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Camp Bastion, known as the BLS (Camps Bastion-Leatherneck-Shorabak) Complex was the largest and most important coalition base in southwest Afghanistan, hosting the Regional Command Southwest headquarters, the main hub of U.S. Marine Corps and British forces in Afghanistan. An Army/Afghanistan...
James Mattis Will Lead Defense Department President Donald Trump recently named retired Marine General James Mattis as the 26th Secretary of Defense. While many active-duty Marines and recently discharged Marines know Gen Mattis’ achievements well—his order to his First Marine Division Marines to...
ARTA, DJIBOUTI Marines, Sailors Exercise Integrated Capabilities During Alligator Dagger Marines and Sailors of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit concluded Exercise Alligator Dagger with a nighttime helo-borne raid in Djibouti, Dec. 21, 2016...

Today in History

February 25

2015

A Marine recon unit was the first U.S. force to enter Kuwait City and retake the American Embassy.

1861

The Confederate Marine Corps was organized in Richmond, VA.