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Twenty years have passed since terror struck America’s heartland. Captain Michael R. “Randy” Norfleet, USMC (Ret) recalls the events of April 19, 1995, as though they happened yesterday. It was a day that changed his life. On that April day, America zeroed in on Oklahoma City as the news coverage...
“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. Puller (MLP-3), the first AFSB variant of the Navy’s Mobile Landing Platform (MLP), was floated out...
On a frigid day which broke cold-weather records in the nation’s capital, the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sergeant Major Micheal P. Barrett, relinquished his post to SgtMaj Ronald L. Green on Feb. 20, 2015, at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va. With the passage of a simple...

Today in History

April 18

1864

Marines joined sea battle as four Union ships attacked Confederate ram Albemarle near New Bern, NC.