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Marine Corps Forces Central Command

MacDill AFB, FL

Sergeant Major
Lawrence P. Fineran

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Brigadier General
Carl E. Mundy III

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Lieutenant General
Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr.

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Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan News
  

Deployed Marines gather to remember fallen brother

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:26:00 GMT

Marines and sailors with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, gathered to remember a fallen brother aboard Camp Leatherneck March 7.  Lance Cpl. Caleb L. Erickson, a motor transportation mechanic with Motor Transportation Platoon, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province,   

US Marines, Afghan soldiers free camel from ditch in Helmand province

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:21:00 GMT

A camel stranded in a ditch was safely freed at Camp Dwyer, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 7.  Together International Security Assistance Forces with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, and Afghan National Army soldiers with 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, worked overnight to assist the camel.  Shortly after release, the camel walked away freely 

Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan Marines attend security shura prior to upcoming Afghan

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 04:13:22 GMT

Brigadier Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commanding general, Regional Command (Southwest), and Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan staff visited with Afghan National Army officials of the 4th Brigade, 215th Corps, aboard Forward Operating Base Delaram, Nimroz province, Afghanistan, March 4, 2014. During the visit, Brig. Gen. Yoo, MEB-A staff, Marines 

Corpsman with 9th Marine Regiment recognized for actions in Helmand province

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 03:28:00 GMT

If a Marine is seriously injured during a patrol, having a skilled Navy corpsman on the scene can mean the difference between life and death. Seaman Jacob M. Schlauder, a corpsman with 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat distinguishing device for   

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Marine uses life experience to succeed in the Corps

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:33:00 GMT

“Out of all the different paths I could have taken this is the best one. At the end of the day it’s not where you ended, but how you got there,” said Cpl. Abigail V. Reynolds. Reynolds, a landing support specialist with Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., has proven to be a valuable asset

15th MEU welcomes new sergeant major

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:55:00 GMT

The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit bid farewell to Sgt. Maj. John W. Scott and welcomed Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer during a relief and appointment ceremony on the Camp Del Mar parade deck, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014. Traditionally, the sergeant major assists the commander as the senior enlisted Marine in the unit, mentors

1st ANGLICO, JGSDF conduct training on San Clemente Island

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:12:00 GMT

U.S. Marines from 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force sit on top of a hillside and watch smoke blow through the hills below them.  Minutes after talking to the naval ship in the distance, rounds fly from its shadow and blow up the targets below.  During this live-fire portion of Exercise Iron

1/1, JGSDF conduct training for Iron Fist

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:47:00 GMT

As soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force sprint across a grassy field, they drop into the prone and begin to fire.  Through the smoke of the blasts, they look up on the hillside and see U.S. Marines buddy rushing towards their objective to provide support.  Again, the JGSDF soldiers rush forward toward their next objective and engage

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MARCENT is designated as the Marine Corps service component for U.S. Central Command. MARCENT is responsible for all Marine Corps forces in the CENTCOM area of responsibility.

MARCENT provides Marine Expeditionary Forces capable of conducting a wide range of operations, offering the command a responsive and unique set of capabilities. Marines deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as well as embarked aboard U.S. Navy amphibious ships provide a potent mix of capabilities that can project combat power rapidly to any location in the region.

The CENTCOM AOR is an area larger than the Continental United States, is comprised of 20 countries, 522 million people, 7 major languages and more than 12 major religions.

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Marine firefighter wins a 2013 Geico Military Service Award

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:43:00 GMT

Marine administrative message 089/14 announced the Marine Corps recipients of the 2013 Geico Military Service Award. The award recognizes one active-duty enlisted member from each military service, and one member from the reserve/national guard components, for their outstanding contributions to civilian and/or military communities in areas of drug

Best in mess: 2nd MLG Marines compete for W.P.T. Hill Award

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:28:00 GMT

Marines with Food Service Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd MarineLogistics Group took part in the final leg of the W.P.T. Hill Award competitionhere, March 10.   The service members took to their field kitchen early inthe morning with two missions: feed the surrounding units with hot meals insupport of their training and pit their skills 

Wrestler turns down scholarships to join Marine Corps

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:53:00 GMT

The number five high school wrestler in Minnesota at 152lbs, Davionte L. L. Young, turned down full-ride scholarships to college in order to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.  “I’ve always wanted to do something with my life that would really mean something,” said Young. “I want to help people, explore the world and serve my

Best in mess: 2nd MLG Marines compete for W.P.T. Hill Award

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:28:00 GMT

Marines with Food Service Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd MarineLogistics Group took part in the final leg of the W.P.T. Hill Award competitionhere, March 10.   The service members took to their field kitchen early inthe morning with two missions: feed the surrounding units with hot meals insupport of their training and pit their skills

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