Roxanne Estrada-Baker

Roxanne Estrada-Baker is a staff writer and media coordinator for the Marine Corps Association & Foundation and is a monthly contributor to Leatherneck magazine and the Marine Corps Gazette.  She is an experienced multimedia journalist and digital marketing expert with thousands of published works spanning print, online, and broadcast. 

 

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The Battle of Bannockburn is the story of the Scottish underdog victory against an invasion by the formidable English army. The battle is hailed as a source of Scottish independence and patriotism. The Scots’ cries of “Lay on! Lay on! They fail!” rallied more men to join the fight and now is...
Last year’s air show at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., once again ranked as the largest military air show in the nation. “A Salute to Veterans and Their Families” was a mammoth undertaking. The show’s 300 participants used 150,000 gallons of fuel to wow the 450,000 spectators who came to...
I t was early Saturday just before 0100 on 1 February 2014 when a night out turned deadly for two Marines from II MEF. Octavius Thompson, 21, was intoxicated and driving a car with passenger David Moore, Jr., 21, near Jacksonville, NC, when he ran a stop sign, lost control of the vehicle, and...
Sergeant Jason Pacheco gritted his teeth as he pushed up the Goliath hill. His 80-pound pack weighed him down. It was the last push of the 20-kilometers to complete the course, and the instructors were counting down the seconds remaining. “Put your face in the dirt!” another Marine yelled. Pacheco...
T he U.S. Marines and the U.S Navy have a long-standing history of partnering in naval surface fire support (NSFS) development and tactics. Although the U.S. Navy has since retired battleships and outdated surface shooters, there is an ever-present need for strengthening naval fire support. The...
Some serve their country by enlisting or receiving a commission in the Armed Forces. Others are called instead to support America’s military personnel. For Matt Walsh, his calling was to sponsor and encourage bold Marines. Walsh first became a member of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation...
The Battle of Chickamauga was the second most deadly conflict of the Civil War, preceded only by the Battle of Gettysburg. There were more than 34,000 casualties and losses. It was also the Union’s most significant defeat of the war. The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park stretches...
The ability to lead is synonymous with being a Marine. The discipline, initiative and decisiveness expected of Marines in every grade and specialty defines the character of the Marine Corps and sets it apart. To recognize the best examples of leadership in the Corps today, the Marine Corps and the...
Staff Sergeant Jeremy L. Lake faces a new kind of battle. It’s uncharted territory for the infantry Marine with five deployments under his belt. But after Lake was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he needed to refocus his mission on recovery...
The legendary battle names of Normandy, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa stand out as the most influential amphibious landings in history. These invasions are known for ferocity, massive scale, and importance. But one of the earlier seaward assaults of World War II was Operation Shingle—the Battle of Anzio in...

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