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The Commandant’s Gamble

If the hysteria over finding toilet paper was not enough, March 23 saw Marines taking to social media platforms and expressing outrage over an article published by the Marine Corps Times and Wall Street Journal. The article outlined the Marine Corps’ Commandant’s plan to eliminate Tank units as well as a major reduction of artillery …

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The Legacy of John Basilone

We have said it time and time again, they just don’t make ’em like they used to.  To pay respect to the heroes before us, Grunt Style has decided to highlight one legend a month with it’s “Legacy” series.  This month’s legacy goes to Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone. As it happens, Basilone was …

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Marine History 101: Beirut and Grenada

October 1983 is a significant month in the history of the United States Marine Corps. It tells a story of loss, victory, and brotherhood. It is a month whose story is written over the course of almost two years; not by one, or two, but five of the Corps’ infantry units. If you came into …

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Vietnam War Marine posthumously awarded Silver Star for fighting off ambush with a pistol

A young Marine lieutenant killed 51 years ago while holding off an enemy ambush was awarded a long overdue Silver Star for battlefield heroics at a ceremony held Tuesday. First Lt. Philip H. Sauer, a native of Coronado, California, was posthumously awarded the third highest U.S. valor award after sacrificing his life while holding off an enemy ambush with …

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Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient to be buried at Arlington

Vietnam-war era Medal of Honor recipient retired Marine Col. Wesley Fox will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, according to the Marine Corps. Fox had a storied Marine career that spanned 43 years with multiple tours of duty in Vietnam and the Korean War. He passed away at the age of 86 on Nov. 24, …

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Top Marine wants to lighten the weight carried by grunts

The top Marine is looking for ways to lighten the burden carried by grunts, while also making them more lethal by adding new tech, rockets and drones. Some of those initiatives to lighten infantry Marines’ loads might include new methods of powering equipment, rechargeable batteries or new ammunition that doesn’t have brass casings. “Weight is everything,” Gen. Robert B. …

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Corps unveils new cyber job field

The Marine Corps on Thursday approved the creation of a new cyber occupational field as the force continues to adapt to new emerging threats and an increasingly hostile information environment. Announced in MARADMIN 136/18, the new 1700 cyberspace field includes seven new jobs ranging from cyber weapons, development, and defensive and offensive cyber operators. Gen. Robert B. Neller, …

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No guaranteed ‘golden hour’ for Marines headed into the next big fight

A lifesaving Defense Department policy that whisks wounded troops off the battlefield to lifesaving care within the first hour of injury is a luxury Marines may not have headed into the next big fight. The policy is credited with a near 98 percent survival rate, Rear Adm. Colin G. Chinn, Joint Staff surgeon, told audience members at …

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Marines make changes to expedite valor awards process

The Corps will now require valor awards to be processed within ten days at each level of command, an effort by the Marines to speed up the often contentious and sensitive awards process. The changes, posted in MARADMIN 099/18, merely reflect guidance submitted by Secretary of Defense James Mattis in 2017. “The demands and sacrifices of military service on …

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California mountain to be named after Marine killed in Afghanistan

A California mountain will be named “Sky Point” in honor of a Marine killed in Afghanistan in 2012. Congressman Tom McClintock, R-Calif., announced that President Trump has signed legislation that names a mountain after Marine Staff Sgt. Sky Mote. The bill H.R. 381 designates a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest …

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