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Corps Connections

  • The Passing of a Great: Gen. Carl Epting Mundy Jr.

    In Marine Corps history, only 34 Marines have had the distinct honor of leading America’s finest from the front as commandant of the Marine Corps. On April 2, 2014, one of these great men, retired  [Read more...]

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    The Real “Walking Dead”

    Aulton Kohn was 18 years old when he stepped off on a patrol that would change his life forever. In the blink of an eye Viet Cong ambushed his platoon, and he found himself fighting  [Read more...]

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    Marines Operate Robotic “Pack Mule”

    Watch “With The Gear” as Lance Cpl. Clayton Filipowicz gives us a firsthand look at the LS3. Infantrymen operated a four-legged robot designed to help carry fighting loads on the battlefield during testing Nov. 6  [Read more...]

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    Get Fit the Right Way: Killing Fat with Food

    I grew up with a mom who was personal trainer and fitness expert. In our house, “junk food” was a few pretzel sticks, and maybe if we were lucky, a few graham crackers. I envied  [Read more...]

Marines Uncovered

  • Remembering the Boston Bombing

    One year ago CWO3 Benjamin E. Barr took on the challenge of competing in the Boston Marathon. In his own words, he recounts the events of that tragic day and how it has affected him.   [Read more...]

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    Buns Upon a Time: A Look behind the Locks

    From the moment recruits arrive at Marine Corps boot camp, they learn that appearance is of utmost importance. For female recruits, this is especially important when it comes to their hair.  Contrary to what G.I.  [Read more...]

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    Infantry Marine’s Journey to Afghanistan

    Noncommissioned officers are often considered the backbone of the Marine Corps. One NCO, Sgt. Warren Sparks, currently has a crucial role as an infantry squad leader with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, in  [Read more...]

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    The Evolving Role of Women in the Corps

    Although the Marine Corps has proudly defended the United States since its founding in 1775, it wasn’t until 1918 that women first donned the uniform. Since that time, the role of female Marines has evolved  [Read more...]

On Target

  • Marine Corps releases Organizational Wear Guide app for smartphones

    The Marine Corps released the Organizational Wear Guide application for smart phones today. The app was designed to provide a simple guide for Marines on the proper use of field uniforms and gear. The guide  [Read more...]

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    The Reawakening | It is our legacy to protect or destroy

    Watch the Reawakening video. I was annoyed. I had to cut my workout short to beat traffic on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Dec. 11. On top of that, I was to make the hour-long drive to Joint  [Read more...]

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    2013 Year in Photos (December)

    Crop Circles Rescue in the Deep Blue Moment of Serenity Excuse Me, Sir Dawn of a New Day JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP |  OCT | NOV | Year in Photos Overview

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    2013 Year in Photos (January)

    Frozen Flags Chop Circles Push! Hangin’ Out with my Chute Out Hose Down FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP |  OCT | NOV | DEC | Year in Photos Overview