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  1. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In 2016 alone, 3,450 people were killed. 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015. During daylight hours, approximately 481,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving. That creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads. Teens were the largest age group reported as distracted at the time of fatal crashes.
    Distracted Driving PSA
  2. I'm Corporal Troy Saunders with your Marine Minute. Marines with 2nd Marine Division operated multiple different Unmanned Air Systems at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 18th. Marines were given the opportunity to meet air-time requirements during the Division's Fly Day, in order to maintain operational proficiency. In the Pacific, Marines with 3rd Marine Division conducted Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear specialists training at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, in Okinawa, Japan, April 19th. The Marines simulated high-angle site exploitation to detect chemical or radiological threats in areas that are difficult to access. This week in Marine Corps history in 1951 during the Korean War, Marine carrier-based aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 made the first aerial contact of the war with enemy planes over the heavily defended front lines of the Pyongyang area. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil; and motorcycle riders, be sure to follow your safety protocols, we need you in the fight!
  3. Sgt. Daniel Jean-Paul talks about MAG 39's 50th anniversary and Exercise Eager Lion 2018
    Marine Minute, April 19, 2018
  4. I'm Corporal Savannah Mosby with your Marine Minute. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 2 conducted a command post exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 16th. These type of exercises prepare the Marines to serve as the headquarters for a deployed logistics combat element. Overseas, U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest hosted a mortar instructor course at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, April 15th. The course helped create more effective, combat capable Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Also in the Corps, U.S. Marines along with other U.S. service members are currently participating in Exercise New Horizons 2018 in Panama. New Horizons is an annual exercise designed to enhance joint humanitarian assistance between the U.S. military and our partner nations in Central and South America. The exercise improves deployment training readiness for U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.
  5. I'm Corporal Troy Saunders with your Marine Minute. Retired Marine Col. Wesley Fox was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, April 17th. Col. Fox served 43 years in the Corps and recieved the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam. Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, presented an American flag to Col. Fox's family during the funeral. In the Pacific, Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted Certification Exercise at Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, April 17th. CERTEX was the final evaluation in a series of training exercises which ensures readiness for crisis response throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Also in the Corps, Marines with Marine Forces Reserve are currently participating in Innovative Readiness Training Arctic Care 2018 at various locations in Alaska. The training ensures the service members are ready to activate whenever and where ever the nation calls. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.