• 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...
  • “We had to cover two, maybe three times as much line as would normally be assigned to a defensive company. … So, there you have two platoons covering a two company area with one platoon out in front.” Capt Fred McLaughlin Commanding Officer “Able” Co, 1st Bn, 7th Marines As the summer of 1952 gave...
  • Surprise Serenade—Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune is pictured with the United States Marine Band, under the direction of William H. Santelmann, on Jan. 1, 1927, outside of The Home of the Commandants in Washington, D.C. To kick off the new year, the “President’s Own” played a “surprise”...
  • Reunions • Iwo Jima Survivors (Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Army Air Corps) , Feb. 15-17, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Contact Dan Zepeda, (951) 201-6251, [email protected] . • Marine Corps Aviation Assn. Don E. Davis Squadron (Aviation Logistics) , March 15-18, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact Wayne Miller, (...
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow is home to the only schoolhouse in the Department of Defense (DOD) equipped to instruct Intermediate and Advanced Railway Operations (RailOps) courses, a little-known component of the United States Marine Corps. Marines utilize their leadership skills and...
  • ASYMCA, Health Net Partner For Teddy’s Child Watch The Armed Services YMCA is partnering with Health Net Federal Services (HNFS) to make healthcare more accessible by providing childcare services at military hospitals. The organizations will work together to support the military community by...
  • DPAA Identifies Remains of WW II Marines The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recently announced that the remains of several U.S. Marines, unaccounted for since World War II, have been identified. U.S. servicemembers who died in the Battle of Tarawa were buried in a number of battlefield...
  • Somewhere in Helmand Province, a 500-pound Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) hits its target and a Taliban machine-gun position is destroyed. While it may have been a Marine fighter pilot with an interesting call sign who dropped the bomb, it required the expertise of support personnel to put the...

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