Otherwise Go Without a Gift to Open on Christmas

Oct. 18, 2011, 5:00 a.m. EDT

WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As a company committed to helping children in need, Toys"R"Us® today announced that it has once again teamed up with four-time NBA Champion, actor, philanthropist and entrepreneur Shaquille O'Neal to launch its eighth annual nationwide fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

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October 14, 2011

M'dale Marine running 236 miles to honor the fallen

October 14, 2011|PHILIP PETRUNAK | Daily American Staff Writer

U.S. Marines are known for being as tough as nails and for pushing themselves beyond the limits of their mental and physical capabilities. Often, that mentality culminates with a Marine making the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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October 12, 2011

65 miles for 65 roses: Marcent Marine runs 65 consecutive miles to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis

10/12/2011 By Cpl. Lucas Vega , Marine Forces Central

MANAMA, Bahrain — Thirteen years ago, Maj. Jesse Sjoberg made a promise to spend the rest of his life with a woman named Jacquelyn “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health,” as the famous wedding vow reads.

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October 9, 2011

All heart

A 12-year-old from Afghanistan gets a second chance at life after a Marine reservist connects him with help in the U.S.

By Misti Crane
The Columbus Dispatch Sunday October 9, 2011 5:39 AM

Sher Jan walks on feet that turn inward — toes facing toes — and twist back, forcing him to balance on the outside edges. He has never known another way. 

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September 29, 2011

Mississippi native revives drowned Afghan child

Story by Sgt. Earnest J. Barnes | 2nd Marine Division | Date: 09.29.2011

MARJAH DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan — A Petal, Miss., native used his medical training to revive a drowned Afghan toddler while conducting counterinsurgency operations Sept. 11.

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September 16, 2011

Marines volunteer at local nursing home

9/16/2011 By Lance Cpl. Tyler C. Vernaza , Marine Corps Bases Japan

KIN TOWN, OKINAWA, Japan — For almost two decades, Marines and sailors with 7th Communication Battalion have volunteered their time and energy at Hikarigaoka Nursing Home in Kin-Cho. From sweeping the parking lots, to mowing the grass or just spending the holidays with the residents of the nursing home, the service members have made a lasting impression on their local community.

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August 8, 2011

Female Marines launch first Musa Qal’eh woman’s school

Story by Lance Cpl. Clayton Vonderahe
Date Taken: 08.04.2011
Date Posted: 08.08.2011 05:25

FORWARD OPERATING BASE MUSA QAL'EH, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Afghanistan harbors a harsh environment where street smarts are more common than a formal education, especially for women. Many skills that are learned from experience can be the difference between life and death, but with limited formal education, the society can only advance so far.

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August 3, 2011

In the ‘DIRT’: Reserve Marine’s ‘extreme humanitarianism’ takes him around the world

Story by Sgt. Tyler Hlavac | Marine Forces Reserve | Date: 08.03.2011

NEW ORLEANS – When a humanitarian crisis occurs overseas, many Americans contribute to disaster relief by writing a check. Cpl. Adam Marlatt contributes by strapping a pack on his back, gathering his team and plunging headfirst into the disaster zone.

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July 19, 2011

Obama OKs Medal of Honor for living Marine

Dakota Meyer, a former corporal, will be honored for his heroics in Ganjgal, Afghanistan, in September 2009

By Dan Lamothe - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Jul 19, 2011 18:36:54 EDT

A Marine who repeatedly braved enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan attempting to find and save fellow members of his embedded training team will receive the Medal of Honor, Marine Corps Times has confirmed.

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June 25, 2011

Former Marine honored for thwarting ’09 robbery

Navy and Marine Corps Medal awarded to GSU grad who is now an ensign

By Jill Laster - Staff writer
Posted : Saturday Jun 25, 2011 8:58:41 EDT

Marine Sgt. Sean Barner and a friend were returning to a birthday party at a College Park, Ga., apartment after going outside to get some fresh air when they saw the attendees sitting silently in the living room.

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June 9, 2011

Marines support Habitat for Humanity

Story by Cpl. Michele Watson | 1st Marine Logistics Group | Date: 06.09.2011

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - The Marine Corps participates in humanitarian efforts across the globe, from the earthquake in Haiti to the typhoon in Japan. Here at home, some Marines take the time to volunteer in the local community and help make a difference in someone else’s life.

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June 2, 2011

Marine's cross-country fundraising trip ends in Bethany Beach

7:35 AM, Jun. 2, 2011
Written by
Alyson Cunningham

BETHANY BEACH — On his bicycle journey across the country, Marine Maj. Bill Conner’s friends were never far from his thoughts.

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Marines drive 1,000 miles to Cashion to aide tornado cleanup

Cashion resident Pfc. Dustin Buckner and two Marines left Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Friday for Cashion to help with tornado cleanup.

BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Oklahoman Comment on this article 0
Published: June 2, 2011

U.S. Marine Pfc. Dustin Buckner watched in disbelief as national news broadcasts showed the devastation from a tornado that hit his hometown of Cashion last week.

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April 8, 2011

Marines remain ready to respond

4/8/2011 By Lance Cpl. Heather N. Choate , Marine Corps Bases Japan

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, Okinawa, Japan — Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (Forward), III MEF, traveled from Sendai, Japan, to Okinawa April 5 after assisting in relief efforts for Operation Tomodachi.

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Marine ‘proud’ to help during Operation Tomodachi

4/8/2011 By Lance Cpl. Mark W. Stroud , Marine Corps Bases Japan

SENDAI, Miyagi, Japan — Cpl. Tori K. Tadehara was a passenger in the back of a 7-ton cargo truck headed back to temporary billeting where he would be able to catch a few hours of sleep before hitting the road again.

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April 7, 2011

Marines lend a hand in Japan

Camp Pendleton-based troops push through piles of rubble to retrieve disaster victims’ family heirlooms

By Jeanette Steele
Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 9:09 p.m.

The Marines taught Cpl. Adam Shatarsky to use his field shovel to dig fighting holes.

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31st MEU conducts Operation “Field Day”

4/7/2011 By Lance Cpl. Garry J. Welch , 31st MEU

URANOHAMA PORT, OSHIMA ISLAND, Japan — More than 300 Marines and sailors with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, worked through rain, snow, and freezing temperatures cleaning Oshima Island during Operation “Field Day”, April 1-6.

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April 5, 2011

Marines partner with youth football camp

Story by Lance Cpl. David Flynn | Marine Corps Recruiting Command | Date: 04.05.2011

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.- Some of the finest young football players in the Jacksonville, Fla., area teamed up with a few of America’s finest warriors as the Marines took over the Junior Rank Diamond Flight football camp, March 25-27.

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April 3, 2011

Japan's Road to Recovery: III MEF CG visits island of Oshima

4/3/2011 By Cpl. Megan Angel , III MEF

OSHIMA ISLAND, Japan — OSHIMA ISLAND, Japan – Three weeks after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Tokyo and set off a devastating tsunami March 11, affected Japanese citizens are still rummaging through the remains of their homes, neighborhoods and towns.

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31st MEU helps aid isolated island of Oshima

4/3/2011 By Capt. Caleb Eames , 31st MEU

OSHIMA, Japan — Approximately 170 Marines and Sailors from Company G, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit left the USS Essex (LHD 2) beginning Operation Field Day in support of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, April 1.

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March 31, 2011

Chicago-area Marines offer help to Afghan girl

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Paul Meincke

March 31, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A group of Marines, including several from the Chicago area, are reaching out to help a 10-year-old girl who has been wounded and scarred by the war in Afghanistan.

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U.S., Japanese Counterparts Restore Devastated Airport in Sendai

Video by Gunnery Sgt. J. L. Wright Jr. | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.31.2011

U.S. service members and their Japanese counterparts have been working around the clock to restore the Sendai airport after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the area in early March.

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March 30, 2011

Marines, Japanese counterparts work to restore Sendai Airport

Story by Gunnery Sgt. J. L. Wright Jr. | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.30.2011

SENDAI AIRPORT, Japan – A few weeks ago, the third floor terminal of the Sendai International Airport was bustling with business. Now, nearly three weeks after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the area, it has become home for hundreds of service members working to clear debris and restore the airport as part of Operation Tomodachi.

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March 29, 2011

3rd MLG supports Operation Tomodachi

Story by Lance Cpl. Matthew Denny | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.29.2011

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan -- Marines with 3rd Marine Logistics Group combined forces with III Marine Expeditionary Brigade Aviation Command Element as an Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group to support Operation Tomodachi, March 29.

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General: Military taking precautions to protect troops from radiation

By Seth Robson
Stars and Stripes
Published: March 29, 2011

TOKYO, Japan — The U.S. military constantly is monitoring radiation levels in Sendai to ensure its troops are not receiving dangerous doses of radiation from the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, the commander of the American military effort said Monday night.

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March 28, 2011

USMC spirit fills Feeding America

3/28/2011 By Lance Cpl. Lisa M. Tourtelot , Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

SAN DIEGO — Marines from Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, helped Feeding America San Diego open its new warehouse March 25.

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Reserve Marines assist 1st MAW in support of Japan aid

Story by 2nd Lt. Lindsay Pirek | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.28.2011

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan – Marines from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 (VMGR-234), Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, the “Rangers,” assisted the Marines of III Marine Expeditionary Brigade Aviation Command Element in support of Operation Tomodachi here March 11-27.

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March 27, 2011

Isolated Island receives food, water, power with 31st MEU, PHIBRON 11 visit

3/27/2011 By Lance Cpl. Garry J. Welch , 31st MEU

OSHIMA, Japan — Two U.S. Navy landing craft carrying Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 11, as well as disaster relief supplies and Japanese electrical utility trucks, arrived in Oshima Island, March 27.

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HMM-265 Marines deliver relief supplies to areas inaccessible by road

Story by Cpl. Brandon Saunders | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.27.2011

ATSUGI, Japan – Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 continue to support flight missions during Operation Tomodachi transporting supplies to location inaccessible by road.

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Marines begin Operation Field Day

Courtesy Story | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.27.2011

EAST MATSUSHIMA, Japan -Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force transported supplies to Oshima Island near the city of Sendai March 27 for use in Operation Field Day, a clean-up project led by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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March 26, 2011

Marines provide showers for displaced residents

Courtesy Story | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.26.2011

EAST MATSUSHIMA, Japan - Marines and sailors attached to 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (Forward) moved equipment and personnel to the Ooshiro Community Center here today to install shower facilities for residents here who have been without heat and water in the aftermath of the devastating 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck mainland Japan on March 11.

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Marines in Sendai pushing for larger role in relief effort

By Travis J. Tritten
Stars and Stripes
Published: March 26, 2011

SENDAI, Japan — A group of excited young Japanese girls jumped and shouted to 1st Lt. Sean McMahon, “Sign it! Sign it!”

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31st MEU continues relief efforts in Japan

3/26/2011 By Cpl. Michael A. Bianco , 31st MEU

USS ESSEX, Off the coast of Japan — The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit continues relief efforts off the northeast coast of Honshu in support of Operation Tomodachi, March 25.

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March 25, 2011

Navy corpsman earns medal after actions in Afghanistan

By PATRICK DONOHUE
pdonohue@beaufortgazette.com
Published Friday, March 25, 2011

A corpsman at Naval Hospital Beaufort now has a prestigious combat decoration to commemorate his first patrol in Afghanistan.

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HASTs mission determines need

Courtesy Story | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.25.2011

Humanitarian Assistance Survey Teams, III Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), are in Japan to assist in planning humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations following the March 11 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

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Operation Tomodachi continues III MEF, MCBJ supporting relief efforts

3/25/2011 By Gunnery Sgt. Cindy Fisher , Marine Corps Bases Japan

OKINAWA, Japan — III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Bases Japan are continuing to actively provide support to Operation Tomodachi on mainland Japan.

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March 24, 2011

Marines Aid Secluded Japanese Towns

Residents Facing Freezing Temperatures

By Joshua Philipp
Epoch Times Staff
Created: Mar 24, 2011

Marine helicopters sweep along the coast of northern Japan in search of secluded towns and villages in need of aid. With residents lacking clean water and facing freezing temperatures at night, the Marine’s arrival in each area brings welcomed supplies to those left in the cold.

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Marines help clear out Sendai Airport after tsunami

By Travis J. Tritten
Stars and Stripes
Published: March 24, 2011

SENDAI, Japan — Tsuyoshi Sato stood at the Sendai Airport fuel farm Thursday evening as a crew of Marines used heavy chains and a military tow truck to pull a car from a one-story pile of debris.

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MWCS-18, HMM-265 support relief efforts

Courtesy Story | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.24.2011

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan - Marines assigned to Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force provided much-needed support to Marines and sailors, as well as Japanese counterparts in Sendai March 23.

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March 23, 2011

Injured girl helps Marines show compassionate side

By Gretel C. Kovach
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 5:27 p.m.

SANGIN, Afghanistan — The Afghan girl and her family met with the Marines in an empty concrete building strewn with trash, where the Americans could set their guns against the wall and remove their helmets.

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1st MAW aircraft carry cargo through elements

Courtesy Story | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.23.2011

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ASTUGI, Okinawa, Japan - KC-130 cargo aircraft from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152), Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, delivered 16,500 pounds of humanitarian aid/disaster relief supplies in nine sorties to airfields throughout Japan, March 22 during freezing temperatures.

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March 22, 2011

Marines rescue downed pilot after fighter jet crashes in Libya

3/22/2011 By Staff , Headquarters Marine Corps

ARLINGTON, Va. — Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit rescued a U.S. Air Force pilot downed in Libya March 22.

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31st MEU stays safe during relief mission

3/22/2011 By Lance Cpl. Garry J. Welch , 31st MEU

USS ESSEX AT SEA — As the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit helps conduct humanitarian assistance missions off the northeast coast of Japan as part of Operation Tomodachi, officials are careful to check equipment and personnel coming back to the ship for possible low-level radioactive contamination.

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III Marine Expeditionary Force supports Japan’s efforts to rebuild

Courtesy Story | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.22.2011

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP S.D. BUTLER, OKINAWA, Japan – Humanitarian Assistance Survey Teams made up of Marines and sailors from III Marine Expeditionary Force conducted surveys in the city of Higashimatsushima in Miyagi Prefecture, March 22, to determine the extent of damages from a tsunami that struck after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake March 11.

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Marines deliver relief supplies to Japanese affected by earthquake and tsunami

3/22/2011 By Lance Cpl. Garry J. Welch , 31st MEU

MIYAKO, Japan — As a group of 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters made their way along the northeast Japanese coast March 21, the destruction caused by the recent 9.0 earthquake and following tsunami became apparent.

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March 21, 2011

31ST MEU moves to the east coast of Japan, delivers aid via helo

3/21/2011 By Capt. Caleb Eames , 31st MEU

USS ESSEX, off the coast of Japan — The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 11, with a combined total of more than 4,000 Marines and Sailors, transited to the east coast of mainland Japan March 20.

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Operation Tomodachi continues: III MEF Marines, sailors continue supporting relief efforts in Japan

Story by Gunnery Sgt. Cindy Fisher | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.21.2011

OKINAWA, Japan - III Marine Expeditionary Force is continuing to actively provide support to Operation Tomodachi on mainland Japan.

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III Marine Expeditionary Force continues bilateral survey mission

Courtesy Story | 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs | Date: 03.21.2011

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP S.D. BUTLER, OKINAWA, Japan – Yesterday, Marines and sailors from III Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Humanitaraian Assistance Survey Teams conducted patrols in Matsushima and the Ofunato Port to determine the extent of damages from a tsunami that struck after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake March 11.

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March 20, 2011

1st Marine Aicraft Wing transports fuel to affected areas

Story by 2nd Lt. Lindsay Pirek | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.20.2011

NAVAL AIR STATION ATSUGI, Japan – Marines of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (forward), III Marine Expeditionary Force transported 76 barrels of kerosene, provided by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, in six CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters from Tagajo Fuel Depot near Sendai, Japan, March 19 to distribution points throughout areas affected by the earthquake and tsunam

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March 19, 2011

III Marine Expeditionary Force continues to provide aid to mainland Japan

Courtesy Story | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.19.2011

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP S.D. BUTLER, OKINAWA, Japan – III Marine Expeditionary Force aircraft and personnel continue to support relief efforts in Japan, moving personnel, supplies and equipment from Okinawa to mainland Japan, March 19.

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March 18, 2011

31ST MEU ARRIVES OFF THE WEST COAST OF JAPAN

3/18/2011 By Capt. Caleb D. Eames , 31st MEU

USS ESSEX, off the coast of Japan — The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 11, with a combined total of more than 4,000 Marines and Sailors, arrived off of the west coast of mainland Japan March 18, after a major earthquake and following tsunami caused extensive destruction to northeast Japan one week ago.

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March 17, 2011

31st MEU inserts to begin helping with Japan relief operations

3/17/2011 By Cpl. Michael A. Bianco, 31st MEU

SEA OF JAPAN — Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit left the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2) to establish a forward command center for the unit, March 17.

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III Marine Expeditionary Force continues to support relief effort

Courtesy Story | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.17.2011

OKINAWA, Japan - Marines stationed at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, departed today bound for Yamagata, Japan, in support of Operation Tomodachi.

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U.S. military delivers 40 tons of supplies to hardest-hit areas

By John Rabiroff
Stars and Stripes
Published: March 17, 2011

SEOUL — U.S. military personnel have delivered 40 tons of supplies to the hardest-hit areas of Japan, as humanitarian aid continues in the face of an ever-increasing threat from the failing Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant.

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March 16, 2011

Fuel shortage threatens to slow rescuers

By Charlie Reed
Stars and Stripes
Published: March 16, 2011

SENDAI, Japan — More than 4,000 tsunami survivors were still stranded along the pulverized coastline east of here Wednesday, and the region’s dwindling supply of gasoline began threatening rescue efforts and fueling a new sense of panic in the city.

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USMC survey teams deliver aid to Sendai

Courtesy Story | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 03.16.2011

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP S.D. BUTLER, OKINAWA, Japan – Humanitarian Assistance Survey Teams from III Marine Expeditionary Force surveyed heavily damaged areas today in Sendai, Japan, delivered much-needed water supplies and assisted the Government of Japan in coordinating relief efforts during Operation Tomodachi.

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March 14, 2011

31st MEU headed for Japan coast prepared to assist

3/14/2011 By Capt. Caleb D. Eames , 31st MEU

PHILIPPINE SEA — The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked aboard three ships of Amphibious Squadron 11, is heading towards the coast of mainland Japan and is expected to arrive March 16 in support of Operation Tomodachi, after a major earthquake and following tsunami Friday.

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March 13, 2011

Marines assist after disaster strikes Japan

Staff report
Posted : Sunday Mar 13, 2011 13:32:56 EDT

Marine forces in Japan are delivering food, water and other supplies to assist in disaster-relief efforts following the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region Friday.

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March 12, 2011

Marine saves three lives in Beaufort

Story by Pfc. Justin Boling | Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort | Date: 03.12.2011

Marines are taught in recruit training to overcome whatever fear could stop them from accomplishing the mission or saving a life.

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Japan-based Marines move to provide aid

Staff report
Posted : Saturday Mar 12, 2011 11:26:25 EST

Marine forces in Japan are readying aircraft and supplies to assist in disaster-relief efforts following the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region Friday, officials said in a news release.

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March 6, 2011

Tunisia Evacuation

Photos by Lance Cpl. Tammy Hineline | 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs | Date: 03.05.2011
Date Posted: 03.06.2011 15:17

Photos of the 26th MEU who were directed by the Department of Defense to help evacuate Egyptians, who fled to the Tunisian border from Libya, get back to Egypt.

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American spirit strong at Marine homecoming

Published: March 5, 2011
Updated: March 6, 2011 10:41 a.m.
BY DAVID WHITING
COLUMNIST
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
dwhiting@ocregister.com

It was, in the truest sense, a homecoming.

Six Marines. Nearly 500 miles hiked. And infinite love.

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March 1, 2011

Beyond Bullets: Female Marines Race To Win Over Afghan Women

March 2011

The Marine Corps deploys Female Engagement Teams to reach out to Afghan women to address their needs.

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February 24, 2011

SMP members visit local retirement home

2/24/2011 By Lance Cpl. Damien Gutierrez , Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The residents of Fairwinds–Ivey Ranch Retirement Community shared memories and laughs during dinner with sailors from Camp Pendleton’s Single Marine Program, Feb. 23.

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Operation Beckham kicks good will into action

Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:00 am
Lance Cpl. Clayton Vonderahe, 2nd Marine Division

It can be a very humbling experience to share your abundance with those less fortunate. That is precisely what the Marines of the Police Advisory Team, Regimental Combat Team 8, did. On Feb. 15, the PAT Marines along with the Afghan Uniformed Police patrolled through the city of Delaram, Afghanistan, to deliver toys to the children of the Delaram Boys School.

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February 23, 2011

Tracks tear up MCB Hawaii ponds for endangered birds: Environmental, AAVs team up for 29th annual Mud Ops

Story by Lance Cpl. Reece Lodder | Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay | Date: 02.23.2011

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii - The spinning tracks of amphibious assault vehicles pierced still waters and sent mud flying as they tore up the Nuupia Ponds Wildlife Management Area during the annual Mud Ops exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Feb. 22 to 24.

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Marines and sailors aided refugees for 38 days

FEBRUARY 23RD, 2011 POSTED BY DAN LAMOTHE

Sometimes, the tail end of a story gets forgotten. Such is the case with sailors and Marines who recently returned from a deployment with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, out of San Diego, Calif.

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February 7, 2011

Marine recruiter apprehends armed robber at local restaurant

2/7/2011 By Sgt. Melvin Lopez , 8th Marine Corps District

DESOTO, Texas —

A local Marine recruiter became a hero on the evening of Jan. 16, 2011 after he managed to nab an alleged thief who held up a Mexican restaurant where he was having dinner.

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February 4, 2011

Two Bridgeport Marines awarded Bronze Star

2/4/2011 By Lance Cpl. Sarah Anderson , Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

MARINE CORPS MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER BRIDGEPORT, Calif. — Established in 1944, the Bronze Star Medal is awarded to United States military members who set themselves apart by heroic acts in combat or meritorious achievements, not involving aerial flight.

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2 NC-based Marines to be honored with bronze stars

The Associated Press
Posted: Friday, Feb. 04, 2011

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. Two North Carolina-based Marines are being honored for their actions in Afghanistan.

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January 30, 2011

Marines, sailors provide emergency medical aid to hiker on Guatemalan volcano

1/30/2011 By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffery Tilghman Williams, High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) Public Affairs , Southern Partnership Station - 2011

SAN JUAN, Guatemala (NNS) —
Sailors and Marines supporting Southern Partnership Station (2011) in South America provided emergency medical assistance to a hiker on Pacaya Volcano, near San Juan, Jan. 30.

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January 26, 2011

2nd MAW commanding general hosts heroes dinner

1/26/2011 By Lance Cpl. Tyler J. Bolken , Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (Jan. 18, 2011) — Heroism is often the result of instinct, instilled in Marines from their creation by the intellectual branding of the heroic stories from the likes of Chesty Puller, Dan Daly and Jason Dunham. All of whom are etched in Marine Corps lore because of their unrivaled acts of courage and initiative.

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January 14, 2011

Marines aim to raise money by walking for upstart charity

By Tom Pfingsten - For the North County Times North County Times - The Californian | Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 12:00 am

CAMP PENDLETON ---- On Saturday, Feb. 12, Sgt. Dan Arcand and seven other Camp Pendleton Marines will take the literal first step in an upstart fundraising effort aimed at assisting service members wounded in combat.

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January 6, 2011

Pendleton Marines to hike from San Francisco to O.C. for the wounded

BY VIK JOLLY
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Published: Jan. 6, 2011

CAMP PENDLETON – About a dozen Pendleton Marines will hike from San Francisco to San Clemente over 22 days starting next month to raise money for wounded warriors and their families.

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December 27, 2010

Marines aid missionary injured in Baja accident

By Don Norcross
Monday, December 27, 2010 at 7:59 p.m.

With his brother in the passenger seat, James Lamb eased a minivan onto a bumpy dirt road on the outskirts of Ensenada. Lamb, 34, was leading volunteers from a Lincoln, Neb., church to perform missionary work.

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December 21, 2010

Paying it forward: ‘Kings of Battle’ Marines clean up homeless veterans shelter

Story by Lance Cpl. Reece Lodder | Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay | Date: 12.21.2010

WAIANAE, Hawaii -- Marines are imbued with a willingness to serve — from the time they swear an oath to defend their country to the time they join the fight overseas.

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December 15, 2010

Marines fly Santa, helpers to Arizona reservation

(AP) – 12.15.10

SUPAI, Ariz. (AP) — Children on the Havasupai reservation don't associate Santa Claus with a sleigh and flying reindeer.

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December 14, 2010

Pressing on with purpose: Marine firefighters hike Honolulu Marathon for second year, raise money for wounded warriors

Story by Lance Cpl. Reece Lodder | Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay | Date: 12.14.2010

HONOLULU — Under the auburn glow of Honolulu streetlights, eight Marines in boots and camouflage trousers donned packs chock-full of fluids, food and 65 pounds of gear, yet still swiftly moved to the Honolulu Marathon’s starting line.

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December 7, 2010

Marines work on forest roads

December 07, 2010 3:54 PM
By Drew C. Wilson
Havelock News

Any hunter knows how easy it is to get stuck on a muddy road deep in the Croatan National Forest after a hard rainfall.

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December 1, 2010

Angels by another name -- U.S. Marines -- save Lincoln man

By CINDY LANGE-KUBICK / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com | Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 8:00 am

James Lamb and his brother climbed into the minivan.

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November 10, 2010

Volunteer opportunities surpassed by Yuma Marines

11/10/2010 By Lance Cpl. Jakob Schulz, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. — The stations Single Marine Program’s shift last year emphasizing community service and volunteer work exceeded expectations for fiscal year 2010’s total volunteer hours.

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November 5, 2010

Toys For Tots Changes Lives: The Cpl Miller Story

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November, 2010

Families struggling with Christmas this year should know the United States Marine Corps remains "Always Faithful" and standing by ready to assist, with very few questions asked.

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November 4, 2010

Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for a reason

Story by Lance Cpl. Victor Barrera | Camp LeJeune Base Public Affairs | Date: 11.04.2010

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune will once again host the annual Polar Plunge at Onslow Beach, January 2011.

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November 1, 2010

Marine 'Gumps' Running Coast-To-Coast

Runners Arrived In Las Vegas On Monday

POSTED: 9:57 pm PDT November 1, 2010

LAS VEGAS -- Nearing the end of their journey, six Marines are passing through Las Vegas on their way to complete the Gumpathon, a two month long coast-to-coast run.

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October 28, 2010

Toys For Tots Campaign begins

10/28/2010 By Nathan L. Hanks Jr, Editor , Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. — Since 1947, Toys For Tots has helped underprivileged children throughout the United States by collecting new, unwrapped toys and distributing them as Christmas gifts.

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October 25, 2010

Troops deliver relief supplies to typhoon victims

By Erik Slavin
Stars and Stripes
Published: October 25, 2010

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — U.S. servicemembers helped deliver more than 170,000 pounds in supplies to victims of Typhoon Megi in the Philippines over the past few days, officials said Monday.

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October 19, 2010

Marines wash cars, raise money for families

By KRISTY CHU
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Oct. 19, 2010

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – A little rain didn't deter residents from bringing their cars, trucks and motorcycles to Santa Margarita Ford Sunday to be hand washed by a member of the city's adopted Marines battalion.

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October 8, 2010

Harrier squadron adopts Yuma elementary school

By Sarah Reed, Yuma Sun
Posted : Friday Oct 8, 2010

YUMA, Ariz. — Teacher-to-student ratios have been extremely high due to recent class size growth, which in turn decreases the amount of one-on-one time that instructors can spend with each child in their classroom.

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October 7, 2010

Air show makes wishes come true

10/7/2010 By Lance Cpl. Lisa M. Tourtelot , Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. — Thunder lit up the sky and rain poured down all morning, but nothing could dampen the mood of Make-A-Wish Day participants at the flight line here Sept. 30.

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October 2, 2010

Marine pilots work together to obtain mission accomplishment.

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs
Story by Capt. Paul Duncan
Date 10.01.2010
Date Posted: 10.02.2010 01:19

PANO AQILl, Pakistan - The Marine pilots of HMM-165 Reinforced, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and VMM-266, 26th MEU combine their unique capabilities to solve complex disaster relief issues in the southern province of Sindh, Pakistan.

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September 28, 2010

Marines Reach Milestone in Pakistan Disaster Relief

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs
Story by Capt. Paul Duncan
Date 09.28.2010

PANO AQIL, Pakistan – Marines and sailors of HMM-165 Reinforced, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and VMM-266, 26th MEU have reached another significant milestone today after delivering 1,545,260 pounds of relief supplies since their arrival in the southern province of Sindh, Pakistan.

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September 6, 2010

USS Peleliu Sends Relief Supplies Ashore in Pakistan

USS Peleliu (LHA 5)
Courtesy Story
By Petty Officer 1st Class R. David Valdez
Date09.06.2010

USS PELELIU, At Sea— Helicopters from USS Peleliu and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began delivering humanitarian aid supplies to the government of Pakistan, Sept. 6, as part of ongoing American support to provide relief to flood victims.

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September 4, 2010

Pakistan relief ops could last for months

By Dan Lamothe - Staff writer
Posted : Saturday Sep 4, 2010 17:11:10 EDT

Marine operations in Pakistan were slated to last just one to two months, but Marines could now stay there for up to four, a top officer overseeing Marine deployments said.

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September 3, 2010

Navy, Marine Corps Team Moves to Southern Pakistan

Story Number: NNS100903-07
Release Date: 9/3/2010 11:25:00 AM
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) R. David Valdez, Commander, Amphibious Squadron 3 Public Affairs

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team, partnering with the Pakistani government, is moving from Ghazi to a southern location at Pano Aqil Air Base, near Sukkur, Pakistan, to support relief operations as flood waters move south.

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August 12, 2010

Peleliu Helicopters Launch for Pakistan Relief

By Navy Lt. j.g. Beth Gauck
Amphibious Squadron 3

INDIAN OCEAN, Aug. 12, 2010 – Two Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit launched from the flight deck of the Navy amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu today as part of the continued U.S. humanitarian assistance to Pakistan in support of flood relief from a recent monsoon.

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3rd Intel Battalion runs for injured Marines

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08.12.2010

What began as a conversation topic after physical training one morning between the Marines of 3rd Intelligence Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, has become a 235-mile run around the perimeter of Okinawa, starting and ending at Peace Prayer Park at the southern end of the island.

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August 11, 2010

USS Peleliu to Provide Helos for Pakistan Relief

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 11, 2010 – The USS Peleliu will provide helicopter capabilities to aid Pakistan as the government there works to combat floods that are affecting 14 million people.

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Marines, sailor save severely burned Afghan boy

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd) Public Affairs
Courtesy Story
Date08.11.2010
Location:AF

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – An Afghan gentleman begged a squad of Marines, out for a routine visit to a village in southern Afghanistan, to come to his nephew’s rescue. They entered the man’s compound and found a 10-year-old boy curled up in pain from severe burns over his back. This was a whole new mission for a group of warriors who normally spend their days training Afghanistan national security forces across the region.

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USS Peleliu to Provide Helos for Pakistan Relief

USS Peleliu to Provide Helos for Pakistan Relief

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 11, 2010 – The USS Peleliu will provide helicopter capabilities to aid Pakistan as the government there works to combat floods that are affecting 14 million people.

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August 10, 2010

26th MEU Marine saves teen

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A Marine with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit saved the life of a teenager who drifted more than 100 yards off the pier at North Topsail Beach Saturday Aug. 7, 2010, according to the North Topsail Beach Police Department.

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August 4, 2010

Marine engineers repair school, provide facility for Mozambican youth

MOAMBA, Mozambique — Trash riddles the compound where the two grimy, aging cinder-block buildings stand. The ground is covered with pieces of broken glass that seem even more abundant than the particles of dust in the air - not the ideal setting one might imagine for the education and development of a country’s youth.

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July 4, 2010

Marine tests limits to honor friend

50-mile run raised money for fallen Army sergeant's son

Under a red tent on the lawn of Community Bank on North Highland Avenue late Saturday morning, P.J. Kellogg was finishing a banana with an IV in his arm and his legs from his knees down planted in a cooler filled with water.

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June 27, 2010

Newest courage-themed strip to be released July

Series illustrates medal citations in graphic-novel style

By James K. Sanborn - Staff writer
Posted : Sunday Jun 27, 2010 8:36:25 EDT

The newest series features Cpl. Jonathan Yale and Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, who died in Ramadi, Iraq, after defending their post against a suicide bomber on April 22, 2008. They each posthumously received the Navy Cross for their actions.

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June 24, 2010

Marine from Sutter a hero in Afghan war

When his U.S. Marines unit participated in an operation to take back the Afghanistan town of Marjah earlier this year from the Taliban, Sutter native Wesley Slattery thought it was the hairiest operation he'd encounter during his deployment.

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June 22, 2010

Marine awarded for stopping purse snatching

The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Jun 22, 2010 7:09:20 EDT

JACKSONVILE, N.C. — A North Carolina Marine who prevented a purse snatching is being recognized.

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May 7, 2010

Boston beach to be stormed by Marines

BOSTON —

The Marines are planning a full on assault at Carson Beach May 8.
They will be combining their combat elements from the air and on the ground when storming the South Boston waterfront, just to show the city how strong their force is when flexing their muscle.

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May 5, 2010

Volunteers bridge a generational gap

BOSTON —

The New England Center for Homeless Veterans received a helping hand as part of Marine Week Boston’s community outreach program this week.

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Marines paint mural, display Corps to Boston

Bostonians driving past Marines painting a mural showcasing the Corps’ proud values displayed their support by waving, honking and shouting motivation toward the Marines at an intersection in Hyde Park, May 5.

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Marines assist Habitat for Humanity’s mission in Boston

BOSTON —

If there’s one thing Marines are no stranger of, it’s a “working party.”

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May 4, 2010

2nd MAW Band visits Louisville Ky. for Derby Week

Thousands of spectators cheered as a few dozen Marines marched down Broadway in Louisville, Ky., April 29.

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May 3, 2010

Marines support reservoir cleanup during water emergency

BOSTON —

A ruptured water main in the city Saturday evening shutdown all drinking water in the Boston Metropolitan area, causing city officials to reactivate Chestnut Hill Reservoir as an emergency backup supply of water.

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April 17, 2010

Marine’s running marathon to honor his fallen friend

Marine Maj. Gus Biggio will run 26.2 miles in Monday’s Boston Marathon with a friend.

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April 10, 2010

Marine helps save couple after hippo attack

Corporal: ‘Any Marine would have done the same thing’

By James K. Sanborn - Staff writer
Posted : Saturday Apr 10, 2010 9:03:00 EDT

Hippopotamus attacks aren’t covered during standard Marine training, but that didn’t stop one corporal from rushing to the aid of a married couple while on safari in Zimbabwe after their inflatable canoe was flipped and the husband mauled.

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March 24, 2010

Heroics illustrated, comic-book style

By James K. Sanborn - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Mar 24, 2010 16:57:18 EDT

Blazing guns, explosions, epic battles and superheroes are common elements of most action comics. But in a new comic series debuting this month in Marines Magazine, the heroes are Marines, and the stories of combat are unembellished, real-life accounts of how they earned valor awards.

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February 24, 2010

Camp Lejeune Marines Continue Their Work In Haiti

Marines from Camp Lejeune remain in Haiti, some 6 weeks after the devastating earthquake.

Officials on the ground say the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is not just handing out aid, but is helping to unite the people and governments of Haiti with non-governmental organizations and international aid workers.

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February 14, 2010

Navy Corpsmen Save Injured Afghan Girl in Marjah

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – When a 4-year-old Afghan girl named Azerha was struck by shrapnel Feb. 10, her brother Quassiam did the only thing he could think of – approach a group of armed Marines miles away and ask for medical assistance.

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February 2, 2010

Service Members Save Afghan Lives With Blood Drive

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – When five injured Afghans needed medical attention, Marines and sailors from 1st Medical Battalion, Regimental Combat 7, came to their rescue.

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January 23, 2010

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit off the coast of Haiti, ready to assist relief efforts

ABOARD USS NASSAU — The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is off the coast of Haiti Jan. 23 staged to support ongoing relief efforts in Haiti after a 7.0 earthquake devastated the country last week.

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January 21, 2010

MEU Diverted to Haiti From Afghanistan

FORT BRAGG, N.C. --- The Pentagon announced Wednesday that it would send a second Marine unit to Haiti to support what has become an expanding relief effort for the Defense Department, deepening the American military’s role there.

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January 20, 2010

Gators deliver Marines, aid to Haiti

By Mark D. Faram - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Jan 20, 2010 9:41:46 EST

LEOGANE, Haiti — About 120 Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, landed via helicopters in Haiti on Tuesday morning, securing a landing zone and a water distribution point in this town west of Port-au-Prince.

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Nassau ARG, 24th MEU, tapped for Haiti

By Philip Ewing - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Jan 20, 2010 9:35:48 EST

The Nassau Amphibious Ready Group, carrying the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is being diverted from its scheduled deployment to the Middle East and is instead heading to Haiti for relief operations, the Navy said Wednesday morning.

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January 19, 2010

22nd MEU, Bataan Amphibious Ready Group arrive off Haiti Coast

The ships of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and embarked elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived off the coast of Haiti Monday to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief for earthquake survivors and bolster relief operations already underway in support of Operation Unified Response.

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January 14, 2010

Conway: 22nd MEU tapped for earthquake relief

By Dan Lamothe and Amy McCullough - Staff writers
Posted : Thursday Jan 14, 2010 10:56:00 EST

The Marine Corps will send the North Carolina-based 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit to earthquake-ravaged Haiti as part of an extensive U.S. relief plan for the island nation, the service’s top officer said Thursday.

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22nd MEU deploys in support of Haiti relief effort

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is deploying to Haiti to assist in disaster relief efforts in the wake of an earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation January 12.

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January 13, 2010

24th MEU awaits call to assist in Haiti

Troops from Camp Lejeune’s 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit may be called to Haiti to assist in disaster relief efforts, as base officials report that all units are at the ready and waiting for word from the commander-in-chief about upcoming missions.

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December 3, 2009

In Taliban stronghold, U.S. medics win friends for Marines

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HASSANABAD, Afghanistan -- In the middle of a foot patrol Saturday through what may be the most dangerous part of the most dangerous province in Afghanistan for U.S. troops, Staff Sgt. John Nickerson peered through the scope of his assault rifle at a group of Afghan men who were rolling a wheelbarrow toward him.

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October 22, 2009

Landslide - Marines bring relief

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines — Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit traveled to Baguio City, Philippines, to deliver food and clothing to landslide victims Oct. 4.

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October 20, 2009

Red Patchers, Dragons provide essential assets

USS DENVER AT SEA, (Oct. 20, 2009) – — A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter hovers 20-feet above the ground, as Marines below link it to a cargo net filled with relief supplies. A signalman from Landing Support Platoon (LS Plt.) gestures to the pilot and the helicopter takes off baring the 14,000-pound load.

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October 16, 2009

Civil Affairs Marines Turn Attention to Improving Local Schoolhouse

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Civil Affairs Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 3, visited a local school here, Oct. 8, to talk with teachers about refurbishing their schoolhouse.

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October 2, 2009

Marines, Sailors Bring Aid to Philippines

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Japan, Oct. 2, 2009 – The U.S. military is providing critically needed disaster-relief supplies to mitigate suffering and prevent further loss of life in the wake of Tropical Storm Ketsana, which struck the Philippines on Sept. 25.

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October 1, 2009

Humble hero earns bronze star

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Bullets were spraying down range at Gunnery Sgt. Christopher J. Clookey and his platoon during spring 2008 in Afghanistan. With a wounded Marine needing helicopter evacuation, Clookey purposely exposed himself to enemy fire in order to locate the direction of their fire. After pinpointing the enemy, he led his Marines to destroy the opposing force’s position. Afterward, Clookey was able to mark the landing zone to evacuate the injured Marine and save his life.

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Marines save elderly man in car accident

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — When Staff Sgt. Chavis P. Bowers began his morning commute Sept. 22, he had no idea just how important his combat lifesaver training would be that day.

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September 19, 2009

Viper Pilot Earns Distinguished Flying Cross

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand Province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – A Marine with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, nicknamed the Vipers, recently received one of the highest honors of a Marine aviator for acts of heroism during Operating Iraqi Freedom.

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September 12, 2009

54 Hours of Valor: female Marine awarded Combat V

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII —
First Lt. Rebecca M. Turpin received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device at Combat Logistics Battalion 3’s Warriors’ Field Sept. 4, for her actions under enemy fire during the battalion’s last deployment to Afghanistan from October 2008 to May 2009.

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September 5, 2009

Joint team to relocate entire Alaskan town

Staff report
Posted : Saturday Sep 5, 2009 8:52:35 EDT

The town of Newtok, Alaska — population 350 — is sinking. Rising Arctic temperatures mean the nearby Ninglick River is growing, the permafrost on which the town stands is melting, and the tiny village doesn’t have much time left.

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July 10, 2009

MWTC Marines make a dream come true

BRIDGEPORT, Calif. — For as long as anyone who knows him can remember, Alex Saldivar has been fascinated by the Marine Corps. The slight framed 14-year-old who grew up in Bridgeport, Calif., watching Marines come and go is Autistic and suffers from Bipolar Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder—a combination of disabilities which mean his dream was destined to remain just beyond his grasp.

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July 5, 2009

SOI instructors recognized for saving students

By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Sunday Jul 5, 2009 8:49:03 EDT

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — In nearly identical incidents seven weeks apart, quick thinking by two Marine combat instructors prevented likely catastrophic injuries when fragmentation grenades tossed by two students didn’t clear a wall.

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June 22, 2009

From country roots to combat boots, Marine sings his patriotism

CAMP AL TAQADDUM, Iraq — Sittin’ in the desert, a thousand miles away from home, Lance Cpl. Stephen D. Davis, an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, thinks about his lifetime and all the songs he wrote.

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June 12, 2009

Lionesses work to improve community in local Iraq city

CAMP KOREAN VILLAGE, Iraq —
Female Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 7, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), have been participating in civil affairs missions with the Civil Affairs Group 10, 2nd Marine Division for approximately three months in various cities surrounding Camp Korean Village, Iraq

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May 13, 2009

Marine receives rare opportunity

CHICAGO — Lance Cpl. Sean R. Padfield, hardly ever gets the chance to show his family what he does in the Marine Corps. With Marine Week Chicago in full swing he’s taking advantage of the opportunity, including a static display at Sears Holdings today.

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Local JROTC students attend Battle Color Detachment performance

CHICAGO — Approximately 1000 people, including 800 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps’ cadets from the local area attended one of two performances by “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Platoon at the historic Soldier Field Wednesday despite overcast skies and rain.

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Giving back to the community one ‘cornerstone’ at a time

CHICAGO —
About 25 Marines, many from the Chicago-based 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines—a reserve infantry battalion — joined other volunteers at the Cornerstone Community Center in Chicago to help feed the needy and clean-up the facility today

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Concert unites local Marine community

CHICAGO — Electricity filled the air as the eager crowd of hundreds waited with anticipation for the United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment to begin their performance at Oak Park & River Forest High School, Oak Park, Ill., yesterday evening as part of Marine Week Chicago.

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High ranking officers talk, answer questions at local university

CHICAGO —
In a sun-lit room of the Ida Ndyes Study Lounge in the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, three Marine Corps general officers held a panel in front of students and faculty members yesterday afternoon as part of Marine Week Chicago.

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May 12, 2009

MV-22 Osprey in full flight in ‘Windy City’

CHICAGO —
The Marine Corps provided some local news reporters with the chance of a lifetime today allowing them to fly in a MV-22 Osprey.

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Party of five rocks West Side Chicago high school music class

CHICAGO —
A brass quintet with the Twentynine Palms Marine Band shared their music knowledge and answered questions about opportunities in the Marine Corps as musicians after performing at Roberto Clemente High School here today.

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Marines trade marksmanship tactics with Chicago Police Department

Marine combat marksmanship instructors from Weapons Training Battalion in Quantico, Va., trained with city police officers in tactical and pistol marksmanship at the Chicago Police Education and Training Academy here Tuesday.

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May 11, 2009

Iraqi ballots honor fallen Marines

Hickory resident provides another memory for Gold Star families

HICKORY - Russ Meade knows the power of a ballot.

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May 8, 2009

'Little Warriors' Surf Camp to Host 100 Military Children

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2009 – Surfs up! Military children of wounded or fallen servicemembers will be able to catch their first wave this summer, thanks to Freedom Is Not Free, a California-based troop-support group.

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April 3, 2009

Marines help Korean War vet raise flag

JOSHUA TREE — Korean War veteran and Navy Cross recipient Richard Blasongame raised his American flag on a sturdy new pole Wednesday thanks to help from the United States Marines and some clandestine calls by a fellow veteran.

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March 31, 2009

Marines and Sailors Volunteer at Children’s Center

MANAMA, Bahrain – Marines and Sailors assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (BOXARG) spent the day playing with children from the Alia School for Early Intervention in Bahrain March, 24.

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March 8, 2009

Good Samaritans Pull Crash Victims from Wreckage

Federal investigators began going through the wreckage Sunday of a small plane that crashed at a Marine Corps base, injuring the three men aboard.

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March 6, 2009

Sailors, Marines from USS Iwo Jima clean up Sicilian oprphanage

SIGONELLA, Sicily — Sailors from USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit volunteered to clean up the Cassa Della Beneficenza Orphanage March 5 in Floridia, Sicily.

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February 27, 2009

Lejeune petty officer receives Silver Star

The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Feb 27, 2009 10:45:51 EST

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A Navy medic has received the Silver Star medal for heroic action during an ambush on a foot patrol in Afghanistan.

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February 13, 2009

Volunteers Work to Build New Playground in 3 Days

The pressure is on for hundreds of volunteers who plan to build a playground in four days.
The Marines have landed at Aikahi Playground, some 360 of them from Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe, to help with an ambitious task; start building a playground Friday and finish it by Monday.

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February 6, 2009

Toys for Tots Successful Despite Slow Economy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2009 – Sixteen million new toys were distributed to 7.6 million children over the Christmas holiday through the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

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November 10, 2008

Marines save the day in Orange County fire

(11-10) 04:00 PST Lake Forest, Orange County -- A half-dozen off-duty Marines who raced through a burning motel on Sunday warning sleeping guests that it was on fire were hailed as lifesaving heroes.

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November 9, 2008

Fast-acting Marines save lives in motel fire

Blaze destroys Americas Best Value Inn in Lake Forest.

LAKE FOREST - Residents of a Lake Forest motel are crediting six on-leave Camp Pendleton Marines with saving their lives when a fire broke out Sunday in the motel.

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Marines Credited With Rescue at California Motel Fire

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — A half-dozen off-duty Marines who raced through a burning motel on Sunday warning sleeping guests that it was on fire were hailed as lifesaving heroes.

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October 23, 2008

Virginia Marine running in honor of fallen Bensenville comrade

In a few short weeks, U.S. Marine Dawid Pietrek was supposed to be coming home after his tour overseas ended.

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October 21, 2008

Marching to the ‘sound of the guns’ – more Marines deploy to Afghanistan

CAMP BARBER, Afghanistan – When it was announced that more Marines were needed to support Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment in Afghanistan, close to 300 Marines raised their hands and volunteered.

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October 17, 2008

Annual Toys for Tots Campaign Kicks Off

Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced the launch of its "Make A Difference" campaign to support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation's annual toy drive.

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August 29, 2008

Corpsman saves lives on the way home

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. —
Marines and corpsman have fought battles, trained, played and saved lives together since the establishment of the Navy Hospital Corps in 1898. This rapport was proven yet again on the morning of July 15.

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July 9, 2008

Marine ends prisoner's escape

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (July 9, 2008) — A North Carolina based Marine was awarded a Navy Commendation Medal here July 9 for his actions in apprehending a prisoner who escaped from an Ozark County, Mo., courthouse June 10.

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June 25, 2008

Marines bridge the gap

New River sandbars offer good raft training

There's more than one way to cross a river.

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June 13, 2008

3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade showcases helicopter relief capabilities

U-TAPAO ROYAL THAI AIRFIELD, Thailand — — Using C-130 aircrafts, the U.S. Marine Corps has continued to send relief supplies to Burma in the wake of Cyclone Nargis, a storm that ravaged the country May 3 killing thousands and destroying crops and infrastructure.
However, many of the supplies can not make it to areas severely affected due to impassable roadways.

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June 11, 2008

Marines, Ind. Nat'l Guard fight back storm waters, help save local town

ELNORA, Ind. — Approximately 140 Marines and sailors from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit were called into action here after state and local agencies requested their assistance to fortify a levee in imminent danger of being overrun by the floodwaters which have devastated the area.

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May 13, 2008

US Navy ships move closer to Myanmar, ready to help if asked: commander

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Three U.S. Navy ships are sailing toward Myanmar, ready to deliver aid to cyclone victims if the country's military rulers allow it, a top American commander said Monday.

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May 12, 2008

31st MEU arrives in Thailand for Cobra Gold

Staff report
Posted : Monday May 12, 2008 8:09:32 EDT

Marines and sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived off the coast of southern Thailand on Thursday to participate in Cobra Gold 2008, a multinational exercise focusing on regional cooperation and humanitarian assistance projects.

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May 9, 2008

US official: 1 shipment to be allowed to Myanmar

WASHINGTON - The governing military junta in Myanmar has agreed to allow a single U.S. cargo aircraft to bring in relief supplies for victims of a devastating cyclone, the Bush administration said Friday.

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May 8, 2008

Myanmar junta accept aid, not aid workers

Military regime allows in supplies, but visas stalled for relief workers

YANGON, Myanmar - After snubbing a U.S. aid offer, Myanmar indicated Friday that it wants foreign relief to help recover from a devastating cyclone but not foreign workers.

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Pentagon proceeding cautiously on potential aid drop

WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday the U.S. military was stepping up preparations for a relief mission in Myanmar, but he said he couldn't imagine air dropping aid without permission from the closed regime.

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31st MEU may assist in cyclone relief

By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday May 8, 2008 7:35:15 EDT

President Bush on Tuesday urged the military junta leaders in Myanmar to accept assistance from U.S. Navy ships and Marine forces in the region poised to help the nation recover from a devastating cyclone.

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May 7, 2008

Marines help out on home front

Troops repair vacant public housing units in effort 'to give back'

Some 90 Marines took a break from weapons and combat training yesterday to pick up mops, paintbrushes, sponges and Spackle as they refurbished 30 vacant public housing units.

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U.S. navy ready to help cyclone-ravaged Myanmar

WASHINGTON, May 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Navy ships are standing by off Thailand awaiting permission to join relief efforts in cyclone-hit Myanmar, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

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May 6, 2008

US ships standing by for Myanmar relief: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US Navy ships, including an amphibious assault ship with helicopters and US marines, are standing by off Thailand awaiting permission to join relief efforts in cyclone-hit Myanmar, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

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US leads pressure on Myanmar to allow in disaster relief

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US and Australia led international calls Tuesday for the military junta in Myanmar to ease entry restrictions to allow disaster relief to reach the cyclone-hit country.

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April 15, 2008

31st MEU Marines, Australian Soldiers work to shelter education

FATULIA, Timor-Leste — Though food, cloths and shelter are known as the three essentials, education is a top priority. Killing two birds with one stone is always better, so when building a school and replacing the roof on another provides the shelter needed to harbor long lasting education, there are few operations more important.

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April 14, 2008

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrives in Timor-Leste to spread goodwill

CAMP CHAUVEL, Timor Leste —
CAMP CHAUVEL, Timor Leste — More than 100 Marines and sailors from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) between April 12-14, to participate in a ten-day multiple site medical, dental and engineering civic assistance project and community relations event throughout the country.

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April 1, 2008

UPS, Marines begin year-round Toys for Tots Literacy Program

The UPS Store in Sehome Village has teamed up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to announce its first yearround initiative, the Toys for Tots Literacy Program.

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March 25, 2008

Sea-based Marines deliver humanitarian supplies to Liberians

MONROVIA, Liberia — The streets were lined with hundreds of smiling faces and thumbs-up signs. Happy shouts of "Marines!" were directed towards a humanitarian assistance convoy of two seven-ton trucks and several humvees laden with thousands of dollars worth of hospital and school supplies making their way slowly through the city of Monrovia, Liberia.

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March 19, 2008

USS Tarawa Hosts Bone Marrow Drive

PERSIAN GULF - Amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) set a new bone marrow drive record for the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program March 11 through 17.

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March 9, 2008

Corpsman committed to serving others

AKASHAT, Iraq (March 9, 2008) -- A little Iraqi girl cried from the pain caused by chemical burns from an accident in her home that covered her chest, shoulder and the left side of her face.

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February 25, 2008

Marine donates kidney to man he barely knew

By Dan Lamothe - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Feb 25, 2008 10:01:32 EST

Staff Sgt. Darren Smiley was sitting at Thanksgiving dinner in 2006 when he made a decision: He needed to see if he could help a man he barely knew by giving up a kidney.

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February 14, 2008

Nominate your everyday hero

If you know someone who is committed 24/7, here is your chance to nominate them to receive the Military Times’ Service Member of the Year Award. Previous winners have cited their award as one of the highlights of their military career or some such copy to be inserted here by marketing.

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January 30, 2008

Young Iraqi Girl Receives Heart Surgery because of Alabama Marines

Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- Brianne Staub will never forget when she first heard the story.

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December 20, 2007

Marines Toys for Tots Website now Features Free eCards that Contribute Cash

PORT CHESTER, N.Y., Dec 20, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- With more than 1 million visitors expected at http://www.toysfortots.org/ this December, they will now see free Month2Month.com eCards as a major sponsor along side Best Buy, Coca Cola and Toys R' Us. When these eCards are sent and received, it triggers a cash contribution to Toys for Tots.

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Marines help grant Christmas wishes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 20, 2007) -- Five Marines from Combat Instructor Company gave up their weekend liberty Sunday to spread holiday cheer and show Marine Corps support to a special group of kids and their families at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

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December 12, 2007

2nd MLG Sailors spread Chirstmas cheer

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Dec. 12, 2007) -- The holiday season is a time of giving for 2nd Medical Battalion, who kicked their season off spreading Christmas cheer.

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December 7, 2007

Recon plays key role in humanitarian relief

BAY OF BENGAL, Bangladesh (Dec. 7, 2007) -- Reconnaissance Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) used their unique skills to help bring food, water and basic medical treatment to thousands of Bangladeshis during humanitarian assistance and relief efforts here this week.

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60th Toys for Tots campaign takes spin in Iwakuni

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan (Dec. 7, 2007) -- The throaty rumble of more than 130 motorcycles paraded through the air station with toys fastened to their storage racks to be delivered at the 60th annual Toys for Tots campaign kickoff at the Hornet’s Nest here Sunday morning.

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December 6, 2007

US Navy relief efforts in aftermath of Bangladesh cyclone end, but civilian aid goes on

ABOARD USS TARAWA, Bangladesh: U.S. military help in relief operations in cyclone-battered Bangladesh ended Thursday but civilian efforts will continue, officials from the two countries said.

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Liaison officers clear obstacles in Bangladesh disaster relief

KAALAPARA, Bangladesh(Dec. 6, 2007) -- By working together liaison officers from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Goup 3 and Bangladesh Army Medical Corps are making Operation Sea Angel II a success.

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December 5, 2007

USS Tarawa and 11th MEU Provide Medical Aid to Bangladesh Residents

USS TARAWA, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) provided medical aid on Dec. 4 in Bangladesh for those affected by the recent cyclone.

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November 27, 2007

3rd MEB arrives in Bangladesh to aid Sidr victims

DHAKA, Bangladesh (Nov. 27, 2007) -- The 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade staff arrived here Nov. 23 to begin leading U.S. military relief efforts in the wake of Cyclone Sidr, which ravaged the country’s southern coast Nov. 15.

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November 24, 2007

22nd MEU (SOC) kicks off Bangladesh humanitarian relief efforts

ABOARD USS KEARSARGE (Nov. 24, 2007) -- On Nov. 15, Tropical Cyclone Sidr ripped across the coast of Bangladesh, killed over 3,000 people, left several hundred thousand people homeless, and ravaged the local crops and infrastructure. In response to the government of Bangladesh’s request for assistance, elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) embarked aboard USS Kearsarge traveled approximately 3,500 statute miles from the Sea of Bengal and is now providing disaster relief to the region.

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November 23, 2007

Department of Defense to Provide Humanitarian Assistance to Bangladesh

In support of the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Relief, and in cooperation with the humanitarian community and Bangladesh government, U.S. Pacific Command is providing additional humanitarian assistance to reduce further loss of life and mitigate human suffering resulting from Tropical Cyclone Sidr that recently swept through Bangladesh causing massive flooding and infrastructure damage.

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US marines join cyclone aid effort in Bangladesh

DHAKA (AFP) — US marines arrived to bolster relief efforts in Bangladesh on Friday as concerns mounted for survivors of killer Cyclone Sidr which devastated the disaster-prone nation more than a week ago.

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U.S. Marines Join Cyclone Relief Ops in Bangladesh

U.S. Marines have begun to help survivors of a killer cyclone in Bangladesh which has left thousands without adequate food and clean drinking water, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said Nov. 23.

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Department of Defense to Provide Humanitarian Assistance to Bangladesh

In support of the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Relief, and in cooperation with the humanitarian community and Bangladesh government, U.S. Pacific Command is providing additional humanitarian assistance to reduce further loss of life and mitigate human suffering resulting from Tropical Cyclone Sidr that recently swept through Bangladesh causing massive flooding and infrastructure damage.

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Marines Deliver Water to Cyclone-Stricken Bangladesh

A pair of Marine helicopters lifted from the USS Kearsarge flight deck today with loads of bottled water, marking the first delivery of U.S. military aid to the storm-battered nation of Bangladesh.

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November 21, 2007

Okinawa Marines to assess deadly cyclone damage

By Bryce S. Dubee, Stars and Stripes
Pacific edition, Wednesday, November 21, 2007

U.S. Pacific Command has sent a 23-man Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team from the III Marine Expeditionary Force on Okinawa to the southern coast of Bangladesh after a powerful cyclone struck the region, according to a III MEF/Marine Corps Bases Japan press release.

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November 20, 2007

U.S. Troops Stand Ready for Bangladesh Cyclone Relief

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2007 – If asked, American troops stand ready to help the victims of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh, Pentagon officials said today.

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US navy sends marines, helicopters to Bangladesh disaster

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Two US amphibious assault ships are bringing nearly 3,500 marines and more than 30 helicopters to help with relief efforts in Bangladesh, US military officials said Tuesday.

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November 17, 2007

US ships on way to provide relief for cyclone-hit Bangladesh

Washington / Dhaka, Nov 17 (ANI): Two US Navy amphibious assault ships are on their way to Bangladesh to help authorities in relief and rescue operations after the powerful Cyclone Sidr lashed the country’s south and south-western regions on Thursday night.

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November 2, 2007

Toys for Tots program expands giving boundaries

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan (Nov. 2, 2007) -- Coordinators and volunteers with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program on Okinawa will be working overtime during the holiday season to extend the reach of the 60-year-old charity in the region.

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November 1, 2007

Marines to Train for Calif. Wildfires

LOS ANGELES —
The U.S. Marines agreed Thursday to train with state firefighters, in a move that could get more water-dropping helicopters into the air when wildfires break out.

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October 25, 2007

Camp Pendleton Marines aid in California wildfire relief

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2007) -- Marines here joined disaster-relief efforts for California wildfires Monday night by supplying food, water and hundreds of cots to residents on the base and in surrounding communities.

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September 21, 2007

Recalls take toys from tots in Wyoming

By Michael Hoffman - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Sep 21, 2007 6:05:15 EDT

One Marine Corps League detachment is changing its game plan this holiday season after popular toy makers such as Mattel and Fisher Price recalled more than 10 million toys manufactured in China.

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July 12, 2007

Fuji Marines, sailors continue relationship with local orphanage

CAMP FUJI, Japan (July 12, 2007) -- Since he was four-years-old, Akira Tanaka has visited the Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji to interact with the Marines and sailors here, who he said he likes to call his family.

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July 3, 2007

Spirit honors go to Marines with toys

Ten-year supporter Jerry Turner hails it as "one of the most amazing nonprofit organizations in existence." More than 10,000 children in the Tennessee Valley know it as Santa Claus every Dec. 25.

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July 1, 2007

Soldiers, Marines pour their hearts into helping local Iraqi boys

AL TAQADDUM, Iraq (July 1, 2007) -- In the United States things can be relatively simple. If someone is ill, he goes to the doctor. If a person is very ill, then they go to the hospital.

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June 15, 2007

Marines share fitness, health tips with local elementary schools

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (June 15, 2007) -- Students at Bayview Terrace Elementary held a Military Appreciation Field Day June 1, where they learned the importance of proper nutrition and fitness.

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Our supply in short supply; Blood Program officials urge service members to donate

CAMP LESTER, Okinawa (June 15, 2007) -- Officials with the Armed Service Blood Program are looking for donors to contribute blood to bolster their depleting supply.

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June 12, 2007

Tortuga enhances community relations in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia – Sailors aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and embarked Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) took a different kind of off-ship liberty June 7, during their four-day port visit to Brisbane, Australia.

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June 9, 2007

Task Force 24 reaches out to Chilean needy

CIFUNCHO, Chile (June 9, 2007) -- Building cooperation and support through humanitarian missions as well as training, Marines of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 24 joined Chilean counterparts in distributing donated items to the needy this week.

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May 23, 2007

Joint Effort to Repair School Library; Troops volunteer their time, equipment and expertise for local children.

DOUDA VILLAGE, Djibouti, May 21, 2007 — The Douda village primary school received some help recently when members from Camp Lemonier helped repair the school’s library.

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May 20, 2007

Marines, Iraqi Police spread goodwill, soccer balls to Iraqi school

FALLUJAH, Iraq(May 20, 2007) -- Children crowded the doorways to their classrooms May 16, eager to catch a glimpse of Marines and Iraqi Police, their latest visitors during a visit to their school.

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May 8, 2007

Marine Drowns Saving 2 Boys Off North Carolina Beach

ALMA, Mich. — A U.S. Marine drowned after saving two children who were swimming off Atlantic Beach in North Carolina, the military said.

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February 22, 2007

Marines sink toes into gift. A San Clemente company donates hundreds of pairs of sandals to thank the troops.

CAMP PENDLETON – More than 300 Marines with the 1st Battalion, 11th Marines at Camp Pendleton stuck their toes into new leather sandals on Wednesday, courtesy of Rainbow Sandals.

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February 2, 2007

Sharing their skills, 20 Marine volunteers help get Habitat project back on schedule

ESCONDIDO – A popular bumper sticker emblazoned with the Marine Corps emblem reads: “When it absolutely, positively has to be destroyed overnight.”

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January 5, 2007

Local Marines Send Medical Supplies To Iraq

GRAND RAPIDS — More than two hundred boxes filled the auditorium of the Marine Reserve Center of Grand Rapids today.

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The Girl, the Grunt, the Miracle

CAMP HABBANIYAH, Iraq -- "She is our future... that's why we support the Iraqi Police, so they can provide a secure future for (Iraqi children)," said Lt. Col. Bob McCarthy, a 41-year-old Police Transition Team Leader from East Bridgewater, Mass., in response to an Iraqi tribal leader's gratitude toward U.S. forces for their efforts to save an Iraqi youth named Riyam Shihan.

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December 13, 2006

Toys for Tots: Local Marines Deliver Toys to Elementary School

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Local marine corps are bringing joy to children by the humvee load today. This is part of the Toys For Tots program. They delivered hundreds of toys and books to children at Highlands Elementary on the Northside. The kids were excited to climb on the trucks and hang out with the marines, and it reminded them to be thankful.

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December 8, 2006

Marines Save Iraqi Baby to Honor Fallen Medic, Routine Patrol Turned Into Mission to Help Sick Child

(Dec. 8) - The story of a group of Marines' quest to save a sick baby in war-torn Iraq gives some hope to humanity this holiday season.

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December 6, 2006

Local Marines and residents pick out items for Toys for Tots

The Marines have landed. In a Wal-Mart, that is.

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December 4, 2006

Marines, Steelers fans score with Christmas toys for tots, Collection a winning play to bring smiles to children

Talk about a refreshing turnabout in circumstances.

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*Saving baby Mariam

Unto death, platoon fulfills a mission in Iraq

It was a routine patrol, in the third week of June -- if, in fact, there is such a thing as a routine patrol in Fallujah, in the Anbar Province of Iraq.

Chris Walsh, a Navy medic assigned to a US Marines weapons company, was riding in a Humvee with three Marines, when a hidden bomb exploded in the dirt road just in front of them.

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October 23, 2006

Coalition forces open up school, issue supplies

AL MADINAH, Iraq (Oct. 23, 2006) -- Marines with 4th Civil Affairs Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), and soldiers with Able Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion of the 136th Infantry Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), accompanied Maj. Gen Tariq Abdul Wahab Jasin, Commanding General of the 1st Iraqi Army Division to visit a recently opened school in Al Madinah As Siyahiyah (Tourist Town) and distribute supplies to the children October 9.

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October 10, 2006

*13th MEU Marine lends helping hand

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2006) -- More oft than not, Marines will jump at a chance to help others in need. Such was the case with Lance Cpl. Gilbert Cabrera, a weather observer with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s intelligence section.

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*13th MEU Marine lends helping hand

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2006) -- More oft than not, Marines will jump at a chance to help others in need. Such was the case with Lance Cpl. Gilbert Cabrera, a weather observer with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s intelligence section.

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October 2, 2006

*Backstory: A softer side of the Marines

Marine Staff Sgt. Rudy Perez isn't due to get off duty until midnight, but by 7:30 this evening, his day feels complete.

"I see the weight lifted," says Sergeant Perez, watching a sedate but glowing reunion of wounded Cpl.Brian Smith and his family at the National Naval Medical Center.

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October 1, 2006

Drive-Thru Danger; How a U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor saved a man's life at McDonald's.


Somebody's Trapped in There!

As a U.S. marine corps drill instructor, Jamie Nicholson had a tough-as-leather scowl and a cannon-like voice that could drain the color right out of the faces of his new recruits. Whether driving his platoon on a 12-mile hike with 45-pound packs or ordering them to plunge fully dressed from a tower into water ten feet below, he pushed the young soldiers ceaselessly. As Marines he taught them to act decisively and effectively, even in the midst of chaos.

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September 19, 2006

‘America’s Battalion’ makes midnight run to aid seven-year-old Iraqi girl

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Sept. 9, 2006) -- “America’s Battalion” Marines made a midnight run to rush to the aid of a seven-year-old Iraqi girl after she fell from a three-story building Sept. 9.

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August 28, 2006

Local girl who befriended Iraq-deployed Marines, sailors needs immediate surgery to live, U.S. military doctors say

CAMP AL QA'IM, Iraq (Aug. 28, 2006) -- After befriending Marines and sailors serving in this region of Iraq, a 12-year-old Iraqi girl who is in need of a kidney and liver transplant is now in a life-or-death struggle.

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August 21, 2006

Philly Marine kick-starts soccer in Iraq

A Marine who grew up in Mayfair has been in the thick of the formation of a soccer league in western Iraq - part of a resurgence of the game all over the country.

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Philly Marine kick-starts soccer in Iraq

A Marine who grew up in Mayfair has been in the thick of the formation of a soccer league in western Iraq - part of a resurgence of the game all over the country.

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August 13, 2006

Uganda and U.S. Military Team up to Provide Humanitarian Assistance

SOROTI, Uganda - More than 40 United States military medics and engineers joined forces with several dozen members of the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) this week to begin a series of humanitarian assistance projects in the rural Soroti District of Central Uganda.

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August 10, 2006

Marines Embed With Mongolian Troops

FIVE HILLS TRAINING CENTER, Mongolia -- The Five Hills Training Center is about an hours drive through the countryside outside the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. The name, at first glance, almost seems misleading because for as far as the eye can see the site is surrounded by more than five hills.

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July 20, 2006

Marines in Beirut to Pack Up Americans

BEIRUT, Lebanon - U.S. Marines landed in Beirut Thursday to help evacuate Americans onto a Navy ship bound for Cyprus in the second mass U.S exodus from the battle-torn country. About 40 U.S. Marines arrived at a beach just north of Beirut in a landing craft and picked up 300 Americans who they ferried to the amphibious assault ship USS Nashville just off the coast.

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June 23, 2006

Marines receive Japan Good Conduct Award

NAHA CITY, OKINAWA, Japan (June 23, 2006) -- The Japan Good Conduct Association recognized Marines, sailors and Okinawans for their contributions to the Okinawan community at the Japan Agriculture Mawashi Center June 17.

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June 8, 2006

Marines 'Race for the Cure' at Al Asad

AL ASAD, Iraq - Two Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 run during a half marathon June 3, at Al Asad, Iraq. The run was in support of the Susan J. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's Race for the Cure. Fourteen Marines ran 14 miles and earned $240 dollars to go towards breast cancer research. MWSS-274 operates under Marine Wing Support Group 37 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

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June 1, 2006

Aid doesn't reach remote parts of quake zone

BANTUL, Indonesia - International relief teams had yet to reach remote areas of Indonesia's quake-zone Thursday, where newly reported deaths from last weekend's disaster raised the toll to more than 6,200, officials said.

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May 30, 2006

Marines join Indonesia quake relief effort

BANTUL, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Marines joined an international effort Tuesday to deliver aid and medical equipment to some 200,000 Indonesians left homeless by a devastating earthquake, as hopes faded of finding more survivors.

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March 16, 2006

Darkhorse Marines deliver new wheelchair to Iraqi girl

CAMP SMITTY, Iraq(March 16, 2006) -- An Iraqi family had just set the noon meal on the table when some unexpected visitors knocked on their front door.

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March 14, 2006

Marines bring computers, web access to Iraqi schools

CAMP SMITTY, Iraq(March 14, 2006) -- Marines and Soldiers attached to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment recently made a special delivery to the future of Iraq – the children.

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February 24, 2006

31st MEU MSSG brings in supplies

SOUTHERN LEYTE, Philippines (Feb. 24, 2006) -- Marines and sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's MEU Service Support Group 31 have been offloading supplies from both helicopters and trucks in the municipality of St. Bernard since Feb. 19.

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31st MEU, Philippine Marines work shoulder-to-shoulder

SOUTHERN LEYTE, Philippines (Feb. 24, 2006) -- Marines and sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's MEU Service Support Group 31 have been working directly with Philippine Marines since Feb. 22 in support of humanitarian operations being conducted here.

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February 22, 2006

Okinawa Marines putting everything into rescue effort

31st MEU helping Philippine town destroyed by mudslide

By David Allen and Fred Zimmerman, Stars and Stripes
Pacific edition, Wednesday, February 22, 2006

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — U.S. troops are pushing themselves to the limits to dig for survivors of a massive mudslide in the Philippines.

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February 20, 2006

US Marines quit war games for landslide rescue


ST BERNARD (AFP) - Fresh from the Iraq confict and headed for war games in the Philippines, hundreds of US Marines have instead found themselves digging through the mud in an attempt to save hundreds of landslide victims.

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January 29, 2006

Help for East Africa

SANKABAR, Ethiopia - This is the war on terrorism that most Americans haven’t heard of:
A few days after Christmas, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Adam Reed rode into the parched, hungry village of Sankabar with a present: A new water pump. This month, Reed returned to the village, where elders gleefully showed the soldier from Sidon, Miss., what the simple irrigation system had brought: budding green fields of corn, bananas and oranges, the most promising crops in years.

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January 24, 2006

Helo team provides essential supplies to earthquake victims


MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Jan. 24, 2006) -- The colossal earthquake that violently shook Pakistan Oct. 8, 2005, destroyed more than buildings and homes.

The earthquake wiped out critical supply routes to Pakistanis. The open skies offered the only unobstructed route. (3rd Transportation Support Bn 3rd MLG)

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U.S. field hospitals in Pakistan pass 23,000-patient mark

Shinkiari, PAKISTAN (Jan. 24, 2006) -- Navy physicians with the U.S. Field Hospital Shinkiari officially treated 23,000 patients Jan. 18 when they tended to an 11-month old girl suffering from pediatric sepsis, high fever and severe loss of appetite.

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January 23, 2006

U.S., Coalition Efforts Helping Improve Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2006 – Humanitarian efforts continue in Afghanistan as coalition forces helped remove snow from impassable roads and built "hygiene facilities" at a small school. In addition, international diplomats visited a provincial reconstruction team Jan. 21.

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January 13, 2006

Troops Give Work Animals Free Medical Care in Yemen


AMRAN, Yemen, Jan. 13, 2006 – More than 780 animals received free medical care recently during a veterinary civil action plan event here.

While the number of animals treated was lower than in past VetCAPs held by the task force, team members said they felt the mission to assist local villagers was a definite success.

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December 13, 2005

Marines Call In Reinforcements For Toy Detail

PLAINVILLE -- Most years, there are about 200 Marines to sort and distribute 50,000 toys for the state's largest Toys for Tots drive. But after most were deployed to fight in Iraq this year, only seven remained to finish a job that would test the most dexterous of Santa's elves.

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Marines' toy drive has no gifts left

A Lake Stevens group was unable to get about 300 presents it had requested for children in need.

LAKE STEVENS - Santa may be left holding an empty bag for hundreds of children because the Toys for Tots warehouse is empty.

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December 10, 2005

N.C. Marine Barracks Helps Wounded Troops

From the first day of boot camp, a Marine is part of a team, rarely serving or fighting alone. That ends when a Marine is severely injured in combat and rushed from the field for medical care. Those without family to care for them at home can find themselves alone with no place to go.

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December 9, 2005

Storm-relief medals authorized


The Joint Staff has authorized the award of the Humanitarian Service Medal and Armed Forces Service Medal to soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and members of the Coast Guard — active, Guard and Reserve — who participated in relief operations for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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December 8, 2005

VailArmedForces.com to host a week-long fund raiser supporting the children of our fallen heroes.

"They gave their life fighting for our Country...
now it is our turn to take care of their Children"

With the ongoing global war against terrorism and the continuing war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the goal of the Vail Armed Forces Week, is to raise funds for Recognized Military Foundations, providing educational scholarships, for the children who have lost a parent or was seriously wounded while serving our country. For this years event 90% of the net proceeds from the weeks event will be equally distributed to the

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
and
Naval Special Warfare Foundation.

The balance of 10% to be donated to a Army Foundation still to be selected.

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November 27, 2005

Marines come to aid of Katrina victim mom who lost her son in Iraq

After Hurricane Katrina ripped through Kathleen Faircloth's home, the single woman in Mobile, Ala., desperately needed help.

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October 16, 2005

Marine veterans mobilize to help Katrina victims

When Hurricane Katrina hit, it didn't take long for Union County residents to respond. I've written about a few who have helped. Here are a few more stories:

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October 6, 2005

District administrator recognized for hurricane recovery efforts

DALLAS, Texas (October 6, 2005) -- A headquarters Marine was recently decorated for his role in the re-establishment of the district's computer and communications systems following a catastrophic hurricane that forced the evacuation of New Orleans.

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MCLB Barstow employees help provide much needed assistance for Katrina victims

MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2005) -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina federal, state and local agencies dispatched teams of personnel to provide much needed assistance to the thousands of evacuees who were forced to leave the cities along the Gulf Coast to include New Orleans, which was nearly destroyed.

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Marines, sailors traveling to West Africa for training mission

By Charlie Coon, Stars and Stripes
European edition, Thursday, October 6, 2005

A Marine rifle platoon from Camp Lejeune, N.C., and sailors from Naples, Italy, set sail Wednesday for a six-week training mission in western Africa. (1/8)

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October 1, 2005

Beirut Battalion concludes contribution to hurricane relief

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Oct. 1, 2005) -- Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, stepped off USS Iwo Jima and on to Onslow Beach, Camp Lejeune, N.C., today as Special Purpose Marine Air/Ground Task Force St. Bernard’s Parish concluded operations in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. (1/8 2/10 E Battery and 2nd CEB)

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Marines to return

The Marines from Richards-Gebaur who deployed to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were scheduled to return to Kansas City by this weekend.

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September 30, 2005

Marines Complete Hurricane-Relief Mission

NAVAL AIR STATION NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. 30, 2005 – A specially tailored Marine task force ordered to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is headed home after wrapping up its work in some of the region's most devastated communities.

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Marines head home after hurricane hitch

ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. (Sept. 30, 2005) -- On Aug. 29, Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast from the panhandle of Florida to the Mississippi Delta.

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September 29, 2005

Kinser students donate money for Katrina assistance

CAMP KINSER, OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 28, 2005) -- Students from Kinser Elementary School show off some of the money they have collected to support the ongoing relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, the most destructive tropical storm in recorded U.S. history, in the school’s lunchroom Sept. 28.

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September 28, 2005

Base-X, Inc. Donates Nearly $100,000 In Shelters To Hurricane Relief Efforts


Shelters Go To FEMA For Command And Operation Centers

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September 27, 2005

Dismay overshadows relief as rescued survey wreckage

DELCAMBRE, La. — There comes a point when the exhilaration of being rescued from your home fades into the reality of an uncertain future. Albert St. Pierre hit that wall on a sunny, wind-whipped Sunday evening the day after Hurricane Rita turned sections of Louisiana's low-lying coastal parishes into flooded ruins...

"If a Marine doesn't have a mission, he'll create one," Cope says...

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September 26, 2005

4th AT Battalion responds to Rita

NEW IBERIA, LA.-- (Sept. 26, 3005) -- The Marines of the 4th Anti-Terrorism Battalion voluntarily mobilized from their reserve headquarters in Bessemer, Al., to lend a helping hand to the city of New Orleans after Katrina crashed through the metropolis. Starting in Biloxi, Miss., the storm chasers made a sweep south to the Gulf of Mexico and following Hurricane Rita, started moving east to their final destination in New Iberia, La. From there, they decided to stick around to see what kind of punch Hurricane Rita would pack.

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September 25, 2005

Celebrity events offer some welcome relief

September has been a difficult month for Americans.We watched in horror the catastrophic wrath of Hurricane Katrina as she decimated the Gulf Coast of the United States.

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September 23, 2005

Island Marine goes beyond the call

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii — (Sept. 23, 2005) -- He had flown in for a conference, but 13 hours later found himself in Katrina’s path.

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Born on the bayou: Sergeant rallies around support

MARINE CORPS MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, BRIDGEPORT, Calif.(Sept. 23, 2005) -- To most, the devastating images from television news reports of Hurricane Katrina that ravaged New Orleans and outlying areas with category five force, are just that — images.

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Rita could add Fort Worth Marines’ efforts without subtracting from Katrina relief

NAVAL AIR STATION-JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 23, 2005) -- While Hurricane Rita continues to elude experts on her exact landfall position in the Texas Gulf Coast region the Leathernecks of Fort Worth, Texas based Marine Aircraft Group 41 continue a high-paced contingency of aviation assets to support the Katrina-battered regions of Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Marines Overcome Obsticles

Marines from the east are still on the move in Louisiana and Mississippi helping those along the gulf coast. They are there to support those who have to rebuild their lives. From the moment crates of water and food are loaded into the belly of helicopters, hundreds of marines are ready to move supplies to those who need it, but there are challenges. (1/8 Marines)

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Camp Kinser Young Marines raise $1,155 for Katrina relief

Stars and Stripes
Pacific edition, Friday, September 23, 2005

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Members of the Camp Kinser Young Marines showed their compassionate side recently as they raised more than $1,000 for the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

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September 22, 2005

President Discusses War on Terror and Hurricane Preparation

Focus: National Security
Focus: Hurricane Relief

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September 21, 2005

Slidell thanks Marines who've helped rebuild

SLIDELL - They expected to see devastation. They anticipated horrific scenes of overturned cars and homes swallowed by water. But after nearly two exhausting weeks of working 12-hour days to help clean Slidell and area schools, the 100 or so U.S. Marines camping at Bonne Ecole Elementary School never expected to see a Mardi Gras parade.

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Comparing Rescue Operations in NO to Combat Zones

NEW ORLEANS - Four Soldiers, each with different backgrounds and experiences, have collided in New Orleans with the Ohio Army National Guard’s Company D, 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment supporting relief efforts in Louisiana. This mission is not the only experience they have in common. All four of these Citizen-Soldiers spent time deployed overseas in support of the global war on terrorism, although none with the Ohio National Guard. Each sees parallels between “there” and “here.” (entry note:The fourth served in Afghanistan with 3/8 Marines)

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September 20, 2005

Marines In Mississippi

At least 16 thousand marines from all over the country are in the gulf coast helping with hurricane Katrina relief efforts. More than 13-thousand are from right here in the east, and more could be on the way. (1/8 Marines included)

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H&HS Marines donate goods for Katrina relief

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, NC (Sept. 20, 2005) -- The Marines of H&HS barracks 4035 donated over 150 gallons of water, 100 different hygiene items, 400 food items and 250 clothing items to support victims of Hurricane Katrina Sept. 8 and 9.

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September 19, 2005

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Assists Sailors, Marines Affected by Hurricane Katrina

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following statement was released today by the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society regarding efforts to assist Sailors, Marines and their families affected by Hurricane Katrina:

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Marines remove debris for New Orleans residents

The Marines have been doing as much as possible to be active in the community and provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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September 18, 2005

Lejeune Marines Liken Flood-Ravaged New Orleans To Iraq

ORLEANS PARISH, La. -- When most of us think of Marines, we think of tough guys who have seen it all.

But Camp Lejeune Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit say nothing compares to what they are seeing in and around New Orleans.

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The Heart of a Marine Foundation

Founded in Memory of Marine LCpl. Phillip Frank, by Georgette Frank from Illinois. The Heart Of A Marine Foundation is assisting military families affected by Hurricane Katrina. Visit the web site to learn how you can help.

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Seabees and Hurricane Katrina

Seabees from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 based in Little Creek, Va., are clearing debris and performing repairs in local areas here affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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September 16, 2005

Wife of HMM-161 Marine aids Katrina victims

Hurricane Katrina’s devastation has reached far and wide, and once again Americans are exhibiting their caring nature with donations of food, water and money to the flood-ravaged area.

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