• 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...
  • 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 email to: [email protected] . Due to the heavy volume, we cannot answer every letter received. Do not send original photographs, as we cannot...
  • SEA STORY OF THE MONTH A Draftee’s Revenge The “Inspection Trombones” experience of my fellow Marine musician Steve Shaw in the “Sound Off” column of January’s Leatherneck brought to mind one of many hilarious experiences any Marine musician could relate to. While I was in the 3rd MAW band at...
  • A MARINE REMEMBERED An honor guard salutes as Corporal Robert V. McMaugh’s flag-draped transfer case is loaded on to a C-130 Hercules in Beirut, Lebanon for the flight home to the United States. Cpl McMaugh, an MSG Marine, was standing guard at Post 1 at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut on April 18, 1983...
  • Reunions Marine Embassy Guard Assn. , May 3-7, Arlington, Va. Contact Max Wix, (682) 716-3972, [email protected] .org, www.embassymarine.org/2018-mega-reunion/ . Marine Corps Engineer Assn. , Sept. 26-29, San Diego. Contact Maj Charlie Dismore, USMC (Ret), (512) 394-9333, www.marcorengasn.org...
  • DOD, VA Release Online Tool For Discharge Upgrade Process A joint initiative between the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs has yielded a web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to veterans who desire to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharge. “We are...
  • SgtMaj Robert E. Cleary Sergeant Major Robert E. Cleary, who was awarded the Silver Star for actions during the Vietnam War, and was the 10th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, died in Norfolk, Va., at age 86. Born in Tewksbury, Mass., in 1931, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1951. After...
  • HAWAII Water Confidence is Vital To BRC Success Reconnaisance Marines with the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Detachment, 4th Reconnaissance Company hosted amphibious training events as part of a month-long preparation course for prospective recon Marines, Jan 22-23. The course aims to prepare reservist...
  • Years ago, I was a bonehead first lieutenant in Marine Fixed Wing Fighter Attack (VMFA) Squadron 212. Flying the McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II, VMFA-212 would eventually go down in history as the last Marine Corps squadron to employ the aircraft known as the “flying cement truck.” I joined VMFA...

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