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Essential Skills: Remedial Action for the AR series
Last article we covered immediate action with the AR-15 series rifle. Immediate action is geared toward fixing simple ammunition or feeding problems, such as a light strike, bad primer, or a failure to feed. Conduct immediate action only once - if that fails to solve the problem, remedial action is needed. Remedial action clears more complex rifle malfunctions, such as double feeds, some failures to extract, and bolt overrides.
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Private Memorial Held for 12 Marines at MCBH

A private memorial was held this morning at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe for the 12 Marines who were killed in last week’s helicopter collision off Oahu’s North Shore. Officers of the Honolulu Police Department attended the memorial to pay their respects. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and the entire Marine ohana.

My dedication to this sacred duty
is total and whole-hearted.
In the responsibility bestowed on me
never will I falter.
And with dignity and perseverance
my standard will remain perfection.
Through the years of diligence and praise
and the discomfort of the elements,
I will walk my tour in humble reverence
to the best of my ability.
It is he who commands the respect I protect,
his bravery that made us so proud.
Surrounded by well meaning crowds by day,
alone in the thoughtful peace of night,
this soldier will in honored glory rest
under my eternal vigilance.

- Simon 1971