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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.

Oct. 25, 2017

Marine Corps World War II Vets Visit Pohakuloa Training Area

Marine Corps World War II veterans relived wartime memories during their visit to Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, as part of the 68th annual reunion of the 5th Marine Division Association.

Oct. 23, 2017

Dawn Blitz 2017: Realistic and Relevant Amphibious Training

The Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and the Marine Corps’ 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade kicked off the joint amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz.

Oct. 18, 2017

Face of Defense: Marines React, Save Lives During Las Vegas Tragedy

Marine Corps helicopter mechanics Sgt. Michael Vura and Cpl. Austin Cox recalled their experiences when they assisted in victim evacuation and casualty care at a Las Vegas concert that became a mass-casualty attack. "We were there when the people affected needed us," Cox said. "We are Marines 24/7."

Oct. 13, 2017

DoD Announces Policies Affecting Foreign Nationals Entering Military

The Defense Department is releasing two policies that will affect foreign nationals entering the military or who are already in the military, the DoD’s chief of accessions said.

Oct. 11, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Martial Arts Instructor Instills Corps’ Ethos

“I’m never going to hold anything back. If they want to learn something they are going to earn it. I want to get them to where I am at. I don’t mind if they surpass me," said Marine Corps Cpl. Jody Scott, a sought-after martial arts program instructor assigned to Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific.

Oct. 1, 2017

DoD Continues to Provide More Response Capacity to Puerto Rico

The Defense Department is deploying more response capacity to Puerto Rico to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and sustained medical support for the island’s residents, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement.

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