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Marines Prepare for Future Battles A new partnership between the Marine Corps’ Installations and Logistics Department and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) led to the first-ever Hybrid Logistics Symposium, which was held at the UCSD campus Feb. 26-March 1. Along with civilian personnel...
Letter of the Month ( Leatherneck will pay $25 for a “Sound Off Letter of the Month” submitted by an MCA&F member or provide a one-year courtesy subscription to a non-member whose letter is selected.) It was Christmas Eve in December 1968. I was the only Marine officer on a small staff at the...
SEA STORY OF THE MONTH Parris Island Waiter When I was in boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., in August 1963, we had to perform kitchen patrol (KP) duty for one week. Because I was a college graduate, my drill instructor assigned me as a waiter for officer meals, hoping I would perform satisfactorily...

Today in History

May 21

1847

A Marine regiment formed for duty with Gen Winfield Scott’s Army in Mexico.