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T he Marine Corps is a combined arms organization, but it has not always been so. After the amphibious advanced base force exercise on Culebra, Puerto Rico, in 1914, it was clear that the institution’s new mission would require it. 1 LtCol Earl “Pete” Ellis, who observed the Culebra experiment,...
At few times in Marine aviation’s century-old history have so many elements of the ACE been in flux at the same time. Technologies like stealth, cyber, unmanned systems, and tilt-rotor aircraft align against game changing technology in the red and grey spaces, while the Marine Corps Operating...
In June 2010, Cpl Clifford Wooldridge of 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment was in the midst of a brutal firefight, out of ammunition, and facing a Taliban fighter only feet away. The corporal quickly grabbed the barrel of the insurgent’s machine gun and slammed him against a wall. Both men fell to...

Today in History

December 6

1928

Marines participated in the Battle of Cuje during the occupation of Nicaragua.

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...