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Dec. 8, 2017

‘Robot Dog’ Improves Special Operations’ Canine Medical Aid Practices

Multipurpose canine handlers with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, used a robotic canine training mannequin for the first time during hands-on medical training at Stone Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Nov. 20, 2017

Marines Train to Fuel Aircraft in Contaminated Environments

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 trained in protective gear to keep aircraft in the fight while operating in a hazardous environment at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

Nov. 17, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Aviator Draws Forward Air Controller Duty

A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter pilot is serving as a forward air controller with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Lava Dogs, and fulfills the notion that every Marine is a rifleman. Though the chances of an aviator leading a platoon of infantry Marines are slim to none, there are cases where Marine pilots are embedded in infantry units.

Nov. 9, 2017

Military Aviation Leaders Discuss Readiness, Urge Budget Certainty

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

Nov. 8, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Takes Leave to Help Hurricane Victims

In response to Hurricane Harvey, Marine Corps Cpl. Eric Gore was among the thousands of people from across the country who took time away from their homes and work to help Texans impacted by Harvey's devastation. “I just wanted to help my fellow countrymen out,” Gore said. “Helping our neighbors in Texas was something I was able to do, so I went.”

Nov. 1, 2017

Injured Marine Fulfills Dream of Learning to Surf

Marine Corps Cpl. Leighton Anderson recalled always wanting to fly since his Navy father took him to airshows in his native California. Leighton realized his dream -- he became part of an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crew. After being severely injured in an Osprey training crash in late 2016, Anderson achieved another dream during his recovery -- he's now a surfer!

Oct. 31, 2017

Dawn Blitz 2017 Sets Standard for Amphibious Capabilities

Dawn Blitz, an exercise designed to train and integrate Navy and Marine Corps units in planning for and establishing expeditionary advanced bases, executing an amphibious assault, engaging in live-fire events and integrating fifth-generation aviation capabilities in a land and maritime threat environment, concluded at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.

Oct. 28, 2017

Dunford Discusses Issues Confronting U.S.-South Korea Alliance

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke to reporters after two days of meetings in Seoul, where U.S. and South Korean defense leaders discussed the full range of issues confronting the alliance, including the North Korean threat.

Oct. 27, 2017

Japan-Based Marines Conduct Nighttime Aerial Refueling Training

Marines stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, routinely employ their KC-130J Hercules aircraft to refuel F-35B Lightning II and F/A-18C Hornet fighter aircraft during nighttime exercises to improve operational readiness and enhance pilot proficiency.

Oct. 27, 2017

U.S., Coalition Forces Refine Amphibious Capabilities

In addition to U.S. sailors and Marines, military members from Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Mexico, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom are participating in the multinational naval amphibious exercise Bold Alligator 17 or observing it from different command elements in the Camp Lejeune, N.C., area.

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