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Starting in the fall of 2013, III MEF actively began planning for the introduction of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) into the western Pacific. The unique capabilities HIMARS provides—combining lethality, precision, and deployability—make it the platform of choice for many...
A simple click of a camera’s shutter, and a small moment in Marine Corps history is preserved. Just one moment in the millions during the incredible battle for the small island of Iwo Jima. Circumstances, however, made this moment very different; the photograph took on a life of its own, and its...
The conversation around command and control (C 2 ) in 21st century warfare hinges on technology. Questions are repeatedly raised regarding how the Marine Corps can C 2 distributed forces. The focus on how is not wrong; such questions are good ones and need to be answered. Yet unquestioned, however...

Today in History

July 26


Eagle, Globe, and Anchor1861 - An Act of Congress increased the Marine Corps’ authorized strength to 93 officers and 3,074 enlisted men.
1947 - The National Security Act of 1947 became effective, reaffirming the status of the Marine Corps as a separate military service within the Department of the Navy.

Related story: The Marine Corps and the National Security Act By LtCol James D. Hittle Marine Corps Gazette (Oct 1947)

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Sep 4, 2015 | Logistics
In 2011, the Marine Corps faced a logistics challenge: The initial stages of our retrograde and redeployment from Afghanistan were getting underway, and we needed a detailed disposition plan, or "playbook," for all of our ground equipment in theater. We didn't want to bring back equipment that we...