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Unlocking Hidden Discounts: A Marine’s Guide to Exclusive Benefits

Hey Marines and Marine Corps Veterans, When it comes to shopping, you might be surprised by the number of retailers offering military discounts. Stores like…

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Iwakuni MABS-12 Guard Duty 1982

Back in 1982, I was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan, assigned to H&MS-12 Group Supply ADP. Marines sometimes get pulled…

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VMA-242 BATS

It was late 1982 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan when the VMA(AW)-242 BATS Intruder Squadron rolled in for another tour. As soon…

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The Role of a Marine Sniper

The role of a Marine sniper is one of the most demanding and prestigious within the United States Marine Corps. Marine snipers are elite marksmen,…

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MCAS Iwakuni

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, or MCAS Iwakuni, is a prominent United States Marine Corps air station located in Iwakuni, Japan. The station has a…

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The Warriors Movie Script

The first time I saw “The Warriors (1979)” by Walter Hill, it was 1982 and I was in the Marine Corps stationed in Iwakuni Japan…

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Revolutionary War Marines

In the annals of history, the American Revolutionary War stands as a testament to the valor and fortitude of those who fought for the birth…

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The Battle of Tripoli

The Battle of Tripoli: A Blend of American Marines and European Mercenaries The Battle of Tripoli, also known as the Battle of Derna, stands as…

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Battle of the Sidearms

The United States Marine Corps has a rich history of sidearms, and over the years, it has issued a variety of pistols to its personnel….

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Marine Platoon vs Roman Legion – Who Would Win?

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29 Palms: The Desert Oasis of Misery and Memories

Nestled in the unforgiving heart of the California Mojave Desert, the Marine Corps Base “29 Palms” is a place that many Marines remember with a…

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Cybersecurity Checklist for Seniors

In today’s digital age, seniors aged 55 and up are increasingly connected to the online world. While the internet offers a wealth of information and…

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Embracing The Suck

The life of a Marine is undoubtedly one filled with challenges, adversity, and moments of discomfort. Yet, amidst the rigors of training and deployments, there’s…

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Facing the Burn: Marine Boot Camp’s Gas Chamber Ritual

Experiencing the gas chamber is a unique and unforgettable part of Marine Corps boot camp. This exercise is designed to prepare recruits for potential chemical…

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History of the M-16 Rifle

The M-16, an iconic and versatile military rifle, has played a pivotal role in shaping modern warfare. Its history is a tale of innovation, controversy,…

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Remembering PFC Dan Bullock: The Youngest Serviceman to Die in Vietnam

The Vietnam War, a conflict that spanned nearly two decades, left an indelible mark on American history. Among the countless stories of bravery and sacrifice,…

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R&R in Subic Bay, Philippines

Between 1960 and 1992, Subic Bay in the Philippines played host to a significant U.S. Marine Corps presence as part of the broader American military…

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The Legendary Tale of the First Marine Corps Flying Ace

In the annals of military aviation history, there are heroes whose valor and skill transcended the skies. Among these legendary figures, one name shines brightly…

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The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)

In the high-stakes world of military combat, the ability to engage the enemy effectively, even at the closest quarters, is a matter of life and…

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The Role and Skills of Marine Corps Recruiters

Marine Corps recruiters play a vital role in shaping the future of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Their mission is to find and enlist…

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Why Are Members of the Military Mostly Republicans?

The relationship between the U.S. military and the Republican Party has been a topic of interest for political analysts and researchers for many years. It’s…

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Marine Corps Boot Camp vs. Navy SEALs BUD/S Training

Military training programs are renowned for their rigor and intensity, designed to transform recruits into highly disciplined and capable service members. Two of the most…

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MCRD Parris Island

Parris Island, located near Beaufort, South Carolina, has a rich history that spans centuries. It is famously known as the primary training facility for the…

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Dichotomy of Leadership

A Roadmap to Effective Leadership – “Dichotomy of Leadership” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin “Dichotomy of Leadership” is a compelling and instructive exploration of…

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Captain Jeremiah Denton Blinked “Torture”

The Vietnam War was a crucible that tested the mettle of countless individuals, revealing the depths of human resilience and courage. Among the brave souls…

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The Marine Corps Volkslauf Event

The United States Marine Corps is renowned for its commitment to discipline, endurance, and teamwork. Beyond their military duties, Marines often engage in events that…

Kyle Carpenter
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Resilience Unleashed: Marine Kyle Carpenter’s Inspiring Journey

In the rugged heartland of South Carolina, Kyle Carpenter’s story began to unfold. Born on October 17, 1989, in Jackson, he grew up with an…

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100 Reasons to Become a Marine

If you’re searching for a calling that transcends the ordinary, look no further than the United States Marine Corps. Joining the Marines isn’t just about…

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Navigating the ASVAB: Your Path to a Meaningful MOS in the Marine Corps

The journey to becoming a United States Marine is marked by a series of significant milestones, and one crucial step on this path is taking…

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Guardians of the Seas: Marines Aboard Naval Ships

The partnership between the United States Marine Corps and the Navy has a storied history, dating back to the inception of both branches. In times…

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Molding Warriors: The Inside Story of Marine Corps Drill Instructors

In the world of military training, one role stands out as both challenging and revered – the United States Marine Corps Drill Instructor (DI). These…

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Marine Military Academy: Harlingen, Texas

Nestled in the heart of Harlingen, Texas, stands an institution dedicated to molding young minds into disciplined leaders with a strong sense of character and…

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Freddy Fender: The Marine and the Musician

In the realm of iconic musical figures, Freddy Fender’s name stands tall. Born as Baldemar Huerta on June 4, 1937, in San Benito, Texas, Fender…

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Texans’ Centuries-Long Legacy of Military Service

When it comes to a deep and enduring commitment to defending their country, few states boast a legacy as rich and storied as Texas. Texans…

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The Story of Tun Tavern

In the turbulent years between 1775 and 1780, as the American colonies ignited in the flames of revolution, there stood a modest establishment in Philadelphia…

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Marines’ Heroic Stand at the Chosin Reservoir

The Korean War stands as a testament to the valor and resilience of those who served. Among the many harrowing episodes of this conflict, the…