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Memorial Day

Service members from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune honor the fallen during Memorial Day May 25, both in the local community and at events during Fleet Week in New York.

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Comm Marines sharpen combat readiness, integration for MAGTF support

Combining communications and combat skills, the Marines of Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 conducted a squadron sized field exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune May 13.

Posted: May 28, 2015
Checkerboards hold change of command

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 observed a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort May 8.

Posted: May 28, 2015
24th MEU Marines, Jordanians, support regional stability during Eager Lion

U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed Exercise Eager Lion 2015 in Jordan which began May 5 and culminated with a multilateral combined-arms, live-fire event May 18.

Posted: May 28, 2015
Fueling Partnerships: US Marines, Spanish pilots test aerial-refueling capabilities

U.S. Marine and Spanish Navy pilots tested their ability to support each other during aerial-refueling operations off the coast of Spain, May 15.

Posted: May 28, 2015
2nd MAW Marine honored as Maintenance Technician of the Year

Having a sincere appreciation for automotive engineering, Cpl. Erix A. Quinteros applies it in his day-to-day duties at 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, garnering him a much sought-after recognition as the 2014 Maintenance Technician of the Year May 11.

Posted: May 28, 2015
Integrated Task Force Marines return to Lejeune

Marines from the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force returned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune May 20, after completing the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity assessment after three months in the Mojave Desert and a just a few weeks in Bridgeport, California.

Posted: May 28, 2015
Bolden’s STEM program promotes bright future

Students at Bolden Elementary School on Laurel Bay held their third annual STEMposium event May 1.

Posted: May 28, 2015
Service members recognized for outstanding contributions

The Beaufort Rotary Club honored service members from around the Tri-Command with the Military Person of the Year award ceremony May 6.

Posted: May 28, 2015
Ways to protect yourself from cyber crime

With technology constantly developing and new cyber threats emerging, the Cyber Security Division has taken measures to ensure the safety of the community.

Posted: May 28, 2015
US Marines offload amphibious vehicles in Morocco

A joint team of U.S. service members began Exercise African Lion 15 with a Maritime Prepositioning Force offload May 7 and 8 at the port of Agadir, Morocco.

Posted: May 28, 2015
Groundbreaking signals progress for Marine Museum

In 1997, the base commander said he had to put a museum on the base or his wife would divorce him.

Posted: May 28, 2015
NATO Allies demonstrate defense of Eastern Europe

Romania is hosting Bulgarian and U.S. forces during a multinational exercise designed to demonstrate the ever-increasing capability of NATO allies to defend Eastern Europe, May 18 through 28.

Posted: May 28, 2015
Marines showcase capabilities at Bryant Park

Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-New York set up equipment and vehicle displays, as well as martial arts demonstrations and boot camp style physical training for Fleet Week New York at Bryant Park, New York City, May 21.

Posted: May 28, 2015
MARSOC ceremony honors 11 helicopter crash victims

Second Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, hosted a celebration-of-life ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune May 15 to remember and honor the seven Marines and four soldiers who died in a helicopter crash during a training exercise.

Posted: May 21, 2015
Iron Horse, recon Marines hone amphibious assault capability

Marines in flight suits hurried along the length of a CH-53E Super Stallion. Their boots blackened by hydraulic fluid, treaded carefully around hooks and gunners’ belts.

Posted: May 21, 2015
Never give up: A Marine’s story of resilience in the face of adversity

Cpl. Joey Mendez

Posted: May 21, 2015
Logistics, air elements practice external lifts

Landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 22 participated in an external cargo lift exercise with units from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune May 7.

Posted: May 21, 2015
Bermuda Regiment conducts riot control training

"Get back! Get back!" Soldiers shout at an unruly mob throwing potatoes and chanting loudly in the middle of the street.

Posted: May 21, 2015
US, Spanish Marines complete interoperability exercise

Explosive Ordnance Disposal -- Theirs is a small, select community already.

Posted: May 21, 2015
MAG-26 Marines and sailors serve Habitat for Humanity

Twenty-four Marines and sailors from Marine Aircraft Group 26 aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River volunteered 144 combined hours to Habitat for Humanity on April 29 and May 1. The team effort of MAG-26 Marines and sailors significantly contributed to the fundraising efforts for families in need and wounded warriors.

Posted: May 21, 2015
Integrated Task Force Marines begin operational assessment

"Trail High Point: 7,337 feet" reads a wooden sign atop a mountain. A squad of Marines briefly catch their breath and sip water, one of many items securely packed in their 75-pound fighting loads. Many tasks remain before they travel this path back the way they came.

Posted: May 21, 2015
Motorcycle safety awareness

As the weather improves more motorcyclists are hitting the roads. With that in mind, drivers must be extra attentive. Make sure you share the road. Motorcycle riders are reminded to follow the rules of the road and wear personal protective equipment. All vehicle operators are reminded to never drive or ride while distracted.

Posted: May 21, 2015
Delta platoon aids service members back in the fight

Whether it’s from a roadside improvised explosive device, enemy gunfire or an accident in training, debilitating injuries can take you out of the fight.

Posted: May 21, 2015
Browns Island trespassers to face $5,000 in fines

While some may consider Brown’s Island an interesting place to vacation, a few decades of unexploded ordnance makes it a potentially dangerous spot.

Posted: May 21, 2015
VMM-261 helps commemorate veterans

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261 teamed up with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion to conduct parachute operation aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune May 7.

Posted: May 21, 2015
Energy conservation is everyone’s business

Marines from units across Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune gathered for a class on ways for each unit to take more responsibility for their energy consumption behavior aboard base May 15.

Posted: May 21, 2015
Service members, families pay tribute to fallen police officers

The Onslow County community gathered to honor fallen police officers during the National Peace Officers Memorial Day Observance at the Jacksonville Commons Memorial in Jacksonville May 13.

Posted: May 21, 2015
Sergeant Major’s Corner

Marine, Sailors, family and friends of Marine Corps Air Station New River, welcome to the latest edition of the Rotovue. As the spring transitions into summer, we notice the temperatures and humidity steadily rise to uncomfortable levels; we notice how inadequate the air conditioning systems seem to be in many of our barracks and facilities. There are many things we can do to help those systems keep up with the demand. We can keep windows and doors closed, which will help recirculate the conditioned air, as well as making sure the filters are replaced at regular intervals. Many of our thermostats are digital but the older analog control panels have been damaged due to attempts to override internal circuitry and lower temperatures. It is vandalism like this that has caused many building-wide outages to occur. We all need be good stewards of our equipment and resources by not causing the unnecessary repair of systems due to negligent behavior. It is critical that all outages are reported through your barracks manager or facilities manager and you must follow-up to ensure your issue was entered into the system. Another way to ensure your outage is being repaired is to submit an ICE comment card. I see every submission, and in many cases this is how we identify an issue related to barracks/facilities issues. It is our goal to ensure New River remains your best tour in the Corps, and we can only succeed with your assistance.

Posted: May 21, 2015
2nd Marine Division hosts WWII Remembrance Day

Seventy years have passed since the end of World War II, but the gleam in their eyes indicates the memory resonates in those who spent much of their youth fighting our country’s battles. The veterans’ sacrifices and unyielding commitment to their nation, despite an age difference, is a common ground with modern warriors.

Posted: May 14, 2015
Marine Super Hercules supports Air National Guard, Chilean Air Commandos during seizure airfield exercise

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, transported a combined team of 20 U.S. personnel from the Kentucky Air National Guards 123rd Special Tactics Squadron and Chilean Air Commandos, along with two 50cc mini bikes aboard a KC-130J Super Hercules April 28, during Emerald Warrior 2015.

Posted: May 14, 2015
Cherry Point’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting trains with Wilmington Fire Department

It’s a cool, cloudy April day, and a blaze is visible in the distance on the far side of the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point runway complex. An aircraft is burning. As you near the blaze, you realize it’s not an aircraft at all, but an aircraft-shaped device built to simulate a jet in serious trouble. It’s a controlled fire — as much as a raging hot monster can be called "controlled." Two groups of men in silver, flame-retardant suits move in sync, perfecting rehearsed patterns to subdue the fire. Water blasts out of their hoses, slowly drowning the flames that engulf the mock aircraft.

Posted: May 14, 2015
US, Spanish Marines team up for live-fire training

A platoon of U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa completed a live-fire assault course during a training exercise with 2nd Battalion, Spanish Marine Brigade at a range in Sierra Del Retin, Spain, May 4 - 6.

Posted: May 14, 2015
VMAQ-4 bids farewell to Mueller, welcomes Johnson

Lt. Col. Paul K. Johnson assumed command of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, taking the helm from Lt. Col. David A. Mueller during a change of command ceremony April 30.

Posted: May 14, 2015
Corporal awarded Purple Heart six decades after action

Thirty-mile marches and the grim smell of the enemy’s dead littering every footstep were horrifying words whispered by Army Cpl. Robert F. Daily.

Posted: May 14, 2015
National Safe Boating Week

Boats are a fun and a great recreational activity that can be enjoyed by everyone. No matter how much experience you have, it’s always important for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Below you will find some basic boating tips to help you stay safe:

Posted: May 14, 2015
Make brain injury prevention a priority this summer

The weather is warmer, the sun is shining and it’s a great time for outdoor sports and summer fun. Unfortunately, it is also a time when summer activities can sometimes lead to serious injuries – like a traumatic brain injury. A TBI can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury (e.g. gunshot wound) that disrupts the normal function of the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, approximately 1.7 million people sustain a TBI each year in the United States usually through falls, motor vehicle crashes or assault.

Posted: May 14, 2015
New family center opens in Laurel Bay

Families aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort have a new parental support oasis. A grand opening ceremony was held to officially open the Laurel Bay Marine Corps Family Services Child Development Center April 21.

Posted: May 14, 2015
Marines honor brothers with Purple Heart ceremony

Marines and sailors with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, held a ceremony at the base theatre aboard Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune May 6.

Posted: May 14, 2015
PSD-14 adopts H. J. MacDonald Middle School

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s Personnel Support Detachment 14 adopted H. J. MacDonald Middle School as part of their command community outreach effort in New Bern April 24.

Posted: May 14, 2015
Scout sniper candidates complete two-week course

Stealthily making his way through the brush under the beating sun, a Marine gradually makes his way closer to instructors searching for him through high-powered binoculars. Over the course of two hours, he steadily moves more than 250 meters to get to his final firing position where he will set up in position to take a shot on one of the men searching for him.

Posted: May 14, 2015
Obama nominates commandant for 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

President Barack Obama Tuesday nominated Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to serve as the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva to serve as the 10th vice chairman.

Posted: May 07, 2015
U.S. Marines, Coast Guardsmen train with Ghana Navy

A team of U.S Marines and Coast Guardsmen, with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, worked with more than 25 Ghanaian sailors in small-boat operations and maintenance at the Sigondi Western Naval Base in Ghana, April 13 through 24.

Posted: May 07, 2015
2015 Vigilant Response: Air station conducts emergency preparedness training

The air is calm as Marines wait in line for an event aboard the air station.

Posted: May 07, 2015
Service members train for African, Eager Lion

Navy Corpsmen with 2nd Medical Battalion and the supplemental health services augmented personnel that they were training waited eagerly for the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter touch down on the field at Training Landing Zone Canary. The wind blew through their hair, sending dust flying into their eye protection, while the noise of the helicopter’s blades whooshed over their heads. They gripped the stretcher bearing a simulated trauma patient tightly, preparing to rush into the aircraft the moment it landed. They were earnest about the training, knowing that one day someone’s life may depend on it.

Posted: May 07, 2015
‘Mega Hangar’ officially open for business

Marine and community leaders gathered at the Marine Corps Air Station New River’s newest addition, the "mega hangar," for a ribbon cutting ceremony April 24.

Posted: May 07, 2015
19th Virginia International Tattoo showcases multicultural military talent

The second the sharp pop from the pistol was made, the Marines from Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Company A, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment and members of the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team took off at a sprint toward an obstacle course. The air was thick with competition between the two branches as they threw themselves over barriers and darted through tunnels.

Posted: May 07, 2015
British Royal Navy sailors tour USS Wasp

Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and U.S. Navy sailors with the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) invited British Royal Navy sailors from the HMS Lancaster to tour the ship while out at sea April 30.

Posted: May 07, 2015
Local community celebrates Camp Davis’ 75th anniversary

Marine Corps Outlying Field Camp Davis hosted a community festival celebrating its 75th anniversary April 25.

Posted: May 07, 2015
Spouses host luncheon to inspire, give back

The New River Officer's Spouses' Club hosted an Annual Joint Luncheon in which all area clubs from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, retired wives and Navy wives joined together to embrace camaraderie at the "Lemons, Linen & Lace" Joint Luncheon at the New River Landing Officers' Club April 23.

Posted: May 07, 2015