Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson visits Pendleton Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:10:00 GMT
Actor and wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson visited Camp Pendleton to promote his new movie "Hercules" and to conduct a meet and greet with fans.  Thousands of fans gathered at the theater, some as early as 3 a.m., to secure their chance of meeting and getting an autograph from the actor.  Wristbands were provided to movie goers who lined up early

Charlie Company receives combat care training Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT
Combat care training provides knowledge of how to apply combat first aid during volatile or life threating situations. Knowing these skills could mean the difference between life or death in the combat environment.  Recruits of Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learned various methods of treating casualties with hands-on training during a

CFT test recruits combat endurance Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:14:28 GMT
Recruits of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conducted their first Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 17. The event consists of an 880-yard run, timed 30-pound ammunition can lifts and a maneuver under fire drill. The CFT is a training requirement for all recruits as well as an annual requirement all

ARFF, NREAO, fuels qualify for FRT Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:44:00 GMT
Marines and civilians with Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting, Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 & Air Station fuels sections and the Natural Resources Environmental Affairs Office completed a week-long Facility Response Team (FRT) course increasing proficiency in nautical spill response procedures aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 14-17.

Drill Instructors set the tone for recruit training at pick up Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:13:22 GMT
Expressions of nervousness and tension blanketed the faces of recruits as they were brought into the squad bay that will be their home for the next 12 weeks.  Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conducted pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 18.  Pick up is the first official training day for recruits, and it

Swim qualification more than a graduation requirement Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:09:46 GMT
Every recruit has his own story and reason for joining the Marine Corps, and for some, that reason is to receive the unique swim training given in recruit training. Recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, conducted swim qualification at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 19, moving one recruit closer to conquering his fear

Atlanta Braves pay tribute to Marines Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:45:00 GMT
In appreciation for their service to the country, the Major League Baseball team, Atlanta Braves, paused to honor Marines from Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Marine Corps Logistics Command, Marine Corps Systems Command and Marine Corps Recruiting Station Atlanta at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia, July 19. Highlights before the game included

Back to school: Clinic offers school physicals, immunizations Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:40:00 GMT
The Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia, is offering school physicals and immunizations including a special clinic Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, by appointment only. Beat the back-to-school rush, by scheduling an appointment now. Georgia law requires health exams and immunizations documentation for all
Children learn fundamentals of water safety Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:36:00 GMT
With less than two months of summer remaining, children and adults continue to look for ways to cool themselves from the summer heat, one of them being the swimming pool. Marine Corps Community Services’ Semper Fit program offered five swimming classes ranging from teaching children and adults how to swim, to a Mom and Me class, which assists

4th LEB conducts SRT training Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:52:00 GMT
An abandoned building with little to no visibility, an unforeseen environment that can house the most dangerous of situations, lives depending on action. These are the situations Special Reaction Team members train for and react to with split-second decisions determining life or death. Marines with 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters

Battle Chaps recognized for years of selfless service Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:50:00 GMT
Many Marines who know him call him Battle Chaps, a nickname bearing the respect earned from nearly two decades of selflessly serving with Marines. His calling of duty recently earned one Parris Island Navy chaplain recognition from his peers. Navy Capt. Bryan Weaver, the depot’s command chaplain, was awarded this year’s John H. Craven Servant

CLB-15 conducts pre-deployment training with Special Operations Training Group Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:21:00 GMT
“We need food and water,” chanted the crowd loudly in Filipino as they grew more and more restless. The few dozen Marines and sailors in the medical aid station did their best to keep the peace while providing treatment to casualties caused by a typhoon that ravaged the area.  These were just a few of the challenges faced by personnel with Combat

Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Wilmington, Ohio Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:06:00 GMT
Lance Cpl. Benjamin J. Provoznik, spends his days staying current on situations happening around the world. When he’s not briefing officials you can find him relaxing playing video games.  Provoznik, an intelligence specialist for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, started playing video games as a way to bond with his older brother, now he enjoys

CLC-21 Marine, family recognized for community service Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:54:00 GMT
The Havelock Military Affairs Committee honored Gunnery Sgt. Otis James II and his family as the Family of the Quarter during a ceremonial dinner held at El Cerro Mexican Bar and Grill in Havelock, North Carolina, July 22. 2014.  James currently serves as the company gunnery sergeant and operations chief with Combat Logistics Company 21 at Cherry

Cherry Point PMO achieves operational excellence, gains accreditation Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:15 GMT
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s Provost Marshal’s Office earned federal accreditation from Headquarters Marine Corps’ Plans, Policies and Operations Law Enforcement and Corrections Branch during a ceremony here July 17, 2014.  HQMC representatives visited Cherry Point on several occasions during the 15-month accreditation process to

VMAQ-2 maintains safety, squadron readiness Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:10:32 GMT
Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 is an EA-6B Prowler squadron stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. The EA-6B Prowler is a specialized aircraft that requires dozens of Marines from 10 different sections within the squadron, each doing their part, to keep the aircraft ready to fly at all times.   The squadron, also known

Turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 keep convoy safe Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:07:31 GMT
While most aboard Camp Leatherneck were eating breakfast as the early morning sun began burning the earth in a golden heat wave, turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 were already mounting .50 caliber and M240B machine guns inside the turrets of their vehicles, preparing for one of the battalion’s last missions, July 14.  The gunners and

MWSS-272 conducts training at new MOUT town Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:00:00 GMT
Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 conducted forward arming and refueling point training at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, N.C., July 14.  The squadron established a FARP at OLF Atlantic using the newly completed military operations in urban terrain facility as a hasty combat operations center. They were the first unit to use the new military

Marines test tomorrow’s concepts today at RIMPAC Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:08:49 GMT
The Marine Corps Warfghting Laboratory, headquartered at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, conducted their Advanced Warfighting Experiment during the 24th iteration of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, the world’s largest international maritime exercise, hosted in Hawaii. The multi-week experiment proceeded at three sites on two separate islands

ROMEOS tour MCLB Barstow Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:37:00 GMT
The ROMEOS, Retired Old Men Eating Out, from the Sun City retirement community in Apple Valley, Calif., pose for a group picture in front of Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command, July 21. The ROMEOS stay active and social during retirement by going out to eat each month and doing a different activity together.