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Hot off the VIRTUAL press! Read Leatherneck and Marine Corps Gazette - ONLINE!
The February DIGITAL editions of Marine Corps Gazette and Leatherneck await your close inspection NOW!
Both magazines come enhanced with dynamic features and expanded content not available in the print editions and EVERY member has ONLINE access to BOTH magazines!
The February editions continue our commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the Marine Corps Association with both magazines featuring re-printed articles of enduring interest along with exciting images of Marines and their activities from our archives.
Leatherneck kicks off the February edition with a look at Marine operating forces training around the globe while continuing the gritty struggle against terrorism in Afghanistan. Other feature articles look at Operation Steel Knight 2013 – the 1st Marine Division's largest, Division level, combined arms, live-fire exercise in nine years; examine the efforts to build and keep open the main supply route into the vital Khe Sanh Combat Base during the war in Vietnam and another showcases the efforts of Explosives Ordnance Disposal Marines in the current era of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's). Reaching back into the archives to 1947 and in further remembrance of MCA's 100th Anniversary, Leatherneck reprints an exciting article about the battle of Iwo Jima and the first flag-raising on Mount Suribachi. Finally, a story on The Basic School's "Warrior Day" highlights the training and equipment of Marine Lieutenants with a wealth of pictures that will appeal to all Marine families.
Marine Corps Gazette starts with a historic leadership article by legendary Marine and 13th Commandant MajGen John A Lejeune reprinted from our archives in commemoration of our 100th Anniversary. Feature articles include an examination of the future of IED's and what it will take to deal with the growing threat; A pair of articles on counterinsurgency warfare advocate strategic measures for improving odds for success in Afghanistan through encouraging local, political autonomy while the other offers practical tips for combat logistics patrol security. On the operational front, the Air-Sea Battle concept is detailed in an article advocating that Marines refocus efforts on validating their utility in the amphibious warfare role within the concept while another article explores Australia's emerging capability as a III MEF partner in amphibious operations. A bevy of articles provide food for thought and practical suggestions in training, medical, aviation, fire support and joint operations, ethics for today's leaders, Inspector-Instructor duty and much more.
Click the links to revel in the ongoing story of our Corps and to delve into the key issues affecting Marines today: www.marinecorpsgazette.com and www.leatherneckmagazine.com and then give us some feedback!
Regards and Semper Fidelis from the Professional Association for ALL Marines,
Col Walt Ford, USMC (Ret)
Marine Corps Association & Foundation
Publisher & Editor, Leatherneck
Col John Keenan, USMC (Ret)
Marine Corps Association & Foundation
Editor, Marine Corps Gazette
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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
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'm so pleased to see all the great merchandise you are stocking and the awesome promotions. Your store was dissappointing a few years ago and I shopped only at Sgt Grit.
Now, I can find what I am looking for with you guys.
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!
Member saying thanks to our Customer Service Representative, Skylar Hand.
Thank you so much for your help!!! I think you should be commended for your excellent customer service! You were extremely helpful and I was about to get upset about my order but you handled it before I could say anything. You are the best. Thanks again!!!
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.
I received my blouse last Friday and want to thank you for your efforts
in getting things done. Also, please thank the tailors involved in
making everything right and please give my sincere thanks to those who
made the decision to make the necessary corrections at no charge to me.
That in itself says a lot about your organization. The blouse fits
like a glove and actually looks and feels like new.
Thank you and all the staff who had a hand in correcting a problem and making an old man happy. Semper Fi
Charles W. (Chuck) Harpe
I just wanted to say thanks so much for making sure the uniform got back
to me in time for my commissioning class's photo. It fits me well and I am so excited for commissioning which takes
place in 17 hours! Thank you again!
MIDN Judith U Kastner
I want to relay my many thanks to everyone at Marine Corps Association and Military Historical Tours for providing me the opportunity to experience such a wonderful trip to Russia. Had I not won this trip through MCA I may have never taken advantage of such fantastic travels. The group, the Russian Tour guide (Oleg Alexandrov) and Charlie Dunn were wonderful companions during the trip. It will be a memory I will cherish all of my remaing days on this earth.
Again, Many thanks and Semper Fidelis!
1stSgt Bradshaw, USMC (Ret.)
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