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  1. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit executed an air assault rehearsal aboard Keflavik Air Base,
    A CH-53E Sea Stallion prepares for take-off aboard USS Iwo Jima while conducting an air assault in Icelandic terrain Oct. 17, 2018. Iceland’s unique terrain and climate allows for Marines to be better prepared and rapidly deploy in support of NATO Allies and partners.
  2. The Marine Corps has an improved reporting tool that will come in handy for supply and maintenance
    Lance Cpl. Sierra Walker, supply specialist with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, tests the Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps Release 12 upgrade while deployed before its official launch. The Marine Corps upgraded the system in August to strengthen the Corps’ cybersecurity posture and offer a more customizable tool to ensure Marines can easily and clearly report readiness to their commander.
  3. Every Marine is a rifleman. This is evident in every photo of a Marine donning the service alpha
    A U.S. Marine with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Intelligence Group fires a Beretta M9 service pistol during pistol qualification at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 6, 2018. Pistol qualification is required annually to sustain the skills of pistol marksmanship.
  4. Now is not the time to be nervous. What if I don’t qualify? I’ll never see corporal. Okay, okay,
    U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Garald John, combat marksmanship trainer, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, assesses Marines while they “snap in” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 5, 2018. "Snapping in" is the term used to describe practicing dry-firing with an empty weapon before live-firing.
  5. After finishing his second Boston Marathon five years ago, Maj. Ken Parisi, a logistics specialist at Marine Corps Systems Command, wanted to tackle a new challenge – triathlons. He has completed four full-distance 140.6-mile races and 10 half-distance 70.3-mile races. He said this passion for triathlons gave him confidence and made him a better Marine.
    Marine credits triathlons for making him a better warfighter