• Recent media coverage of the Marines United scandal and related reports of cruel, craven, and narcissistic behavior by Marines left me, like the vast majority of Marines, saddened and angered. Unfortunately, watching the Marine Corps’ response thus far and participating in the mandatory actions...
  • With controversy surrounding Marines involved in sharing photos of their female counterparts and sexual assault and harassment continuing to be a problem within our ranks, I firmly believe it’s important we stimulate a conversation around finding a sustainable solution. My views on the recent...
  • T he Marine Corps’ Title 10 responsibility is to be the Nation’s expeditionary force-in-readiness. We are charged and expected to always be the most ready when the Nation is least ready. This responsibility is at the very core of our identity as Marines, but it requires laser focus on maintenance...
  • Situation The 28th MEU is ashore in the country of Wasteland conducting counter-terrorist operations against a global network of religious extremists. Today, the BLT and ACE are conducting a heliborne assault into the village of Bad in order to establish a blocking position to deter an enemy attack...
  • This month, as in past May editions of the Gazette , we present a wide range of articles relevant to every community across Marine Corps Aviation. Beginning with the Deputy Commandant for Aviation (DCA) LtGen Jon M. Davis’s article “The Art of Readiness” on page 9, this month’s magazine covers...
  • The soul of the Marine Corps is under attack. Sadly, our soul—our center of gravity—is imperiled by our own inaction. We, as a Corps, are in an existential fight, put at risk by our own failures to reinforce and protect our greatest strengths. The ethos, camaraderie, and esprit de corps which...
  • F ormer Secretary of Defense Carter identified both the Northern European and the Arctic environments as operating environments of the future, and Marine Corps aviation must be ready and able to successfully respond to conflict in this region. The 2d MAW campaign plan notes that the enduring tasks...
  • T he small, unmanned quad-copter raced through the clouds of smoke and chaff that were being hurled its way from the ground. Aidan felt a bead of sweat roll from inside his helmet and down the bridge of his nose as he pulled the UAV’s control stick to-and-fro, attempting to keep yet another of his...
  • In 1982, the Israeli Air Force conducted Operation MOLE CRICKET 19 for the purpose of defeating the Syrian ground-based air defense system in the Bekaa Valley. In a 24- hour period, the Israeli Air Force destroyed 19 of Syria’s SA-6 missile launchers and radar sites. This victory was possible...
  • I n the last 30 years, the Marine Corps has tied its warfighting capability ever more closely to the use of computers and the Internet. This development has had some benefits. Unfortunately, it has also created tremendous vulnerabilities potential adversaries may be able to exploit. While no...

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