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Chute! There it is! | 3rd TSB Marines train with the JPADS By Lance Cpl. Mark Fike | June 13, 2019
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The mission of the Personnel Studies and Oversight (PSO) Office, in support of the Talent Management Officer of the Marine Corps, will oversee, analyze, assess, and recommend changes to policy to optimize our ability to attract, retain, and properly assign the talent necessary to achieve our institutional and strategic objectives. The Personnel Studies and Oversight Office is administratively supported by Manpower and Reserve Affairs, and reports directly to the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.

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480th Fighter Squadron integrated training with Polish air force
The 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is integrating with the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and the Polish air force. The EC-130H provides additional training opportunities for the 480th and the Polish air forces F-16 Fighting Falcons during Aviation Rotation 19-2, at Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, June 13, 2019.
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Unexploded Limpet Mine Removed from M/T Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman
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Unexploded Limpet Mine Removed from M/T Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman
U.S. Naval Forces in the region received two separate distress calls at 6:12 a.m. local time from the motor tanker (M/T) Altair and a second one at 7a.m. local time from the M/T Kokuka Courageous. Both vessels were in international waters in the Gulf of Oman approximately 10 nautical miles apart at the time of the distress calls. USS Bainbridge was approximately 40 nautical miles away from the M/T Altair at the time of the attack, and immediately began closing the distance. At 8:09 a.m. local time a U.S. aircraft observed an IRGC Hendijan class patrol boat and multiple IRGC fast attack craft/fast inshore attack craft (FAC/FIAC) in the vicinity of the M/T Altair. At 9:12 a.m. local time a U.S. aircraft observes the FAC/FIAC pull a raft from the M/T Altair from the water. At 9:26 a.m. local time the Iranians requested that the motor vessel Hyundai Dubai, which had rescued the sailors from the M/T Altair, to turn the crew over to the Iranian FIACs. The motor vessel Hyundai Dubai complied with the request and transferred the crew of the M/T Altair to the Iranian FIACs. At 11:05 a.m. local time USS Bainbridge approaches the Dutch tug Coastal Ace, which had rescued the crew of twenty-one sailors from the M/T Kokuka Courageous who had abandoned their ship after discovering a probable unexploded limpet mine on their hull following an initial explosion. While the Hendijan patrol boat appeared to attempt to get to the tug Coastal Ace before USS Bainbridge, the mariners were rescued by USS Bainbridge at the request of the master of the M/T Kokuka Courageous. The rescued sailors are currently aboard USS Bainbridge. At 4:10 p.m. local time an IRGC Gashti Class patrol boat approached the M/T Kokuka Courageous and was observed and recorded removing the unexploded limpet mine from the M/T Kokuka Courageous (video attached). The U.S. and our partners in the region will take all necessary measures to defend ourselves and our interests. Today's attacks are a clear threat to international freedom of navigation and freedom of commerce. The U.S. and the international community, stand ready to defend our interests, including the freedom of navigation. The United States has no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East. However, we will defend our interests. U.S. Central Command Statement on June 13 Limpet Mine Attack in the Gulf of Oman, attributable to Capt. Bill Urban, Lead Spokesman for U.S. Central Command.