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Dec. 26, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Describes Route to Becoming Martial Arts Instructor

Marine Corps Cpl. Javier Carpintero's hard work has earned him instructor status in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and now spends 25 hours a week teaching Marines MCMAP skills. “It’s tough, balancing work, personal life and being an instructor,” Carpintero said. “I sacrifice a lot of my time for the Marines in my courses, but I love it.”

Dec. 21, 2017

Double Down: New Viper Attack Helicopters Pack More Ordnance

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 based in Hawaii received three AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters that feature double the firepower of their AH-1W predecessors.

Dec. 20, 2017

Military Chaplains Honored at Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Chaplains from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, past and present, were honored at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific during the Chaplains Memorial Dedication in Honolulu.

Dec. 20, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Springs Into Action to Help Accident Victim

Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Spenser Preston, a Ground Supply School student, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for rescuing a fellow Marine involved in a motorcycle accident. After witnessing the accident, Preston’s quick thinking and make-shift tourniquet stopped the bleeding until emergency medical services could arrive.

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!

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