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Infantry Marines play vital role in Valiant Shield 2014 - 140920-M-AZ394-001

Cpl. Kyle W. Losee, left, and 1st Lt. Traver K. Mayfield lock in with a Stinger missile weapon system on aircraft flying by during the island seizure portion of the Valiant Shield 14 exercise Sept. 20 at Tinian’s North Field. They are acting as opposing forces who are trying to defend a captured compound that Marine infantrymen from Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are trying to reclaim. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps assets, offering real-world joint operational experience to develop capabilities that provide a full range of options to defend U.S. interests and those of its allies and partners. Losee, from Norfolk, Virginia, is an assistant gunner and Mayfield, from Triangle, Virginia, is the officer in charge and both are with the 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Detachment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei/ Released) by Okinawa Marines http://flic.kr/p/p2XoDf

Infantry Marines play vital role in Valiant Shield 2014 - 140920-M-AZ394-001

Cpl. Kyle W. Losee, left, and 1st Lt. Traver K. Mayfield lock in with a Stinger missile weapon system on aircraft flying by during the island seizure portion of the Valiant Shield 14 exercise Sept. 20 at Tinian’s North Field. They are acting as opposing forces who are trying to defend a captured compound that Marine infantrymen from Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are trying to reclaim. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps assets, offering real-world joint operational experience to develop capabilities that provide a full range of options to defend U.S. interests and those of its allies and partners. Losee, from Norfolk, Virginia, is an assistant gunner and Mayfield, from Triangle, Virginia, is the officer in charge and both are with the 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Detachment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei/ Released) by Okinawa Marines http://flic.kr/p/p2XoDf

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Mountain Man - Lance Cpl. Dominique Sparacino sweeps through an area during Mountain Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014. Sparacino is an assaultman with 2nd Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. Marines with 3/1 will become the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element in October. 
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/phYUo7

Mountain Man - Lance Cpl. Dominique Sparacino sweeps through an area during Mountain Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014. Sparacino is an assaultman with 2nd Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. Marines with 3/1 will become the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element in October.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/phYUo7

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Mountain Men: Mountain Exercise 2014 http://j.mp/1wwlpzW

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USMC Combat Shooting Team: Lethal Accuracy http://j.mp/1twxuFI

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Buddy Rushes - Rct. Wilde Lariveaux, Platoon 1066, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, provides security as his team rushes through a combat training course Aug. 26, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits sprinted, crawled and climbed through the course in teams, reinforcing the saying “no one left behind.” The course is part of Basic Warrior Training, held during the ninth week of boot camp, which focuses on basic field-related skills all Marines must know. The basic combat training recruits receive while on Parris Island will be broadened after boot camp during follow-on training at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Lariveaux, 19, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is scheduled to graduate Sept. 19, 2014. Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. 
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink/Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/oZEN7f

Buddy Rushes - Rct. Wilde Lariveaux, Platoon 1066, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, provides security as his team rushes through a combat training course Aug. 26, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits sprinted, crawled and climbed through the course in teams, reinforcing the saying “no one left behind.” The course is part of Basic Warrior Training, held during the ninth week of boot camp, which focuses on basic field-related skills all Marines must know. The basic combat training recruits receive while on Parris Island will be broadened after boot camp during follow-on training at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Lariveaux, 19, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is scheduled to graduate Sept. 19, 2014. Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink/Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/oZEN7f

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Oscar Company - Martial arts training - July 8, 2014

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Recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, practiced kicks and knee strikes July 8, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C., as part of their transformation into U.S. Marines. Recruits must earn …

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Oscar Company - Martial arts training - July 8, 2014

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Recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, practiced kicks and knee strikes July 8, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C., as part of their transformation into U.S. Marines. Recruits must earn …

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Outstanding example of building community rapport. Keep it up Marines.

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Marine Band Performs The Rite of Spring Guest conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band performed Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (transcribed by Merlin Patterson) on Monday, March 31, 2014, in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Va.

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Ebola Awareness: How to Stay Protected http://j.mp/Xpr521

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Peas in a Pod - Marines assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepare to disembark amphibious assault vehicles to conduct a simulated raid at landing zone Boondocker, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 16, 2014. The Marines were training in military operations in urban terrain as part of Exercise Island Viper, a staple in Hawaii Marines’ pre-deployment training cycle. 
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Peas in a Pod - Marines assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepare to disembark amphibious assault vehicles to conduct a simulated raid at landing zone Boondocker, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 16, 2014. The Marines were training in military operations in urban terrain as part of Exercise Island Viper, a staple in Hawaii Marines’ pre-deployment training cycle.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Callahan/Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/oYMZQr

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Oscar Company – Physical Training – Aug. 5, 2014

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With sweat soaked shirts, recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, completed a rigorous circuit course Aug. 5, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits participate in more than 30 physi …

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Marines Train in Active Shooter Scenario http://j.mp/1DkX4BE

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Pugil - Rct. Austin Root, left, Platoon 1056, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to fight Rct. Donte Moss, Platoon 1056, during pugil stick training June 24, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The recruits wear helmets, flak vests, mouth guards and gloves as they fight in 15-second bouts with pugil sticks, large padded batons that represent rifles with affixed bayonets. Pugil stick training is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which fuses hand-to-hand combat skills with character development, yielding a strong, morally sound Marine warrior. Root, a 19-year-old from Jacksonville, Fla., and Moss, an 18-year-old from Green Pond, S.C., are scheduled to graduate Aug. 29, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis) by MCRD Parris Island, SC http://flic.kr/p/oWceNe

Pugil - Rct. Austin Root, left, Platoon 1056, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to fight Rct. Donte Moss, Platoon 1056, during pugil stick training June 24, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The recruits wear helmets, flak vests, mouth guards and gloves as they fight in 15-second bouts with pugil sticks, large padded batons that represent rifles with affixed bayonets. Pugil stick training is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which fuses hand-to-hand combat skills with character development, yielding a strong, morally sound Marine warrior. Root, a 19-year-old from Jacksonville, Fla., and Moss, an 18-year-old from Green Pond, S.C., are scheduled to graduate Aug. 29, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis) by MCRD Parris Island, SC http://flic.kr/p/oWceNe

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