• Marines save airman’s life in Okinawa
    Seven United States Marines played a vital role in saving the life of a U.S. Airman with 353rd
    United States Marine Corps Sgt. David Lam, an assistant warehouse chief with 3rd Transportation Support Battalion, pictured here aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, was one of seven Marines who acted quickly to save an U.S. Airman’s life following a recent motorcycle accident Dec. 31, 2018.  Lam, a native of San Jose, Calif., reported the accident, checked the injured and stood in the middle of the road directing traffic to allow emergency services to arrive.
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  • Camp Pendleton artifacts of historical significance move to the National Museum of the Marine Corps
    During the Korean War, Marine Corps prisoners of war (POW) in captivity spent time devising ways to
    Owen Conner, uniforms and heraldry curator with the National Museum of the Marine Corps, inspects medal collection belonging to U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Russell Rose at warehouse 2288, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 10, 2019. Several Marine Corps artifacts were collected from the MCB Camp Pendleton History Museum Branch for transport to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia.
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  • LAV Anti-Tank Weapon System to reach FOC by end of 2019
    *Editor’s Note: The original article appeared on Marine Corps Systems Command’s website Nov. 16,
    LAV Anti-Tank Weapon System to reach FOC by end of 2019
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  • Hurricane Florence Recovery: Testing the Marine Corps’ Resilience
    From working in comprised facilities and temporary trailers to repairing damaged homes, the Marine Corps community continues to face daily challenges following Hurricane Florence. Although the storm made landfall on September 14, 2018, Marines at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, and MCAS Cherry Point are still recovering.
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  • Suicide prevention | Eliminating the Stigma
    Behavioral health specialists report depression and suicide ideation rates increase during the holiday season and into the post-holiday period in the Marine Corps, according to the Headquarters Marine Corps Force Preservation Directorate. Marines may feel lonelier during these times as a result of being away from their families and supporters, said Shannon Hutchinson, the 3rd Marine Division behavioral health specialist.

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  • Sousa Season Opener: After the Armistice
    In a tradition that dates back 15 years, the Marine Band will open its 2019 Concert Season with a John Philip Sousa style concert focusing on the years after World War I and the Sousa Band’s first tours after the Armistice. The concert, conducted by Director Colonel Jason K. Fettig, will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6 at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall in Fairfax, Va. The performance will also stream live on the Marine Band’s website and YouTube channel: youtube.com/usmarineband.
    Sousa Season Opener Concert
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  • Island Marauder demo puts new technology to the test with 3rd Marines
    For the last three years, engineers and project officers from Marine Corps Systems Command have descended on the island of Oahu to put new technology to the test. In the fall, MCSC—along with Marines from the 3rd Marine Regiment and partner organizations from the requirements community—conducted the “Island Marauder” technology demonstration to integrate and evaluate emerging technologies with existing Marine Corps gear to help inform future capability decisions for the Corps.
    Island Marauder demo puts new technology to the test with 3rd Marines
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  • Marines showcase marksmanship skills at the 2018 Far East Marksmanship Competition on Okinawa
    The competition allowed Marines stationed in Japan to test and enhance their shooting abilities.“The
    A U.S. Marine shooter and spotters assess the target in the Team Pistol Match finals at Range 1 on Camp Hansen Dec. 13, 2018. Marine Corps Shooting Teams members verified the hits of the shooter.
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  • Three Marines with SPMAGTF-CR-CC earn Purple Hearts
    Cpl. Tyler A. Frazier, a mortar Marine with 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, who recently returned to Twentynine Palms following a deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal by Lt. Col. Steven M. Ford on November 7, 2018.
    Cpl. Tyler A. Frazier, a mortar Marine with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, is awarded the Purple Heart Medal by Lt. Col. Steven M. Ford, commanding officer, 3/7 at Victory Field aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 7, 2018. Frazier was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Syria while 3/7 was deployed with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command.
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  • “The President’s Own” Remembers George H. W. Bush
    As the nation mourns the passing of one its finest patriots, current and former members of the Marine Band remember President George H. W. Bush as a man whose love of music and uncommon graciousness elevated the unique relationship between the Chief Executive and “The President’s Own.”
    Remembering President George H. W. Bush
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