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  • 09 Aug 2016 12:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Marine Corps acknowledged Thursday it had misidentified one of the six men in the iconic 1945 World War II photo of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima.

    Full video story click here

  • 09 Aug 2016 12:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    SgtMaj Anthony Apadaro, former MFR SgtMaj, passes the NCO sword to LtGen Rex McMillian, commander, MFR and MarForNorth during the Relief and Appointment cremony at MCSF New Orleans on 27 May 2016.  Spadaro, who has been selected to serve as the senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Pacific Command, passes on his duties to SgtMaj Patrick Kimble, former SgtMaj of 3dMAW.


  • 09 Aug 2016 12:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER, Calif. -- With the sun slowly climbing higher in the sky and waves of heat beginning to radiate off the rocky desert floor, a group of Marines step forward, ready to run toward their first objective.

    “Move forward!” yells the Marine leading from the front.

    They take off running, leaving a cloud of hot dust in their wake as they cut across the rocky terrain to split off into fire teams, and make their way up to the enemy’s position.

    As the dust dissipates, the Marines maintain a brisk pace through hot rocky desert terrain pushing forward toward the controlled chaos of artillery and machine gun fire. FULL STORY
  • 04 Jul 2016 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Marines with Company C, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion conducted water operations as part of their two-week annual training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 22, 2016.

    The company, based in Galveston, Texas, is conducting various operations in land and sea to prepare for their upcoming unit deployment program to Okinawa, Japan. Full story, click here.


  • 26 Jun 2016 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 4th Marine Aircraft Wing color guard team march on the colors at a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, April 29, 2016. Maj. Gen. William T. Collins relinquished command of 4th MAW to Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James, the previous assistant wing commander of 4th MAW.
    MIRAMAR, Calif. --

    Maj. Gen. William T. Collins relinquished command of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, to Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, April 29, 2016.

    As the Reserve aircraft wing of the Marine Corps, 4th MAW conducts air operations in support of the Fleet Marine Forces to include anti-air warfare, offensive air support, assault support... For the story and photos, click here.
  • 16 Apr 2016 9:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The number of active-duty personnel who died by suicide in 2015 declined slightly from 2014, but the reserve component, including the National Guard, saw a 23 percent increase, according to Pentagon data released Friday.

    The Defense Department's fourth-quarter suicide report for 2015 said 266 active-duty service members committed suicide in 2015, down from 273 in 2014.

    The number of Reserve component members who died by suicide — including those from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps reserves as well as Air and Army National Guard troops — rose to 209 from a four-year low of 170 in 2014. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

  • 16 Apr 2016 9:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled Tuesday his proposal to update a landmark 30-year-old law that reorganized the Pentagon and set the chain of command it still follows today.

    Under Carter’s proposals, the role of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff would be clarified, the number of four-star generals would be whittled down and service chiefs would have a greater role in the acquisition process, among other changes.

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY
  • 09 Apr 2016 7:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley cautioned Thursday that although there is progress in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. is not winning yet. 

    "There is progress. But progress is not yet winning. No one should think this is over. It is not. There's a lot of work to be done," he said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. 

    "The caliphate has to be destroyed. ISIS has to be destroyed. And they've also chosen to displace some of their forces in Libya and elsewhere, and they've counterattacked into Europe. This is a tough fight, and it's by no means over yet, and no one should be dancing in the end zone yet. There's a long way to go here," he continued. 

    Still, Milley said "things are moving in the right direction" -- a change from when he visited Iraq last September. 

    "The enemy had strategic momentum," he said. 

    Read the whole story here.

  • 03 Apr 2016 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Navy will christen its newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), Saturday, April 2, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

    The ship will be christened by the ship sponsor, Georgeanne McRaven. The Honorable Sean Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition will deliver the principal address.

    "The christening of the future USS Ralph Johnson represents yet another example of how our Navy's partnership with the highly-skilled shipbuilders of our nation continues to help us grow our fleet," said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. "Because of the hard work of these men and women, the name Ralph Johnson, and the heroism this name embodies, will live on for years to come in the steel of this great warship and the deeds of the sailors and Marines who sail aboard her."

    The future Ralph Johnson is the 64th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The ship will commission in 2017 and will be homeported in Everett, Washington.

    The ship is named for
    Marine Pfc. Ralph Henry Johnson, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War. Johnson used his body to shield two fellow Marines from a grenade, absorbing the blast and dying instantly in March 1968.

    Destroyers are warships capable of operating independently, or as part of carrier strike groups, surface action groups, amphibious ready groups, and underway replenishment groups. The DDG 51 class provides outstanding combat capability and survivability characteristics while minimizing procurement and lifetime support costs, due to the program's maturity. DDG 114 and follow on Arleigh Burke destroyers are being built with Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) capability.

     

  • 02 Apr 2016 10:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Joe Lisi, left, and Angelo Ciotta, who was honored on Tuesday by fellow Marines at Manducatis, an Italian restaurant in Queens.  FULL STORY CLICK HERE 

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