Cherry Point EAD awarded for restoration projects Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:53:16 GMT
It should come as no surprise that Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s Environmental Affairs Department received the 2013 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Restoration Team Award during a ceremony here, Aug. 8. The department has been collecting awards for its environmental efforts and strategies for more than 30 years, since the days when

Devil Dog Dare opens at Cherry Point Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:46:32 GMT
Marines with Marine Tactical Air Control Squadron 28 tested the Devil Dog Dare obstacle course at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Aug. 13.   The course is designed to challenge Marines as part of a program called Operation Adrenaline Rush, which was introduced across the Marine Corps in 2013 to help Marines returning from deployments.  The

Secretary of the Navy visits Marines, sailors aboard USS America Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:05:00 GMT
The hangar bay of the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) stood quiet as Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, standing beside the Honorable Michael Hammer, U.S. Ambassador to Chile, addressed hundreds of Marines and sailors with America and Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South, during a visit aboard the ship in the Strait

Competitors swim, bike, run to finish line Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:49:32 GMT
More than 150 competitors crowded Hancock Pool during Marine Corps Community Services' Sprint Triathlon/Relay at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 16.  The event was part of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune's Semper Fit Grand Prix 2014 series. Participants completed a 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike ride and three-mile run.   The male

Competitors swim, bike, run to finish line Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:49:28 GMT
More than 150 competitors crowded Hancock Pool during Marine Corps Community Services' Sprint Triathlon/Relay at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 16.  The event was part of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune's Semper Fit Grand Prix 2014 series. Participants completed a 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike ride and three-mile run.   The male

MWSS-271 refines BRAAT procedures at Camp Davis Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:46:54 GMT
Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 conducted a Base Recovery After Attack exercise to simulate response procedures at Marine Corps Outlying Field Camp Davis Aug. 14.  A BRAAT plan is activated after an enemy attack on an airfield, or after a natural disaster, according to 1st Lt. Jessica Davis, the assistant operations officer with the squadron and

MWSS-271 refines BRAAT procedures at Camp Davis Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:46:50 GMT
Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 conducted a Base Recovery After Attack exercise to simulate response procedures at Marine Corps Outlying Field Camp Davis Aug. 14.  A BRAAT plan is activated after an enemy attack on an airfield, or after a natural disaster, according to 1st Lt. Jessica Davis, the assistant operations officer with the squadron and

Aircraft Rescue, Firefighting Marines hone techniques Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:44:36 GMT
More than 20 Marines with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point's Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting simulated extinguishing aircraft fires to prepare them for the conditions and stressors of real life Aug. 14.  "The purpose of this training is to familiarize the Marines with being around fire and the techniques they would use to combat it," said

Aircraft Rescue, Firefighting Marines hone techniques Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:44:32 GMT
More than 20 Marines with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point's Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting simulated extinguishing aircraft fires to prepare them for the conditions and stressors of real life Aug. 14.  "The purpose of this training is to familiarize the Marines with being around fire and the techniques they would use to combat it," said

Program encourages Smart-Girl mentality during retreat Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:15:14 GMT
Girls, 8 to 18 years old, attended a day-long Smart-Girl retreat aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug. 16.

Marines rock Exercise Heavy Metal 2014 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
Marines participating in exercise Heavy Metal 2014 found themselves in a simulated combat scenario Aug. 17, facing a tough and hardened insurgent enemy force. Their objective: seize the town.  Reserve Marines from around the country participated in HM14, which gave 15 units from logistics, aviation and ground combat elements, a chance to work

Fiscal year 14 Selected Marine Corps Reserve Enlisted Retention Survey Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:58:55 GMT
Marine administrative message 409/14 announces the fiscal year 2014 Selected Marine Corps Reserve Enlisted Retention Survey.  This survey allows Reserve Marines the opportunity to communicate to senior leaders their views regarding their experience and possible future service in the Marine Corps Reserve.  The SMCR has provided more than twelve

'Ready Battalion' competes for the Spartan Cup Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:25:14 GMT
Approximately 1,000 Marines, sailors and family members of 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, held their annual family day and field meet Aug. 14, 2014, at the W.P.T. Hill Field aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The event gave members of the battalion a chance to introduce their families to the unit, and
'Ready Battalion' competes for the Spartan Cup Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:13:15 GMT
Approximately 1,000 Marines, sailors and family members of 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, held their annual family day and field meet Aug. 14, 2014, at the W.P.T. Hill Field aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The event gave members of the battalion a chance to introduce their families to the unit, and
Operation Homefront assists Cherry Point Marines, families with school needs Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:38:33 GMT
Operation Homefront hosted the OperationHomefront-Carolinas Back to School Brigade at Marine Corps Air Station CherryPoint Aug. 15. The event was held to assist service members andtheir families prepare for the upcoming school year by providing backpacks,paper, protractors, calculators, dry erase boards and a variety of other schoolsupplies to

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit visits Iwo To during transit through U.S 7th Fleet Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:58:19 GMT
Marines and sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 5 were afforded a rare opportunity to visit Iwo To (formally known as Iwo Jima) while transiting through the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility Aug. 16, 2014.  Through the natural course of transit while deployed during WESTPAC 14-2, the Makin Island Amphibious

15th MEU completes PANAMAX 2014 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:49:45 GMT
Every day U.S. forces train with partner nations to combat global threats. The relationships built through these exercises allow the Marine Corps and its allies to function as a global force in readiness. Recently, Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed PANAMAX 2014, a seven-day multi-national exercise, which began

9th Comm. Bn. increases proficiency with grenades Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:42:04 GMT
Marines with 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, conducted grenade training aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014. The communication Marines were trained by 1st Marine Division Schools as part of an annual training event to prepare them to react to various combat situations with

First time partnership for brand-new firefighting training Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:20:46 GMT
Third Marine Aircraft Wing aviators joined firefighters with the Miramar Fire Department in the brand-new wildland firefighting exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug. 14.  Installation and fire department leadership designed this training to foster a communication based foundation between firefighters and 3rd MAW aviation

1st Marine Regiment cases colors, ends mission in Afghanistan Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:39:42 GMT
A blinding sandstorm swept across the desert floor surrounding Regional Command (Southwest)’s security-nebulous, Task Force Belleau Wood, Aug. 15, 2014. During a brief pause in the storm, Marines with 1st Marine Regiment held a small ceremony to case the unit’s battle colors for the final time in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  The regiment

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