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We are aware of a vehicle rollover in Jacksonville, North Carolina, involving service members with 2nd MLG. We are working closely with @camp_lejeune and Onslow County officials to gather details regarding this incident. We will release more information as it becomes available.
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Jim “Horse Collar” Smith, a Marine Corps Raider who served in both World War II and the Korean War, passed away in Fairfax, Va., Jan. 3 at the age of 101.
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Smith was born in Cleveland, OH, where lived until he enlisted in 1939. He was twice awarded the Silver Star for his actions serving with the 1st Marine Raider Battalion on Tulagi and Guadalcanal, and received the Purple Heart for wounds suffered at the Battle of Bloody Ridge.
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Following his service as a Marine, Smith had a distinguished career as a Foreign Service officer. Over the years, Smith met frequently with his fellow Raiders to reaffirm their bonds and inspire future generations with stories of their service. #MarinesOfTheCorps #SemperFi
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An F-35C Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, @3rdmaw, lands on the flight deck of the @USNavy's USS Abraham Lincoln. VMFA-314 and the USS Abraham Lincoln are operating in the @US7thFleet during a scheduled deployment. #MarineAviation
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#Marines with the @22nd_MEU load gear and personnel onto a landing craft, air cushion aboard @camp_lejeune, Jan. 15. The #22ndMEU and @USNavy's Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), the final pre-deployment exercise. #USMC
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#OTD, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is remembered as one of the most significant leaders of the civil rights movement, helping to ensure equal rights for all.
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His courageous efforts helped bring about landmark legislation such as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. #SemperFi #USMCValues
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#Marines with @cbirf along with @USArmy 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company participate in Joint Technical Rescue Training using a trench trainer at the DC Fire Training Academy in Washington D.C. on January 11, 2022. #USMC #AlwaysReady
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Technical rescue is a vital component of #CBRNE response, as Marines and Soldiers could potentially have to stabilize structures due to man made or natural disasters.
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Allies and Partners 🤝 #Marines across the force train with @jgsdf_gcc_ardb soldiers from 2nd Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment during exercise Iron Fist 2022 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 12, 2022.
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For almost two decades @USMC , @USNavy, and @Japan_GSDF have conducted exercise Iron Fist, training together in amphibious operations and affirming the U.S. commitment to our allies.
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This year, sergeants major will be observing II MEF in action. “Bringing the force level sergeants major to see the synergy of the @iimefmarines builds awareness,” said Sgt. Maj. Black. "It provides our senior enlisted leaders the vision to see what our capabilities are today.
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#Marines assist Afghan evacuees with boarding a bus headed to the airport. This group is leaving Fort Pickett on their way to resettle across the U.S. @DeptofDefense and @DHSgov is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and support for the evacuees.
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#Marines with Echo Company, 2/23, 4th Marine Division @MarForRes, conduct Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) training at Fort Pickett, Virginia on Jan. 9, 2022. #MOUT exercises such as these train Marines on how to tactically operate in urban environments. #USMC
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Master Gunnery Sgt. Paulette Lora with @2ndMLG is pinned during a frocking and reenlistment ceremony on @camp_lejeune. "It truly feels humbling to become the first female Master Gunnery Sergeant in the 3051 supply field. I'm hoping to inspire the young female Marines". #USMC
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Today, we celebrate the 100th Birthday of Sergeant Elsie Finch Hartmann. Hartmann is one of the first women to enlist into the Marines during WWII. Hartmann worked at HQMC in Arlington, VA, and was awarded the American Campaign Medal and WWII Victory Medal.
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“The military was a good place to be during the war — it helped stay informed on what was going on,” said Hartmann. “Being a female Marine also meant you were treated with respect.” To read more on her story please visit our Facebook page. facebook.com/marines
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#Marines with @MarForRes distribute new backpacks with school supplies to Afghan children at Fort Pickett, Virginia, Jan. 5. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. @DeptofDefense #USMCValues
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