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MARFORRES COMMUNICATOR - October Issue
Fight Tonight
Reserve Marines map out help for Houston and Puerto Rico
The 2017 hurricane season saw the development of multiple record setting storms and hurricanes. Two in particular, Hurricane Harvey, that hit Texas in late August, and Hurricane Irma, which hit less than two weeks later in the Caribbean Islands, caused some of the greatest damage to those regions in recent years.
Reserve Marines with 2/14 conduct annual training at WTI 1-18
Sgt. Jansen Davis, a section chief with 3rd Platoon, Rocket Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, directs and positions a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System to pick up inert ordnance for a dry-fire practice during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-18 at Landing Zone Bull Attack, near the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, Oct. 10, 2017. With possession of one of two HIMARS in the Marine Corps, 2/14 is highly interoperable with the active component and provides an essential shock absorber during current, and future, exercises and deployments.
Reserve Marines with 2/14 attend annual training at WTI 1-18
Lance Cpl. Justin Minor, a gunner with 3rd Platoon, Rocket Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, operates a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System's hydraulic control system during the loading of an M31 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System m, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-18 at Landing Zone Bull Attack, near the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, Oct. 11, 2017. With possession of one of two HIMARS in the Marine Corps, 2/14 is highly interoperable with the active component and provides an essential shock absorber during exercises and deployments.
4th Tank Battalion at 2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show
During the Marine air-ground task force demonstration at the 2017 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show at MCAS Miramar, Calif., aviation and division assets showcased their capabilities for the crowds, Sept. 23. The MAGTF is the U.S. Marine Corps principal organization for all missions across the range of military operations. The MAGTF demonstration highlights the effectiveness of the air, ground, logistics and command elements working together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brytani Wheeler/Released)
Faces of the Force: Chief Petty Officer Billini Benoit
NEW ORLEANS - Chief Petty Officer Billini Benoit a reserve Corpsman with 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, has used his experience as a reserve, Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist-qualified Corpsman and a high school teacher to develop an educational program to prepare reserve sailors to pass the Enlisted FMF qualification required for them to attach to Fleet Marine Force units. The program has been widely successful in its short existence with a 100 percent passage rate that has already increased the number of FMF-qualified sailors from his unit, and he hopes the program will attract more.
Marines with 2nd Civil Affairs Group trace their heritage
Marines with 2nd Civil Affairs Group, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, hike to an overlook of the Shenandoah Valley, near Woodstock Tower, during the unit’s recent staff ride exercise through the Shenandoah Valley on September 8, 2017. During the three-day staff ride exercise, 2nd CAG’s Marines reviewed Gen. Sheridan’s 1864 campaign through the Shenandoah Valley in the context of civil military operations. At the overlook, the Marines discussed the impact that Sheridan’s campaign had on the Valley’s civilian residents, and how better civil affairs planning could have avoided or lessened the resulting refugee crisis. 2nd CAG, along with its sister units of 1st, 3rd, and 4th CAG, provides an enabling function to combatant commanders by planning and conducting civil-military operations in support of the commander’s objectives. 2D CAG supports II Marine Expeditionary Force and the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, as well as those commands’ subordinate units.
MARFORRES NCOs lead ROTC Midshipmen’s PT
Marine Corps Cpl. Dejurne McCall (right), an administrative clerk with Installation Personnel Administration Center, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Forces Reserves, runs alongside Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps midshipmen during a morning workout at Tulane University in New Orleans, Sept. 20, 2017. Marines from MARFORRES led morning workouts for midshipmen, providing a tough and realistic training environment to better prepare them for Officer Candidate School and for their future military careers. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
4th Marine Aircraft Wing supports search and rescue missions following Hurricane Irma
A KC 130J, belonging to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, receives fuel at the Million Air Fixed Base Operator, Gulfport, Miss., in preparation to deliver fuel to a forward arming and refueling point in Key West, Florida. Marines with VMGR-234 delivered fuel to a FARP established by Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th MAW, MARFORRES, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, providing over 29,000 pounds of fuel for aircraft conducting resupply, and search and rescue operations in one delivery. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Imari J. Dubose/Released)
MWSS-473 FARP operations in wake of Hurricane Irma
Lance Cpl. Sergio Hernandez, a bulk fuel specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, receives a signal from the crewmaster of the aircraft U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook, from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 111th Aviation Regiment to approach and begin refueling at the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport, in Marathon, Fla. Sept. 14, 2017. Marines with MWSS-473 established a forward arming and refueling point to provide support to federal, state and local agencies, to assist in their search and rescue operations in wake of Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
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