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  1. I'm Corporal Troy Saunders with your Marine Minute. Marines with 1st Marine Division recently participated in Summer Fire Exercise 2018 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. The exercise enhanced the Marine's ability to plan and deliver fire-support coordination, counter-fires, and regimental-level command and control. Over in Europe, Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 18.1 recently participated in Exercise Platinum Lion at Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria. Platinum Lion is an annual mulitinational exercise that promotes regional stability and builds enduring relationships with partner nations. Also in the Corps, Marines with Marine Forces Reserve, along with other U.S. service members, are currently participating in Tropic Care Maui County 2018 across the state of Hawaii. Tropic Care is a joint-service innovative readiness training mission that provides medical, dental, and vision services to locals at no cost, while also providing medical troops and support personnel “hands-on” readiness training to prepare them for future deployments. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.
  2. Sgt. Alex Smith tells us about a memo to the Armed Forces from Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
    Marine Minute, August 16, 2018
  3. I'm Corporal Troy Saunders with your Marine Minute. U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, JAMES MATTIS, RELEASED A MEMO THEMED "DISCIPLINE AND LETHALITY", TO THE ARMED FORCES AUGUST 13TH. IN THE MEMO, SECRETARY MATTIS HIGHLIGHTED SOME MAJOR SUBJECTS REGARDING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY, STATING: "WE ARE THE MOST POWERFUL MILITARY IN THE WORLD. WE MUST HAVE BETTER INDIVIDUAL AND UNIT DISCIPLINE THAN OUR ENEMIES... THE DISCIPLINE OF TODAY INCLUDES VIGILANT OPERATIONAL SECURITY, PROTECTION OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, AND RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY. WE MUST DEMONSTRATE RESPECT FOR ALL SERVICE MEMBERS, BUILD TRUST, AND REMOVE THE CANCER OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT FROM OUR RANKS. WE HAVE NO GOD-GIVEN RIGHT TO VICTORY. DISCIPLINE IS A COMPETITIVE EDGE WE MUST SEEK AND MAINTAIN EACH DAY IF WE ARE TO KEEP AMERICA SAFE FROM ITS ENEMIES. AS GENERAL WASHINGTON LEARNED FIRST-HAND, DISCIPLINE WILL MAKE US STRONGER AND MORE LETHAL. THEREFORE, LET NOTHING PREVENT US FROM BECOMING THE MOST DISCIPLINED FORCE THIS WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN." That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.
  4. I'm Corporal Troy Saunders with your Marine Minute. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, recently participated in Mountain Training Exercise 4-18 at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California. During the 24-day exercise, Marines took advantage of MWTC Bridgeport's mountainous environment and high altitudes to conduct a unique training experience. 3/5 Marines also completed their Marine Corps Combat Readiness Exercise here, which evaluated their ability to conduct their core mission-essential tasks before attaching to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit for an upcoming deployment at sea. This week in Marine Corps history in 1965 during the Vietnam War, Operation Starlite was launched in South Vietnam, and involved over 5,000 U.S. Marines. It was the first major offensive regimental-size action conducted by a purely U.S. military unit during the war. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil; and remember to stay safe on the roads.
  5. I'm Corporal Troy Saunders with your Marine Minute. U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, alongside Indonesian Marines, are currently participating in the Korps Marinir Platoon Exchange 2018 program, at Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and in Indonesia. The joint-training program involves each country sending its Marines to live and train at one of the other country's military bases, enhancing their ability to respond to regional crisis together. Also in the Corps, U.S. Marines and sailors with the III Marine Expeditionary Force, along with members of the Malaysian armed services, kicked off the 24th iteration of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2018, in Malaysia, August 10th. The month-long CARAT exercise focuses on the full spectrum of the joint naval capabilities of the partner nations. On this day in Marine Corps history in 1945, U.S. President Harry Truman announced the unconditional surrender of the Japanese during World War II, effectively ending the fighting in the Pacific and bringing an end to the war. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.