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Marine Corps News

8/11/2020
The island of Peleliu, Republic of Palau, is a tropical paradise with dense jungles, coral rock beaches, stretching reefs and sandbars just below the surface of the clear turquoise waves. However, encounters with unexploded ordnance from World War II are a fact of life in Peleliu that still endangers the local people. The Marines of Task Force Koa Moana 20, I Marine Expeditionary Force, intend to change that... U.S. Marine relocate an unexploded ordnance item to a designated safe area in Peleliu, Republic of Palau, July 28.
8/10/2020
Recruit Austin Ferrell has been shooting, building and machining rifles all of his life, so when he arrived to Chosin Rifle Range aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, he felt right at home. Ferrell anticipated performing well on the range but never expected to walk away with the highest rifle score in the history of the depot. He would score a near perfect 248 out of 250 on Table One of the Department of Defense’s toughest basic marksmanship challenge, the Marine Corps rifle qualification test... Recruit Austin Ferrell fires his M16A4 Service Rifle during the Table One course of fire on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island S.C. July 30.
8/10/2020
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and subordinate units, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), and Combat Logistics Battalion 31, wrap up two weeks of crisis response readiness missions in support of MEU Exercise here, July 30, 2020. MEUEX, a key part of how the 31st MEU maintains readiness as a crisis response force, is the first time that the air combat element, ground combat element and logistic combat element had the opportunity to come together as a full Marine Air Ground Task Force to plan and execute missions... A Navy corpsman with Combat Logistic Battalion (CLB) 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), inserts an intravenous therapy into a simulated combat casualty during a nightingale exercise at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
This is a simulated response.