Marine Corps Rolls Out a New Education Plan to Get Marines Ready for Combat Faster

The Marine Corps has rolled out a sweeping plan to change the way it trains and educates Marines with the goal of getting them ready…


‘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…


Marine Corps plan calls for some future Marines to skip boot camp

We Make Marines,” proclaims a banner at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, summarizing the service’s ethos that recruits have to prove they…


COVID-19 Outbreak Slows Marine Officer Training at Quantico

An outbreak of COVID-19 has slowed training at the Marine Corps’ Officer Candidates School, or OCS, in Quantico, Virginia, the branch confirmed in a press…


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…


Lawmakers push to keep Marine Corps Recruit Depot open in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – California’s two senators and Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, Wednesday introduced legislation to prohibit the closure of Marine Corps Recruit Depot…


An Unlikely Hero

Only 12 survivors were pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center after the towers fell on Sept. 11, despite intense rescue efforts. Two…


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…


Marine Corps Lets Fully Vaccinated Marines Stop Wearing Masks

The Marine Corps announced on Friday that Marines who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear a mask indoors or outside. The…


Marine Commandant Wants ‘Honest, Open Critique’ of Afghanistan Withdrawal

Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps, thinks the U.S. military should thoroughly examine the decisions it made in the withdrawal from Afghanistan. “While…


The Last Battle for Iwo Jima Legend Woody Williams, Only Surviving WWII Medal of Honor Recipient

Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams of Quiet Dell, West Virginia, became a Marine legend on Iwo Jima with a 70-pound M2 flamethrower strapped to his back….


How Will Afghanistan Live on in Marine Corps Lore?

Belleau Wood. Guadalcanal. Inchon. These battles are largely the stuff of history books for the public, all part of greater wars and grander strategies that…


Marine Raider to Receive Navy Cross for Hours-Long Firefight Against ISIS

A Marine Raider will be awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism during a firefight that lasted more than five hours following an Islamic State…


Retired Marine Whose Troops Planted US Flag on Iwo Jima Dies

SAN DIEGO — Dave Severance, a retired U.S. Marine colonel whose troops were the first to plant an American flag over the Japanese island of Iwo…


Marine Gets Medal for Thwarting Knife Attack on Motel Receptionist

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — A Hawaii-based Marine Corps lance corporal has been given the service’s highest award for noncombat heroism for protecting a woman from…


Marine Vanguard Lands in Kabul as US Speeds Up Evacuations

WASHINGTON — The first forces of a Marine battalion arrived in Kabul on Friday to stand guard as the U.S. speeds up evacuation flights for…


‘They Are Coming’: US Diplomats Await Flights Out of Kabul as the Taliban Advance and Fear Spreads in the Capital

KABUL, Afghanistan — Diplomats waiting to fly out of Kabul on Sunday morning spent their last hours at work burning anything of strategic or propaganda…


Afghan Vet: ‘What Have We Ended Up With at the End of It?’

Images of the World Trade Center towers collapsing in New York were still fresh in the minds of the first American troops arriving in Afghanistan,…


‘Was It Worth It? Yes. Does It Still Hurt? Yes.’ Marine Leaders Reassure Troops on Afghanistan

The commandant of the Marine Corps and the branch’s most senior enlisted leader are telling Marines that their fight and sacrifices in Afghanistan were worth…


Military Spouses Get Exclusive Help to Start and Run Their Businesses

Did you know that military spouses can get valuable benefits from the Small Business Administration?From free training programs and counseling to exclusive access to cash…


Shipping Container Falls from Marine Corps Helicopter into Ocean off Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Marine Corps is investigating what caused a steel shipping container to fall from a heavy-lift helicopter into the sea Tuesday…


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…