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  • Taliban Attack Kills Two U.S. Marines, Destroys Six Jets

    09/16/2012 6:09:54 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/16 | nathan hodge
    <p>KABUL—The Taliban's weekend assault on a major coalition base was one of the most determined and effective ever seen in Afghanistan, according to details released Sunday, destroying six U.S. combat jets and damaging two others.</p> <p>In addition to the Taliban strike, which killed two U.S. Marines Friday night, two separate insider attacks by Afghan service members claimed the lives of six coalition troops. A lethal coalition airstrike, meanwhile, threatened to raise additional tensions in the country, amid reports of civilian casualties.</p>
  • 7 Marines Killed After Helicopters Collide Near Arizona-California Border

    02/23/2012 9:33:22 AM PST · by USMCWife6869 · 8 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 23, 2012 | Jim Miklaszewski & Courtney Kube
    Seven Marines died when their helicopter collided in midair Wednesday night...
  • 7 Marines Confirmed Killed in Collision of 2 Helicopters North of Yuma, Ariz., During Training

    02/23/2012 6:31:01 AM PST · by don-o · 26 replies
    abc via ap ^ | February 23, 2012
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  • Marines Killed in Helicopter Collision

    02/23/2012 6:46:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies · 1+ views
    NBC SanDiego ^ | FEB 23, 2012 | By R. Stickney
    Marines Killed in Helicopter Collision The Cobra and Huey helicopters were conducting a training exercise at the time of the crash according to defense officials By R. Stickney | Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 | Updated 6:13 AM PST Seven U.S. Marines died when two helicopters collided last night near Yuma, Arizona. Defense officials said the Marines were from the 3rd Marine Airwing based at MCAS Miramar near San Diego. There were no survivors. The cause of the crash is under investigation. The identities of the seven killed have not been released pending formal notification of next of kin. Check back...
  • Marines empower Iraqi Police to help Iraqi citizens

    01/02/2009 12:08:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 295+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Capt. Paul Greenberg, USMC
    AL-ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq — Marines from 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5 and Police Transition Team 4 teamed up Dec. 26 to help Iraqi Police from the Port of Waleed to form good relationships with their new neighbors in the town of Walej. Over the past six months, nomadic shepherds and their families, destitute from drought and disease which ravaged their herds, were forced to move from the desert into the town of Walej. Located in a remote region of western al-Anbar province near the Syrian border, Walej was an Iraqi Army compound prior to 2003. It...
  • Video Available: Following the paw prints of the Lioness

    06/10/2008 5:13:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 78+ views
    Al ASAD, Iraq – Video is available of Lioness Marines conducting security measure tactics at entry control points and traffic control points to deter the use of females for terrorist acts as well as an increase in cultural sensitivities. Footage includes female Marines from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) and other MNF-W units learning culturally sensitive methods for searching female Iraqis at security checkpoints including female Marines loading and firing weapons, practicing searching methods and using techniques on female civilians. For access to the video, contact the Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System by calling (678) 421-6604 or online...
  • Iraqi Faces on Iraqi Jobs

    04/19/2008 7:57:54 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 3+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Scott McAdam, USMC
    Iraqi Pvt. Kalieph Qayes, military policeman with Military in Transition Team-0720, 7th Iraqi Army Division, searches an Iraqi national before coming aboard Al-Asad Air Base, Apr. 6. All local nationals coming on base are subject to a search by the Iraqi Soldiers manning the gate. Photo by Cpl. Scott McAdam, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd) Public Affairs. AL-ASAD — In Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Iraqi people are showing progress through their government works, rebuilding projects, and police and military operations. At Al Asad Air Base, Iraqi Soldiers work in conjunction with the Marine Corps, keeping the air base secure by...
  • Iraqi Marine Becomes American Citizen

    04/12/2008 1:38:56 PM PDT · by radar101 · 6 replies · 104+ views
    DVIDS ^ | 12 April 2008 | DVIDS
    Package of a Marine born in Baghdad becoming an American Citizen at a ceremony held at Al-Faw Palace in Baghdad. Produced by Staff Sgt. Ryan O' Hare. Also see "Iraqi Marine Becomes American Citizen" in the b-roll section.
  • Marines Show Iraqi Army the Benefits of Aircraft Insertion, Extraction

    03/22/2008 7:45:32 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 526+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Michael Stevens, USMC
    An MV-22 Osprey, belonging to Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 263, sits on the deck waiting for members of the 27th Infantry Brigade, 7th Iraqi Infantry Division and Marines with Military in Transition team 0720 to load up after a heli-borne operation. Photo by 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd) Public Affairs. AL-ANBAR PROVINCE — As Coalition forces continue to operate throughout the Iraqi countryside, training the Iraqi security forces (ISF) to stand on their own two feet becomes an increasingly familiar scene. Third Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) does its own part in the transition process by participating in training operations...
  • New Yorkers take over Wing one squadron at a time

    07/13/2006 4:09:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 234+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke
    AL ASAD, Iraq (July 13, 2006) -- The Marine Corps is comprised of Marines from all over the United States, but one particular squadron has 12 percent of its warriors coming from the one place where the towers are tall, the farmlands are vast and the spirits are strong -- New York. The Empire State is home to 16 of the Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. "It was surprising to find out that there are a lot of New Yorkers in the squadron," said Sgt. Michael Walton Jr., ordnance...
  • VMA-513 Nightmares ready to strike fear in the enemy

    03/16/2006 3:24:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 853+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brian J. Holloran
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Mar. 16, 2006) -- An AV-8B Harrier screams loudly as it slowly lowers itself to the runway. Four other Harriers circle above, waiting for their turn to land - the Flying Nightmares have arrived. While the main body of Marine Attack Squadron 513, originally from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., arrived here a few weeks ago, the actual aircraft arrived March 7 to a unit ready to get to work. "The main body arrived prior to the aircraft in order to unpack and have the work centers established," said Gunnery Sgt. Travis A. White, quality assurance...
  • VMA-513 Flying Nightmares connect with loved ones in U.S.

    06/26/2006 10:04:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 360+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brian J. Holloran
    AL ASAD, Iraq (June 26, 2006) -- Marines here received the opportunity to see their families living in Yuma, Ariz., through a 30-minute video teleconference call June 17. The event, which was hosted at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Marine Aircraft Group 16 Headquarters buildings, afforded Marines from Marine Attack Squadron 513, MAG-16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, the chance to do more than just hear their loved ones back home. "The video calls are a way for me to stay in touch with my wife even though we are far apart," said Sgt. David K. Averill, aviation ordnance...
  • Flying Nightmares target terrorism with new munitions system

    04/10/2006 6:24:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies · 1,198+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Apr 9, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Brian J. Holloran
    AL ASAD, Iraq (April 9, 2006) -- Sweat slowly drips off of the Marines as they carefully raise the 500- and 1000-pound munitions to the weapons carriage on the AV-8B Harrier - the Flying Nightmares are readying for action. Marine Attack Squadron 513, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, is the first Harrier squadron to employ the Joint Direct Attack Munitions in a combat zone. "With this new feature on our jets, we will be able to hit targets more accurately, therefore making us a more effective squadron," said Lt. Col. Willis E. Price, commanding officer, VMA-513. The...
  • Miramar air group heads for Iraq

    01/27/2006 7:45:24 PM PST · by Dubya · 5 replies · 385+ views
    N C TIMES ^ | January 27 2006 | MARK WALKER
    MIRAMAR ---- Gunnery Sgt. Gail Saylor returned home from a Middle East deployment 10 days ago. On Thursday, she and 10-year-old daughter were saying goodbye to her husband, Gunnery Sgt. Stuart Saylor, who left Miramar Marine Corps Air Station for Iraq, his seventh deployment since 9/11. "The life of a Marine," Gail Saylor said. "This is my last trip," Stuart Saylor said as he and about 300 other troops attached to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station queued up outside a base armory to retrieve their sidearms and rifles, do a final check on their...
  • Marine Fatally Shot at Miramar Barracks

    01/20/2006 5:42:15 PM PST · by cgk · 100 replies · 4,438+ views
    San Diego UT ^ | 1-19-06
    Marine fatally shot at Miramar barracks SIGNONSANDIEGO NEWS SERVICES 10:37 a.m. January 19, 2006 MIRAMAR – A Marine was found dead of a gunshot wound Tuesday in his barracks at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.Sgt. Francisco D. Aquino, 25, of Hidalgo, N.M., was declared dead in his room at 8:32 a.m. Tuesday, according Sgt. Nathan LaForte.The Naval Criminal Investigative Service was handling the probe, LaForte said.Aquino was an auto mechanic assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron 1, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, he said.Aquino was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from February to March...
  • Pendleton Cobra pilots remembered during memorial service

    11/23/2005 2:22:30 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 3 replies · 380+ views
    United States Marine Corps ^ | 22 November 2005 | Lance Corporal Lanessa Arthur
    Pendleton Cobra pilots remembered during memorial service Submitted by: MCB Camp Pendleton Story Identification #: 2005112219544 Story by Lance Corporal Lanessa Arthur MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Nov. 22, 2005) -- Family and friends remembered their loved ones Monday in a memorial ceremony held at the Marine Memorial Chapel here. Maj. Gerald M. Bloomfield and Capt. Michael D. Martino both of Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force were 70 miles west of Ar Ramadi, in an AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, when they crashed while performing a support mission...
  • Miramar Marines return home, reunite with family, friends (WELCOME HOME HEROS)

    09/02/2005 4:38:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 994+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | Sgt. Maria C. Villanueva
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2005) -- About 80 Marines debarked a plane and ran into the open arms of loved ones here Aug. 28, following a seven-month deployment to Iraq. The Marines, from A Company, Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, were deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. “(The separation) was really hard,” said Tricia Noel, wife of Sgt. Nicholas B. Noel, company guide. “It’s great to have him home." Other squadron members were also on hand to welcome the Marines home, including the group...
  • 27 Kaneohe Marines die

    01/27/2005 8:32:41 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies · 1,127+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | January 27, 2005 | Gregg K. Kakesako
    DEADLIEST DAY FOR U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ Helicopter crash in Iraq also kills a Pearl Harbor sailor Isle families seized by uncertainty Crashes had killed 7 with isle ties Elections may present more dangers Fallen isle soldier honored By Gregg K. Kakesako gkakesako@starbulletin.com In one of the darkest days for Hawaii's military since World War II, 27 Kaneohe Marines and a Pearl Harbor sailor were reported to be among the 31 people killed when a troop helicopter crashed in Iraq yesterday. The news, which President Bush called "very discouraging to the American people," quickly spread through Kaneohe yesterday afternoon, stunning...
  • Harrier squadrons combine in Iraq to provide air support

    12/27/2004 9:55:12 PM PST · by Clive · 3 replies · 811+ views
    United States Marine Corps ^ | Dec. 24, 2004 | Sgt. Nathan K. LaForte
    Harrier squadrons combine in Iraq to provide air supportSubmitted by: 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Story Identification #: 20041224153725 Story by Sgt. Nathan K. LaForte AL ASAD, Iraq (Dec. 24, 2004) -- The salt-stained jets streaked across the sky signaling the arrival of the newest squadron on the block. They were exhausted from a trans-Atlantic flight that started at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., and ended at Al Asad, Iraq in a few short days in mid-November. The "Tomcats" of Marine Attack Squadron 311, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, found their "welcome aboard" period short-lived as the...
  • Two Receive Soldiers Medal for Lifesaving Heroism [rescued 4 pilots trapped when copters collided]

    12/23/2004 5:48:57 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 8 replies · 458+ views
    DoD ^ | Dec 23, 2004 | unknown
    ASAD, Iraq, Dec. 23, 2004 -- Instant decisions and decisive action led to two soldiers receiving the Soldiers Medal here Dec. 18 for heroism in a fight to save the lives of four Cobra AH-1 attack helicopter pilots March 29. Army Staff Sgt. Spencer A. Howell, medic, and crew chief Army Spc. Eric S. Burns of the 507th Air Ambulance Company each received the Soldiers Medal on Dec. 18 in recognition of heroics performed on March 29. Photo courtesy of Coalition Press Information Center(Click photo for screen-resolution image); high- resolution image available. Staff Sgt. Spencer A. Howell and crew chief...
  • Aviation Continues to Aid Fallujah Mission

    12/14/2004 6:45:20 PM PST · by iso · 13 replies · 599+ views
    AL ASAD AIRFIELD, Iraq, Dec. 14, 2004 – Aviation is continuing to play a part in mopping up insurgents in Fallujah, the commander of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing said here today. Marine Maj. Gen. Keith J. Stalder commands about 9,000 Marine and Army troops based at this airfield between Baghdad and the Syrian border. He said aviation helped Marines and soldiers in the city with the combat they faced in retaking Fallujah and aviation continues to target the small pockets of insurgents that remain. "The wing is still flying missions -- mostly fixed-wing, but some rotary-wing missions as well,"...
  • Marine Harrier pilots fly into history over Fallujah

    11/12/2004 1:01:01 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 36 replies · 4,023+ views
    3rd Marine Air Wing ^ | 12 November 2004 | Cpl. Paul Leicht
    Marine Harrier pilots fly into history over Fallujah Submitted by: 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Story Identification #: 2004111222824 Story by Cpl. Paul Leicht AL ASAD, Iraq (Nov. 12, 2004) -- Since Alfred A. Cunningham first flew in 1912, the tradition of Marine aviation has had a singular, versatile focus: supporting the Marine on the ground. As U.S. Marines make their assault through the narrow streets of Fallujah against anti-Iraqi forces and terrorists, the physical and mental demands of Marine pilots flying overhead are proving no less intense. Whether flying convoy escorts, close air support or aerial reconnaissance in conjunction with...
  • Marines prepare to cast votes in Iraq

    08/29/2004 6:54:49 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 16 replies · 667+ views
    Marine Link ^ | August 29, 2004 | Cpl. Joel A. Chaverri
    Marines prepare to cast votes in IraqSubmitted by: 3rd Marine Aircraft WingStory Identification #: 2004829182754Story by Cpl. Joel A. Chaverri AL ASAD, Iraq (Aug. 29, 2004) -- As November’s general elections approach, the time for Marines to consider their vote has arrived. After working hard to help stand up the first elections for the people of Iraq since the removal of Saddam Hussein from power, the time has now come for American forces to exercise their freedom to vote. Even while deployed to a war zone, those who wish to vote are actively supported by the military. However, it’s...
  • Marines dedicate Al Taqaddum airfield to fallen aviator

    08/27/2004 9:39:30 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 712+ views
    Marine Link ^ | August 22, 2004 | Sgt. Nathan K. LaForte
    Marines dedicate Al Taqaddum airfield to fallen aviatorSubmitted by: 3rd Marine Aircraft WingStory Identification #: 200482772511Story by Sgt. Nathan K. LaForte AL TAQADDUM (GREENE FIELD), Iraq (Aug. 22,2004) -- A group of Marines recently gathered on the flightline of Al Taqaddum, Iraq to pay tribute to their fallen brother. In the late afternoon sun Aug. 22, they dedicated the airfield at TQ to Lt. Col. David S. Greene, a reserve Marine AH-1W Super Cobra pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, killed in action July 28. Greene was flying a...
  • U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Michael L. Sunday "Sunday School" Instructor Reunites with Students

    05/21/2004 6:10:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 136+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 5/21/04 | U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Houston F. White Jr. / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
    AL ASAD, Iraq, May 21, 2004 — When Marine Master Sgt. Michael L. Sunday received orders to Iraq in March, he expected to travel to foreign countries with unfamiliar surroundings and even less familiar faces. Almost immediately upon his arrival to Camp Wolverine in Kuwait however, the 41-year-old New Cumberland, Pa., native began to feel right at home. Marine Master Sgt. Michael L. Sunday (left), ordnance chief for Aviation Logistics Department, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, pays a surprise visit to a former student, Lance Cpl. Rafael E. Lopez, a 20-year-old aviation ordnance technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16. The...
  • Local Iraqi starts independent newspaper

    05/15/2004 11:23:41 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 20 replies · 1,392+ views
    Marine Link ^ | May 14, 2004 | Staff Sgt. A.C. Mink
     Local Iraqi starts independent newspaperSubmitted by: 3rd Marine Aircraft WingStory Identification #: 2004514111914Story by Staff Sgt. A.C. Mink Al Asad, Iraq (May 14, 2004) -- Ammar Aloba Idi of Jooba, and Sevan Lousinian, Department of Defense Arabic translator, presented the pilot edition of The Voice of the Euphrates, the first independent newspaper for the local region, to Maj. Gen. James F. Amos, commanding general, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, here May 13. "For 35 years, Saddam teach people, in school and television, to deal with United States as enemy," said Aloba Idi. "This will take a lot of time -...
  • HMLA-167, HMM-261 squadrons change hands in Western Iraq

    05/08/2004 1:25:01 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 2,735+ views
    Marine Link ^ | May 7, 2004 | Staff Sgt. A.C. Mink
    HMLA-167, HMM-261 squadrons change hands in Western Iraq Submitted by: 3d Marine Aircraft WingStory Identification Number: 2004577152Story by Staff Sgt. A.C. Mink AL ASAD, Iraq (May 7, 2004) -- In an unprecedented occurrence here, two East Coast squadrons, attached to a West Coast aircraft group, carried out a dual change of command ceremony, April 30. Lt. Col. James D. "Stripper" Grace, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Christopher M. "Tone" Clayton as simultaneously Lt. Col. Michael H. "Shepard" Belding passed the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 colors to Lt. Col....
  • Reserve Marines receive Combat Aircrew Insignia

    04/03/2004 8:54:40 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 8 replies · 355+ views
    Marine Link ^ | March 31, 2004 | Sgt. Rob Henderson
    Reserve Marines receive Combat Aircrew InsigniaSubmitted by: 3d Marine Aircraft WingStory Identification Number: 20044284057Story by Sgt. Rob Henderson AL ASAD, Iraq(March 31, 2004) -- Seven Reserve Marines of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, received their Combat Aircrew Insignia at a squadron formation here, March 31. Many of the awardees, enlisted crewmen on Marine KC-130s, flew in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom last year, and are proving their mettle once again this year. "For a KC-130 crewmember, the Combat Aircrew Insignia is hard to come by," said Lt. Col. Clarke D. Clodfelder, officer-in-charge, VMGR-234,...
  • Fallen Marine honored

    03/31/2004 7:40:45 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 14 replies · 540+ views
    Marine Link ^ | March 31, 2004 | Staff Sgt. A.C. Mink
     Fallen Marine honoredSubmitted by: 3d Marine Aircraft WingStory Identification Number: 2004325155833Story by Staff Sgt. A.C. Mink AL ASAD, Iraq (March 25, 2004) -- Inside the hollow walls of an abandoned aircraft bunker, Marines and Sailors gathered Thursday, to pay tribute to Cpl. Andrew Brownfield, killed in action here March 18 in the Al Anbar Province of Western Iraq. "Andy lived to make other people smile," said Cpl. Stephen S. O'Rourke, Brownfield's friend and fellow aviation ordnance systems technician with Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, Marine Wing Support Group 37, during his tearful memorial. Brownfield arrived in country approximately one...
  • Marines "Going back into the brawl."

    03/18/2004 8:38:14 AM PST · by IGOTMINE · 37 replies · 3,570+ views
    Email from a buddy serving with the 3rd Marine Air Wing | 18 March 2004 | Major General Mattis
    Letter to All Hands, We are going back in to the brawl. We will be relieving the magnificent soldiers fighting under the 82nd Airborne Division, whose hard wonsuccesses in the Sunni Triangle have opened opportunities for us to exploit. For the last year, the 82nd Airborne has been operating against the heart of the enemy's resistance. It's appropriate that we relieve them: When it's time to move a piano, Marines don't pick up the piano bench - we move the piano. So this is the right place for Marines in this fight, where we can carry on the legacy of...
  • MWHS-3 supports OIF II in Iraq (Submitted by: 3d Marine Aircraft Wing)

    03/11/2004 2:43:16 PM PST · by bogdanPolska12 · 167+ views
    www.usmc.mil ^ | Story by Sgt. J.L. Zimmer III
    AL ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq(March 11, 2004) -- July 2003 marked the return of the last units from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. Now, less than one year after their return home, the Marines and Sailors of Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3 have returned to provide the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing with logistical support and force protection. "We are here to prepare and maintain work and living spaces for the Wing Headquarters element," said Lt. Col. Glenn Murray, commanding officer MWHS-3. Flying more than 8,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and touching ground on three separate...
  • Troops in Iraq Get High-Tech Noisemaker

    03/02/2004 5:18:31 PM PST · by Shermy · 38 replies · 6,288+ views
    AP ^ | March 2, 2003
    NEW YORK - U.S. soldiers in Iraq have new gear for dispersing hostile crowds and warding off potential enemy combatants. It blasts earsplitting noise in a directed beam. The equipment, called a Long Range Acoustic Device, or LRAD, is a so-called "non-lethal weapon" developed after the 2000 attack on the USS Cole off Yemen as a way to keep operators of small boats from approaching U.S. warships. The devices have been used on some U.S. ships since last summer as part of a suite of protection measures. Now, the Army and Marines have added this auditory barrage dispenser to their...
  • Marines taking over for Army in Iraq

    02/26/2004 4:42:27 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 22 replies · 600+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Feb. 26, 2004 | Scott Schonauer
    Thursday, February 26, 2004 Marines taking over for Army in Iraq By Scott Schonauer, Stars and StripesEuropean edition, Thursday, February 26, 2004 Scott Schonauer / S&S Marine Staff Sgt. Marvin Clark secures the front rotor of a CH-46 "Frog" helicopter from the New River, N.C.-based Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 at Al-Asad Airfield, about 110 miles from Baghdad. About 25,000 Marines are streaming into western Iraq to take command of security and rebuilding duties from the Army. Scott Schonauer / S&S A Marine guards a CH-46 "Frog" helicopter as crewmembers refuel the aircraft at Tallil air base in southern Iraq....
  • USS Boxer to Deploy in Support of Global War on Terrorism [200 Marines, 900 Sailors ~ Jan. 14]

    01/10/2004 11:35:47 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 23 replies · 469+ views
    Navy News Stand ^ | Jan. 8, 2004
    Official U.S. Navy file photo of USS Boxer (LHD 4). View Larger Download HiRes   USS Boxer to Deploy in Support of Global War on TerrorismStory Number: NNS040108-03Release Date: 1/8/2004 1:47:00 PMFrom Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public AffairsSAN DIEGO (NNS) -- More than 200 Marines and 900 Sailors embarked aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4) will deploy Jan. 14 from San Diego to the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II (OIF II) force rotation. As part of the OIF II force rotation, Boxer is providing amphibious lift for a portion of the...
  • Forward-deployed Marine chosen as 15th Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps

    04/29/2003 1:57:52 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 22 replies · 571+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 25 April 2003 | Sgt. W.A. Napper Jr.
    Submitted by: Headquarters Marine Corps Story Identification Number: 200342885347 Story by Sgt. W.A. Napper Jr. KUWAIT(aPR. 25, 2003) -- During an all-hands staff noncommissioned officer meeting at a Kuwait air base April 22, Maj. Gen. James F. Amos, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing commanding general, announced that the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Michael W. Hagee, has selected the 15th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps - Sgt. Maj. John L. Estrada, 3rd MAW sergeant major. "I've never met anybody that's moved into that job," Maj. Gen. Amos said to the crowd. "And to think, you're one of us. What...
  • Mail lifts spirits of 3rd MAW OIF Marines and Sailors

    04/13/2003 4:28:46 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 1 replies · 172+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 9 April 2003 | Staff Sgt. John C. DiDomenico
    Submitted by: 3d Marine Aircraft Wing Story Identification Number: 200341343955 Story by Staff Sgt. John C. DiDomenico KUWAIT(April 9, 2003) -- Personnel eagerly await its daily arrival either in formation or by visiting their admin clerks. Those who receive it, smile and walk away with higher spirits. Others, who don't receive any, silently keep faith for the next day. No matter where they are, garrison or deployed, military personnel look forward to mail call. Although it has been deemed "snail mail," letters and packages arriving from family and friends keeps morale upbeat for the Marines and Sailors of 3rd Marine...
  • Marine Helo Down, 3 Dead

    03/30/2003 12:01:31 PM PST · by Semper911 · 37 replies · 423+ views
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