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  MAF, US Marines exchange expertise through survival training
Wolves, snakes, high altitude and steady rain that just doesn’t seem to stop.  Nine days of roughing  it in the unforgiving Mongolian steppe isn’t exactly a stay at the Hilton, but it has provided troops from  two very different militaries an opportunity to learn from one another, pick up valuable survival techniques  and develop mutual respect MORE



Picture of the Week
Bronze Star Awarded to MAWTS-1 Pilot
On July 1, Maj. Eric L. Geyer, the assistant operations officer with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., and a native of Palm Coast, Fla., received the bronze star from acting MAWTS-1 commanding officer Lt. Col. Todd Miller for his actions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from November 15, 2009, to June 1, 2009.
In the News
  Generals honor MWSS-373 Marines for supporting homeless vets
It was a star-studded event as two commanding generals hosted a luncheon Aug. 12 to honor 70 Marines and spouses for their support of the Veterans Village of San Diego Stand Down last week, but if you ask the generals, the volunteers were the stars. Maj. Gen. Steven W. Busby, the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing commanding general, and Lt. Gen. John A. MORE

  The history of "The Walking Dead"
Marines and sailors with Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 8th Marine Regiment, participated in a company-sized attack at the Combat Center’s Range 401, July 26, 2013.  MORE

New class of ship interests the Marine Corps
As the Marine Corps continues to draw down from a decade of ground combat, the service is returning its focus to expeditionary warfare,  principally with regards to Marines serving aboard Navy ships.  The Corps’ leadership has repeatedly stated a desire to get more Marines out to sea, beyond those units which deploy with Marine expeditionary MORE

   Marines seek repeat at Inaugural 7s Rugby Championship
The Marine Corps Rugby team is defending their 2012 title at this year’s Inaugural 7’s Rugby Championship in Glendale, Colo., Aug. 12-19.There were 20 applicants and only 12 Marines a trial camp, held aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., and the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Of the 12, eight of the Marines are MORE
  Pilot program enhances autism care, treatment
A congressionally mandated pilot program set to launch July 25 will enhance an existing Defense Department program that provides care and treatment for military children with autism, a senior DOD official said.  Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs and director of the TRICARE Management Activity met with reporters yesterday to explain the new program.  MORE

  Appropriate behavior for interacting on social media websites
Social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and the numerous other sites are great communication tools, but their use invokes heavy responsibility for Marines and Sailors. Recently, the Headquarters Marine Corps inspector general addressed this responsibility in a message to commanders and their associated inspector general offices.  MORE


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