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Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, commander of Marine Forces Reserve, presents a folded flag to the widow of Sgt. Carson Holmquist, a motor transport maintenance chief with Battery M, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, during his funeral July 25, 2015 in Grantsburg, Wis. Holmquist, along with three other Marines and a Sailor, was killed in an attack at the Naval Operation Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. on July 16, 2015. Marines, family, friends and the community of Grantsburg gathered to honor the memory and sacrifice of Holmquist and his fallen brothers-in-arms.
In honor of our brother: Sgt Carson Holmquist laid to rest by family, fellow Marines
Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, commander of Marine Forces Reserve, presents a folded flag to the widow of Sgt. Carson Holmquist, a motor transport maintenance chief with Battery M, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, during his funeral July 25, 2015 in Grantsburg, Wis. Holmquist, along with three other Marines and a Sailor, was killed in an attack at the Naval Operation Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. on July 16, 2015. Marines, family, friends and the community of Grantsburg gathered to honor the memory and sacrifice of Holmquist and his fallen brothers-in-arms.
Marines carry Lance Cpl. Skip Wells’ casket into the First Baptist Church of Woodstock July 26, 2015. Wells was one of five service members killed during the shooting at the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center on July 16, 2015. Hundreds of people were present at the service showing their respect and support for Wells, his family and friends. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Corporal Ian Ferro)
Lance Cpl. Squire "Skip" Wells Funeral
Marines carry Lance Cpl. Skip Wells’ casket into the First Baptist Church of Woodstock July 26, 2015. Wells was one of five service members killed during the shooting at the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center on July 16, 2015. Hundreds of people were present at the service showing their respect and support for Wells, his family and friends. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Corporal Ian Ferro)
The Marines of Battery M, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment salute Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt, who was a field artillery operations man with Battery M. Wyatt was laid to rest at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, July 24, 2015. Wyatt is one of five service members who died when a gunman attacked the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center on July 16, 2015. Family and community members joined the Marines to pay their respects and thank Wyatt for his service to this country.
Selfless Sacrifice
The Marines of Battery M, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment salute Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt, who was a field artillery operations man with Battery M. Wyatt was laid to rest at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, July 24, 2015. Wyatt is one of five service members who died when a gunman attacked the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center on July 16, 2015. Family and community members joined the Marines to pay their respects and thank Wyatt for his service to this country.
The Sprayberry JROTC presents the colors as the National Anthem is sung at Lance Cpl. Squire Wells memorial in Marietta, Georgia on July 21, 2015. Wells was killed in an attack by a gunman at the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 16, 2015. Marines, family, friends and the community gathered together at the high school stadium to pay their respects and thank Wells for his sacrifice and selfless service.
Lance Cpl. Squire Wells honored at Sprayberry High School
The Sprayberry JROTC presents the colors as the National Anthem is sang at Lance Cpl. Squire Wells memorial in Marietta, Georgia on July 21, 2015. Wells was killed in an attack by a gunman at the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 16, 2015. Marines, family, friends and the community gathered together at the high school stadium to pay their respects and thank Wells for his sacrifice and selfless service.
The Marines of Battery M, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment pose for a picture with Col. Joseph Russo, commanding officer of 14th Marine Regiment, in front of Schultz’s Battery M monument at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, July 20, 2015. The Marines gathered together at the park to not only honor the Marines and Sailor killed by a gunman at the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center, but to band together as a unit.
Marines Band Together
The Marines of Battery M, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment pose for a picture with Col. Joseph Russo, commanding officer of 14th Marine Regiment, in front of Schultz’s Battery M monument at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, July 20, 2015. The Marines gathered together at the park to not only honor the Marines and Sailor killed by a gunman at the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center, but to band together as a unit.
Michael J. Pornovets paddles through a pool at his store, Everything Kayak, in Gulfport, Miss. Pornovets, a petty officer 2nd class and religious program specialist with Company A, 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, opened Everything Kayak after he left active duty service in the Navy. (Courtesy photo)
Paddling Down a Dream
Michael J. Pornovets paddles through a pool at his store, Everything Kayak, in Gulfport, Miss. Pornovets, a petty officer 2nd class and religious program specialist with Company A, 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, opened Everything Kayak after he left active duty service in the Navy. (Courtesy photo)
Lance Cpl. Paul J. Yi, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialist with 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, arm wrestles Cpl. Min Wook Yoo, an infantryman with 5th Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division, at warrior day during Peninsula Express 15 in Pohang, Republic of Korea, July 8, 2015. Both Yi and Woo served as interpreters for the exercise. Peninsula Express is this year’s eighth iteration of the Korean-Marine Exchange Program, a series of exercises between the U.S. and Republic of Korea Marine Corps designed to build interoperability and tactical familiarity between the partner nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian Leones)
An Exercise in Translation
Lance Cpl. Paul J. Yi, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialist with 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, arm wrestles Cpl. Min Wook Yoo, an infantryman with 5th Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division, at warrior day during Peninsula Express 15 in Pohang, Republic of Korea, July 8, 2015. Both Yi and Woo served as interpreters for the exercise. Peninsula Express is this year’s eighth iteration of the Korean-Marine Exchange Program, a series of exercises between the U.S. and Republic of Korea Marine Corps designed to build interoperability and tactical familiarity between the partner nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian Leones)
Marines with 4th Assault Amphibian battalion drive an amphibious assault vehicle during a simulated amphibious assault at Peninsula Express 15-8 on Dogu Beach, July 3, 2015. Peninsula Express is the eighth iteration this year of the Korean-Marine Exchange Program, and the first time Marine Forces Reserve has participated in the series of exercises between the U.S. and Republic of Korea Marine Corps designed to build interoperability and tactical familiarity between partner nations.
U.S. and Korean Marines share valuable training at Peninsula Express 15
Marines with 4th Assault Amphibian battalion drive an amphibious assault vehicle during a simulated amphibious assault at Peninsula Express 15-8 on Dogu Beach, July 3, 2015. Peninsula Express is the eighth iteration this year of the Korean-Marine Exchange Program, and the first time Marine Forces Reserve has participated in the series of exercises between the U.S. and Republic of Korea Marine Corps designed to build interoperability and tactical familiarity between partner nations.
Master Gunnery Sgt. Beutz, (left), ground fights with Sgt. Jordan Johnson, legal chief and separations NCO for Headquarters Company, 14th Marine Regiment, during a special physical training session held at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington, Texas, July 1, 2015.  The regiment's Commanding Officer, Col. Joseph Russo, lead more than 40 of his Marines on a 3-mile run inside the stadium to build camaraderie and teamwork to help them focus on his vision of the Marine Corps' Expeditionary Force 21, the planning concept to develop the Corps over the next 10 years. Russo came up with the idea to use Cowboys Stadium as a training location because he said  he understands what an honor it is to lead such an incredible group of Marines such as those in the regiment so he wanted to do something different and unique for them to thank them for all of their hard work and dedication to the unit and the Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Katesha Washington)
14th Marine Regiment builds camaraderie at Dallas Cowboys stadium
Master Gunnery Sgt. Beutz, (left), ground fights with Sgt. Jordan Johnson, legal chief and separations NCO for Headquarters Company, 14th Marine Regiment, during a special physical training session held at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington, Texas, July 1, 2015. The regiment's Commanding Officer, Col. Joseph Russo, lead more than 40 of his Marines on a 3-mile run inside the stadium to build camaraderie and teamwork to help them focus on his vision of the Marine Corps' Expeditionary Force 21, the planning concept to develop the Corps over the next 10 years. Russo came up with the idea to use Cowboys Stadium as a training location because he said he understands what an honor it is to lead such an incredible group of Marines such as those in the regiment so he wanted to do something different and unique for them to thank them for all of their hard work and dedication to the unit and the Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Katesha Washington)
Lance Cpl. Madelyn E. Smith, an automotive organizational mechanic for Combat Logistics Battalion 451, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, inspects a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle in Trondheim, Norway, June 25, 2015 during the Personnel Temporary Augmentee Program Norway 2015. CLB-451 deployed to Norway during their two-week annual training period. The detachment divided into multiple cave sites where equipment is stored in order to facilitate a simultaneous continuous workflow within each military occupational specialty while working with local Norwegian contracted logistics personnel. By maintaining strategic locations throughout Norway, the program promotes regional security, maintains national interoperability and supports rapid response to crises and contingencies throughout the continents of Europe and Africa.
MARFORRES leathernecks sharpen maintenance, supply support skills at annual training in Norway
Lance Cpl. Madelyn E. Smith, an automotive organizational mechanic for Combat Logistics Battalion 451, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, inspects a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle in Trondheim, Norway, June 25, 2015 during the Personnel Temporary Augmentee Program Norway 2015. CLB-451 deployed to Norway during their two-week annual training period. The detachment divided into multiple cave sites where equipment is stored in order to facilitate a simultaneous continuous workflow within each military occupational specialty while working with local Norwegian contracted logistics personnel. By maintaining strategic locations throughout Norway, the program promotes regional security, maintains national interoperability and supports rapid response to crises and contingencies throughout the continents of Europe and Africa.
Charles Retter, motor transport maintenance chief, and Lance Cpl. Gustavo Arellano, radio operator, with 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, carry a Marine to an aircraft in a casualty simulation exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 4-15 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 20, 2015. During the exercise, Marines and Sailors worked together to perform a casualty rescue, in which victims were extracted or boarded onto an aircraft and transported to a field medical station. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian Ferro)
Marines and Sailors participate in a mass heat casualty exercise in support of ITX 4-15
Charles Retter, motor transport maintenance chief, and Lance Cpl. Gustavo Arellano, radio operator, with 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, carry a Marine to an aircraft in a casualty simulation exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 4-15 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 20, 2015. During the exercise, Marines and Sailors worked together to perform a casualty rescue, in which victims were extracted or boarded onto an aircraft and transported to a field medical station. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian Ferro)
World War II veteran Francis Rumi, Sr. and actor Gary Sinise (center) share a moment with Marines from Marine Forces Reserve during the welcome ceremony at the Louis C. Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, June 24, 2015.  Sinise, along with volunteers from the Gary Sinise Foundation, travelled to New Orleans with nearly 50 veterans of World War II to escort them to the National World War II Museum as part of the foundation's program to honor those who have fought to protect America's freedoms.
Marines, others welcome WWII vets to the Big Easy
World War II veteran Francis Rumi, Sr. and actor Gary Sinise (center) share a moment with Marines from Marine Forces Reserve during the welcome ceremony at the Louis C. Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, June 24, 2015. Sinise, along with volunteers from the Gary Sinise Foundation, travelled to New Orleans with nearly 50 veterans of World War II to escort them to the National World War II Museum as part of the foundation's program to honor those who have fought to protect America's freedoms.
Marines with 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, extract a casualty from an aircraft during a mass casualty exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 4-15 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 20, 2015. During the exercise, Marines and Sailors worked together to perform a casualty rescue, in which victims were extracted or boarded into an aircraft and transported to a field medical station. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian Ferro)
Marines and Sailors participate in a mass heat casualty exercise in support of ITX 4-15
Marines with 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, extract a casualty from an aircraft during a mass casualty exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 4-15 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 20, 2015. During the exercise, Marines and Sailors worked together to perform a casualty rescue, in which victims were extracted or boarded into an aircraft and transported to a field medical station. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian Ferro)
Sgt. Maj. Michael E. Sprague (left), the sergeant major of Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, prepares to exchange the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. William J. Grigsby (middle) by command of Brig. Gen. Helen G. Pratt (right), the commanding general, FHG, MFR, June 19, 2015 at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans. Sprague was the first sergeant major selected for FHG in June 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brytani Musick)
Force Headquarters Group Sergeant Major Relief and Appointment Ceremony
Sgt. Maj. Michael E. Sprague (left), the sergeant major of Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, prepares to exchange the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. William J. Grigsby (middle) by command of Brig. Gen. Helen G. Pratt (right), the commanding general, FHG, MFR, June 19, 2015 at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans. Sprague was the first sergeant major selected for FHG in June 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brytani Musick)
Gabriela Shearer, a family readiness trainer with Marine Forces Reserve Marine Corps Family Team Building, speaks at a hurricane preparedness brief in the Federal City auditorium in New Orleans, June 17, 2015. MCFTB provides educational resources and services to foster personal growth and enhance the readiness of Marines, Sailors and their families. Military members stationed in the New Orleans area attended the brief to learn how to prepare for hurricanes, what to do in the event of an evacuation, and resources available to them.
Hurricane Preparedness Brief
Gabriela Shearer, a family readiness trainer with Marine Forces Reserve Marine Corps Family Team Building, speaks at a hurricane preparedness brief in the Federal City auditorium in New Orleans, June 17, 2015. MCFTB provides educational resources and services to foster personal growth and enhance the readiness of Marines, Sailors and their families. Military members stationed in the New Orleans area attended the brief to learn how to prepare for hurricanes, what to do in the event of an evacuation, and resources available to them.
Peter Hebert (center left), an Algiers Louisiana native and former Navy hospital corpsman, accepts the first piece of cake as the guest of honor at the Navy Hospital Corpsman Birthday cake-cutting ceremony at Marine Corps Support Facility, New Orleans, June 17, 2015. The first piece of cake is always traditionally given to the guest of honor, the second to the oldest Sailor present. Upon receiving the second piece of cake, the oldest Sailor will in turn pass it on to the youngest Sailor signifying the passing of experience and knowledge from the old to the young. The Hospital Corps celebrated their 117th birthday this year.
Navy Hospital Corpsman 117 Birthday
Peter Hebert (center left), an Algiers Louisiana native and former Navy hospital corpsman, accepts the first piece of cake as the guest of honor at the Navy Hospital Corpsman Birthday cake-cutting ceremony at Marine Corps Support Facility, New Orleans, June 17, 2015. The first piece of cake is always traditionally given to the guest of honor, the second to the oldest Sailor present. Upon receiving the second piece of cake, the oldest Sailor will in turn pass it on to the youngest Sailor signifying the passing of experience and knowledge from the old to the young. The Hospital Corps celebrated their 117th birthday this year.
Lance Cpl. Cody McMillian, Team Leader, 3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Lima Company,3rd Battalion 25th Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve shoots down range during the 2015 Integrated Training Exercise at Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 12, 2015. ITX allows Reserve Marines the opportunity to train in realistic environments and conditions, ensuring the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide deployment.
3/25th Lima Company Marines participate in a live fire platoon attack exercise.
Lance Cpl. Cody McMillian, Team Leader, 3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Lima Company,3rd Battalion 25th Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve shoots down range during the 2015 Integrated Training Exercise at Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 12, 2015. ITX allows Reserve Marines the opportunity to train in realistic environments and conditions, ensuring the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide deployment.
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