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I MEF Marine strikes gold twice participating in SK13 in New Zealand November 21, 2013 — Sgt. Greg Wubben, a civil affairs non-commissioned officer with 1st Civil Affairs Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, from Ridgefield, Wash., landed in New Zealand for the second time in less than two years, this time to participate in exercise Southern Katipo 2013.  In June 2012, Wubben participated as a heavy equipment operator in the 70th MORE
Southern Katipo 2013
Operations shift from sea to land in SK13 November 21, 2013 — Joint and coalition forces participating in exercise Southern Katipo 2013 successfully complete an amphibious landing and move inland to set up a headquarters center aboard Timaru, New Zealand, Nov. 12.  Maj. William Allen, executive officer for 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, is the commander of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force MORE
Southern Katipo 2013
NZ Defence Minister observes SK13 at ground level November 21, 2013 — Dr. Jonathan Coleman, New Zealand Defence Minister, toured the Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force headquarters during exercise Southern Katipo 2013 at Timaru Airfield, New Zealand, Nov. 15.  “It’s a large complex exercise,” Coleman said. “It’s the biggest multinational exercise for New Zealand for at least 30 years. There will be a number of MORE
Southern Katipo 2013
Marines stop to honor Corps’ birthday during SK13 November 21, 2013 — LINTON MILITARY CAMP, New Zealand - Marines participating in exercise Southern Katipo 2013 celebrate the 238th Marine Corps birthday alongside military members from partner nations at Linton Military Camp, New Zealand, Nov. 10.  The Marine Corps birthday is a day of pride for Marines all over the world. The celebration is conducted in the same MORE
Southern Katipo 2013
Personal Protection Team of SK13 puts rounds down range November 12, 2013 — Members of a personal protection team for Col. John Howard, coalition commander of exercise Southern Katipo 2013, received weapons training during a familiarization shoot with the Individual Weapon (IW) Steyr assault rifle and Sig Sauer P226 9mm pistol during the initial stages of SK13 at Waiouru Military Camp, New Zealand, Nov. 7.  Fourteen U.S. MORE
WAIOURU MILITARY CAMP, New Zealand
Three different uniforms train to identify IEDs during SK13 November 12, 2013 — Papua New Guinean engineers from Engineer Battalion and sappers with 2 Field Squadron Royal Engineers based out of Linton Military Camp, New Zealand, received improvised explosive device identification training from Marines during the initial stages of exercise Southern Katipo 2013 aboard Waiouru Military Camp, New Zealand, Nov. 9.  Capt. Phillip MORE
WAIOURU MILITARY CAMP, New Zealand
Exercise Southern Katipo opens with ‘Hui’ ceremony November 08, 2013 — The New Zealand Defence Force welcomed coalition forces participating in exercise Southern Katipo 2013 with a ritual of the Maori Tribe aboard Waiouru military camp, New Zealand, Nov. 4.  The ritual took place at a "Marae," a tribal meeting place, and consisted of a "Hui," the ceremony. All members of the NZ army, regular or territorial force, MORE
LINTON MILITARY CAMP, New Zealand
Maldivians exchange accountability procedures with U.S. Marines October 11, 2012 — Silently, a small group of Maldivian Marines creep through the tree line of coconut groves that border the Maldivian coastline. Their black boots land softly, but move swiftly, as they maneuver to their rally point.  Upon arrival, they lay alert in a circular formation and begin systematically tapping ankles of the Marine next to them to signify MORE
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