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Marine Corps Aviation Association Awards 2017

Story by Cpl Harley Robinson on 05/23/2017 The Marine Corps Aviation Association held its 46th Annual Symposium and Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in La Jolla, California, May 19. The MCAA awards program was founded in 1962 and since then has recognized excellence in Marine aviation through education,
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Strengthening a bond of brotherhood through Marine Corps training

Story by Cpl Mackenzie Gibson on 05/22/2017 Darkness looms over the recruits as they crawl under tangles of barbed wire through muddy trenches. As the recruits scream encouragements amongst one another to complete the obstacle, one particular duo of future Marines literally drag each other to the finish line. One
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TRAP readiness: 3rd MAW assists 3rd Marines

Story by Sgt David Bickel on 05/19/2017 The trap exercise consisted of 3rd Marines recovering a simulated casualty from an aircraft mishap with the help of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 469, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363 and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, each helping according to
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EFR fights fires during ITX 3-17

Story by Sgt David Bickel on 05/17/2017 MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Expeditionary fire and rescue (EFR) Marines with Marine Wing Support squadron (MWSS) 373 "Aces" conducted a simulated flight line emergency on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms, California, May 10.
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Kansas City Marines partner with Jordanian Soldiers

Story by SGT Zoe Morris on 05/15/2017 JORDAN U.S. Marine Reservists with the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Platoon, Combat Logistics Regiment 4 out of Kansas City, KS, completed a week of joint-force training with Jordanian CBRN soldiers, May 10, at the Joint Training Center. Ten CLR 4 Marines and
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Welcome home: 11th MEU returns after seven months

Story by Cpl Harley Robinson on 05/12/2017 Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) returned from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, May 12. Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 returned to MCAS Yuma, May 11, and with VMM-163 served as the
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2017 HITT Competition

Story by Greg Mobley on 05/09/2017 You are invited back to the Third Annual 2017 High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Tactical Athlete Championship from 28-31 August, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. The HITT Championship is an annual event that brings the top male and female tactical athletes from
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Preserving history: Miramar volunteer restores last-of-its-kind plane

Story by LCpl Liah Kitchen on 04/26/2017 Voices echoed through the old warehouse, bouncing off old, dusty military vehicles and aircraft in various states of restoration. Tucked away to the side of the warehouse rests a partially restored Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless dive bomber, thought to be the last surviving aircraft
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It's as easy as 1-2-3: MCAS Miramar vehicles need to be registered

Story by Sgt Kimberlyn Adams on 04/20/2017 Marine Administrative Message (MARADMIN) 245/16 states Marine Corps bases no longer require vehicles to have a decal on their windshield. Since the MARADMIN, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, has noticed a problem with Marines, Sailors and civilian employees failing to register their
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Silicon Valley Air National Guard Unit Conducts Overwater Rescue for 1,016th Life Saved

Story by Capt. Roderick Bersamina on 04/19/2017 Early Tuesday morning the 129th Rescue Wing flew two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, one MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft, and one 4-man Guardian Angel Pararescue team approximately 600 miles off the California coast to the GUTSY LADY 4. Once the 129th RQW personnel reached
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Defusing the situation: Miramar EOD trains to respond

Story by LCpl Liah Kitchen on 04/18/2017 Explosive Ordnance Disposal can be traced back to World War II. The U.S. needed to train personnel to properly disarm unexploded explosive ordnance as a result of heavy bombing runs that took place in the European theater of operations. Today, the Marine Corps
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