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On Target

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    4 Ways to Improve Your Move

    It’s moving season and Uncle Sam’s got your back. Fred Hyden, the section lead for Personal Property and Passenger Transportation, oversees and writes policy for the Defense Personal Property Program, or as we may know  [Read more...]

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    5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About The Medal Of Honor

    “Conspicuous gallantry…selfless bravery…undaunted courage…unwavering devotion…above and beyond the call of duty” — These are common phrases found throughout the Medal of Honor citations for Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Cpl. Jason Dunham and other Marine recipients  [Read more...]

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    5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Our New SMMC

    Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green relieved Sgt. Maj. Micheal Barrett as the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Feb. 20, 2015. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. chose Sgt. Maj.  [Read more...]

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    5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About the Unit Energy Manager Program

    Fulfilling the Commandant’s Vision.  The Commandant’s vision in the Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Strategy stated that “tenants and supported commands [will] identify an Energy Manager or representative at the individual unit or tenant level to  [Read more...]

Corps Connections

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    My Steps for Bataan

    A few weeks ago, I edited a commentary written by Navy Cross recipient Sgt. Maj. Justin Lehew, sergeant major of Training and Education Command at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The story was about his  [Read more...]

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    Thunder Struck: Riding for a Cause

    For the last 27 years, the streets of D.C. have erupted with the roar of countless engines as the city is flooded with motorcyclists on Memorial Day weekend. The hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists travel  [Read more...]

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    Every Day is Memorial Day: A Gold Star Mom’s Story

      Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder, an electronic equipment repair specialist who volunteered to fill the role of a gunner with Combat Logistics Battalion 7, was killed in action in Al Asad, Iraq, March 3,  [Read more...]

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    A Decade Later, a Marine’s Selfless Actions Live On

    On the anniversary of his death, a look at what has kept alive the legacy of Cpl. Jason L. Dunham.   A little more than 10 years ago, Cpl. Jason L. Dunham was just one  [Read more...]

Marines Uncovered

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    My Steps for Bataan

    A few weeks ago, I edited a commentary written by Navy Cross recipient Sgt. Maj. Justin Lehew, sergeant major of Training and Education Command at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The story was about his  [Read more...]

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    Lessons from the First Sergeant

    1st Sgt. Frank O. Robinson, Company A 1st sergeant, Headquarters Battalion, took the responsibility of A Co., January, 2015. He has served nearly 20 years in the Marine Corps and hopes to continue to be  [Read more...]

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    How I Got Here: Master Gunnery Sgt. King

    Early in her career, Master Gunnery Sergeant Avril (Michelle) King felt she had to prove herself every time she entered a new work environment because she was a female Marine. Undaunted, King strived to constantly  [Read more...]

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    First In, Last Out: A Corpsman’s Story

    A day that many remember and few will ever forget – the day four planes were hijacked and America was attacked. It was a day that would change the lives of thousands of Americans, on  [Read more...]

Continuing Operations