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    Marine Minute

    Marine Minute

    UNITED STATES

    01.04.2019

    Audio by Cpl. Troy Saunders 

    Defense Media Activity - Marines

    I'm Corporal Troy Saunders with your Marine Minute.

    With PFT season officially here, be on the lookout for a few new changes. One of the biggest changes include the minimum score being changed to 150 and scoring the minimum in all categories will no longer result in an overall passing score. Other changes include the minimum and maximum for female pull-ups has increased. These changes are in accordance with MARADMIN 539/18, which outlines a larger, on-going institutional effort to modernize the Corps and help Marines become more combat-credible in lethality and readiness.

    Also in the Corps,
    Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion recently participated in Special-Patrol Insertion-and-Extraction as well as Helicopter-Rope-Suspension-Technique training at Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan. These types of training events teach Marines to enter and exit landing zones that are too dangerous for helicopters to safely engage.

    On this day in Marine Corps history in 1991,
    Marines evacuated 260 U.S. and foreign citizens from the American Embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia, during Operation Eastern Exit.

    That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.

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    AUDIO INFO

    Date Taken: 01.04.2019
    Date Posted: 01.04.2019 12:51
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 55541
    Filename: 1901/DOD_106351604.mp3
    Length: 00:01:00
    Year 2018
    Genre Newscast
    Location: US

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