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College-Bound Marines Attend Academic “Boot Camp” For active-duty and veteran enlisted Marines who have their sights set on obtaining undergraduate degrees from top-tier colleges and universities, an immersive one- or two-week “academic boot camp” sponsored by the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP)...
Chosin Reservoir Veteran Honored at Parris Island Approximately 50 Marines from Weapons Training Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., gathered at the recruit depot’s Chosin Rifle Range to dedicate a control tower in honor of a Marine veteran...
New Rifle Aimed to Improve Lethality of Marine Scout Snipers The Marine Corps is adopting a new precision sniper rifle to increase the lethality and combat effectiveness of scout snipers on the battlefield. The Mk13 Mod 7 Sniper Rifle is a bolt-action rifle that offers an increased range of fire...
Honoring Hero of Vietnam War, USS Ralph Johnson Commissioned The Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke -class guided-missile destroyer, USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114), was commissioned in a ceremony in Charleston, S.C., March 24. The ship is named in honor of Private First Class Ralph Johnson, USMC, who...
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...
Dog Handlers, K-9s Establish Bonds, Keep the Peace Aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, the K-9 unit assigned to the Provost Marshal’s Office (PMO) keeps a close “nose to the ground” to help preserve the peace, while also projecting their presence as a deterrent from hostile intent. “Whether deployed...
UAS Operators First Marines To Receive Awards with Remote Impact Device Sergeant Joseph Latsch and Sergeant Ethan Mintus, unmanned aerial system (UAS) operators with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 3, each received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Remote Impact (“R”)...
Marines, Sailors Visit Iwo Jima To Study Touchstone Battle Sand shifted below the feet of Marines and Sailors as the smell of sulfur permeated the humid air on the island of Iwo Jima, Nov. 7, 2017. As they took in the view of a place where so many lives were lost during World War II, the...
Deployed to the Middle East, Marines Participate in 42nd MCM On Oct. 22, 2017, more than 30,000 participants tested their mental and physical fitness by hitting the pavement to run the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon, one of the largest 26.2-mile races in the world. But for those servicemembers deployed...
In Las Vegas, Off-Duty Marines Run Toward Gunfire In the wake of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, Oct. 1, Sergeant Michael Vura and Corporal Austin Cox, mechanics with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron (HMLAT) 303, based at Marine Corps Base Camp...

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