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Introduction On Oct. 30, 2016, tens of thousands of runners will descend upon Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia for the 41st annual Marine Corps Marathon. Created in 1976, with 1,175 runners at the starting line, the marathon has grown exponentially to include registering the maximum capacity...
“Gallipoli? That was a bloomin’ balls up, wasn’t it?” Trooper Jack Hawthorne 1st Australian Light Horse On April 25, 1915, British, Australian and New Zealand forces landed on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. From that point, everything went downhill, and the operation born amid high hopes ended...
NORTHERN TERRITORY AUSTRALIA “Sumos” Provide Aerial Refueling During Exercise Pitch Black As a KC-130J Super Hercules prepared for takeoff, Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 finished last-minute preflight checks and secured the aircraft at Royal Australian Air Force...

Today in History

October 1


Eagle, Globe, and Anchor

1880 - John Philip Sousa was named leader of the Marine Band.