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ITX 3-17: Integration across the MAGTF

Story by Sgt David Bickel on 06/13/2017 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing participated in Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 3-17, a Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) training evolution, at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, from April 26 through June 3, 2017. "The main focus of ITX 3-17 is
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Burrows passes the torch to Eovito

Story by LCpl A. J. Van Fredenberg on 06/09/2017 Lt. Col. Damon K. Burrows relinquished command of 9th Communication Battalion to Lt. Col. Bryan A. Eovito at Camp Pendleton, California, June 8, 2017. Burrows, who commanded the battalion over the past three years will attend the U.S. Army War College
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Musicians Do More

Story by Sgt William Hester on 06/07/2017 Staff Sgt. Jeremy Matt, a trombone instrumentalist, and Sgt. Than Nguyen, a clarinet instrumentalist, have dedicated their off-duty time to help potential Musician Enlistment Option applicants pass their auditions and become Marine musicians. "We're willing to help others in different situations," said Matt,
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Passing the colors: MAG-39 command changes hands

Story by LCpl Liah Smuin on 06/05/2017 Wind whipped across the flightline of Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, as command of Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39 changed hands from, Col. Michael "Meat" Borgschulte to Col. Matthew "Rush" Mowery, May 25. "Many people say a change of command is
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Aviation assault: Aces repel and repair

Story by Sgt David Bickel on 05/26/2017 Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 373 conducted a base recovery after attack training (BRAAT) evolution during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 3-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, May 23. The BRAAT exercise allowed MWSS-373 to experience an
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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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