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Feb. 15, 2018

Increased Funding Will Improve Military Readiness, Senior Officers Say

The services' No. 2 officers testified on readiness during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on readiness and management support.

Feb. 6, 2018

Dunford Visits With Australian Chief of Defense, Moves on to Thailand

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford ended a productive visit to Australia by visiting with U.S. Marines deployed to Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin and meeting with his Australian counterpart in Sydney.

Feb. 2, 2018

Joint Chiefs Chairman Begins Visit to Indo-Pacific Region

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, at the start of his trip to the Indo-Pacific region to meet with allies and U.S. service members.

Feb. 1, 2018

Police, Canine Partners Provide Security at Marine Base

The K-9 unit assigned to the provost marshal’s office at Marine Corps Base Hawaii keeps a close nose to the ground to help preserve the peace while also providing a deterrent from hostile intent.

Jan. 31, 2018

Marines Prepare for Basic Reconnaissance Course

Marine Corps reservists prepare themselves for the stresses of the Basic Reconnaissance Course by taking a Hawaii-based preparation course that's mentally and physically challenging.

Jan. 31, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine Recruiter Volunteers for Father-Daughter Dance

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brian D. Raney, a recruiter stationed with Recruiting Station Nashville, 6th Marine Corps District, volunteered to take fatherless Raven Campbell to dinner and to the annual Girl Scout father-daughter dance in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Jan. 18, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine Rescues 4 People From Rip Current in Okinawa

Marine Corps 1st Lt. Aaron Cranford, a supply officer with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for saving four divers, including a local Okinawan, who were caught in a rip current during a recreational dive at Onna Point, Okinawa, Japan, in April 2017.

Jan. 8, 2018

Face of Defense: Okinawa-Based Marine Leads by Example

Marine Corps Cpl. Noel Mayorqa makes sure each task is done quickly and efficiently -- not for accolades, but to serve as a good example for the Marines in the squad he leads. “I could care less about the awards, the rank, or any of the stuff that I’ve been given,” he said. “I want to be an example to my squad. That’s what I strive for.”

Jan. 4, 2018

Face of Defense: Funeral Details Enhance Marine’s Commitment to Service

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brian P. Spittler stands out for his devotion and dedication as a member of a military funeral detail. Spittler, a team chief with Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Civil Affairs Group in New Orleans, has participated in nearly 200 funeral details during the past seven years.

Dec. 28, 2017

‘Alligator Dagger’ Exercise Features Franco-American Partnership

The French navy amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre with embarked U.S. Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and the expeditionary mobile base ship USS Lewis B. Puller rehearsed amphibious and combat sustainment operations near Djibouti during Exercise Alligator Dagger.

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