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140725-M-XG913-101 - Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during a Friday Evening Parade at the Barracks July 25. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Larry Babilya/Released) by Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I http://flic.kr/p/odnL3Z

140725-M-XG913-101 - Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during a Friday Evening Parade at the Barracks July 25. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Larry Babilya/Released) by Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I http://flic.kr/p/odnL3Z

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Buddy, Buddy Are You O.K.? - Marines with Combat Logistics Company 36 drag a casualty of an Improvised Explosive Device during Exercise Dragon Fire 2014 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 19. While just a training event, Sgt. Paul Faucheux, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Marine Corps Installations Pacific, said it provided junior Marines an introduction to IED strikes, allowed noncommissioned officers to teach, and challenged their combat leadership in countering IED strikes.(Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Antonio Rubio/Released)
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Buddy, Buddy Are You O.K.? - Marines with Combat Logistics Company 36 drag a casualty of an Improvised Explosive Device during Exercise Dragon Fire 2014 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 19. While just a training event, Sgt. Paul Faucheux, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Marine Corps Installations Pacific, said it provided junior Marines an introduction to IED strikes, allowed noncommissioned officers to teach, and challenged their combat leadership in countering IED strikes.(Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Antonio Rubio/Released)
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Up and Over - Rct. Daniel Guarente, Platoon 2069, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, weaves through a Confidence Course obstacle July 1, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. Guarente, 18, from Quincy, Mass., is scheduled to graduate Sept. 5, 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. Caitlin Brink) by MCRD Parris Island, SC http://flic.kr/p/ot4tm5

Up and Over - Rct. Daniel Guarente, Platoon 2069, Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, weaves through a Confidence Course obstacle July 1, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. Guarente, 18, from Quincy, Mass., is scheduled to graduate Sept. 5, 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. Caitlin Brink) by MCRD Parris Island, SC http://flic.kr/p/ot4tm5

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DoD tightens tuition assistance rulesmilitarytimes.com
Force-wide changes to the mil­i­tary’s Tuition Assis­tance pro­gram may require troops to pay back their TA money if they per­form poor­ly in class.

DoD tightens tuition assistance rules
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Force-wide changes to the mil­i­tary’s Tuition Assis­tance pro­gram may require troops to pay back their TA money if they per­form poor­ly in class.

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Wounded Marine says Lights Out Liverpool to honour WW1

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Peter Dunning lost his legs in Afghanistan says turning out lights is fitting tribute

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Anonymous asked
I finished up all 6 practice ASVAB tests on military com. You know of any other good sites for practice ASVAB? Thanks
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Anonymous asked
My girlfriend is leaving for boot in a month. Do you have any advice on what I should/shouldn't do while she is there? Is there anything that I shouldn't write? What should I be prepared for come graduation? I love her very much and don't want to do something stupid.

Stay busy and be honest with your intentions. Continue striving for your own goals don’t let her life dictate yours. Stay positive in your letters, keep her in the loop of civilian life, how you and her family are doing and stuff like that. Stay/get in shape while she’s gone cause she will be when she graduates and shes gonna want to stay active afterwards. If you truly “love” her then you got no worries of doing something stupid but stay busy is my biggest piece of advice to you.

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Flight Support: Keeping the Birds in the Air http://j.mp/1zmt2KT

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The One, The Only Marine Band trombonists Master Gunnery Sergeant Charles Casey, Master Sergeant Chris Clark, Gunnery Sergeants Samuel Barlow and Timothy Dugan, and Staff Sergeants Preston Hardage and Daniel Brady performed Chuck Mandernach’s The One, The Only on April 13, 2014, at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C.

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Water Survival - Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare to shed their gear underwater during water survival qualification June 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits have 10 seconds to remove pieces of heavy equipment before resurfacing, a process used to prevent drowning. Golf Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 8, 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. Caitlin Brink) by MCRD Parris Island, SC http://flic.kr/p/os1MDL

Water Survival - Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare to shed their gear underwater during water survival qualification June 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits have 10 seconds to remove pieces of heavy equipment before resurfacing, a process used to prevent drowning. Golf Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 8, 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. Caitlin Brink) by MCRD Parris Island, SC http://flic.kr/p/os1MDL

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Duck and Cover! - Marines with Headquarters Battery, 1st  Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, duck behind a barrier after throwing a grenade at Range 5C in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 20, during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. The Marines are a part of Company Landing Team 2, which include Indonesian marines, Australian and Tongan soldiers. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz/Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/obkMrf

Duck and Cover! - Marines with Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, duck behind a barrier after throwing a grenade at Range 5C in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 20, during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. The Marines are a part of Company Landing Team 2, which include Indonesian marines, Australian and Tongan soldiers. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz/Released) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/obkMrf

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Marines Arrive in Style: Marine Week Seattle http://j.mp/1pld9NK

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Head of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program needs your help http://j.mp/1lEpmvA

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Marine Band mezzo-soprano vocalist Gunnery Sgt. Sara Dell’Omo - On July 12, 2014, the Marine Band performed a Change of Command Concert conducted by retiring Director Col. Michael J. Colburn, former Director Col. Timothy W. Foley, and incoming Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released) by U.S. Marine Band http://flic.kr/p/osJSsx

Marine Band mezzo-soprano vocalist Gunnery Sgt. Sara Dell’Omo - On July 12, 2014, the Marine Band performed a Change of Command Concert conducted by retiring Director Col. Michael J. Colburn, former Director Col. Timothy W. Foley, and incoming Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released) by U.S. Marine Band http://flic.kr/p/osJSsx

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140725-M-DL610-113 - Rear Adm. Brent Scott, chaplain of the Marine Corps, receives a flag from Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, during his promotion ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 25, 2014. Scott is the 19th chaplain of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dan Hosack/Released) by Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I http://flic.kr/p/obg6Mz

140725-M-DL610-113 - Rear Adm. Brent Scott, chaplain of the Marine Corps, receives a flag from Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, during his promotion ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 25, 2014. Scott is the 19th chaplain of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dan Hosack/Released) by Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I http://flic.kr/p/obg6Mz

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