• T he Marine Corps does not like to regard itself as a second land army. It differentiates itself through its unique naval character and traditions, to include its revered position as the Nation’s most proficient amphibious force-in-readiness. Amphibious capability is demonstrated in many different...
  • “ O verwatch, overwatch! This is Apache 1!” Aidan called into his wrist mounted PDA, simultaneously manipulating the holographic 3D imagery being projected above his left arm by the same device. “Apache 1” was the call sign Aidan used when communicating outside of the company task force instead of...
  • M arksmanship is one of the defining qualities of the United States Marine Corps. It is one of the factors that allows for Marines to differentiate themselves from other U.S. military personnel. Yet, ask a Marine his opinion on the famed axiom, “Every Marine a rifleman,” spoken by Gen Alfred M...
  • This month’s Gazette focuses on ideas and issues from authors across the Corps regarding various aspects of training and education. “T&E” continuously touches every Marine and unit in the Corps. As such, there is never a shortage of insights, recommendations, and criticisms on the subject to...
  • Situation Your command—A Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, aka “Red Death”—has been occupying and improving a combat outpost in “the Ritz,” a four-story building west of the Al Mumeet Mosque, for six weeks. You are still reinforced with an MUGA Commando Platoon, and both your Marines and the...
  • After a storied 37-year special operations career, ADM William H. McRaven retired from the Navy in 2014, having served as a SEAL officer, rising to four-star rank to command the U.S. SOCOM( Special Operations Command). Among many notable achievements, he oversaw Operation NEPTUNE SPEAR, the 2011...
  • Request for Interviews Mr. Norman Black would like to interview Marines who fought in battles associated with North Vietnam’s 1968 General Offensive (Tet [January–February 1968]; the so-called May Offensive [29 April–30 May 1968]; and the offensive that began on 17 August and involved attacks in I...
  • T he MRF-D (Marine Rotational Force-Darwin) serves as a forward deployed, operationally credible combat force servicing the demands of PACOM (United States Pacific Command) by strengthening relationships with strategic partners throughout the Asia-Pacific area of responsibility. The unique...
  • S ince April 2013, the Marine Corps’ GLT (Georgian Liaison Team) has been assigned to train, advise, and assist a GLIB (Georgian light infantry battalion) in the defense of Bagram Airfield. The program is currently in its third rotation under the Operation RSM (RESOLUTE SUPPORT mission), and the...

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