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Sept. 29, 2017

DoD Continues Support in Hurricane-Ravaged Areas

The Defense Department is continuing relief operations in areas of the Caribbean Sea, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and on the island of Dominica, which were stricken by hurricanes in recent weeks, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Sept. 22, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Retains Ultimate Tactical Athlete Title

Marine Corps Sgt. Ethan Mawhinney, a Pittsburgh native and a Marine Air-Ground Task Force planner with Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, successfully defended his championship title at the Marine Corps’ third annual HITT Tactical Athlete Competition held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 28-31.

Sept. 20, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Works Hard to Stay Fit at Sea

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cary Chase enjoys being physically fit and to stay fit she regularly uses the gym aboard the Navy's amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard. Chase’s passion for fitness has also won her three bodybuilding competitions in gyms from Tokyo to Okinawa, Japan.

Sept. 19, 2017

Joint Task Force Leeward Islands Prepares for Hurricane Maria

U.S. service members with Joint Task Force Leeward Islands moved their aircraft from San Juan to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, so they can continue their humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission once Hurricane Maria passes.

Sept. 18, 2017

U.S., Japanese, South Korean Aircraft Conduct Show of Force Flights

Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft joined Japanese and South Korean military aircraft in a sequenced show of force over the Korean Peninsula in response to North Korea's Sept. 14 launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan.

Sept. 14, 2017

Marines Assist Irma Relief Efforts in Caribbean, Florida

Marines successfully evacuated 1,600 citizens stranded on Caribbean islands that took Irma’s full impact and delivered more than 52,000 pounds of supplies and equipment to Key West, Fla. during Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

Sept. 11, 2017

Mattis, Dunford Honor Pentagon’s Fallen, Survivors, Families 16 Years After 9/11

During a Pentagon remembrance on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Defense Department leaders honored those who died, the survivors and the families left behind.

Sept. 11, 2017

Lasting Legacy: Marines Unveil Mural at Marine Week Detroit

At a ceremony outside the Marine Corps League building here Sept. 9, a group of Marines unveiled the mural they spent more than 100 hours painting during Marine Week Detroit.

Aug. 31, 2017

U.S., Allies Conduct Aerial Show of Force in Response to North Korean Missile Launch

The Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II joined U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and flew a mission with Japan and South Korean air forces in Northeast Asia in direct response to North Korea’s intermediate-range ballistic missile launch, which flew directly over northern Japan.

Aug. 29, 2017

Last Marine Unit on Horseback Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The United States Marine Corps’ last remaining mounted color guard celebrates their 50th year in service this year -- attending rodeos, parades and other events across the country, but it’s the day-to-day life that keeps these horse-borne Marines grounded.

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