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Today In Marine Corps History: 2 March 1867

Jacob Zeilin, Colonel Commandant of the Marine Corps from 30 June 1864, was this date promoted to the rank of Brigadier General Commandant, the first time Congress authorized this rank for the Marine Corps. The statute, however, was repealed in June 1874 so that the rank of Commandant would again revert to colonel upon Zeilin’s […]

Marine Security Guards Become Crises Reaction Forces

My daughter is currently serving at her second posting as a member of this elite group. “In the wake of Benghazi, I think there’s an expectation that Marines and sailors will be there and respond within hours to a threat against our diplomatic corps, U.S. citizens or interests abroad.” — CMC Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, […]

Marine Corps Photos: Amphibious Insertion

A 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force Marine engages simulated hostile targets during an amphibious insertion for sustainment training in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Photo by Sgt Christopher Q. Stone.

Marine Corps Photos: Talking Guns

PFC Sebastian Rodriguez, machine gunner, Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, fires an M240 machine gun during a night squad-attack exercise. MRF-D Marines used machine gunners, snipers and rifleman to suppress a simulated squad-sized enemy attack. Photo by Sgt Sarah Fiocco.

Marine Corps Photos: In the Heat of the Night

Marines with Battery M, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division load an M777 lightweight 155mm Howitzer for firing during Exercise DESERT SCIMITAR aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. May 2, 2013. Exercise DESERT SCIMITAR was conducted to allow 1st Marine Division the opportunity to sustain their ability to plan and […]

Marine Corps Photos: All Aboard

26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Maritime Raid Force Marines climb aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat after conducting scout swimming exercises at sea, April 24, 2013. Eagle Resolve is an annual multilateral exercise designed to enhance regional cooperative defense efforts in the Gulf Cooperation Council nations and U.S. Central Command. The 26th MEU is deployed […]

Marine Corps Photos: Making the Call

Sgt Pancho A. Valladolid Jr. prepares to call in a 9-line casualty evacuation message for a simulated improvised explosive device threat during convoy operations inside the Combat Convoy Simulator on Camp Hansen. One of the key focuses during the training was ensuring the Marines were able to maintain proper lines of communication during the convoy. […]

Marine Corps Photos: In the Weeds

SSgt Owen I. Wood leads his Marines in a raid during final field exercises on Andersen South during Exercise Guahan Shield. The exercises consisted mainly of raids and patrols in and around abandoned housing areas and the surrounding jungle, in which logistics Marines went toe-to-toe with Infantrymen. Guahan Shield will facilitate multiservice engagements, set conditions […]

Marine Expeditionary Force – 2014 Highlights

Contains highlights from exercises during 2014 and is not limited to exercises like Steel Knight, Valiant Mark, Dawn Blitz, Koru Kiwi, Large Scale Exercise and Pacific Horizon. #Marines#Marine#USMC As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please Share it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS […]

Marine Corps Photos: Overcoming Obstacles

Marines from the Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, navigate their way through the obstacle course at Camp Geiger, N.C., Oct 4, 2013. This is the first company at ITB with female students as part of a measured, deliberate and responsible collection of data on the performance of female Marines when executing existing infantry tasks […]

Close Air Support

In this interview, Lt. General Philip D. Shutler (USMC Ret) and other Marines talk about the development of close air support tactics and how General Keith McCutcheon introduced new ideas in air/ground cooperation into Marine aviation after World War II. In 1945, McCutcheon served as operations officer of MAG-24. During this period he developed the […]