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I have written in a previous editorial that one of my drill instructors had strongly averred that there was only one color in the Marine Corps and that was Marine Green. Often, we have heard the Corps referred to as the Green Machine or Mother Green. I fully subscribe to my old DI’s philosophy, but...
Tex, Dusty, and I continued on with our extended seminar at the Advanced Course. Tex seemed a little irritated since Dusty had already shared a story and had insisted on following up with an “even better one.” “Tex, let him finish, and then you’re next.” “Right,” he drawled sarcastically. Dusty...
April 21, 2014. The successful test flight of two CH-53s marked a significant milestone for the U.S.’ alliance with Australia: 1st Battalion, 5th Marines (TF 1/5), the first battalion-sized task force to rotate to Darwin, Australia, as the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D), achieved full...

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Jan 26, 2015 | Editorial
On this month’s cover, we have a unique rendition of a scene from the Battle of Iwo Jima—a battle that was fought 70 years ago this month. The bas-relief sculpture, “First on Suribachi,” was commissioned by MCA&F Member Manuel Carazo—a generous supporter of MCA&F—in commemoration of the...