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  • November 20, 2015

    Corps Leadership to Personally Test New Gear

    After years of wandering around training areas and foreign countries complaining aloud about what officer approved the cumbersome, impractical piece of equipment currently acting as the bane of your existence, the Corps has answered. Officers in charge of standards and approval requirements for new equipment, specifically body armor and personal gear will themselves be required to perform in said gear. [...]
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  • November 17, 2015

    Gen. Mattis Awards Marine Bronze Star

    Sgt. Joshua Acevedo spent 2010 fighting through heavy Taliban resistance in Hemland province, Afghanistan. Stationed at Patrol Base Hernandez in southern Hemland , Acevedo and his men were on the front line.The orders given to Acevedo and his Marines were to “create disturbance and prep the area for an eventual southern shift toward the Taliban-controlled city of Durzay.”Ten days after [...]
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  • November 11, 2015

    Fallen Marine Sgt. Honored at Warship Christening Ceremony

    November 15, 2004, while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Marine sergeant Rafael Peralta gave his life to protect his fellow Marines. Peralta, while engaged in close combat against insurgents in Fallujah during Operation Al Fajr saw a grenade thrown at his element and dove on top of it, saving the lives of his teammates. At [...]
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  • November 1, 2015

    Infantry to Adopt M4 as Standard Assault Rifle

    26 October, Marine Corps Base Quantico- Commandant General Robert Neller has approved a proposal to replace the M16A4 with the M4 carbine as the standard rifle issued to infantrymen and security forces. The Corps now has until September 2016 to phase out all M16A4s.Responsible for the proposal for the upgrade is Chris Woodburn, the deputy Maneuver Branch head for [...]
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  • October 28, 2015

    Corps to Preview Potential AMTRAC Replacement

    By the end of 2020 the Marine Corps will have a new chariot to deliver them to battle- after 43 years of service, the AMTRAC is being replaced. The Modern Day Marine Expo in late September has been chosen as the event where four of the five potential applicants will be displayed for the Corps to see; the [...]
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  • Marksmanship Symposium- Corps Dedicated to Improvement
    October 23, 2015

    Marksmanship Symposium- Corps Dedicated to Improvement

    According to MARADMINS 471/15, come October 19th, 2015, the Marine Corps’ foremost experts in weapons and marksmanship will meet at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia for a symposium on how to potentially improve an already efficient system. Running until the 22nd of October, those in attendance will work together in working groups with the aim of improving five main components [...]
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  • Corps Celebrates Parris Island Centennial
    October 22, 2015

    Corps Celebrates Parris Island Centennial

    On Friday October 16, 2015 Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island celebrated its 100th birthday with a flyover of Charlie and Oscar companies, made up of about 600 “Centennial Grads”. The new Marine Corps commandant, Gen. Robert Neller was also on hand to give a speech to these new Marines. This isn’t the first celebration put on by [...]
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  • Our calendar's off, we've already had two Memorial Days
    May 24, 2015

    Our calendar's off, we've already had two Memorial Days

    Memorial Day doesn't come around once a year. That only applies to the holiday, the long weekend, the traditional start of the summer vacation season.Memorial Day, the real Memorial Day, happens often. Too often, really.We have two Memorial Days already this month in Arizona.The first happened May 6 when Marine Lance Cpl. Jacob "Jake" Hug, [...]
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  • May 7, 2015

    Correction: Vietnam 40th-Last Marines Out Story

    By MARGIE MASON Associated Press HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — As the Marines scrambled to the roof of the U.S. Embassy, they locked a chain-link gate on every other floor to slow the throng of panicked Vietnamese civilians sure to come behind them. They knew if the crowd pushed through to the top, they could [...]
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