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MAWTS-1 S-shops ensure smooth WTI

Posted October 25, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Ask any Marine at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 and they’ll say the unit is a different beast to tame than any in the Marine Corps, due in no small part to the unit’s biannual Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course. This isn’t a sentiment shared by only MAWTS-1 instructors and students; the S-shops,…

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Who’s who in USMC: Major Henry Talmage Elrod

Posted April 26, 2012 by TECOM.usmc.mil

Henry Talmage Elrod was born on 27 September 1905, in Turner County, Georgia. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in December 1927, and was appointed a Marine second lieutenant in February 1931. He attended the University of Georgia and Yale University prior to his entry into the...

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Live Fire: Marines Unload Ammo in Corporals Course First

Posted July 12, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon

Two Marines cautiously walked and waited for potential enemy contact, not knowing where they will take enemy fire from next. Then, a sudden break in the silence occurs as the sound of gunfire erupts.

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Joint training puts the sting in Scorpion Fire

Posted August 23, 2012 by Story and Photos by Lance Cpl. Rebecca Eller

CHOCOLATE MOUNTAIN AERIAL GUNNERY RANGE YUMA, Ariz. — Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion from Camp Pendleton, Calif.,

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First marine operational F-35 pilots, maintainers attend transition training

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story and photo by Ensign Lisa M. Lill

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE Fla – The first two operational Marine fighter pilots from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA 121) attended F-35 transition training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla from September 17 through November 20.

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SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

Posted March 29, 2013 by Nick Simeone

The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 29. In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be…

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Station ARFF trains in setting up decontamination site

Posted May 17, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma aircraft rescue and firefighting department trained in setting up a mass decontamination site, May 10-11. The training, part of ARFF personnel’s annual training requirements, educated the firefighters on quickly and effectively constructing a...

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Always ready for the family, FROsho

Posted July 26, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Family Readiness Officers could arguably be one of a Marine’s greatest assets in the Corps. While many may see them as a unit party planner, their job includes so many facets it’s hard to quantify what they do in one simple word or category. While, on occasion, they do organize unit events, they are designed…

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Yuma ARFF Marines cool off during fireman competition

Posted September 27, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Several Marines with the station’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting section cooled off with some much-needed fun at Camp Pendleton, Calif…

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