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    • Marine loses 130 lbs., gains rank through perseverance

      Marine loses 130 lbs., gains rank through perseverance

      Story by Cpl. Jennifer Webster   |   9th Marine Corps District   |   09.01.2016

      GREAT LAKES, Ill. – A United States Marine was promoted to the rank of lance corporal in a ceremony aboard Naval Station Great lakes, Illinois, Thursday. Lance Cpl. Jacob Beasley, 19, a Gilmer, Texas, native, was promoted to his new rank by Col. Jason Morris, the commanding officer of 9th Marine Corps District....
      Hometown: Gilmer, TX

    • U.S. and Ukrainian BMP-2 Gunnery

      U.S. and Ukrainian BMP-2 Gunnery

      Video by Sgt. Jacob Holmes   |   U.S. Army Europe   |   08.14.2016

      Thirty‐millimeter high‐explosive rounds with their tell‐tale red phosphorous tails lit up the air here during a joint U.S. and Ukrainian‐led BMP‐2 live‐fire exercise August 11, 2016. Soldiers assigned to 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division trained, monitored and acted as safeties for Ukrainian BPM‐2 Infantry Fighting......
      Hometown: Seymore, TX

    • NATO Engineers share different bridge assessment methods

      NATO Engineers share different bridge assessment methods

      Story by Maj. Randy Ready   |   1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division   |   07.25.2016

      (GRAFENWOEHR, Germany) – Soldiers from the 10th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division joined Soldiers from 11 NATO countries and one Partner for Peace country for an International Bridge Assessment Course at Ingolstadt, Germany July 11. The course, a bilateral project from the Belgian and German engineer schools, supported by the Military Engineering......
      Hometown: Paris, TX

    • NATO Engineers share different bridge assessment methods

      NATO Engineers share different bridge assessment methods

      Courtesy Photo   |   1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division   |   07.25.2016

      U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Katelynn Clark (center), an assistant operations officer for the 10th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, listens as a Belgian officer talks about different equipment they use to assess bridges during a an International Bridge Assessment Course at Ingolstadt, Germany July 12. The course, a bilateral project from the Belgian and German......
      Hometown: Paris, TX

    • Fort Hood's Best Warrior Competition 2016

      Fort Hood's Best Warrior Competition 2016

      Photo by Sgt. Whitney Woods   |   4th Public Affairs Detachment   |   07.13.2016

      Staff Sgt. Dominique Cooper, a military police officer assigned to the 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Carson, Colorado, a native of Paris, Texas, slides down a rope during the Best Warrior Competition, June 21, 2016 at the Phantom Warrior Obstacle Course on Fort Hood, Texas. The week-long competition consists of ruck marches, obstacle course, oral and written board, a physical fitness test......
      Hometown: Paris, TX

    • Military policeman competes to gain knowledge

      Military policeman competes to gain knowledge

      Story by Sgt. Juana Nesbitt   |   7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   |   06.27.2016

      FORT HOOD, Texas – Day Three of the Best Warrior Competition at Fort Hood, Texas was a tough one for the ten candidates, which consisted of a 12-mile road march, CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear), an obstacle course, which incorporated administering medical care while under fire, and call for fire event, which tested their ability to request simulated artillery on a target....
      Hometown: Paris, TX

    • Military policeman competes to gain knowledge

      Military policeman competes to gain knowledge

      Photo by Sgt. Juana Nesbitt   |   7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   |   06.27.2016

      FORT HOOD, Texas – Spc. Christopher Kenney (left), of Boston, Massachusetts, a combat medic with 83rd Civil Affairs Battalion from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Staff Sgt. Dominique Cooper (center), of Paris, Texas, a military policeman, with 89th Military Police Brigade stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, don their gas masks and suits June 22, during the 2016 Best Warrior Competition at......
      Hometown: Paris, TX

    • Marines help students learn English

      Marines help students learn English

      Photo by Cpl. Mandaline Hatch   |   Marine Rotational Force Darwin   |   06.07.2016

      1st Lt. Joseph C. Wright arm wrestles a student at Sanderson Middle School, Northern Territory, Australia, on June 3, 2016. Marines with the Forward Coordination Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, helped with an English oral language class by talking, playing and listening to middle school students. Wright, from Bogata, Texas, is a communications officer with FCE, MRF-D. (U.S. Marine......
      Hometown: Bogata, TX