Happy 242nd Birthday USMC

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With The Old Breed

The HBO Series The Pacific, based on E. B. Sledge’s book With The Old Breed, was very educational and I enjoyed the stories and lessons. After watching it, I purchased the book right away. With The Old Breed, one Marine’s detailed story about fighting the Japanese at Peleliu and Okinawa during World War Two. “Sledgehammer” … Read more

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Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs

This letter was written by Charles Grennel and his comrades, veterans of the Global War On Terror. Grennel is an Army Reservist who spent two years in Iraq and was a principal in putting together the first Iraq elections in January 2005. They wrote it to Jill Edwards, student at the University of Washington, who … Read more

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Marine Corps May Get a Cyber-Only MOS

Military.com | Jan 12, 2017 | by Hope Hodge Seck The top officer of the Marine Corps wanted to expand the service’s cyber community, and he’s looking at ways to make the job more appealing to qualified Marines. Speaking at the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium Thursday, Gen. Robert Neller said he is entertaining several … Read more

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Essays on War: Mattis

by Stan Coerr November 28, 2016 America knows General James Mattis as a character, Mad Dog Mattis, fount of funny quotes and Chuck Norris-caliber memes. Those of us who served with him know that he is a caring, erudite, warfighting general. And we know that there is a reason he uses the callsign Chaos: he … Read more

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Four Marines charged in boot camp abuse scandal

It’s a slippery slope.. PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — The training of Marine recruits at Parris Island is supposed to be tough. But investigations have found it to be downright cruel. Drill instructors abusing, humiliating and hazing recruits — none of it permitted, according to Commanding Gen. Austin Renforth. “You put your hands on a young … Read more

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General Mattis Quotes

“You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.” “You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.” “The most important 6 inches on the battlefield is between your … Read more

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We Win Battles

Enjoy the latest video from HQMC It’s what we do. It’s who we are. It’s what makes us Marines. Link to this post!

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Mattis and Women in Combat

What’s your opinion? Will Mattis reverse Obama’s policy to allow women in combat? Women in combat is not a new idea and there’s been much discussion on the topic in the past few years. But what might General Mattis have to say about it when he becomes SECDEF? In a post by Kassia Halcli on … Read more

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