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Get Motivated & Get Informed with the April Editions of Leatherneck and Marine Corps Gazette!
The April editions of Marine Corps Gazette and Leatherneckare poised to pass in review for your close inspection and enjoyment! Read both, digitally-enhanced magazines in their dynamic Online editions Today!
ONLINE access to BOTH Magazines is a snap! Use your member login at www.marinecorpsgazette.com and www.leatherneckmagazine.com to surround yourself with the green machine, its heroes, deeds and issues of the times! Stay connected, keep current on the latest happenings impacting Marines, and expand your sense of esprit with an adventurous ONLINE patrol! Log in to get to your objective rally point TODAY!
Leatherneck revels in Marine Corps exploits throughout the April edition with a rich selection of articles for history buffs.
- MGySgt Ron Keene's monthly War on Terror feature leads with a close look at Marine Combat Engineers helping build infrastructure in Afghanistan to help secure a promising future.
- Marine history articles examine the story of Marines serving in the Civil War ironclad navy in action at Hampton Roads, looks at the deployment of Marines in Vietnam in Operation Shufly, 50 years ago and another tells the story of Marine legend and Navy Cross recipient, Colonel John Ripley and his heroic actions at the Bridge during the Eastertide NVA Offensive in Vietnam 40 years ago.
- A pair of "Posts of the Corps" pieces features the new location of Marine Armor training in Georgia and another, showcases The Basic School's Instructor Battalion and how their enlisted instructors shape tomorrow's leaders.
Marine Corps Gazette explores a range of significant and interesting operational, leadership, training and morale issues affecting Marines today and focuses extensively on Marines using advanced technology!
- In the technical arena, Gazette presents articles on using the iPod Touch, cyberspace operations and a pair of articles looking respectively at surveillance and information technology and how to employ it.
- Examining the realm of operations, the April edition has articles on conducting Civil-Military Operations (CMO) in the midst of still active combat operations, employing aviation fires during amphibious operations, unified military communications in operational planning and more.
- Additional articles on individual and unit combat conditioning, an article advocating returning to the basics in machinegunnery training and employment and a pair of articles addressing problems with the Marine Corps awards process stir some controversy in the April Gazette.
As ever, we invite you to explore more than just the online magazines. Visit Leatherneck's and Marine Corps Gazette's freshly updated websites, both of which present a refreshing variety of regular and special features Marines will enjoy and find useful. Read every edition of both magazines in the archives, keep abreast of breaking news about Marines, view video interviews with famous Marines, authors and leaders and weigh in with your opinion in the ongoing debates on significant issues at both magazine's blog sites. Click on the websites to get started: www.marinecorpsgazette.com and www.leatherneckmagazine.com.
Regards and Semper Fidelis to all of our members from The Professional Association for ALL Marines,
Col Walt Ford USMC (Ret)
Marine Corps Association
Publisher & Editor Leatherneck
Col John Keenan USMC (Ret)
Marine Corps Association
Editor Marine Corps Gazette
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I received my Dress Blues I ordered from The Marine
Shop in the mail today. And I just wanted to write and tell everyone there
that you all did a great job! Everyone from the tailors, to the customer
service reps. I am highly impressed with the quality and tailoring of your
uniforms. I will definitely keep coming back to The Marine Shop in the
future for uniforms!
Congratulations. You are more responsive and informative than any other website contact I can recall. I appreciate that very much. It’s really nice to have someone like you at the MCA “front door.”
W. A. Reed King George, VA
I received them this morning. Thank you so much for your help! you guys are awesome and you will have my business for any uniform or military need in the future as well as a hearty recommendation via word of mouth to anyone who wonders where they should purchase uniforms from!
Colonel Ford, I have to pass this on because I'm in shock that I was able to Connect (on the first Ring), Chat and concluded my business with "Sharon" in less than 30 seconds, at the MCA-Office. I was taken by surprise. Why, I'm Not used to anyone answering the phone especially on the first ring. AND...a human being...a lovely lady with a disarming voice, which at first I thought was a recording. WOW! I commend THE MCA for doing such an outstanding service for its members...make me proud. Just think...I was not asked "if I knew my parties Extension."?
Wish I had a Blog...I would spread around how delighted I am. What transpired to me today is Rare, just doesn't happen anymore. See, I'm so impressed I'm blitzing you here.
Just a quick note of thanks to Patty Everett. I arrived home from a week vacation to find a package from the Marine Corps Association. I was expecting to find one of the magazines I requested, however, I was pleasantly surprised to discover both magazines were inside. In a time when it seems no one cares about customer satisfaction I am gratified to discover that customer service is not a lost art at the MCA. Once again I thank you for your efforts on my request. It may have been thing but the effort made a huge impression.
Randall E Page
I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone at the association for sponsoring the Ground Awards Dinner on 3 June at the Crystal City Marriott. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were tremendously pleased with the hospitality shown to us and the great accommodations. As well, I wanted to thank the association for the DVD of the event that was mailed to me. It is something that I will keep and treasure for the rest of my days. Again, thanks for everything.
Capt Chris Conner
Just wanted to let you know that I got the sword yesterday with time to spare. It showed up unscathed due to the excellent packing job despite the rough postal process. And most importantly it looks great and the Bahraini’s couldn’t be happier! Thanks again for all of your assistance.
Major Wayne Phelps
3d LAAD Bn XO
Security Force, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan
Major Wayne Phelps
Thanks for the email; I purchased the two Marine Corps. Cups for my brother who served with the First Marine Div. in Vietnam . He was very pleased with the cups and I was very impressed with the purchase. The online catalog did not do the product the justice it deserved. Thanks again and I am sure you will hear from me in the future.
It is ALWAYS a pleasure to work with a consummate professional such as SgtMaj (Ret.) Frank Pulley. As the company 1stSgt for Hotel Company, MCT, SOI (West), I’ve attended a number of his briefs and one can visually see a positive change in the student’s attention levels as the SgtMaj delivers his presentation. The SgtMaj truly cares about the Marines and the Marine Corps and represents the MCA in an extremely admirable manner. It has been my experience that all Marines (including myself) benefit from the experience of attending a MCA presentation. And regardless of rank or years of experience, Marines should always seek to increase their level of proficiency and knowledge and MCA briefs provide us with that opportunity.
1stSgt Scott Burton
You have been the easiest person I have ever dealt with since I have started MWR out here. You were very quick to respond to my every question and very knowledgeable about your work for an order over a phone that was my greatest experience. If you were in the Marine Corps Skylar I would write you up for a meritorious promotion. I will surely write it in my books to pass the word to the next MWR rep to continue the membership with you guys.
Sgt Richard Colmenarez
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