Fourteen women have tried, and failed, the Marines’ Infantry Officer Course. Here’s why

By Sage Santangelo, Published: March 28 I awoke to Eminem blasting hours before dawn at Quantico Marine Base. A fog of breath and sweat permeated the cold January air as I joined 104 other nervous lieutenants hauling gear to the classroom where we would receive our first instructions. With body armor, Kevlar, a rifle and … Read more Fourteen women have tried, and failed, the Marines’ Infantry Officer Course. Here’s why

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Why We Fought & Why We Would Do it Again

American Legion Editorial By Jim Webb, September 2003 Against a backdrop of political mismanagement and social angst, history has failed to respect those who gave their all to the war in Vietnam. Forty years ago, Asia was at a vital crossroads, moving into an uncertain future dominated by three different historical trends. The first involved … Read more Why We Fought & Why We Would Do it Again

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An Amazing Pool of Talent at an Employer’s Fingertips

In combat, a sniper’s goal is to become a needle in a haystack. Marksmanship is only a piece of the puzzle. Whether I was in the Sierra Nevada Mountains or the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, stealth was not just a tool — it was the objective. Before I became a Marine sniper, I spent … Read more An Amazing Pool of Talent at an Employer’s Fingertips

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How the Marines have survived, and why

MAY 6, 2013, VOL. 18, NO. 32 • BY MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS In 1957, the commandant of the Marine Corps, General Randolph Pate, sent a brief note to the director of the Marine Corps Educational Center, Brig. Gen. Victor Krulak, in which he asked, “Why does the U.S. need a Marine Corps?” Krulak, already a … Read more How the Marines have survived, and why

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Beyond The Bumper Sticker: 10 Ways Americans Can Support the Military Family

by Erin Whitehead, Marine Corps spouse Yesterday, many Americans paused to honor those who have served and continue serving in our nation’s military. Flags were flown and prayers were said in civilian homes and backyards around the country. But because of the nature of our lives, the military spouse community has a special understanding of … Read more Beyond The Bumper Sticker: 10 Ways Americans Can Support the Military Family

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