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First in, last out: Sailor serves with Marine units making history in Afghanistan
First in, last out: Sailor serves with Marine units making history in AfghanistanA day that many remember and few will ever forget – the day four planes were hijacked and America was attacked. It was a day that would change the lives of thousands of Americans, on that day and for many years to come.


Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 conduct retrograde operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 conduct retrograde operation in Helmand province, AfghanistanAs the U.S. footprint throughout Afghanistan begins to shrink, the extra gear and equipment needs to be retrograded back to the States by a unit capable of moving large items in a timely fashion. For Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 1, it is their mission.


Koolendong heightens Scout Sniper’s precision shooting
Koolendong heightens Scout Sniper’s precision shootingScout Sniper Platoon with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines conducted an unknown distance qualification range August 18 increasing their long range firing capabilities at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia during Exercise Koolendong 14.


New Jersey Marine accounts for millions during Afghanistan drawdown
New Jersey Marine accounts for millions during Afghanistan drawdownMaking sense of a military’s budget in a war zone is no easy task. Corporal Jesus O. Maldonado, 30, a native of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and financial management resource analyst with Regional Command (Southwest), takes these matters seriously.


Minnesota Marine is a heavy lifter during Helmand drawdown
Minnesota Marine is a heavy lifter during Helmand drawdownDuring the final year of operations in Helmand province, U.S. forces with Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan, Regional Command (Southwest), are hard at work. While some security force assistance advisors continue to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces, others are focused on ensuring the retrograde mission is met with success. By the end of the year, RC(SW) will transition full security responsibility including the remaining U.S. and coalition military bases to the ANSF after more than five years of counterinsurgency and security force assistance operations.


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U.S. Marines assigned to Combat Logistics Detachment 331, as part of Marine Rotational Force Darwin, conduct training on a basic Combat Engineer demolitions range, during Exercise Koolendong 2014, aboard the Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern...



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1/5 Scout Sniper Range1/5 Scout Sniper Range
U.S. Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, currently assigned...


Sailors at MCAS Iwakuni’s Harbor Operations Keep The Base Waters SafeSailors at MCAS Iwakuni’s Harbor Operations Keep The Base Waters Safe
Residents of a Marine air station usually think of base security in terms of patrol cars and the...


Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit - 22nd MEU Shout OutsMarine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit - 22nd MEU Shout Outs
VMM-263 (Rein.) Marines Unit: Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine...


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Sgt. Brandon Jackson, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine...


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Lance Cpl. Katherine Reznicek - 22nd MEU Shout OutsLance Cpl. Katherine Reznicek - 22nd MEU Shout Outs
Lance Cpl. Katherine Reznicek, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine...


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Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force commanding officer welcomes Marines, sailors Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force commanding officer welcomes Marines, sailors
Col. Matthew G. St. Clair, the commanding officer of the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, addresses Marines after an award ceremony,...


FOB Tombstone- US Army teaches Afghans infrastructure maintenance as US withdraws FOB Tombstone- US Army teaches Afghans infrastructure maintenance as US withdraws
U.S. military personnel, Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers assigned to the 215th Corps,, an Afghan civilian from the Department of Public Works...


HMH-366 conduct day and night QRF training HMH-366 conduct day and night QRF training
U.S. Marine Sgt. Lonnie Smith Jr, flight equipment technician with Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366, grips the back of a Marine's plate carrier to...


Marine Corps Commandant Visits Bahrain Marine Corps Commandant Visits Bahrain
The 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, right, and the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett,...


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Maj. Gen. Sayed Malouk, commanding general of the Afghan National Army (ANA) 215th Corps, and Maj. Gen. MussaWardat, Afghan Ministry of Defense...


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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.


Col. Peter Baumgarten
Col. Peter Baumgarten talks to a Stars and Stripes about current operations in Afghanistan.


Brig Gen Carl Mundy (1MEF) talks to Leatherneck Magazine about "Large Scale Exercise 2014"
Brig. Gen. Carl Mundy talks to a Camp Leatherneck Magazine about Exercise Large Scale 2014.


Marine Cpl. Markecia Polk
Marine Cpl. Markecia Polk, from Aberdeen, Miss., talks to a Monroe Journal reporter about how she came to be a competitor in the Commander’s...