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  • Announcements


    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    Captain K. White has decided to return to the ground, and will be vacating the post of Cadet Corps Commanding Officer. As the first commander of the Cadet Corps, we are ever grateful for the dedication and professionalism he infused into the position, and to the Cadet Corps himself. For that service we thank him, and welcome him back to the dirty boots.
     
    Taking over for him, Sergeant Major Masters has decided he has been aloft long enough, and will be moving from the position of Sergeant Major, 15th MEU to the Cadet Corps Commander position. He will be re-ranked to Master Gunnery Sergeant. The position of Cadet Corps Commander will be renamed to Senior Cadet Corps Instructor (SCCI) and may be filled by a Senior NCO or Officer, while the position of Cadet Corps SNOIC will be renamed to Cadet Corps Instructor (CCI) and may be filled by an NCO of Officer junior to the SCCI.
     
    Congratulations gentlemen, and good luck!
     
    These changes are effective 02OCT17.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO

    Col Penny
    As promised, here are the additional changes:
     
    Gunnery Sergeant Astope has decided to finally hang up his spurs as well, after years of dedicated service to the unit. He will be missed, and we thank him for everything he's done and wish him well in his future endeavors.
     
    Replacing him, Second Lieutenant Frey will be returning to the Senior NCO Corps and taking over the position of Company Gunnery Sergeant.
     
    First Lieutenant Karelia has decided to move on from the life of an infantryman and will be taking over the recently vacated Platoon Commander position for 2nd Platoon, Delta Company (Titan).
     
    Taking Mr. Karelia's spot, we welcome Staff Sergeant N. J. Frost to the Officer Corps and the infantry. He will be taking the position of Platoon Commander, 1st Platoon, India Company (Archer 1) as a Second Lieutenant (in Training).
     
    With First Sergeant Hoagland leaving the First Sergeant Position, Mr. Frey will be immediately promoted the position of First Sergeant, India Company and will be returning to the Senior NCO Corps as a First Sergeant.
     
    These changes are all effective 02OCT17. Congratulations gentlemen, and good luck!
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO

    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    Recently Captain Gaden notified us of his intention to finally retire from the Unit. This is unfortunate, and we are very sad to see such a celebrated and great company commander leave us. But personal pursuits must be but above all else, and we wish Captain Gaden all the best in his future life endeavors. Fair winds, Captain.
     
    However we continue on. Thus it is with pleasure we announce that First Lieutenant J. Murphy will be stepping in to fill the shoes of Commanding Officer, India Company. Stepping in as his Executive Officer will be Staff Sergeant Graff, whom will be transferring back from his tour as Force Reconnaissance as a First Lieutenant.
     
    These changes are effective immediately. Good luck gentlemen, and welcome.
     
    This topic will be maintained for future additional changes coming very soon.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO

    Capt Roberts
    The S-1 Personnel Staff, Headquarters, and Command Staff of the 15th MEU Realism Unit would like to congratulate the following individuals for successfully meeting the requirements and approval for promotion. They are to be afforded the respect that accompanies their new rank, and will be expected to uphold their new responsibilities and higher standards as is appropriate. We wish them continued success in their e-Marine careers.
     
    Approved by the Command Staff, and effective 17SEP17
     
    Promoted to the rank of Major (Maj) 
    Capt Hart, D
     
    Promoted to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt)
    Cpl Taylor, H
     
    Promoted to the rank of Private First Class (PFC):
    Pvt Collins, M, B.
    Pvt Cooper, K, E.
    Pvt Fields, L
    Pvt Lucier, M
    Pvt Medina, M
    Pvt Willow, C
     
    Congratulations to all on behalf of S-1,
    1stLt Roberts
    S-1 Personnel Officer
     


    Capt Roberts
    The S-1 Personnel Staff, Headquarters, and Command Staff of the 15th MEU Realism Unit would like to congratulate the following individuals for successfully meeting the requirements and approval for promotion. They are to be afforded the respect that accompanies their new rank, and will be expected to uphold their new responsibilities and higher standards as is appropriate. We wish them continued success in their e-Marine careers.
     
    Approved by the Command Staff, and effective 03SEP17
     
    Promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant In training (2ndLt(T)) 
    Faigin
     
    Promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt)
    Mitchell, H
     
    Promoted to the rank of Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2):
    Frable, B
     
    Promoted to the rank of Corporal (Cpl):
    Melnyk, O
    Millar, J
    Sound, T
     
    Promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal (LCpl)
    Morici, R
     
    Promoted to the rank of Private First Class (PFC):
    Bisarra, M
    Michaels, Alec
    Jackson, R
     
    Congratulations to all on behalf of S-1,
    1stLt Roberts
    S-1 Personnel Officer
     

    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    Effective immediately the following updates are allowed and required:
     
    Task Force Arrowhead Radio
    TFAR 1.0259
     
    Teamspeak
    Teamspeak 3.1.6 (32-bit)
    Teamspeak 3.1.6 (64-bit)
     
    Please make sure you have your versions updated before the next operation.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO

    Capt Roberts
    The S-1 Personnel Staff, Headquarters, and Command Staff of the 15th MEU Realism Unit would like to congratulate the following individuals for successfully meeting the requirements and approval for promotion. They are to be afforded the respect that accompanies their new rank, and will be expected to uphold their new responsibilities and higher standards as is appropriate. We wish them continued success in their e-Marine careers.
     
    Approved by the Command Staff, and effective 06AUG17
     
    Promoted to the Rank of Major (Maj):
    Coffield
    Thomas, D. A.
     
    Promoted to the rank of Captain (Capt):
    Moore, J.
     
    Promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant (1stLt):
    Taylor, D. A.
     
    Promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt):
    Johnson, R
     
    Promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSgt):
    Biggs
    Jones, M
     
    Promoted to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt):
    Baker, H.
    Santiago
    De Lacy
    Lafave
     
    Promoted to the rank of Corporal (Cpl):
    Andriam, C
    McDonald, C.
    Goin, E
    Towers, J.
     
    Promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal (LCpl):
    Baker, G.
    Hickox
    Lamb
    Larabie
    Lawrence
    Updegraff
    Young
    Roe
    Moreno
     
    Promoted to the rank of Private First Class (PFC):
    Bowers
    Fillo
    Lee, J. J. L.
    Power
     
    Congratulations to all on behalf of S-1,
    1stLt Roberts
    S-1 Personnel Officer


    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    There was some apparent confusion regarding the last TFAR update, as well as some changes to the way it operates with Teamspeak. These are, most likely, what resulted in last night's issues of comms dropping.
     
    So. In clear black and white:
     
    The only authorized version of TFAR is:
    TFAR 1.0245
     
    Newly effective, the only authorized version of Teamspeak is:
    Teamspeak 3.1.4.2 (32-bit)
    Teamspeak 3.1.4.2 (64-bit)
     
    Updates to Teamspeak, even minor updates, are no longer authorized until further notice.
     
    Everyone must fix these, immediately. You need it fixed before the next operation. That gives you 3 weeks. There is no excuse to not have this done. Anyone out of sync with these orders will be subject to disciplinary action, as the failure to correct this on even one person will result in the same issues as last night.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO

    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    Since 2014, when the last CH-46 flew in the USMC and this unit, we have been operating the MV-22 Osprey. It is the central mode of long-range transport for the USMC. For us it has been a pillar... if a shaky one. The unit has always had a love-hate relationship with the bird, and its pilots. Today we end that relationship. The MV-22 is, as stated, intended for rapid, long-range deployment. For us this simply doesn't happen, leading to poor optimal use of the bird itself. That, mixed with limited use of the section, as well as shaky mod grounds, has led us to this decision.
     
    Effective 17JUL17 the MV-22 Osprey will no longer be an operational aircraft of this unit. All members of the detachment will be transferred, and staffed in to, the HMM-466 "Wolfpack" CH-53E Detachment. This will probably result in one extra aircraft for the detachment temporarily. The CH-53 detachment will be officially expanded to four operational aircraft.
     
    Since the Aviation Combat Element of the MEU revolves around the medium helicopter squadron, reinforced by other detachments, the name VMM-164 will remain. ACE will continue to be known as VMM-164 (REIN), and the ACE HQ staffed under that name, but there will no longer be an operational detachment of VMM-164.
     
     
     
    There will be an additional change to ACE, in efforts to increase productivity/opportunity within the section. Effective immediately, the numerical limits of those allowed to hold the MOS 7513 (UH-1Y/AH-1Z Qualified) will be removed. Those looking to be qualified under the 7513 MOS will still need approval by ACE HQ prior to entering the qualification process, but there will no longer be any limits to how many people may hold that MOS.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO

    1stSgt Frey
    The S-1 Personnel Staff, Headquarters, and Command Staff of the 15th MEU Realism Unit would like to congratulate the following individuals for successfully meeting the requirements and approval for promotion. They are to be afforded the respect that accompanies their new rank, and will be expected to uphold their new responsibilities and higher standards as is appropriate. We wish them continued success in their e-Marine careers.
     
    Approved by the Command Staff, and effective 02JUL17
     
    Promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSgt):
    N. J. Frost
     
    Promoted to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt):
    P. Caesar
    M. Frank
     
    Promoted to the rank of Corporal (Cpl):
    Smoles
    Sullivan
    Vernardakis
     
    Promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal (LCpl):
    Akif
    Melnyk
    Pearce
    Risch
    Scullion
    B. D. Stewart
     
    Promoted to the rank of Hospitalman (HN):
    Lockworth
     
    Promoted to the rank of Private First Class (PFC):
    Blue
    DeSol
    Ipsum
    H. Paris
    Salazar
    Velez
     
    Congratulations to all on behalf of S-1,
    2ndLt Frey
    S-1 Personnel Officer

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