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State of Readiness: Backbone of Movement
State of Readiness: Backbone of MovementAn entire company of Marines squeeze through the tight hallways of the USS Essex (LHD 2) wearing their flaks and kevlars, carrying their weapons along with packs filled with everything they need to sustain them for a few days in the field. As they walk into the hanger bay, cones are lined up telling the Marines exactly where they need to be. They stage their gear in their designated place and wait to make their movement off of the boat. A few hours later, a new set of cones will be placed in the hanger bay along with another group of personnel departing the ship. During the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s pre-deployment workups, hundreds of personnel arrive and depart the ship every day. No matter where they are going or whether it’s by landing craft, air cushion, landing craft utility, or an MV-22B Osprey, each person is accounted for and manifested by combat cargo. They make sure everything and everyone is where it needs to be so the MEU can be combat ready.


Should all military branches adopt the same uniform?
"Versus" is a recurring column in the Hawaii Marine newspaper tackling debatable issues in the news, sports and entertainment world. In the March 27, 2015 issue, combat correspondent Lance Cpl. Brittney Vella and civilian photojournalist Kristen Wong debated on the possibility of all the armed forces wearing the same combat camouflage uniform, as noted in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.


SM&SP volunteers with Habitat for Humanity
SM&SP volunteers with Habitat for HumanityMarines and Sailors volunteered in Habitat for Humanity’s Honolulu ReStore through the Marine Corps Community Services Hawaii Single Marine & Sailor Program, March 21, 2015.


3rd Radio Bn. honored at blood donor ceremony
The Tripler Army Medical Center and the Armed Services Blood Program recognized volunteers and blood donors, including Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s 3rd Radio Battalion, at the 11th Annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon at the Hickam Officers’ Club, March 18, 2015.


MCB Hawaii supports April community observances
April is dedicated to and recognizes several issues that permeate, not only in America, but also throughout the military community. Alcohol abuse, child abuse, sexual assault and autism are all issues that various Marine Corps Base Hawaii organizations will be focusing on starting next month.


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Video Icon Integrated Task Force Tank Platoon begins MCOTEA assessment

U.S. Marines with Tank Platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force (GCEITF), conducted a Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity assessment at Range 500, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms,...



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Exercise Talon ReachExercise Talon Reach
U.S. Marines participating in Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 2-15 and infantry...


CWO5 Kimberly Francios RetirementCWO5 Kimberly Francios Retirement
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Kimberly Francois, Director Installation Personnel Administration...


Under The RadarUnder The Radar
Weekly television news show depicting events and stories aboard MCAS Cherry Point and news...


Non-Lethal Systems TrainingNon-Lethal Systems Training
Marines with Black Sea Rotational force conduct a non-lethal systems package aboard Mihail...


Mike Corrado 'Stand' (Acoustic)Mike Corrado 'Stand' (Acoustic)
Mike Corrado, a country music singer/song writer who performs for people all around the country...


4th Marines Return to States After Decades4th Marines Return to States After Decades
4th Marine Regiment commands Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Four during Integrated...


Ground Support Equipment aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni ensure mission accomplishmentGround Support Equipment aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni ensure mission accomplishment
The wings aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni look to MALS-12 for the support they need for...


B-roll of Ground Support Equipment aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni ensure mission accomplishmentB-roll of Ground Support Equipment aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni ensure mission accomplishment
B-roll of the wings aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni look to MALS-12 for the support they...


Infantry Officer Course Fast RopeInfantry Officer Course Fast Rope
U.S. Marines attending the infantry officers course conduct fast rope training in preparation...


Marine Helps Kin Town ResidentMarine Helps Kin Town Resident
Cpl. Anthony Ruiz tells the story of him helping an Okinawa man who was hit by a car March 24 in...


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CE MARFOR CENTCOM FWD Women's History Symposium CE MARFOR CENTCOM FWD Women's History Symposium
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Margaret Kibben, chief of chaplains, speaks at the 2015 Women's History Symposium aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, March...


VMA-211 Squadron Photo VMA-211 Squadron Photo
U.S. Marine Corps Marine Attack Squadron 211 (VMA-211) pose for a photograph in the Central Command Area of Responsibility, March 6, 2015. VMA-211...


Reunion of Honor Reunion of Honor
A commemorative hat sits on a table during the Iwo Jima Reunion of Honor event at a local hotel. The veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima and...


Iwo Jima veterans luncheon Iwo Jima veterans luncheon
Former Corporal Hershel Williams, a Medal of Honor recipient, enjoys a slice of cake during a luncheon at Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar's home. The...


15th MEU prepares for possible humanitarian missions 15th MEU prepares for possible humanitarian missions
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, level out ground in preparation for constructing Southwest Asia...


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AFN Iwakuni interview with the Commandant of the Marine Corps
The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Joseph Dunford, and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt Maj Ronald Green, visited Marine Corps...


Marines Develop Sexual Assault Prevention Reporting Tools
Marine Col. Jensen talks to a Marine Corps Times reporter about tools developed by the Marine Corps’ Operational Planning Team which will be...


Marine Corps shows progress in sexual assault prevention and response
Conference Call Recording with USMC and AP, UT San Diego, JD News, Marine Corps Times. Hosted by Maj. John Caldwell.


Lance Cpl. Dustin Newell
Lance Cpl. Dustin Newell talks to a Crawford Broadcasting reporter, for their Hero of the Week segment, about his duties as an aviation ordnance...


Marine Sgt. Max Pennington
Marine Sgt. Max Pennington, from Wauseon, Ohio, talks to a Crawford Broadcasting reporter, for their Hero of the Week segment, about his duties as...