Editor’s note: General John F. Kelly, USMC gave the following speech at the Semper Fidelis Society of Boston luncheon in celebration of the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10, 2014. I have had the...
Apr 8, 2015
The legendary yellow footprints at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island are...
Apr 13, 2015
The Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force–Crisis Response-Africa are the tip of the spear. They must be ready to...
Apr 16, 2015
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(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). We simply cannot believe Chesty Puller or, in more recent years, Gen Jim Mattis, saying "nuts" to...
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As we traditionally do in the May issue, we highlight Marine Corps aviation. The changes in the aviation combat element over the last few years have been significant. In an all-encompassing article, LtGen Jon Davis, the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, and the staff of the aviation department...
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Khe Sanh , South Vietnam, “Hill Fights” of 1967. 3d Battalion, 3d Marines followed by 2/3 fought entrenched NVA on Hill 861, finally taking the hill three days later. Fighting continued through early May on Hill 881 as the 26th Marines came in to relieve 3d Marines.
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While it was Ulysses S. Grant's star which shone the brightest following the battle of Vicksburg, his great victory in the west would not have been possible but for the brilliant naval tactics of Rear Admiral...