• Honoring Hero of Vietnam War, USS Ralph Johnson Commissioned The Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke -class guided-missile destroyer, USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114), was commissioned in a ceremony in Charleston, S.C., March 24. The ship is named in honor of Private First Class Ralph Johnson, USMC, who...
  • Letter of the Month ( Leatherneck will pay $25 for a “Sound Off Letter of the Month” submitted by an MCA&F member or provide a one-year courtesy subscription to a non-member whose letter is selected.) My brother, Kyle Brayer, was a veteran U.S. Marine who served two tours overseas and was a...
  • As trial counsel, we often find that cases detailed to us for prosecution begin with a Marine refusing non-judicial punishment (NJP). That may be about to change. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, courtesy of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, commanders will have another form of court-martial at...
  • LETTER FROM HOME From private to general, mail call can lift the spirits of any Marine. In this picture, taken at Enogai Point in 1943, then-Colonel Harry B. Liversedge is reading the first letter he received from his family back home since leaving for the Pacific. Col Liversedge commanded the 1st...
  • Special Events • USMC Combat Correspondents Assn. Professional Development and Training Symposium , Aug. 20-23, New Bern, N.C. Contact Kate Stark, 385 SW 254th St., Newberry, FL 32669, (352) 448-9167, [email protected] . • MCA&F Acquisition Awards Dinner , Aug. 23, Springfield, Va. Sarah Cohen, (...
  • From the Leatherneck Archives: August 2002 A blistering wit, migraine-inducing bark and scowl that could weaken the knees of any recruit make R. Lee Ermey one of the most recognized drill instructors in the Marine Corps’ colorful history, but he was all smiles May 17, 2002, when presented with an “...
  • From the moment recruits step on the yellow footprints of recruit training or officer candidates arrive at Marine Corps Base Quantico, the Marine Corps’ core values of honor, courage, and commitment are etched into a future Marine’s heart and mind. Marines, both enlisted and officers, continue to...
  • MCSC Engineers Spark Students’ Interest in STEM Engineers from several program offices within Marine Corps Systems Command were on the lookout for the next generation of engineers and scientists during the USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in...
  • 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...

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