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Realistic Urban Training heats up in El Centro

Posted May 17, 2012 by Cpl. John Robbart III

NAVAL AIR STATION EL CENTRO, Calif.   — More than 400 Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began conducting the ground portion of Realistic Urban Training, here, May 7. The training aims to integrate the Command Element, and its Maritime Raid Force, with the Aviation Combat Element.  It will be conducted in…

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Fact or Fiction? July 19, 2012

Posted July 19, 2012 by

Q: Can I really get out up to a year early?   A:  Yes, according to changes in the Voluntary Enlisted Early Release Progam Marines can terminate their contract up to 365 days before their original EAS date. However there are some caviats, those applying for termination more than 90 days before their EAS must have…

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Yuma Marine lives life through the lens

Posted September 20, 2012 by Story by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon

Staff Sgt. Aaron Belford, the Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron substance abuse control officer and a native of Minneapolis, Minn., looks up…

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In Brief – March 22, 2013

Posted March 22, 2013 by

U.S. training accident kills seven Marines A Marine Corps official says the seven Marines killed in Nevada died after a 60mm mortar exploded unexpectedly during a training accident, March 18. The Marines immediately issued an indefinite moratorium on firing of all such mortars worldwide until an investigation clears as safe the type of weapon and…

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H&HS Marines medal in shooting competition

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Two station Marines took home medals after participating in the Marine Corps West Division shooting matches at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Capt. Alexander Vanston, the Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron adjutant and a native of West Nyack, N.Y., and Sgt. Johnny Paredez, a H&HS combat…

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Tomcats Return From Pacific Rim

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An AV-8B Harrier II jet assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 214, based out of MCAS Yuma in Arizona, begins a vertical descent toward the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer off the coast of Southern California. Boxer is on a training exercise preparing for a Western-Pacific deployment scheduled for early next year.

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Station K-9 section showcases skills for Army brass

Posted August 9, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

The station’s K-9 section was given a chance to show Army generals, colonels, command sergeants major and several top-level Department of Defense civilian…

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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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