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NCO Symposium Enables Marines, Coalition Forces to Share Ideas
Regional Command (Southwest) leadership created a Non-commissioned Officer Symposium, April 27, for U.S. and coalition forces so service members could collectively discuss issues NCO are facing in Afghanistan.
3d MAW Pilot Receives Aviator of the Year Award
Maj Robert Weingart, a pilot with the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, received the Alfred A. Cunningham Marine Aviator of the Year award for his action in Afghanistan.
Gator Battalion Trains with USS Bataan
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, United States--Marines with Headquarters and Support Company, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion, conducted amphibious training off shore from Onslow Beach, April 9, 2013, with support from the USS Bataan.
Gen James F. Amos' Sequestration Update #2
The Commandant and SgtMaj of the Marine Corps, Gen James F. Amos and SgtMaj Micheal P. Barrett, provide a second update to active duty, reserve and civilian Marines throughout the Marine Corps about the status and implications of the 2013 sequestration situation, and the ways ahead during this time.
13th MEU Conducts Iron Fist 2013
Marines with 1st Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct platoon-to-company-plus-sized assault tactics training with members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force throughout Southern California, January‒February, during Exercise Iron Fist 2013. The purpose of the bilateral exercise is to improve interoperability, enhance military-to-military relations and to hone individual and small unit skills necessary for effective crisis response and to effectively conduct contingency.
Marine Archer Aims For Spot In Warrior Games
Wounded Warrior, LCpl Chad Ohmer is competing for a place on the Marine's team at this year's Warrior Games.
Counterintelligence Training Brings Down Number Of Insider Attack
Counterintelligence training given to Afghan forces is helping root out those who might conduct insider attacks.
Dempsey: DoD Must Stretch Readiness Dollars
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff GEN Martin Dempsey promises the military will protect the nation despite deep budget cuts.
Marines Compete In Top Shot Shoot Out
Marines assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron aboard Marine Air Station Iwakuni went out to the station's indoor small arms range to compete in a pistol competition.
Defense Leaders Take Budget Requests To Congress
Commanders of USCENTCOM and USPACOM testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on their 2014 budget requests.
USNS Montford Point Leads New Class of Navy Ships
United States Naval Ship Montford Point was christened by Jackie Bolden, wife of retired Marine Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden, the current administrator of NASA, in San Diego March 2, 2013. The ship was named after the Montford Point Marines, who were the first African American Marines to officially attend Marine recruit training in the the 1940s.
Centennial Shoutout from Publishers Press
MCA's printing partner, Publishers Press, values tradition, honor and dedication and congratulates MCA on their 100 years of support to the U.S. Marine Corps.
MajGen Busby On the Way Ahead for 3d MAW
MajGen Steven W. Busby talks about his vision for the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing as the unit begins 2013.
SgtMaj of the Marine Corps Addresses the Lifting of the 1994 Combat Exclusion Policy
Since 1918, women have been an integral part of the Marine Corps and for the past eleven years of fighting, have proven themselves worthy in the face of the enemy. SgtMaj of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett addresses the recent lifting of the 1994 Combat Exclusion Policy and assures Marines that this will not affect mission accomplishment or lower standards.
Marines Take First Step to Become Scout Snipers
Camp Pendleton, California, United States | Marines serving with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, participate in a screener to see if they have what it takes to become scout snipers.
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MCA: 100 Years of Service
The Marine Corps Association & Foundation remembers the past and honors the present. Review the first one hundred years of MCA via historical photos and film clips of the organization that serves the men and women of the Marine Corps. Click here to watch the video.
Today in USMC History
Historic Leatherneck Magazine Covers
Leatherneck Staff Artist, Technical Sergeant Robert Fleischauer, felt that our July cover should be commemorative of the Fourth of July. Since the members of the missile units are probably the Corps' best rocketeers, he picked them to perform a standard Fourth of July action. Whether or not the "Honest Johnny" is useful as a combat piece is a matter for debate, but you can't beat it for morale." [July 1957.]
“The Join Up on the Nick” by Major Alex Durr, USMCR, a member of the History Division, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Va.
Hospitalman Daniel T. Bobic, assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 3d Battalion, Second Marine Regiment, rappelled at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan, in late April, 2002.
The oldest post of the Marine Corps, Washington, DC, is celebrating 200 years of excellence. Posed near the Barracks main gate were members of the official Color Guard of the United States Marine Corps (left to right): LCpl Joseph N. Keough, rifleman; Sgt Blake L. Richardson, Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps; Cpl Gerardo A. Guajardo, organizational color bearer; and LCpl Gregory A. Serwo, rifleman.
GySgt Verlando Frazier, East Coast Food Service Management Team, looked ready to dig into some of the new items included in MREs.
This photo by Sgt Earnie Grafton of Marines from Fox Co., 2/4 shows varied emotions as they greeted the coalition forces outside Kuwait city.
A fleet of trucks was needed to transport Dr. Felix de Weldon’s original model of the Iwo Jima flag-raising statue from the sculptor’s home in Newport, R.I., to the grounds of the Marine Military Academy at Harlingen, Texas. After the statue’s arrival, a nearly around-the-clock effort by skilled workmen was required in order to have the memorial reassembled and ready for dedication ceremonies on April 16, 1982.
In April this year (1981), two squadrons of AV-8A “Harriers” sailed for the Mediterranean aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau. Purpose of the cruise was to demonstrate the Navy/Marine Corps team’s capability to augment naval forces in any area of the World on short notice and to provide at-sea training for Marine Harrier pilots.
The cover of Leatherneck’s Bicentennial issue is an oil painting by the late Colonel Donald L. Dickson, USMCR. The painting depicts General George Washington’s Colonial troops at Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria, Va., during the French and Indian War.
Sightseeing tours for the men of the Marine Barracks, San Juan, Puerto Rico, include a trip to the El Morro Fortress. San Juan is now retired as a Post of the Corps.
The Marines in Vietnam have found that the programs which work best are those which operate close to the people. Our July cover is a mixed media (acrylic and charcoal) by Art Editor James L. Hopewell. It catches the spirit of Marines who enjoy their relationship with the Vietnamese around them.
In Naples, Italy, Marines are responsible for the internal security of the Headquarters of NATO’s Southern European Command, while the elite Carabinieri Corpa provides external security. PFC Robert M. Mallard’s NATO shield was admired by a Carabiniere as the two men prepared to take up their side-by-side posts at the entrance of the imposing NATO Headquarters, which appears in the background of this cover.
"We've Fought In Every Clime And Place": Stamping out the Caco Insurrection in the Republic d' Haiti.
January 2002: The Marines engraved another mark in the rich history of the Corps when they came from more than 400 miles offshore to establish a forward operating base south of Kandahar in the war on terrorism. The Marine CH-46 helicopter on the cover, photographed by PH1(AW/SW) Greg Messier, USN, fought in the desert sand to land and resupply Marines such as the ones (inset) photographed by Sgt Joseph R. Chenelly.
January 2001: This firefight during the Frozen Chosin Reservoir Campaign of 1950 was painted by “Chosin Few” veteran Jack Cannon, who served with Company B, 1st Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment and resides in the warmer climes of New Mexico. The cover was part of Leatherneck’s 50th anniversary salute to the Korean War veterans.
January 1992: This cover photograph of runners during Marine Corps Marathon XVI in Washington, D.C., was photographed by Sgt Deirdre Hallett.
January 1991: This month’s cover by Ross Simpson captures the Marines’ waiting-but-ready posture in the Middle East.
January 1982: Participants in the Sixth Annual Marine Corps Marathon presented a colorful spectacle as they began the 26-mile, 385-yard run in Washington, D.C., November 1, 1981. The cover photo, by Tom Bartlett, was taken from a bridge overlooking Highway 50 about a half-mile from the starting line.
January 1981: Nearly 7,800 runners participated in the Fifth Annual Marine Corps Marathon held in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The oldest finisher was 78; the youngest was 10. Leatherneck staffer Ron Lunn pre-positioned himself near the Nation’s Capitol to photograph runners during their 14th mile of the 26-mile, 385-yard course.
January 1972: This month’s cover, by Marine Combat Artist Peter Gish, shows members of the New Corps sightseeing in the Old World. While on liberty in Athens, Greece, the 3d Bn, Eighth Marines, were able to tour the Erektheon Porch and Cariatides. The water color is from the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Art collection.
Originally Published December 1983 -- Something tells us that we could date the cover without knowing when it was published.
Originally Published December 1972 -- We're not sure what's more interesting, Santa or the old style gas pump.
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This November 1992 article in the Marine Corps Gazette looked at the uniform regulations of 1859 and the attempt to standardize uniforms within the Corps. Read the story and see more pics.
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