USMC Assault Breacher Vehicle

Aerospace Daily & Defense ReportJanuary 6, 2010 New USMC Technology Blasts Into Afghan Town The U.S. Marine Corps has rolled out a new weapon in combat: the 62-ton Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV), a tracked, armored vehicle that can clear a lane through mine fields, expose and detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and plow a path … Read more

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FAREWELL OF THE MARINES FROM IRAQ

From: Carpenter SgtMaj Kiplyn (USF-W SGTMAJ)Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 15:55 SgtsMaj, MGySgts, CMDCMs, Marines and Sailors, Saturday, 23 January at 1100 will mark the end of the Marines in Iraq as an organization. II MEF (fwd) will conduct a Transfer of Authority Ceremony with the First Armored Division without a Relief in Place from … Read more

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Christening Ceremony of the USS Jason Dunham

Streamers fly during the christening ceremony of the USS Jason Dunham, an Arleigh-Burke Class destroyer, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Bath iron Works in Bath, Maine. The ship is named after the late Marine Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, of Scio, N.Y. Dunham, 22, of Scio, N.Y., who was mortally wounded as he saved his comrades … Read more

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Marines Pour into Afghanistan

A U.S. Marine from 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, RCT 2nd Battalion 8th Marines Echo Co. takes up a fighting position after off loading from a helicopter during the start of Operation Khanjari on July 2, 2009 in Main Poshteh, Afghanistan. The Marines are part of an operation to take areas in the Southern Helmand Province … Read more

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Marines ready for action

CAMP LEATHERNECK (Afghanistan) – A NEW wave of US Marines sent to Afghanistan by President Barack Obama to turn the table on Taliban insurgents is in position and ready for action, the military has said. About 10,000 fighters of Second Marine Expeditionary Brigade have arrived in Helmand, an opium-growing southern province where the Taliban have … Read more

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ABV crews prepare to blaze new paths

By Trista Talton – Staff writerPosted : Saturday Apr 18, 2009 10:34:57 EDThttp://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2009/04/marine_abv_041809w/CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Gunnery Sgt. Steven Sanchez watched the amphibious assault vehicle’s front end jut into the air as it rolled up and over a sand-packed berm. “See now,” he said. “That’s a little more steep than what I want.” As the … Read more

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All-Female Marine Team Conducts First Mission in Southern Afghanistan

All-Female Marine Team Conducts First Mission in Southern AfghanistanBy Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Monty BurtonSpecial to American Forces Press Service FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan, March 10, 2009 – Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment — the ground combat element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan — now have a special group … Read more

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