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Practice makes perfect: 2/4 Marines fast-rope

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Practice makes perfect: 2/4 Marines fast-rope

Story by Lance Cpl. Ryan Mains | 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit | Date: 12.03.2014

“Dominant hand,” shouts an instructor as he grabs Lance Cpl. Cody Johannsen’s blouse and leads him to the fast-rope, then “weak hand over dominant hand!” Johannsen grasps the rope. Upon hearing the... Read More

Pittsburgh Marine earns honor graduate distinction at Officer Candidate Course

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Pittsburgh Marine earns honor graduate distinction at Officer Candidate Course

Story by Sgt. Pedro Cardenas | 1st Marine Corps District | Date: 12.09.2014

Marine officers exemplify the phrase Ductus Exemplo, Latin for “Leadership by Example.” Some find the task of becoming an officer impossible and are dropped from the course. While others like Staff Sgt.... Read More

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Michael Murphy learns about the local culture in Kota Kinabalu

Courtesy Story | Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs | Date: 11.21.2014

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Nov. 21 for the ship’s first international port visit of its maiden deployment. Read More

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Fire from the sky: Airborne artillery warms up JBER winter nights

Story by Staff Sgt. Daniel Love | 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs | Date: 12.11.2014

“Is that a fly-by or are they jumping?” a paratrooper asked another as they set up an M105 howitzer that had dropped from a plane less than an hour ago. A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft was approaching low... Read More

JFC-UA service member holds down her job and then some

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JFC-UA service member holds down her job and then some

Story by Sgt. Matthew Britton | 27th Public Affairs Detachment | Date: 12.12.2014

Every Friday after the morning briefing at the Barclay Training Center here, a service member supporting Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission,... Read More

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