• Flashes of light filled the night sky and thunderous explosions shook the ground, a combination of sound and light that assailed the senses of Task Force Wolf Pack’s Marines as they raced toward their objectives on the Fallujah peninsula. Captain Matthew T. Good, Headquarters & Service Company...
  • Remaining steadfast in their commitment to bringing the fight to the Islamic State (ISIL), Marines and Sailors with the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) conducted the majority of their 2016 deployment in the Sixth Fleet area of operations. With the...
  • Prelude: Nov. 29, 1945, ninth day of the Nuremberg trials at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany. At precisely 9 a.m., 20 of the Nazi defendants being tried by the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg were handcuffed by white-helmeted military guards before they were transported...
  • BLATIND, NORWAY BSRF Marines Overcome Mental Barriers to Complete Cold-Weather Training U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force completed cold weather training under the direction of Norwegian Army Cold Weather and Mountain Training instructors in Blatind, Norway, Oct. 27-Nov. 4, 2016. The...
  • 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...
  • Have a question or feel like sounding off? Address your letter to: Sound Off, Leatherneck Magazine, P.O. Box 1775, Quantico, VA 22134, or send an e-mail to: leatherneck@mca-marines.org . Due to the heavy volume, we cannot answer every letter received. Do not send original photographs, as we cannot...
  • SEA STORY OF THE MONTH Do you have an interesting story from your time in the Corps that will give our readers a good chuckle? Maybe it’s a boot camp tale or a good old sea story that will have us in stitches? We would love to hear your stories and see any accompanying photographs. Write them down...
  • “TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI”—This photograph was taken in November 1945 during actress Maureen O’Hara’s visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Sitting next to her is the captivated future Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General Clifton B. Cates. In 1942, O’Hara starred in the film “...
  • Reunions • Iwo Jima Survivors (Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Army Air Corps) , Feb. 16-18, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Contact Dan Zepeda, (951) 201-6251, zepeda012@msn.com . • 2/3 (RVN, 50th Anniversary of the Hill Fights-881/861) , April 26-29, San Antonio. Contact Art Ferguson, (623) 780-1819,...
  • 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...

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