• New Rifle Aimed to Improve Lethality of Marine Scout Snipers The Marine Corps is adopting a new precision sniper rifle to increase the lethality and combat effectiveness of scout snipers on the battlefield. The Mk13 Mod 7 Sniper Rifle is a bolt-action rifle that offers an increased range of fire...
  • 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...
  • "The story of your achievements will be told in millions of Allied homes tonight,” said Major General James G. Harbord, commanding general of 2nd Division, on the legacy of the two days of battle at Soissons. The 4th Marine Brigade played a vital role at Soissons, helping to capture 3,000 prisoners...
  • SEA STORY OF THE MONTH The OD Back in 1958 most of my platoon from I.T.R. was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines. A lot of us went to Company F, 2/6. We went straight to Morehead City, N.C., so we never saw the inside of our barracks until we returned from the Mediterranean six months later...
  • VIVE L’AMERIQUE! Thousands of people lined Paris’ newly christened Avenue du President Wilson to cheer for the American Expeditionary Forces as they marched in an Independence Day parade on July 4, 1918. Schools and businesses were closed for the day and public transportation was filled to capacity...
  • 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, (...
  • Marine Family Receives Adapted Smart Home During a dedication ceremony in Vista, Calif., May 3, Staff Sergeant Brandon Dodson, a former member of 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, was presented with a new, state-of-the-art “smart home” for his family. The home was provided 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...
  • JORDAN Sustaining Readiness: Fox Co, BLT 2/6 Trains Ashore U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to “Fox” Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, completed a series of training events in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations during the month...

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