National Convention & call for nominations
This year's National Convention is coming up 8-11 September in Nashville, TN. This year we are also combining with "Marine Week" to offer a unique opportunity to all those that attend. This is a rare opportunity, so join us!
Spooked by obesity trends, the U.S. military is redefining its basic fitness standards
For the first time in 14 years, the military is rewriting its body composition standards and the methods used to determine whether troops are too fat to serve. Pentagon officials intend to publish a new policy later this year, a document expected to have sweeping effects on how the military defines and measures health and fitness. The review comes amid rising concern about obesity. Among civilians, it is shrinking the pool of qualified prospective recruits. And in the active-duty force, a rising number of overweight troops poses risks to readiness and health care costs." Full story click here.
Montford Point Marines honored with memorial
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina -- Montford Point, North Carolina. This was segregated training ground from 1942 to 1949 for the nation’s first African-American Marines. Now, a new memorial stands outside the gates of Camp Johnson to commemorate their historic achievements in the face of racial segregation. Click for full story.
On August 29, 2016, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will celebrate 100 years of dedicated service to the United States. During this centennial year, there will be nationwide publicity events that will recognize the significant contribution of all Reserve Marines who have proudly worn the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem.
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