Get Motivated & Get Informed with the April Editions of Leatherneck and Marine Corps Gazette!

The April editions of Marine Corps Gazette and Leatherneck are poised to pass in review for your close inspection and enjoyment! Read both, digitally-enhanced magazines in their dynamic Online editions Today!

The April editions of Marine Corps Gazette and Leatherneckare poised to pass in review for your close inspection and enjoyment! Read both, digitally-enhanced magazines in their dynamic Online editions Today!

ONLINE access to BOTH Magazines is a snap! Use your member login at and to surround yourself with the green machine, its heroes, deeds and issues of the times! Stay connected, keep current on the latest happenings impacting Marines, and expand your sense of esprit with an adventurous ONLINE patrol! Log in to get to your objective rally point TODAY!

Leatherneck revels in Marine Corps exploits throughout the April edition with a rich selection of articles for history buffs.

  • MGySgt Ron Keene's monthly War on Terror feature leads with a close look at Marine Combat Engineers helping build infrastructure in Afghanistan to help secure a promising future.
  • Marine history articles examine the story of Marines serving in the Civil War ironclad navy in action at Hampton Roads, looks at the deployment of Marines in Vietnam in Operation Shufly, 50 years ago and another tells the story of Marine legend and Navy Cross recipient, Colonel John Ripley and his heroic actions at the Bridge during the Eastertide NVA Offensive in Vietnam 40 years ago.
  • A pair of "Posts of the Corps" pieces features the new location of Marine Armor training in Georgia and another, showcases The Basic School's Instructor Battalion and how their enlisted instructors shape tomorrow's leaders.

Marine Corps Gazette explores a range of significant and interesting operational, leadership, training and morale issues affecting Marines today and focuses extensively on Marines using advanced technology!

  • In the technical arena, Gazette presents articles on using the iPod Touch, cyberspace operations and a pair of articles looking respectively at surveillance and information technology and how to employ it.
  • Examining the realm of operations, the April edition has articles on conducting Civil-Military Operations (CMO) in the midst of still active combat operations, employing aviation fires during amphibious operations, unified military communications in operational planning and more.
  • Additional articles on individual and unit combat conditioning, an article advocating returning to the basics in machinegunnery training and employment and a pair of articles addressing problems with the Marine Corps awards process stir some controversy in the April Gazette.

As ever, we invite you to explore more than just the online magazines.  Visit Leatherneck's and Marine Corps Gazette's freshly updated websites, both of which present a refreshing variety of regular and special features Marines will enjoy and find useful. Read every edition of both magazines in the archives, keep abreast of breaking news about Marines, view video interviews with famous Marines, authors and leaders and weigh in with your opinion in the ongoing debates on significant issues at both magazine's blog sites. Click on the websites to get started: and

Regards and Semper Fidelis to all of our members from The Professional Association for ALL Marines,

Col Walt Ford USMC (Ret)
Marine Corps Association
Publisher & Editor

Col John Keenan USMC (Ret)
Marine Corps Association
Marine Corps Gazette

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