Passing the Word

Study Dispels Myths Surrounding EFMP In March 2016, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps began conducting a study to learn whether Marines with family members enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) are limited in their careers. The study, which was completed in...
Base Career Specialists, State HR Reps Solidify Partnership For Veteran Employment Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., hosted a “train the trainer” course on Dec. 15, 2016, for on-base career specialists to speak with representatives from the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR)...
Marines Help Commemorate Japanese Samurai “ Oyakata-sama !” thundered warrior voices to show their motivation and dedication to their lord. Convinced, the lord called for a “battle” to the death. The 27th annual Kuragake Castle Festival and Samurai Parade was held on Nov. 20, 2016, to commemorate...
Class Destroyer Named After LtGen Petersen In a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Nov. 9, 2016, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that an Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer, DDG-121, will be named Frank E. Petersen Jr ., in honor of the Marine Corps general...
White House, DOD Salute Companies Who Commit to Hiring Military Spouses Employers who hire military spouses are doing the right thing for their businesses and for their country, said speakers at a Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) event at the Chamber of Commerce...
MARSOC Special Operators To Receive New Breast Insignia Marines serving in the military occupational specialties of critical skills operator (0372) and special operations officer (0370) are now authorized to wear a newly created breast insignia. The gold “Marine Special Operator Insignia” will be...
DOD Reminds Servicemembers To Follow Political Guidance As the 2016 presidential election swiftly approaches, Department of Defense personnel are reminded of their restrictions and rights as voters to ensure a thorough, professional and well-coordinated transition to a new Commander in Chief. On...
CMC Overhauls Corps’ Fitness Program On July 1, Headquarters Marine Corps announced that significant revisions have been made to the Corps’ physical fitness program, to include the Physical Fitness Test (PFT), Combat Fitness Test (CFT) and Body Composition Program (BCP). Changes to BCP will take...
Corps Updates Tattoo Policy The Marine Corps has released a new tattoo policy that seeks to balance the personal desires of Marines with high standards of professional military appearance and heritage. Marine Corps Bulletin 1020, released June 2, explains the Corps’ new tattoo policy which replaces...
MCRC, Sports Illustrated Recognize Student Athletes Marine Corps Recruiting Command is partnering with Sports Illustrated to recognize outstanding high school student athletes. The program recognizes students who are involved in community service, have outstanding academic performance, are...

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