• The story of Marine Corps veteran James Wright, President Emeritus of Dartmouth College, begins like many others. After graduating from high school in 1957, he enlisted in the Marine Corps alongside a handful of his classmates from their small mining town. The choice was natural—after all, they had...
  • From the Archives: April 1967 Lieutenant General Lewis William Walt leaned forward in his leather swivel chair. Lines furrowed his forehead. He spoke slowly. “I can only say that if I didn’t believe in what we’re doing here with all my heart, I wouldn’t be able to live with the lives that have been...
  • Marines have been covering their “gourds” and “grapes” (Marine slang for heads) since 1776, when the first Continental Marines dressed in seized Loyalist uniforms and donned what was commonly referred to as the “round hat.” The dark, narrow-brimmed felt hat was edged in white and turned up on the...
  • Dear Members, I want to thank Major General Edward G. Usher III, USMC (Ret), for his years of dedicated service to the Corps—both as a serving Marine and as the Chief Executive Officer of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation. I join with all of you in wishing him “Fair Winds and Following...
  • Aline of strong thunderstorms produced an EF-3 tornado that passed through Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany on Sunday, Jan. 22, carving a path of destruction and leaving the landscape strewn with broken trees, downed power lines and damaged structures. Portions of MCLB Albany were...
  • 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...
  • Compiled by 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,...
  • GLOBAL MARINES—In this image from the photo archives, Lieutenant General Lewis W. Walt, right, enjoys a cigar and a meal in Vietnam with Commander Glenn Ford, USNR, the well-known actor. In January 1967, Ford spent a month in country working on the documentary film “Global Marines.” A Marine Corps...
  • • 3dMarDiv Assn. , Aug. 1-8, Savannah, Ga. Contact Don Gee, P.O. Box 254, Chalfont, PA 18914, (215) 822-9094, gygee@aol.com , www.caltrap.com . • USMC Combat Correspondents Assn. , Aug. 21-24, San Diego. Contact Jack Paxton, (352) 748-4698, usmccca@cfl.rr.com , www.usmccca.org . • West Coast Drill...
  • 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...

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