The change has raised concern about the long-term loss of critical capabilities of Marine infantry units.
Toys for Tots – Marines bringing Christmas cheerOff Duty
Toys for Tots is a charity closely associated with the United States Marine Corps. Its history shows some of the Marines’ best qualities.
Operation Union 1 and 2 – Marines fighting behind French lines in WWIIHistory
The OSS recruited an elite group of Marines to infiltrate France in World War II and establish resistance networks.
Female Marines now have more options as hair regulations are relaxedOn Duty
“These changes are indicative of our disciplined approach to uniformity without sacrificing the health and safety of our female Marines,” the Corps said.
The Marine Corps is facing a crisis that will shape its future identityMilitary Affairs
Military leaders and experts disagree about the future of the Marine Corps, as the branch faces an identity crisis.
Mixed-gender Marine Corps Boot Camp units reveal surprising findingsOn Duty
The Marine Corps was the last service to gender-integrate Boot Camp for recruits, with female Marine recruits finally taking training at San Diego, which had always been a male-only recruit training station. Despite many objections to this new policy, the results point to some encouraging news for the success of the program. One of the […]
Why the Marines chose an LPVO (it makes sense)Gear
The Marine Corps prides itself on being a Corps of riflemen. A big part of Marine Corps culture involves the rifle. “Every Marine is a rifleman” defines the Marine Corps, and as such, every Marine must be rifle qualified. Rifle qualification holds a lot of weight in the Marine Corps and affects everything from social […]
Flag Day and history made in Iwo JimaHistory
Flag Day is an annual holiday celebrated on June 14. Established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 to celebrate the centenary of the creation of the American flag, Flag Day is usually celebrated with parades and festivities across the country. But for the troops, Flag Day, and particularly the American flag, has a stronger meaning. […]
The Infantry Automatic Rifle is nothing newGear
I learned a lot of things in the Marine Corps. One thing I learned is that cheating and bending the rules are two different things. Conducting a platoon vs. platoon field op? Well, is it cheating if I go to the headquarters’ tent to ask Gunny for a water jug and snap a photo of […]
Marine F-35s fly 5,000 miles, join new UK aircraft carrierOn Duty
Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35 jets flew more than 5,000 miles to join their British counterparts as the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier prepares for its first worldwide deployment. The F-35B fighter jets from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, the “Wake Island Avengers,” flew from their home base in Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, […]