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Watch the Commandant’s 245th Marine Corps birthday message

It is time once again for the Commandant’s Birthday message. It is the time when we look back at 245 years of faithful service. Marines have fought in every clime and place where we could take a gun. As a result, we have endeared our place in American history. As well as the history of …

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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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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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Valor Games Southwest showcase adaptive veterans

The 6th annual Valor Games Southwest took place Sept. 23-26 in San Antonio.  The Valor Games are an introductory, Paralympic-style event that allow Warrior Transition units and adaptive athlete veterans to compete in several types of events.  This year’s VGSW events included archery, rowing, power lifting, table tennis, cycling, power soccer, Boccia, and air guns. …

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US Marine Corps Weapons Upgrade Is Happening ASAP!

The Marine Corps is surely about to be extremely happy as the Army chief of staff announced sweeping modernization of its arsenal.  The Marine Corps is happy because that means they’ll be getting “new” gear! Bottomline: The US Marine Corps Weapons Upgrade Is Happening ASAP! The announcement promised that the modernization initiative would include everything from …

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7 Vehicles That Could Replace the Marine Corps’ V-22 Osprey

The MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft has been having a bad time lately.  After a series of high-profile crashes, including one last week in Okinawa, the ubiquitous Marine Corps helicopter replacement vehicle is in deep trouble.  Add to that maintenance issues and the fact that all Marines hate them, these Osprey aircraft might be due for …

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Marine Corps Osprey Crashes Off Coast of Okinawa

An MV-22B Osprey crashed off of Okinawa, Japan on Tuesday, for unknown reasons.  All five crew members were rescued by the Air Force’s 33rd Rescue Squadron, based at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. The crash is the latest in a series of Marine Corps aviation accidents, including a crash off the coast of Oahu in October …

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Robert Kelly Was An Exceptional Marine and Leader

Robert Michael Kelly, son of the man who was just selected to be President-Elect Donald Trump’s first Secretary of Homeland Security, was first an enlisted Marine, just like his father. He served two tours in Iraq before commissioning an becoming a 2nd Lieutenant in the infantry and deploying to Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan with …

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Trump’s Cabinet of Generals is Actually a Great Idea

Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, is an excellent choice to round out the President-Elect’s cabinet.  With over 40 years as a Marine, including leading the drug cartel and border-focused Southern Command, he’ll bring experience and good judgment to a position which oversees dozens …

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