Parris Island: Making Marines for 100 years

A special report on the past and present of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on its 100th anniversary. Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/bg-military/article39395994.html#storylink=cpy Link to this post! Facebook Comments comments

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Happy 241st Birthday Leathernecks!

As we celebrate our Corps’ Birthday, a heartfelt Semper Fi! We’ll toast to those who have gone before us and to those forever by our side. Link to this post! Facebook Comments comments

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Kentucky Marine

Kentucky Marine – Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC by David J. Bettez, Winner, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Colonel Joseph Alexander Award — Always Faithful, but Forgotten to History New book examines the life career of one of the most influential figures Lexington, KY—Soldiers of the Sea serve with a … Read more

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Brief History of MCRD San Diego, 1914-1962

By Elmore A. Champie The Marine Corps Base at San Diego is surrounded by evidences of the Spanish heritage of southern California. Among the more conspicuous are the euphonious place names found everywhere , including the name San Diego itself, and the picturesque architecture that may be seen, not only in the city, but also … 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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Take a Virtual Tour of the Marine Corps Museum

Welcome to the National Museum of the Marine Corps Virtual Experience! This rich, interactive virtual environment will serve as the gateway for Marines and visitors from all around the world to see the museum regardless of their location. Explore the U.S. Marine Corps’ proud heritage from your desktop…marvel at the Marine aircraft suspended throughout the … Read more

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Navy SEALs: Pressure on standards?

San Diego Union-Tribune Online, Sept. 27 | Jeanette Steele As SEAL leader recommends opening to women, former SEALs discuss issues facing elite branch In the Navy SEAL world, “standards” is the word of the hour. As momentum builds for the elite Navy branch to open its doors to women, former SEALs are concerned there will … Read more

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Compass and a Camera, A Year in Vietnam

With a compass to direct him in his job as a forward observer and a personal camera to document his experiences and keep him connected to his creative side, Vietnam veteran Steven Burchik was lucky enough to make it home and years later decided to write about the most challenging year of his life. Like … Read more

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The Making of a Navy SEAL by Brandon Webb

The Making of a Navy SEAL: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best Hardcover – August 25, 2015 by Brandon Webb (Author), John David Mann (Author), Marcus Luttrell (Foreword) Brandon Webb is a former U.S. Navy SEAL; his last assignment with the SEALs was Course Manager for the elite SEAL Sniper … Read more

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The Navy SEAL Art of War

Successful military leaders who transition into business like gangbusters, have a wealth of knowledge to pass on to the aspiring and even experienced business leader. “The Navy SEAL Art Of War” by Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer (Ret.), Rob Roy is full of what I call “gold nuggets”; proven modi operandi and wisdom to supplement … Read more

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