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10/20/2020
Lt. Gen. H. Stacy Clardy, the III Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, launched the first Big Ideas Challenge last August to unleash the creativity and ingenuity of III MEF Marines and sailors against the most pressing challenges facing the Marine Corps. Over 70 submissions were received from Marines and sailors of all ranks and military occupational specialties. Included in those submissions were inputs from Army and Air Force personnel, spouses and even non-SOFA status personnel. “The submissions surpassed my expectations both in quantity received and in the quality of ideas that were submitted, especially due to the short time window for the challenge,” said Maj. Stephen Kent, action officer for the Big Ideas Challenge... A U.S. Marine launched the first Big Ideas Challenge last August to unleash the creativity and ingenuity of III MEF Marines and sailors against the most pressing challenges facing the Marine Corps. Marines are currently reviewing the submissions along with making recommendations on how to implement them.
10/20/2020
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group celebrated the unit’s 70th anniversary with a series of team-building events at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, from October 14 to 16. Marines and Sailors came together for an intense three-day physical training competition known as “Warrior Week’ that highlighted the unit’s history while also promoting unit cohesion, camaraderie, and fellowship in ways only the warfighters of 2nd Marine Logistics Group could... U.S. Marines unveil the new logo for 2nd Maintenance Battalion during the unit’s Warrior Week competition at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 16.
10/19/2020
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Noah Minner was once told it identified members of a permanent working party. Cpl. Elias Pirkey heard from another Marine it signaled warrant officers-in-training. These Marines, all landing support specialists, are referring to a small red patch, sewn to the utility trouser pocket and the distinctive eight-point utility cover. Cpl. Kody Stallard laughingly described that he was told it was emblematic of Marine “combat barbers”, “underwater basic-weavers”, or “submarine door gunners”, among numerous other nonexistent military jobs... U.S. Marines conduct helicopter support team training during Integrated Training Exercise 1-21 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 13.
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