• Chosin Reservoir Veteran Honored at Parris Island Approximately 50 Marines from Weapons Training Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., gathered at the recruit depot’s Chosin Rifle Range to dedicate a control tower in honor of a Marine veteran...
  • Prologue The French artillery’s deafening report nearly collapses the tactical command post situated at a demolished train station near the city of Al Qa’im. Inside the tent, an Iraqi liaison officer receives frantic radio transmissions from his forces assaulting the city in the distance. In front...
  • 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.) Memorial Day and Veterans Day Many people confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. Memorial Day...
  • SEA STORY OF THE MONTH BAM I am the daughter of a World War II Marine, and I was informed prior to leaving for Marine Corps boot camp that I would make a good “BAM.” For those of you who served after 1980, you might not be familiar with the term. Women in the other services had acronyms such as WAF...
  • Women Marines in World War II Private First Class Priscilla Goodrich and Private Elaine Munsinger break down an airplane engine in the Assembly and Repair Department at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., in 1943. According to “Free a Marine to Fight: Women Marines in World War II,” by...
  • 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, (703)...
  • Corps to Refocus Family Readiness Efforts The Marine Corps’ most valuable assets are its Marines and their families, and commanders are responsible for fostering the link between personal and family readiness and operational unit readiness. To help accomplish this, the Unit, Personal and Family...
  • DPAA Identifies Remains of Tarawa 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...
  • "To honor the legacy of military service through a living memorial and programs that commemorate, educate and serve veterans of all eras." Mission of the Marines’ Memorial Club Located in the heart of beautiful downtown San Francisco, the iconic Marines’ Memorial Club is an impressive combination...

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