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Kaneohe's Marine Corps Base hosts the aerobatic marvels -- Honolulu Star Bulletin (10/10/2004)
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Event benefits scholarships for Marine Corps' children -- Asbury Park Press (10/09/2004)
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Support for Bush overwhelming at Marine Corps base -- Boston Globe (10/08/2004)
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Pendleton warrior Conway moves on to top Pentagon spot -- North County Times (CA) (10/04/2004)
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The Marines of Gun 5, Battery M, 4th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, man their positions as they work to rotate the M109 Howitzer in the right direction, preparing for a possible fire mission. Photo by: Cpl. Jan BenderTeam work produces fastest gun in the west
Cpl. Jan Bender
1st Marine Division

They have earned the title of "Fastest Gun in the West." The west end of Camp Fallujah, Iraq, that is. For the nine Marines who operate Gun 5, Battery M, 4th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, from Chattanooga, Tenn., as ...
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Cryogenic technician’s Petty Officer 1st Class Csaba Hutoczki (on right) and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jimmy Machell oversee a liquid nitrogen transfer. Photo by: Cpl. Dave BoniCryogenic gears up on supplies
Cpl. Dave Boni
MCAS Iwakuni

Nitrogen and oxygen in both liquid and gas forms play vital roles in the mission of the Station. Without it, aircraft would not be able to take off or land and pilots would not have air to breathe. So when technicians at the Headquarters and He ...
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Joshua Williams, a heavy equipment mechanic with Combat Service Support Detachment 36, has Benjamin Wynkoop, Marinne Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, on the ground after flipping him over. Photo by: Cpl. Anthony D. PikeAll-Marine team wrestles with new prospects
Cpl. Anthony D. Pike
MCAS Iwakuni

Two Marines from the All-Marine wrestling team visited Iwakuni looking for new prospects to hopefully join the team next year. Dan Hicks and James Shillow hit the Station mats in their first stop in a trip that will take them to several Marine ...
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The Iraqi Prime Minister inspects soldiers of the ING at the graduation ceremony of more than 200 ING recruits at the ING compound in Ad Diwaniyah, Oct. 12. The recruits, who just completed a five-week training course led by ING staff non-commissioned officers and Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, will join the ranks of the 404th ING Battalion, 50th Brigade, in Ad Diwaniyah. Photo by: Cpl. Daniel J. FoscoIraqi National Guard graduates more than 200
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Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad al Allawi, along with other national and local dignitaries, attended the graduation ceremony of more than 200 Iraqi National Guard recruits here at the ING compound, today. In addition, five ING soldiers from Ad Diwaniy ...
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Cpl. Dimitri Petrenko, top, and Lance Cpl. Jesse W. Carpenter tighten a cargo strap during a weapons pickup at Abu Ghraib Warehouse Oct. 10, 2004. Marines with CSSC-115 delivered more than 18,500 weapons, ammunition and supplies to the Ramadi Police Academy Oct. 11, 2004. The Ramadi Police Academy will use the weapons, ammunition and supplies for training their recruits in handcuffing procedures and weapons familiarization. CSSC-115, part of the 1st Force Service Support Group, directly supports Marines operating in hotspots like Fallujah and Ramadi. The 1st FSSG is responsible for providing logistical support, such as food, ammunition and medical supplies, to all Marine forces operating in Iraq. Petrenko is a 24-year-old native of Queens, N.Y., and Carpenter is a 24-year-old Martinez, Calif., native. Photo by: Sgt. Luis R. AgostiniMarines deliver firepower to Ramadi Police Academy
Sgt. Luis R. Agostini
1st Force Service Support Group

Marines with Combat Service Support Company 115 delivered more than 18,500 weapons, ammunition and supplies to the Ramadi Police Academy Oct. 11, 2004. The Ramadi Police Academy will use the weapons, ammunition and supplies to train their recruits ...
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CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan – Military policeman Staff Sgt. Jason L. Fry rappels from a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter here Oct. 6 during the Helicopter and Rope Suspension Training Master Course. Fry was among 12 Marines with the Special Reaction Team of Camp Foster’s Provost Marshal’s Office and 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, who graduated from the course Oct. 8. Rowe is with the Provost Marshal’s Office.  Photo by: Lance Cpl. Brandon R. HolgersenMarines slide through hellhole, master helo course
Lance Cpl. Brandon R. Holgersen
MCB Camp Butler

A squad of Marines slides to the ground on a rope attached to a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter hovering nearly 100 feet off of the ground. They quickly assemble and head out on their assigned mission. This was the final phase of the Helicopter and ...
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Lance Cpl. Michael P. Taylor, flight line technician, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, inspects the sleeve and spindle drain screws on a CH-53E Super Stallion during a phase inspection on the flight line at Al Asad, Iraq, Oct. 4. The 22-year-old Marlton, N.J., native is one of the squadron's sixteen phase maintenance Marines that virtually disassemble the aircraft to perform preventative maintenance every 150 flight hours.  Photo by: Cpl. Paul LeichtHMH-361 phase maintenance crew keeps ‘Stallions’ airborne
Cpl. Paul Leicht
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Service in Iraq has demanded a high operational tempo from Marine helicopter squadrons supporting troops on the ground. Around the clock in the Iraqi desert, CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 1 ...
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Marines from Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division, conduct live-fire and grenade training at one of the multiple weapons ranges at Al Asad, Iraq, Oct. 02. The ranges aboard the air base are controlled and maintained by the Marines of 4th Low-Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. Photo by: Cpl. Joel A. Chaverri4th LAAD Battalion hosts ranges in Iraqi Desert
Cpl. Joel A. Chaverri
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

The Marine Corps has always placed a high importance on the training of their troops. Especially while in a war-zone, a high standard of excellence is required of the Marines in every aspect of operations. In order to meet these requirements, i ...
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The Honorable James G. Roche, Secretary of the Air Force, exits the rear of an Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Test and Evaluation Squadron-22 before flying in the aircraft October 8.  Roche was part of an official party to fly in an Osprey and prior to departing the Station thanked the personnel in the squadron for their accomplishments. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Michael AngeloDoD officials experience Osprey capabilities
Lance Cpl. Michael Angelo
MCAS New River

An official party consisting of high-ranking members of the Department of Defense, visited Marine Tiltrotor Test and Evaluation Squadron-22 here October 8 to fly in an Osprey and personally evaluate the aircraft. The Secretary of the Air Force, H ...
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