We - The Marines

2dMarDiv Leathernecks Take On 50-Mile Challenge It’s not unusual for a Marine to have a strong sense of tradition; rather, it seems almost requisite. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why Marines with Second Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force sought to revive a challenge that was...
Marines to Use Off-the-Shelf Smartphones to Call for Fire Due to advancements in commercially available technology, Marines will receive smartphones that make calling for fire support easier, quicker and more accurate. The Target Handoff System Version 2 (THS V.2) is a portable system designed for...
Energy Office Moves the Corps Toward a “Greener” Future As part of an ongoing effort to be the premier self-sufficient expeditionary force, the Marine Corps is striving to make itself “leaner, meaner and greener” as its leaders take a look at energy use across the Corps—equating the efficient use...
FFI Course Shapes New Perspective on Training The Marine Corps’ first Force Fitness Instructor (FFI) course concluded Nov. 4, 2016, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. and graduates received the secondary military occupational specialty of 0919, FFI. In September, Headquarters Marine Corps announced...
Marine Relies on Ingenuity, Teamwork to Help Hiker As an experienced mountain climber and U.S. Marine, Captain Nick Anthony has learned how to effectively “plan for the best and prepare for the worst.” Along with some other climbers, the Seattle-based recruiting management officer was thrust into...
Blackjack UAS Launches New Capabilities for VMU-1 Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU)-1 launched its new RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) during training at Cannon Air Defense Complex, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Aug. 16. VMU-1 received the new aircraft in June as a...
Memorial Pays Tribute To Montford Point Marines Montford Point, on what is now known as Camp Johnson, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., served as the segregated training ground for the nation’s first African-American Marines from 1942 to 1949. Now, a new memorial stands outside the gates of...
New Micro Laser Range Finder Helps Marines Improve Accuracy Marine Corps Systems Command is equipping Marines with a new range finder that will improve their accuracy and lethality on the battlefield. The Micro Laser Range Finder, or MLRF, is a multifunction laser system that can be used in a...
“O” Course Pushes PMO Marines; Builds Confidence, Camaraderie Leathernecks from the Provost Marshal’s Office at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., tackled a confidence course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 9. The course was part of a physical challenge designed to...
Motivational cadence rang through the morning air at Camp Foster, Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan, as Marines and sailors participated in a 5K memorial run on May 12. The run was held on the one-year anniversary of the helicopter crash in Nepal that took the lives of six...

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