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Marine Corps Warfighting Lab begins ship-to-shore landing craft

By Lance Cpl. Erik Estrada | April 18, 2014

Members of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab arrived here to test a model version of the Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) March 3. The UHAC is an amphibious craft that has three times the lift capacity and greater coastal access than the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC.) “It’s promising because it allows a greater lift and it’s exciting MORE
Marines and Australians train together in the Top End

By Cpl. James Gulliver | April 17, 2014

Marines slowly edge their way to the firing line as adrenaline courses through their veins. Assuming their firing positions, they insert their magazines and prepare to fire. As the command was given, the sharp crack of rifles could be heard through the jungle as Marines and Australian Soldiers sent rounds downrange towards their targets.  Marines MORE
Marines increase presence in Australia with third iteration of MRF-D Marines increase presence in Australia with third iteration of MRF-D

By Lance Cpl. Erik Estrada | March 26, 2014

Service members at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay departed here, March 25, to begin a six-month deployment to Australia’s Northern Territory as part of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin. Approximately 100 Marines from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463) and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 (MALS-24), as well as four CH-53E MORE
Marine Corps Warfighting Lab begins testing ship-to-shore landing craft Marine Corps Warfighting Lab begins testing ship-to-shore landing craft

By Lance Cpl. Erik Estrada | March 18, 2014

Members of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab arrived here to test a model version of the Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) March 3. The UHAC is an amphibious craft that has three times the lift capacity and greater coastal access than the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC.) “It’s promising because it allows a greater lift and it’s exciting MORE
CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii Hawaii Marines’ band recognized as best in Corps

By Lance Cpl. Erik Estrada | January 10, 2014

Winning best performance for large ensemble band last year just wasn’t enough. After being so close to winning the Marine Corps Band of the Year Award in 2012, the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band went into 2013 with a newfound hunger and a chip on their shoulder, and it paid off. The MarForPac Band was recognized as the Marine Corps Band of MORE
MarForPac, local artists give back to community with Holiday Concert MarForPac, local artists give back to community with Holiday Concert

By Lance Cpl. Erik Estrada | December 02, 2013

Whether for the young or old, the musicians of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band and several local artists had plenty of gifts and excitement for everyone at the 6th Annual Na Mele o na Keiki (Music for the Children) Holiday Concert at the historic Hawaii Theatre Center here Dec. 1.  It’s become a yearly gift of appreciation to the MORE
131125-M-QQ799-301 Chaplain of Marine Corps pays respect to USS Arizona’s fallen

By Lance Cpl. Erik Estrada | November 27, 2013

Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben, 18th Chaplain of the Marine Corps, visited Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial here Nov. 25.  Kibben was the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s distinguished guest of honor for the Remembrance Barge Tour. She, along with her family and several other senior chaplains, came to honor the fallen members of the USS Arizona. Members of MORE
130921-M-GX379-012 Corpsmen prepare themselves for disaster response by refreshing skills

By Lance Cpl. Anne Henry | September 25, 2013

Navy corpsmen with various units supporting Amphibious Landing Exercise 2014 conducted shock trauma platoon training Sept. 21 at Clark Air Field, Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines. The training allowed the corpsmen to refresh their perishable skills as well as give them an understanding of humanitarian aid in the Asia-Pacific region. Throughout MORE
130915-M-QQ799-162 Historic base housing turns 100

By Pfc. Erik Estrada | September 18, 2013

The former Marine Barracks Pearl Harbor Officers’ Quarters, which includes the historic home affectionately known as the “Chesty Puller House,” celebrated their centennial here, Sept. 15. The Puller House is one of the three homes on Russell Avenue constructed in 1913, and was one of the first permanent structures on Naval Base Pearl Harbor and was MORE
130726-M-UV915-113 Camp Smith bids farewell to battalion commander

By Cpl. Isis M. Ramirez | August 06, 2013

After initiating countless projects and quality-of-life improvements, Col. Brent S. Willson, outgoing commanding officer of Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, relinquished command to Col. Darric M. Knight here July 26.   Willson, who was known by the call sign “Quato,” arrived at HqSvcBn in August 2011. At that MORE
Runners attack grueling trails on Camp Smith Runners attack grueling trails on Camp Smith

By Cpl. Isis M. Ramirez | July 24, 2013

Runners of all ages came from across the nation to run the steep trails of the Camp Smith 5K Grueler here July 20.   The Grueler boasts sweeping views of Pearl Harbor and the Waianae Mountain Range.   Service members, their families and the general public were welcome to participate in the event, which many military families did. There was also a MORE
130516-N-IV546-048 Veteran, corpsman, islander: local Sailor earns top honors

By Cpl. Isis M. Ramirez | May 16, 2013

A Hawaii-based corpsman has certainly been making an impression on units throughout the Pacific region. Chief Petty Officer Joseph C. Santos, Marine Aircraft Group 24 leading petty officer, was awarded Sailor of the Year for MAG-24 in April, but that was just the beginning.   Santos, a petty officer 1st class at the time, also won the Sailor of the MORE
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Marine Corps Warfighting Lab begins ship-to-shore landing craft April 18, 2014 — Members of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab arrived here to test a model version of the Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) March 3. The UHAC is an amphibious craft that has three times the lift capacity and greater coastal access than the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC.) “It’s promising because it allows a greater lift and it’s exciting MORE
Marines and Australians train together in the Top End April 17, 2014 — Marines slowly edge their way to the firing line as adrenaline courses through their veins. Assuming their firing positions, they insert their magazines and prepare to fire. As the command was given, the sharp crack of rifles could be heard through the jungle as Marines and Australian Soldiers sent rounds downrange towards their targets.  Marines MORE
Marines increase presence in Australia with third iteration of MRF-D March 26, 2014 — Service members at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay departed here, March 25, to begin a six-month deployment to Australia’s Northern Territory as part of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin. Approximately 100 Marines from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463) and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 (MALS-24), as well as four CH-53E MORE
Marines increase presence in Australia with third iteration of MRF-D
Marine Corps Warfighting Lab begins testing ship-to-shore landing craft March 18, 2014 — Members of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab arrived here to test a model version of the Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) March 3. The UHAC is an amphibious craft that has three times the lift capacity and greater coastal access than the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC.) “It’s promising because it allows a greater lift and it’s exciting MORE
Marine Corps Warfighting Lab begins testing ship-to-shore landing craft
Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 concludes February 21, 2014 — Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 concluded Feb. 21 following a multilateral combined arms live-fire exercise at Royal Thai Navy Tactical Training Center Ban Chan Krem, Kingdom of Thailand.  Cobra Gold is the largest multinational and multiservice exercise in Southeast Asia, which takes places annually throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. This year’s MORE
CALFEX showcases Asia-Pacific interoperability
Culminating event strengthens interoperability at Cobra Gold February 21, 2014 — The roar of jets overhead diverts the attention of the crowd to the sky as aircraft drop various types of ordinance. The rumble of tanks approaching is heard at the same time as the crack of the explosion. The combined arms live-fire exercise has started.  Marines from the Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Thailand and United States came together in MORE
CALFEX showcases Asia-Pacific interoperability
Royal Thai, US Marines practice entry methods February 21, 2014 — Royal Thai and U.S. Marines conducted methods of entry training Feb. 15 at Ban Chan Krem, Kingdom of Thailand during Exercise Cobra Gold.   The purpose of the training was to demonstrate to Royal Thai Marine infantrymen and combat engineers the Marine Corps explosive ordinance disposal’s tactics, techniques and procedures for breaching an    MORE
Royal Thai, US Marines practice entry methods
Osprey supports multinational Marine fast-rope drills February 20, 2014 — Ever since the MV-22B Osprey was fully implemented into the Marine Corps, U.S. Marines have been riding, rappelling and parachuting out of them as part of operations and exercises.   Royal Thai, Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines conducted fast-rope drills out of an MV-22B Osprey Feb. 18 in Hat Yao, Kingdom of Thailand during Exercise Cobra MORE
Osprey supports multinational Marine fast-rope drills
Royal Thai, U.S. Marines partner to improve combat accuracy, effectiveness February 19, 2014 — “Shooters, STANDBY!” echoes across the range as a line of Royal Thai and U.S Marines bring their rifles up to their shoulders and lean forward into their buttstocks.  Each shooter stands prepared to fire on the appropriate command. When that moment comes, the smell of sulfur fills the air as each Marine starts taking steps toward their target, MORE
U.S. Marines take aim at improved accuracy alongside Royal Thai Marines
School dedication symbolizes regional cooperation during February 18, 2014 — Dignitaries with the Kingdom of Thailand, U.S. and People’s Republic of China came together for a building dedication ceremony Feb. 18 at the Wattatakian School in Phitsanulok province, Kingdom of Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014.  Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective response to MORE
School dedication symbolizes regional cooperation during CG 14

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