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Photo Friday: “Owning the Night”

A Marine from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides cover fire during a platoon assault exercise at Arta Range, Djibouti, Feb. 10, 2014. The 13th MEU is deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Reloading!”

Marines with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, reload their 240B machine gun at a support by fire-position during a company-sized attack on Range 401 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 26. The battalion is currently … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Fight for the Korengal”

US Army Specialist Kingsley (L), of 2nd Platoon, Baker Company, 2-12 Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fires on enemy positions as Private First Class Kicklighter (R) ducks behind his machine gun during an ambush at the … Continue reading

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Silver Star for corporal who fended off ambush

story by: James K. Sanborn photo courtesy of: David Gerardi A former Marine reconnaissance man is set to receive the Silver Star on Dec. 10 for fending off an ambush and saving his platoon despite sustained machine gun, automatic grenade … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Under Fire”

A Marine yells for help while under heavy fire from a machine gun in the Helmand River Valley in Helmand province, Afghanistan on July 2, 2009. Marines have met significant resistance from Taliban fighters using rocket-propelled grenades, small arms and … Continue reading

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