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  1. Lance Cpl. Mellizza Bonjoc tells us about the Marine Toys for Tots Program.
    Marine Minute: Marine Toys for Tots Program
  2. I'M CORPORAL NATHAN HALL WITH YOUR MARINE MINUTE. MARINES WITH THE SPECIAL REACTION TEAM RECENTLY PARTICIPATED IN A MARKSMANSHIP OBSERVER SNIPER QUALIFICATION COURSE ABOARD CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA. IN ORDER TO QUALIFY, MARINES MUST EXECUTE A COLD BORE SHOT INTO A DIAMOND, AND FOLLOW WITH FIVE MORE CONSECUTIVE SHOTS INTO THE SAME DIAMOND. THIS ENSURES THEIR ACCURACY IN A REAL-LIFE SCENARIO. TEAM LEADER SERGEANT RICHARD KENNEDY WITH THE SPECIAL REACTION TEAM, SAID QUOTE “THIS TRAINING RIGHT HERE IS REALLY IMPORTANT, MAINLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT IN THE CASE OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER OR BARRICADE SUSPECT; MARKSMEN MEMBERS WILL POST ON THE OUTSIDE OF A HOUSE OR A BUILDING, PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR THE TEAM.” THIS COURSE ALSO PROVIDES TRAINING FOR INNER PERIMETER SECURITY, INTELLIGENCE GATHERING, AND HIGHLY ACCURATE & EFFECTIVE NEUTRALIZATION OF HOSTILE TARGETS IN HIGH RISK SITUATIONS. MARKSMANSHIP OBSERVER SNIPER COURSE IS AN ANNUAL REQUIRED QUALIFICATION FOR SPECIAL REACTION TEAM MARINES. THAT’S IT FOR YOUR MARINE MINUTE, FOR MORE NEWS AROUND THE CORPS GO TO MARINES.MIL
  3. Lance Cpl. Mellizza Bonjoc tells about the Marksmanship Observer Sniper Qualification Course Nov. 26, Camp Pendleton, California.
    Marine Minute: One Shot, One Kill
  4. On November 28, 1775, Capt. Samuel Nicholas' commission was confirmed by Congress and signed by John Hancock.
    On This Day November 28
  5. I'M CORPORAL NATHAN HALL WITH YOUR MARINE MINUTE. U.S. MARINES RECENTLY HAD THE CHANCE TO SNIFF OUT THE BEST JOINT OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY LEARNING OPPORTUNITY, ALONGSIDE THEIR JAPAN MARITIME SELF DEFENSE FORCE COUNTERPARTS. U.S. MARINE CORPS MILITARY WORKING DOGS WITH HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON AND THE JMSDF SOLDIERS CONDUCTED MILITARY WORKING DOG DETECTION TRAINING AT MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI. THE PROVOST MARSHAL’S OFFICE MILITARY WORKING DOGS TRAIN ALMOST FOUR HOURS EVERY DAY DEPENDING ON THE SPECIFICS OF THE WORKING DOG. THEY TRAIN FOR REAL LIFE SCENARIOS, PATROLLING, ODOR DETECTION AND TO INCREASE PHYSICAL FITNESS. U.S. MARINE CORPS 1ST LT. JUSTIN WEAVER SAID THAT IN THE FUTURE, THERE MAY BE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PMO MARINES FROM MCAS IWAKUNI TO USE JMSDF FACILITIES FOR MORE BILATERAL EXERCISES AND TO FURTHER BUILD UPON THEIR FIRMLY ROOTED RELATIONSHIP WITH THE JMSDF. THAT’S IT FOR YOUR MARINE MINUTE, FOR MORE NEWS AROUND THE CORPS GO TO MARINES.MIL.