August 2011 Archive

8th Engineer Support Battalion: OEF 10.2

By LtCol Christopher Downs On 25 November 2010, 8th Engineer Support Battalion (8th ESB) (Minus) assumed responsibility of the general engineering support mission for Regional Command-Southwest (RC(SW)) as part of the Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 10.2 (OEF 10.2) campaign. The battalion (minus) was...

Carlson's Raid On Makin Island

By Col David W Haughey, USMC(Ret) Originally published in August 2001 Marine Corps Gazette The Marine Corps Gazette gratefully acknowledges PRIMEDIA Enthusiast Publications' permission to reprint this article which originally appeared in American History Illustrated, October 1983. The war news in...

British Royal Marine Heads OCS Training

By Cpl Jahn R. Kuiper The Quantico Sentry As the sun rises on Officer Candidates School, the physical training instructors have the candidates sweating it out on the PT field. Standing out amongst the growling voices of the instructors is a sometimes cheeky, always motivating British accent that...