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In the Marine Corps, the “doc” has elevated status—and rightly so. The Navy corpsmen who go “greenside” are every bit as tough as the Marines they serve with. And the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) corpsmen assigned to support special operations Marines are exceptional. Officially known as the FMF...
Introduction On Oct. 30, 2016, tens of thousands of runners will descend upon Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia for the 41st annual Marine Corps Marathon. Created in 1976, with 1,175 runners at the starting line, the marathon has grown exponentially to include registering the maximum capacity...
After confirming the identity of the Marines who raised the second flag on Mount Suribachi, General Robert B. Neller, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, ordered a similar review of the first flag raising in order to confirm the identities of and honor those who embodied the tenacity and bravery of...

Today in History

October 21


Eagle, Globe, and Anchor

Marines of V Amphibious Corps landed at Leyte, Philippines, in support of the U.S. Army during WWII.