Integrated Task Force infantry Marines execute first collective skills exercise Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Marines with Company A, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, put their training to the test during their first fire team-level collective skills exercise at Range K509 Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 16, 2014.

Integrated Task Force Marines drive home M27 IAR 101 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:57:00 GMT
Marines with Company A,Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, embarked onto amphibious assaultvehicles from Company B, GCEITF, and splashed across the New River en route tothe Verona Loop training area, Dec. 2, 2014.   As the Marines reached land and disembarked from theAAVs, they continued on foot to their intended range, where they

Integrated Task Force Engineer Platoon blows away assault breaching exercise Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Marines with Engineer Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted an assault breaching exercise at Engineer Training Area 2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 3, 2014.

Integrated Task Force research monitors oversee training Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:35:00 GMT
Of the more than 600 Marines and Sailors assigned to the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, at least half are volunteers and therefore officially classified as “human research subjects.” With that special classification comes an increased responsibility for oversight of the training the volunteer Marines participate in.

Integrated Task Force Marines build camaraderie, strength during hike Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:31:00 GMT
Marines and sailors with the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force stepped off for a task force-wide combat conditioning hike aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in the early hours of Nov. 21, 2014.

Secretary of Defense visits Integrated Task Force Marines Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:08:00 GMT
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Marines with the Anti-Armor Section, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force during a Mk-153 shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon (SMAW) live-fire at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 18, 2014. Marines with Anti-Armor Section were conducting a four-day SMAW

Integrated Task Force supported by researchers, corpsmen Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:35:00 GMT
Owing to its status as a detailed research project, the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force carries a more robust medical capability than most units in the Marine Corps. The Task Force Aid Station, University of Pittsburgh researchers and the unit’s athletic trainer each play a key role in keeping Marines and sailors physically prepared for the rigors of their broad training.

Integrated Task Force Tank Platoon rolls out Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Marines with Tank Platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted a three-day field training exercise at Landing Zone Hawk aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 12-14.

Integrated Task Force Marines get hands-on with AAVs Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Marines with the Assault Amphibious Vehicle platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted a series of exercises at Landing Zone Falcon aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 12, 2014.

Integrated Task Force Artillery Marines send first rounds downrange Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:53:00 GMT
As the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Marines pave the way forward, live-fire training serves as a vital aspect of weaponry familiarization. Marines of Battery A, GCEITF, sent the first rounds down range during a live-fire artillery shoot with the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct.

Pendleton residents save energy in housing Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:30:03 GMT
The Department of Defense has made energy conservation a main focus over the last several years, with one program specifically affecting the residents on Camp Pendleton called the Resident Energy Conservation Program. This program’s goal is to encourage energy conservation and reduce electricity costs in more than 7,500 housing units in 20 areas on

Marines, Sailors Hit the Beaches Ready to Roll Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:22:00 GMT
Marines with 1st Transportation Support Battalion and Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, along with Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 and Beach Master Unit 1, participated in ship-to-shore drills during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct.23. PH 15 is a scenario driven, simulation supported crisis response

Special Reaction Team trains critical skills Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Camp Pendleton Provost Marshal Office’s Special Reaction Team conducted live-fire training at Range 300, Oct. 23.  The team handled several weapon systems to include shotguns, rifles and pistols. The weapons they fired are used in critical operations, including hostage situations, breaching structures and unconventional weapons handling. The

31st MEU Marine goes back to his amphibious roots on the USS Peleliu Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:51:00 GMT
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Sy Poggemeyer knew how to get around an amphibious assault ship at the age of four.   “I remember going to my dad’s stateroom, thinking that it was really big. I jumped on his bed; he had the Nintendo [Entertainment System] set up, so there we were, playing the old Mario Bros. game with my dad,” said Poggemeyer, radio

Exercise program a big HITT with Marines aboard Miramar Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:37:04 GMT
Marines with Aircraft Recovery, a unit within Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), took part in a High Intensity Tactical Training workout at the HITT Center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 22.

Recruits learn rifle fundamentals during Grass Week Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:34:00 GMT
Recruits of Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learned rifle fundamentals during Grass Week at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 15.  The purpose of Grass Week is to teach recruits the basic fundamentals of marksmanship and learn the functions of the rifle such as how to load, unload and fire the M16-A4 service

Guatemalan native joins Marine Corps brotherhood Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:33:00 GMT
The death of a father, a constant move from state to state and school to school would be enough to make any child question a sense of belonging or family security.  Fortunately, one recruit was able to find a sense of himself, belonging and security in the type of brotherhood the Marine Corps offers.   Private Axel L. Franco, Platoon 1034, Bravo

Headquarters and Service Company Marines reach foundations of combat conditioning through hiking Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:53:00 GMT
In the early morning, just before the sun rose, Marines and sailors from Headquarters and Service Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, practiced the basics of combat conditioning as they conducted a four-mile hike aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct. 23, 2014.   Marines and sailors wore body armor and carried

MWSS-373 Marines Build Up for PH 15 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:24:08 GMT
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Combat Engineers Platoon, erected a multipurpose building (SWA hut) during exercise Pacific Horizon 2015 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 21-22. The wooden structure was built to shelter and support a local population through a notional scenario during PH 15.  PH 15 is a scenario

Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Galveston, Texas Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:17:26 GMT
Unsure of what he wanted out of life, Sgt. Michael Clifton decided to take the challenge he was offered by a Marine Corps recruiter. It was a decision the 24 year old from Galveston, Texas, would look back on as one of his greatest accomplishments of his life.  In this interview Clifton, an AN/TRC-170 technician with the 15th Marine Expeditionary

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