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U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division recently traveled nearly 1,600 miles to conduct open-water and dive training with Netherlands Marines from the 32nd Raiding Squadron in Savaneta, Aruba, on November 7.

The training increases interoperability between the Netherlands Marine Corps and the U.S. Marines as they work side-by-side as partner nations. 2nd Recon Bn., stationed on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, don’t often have the opportunity to work in tropical waters such as those of Aruba. To further develop the relationship between the two units, the Dutch Marines, will in turn, travel to Camp Lejeune in coming months to perfect their own tactics in a foreign climate and to perform myriad other types of training in the U.S.

“This is really a unique opportunity. The Dutch Marines’ subject-matter expertise in coastal tropics is invaluable to preparing us for combat situations in foreign regions.”

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Vision Marine Technologies Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering of Common Shares and Full Exercise of Underwriters Over-Allotment Option

Montreal, Canada – ( NewMediaWire ) – November 27, 2020 – Vision Marine Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: VMAR), the leading provider of electric technology in the design and manufacture of the first fully electric powertrain outboard motor (E-Motion) and electric power boats, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 2,760,000 common shares at a price of US$10.00 per share, which includes 360,000 shares sold upon full exercise of the underwriter’s option to purchase additional common shares. The gross proceeds from the offering, including the exercise of the over-allotment option, were US$27,600,000, before deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and offering expenses. 

ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., acted as sole book-running manager for the offering.  

Vision intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for sales and marketing, build-up of inventory for order fulfillment, research and development, development of rental operations, and general working capital.

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How disaster relief gave one Marine veteran a new purpose

As a Marine sniper, Jake Wood deployed to Iraq in 2007 and then Afghanistan in 2008, never far from what the Marines call “the point of friction.”

“We called ourselves ‘bullet sponges.’ You know, we’d go out on these counterinsurgency patrols in Iraq and we’d basically just wait for the enemy to attack us,” Wood told “CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil. “Our tours were tough. They were bloody. … We took some of the highest casualties of any unit across both of our tours.”

A fact that haunted Wood’s parents — and him as well.

“My greatest fear was my mother burying me,” he said. “When I got back from my second tour, my dad hugged me at the airfield, and he whispered in my ear that my mom had painted the living room 10 different colors since I’d left. And he said I had to stop doing that

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