Marines

The city of An-Najaf, Iraq, is a provincial and market center located on the western branch of the Euphrates River approximately 100 miles south of Baghdad. An important center of Islamic scholarship and theology, its prewar population of more than 550,000 is periodically swollen by an influx of...
A bronze plaque honoring Joe Rosenthal, the Associated Press photographer of “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima,” was dedicated at Semper Fidelis Memorial Park on the grounds of the Marine Corps Heritage Center in Triangle, Va., on Oct. 9, 2013. 
 The Joe Rosenthal San Francisco Chapter of the USMC...
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Planning and Preparations
 After the November 1943 assault on Tarawa and Makin in the Gilbert Islands, the next logical step toward the goal of running a string of mutually supporting airfields across the central Pacific was the Marshall Islands, where ready-made airfields awaited. In addition to a...
Marines Run With Dakota Meyer 
To Twin Towers Site 
 Medal of Honor Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyer led Marines based in the Greater New York City area on a run from Brook­lyn to where the World Trade Center towers once stood during the annual Stephen Siller Tun­nel to Towers run on Sept. 29.
 Meyer...
Headnote It is time for the 'China Hands' program
The subject of irregular war- fare (IW) has recently gained the attention of the Marine Corps. Out-of-thc-box thinking active duty and retired Ma- rines have recognized that the Corps will continue to be engaged in some form of IW in future engagement, whether in low-intensity conflict or...
Headnote * CASA BLANCA, MOROCCO Fists flew and kicks followed through on the flight deck of Royal Netherlands Navy landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam (L800), anchored off Casa Blanca, Morocco. Marines with Africa Partnership Station 13 met with Spanish Marines, Aug. 4, in the spirit of...
* Lance Corporal Samuel Ellis, Public Affairs Office, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., reports that Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Marines from Norfolk, Va., completed a three-day training exercise at MCB Quantico on Sept. 6, which prepared them to go into a qualification exercise before...
* Sixteen years after the last U.S. Marine left U.S. Embassy Freetown during Sierra Leone's brutal decade-long civil war, six Marines are now on duly at Embassy Freetown. On the morning of Aug. 5, Ambassador Michael S. Owen officially activated the U.S. Marine security guard (MSG) program at the...

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