Checklist for Marine Corps Boot Camp

Preparing for Marine Corps boot camp is a crucial step towards success and a smooth transition into the rigorous training environment. Here’s an extensive checklist…


Recipe: Combat-Ready Chili Mac

Combat-Ready Chili Mac Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1 onion (chopped) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans (drained and rinsed) 1…


A Week on Mount Motherfucker in Marine Corps Boot Camp

Hey Mom, So, I made it through that crazy week humping Mount Motherfucker! Yeah, you heard it right and excuse the language. This was nothing…


Unveiling the Forgotten Heroes: The United States Marine Corps’ Role in the Civil War

The echoes of the American Civil War still reverberate through history, a period marked by profound division and strife. Amidst the tumultuous clashes between the…


John Basilone: The Indomitable Marine Hero

John Basilone: The Indomitable Marine Hero – From Machine Gun John to Iwo Jima Sacrifice In the annals of military history, there are names that…


‘Freedom Is a Fight’: Marine Vet (and His Dog) Get Set for a Final Showdown

Keanu Reeves returns as the iconic Marine turned assassin in “John Wick: Chapter 4,” the latest movie in the saga of a man who takes…


From Boots to Business Suits – Tips for Successfully Transitioning from the Military to Civilian Careers

Alright, Marines, buckle up for some transition advice that’s as tough as a boot camp drill instructor, but hopefully a little less painful. As a…


5 Little-Known Facts About R. Lee Ermey, the Military’s Favorite Gunny

Most people know R. Lee Ermey from his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.” And if you somehow joined the…


Belleau Wood

Belleau Wood, 6 – 26 June 1918. Early in June of 1918, the 2nd U.S. Division was rushed into the line to plug a gap…


Getting out of the Marine Corps

Getting out of the Marine Corps has been as much of a curse as it has been a gift. After 4 years, life in the…


US Troops Go to Court Seeking Vaccine Exemption for Those Who’ve Had COVID-19

Two U.S. service members who have recovered from COVID-19 are asking a federal judge to put an immediate stop to the Defense Department’s mandatory COVID-19…


Space Force Guardians to Grow 10% with Influx of Soldier, Sailor and Marine Transfers

The Space Force on Thursday announced 670 active-duty soldiers, sailors and Marines have been selected to transfer into the military’s newest branch in 2022.  This…


Marine Recruit Dies at Parris Island — the Second Death in 3 Months

Editor’s Note: After this article was published the Marine Corps released the name of the recruit who died. He was Pvt. Anthony Munoz of Lawrence, Mass. The…


Fallen Corpsman Posthumously Promoted by Navy, Will Be Honored by Hometown

Navy Hospital Corpsman Maxton “Max” Soviak, the sailor killed in a suicide bombing at Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan last month, will be posthumously honored…


The Marines Ditch Crunches, Go to Planks for Their Annual Fitness Test

The Marine Corps has announced it will be phasing out crunches as part of its annual physical fitness test as part of a larger overhaul…


In an Image Mocking the Marines, the Taliban Shows Off New Propaganda Savvy

Since taking control of Afghanistan, the Taliban> has been eager to release pictures of its fighters equipped with modern weapons and tactical uniforms. One image…


Gold Star father Jim Moriarty to become honorary Green Beret

Gold Star father Jim Moriarty has been nominated to become an honorary Green Beret this November. A lawyer by trade, Mr. Moriarty will join the…


With The Old Breed

The HBO Series The Pacific, based on E. B. Sledge’s book With The Old Breed, was very educational and I enjoyed the stories and lessons….


Essays on War: Mattis

by Stan Coerr November 28, 2016 America knows General James Mattis as a character, Mad Dog Mattis, fount of funny quotes and Chuck Norris-caliber memes….


General Mattis Quotes

“You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.” “You cannot allow any of your…


Parris Island: Making Marines for 100 years

A special report on the past and present of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on its 100th anniversary. Read more here: https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/bg-military/article39395994.html#storylink=cpy


Kentucky Marine

Kentucky Marine – Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC by David J. Bettez, Winner, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Colonel Joseph…


Brief History of MCRD San Diego, 1914-1962

By Elmore A. Champie The Marine Corps Base at San Diego is surrounded by evidences of the Spanish heritage of southern California. Among the more…


Take a Virtual Tour of the Marine Corps Museum

Welcome to the National Museum of the Marine Corps Virtual Experience! This rich, interactive virtual environment will serve as the gateway for Marines and visitors…


Navy SEALs: Pressure on standards?

San Diego Union-Tribune Online, Sept. 27 | Jeanette Steele As SEAL leader recommends opening to women, former SEALs discuss issues facing elite branch In the…


Compass and a Camera, A Year in Vietnam

With a compass to direct him in his job as a forward observer and a personal camera to document his experiences and keep him connected…


The Making of a Navy SEAL by Brandon Webb

The Making of a Navy SEAL: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best Hardcover – August 25, 2015 by Brandon Webb…


The Navy SEAL Art of War

Successful military leaders who transition into business like gangbusters, have a wealth of knowledge to pass on to the aspiring and even experienced business leader….


Burial At Sea

by Lt Col George Goodson, USMC (Ret) In my 76th year, the events of my life appear to me, from time to time, as a…


Drone flight over the Marine Corps Museum


Cpl. Kyle Carpenter relives his journey

Cpl. Kyle Carpenter relives his journey to the Medal of Honor through letters to his mother. From recruit training to a phone call from the…


Ride The Thunder Movie

By Tami Jackson – jackson.tamara@comcast.net RICHARD BOTKIN SERVED ACTIVE IN THE MARINES FROM 1980 – 1983, THEN 12 YEARS IN THE RESERVES. BOTKIN IS A…


Map of the Vietnam War

THIS IS A FULL Collection of 4 pages of FIRE BASES, AIR FORCE BASES, Naval and Medical, BROWN WATER Naval, and any and all bases…


Where Do You Live?

By: Ed Creamer I find there are times when doors open and memories sit beside me. Now that may sound like a strange statement to…


D-Day through the eyes of an 11 year old

Project Vigil:Stanley Stockins On June 6th, 2014, my 11 year old son wanted to say thank you to the soldiers who fought and died on…


The History of HMM-163’s “Evil Eyes”

By Norm Urban HMM-163, to my knowledge, is, and has been, the ONLY U.S. Marine helicopter squadron that has distinguished itself for almost 40 years,…