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RAS AL KHAIR, SAUDI ARABIA Red Reef 15 Closes With Combined Demonstration U.S. Marines and sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, along with members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, officially concluded Exercise Red Reef 15 with a combined demonstration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dec...
Wadi in Al Qa’im, Al Anbar province, Iraq, in October 2005. The 3d Battalion, Sixth Marine Regiment deployed to the Al Qa’im region of Iraq in late August 2005. When 3/6 assumed control of the battlespace from 3/2 late in the summer of 2005, the entire region was strongly influenced by insurgents...
Small numbers of U.S. military personnel had been in South Vietnam as early as the 1950s, primarily in military advisory positions. In 1965, the Vietnam War escalated, and the Marines were the first of the U.S. Armed Forces to deploy large ground units there. In March of ’65, the first ground...

Today in History

March 5

1947

The 7th Marine Regiment disbanded at Camp Pendleton following their return from China. Personnel and equipment were transferred to the 3d Marine Brigade.