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Mar 25, 2015

Historic Lessons for Junior Leadership

Delving into the storied history of the Marine Corps is a necessary step for junior leadership. It's essential to not only grasp a greater...
Mar 20, 2015

Kindles Pack Library Into “Premium Space”

To bring all the books from the Commandant’s Reading List aboard a ship would take up four embark boxes. And that’s only one copy of each book....

Leatherneck Current Issue

  • A New Ship Named for “Chesty”

    “Chesty’s” back. This time as an Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB), another step that moves the Marine Corps back to its amphibious role and mission to go ashore anywhere from the sea.

    USNS Lewis B....

  • Rethinking Van Riper

    Reflecting on the recent successes and failures of the Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm, then-BGen Paul K. Van Riper offered a particularly devastating critique of intelligence as conducted in the...

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Mar 31, 2015 | Historical
(Ed Note: A great perk for military retired folk is being able to fly on military aircraft. This series highlights trips all over the world thanks to military flight and a lot of perseverance. Enjoy). Ask any Marine about the Corps' history and you will no doubt hear about Belleau Wood and the...

The Gazette Blog

Mar 24, 2015 | Okinawa
U.S. Marine reinforcements wade ashore to support the beachhead on Okinawa, 1 April 1945. Throughout this year, we are commemorating the final battles of World War II, and for Marines in particular, we are commemorating the final battles in the Pacific theater of war. In February, we commemorated...

Marine Corps History

Today in History

April 1


L-day on Okinawa for the 1st and 6th Marine Divisions. It was Easter.

Related Article(s): Fighting for Okinawa, 1945

This Month in History

At the outbreak of the Civil War, the U.S. Marine Corps found itself well below authorized strength. On 1 January 1861, the total force numbered 1,892 men of all ranks. Later the defection of many of its...


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