amphibious / Features

13th MEU maintains cultural awareness amid current events

USS BOXER (LHD 4), AT SEA – After the Marines and Sailors of 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group departed Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 23, on Western Pacific Deployment, professors from the Naval Postgraduate School kept the units’ senior leaders informed about the current state of Middle-Eastern countries through the Regional … Continue reading

Camp Pendleton / Features / News Stories

I MEF takes stand against sexual assault

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Subordinate commands within I Marine Expeditionary Force conducted all-day mandated sexual assault training, Take a Stand, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., throughout October. The training was a culmination of yearlong planning and discussion throughout the Marine Corps to tackle an issue many Marines may find complex and tends to stir many emotions. … Continue reading

Camp Pendleton / Features / News Stories

Haitian-born Marine calls America home

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Near his home in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, an 11-year-old boy stood outside and watched the U.S. Marines patrol the streets. The year was 1994, and the Marines were part of Operation Uphold Democracy, a peacekeeping effort to help stabilize the country. Intrigued by the group of … Continue reading

Features / Japan / Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Service members, station residents find peace through Zen Meditation, Buddhist scripture

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan  — Japan is abundant in cultural experiences and historical sites, which may be new to many service members and station residents. It might be difficult to experience them all in just one two-year tour, but not far from Iwakuni is a spiritual journey waiting to be discovered by those who … Continue reading

Features / Japan / Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni / News Stories

Marines conduct tier 3 DADT repeal training

IWAKUNI, Japan – President Barack Obama signed The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act Dec. 22, 2010, which set the conditions for the repeal of the U.S. military’s DADT policy. The law is slated to be repealed 60 days after the president, Secretary of defense and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff certify … Continue reading

Features / Japan / Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni / News Stories

Chiefs changing lives since 1893

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNIA, Japan — More than 50 local Navy service members celebrated 118 years of leadership here April 1 to acknowledge the impact chief petty officers have on the growth of young sailors and the naval service as a whole. The U.S. Navy chief petty officer status includes three ranks: chief petty … Continue reading