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Delta Company – Grass Week – March 18-21, 2014facebook.com
Recruits of Delta Com­pa­ny, 1st Recruit Train­ing Bat­tal­ion, aim their weapons at a bar­rel paint­ed with tar­gets March 21, 2014, on Par­ris Island, S.C. The tar­gets repli­cate what recruits will …

Delta Company – Grass Week – March 18-21, 2014
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Recruits of Delta Com­pa­ny, 1st Recruit Train­ing Bat­tal­ion, aim their weapons at a bar­rel paint­ed with tar­gets March 21, 2014, on Par­ris Island, S.C. The tar­gets repli­cate what recruits will …

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Arlington_Cemetery_20130530-1 - Gunnery Sgt. Duane King leads “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band at Arlington National Cemetery. by U.S. Marine Band http://flic.kr/p/nhSozF

Arlington_Cemetery_20130530-1 - Gunnery Sgt. Duane King leads “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band at Arlington National Cemetery. by U.S. Marine Band http://flic.kr/p/nhSozF

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140417-M-OM885-802 - U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment provide security from concealed positions during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 17, 2014. The company’s two-day mission was to disrupt lethal enemy aid and to search three compounds of interest that were suspected to contain a homemade explosives lab and a narcotics cache, and to be a home for Taliban leadership. (DoD photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan, U.S. Marine Corps/Released) by U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos http://flic.kr/p/nhDVZm

140417-M-OM885-802 - U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment provide security from concealed positions during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 17, 2014. The company’s two-day mission was to disrupt lethal enemy aid and to search three compounds of interest that were suspected to contain a homemade explosives lab and a narcotics cache, and to be a home for Taliban leadership. (DoD photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan, U.S. Marine Corps/Released) by U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos http://flic.kr/p/nhDVZm

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Marines at the Alamo featuring Marine Corps Band New Orleans Marine Corps Band New Orleans will perform at Alamo Plaza in San Antonio Texas April 24, 2014 at 4 P.M. and 6 P.M. Marines at the Alamo is an official Fiesta San Antonio Event. (Video by Sgt. Santiago G. Colon Jr.)

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India Company - Gas Chamber - April 22, 2014 Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, endure the effects of tear gas after exiting a gas chamber April 22, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Marine Corps recruits learn basic chemical warfare defense to ensure they are confident in their abilities to use a gas mask while enduring the effects of a nonlethal tear gas. India Company is scheduled to graduate June 13, 2014 This channel is administered by the MCRD Parris Island public affairs office.

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At Ease: TSP (Military Saves Week) ‘At Ease’ is an ongoing campaign airing on AFN, providing overseas US service members and their families with important command information and useful military resources.

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I was wondering if you could tell me anything about being a dog handler or becoming one?

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Military Working Dog Handler

MSgt to Pvt - NMOS (5811)

Summary.

A military working dog handler is a military policeman who is additionally trained to properly employ a military working dog on or off leash to conduct searches of open areas, buildings, vehicles, roadways, etc and for (1) detection of explosives, or illegal drugs on or off leash; (2) locating missing friendly force personnel or enemy combatants by tracking; and (3) detecting the presence of location of lost, wanted, or unauthorized personnel and intruders.

Prerequisites:

  • Must currently hold MOS 5811.
  • Possess no fear of dogs.
  • Must be a volunteer.

Requirements:

  • Complete the Military Working Dog Basic Handler Course and 1 of the following courses:
    • the Military Working Dog Handler (Patrol Drug/Explosive).
    • the Specialized Search Dog Handler Course; or
    • the Combat Tracker Dog Handler Course, conducted by the 341st Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base.
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Anonymous asked
Are you required to carry an issued side arm during a deployment? Say I have a pistol that I trust and can shoot well, would that be allowed?

Only if you rate (mainly Officers) to carry a sidearm. There will be a Letter of Instructions (LOI) that Marines receive when given orders for deployment. Some Commands do authorize personal gear and some don’t.

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Anonymous asked
is it easy to enlist reserve then switch to active officer?

Not really.

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Marine turned Maxim model
Veteran Marine Sgt. Shannon Ihrke is wearing a lot less than MARPAT these days. The 25-year-old can be found on the cover of this month’s military appreciation issue of Maxim magazine, sporting a star-spangled bikini and a salute.

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Marine turned Maxim model

Veteran Marine Sgt. Shannon Ihrke is wearing a lot less than MARPAT these days. The 25-year-old can be found on the cover of this month’s military appreciation issue of Maxim magazine, sporting a star-spangled bikini and a salute.

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100 Year Old Marine Vet Receives Birthday Cake Marines from Detachment 1, Communications Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group, of Peru, Ind., delivered a birthday cake and a signed letter from the Commandant of the Marine Corps to Marine Corps Veteran Mary Cochrane for her 100th birthday. Cochrane served as a motor transportation operator during WorldWar II. Video by: Lance Cpl. Brytani Musick

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Pentagon Program Succeeds in Matching Military Spouses With Jobs

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Despite a national unemployment rate hovering at just under 7 percent, a Pentagon program intended to help unemployed military spouses find jobs — including positions with Fortune 500 companies — is surpassing its goals, connecting more than 60,…

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Victims of Lejeune toxic water meet skepticism at Supreme Courtmilitarytimes.com
A divid­ed Supreme Court seemed most­ly dubi­ous Wednes­day that fed­er­al claims for envi­ron­men­tal dam­ages can be brought after state dead­lines have passed, sig­nal­ing a poten­tial set­back for …

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Victims of Lejeune toxic water meet skepticism at Supreme Court
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A divid­ed Supreme Court seemed most­ly dubi­ous Wednes­day that fed­er­al claims for envi­ron­men­tal dam­ages can be brought after state dead­lines have passed, sig­nal­ing a poten­tial set­back for …

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CAMP LEATH­ER­NECK, Afghanistan - Cor­po­ral Nicholas Per­ro­razio, an infantry Marine with 1st Bat­tal­ion, 9th Marine Reg­i­ment, speaks about non­com­mis­sioned offi­cer lead­er­ship traits dur­ing …

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CAMP LEATH­ER­NECK, Afghanistan - Cor­po­ral Nicholas Per­ro­razio, an infantry Marine with 1st Bat­tal­ion, 9th Marine Reg­i­ment, speaks about non­com­mis­sioned offi­cer lead­er­ship traits dur­ing …

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