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Col Charles Waterhouse's daughter has written a book which tells the story of her father's Marine Corps service and his mission to paint all the Marine and Navy Corpmen Medal of Honor recipients. Watch her interview about how she honors his historic artwork.

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Today in #corpshistory: 1944 - Company B, 1st Tank Bn. spearheaded the assault against Japanese positions on Arawe Peninsula, New Britain.

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#MotivationMonday

My uncle Mickey Denigan was one of the chosin few. He was a 19 year old Irish Bruiser. He carried a dying buddy wrapped around his neck for three days while running thru enemy fire. This was done with a bullet between his eyes, and frostbitten feet. He would not put his buddy down. The bullet remained in Mickeys head for the rest of his life, eventually causing blindness. He lost some toes to frostbite. Mickey received a bronze star and two purple hearts. Mickey died a couple of years ago. My Dad loved his big brother Mickey. Mickey was his hero, although my Dad himself was a hero and a brilliant aeronautical, aerospace engineer who contributed greatly to our country and world. My son is another hero, cut from the same cloth as these two great men. I wish our world had more men like these remarkable men of the chosin few. They are what greatness means. Examples of unthinkable courage and perseverance.

“I know, I know. We should not check wind direction with Marine snipers in the area!” #LeatherneckLaffs… https://t.co/yAv3wzEawA

“I know, I know. We should not check wind direction with Marine snipers in the area!” #LeatherneckLaffs http://bit.ly/2jkKiOe

One Marine was killed, another injured, while conducting training aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, yesterday.

"We send our prayers and condolences to the families of the Marines killed and injured. Our first priority is to support them...

I was at San Diego boot camp July. 1964 yellow foot prints were ther then haha never forget that day.staf sgt wheeler yelling .i thought what did I get myself into now haha.

#corpshistory: 1943 - The 2dMarDiv launched a westward coastal attack at Guadalcanal. https://t.co/MeI8rSGvHk

Today in #corpshistory: 1943 - The 2dMarDiv launched a westward coastal attack at Guadalcanal.

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Gen Mattis passed the waiver to bypass federal law which states that the head of the Pentagon needs to be retired from the military for at least 7 years yesterday to serve as Secretary of Defense.

#corpshistory: 1991 - The 5th MEB embarked and arrived in the North Arabian Sea in support of Desert Shield. https://t.co/TaSeI5BRr3

A Marine's best friend. #TBT

Today in #corpshistory: 1991 - The 5th MEB embarked and arrived in the North Arabian Sea in support of Desert Shield.

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Still a debate? The Next SecDef will put this to rest. I hope.
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Here are ten things you need to know about the updated fitness standards: https://t.co/DfXdHLQhRW. https://t.co/JIih3zzWgP

Here are ten things you need to know about the updated fitness standards: http://bit.ly/2jDXodn.

“I want a gift for our Drill Instructor. Got any good mouthwash?” #LeatherneckLaffs https://t.co/wJ70O7RVPn https://t.co/NsBYsJ0Rif

"Some Marines and officers hear about Marine Security Guards (MSG) and think that the program sounds “cool” others hear MSG and imagine Marines spending their time at cocktail parties in embassies abroad." Read up on the reality of the Marine Security Guard program in this month's Gazette:...

Here's a useful resource to help you plan all the important milestones in your Marine Corps career.… https://t.co/vkSmkG0FpL

You obviously missed the point. I didn't say 120 pounds wasn't a standard load, I said it makes people ineffective and maybe there are better ways to operate. But the main issue isn't the weight, it's the misogynist attitude that no woman could possibly do what you do. Some can and will, once you've stopped standing in their way. They're not asking for "lower standards", they're pointing out that they should have the same chance to prove themselves that any "Joe Smoe" does. If it's really about standards, then ability should determine someone's job, not gender. If that concept is "whining", then your comment about the "downfall of our elite Corps infantrymen" is a downright tantrum.