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Aug 27, 2014

Trekking on the Cateran Trail

It’s a cool 60 degrees with patchy rain as a group of U.S. Marines trek through...

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MCA&F Blog

Jul 15, 2015 | Space-A Travel
Also read: Way Up North to Alaska (Part 1) Way Up North to Alaska (Part 2) Watching hundreds of seals and sea lions cavort at Fisherman's Wharf. (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...

The Gazette Blog

Aug 25, 2015 | Commandant
Aug 25, 2015 | Gen Gray
Others follow you for what you are, because they believe in you and what you do. You look in a mirror to see how you look. You look in the faces of others to know what you are. Earlier this year, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies published a great compilation of leadership thoughts and...

Marine Corps History

Today in History

August 30


Eagle, Globe, and Anchor

1813 - Marines aboard the USS President helped capture the HMS brig Shannon.
- 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, commanded by Maj Frank Carney, became the first American troops to set foot on Japanese soil - the first occupying force ever to touch the Japanese mainland.
Related Article: Traditions By A.R. Pefley Leatherneck Magazine (March 1940)

This Month in History

Makin Island Raid

The Makin Raid