Bronze Star awarded posthumously to Marine for valor in combat Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:01:00 GMT
“He was killed stepping out of a doorway so someone else didn’t have to,” said Sgt. Christopher Leonard, the former first fire team leader for 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. “He would never let someone else put their life on the line when they didn’t have to.” Sgt. Daniel Vasselian is remembered by his

1st Supply Bn. makes WTI Fly Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:29:01 GMT
YUMA, Ariz. - Marines with 1st Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, provided logistical support for the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, in Yuma, Arizona, since Aug. 28, 2014. WTI is a seven-week-long, bi-annual training course designed to hone and develop pilot, weapon

Leadership 101: Marine from Mattoon, Illinois Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:28:25 GMT
Marine expeditionary units represent everything the Marine Corps has to offer. Comprised of ground, aviation, logistics and command elements, the MEU can accomplish any mission from humanitarian assistance to major combat operations.  The Marines that comprise the MEU are the first responders to crises around the world. The success of the MEU is

3/1 Conducts HRST Masters Course Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:18:35 GMT
With a multitude of missions requiring air insertions, Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element must be ready to reach their objectives using little more than their wits and some rope.   “They are bringing back to their units the capability of fast-roping and rappelling from different platforms,” said Sgt. Elton
Civic leaders, CSAF tour Hawaii installations Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:14:00 GMT
Nearly 30 members of the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program visited Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Oct. 15, 2014. The group, which is made up of community members from various walks of life, visited numerous places on island including MCB Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wheeler Army Airfield and Schofield Barracks from Oct. 13 through 17, 2014.

U.S. Navy celebrates 239th birthday Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:33:00 GMT
Oct. 13, 2014 marked the United States Navy’s 239th birthday. After dozens of engagements in that time, the United States Navy continues to sail the seven seas.

Marine overcomes challenges of troubled neighborhood Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:12:00 GMT
Pvt. Damon K. Meeks, Platoon 3250, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, fought and overcame the challenges of growing up in a troubled neighborhood and chose to become part of a different brotherhood. Meeks was born and raised in the west side of Chicago.  The house where he lived in, with his three brothers and four sisters, was located

GCEITF Marines build camaraderie during three-mile cadence run Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:22:00 GMT
“C-130 rollin' down the strip, task force Marines gonna take a little trip! Mission top-secret, destination unknown! Don't even know when we're comin' home! Stand up, buckle up, shuffle to the door, jump right out and shout Marine Corps!”

Marine Raiders, looking back on a legacy Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:48:00 GMT
“When the war started I got in the wrong line.  I wanted to join the Air Corps.”   One wrong line led to another and Sgt. Michael E. Banks, a native and resident of Berlin, Wis., found himself part of an elite group – the Marine Raiders.   Banks was one of few volunteers during a pivotal time in history.  According to the National WWII Museum, only

Recruits get knowledge about rules and regulations of hazing Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:21:07 GMT
  The Marine Corps is known as a brotherhood, one  to which no other can compare. Entrance into many of these brotherhoods may involve some kind of rite of passage but recruits learn entrance to the Corps’ brotherhood is all about pride, professionalism and traditions.     Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, learned what the

Recruits get motivated for Crucible Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:07:44 GMT
  Many events have occurred since the birth of the Corps that have built and transformed it in to what it is today.  Marines learn from history, and it is something that is taught throughout recruit training, not only at the classroom, but at the museum as well.    Recruits of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learned the roots of

MALS-14 Marines, FRC East extend zero finds streak Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:03:51 GMT
Marines with Marine Aviation Logistic Squadron 14 and technicians with Fleet Readiness Center East extended their streak of maintenance and quality assurance excellence recently, passing their ninth Nondestructive Testing and Inspection with zero finds.   During the NDT/I, X-ray scans are conducted on the intake system of an AV-8B Harrier to ensure
U.S. Marines partner with East African forces Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
U.S. Marines arrived in East Africa, October 14, to train Ugandan and Burundian forces, preparing them for future deployments.  The forces will practice basic infantry tactics, engineering, logistical support, countering improvised explosive devices, lifesaving techniques, and convoy operations throughout October and December. The U.S. force is
U.S., Bulgaria resilient as regional threat looms Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
U.S. and Bulgarian military exercises demonstrate a combined commitment to preserving European security amidst recent Russian aggression.  As current regional tensions in Eastern Europe intensify, NATO partnerships are vital to deescalating and deterring threats.  During a recent training exercise, the U.S. and Bulgarian forces refined offensive

Did you know: Energy conservation and efficiency Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:08:00 GMT
The Department of Defense , being the largest government user of energy, has stressed the importance of mitigating the risk caused by fluctuating oil prices and supply shocks by striving towards energy independence.  Keeping this in mind, Camp Pendleton officials would like to remind those aboard the base to pursue energy independence and increase

Co. E fitted for uniforms Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:51:00 GMT
Two notable aspects of the Marine Corps are professionalism and appearance. Once recruits graduate and become Marines, they are held to the highest expectations when it comes to how they look.   Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, took the first step when they conducted their first uniform fitting at Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Integrated Task Force Gunny earns GySgt Carlos Hathcock Award Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT
All Marines are familiar with the legend of Gunnery Sgt. Carlos N. Hathcock II. A renowned sniper known for his exploits in the Vietnam War, Hathcock would leave the Marine Corps a fundamentally improved institution in the grounds of rifle marksmanship. Today, those who strive to put the same effort in supporting marksmanship can be recipients of his legacy through the Gunnery Sgt. Carlos N. Hathcock II Award.

Riverine tactics deter illicit activity on Cameroon waterways Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Countries in Africa with access to coastal and inland waterways like Cameroon have placed great emphasis on riverine operations and patrolling to help ensure the safety and security of their border.  Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen from Security Cooperation Team 5 Bravo, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa,

Base Fire Department shares tips during Fire Prevention Month Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:37:00 GMT
The Camp Pendleton Fire department has provided tips to increase awareness and help prevent fires on the base and in residential areas in lieu of Fire Prevention Month.  According to John Crook, the fire department division chief here, training areas are at the highest risk for fires. However, areas of the base with overgrown vegetation where fires

Jane Wayne Day gives spouses chance to walk in Marines’ boots Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:17:57 GMT
Marine Corps spouses took part in a Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS) event called Jane Wayne Day aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 10.