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Gen. Mattis honored by No Greater Sacrifice
Gen. Mattis honoredTo most Marines this man is a legend. To other Americans he would just be another veteran sporting tightly cropped white hair and a face worn from years of combat. When he speaks listeners hear sincerity, confidence and a blunt wisdom. He is a legend among those new and old to the Corps. – He is retired marine Gen. James Mattis.


Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga visits Futenma
Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga visits FutenmaChief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga met with Lt. Gen. John Wissler Sept. 17 during a visit to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.


Media advisory for Valiant Shield 2014 Island Seizure Exercise From Valiant Shield Joint Information Bureau
Four MV-22 Osprey Tiltrotor aircraft carrying U.S. infantry Marines will conduct an island seizure exercise on Tinian’s North Field Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. The training will be conducted in order to exercise the integration of ground training in Valiant Shield 2014. Media who would like to attend this event should contact the Joint Information Bureau no later than 4 p.m. Sept. 19. A public affairs representative will meet media at the Tinian International Airport at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 to escort them to the landing zone.


VMFA-122 Marine comes home during Distant Frontier
VMFA-122 Marine comes home during Distant FrontierFor most members of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, coming to Alaska is a unique and exciting adventure they have never experienced before. It is home to the tallest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley, as well as being the only state within the Arctic Circle, both of which are within a day trip of Eielson Air Force Base. Alaska has more than three million lakes and three thousand rivers. It boasts diverse wildlife like moose, caribou and bears. There is one Marine with VMFA-122 who knows these facts all too well. Sgt. Steven Johnson lived in and was recruited from Alaska. His hometown of Fairbanks is less than an hour drive from Eielson AFB. This is his first time being back in “The Last Frontier State” with a Marine squadron.


Behind the boom: Support keeps artillery firing
Behind the boom: Support keeps artillery firingWith any military operation or exercise, logistical planning is required for both troops and equipment to function at full potential.


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Builder Chief Petty Officer Chris Jeffries, the Facilities Chief aboard Air Station Iwakuni, recently celebrated his retirement from the US Navy after 24 years of service. Corporal Trevor Phillips attended the ceremony to bring you the story. ...



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Soldiers from the Army's 4th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, conducted joint live-fire...


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Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Combat Logistics Company 36, and 9th Engineer...


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Multiple U.S. military aircraft takeoff Sept. 15 at Andersen Air Base, Guam as Exercise Valiant...


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The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program offers a physical and mental test for service members...


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U.S. Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 12 transport Marines to Tinian from Andersen Air Force...


Train How You Fight: Close-Quarter TacticsTrain How You Fight: Close-Quarter Tactics
U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, participate in the marksmanship...


ANA’s Newest Trauma CenterANA’s Newest Trauma Center
Navy Capt. James Cole, the Regional Command (Southwest) command surgeon, explains the purpose of...


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U.S. service members commemorate the "Star-Spangled Banner" at Fort McHenry National Monument...


Hansen Fest 2014 with P.O.D.Hansen Fest 2014 with P.O.D.
With the stage set, the amplifiers cranked to 11, and the anticipation high, a crowd gathered...


2014 Nation's Football Classic2014 Nation's Football Classic
Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Command engaged college students, coaches, and key...


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Gen. Mattis honored Gen. Mattis honored
Retired Gen. James Mattis is presented the Freedom Award by Marine veteran Jeremiah Workman at the No Greater Sacrifice 2014 Freedom Award Family...


Marines, British share lifesaving techniques at Phoenix Odyssey Marines, British share lifesaving techniques at Phoenix Odyssey
British soldiers of the 5, 6, and 7 Military Intelligence Battalions, 1 Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition Brigade, patrol through a...


Valiant Shield 2014 Valiant Shield 2014
An F/A-18 prepares to take off as an F-15C Eagle launches during Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating U.S....


Valiant Shield 2014 Valiant Shield 2014
A C-130 takes off during Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield is an U.S.-only exercise integrating U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps...


MEU Marines relax during steel beach aboard Gunston Hall MEU Marines relax during steel beach aboard Gunston Hall
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Browning, right, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU),...


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Capt. Jared Reddinger
Capt. Jared Reddinger talks to a reporter from Marine Corps Times about his deployment and his responsibilities in his unit.


Lance Cpl. Joseph Alvarez
Lance Cpl. Joseph Alvarez from Redlands, Calif. talks to a Redlands Daily Facts reporter about getting a promotion, his military history and why...


Staff Sgt. Richard Ashe
Staff Sgt. Richard Ashe, Oregon, talks to a Mitchell News Journal reporter about joining the Marines, being injured while deployed to Iraq, his...


Col. Peter Baumgarten
Col. Peter Baumgarten talks to a reporter from Leatherneck Magazine about his time in Afghanistan and preparing to leave Afghanistan.


Col. Peter Baumgarten
Col. Peter Baumgarten talks to a Marine Corps Times reporter about the current operations in Afghanistan.