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Runners tame hills, rough terrain during annual ‘Grueler’ July 30, 2012 — Considering the dramatic bird’s-eye view over Honolulu, Pearl Harbor and vast portions of southern Oahu from the starting point, it’s hard to believe that runners only have one way to go – up. More than 210 military and civilian competitors of all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels gathered here before sunrise to take part in the Camp Smith 5K MORE
CAMP H.M. Smith, Hawaii
Camp Smith leaps forward in energy technology and fitness capability July 25, 2012 — Upon entering the double doors, your lungs immediately fill with the stuffy air that lingers throughout the basement, the only facility the “gym rats” here have come to know.  Customers walk in, look for a cardio machine sitting idle and step onto whichever they find. As they start to work out, their beads of sweat quickly surface. Consequently, MORE
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii
Leaping through ranks to retirement: MarForPac sergeant major ends 33-year career July 20, 2012 — U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific bid farewell to its top enlisted Marine here July 19, as Sgt. Maj. James R. Futrell retired after 33 years of service to the Corps, the last three of which he spent as MarForPac’s sergeant major.  Rising to the billet of top enlisted Marine in the Pacific region is a lofty accomplishment. As his journey within the MORE
MARINE CORPS BASE, Hawaii
Marines, Australian soldiers ‘splash-in’ for RIMPAC 2012 amphibious training July 18, 2012 — Marines of Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon, Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, returned to their expeditionary roots when they splashed in off the sands of Pyramid Rock beach during Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2012 (RIMPAC) to meet the USS Essex (LHD-2). The purpose of the training exercise July 12, 2012, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii- MORE
MARINE CORPS BASE, Hawaii
HMH-463, HMLA-169 conduct cross-cockpit training July 11, 2012 — Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 is visiting from Camp Pendleton, Calif., to reinforce the Aviation Combat Element of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 3, during Rim of the Pacific 2012. In preparation for integrating with the heavy-lifters from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, the nucleus of SPMAGTF-3 ACE, HMLA-169 MORE
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii
Only 10 events left to take 101 Days of Summer July 10, 2012 — Every year Marine Corps Community Services attracts Marines from all over the island for a competition among the units. Whether pouring sweat or participating just for fun, 101 Days of Summer gives Hawaii Marines a variety of things to do this season.  The Substance Abuse Counseling Center and Semper Fit program are striving to eliminate illegal MORE
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii
Canadian Forces conduct urban combat training with U.S. Marines July 09, 2012 — Canadian Forces are nearly 4,000 miles from their home station in Shilo, Manitoba. During a three-day training event, their American hosts did everything they could to keep them from feeling at home.  U.S. Marines acted as the opposition force to more than 120 Canadian Forces soldiers during military operations in urbanized terrain (MOUT) training MORE
MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS, Hawaii
Historic events highlight deputy commander’s 32-year career July 02, 2012 — The staff at U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific said farewell to one of the command’s senior-most members, Brig. Gen. Ronald F. Baczkowski, deputy commander of MarForPac.  Baczkowski, who has been the deputy commander since August 2011, held his retirement ceremony at Bordelon Field here June 29.  After 32 years of service in the Marine Corps, MORE
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii