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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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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Former Marines Football Coach Donates Memorabilia To National Museum of the Marine Corps

Dumfries, Va. (June 2, 2016) – Former player and head coach of the Quantico Marines football team, LtCol Ron Eckert, USMC (Ret), presented Marine Corps sports memorabilia and artwork to the National Museum of the Marine Corps during a special ceremony on May 10. The donations included a football helmet, warm-up jersey, two signed footballs … Read more

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V-22 Joins HMX

The first of up to 12 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotors are joining Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX) 1, the unit tasked with transporting the President, other VIPs and their entourages. The Marine Corps was expected to take formal delivery of the first HMX-1 MV-22 last month. The MV-22s are replacing the CH-46E Sea Knights attached to … Read more

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CT Veteran ID Law

Hooray for Connecticut! GOV. MALLOY: VETERANS CAN NOW HAVE THEIR STATUS RECOGNIZED ON DRIVERS’ LICENSES, STATE-ISSUED ID CARDS (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that military veterans can now apply to have their status marked on a Connecticut Driver’s License or state-issued ID. The Department of Motor … Read more

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The Corporal Hoffman Series – CHICAGO EVENT

Join us on February 15th from 6-9:30pm at: SHRINE 47 East Oak Street Chicago, IL 60611 312-675-2105 Brief overview and highlight of a special [Fashion Has Heart] project – The Corporal Hoffman Series. Working with Cpl. Josh Hoffman, a marine who was paralyzed while serving in Iraq in 2007, [Fashion Has Heart] has been able … Read more

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USMC EOD Explosion

Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Explosive Ordnance Disposal team IEDs Link to this post!

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Gary Sinise plans benefit for wounded Marine

January 8, 2012 – http://latimesblogs.latimes.com Actor Gary Sinise, who played a soldier in the movie “Forrest Gump” who loses his legs in Vietnam, plans a benefit concert to raise money to build a home in Temecula for a Marine from Camp Pendleton who lost his legs and right arm in Afghanistan. Sinise, now starring in … Read more

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