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Situation The CO, 26th MEU was ordered to assault and secure Dull Garrison Island Airfield #2 so it can be used by follow-on forces arriving from the United States. The airfield is only being defended by one of the enemy’s small battalions (400 men). The battalion headquarters and one rifle company...
T he 2012 Benghazi Consulate attack led to the deaths of four Americans, including the American Ambassador to Libya. This event contributed greatly to our government adopting the “new normal” force posture in the U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) area of responsibility, including the establishment...
I had an interesting conversation a few weeks ago. A frustrated SNCO vented about how much praise and supervision Marines require these days. He said he felt like today’s junior Marine cannot even go to the field or turn a wrench without expecting an award for it. Our discussion quickly turned to...

Today in History

October 26


Eagle, Globe, and Anchor

1898 - Marine Barracks was established at Naval Station, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Related Article: Posts of the Corps: San Juan By Sgt Allen Mainard Leatherneck Magazine (Jun 1956)

The Gazette Blog

Sep 7, 2016 | Leadership
There is an almost endless discussion today regarding innovation. Countless books provide blueprints for organizations to innovate, to routinely turn ideas into increased value and profits. This discussion is mirrored in the Marine Corps and across the greater Department of Defense. But one must...