Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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  1. U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Noah Minner was once told it identified members of a permanent working party. Cpl. Elias Pirkey heard from another Marine it signaled warrant officers-in-training. These Marines, all landing support specialists, are referring to a small red patch, sewn to the utility trouser pocket and the distinctive eight-point utility cover. Cpl. Kody Stallard laughingly described that he was told it was emblematic of Marine “combat barbers”, “underwater basic-weavers”, or “submarine door gunners”, among numerous other nonexistent military jobs...
    U.S. Marines conduct helicopter support team training during Integrated Training Exercise 1-21 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 13.
  2. Marine Attack Squadron 311 conducts a sundown ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, October 15. In spring 2022, VMA-311 will reactivate as Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 311 operating the F-35C Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Similarly, VMA-214 will begin flying the F-35B as VMFA-214 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. The VMA-311 Tomcats were initially commissioned in 1942 as a fighter attack squadron in Cherry Point, North Carolina. The Tomcats deployed in support of the WWII island hopping campaign, and flew the first Marine jet combat mission in 1950 during the Korean Conflict...
    A U.S. Marine taxis down the flightline in an AV-8B Harrier II during Lt. Col. Keith Bucklew’s last flight as commanding officer of Marine Attack Squadron 311 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 14.
  3. U.S. Marines with Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team-Pacific concludes sustainability training on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji using Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques September 16. This training regimen allowed FASTPAC Marines to rehearse rapid battlefield insertion by way of MH-60s Seahawks from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12, based out of Naval Air Facility Atsugi...
    U.S. Marines conduct Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques with U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 on the Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji Airfield, Sept. 16.
  4. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed every year from September 15 to October 15 to commemorate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States of America’s history and culture. A large part of these contributions are made by the honorable men and women of Hispanic descent who earn their naturalization after joining the armed forces in America. One of these service members is U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Adrian M. Ceballosramirez, an administrative specialist with 12th Marine Corps District, Marine Corps Recruiting Command. Ceballosramirez immigrated to America from Cali, Columbia in 2017 and joined the Marine Corps in October 2019...
    U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Adrian M. Ceballosramirez, an administrative specialist with 12th Marine Corps District, poses for National Hispanic Heritage Month at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Oct. 13, 2020. Ceballosramirez was born and raised in Cali, Columbia before immigrating to the United States in 2017 and joining the Marine Corps in 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tessa D. Watts)
  5. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31 are using 3D printing technology to save thousands of dollars and weeks of time for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and America Amphibious Ready Group. From small parts to more complex designs, the Marines of CLB-31 are assisting in daily functions and cutting back on cost for the Marine Corps. Utilizing developing 3D printing technology, the Marines are assisting with mission readiness not only by providing quality parts, but on-site adjustments and cost efficient materials as well...
    A U.S. Marine observes a 3D printer as it prints an equipment part used aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), Aug. 24.

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