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On 17 January 1991, the United States military launched Operation Desert Storm. After six weeks of an aerial bombing campaign, coalition forces began the ground offensive. One hundred hours later, the Iraqi government capitulated and the war was over. Prior to the Persian Gulf War, Iraq had the...
This month’s Gazette focuses on Aviation, and the cornerstone of our content is the Deputy Commandant for Aviation (DCA) LtGen Davis’ article on the state of this defining element of the MAGTF beginning on page 10. DCA provides the most current, relevant, and authoritative information regarding the...
The Marine Corps is optimized to be expeditionary —that is, we are a strategically mobile force that is light enough to get to the crisis quickly yet able to accomplish the mission or provide time and options prior to the arrival of additional forces. Such a statement is considered common sense...

Today in History

May 4

1942

Marines participated in the Battle of the Coral Sea during WWII.

 

 

The Gazette Blog

Sep 4, 2015 | Logistics
In 2011, the Marine Corps faced a logistics challenge: The initial stages of our retrograde and redeployment from Afghanistan were getting underway, and we needed a detailed disposition plan, or "playbook," for all of our ground equipment in theater. We didn't want to bring back equipment that we...