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  1. I'm Sergeant Savannah Mosby with your Marine Minute. U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, recently celebrated their 106th birthday during a cake cutting ceremony on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 2nd MarDiv has fought in many campaigns throughout its 106 years including: Guadalcanal, Tarawa and the battle of Okinawa. Also in the news, The Marine Corps is currently evaluating the Compact Laser Weapons System Prototype. CLaWS is the first ground-based laser approved by the Department of Defense for use by war fighters on the ground and is intended to serve as a component to an overall system used to counter drones. This week in Marine Corps history in 1993, The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit returned to Somalia to stand ready to assist United Nations forces in maintaining peace in the war-torn country. Earlier that month, the 24th MEU had been ordered to cut short an exercise in Kuwait to respond to possible threats in region. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.
  2. I'm Corporal Taryn Escott with your Marine Minute. U.S Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted tactical air control capabilities training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, in the Coral Sea, June 14. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU and provides a flexible and lethal force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. Also in the Corps, U.S. service members and members of the Japan Self-Defense Force joined together to conduct a community cleanup at Peace Memorial Park, Okinawa, Japan, June 15. The joint cleanup allowed the volunteers to interact with one another while also working to keep a piece of history clean in preparation for Okinawa Memorial day, where many families come to Peace Memorial Park to honor the fallen soldiers from the Battle of Okinawa. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.
  3. Sgt. Mosby tells us about the joint community service and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's tactical air control training.
    Marine Minute: Joint Community Service
  4. I'm Corporal Troy Saunders with your Marine Minute. U.S. Marines with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and 2nd Marine Division recently came together for Exercise Steel Pike 19 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Steel Pike 19 aims to improve coordination and joint operational capabilities between the two MAGTF elements; and is the largest Marine Corps air assault exercise conducted on the East Coast, in over a decade! Also in the Corps, Marines with 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, participated in a Mission Readiness Exercise at Ft. A.P. Hill in Virginia, June 16th. The reserve battalion is conducting this training exercise in preparation for their Unit Deployment Program 20.1. scheduled for later this year. This week in Marine Corps history in 1898, The U.S. Navy Hospital Corps was established by an act of congress; providing medical support and serving alongside Marines on the battlefield for over 120 years! That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.
  5. I'm Corporal Nathan Hall with your Marine Minute. U.S Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 471, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, conducted roadway construction at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Canada, June 12, in preparation of Sentinel Edge 19. Reserve Marines with MAG-41 worked together to rebuild a road to strengthen community relations, maintain job proficiency and ensure deployment readiness. This week in Marine Corps history in 1944, Preceded by naval gunfire and carrier air strikes, the 5th Amphibious Corps assaulted the west coast of Saipan, Marianas Islands. By nightfall, the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions, moving against heavy opposition, had established a beachhead 10,000 yards wide and 1500 yards deep at the battle of Saipan during the pacific campaign of World War II. With the capture of Saipan, the American military was now only 1300 miles away from the homeland islands of Japan. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.