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T he Spartan helmet, shield, sword, spear, greaves, and breast plate are no longer hanging on the CO’s conference room wall. Different pieces of the Spartan gear are now kept at the company offices and displayed front and center on “gear trees” during formations. The right to display the gear is...
The preface of MCDP 1, Warfighting , charges us to read it, reread it, understand it, and take its message to heart. I struggled with that last part. Warfighting is a state of mind. 2 In order to take it to heart, it must be reconciled with existing personal philosophies. 3 Marines are more than...
W ith recent improvements of optics, software, and the addition of weapons to ground robotics, the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) has matured to the point that it is ready to be incorporated into the Marine infantry battalions. As the technology will only continue to develop, it is important that...

Today in History

January 24

1968

Eagle, Globe, and Anchor1968 - The 26th Marine Regiment held the Khe Sanh Combat Base.
See our photo gallery of "The Battle of Hill 881."

The Gazette Blog

Sep 7, 2016 | Leadership
There is an almost endless discussion today regarding innovation. Countless books provide blueprints for organizations to innovate, to routinely turn ideas into increased value and profits. This discussion is mirrored in the Marine Corps and across the greater Department of Defense. But one must...