MCA&F News

I t was early Saturday just before 0100 on 1 February 2014 when a night out turned deadly for two Marines from II MEF. Octavius Thompson, 21, was intoxicated and driving a car with passenger David Moore, Jr., 21, near Jacksonville, NC, when he ran a stop sign, lost control of the vehicle, and...
T he U.S. Marines and the U.S Navy have a long-standing history of partnering in naval surface fire support (NSFS) development and tactics. Although the U.S. Navy has since retired battleships and outdated surface shooters, there is an ever-present need for strengthening naval fire support. The...
The Battle of Chickamauga was the second most deadly conflict of the Civil War, preceded only by the Battle of Gettysburg. There were more than 34,000 casualties and losses. It was also the Union’s most significant defeat of the war. The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park stretches...
The legendary battle names of Normandy, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa stand out as the most influential amphibious landings in history. These invasions are known for ferocity, massive scale, and importance. But one of the earlier seaward assaults of World War II was Operation Shingle—the Battle of Anzio in...
The border between North and South Korea continues to be a high-alert zone in the Pacific region. Northern military provocations frequently threaten the fragile truce, and development of weapons of mass destruction is a constant reality. Tensions run the highest in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), a...
T he island of Okinawa has come to hold a special place in the hearts of countless Marines who have been stationed there or passed through the island on their way to other destinations throughout Asia. The Corps’ presence on the island, which continues to this day, began with the Battle of Okinawa...
D uring the 11th annual Marine Corps Association & Foundation’s Ground Awards Dinner in Arlington, VA, on 8 May, Capt Christopher A. Ashinhurst received the Leftwich Trophy for outstanding leadership. “Any accolade in the Marine Corps is both the most honoring and the most humbling,” Ashinhurst...
G ySgt Anabell Nevels gets the M arines moving. From obtaining a single Marine’s visa to managing large-scale movements overseas, Nevels is the go-to logistician to get the task done. The Texas native’s latest undertaking was moving more than 4,000 Marines with the 13th MEU for deployment. Nevels...
The Marine Corps Association & Foundation (MCA&F) website has a new look for a new year. Visit www.mca-marines.org and you’ll see that we have revamped and overhauled the site to better serve our members and friends of the Corps. We teamed up with web development and hosting firm Unleashed...
They are simple-yet-effective David versus Goliath stories. Countless times in history Marines have been outnumbered and outgunned, but they are able to expose the enemy’s weaknesses to gain the upper hand.
 Marines from 2d Battalion, 9th Marines (2/9), learned how to exploit the weaknesses of a...