MARSOC approved to create Special Operations Officer 0370 Primary MOS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:06:26 GMT
Marine officers graduating U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course will be assigned a new Primary Military Occupational Specialty, clearing the way for retention and promotion in a professional career path.  Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos approved development of the new PMOS 0370 and

Commandant promotes new chaplain of the Marine Corps Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:43:00 GMT
Capt. Brent W. Scott was promoted to the rank of rear admiral by the commandant of the Marine Corps and assumed his duties as 19th chaplain of the Marine Corps/deputy chief of Navy chaplains at Marine Barracks Washington, July 25.  During his remarks, Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, welcomed Scott back to the Marine Corps after

3/3, ROK Marines conduct sea-based operation Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:23:00 GMT
U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, teamed up with Republic of Korea Marines and attachments from the New Zealand Army to conduct a simulated assault on opposing forces provided by 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, July 11, 2014 as part of the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercise.

VMFA-122 trains with fifth-generation fighters Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:06:00 GMT
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 conducted Dissimilar Air Combat Training against the 199th Fighter Squadron while aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercise, July 1, 2014.

MCPON visits sailors aboard Camp Pendleton Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:23:00 GMT
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens, visited sailors aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 18, 2014. During his visit Stevens took open questions from sailors to address their concerns.  Stevens said he wanted to ensure the sailors aboard Camp Pendleton know that they are appreciated and never forgotten.  “The

Leadership 101: Marine from Dallas Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:59:33 GMT
The Marine expeditionary unit represents everything the Marine Corps offers.  The Marines that comprise the MEU are the first responders to crises around the world. Its success is carried out by young Marines dedicated to maintaining a force in readiness. However, this would not be possible without exceptional senior leadership at the MEU.  Gunnery

Quantico hosts 2nd Annual Environmental Summit Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:16:46 GMT
Federal, state and local representatives from around the region gathered at the Clubs at Quantico on July 17 for Marine Corps Base Quantico’s 2nd Annual Environment and Energy Summit.  "This is an opportunity for the Marine Corps, particularly Quantico and representatives from the entire region, to share what is going on in their various programs,
Career planner advises Marines on retention campaign Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:59:00 GMT
July 1 marked the beginning of the submission period for fiscal year 2015 reenlistment and lateral move requests, according to the first term alignment plan submission guidelines. The submission period will close to all Marines Sept. 30.  With fiscal year 2015 approaching, Marine Corps officials are advising Marines to submit for retention despite
2015 Blue Angels roster includes Cherry Point pilots Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:57:00 GMT
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the officers selected for the 2015 demonstration team July 22.   The squadron selected a total of five naval aviators to join the team, including two pilots from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.   Captain Katie A. Higgins, the first female Marine pilot to be selected for

Jordanian Army ends mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:56:57 GMT
Soldiers from  the Kingdom of Jordan gathered for a ceremony marking their end of mission with Regional Command (Southwest) aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, as they bid farewell to their coalition counterparts, July 23, 2014.  While deployed in support of the International Security Assistance Force, Jordanian soldiers worked

Marines, sailors with Charlie Company ensure Camp Dwyer’s safety in Helmand province Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:55:00 GMT
Improvised explosive devices and small arms fire from insurgents remain a threat to units patrolling in Helmand province.  Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conducted an operation near commonly traveled routes near Camp Dwyer and the surrounding area in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 19-20.  Insurgents have been

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias makes appearance at sneak preview Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:16:09 GMT
Comedian Gabriel Iglesias met with and took “selfies” with hundreds of his fans at the sneak preview of his new movie “The Fluffy Movie” at the Bulldog Box office on Camp Pendleton, July 18.   After spending time with guests he got on stage and told some jokes and then introduced his movie to the audience, he expressed his gratitude and thanks to

Company K learns MCMAP chokeholds Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:03:00 GMT
  Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, learned knife techniques and chokes with counters during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program class at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 21.     While in recruit training, recruits are taught MCMAP because it builds the foundation for hand-to-hand combat that they will expand on

2nd MAW Marines return from SPMAGTF support Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:56:00 GMT
Several detachments from squadrons belonging to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing returned to the United States July 24, after a four-month deployment to Morón Air Base, Spain.  “It's just a great feeling of relief to be home now," said Staff Sgt. David Gentry, the detachment noncommissioned officer-in-charge with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271. It’s a

Forging leaders Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:54:00 GMT
For more than two centuries, the Corps has produced countless leaders who have excelled both in and out of the military. That legacy continues today with thousands of young men and women within its ranks rising up to become leaders.    Cpl. Andre Brown is one of those people the Corps is shaping into a mentor and leader.    Growing up, Brown, a

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 threatening 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

CFT test recruits combat endurance Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:14:00 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 course increasing proficiency in nautical spill response procedures aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 14-17.   The

Drill instructors set the tone for recruit training at pick up Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:13:00 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

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