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Marine Corps News

3/26/2020
An intense unit workout aboard the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America on the morning of March 14th served as more than just the average physical training session for the Marines of Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The workout, referred to as a ‘Murph,’ afforded the Marines the opportunity to honor their fallen brothers and sisters – in this case, specifically in memory of two recently deceased Marine Corps Special Operations Command Marine Raiders, Gunnery Sgt. Diego Pongo and Capt. Moises Navas... U.S. Marines participate in a ‘Murph’ workout challenge in memory of Gunnery Sgt. Diego Pongo and Capt. Moises Navas aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). .
3/25/2020
A team of U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Logistics Group conducted a Maritime Prepositioning Force exercise in Apra Port to improve their readiness, test operational concepts and prepare for upcoming exercises. Marines executed MPF offload and onload training from Feb. 24 to 29, 2020.  “MPF operations allow the Marine Corps to preposition assets for U.S. Marine Corps units anywhere in the world,” said Sgt. Jacob Thomas, a Marine Air-Ground Task Force Offload Liaison Team member based out of Okinawa, Japan. The MPF allows us to quickly support units such as III Marine Expeditionary Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade in times of crisis... A U.S. Navy sailor ground guides a Kalmar Lidhults Mekaniska Verkstad container forklift truck down the ramp during a Maritime Prepositioning Force exercise at U.S. Naval Base Guam, Feb. 27.
3/24/2020
Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Krause relinquished his duties as the sergeant major of Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command during a unique ceremony on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, March 18.  Krause served as the senior enlisted leader and advisor to the Marines that plan and conduct full-spectrum cyberspace operations.  “In this domain, the best ideas win,” said Krause to the audience of Marines and civilians watching the ceremony from their workstations through a video conference as part of the command’s COVID-19 force health protection measures.  During the ceremony, Krause formally passed the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. Jay D. Williamson who has 27 years of Marine Corps service... Maj. Gen. Matthew G. Glavy, Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command and Joint Task Force Ares commander, presides over a relief and appointment ceremony in Lasswell Hall, Fort Meade, Maryland, Mar. 19, 2020. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Krause relinquished his duties as the sergeant major of MARFORCYBER while Sgt. Maj. Jay D. Williamson was appointed to fill the role. (Department of Defense photo by Joseph Wilbanks)