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To all Marines and friends of the Corps: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and best wishes for the New Year! During this Holiday Season, please keep in your thoughts and prayers all of the Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Coastguardsmen, and Airmen who will not be spending this happy time of year with...
T he Marine Corps is a combined arms organization, but it has not always been so. After the amphibious advanced base force exercise on Culebra, Puerto Rico, in 1914, it was clear that the institution’s new mission would require it. 1 LtCol Earl “Pete” Ellis, who observed the Culebra experiment,...
At few times in Marine aviation’s century-old history have so many elements of the ACE been in flux at the same time. Technologies like stealth, cyber, unmanned systems, and tilt-rotor aircraft align against game changing technology in the red and grey spaces, while the Marine Corps Operating...

Today in History

December 8


TF58 Marines secure American Embassy, Kabul, AF.


The Japanese attacked American garrisons at Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines.

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...