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Suicide, deployment of US military personnel not linked

Deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom was not associated with suicide in a study of more than 3.9 million U.S. military personnel in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy, according to a new study. The suicide rate among active duty U.S. Show More Summary

Washington-area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Mary Close, editorMary Close, 83, who did editorial work in the 1980s and 1990s for the Marine Corps, the National Defense University in Washington and the Army Department, died March 23 at a retirement community in Rockville, Md. Show More Summary

You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are

In the Marine Corps, they train us very hard to be tough, efficient and extremely resilient. Physical and mental fitness is a part of everything we do. And although I felt like I was in good shape when I started Officer Candidate School, I lost 20 pounds in 10 weeks and returned to Colorado a different person. Show More Summary

Army and Marines Butt Heads On M855A1/Mk. 318

The Army and Marine Corps’ ongoing schism over standard issue 5.56mm ammunition came to a head during a recent House Armed Services Committee meeting. The USMC, which still uses the 1970s-era M855 round, supplemented by their Mk. 318 SOST ammunition, were a particular subject of contention: U.S. Show More Summary

Richard Hall; Overachiever phony Marine

Scotty sends us his work on this Rich Hall fellow; Recon, sniper, blah-blah-blah. Doesn’t the Marine Corps have any regular old riflemen anymore? Wounded by an IED, two Purple Hearts. But he can’t spell “Corps”; Yeah, this is one confusing-ass DD214 – two years and eight months in the Marines without a promotion from E-1, […]

Observations on CS-21R

It’s taken me a few weeks to find the time to finish reading CS-21R and write up my thoughts. Overall I believe the document does an excellent job articulating how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard intend to ‘man, train, and equip’...Show More Summary

NYC Fleet Week 2015 Announced: Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen In Town May 20-26!

Phew—Fleet Week is coming back this year and now the dates are set! The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard announced that the 27th Fleet Week New York will take place May 20-26. [ more › ]

Anderson: America is needed on Iraq’s front lines

Chief Tango sends us a link to the Washington Post opinion piece written by retired Marine Corps colonel Gary Anderson who presents the case for returning US troops to Iraq. He discusses the battle in Tikrit and how the Iraqis are having real trouble prying the ISIS troops from their defenses, and he talks about […]

AG: Marines Audit Revoked Due to Links to Slushy Accounts | UK Mulls Falkland Air Defense as Russia Pushes Bombers for Argentina

Americas The squeaky-clean audit handed to the Marine Corps in 2013 is being revoked, with the Inspector General’s Office stating that ongoing investigations had uncovered irregularities during the FY 2014 audit, voiding the FY 2012 audit awarded in December 2013. The Treasury discovered that among the disastrously commingled chaos of its “suspense accounts,” there were […]

Marine Sergeant Major Kenneth Lovell relieved due to false claims

The Marine Corps Times reports that Sergeant Major Kenneth Lovell III, the sergeant major of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines has been removed from his position because of his false claims of three Combat Action Ribbons and that he was a Sniper School Honor Graduate. At issue are two claims Lovell made in his official […]

Army And Marine Corps On M855 Ammunition

Military.com: But the Marine Corps and the Army’s decision to use two separate types of 5.56mm ammo is not a simple oversight. The Army adopted the M855A1 in 2010 after years of struggling to find a lead-free replacement for the Cold-War era M855. In recent years, troops also criticized the M855, saying it often delivered […]

US Marines Corps Official Sacked Over Protest Video Leak in Japan

Robert Eldridge, deputy assistant chief of staff of government and external affairs, was dismissed over the illegal release of protest footage in Okinawa.

Japan's Okinawa Requests to Shut Down US Marine Base Contruction

Japanese authorities in the southern prefecture of Okinawa requested the Ministry of Defense to cease all underwater construction on the planned location of a new US Marine Corps base in the city of Nago, the Japan Times reported Monday.

ISIS military hit list prompts Marines to urge online precautions

US Marine Corps urges troops to ‘check online footprint’ after #ISIS ‘hit list’ goes online http://t.co/323F10lshk pic.twitter.com/PhSW1y4c24 — RT (@RT_com) March 22, 2015

US Military on Alert After ISIL Releases 'Death List' of Servicemen

US Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Caldwell said that it is recommended Marines and family members check their online/social footprint, ensuring privacy settings are adjusted to limit the amount of available personal information.

US Marine Corps urges ‘vigilance’ after alleged ISIS hackers post threats online

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The US Marine Corps on Sunday urged “vigilance” after a group claiming to be Islamic State hackers published what they said were the names and addresses of 100 military personnel and urged supporters to kill them. The warning came after a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking...

Jennifer Riggs; phony Marine

Scotty sends his work on this Jennifer Riggs woman who claims that she had ten years in the Marine Corps and left the service as an E-7 Gunnery Sergeant; Well, not to hear the National Personnel Records Center tell it;

60 Minutes and Women in Combat Training

Last weekend, 60 Minutes managed to set aside its usual liberal camera and interviewing angles to film female Marine officers attempting to pass the historically secretive Combat Endurance Test, an entrance requirement to the Corps’s Infantry Officer Course. In the past, the Marine Corps has kept details of this very difficult course and its entrance […]

Why is the Marine Corps Maintains the Standard?

I happen to be a tried and true Cavalryman that loves his jarhead friends to death.  I never wanted to be a Marine, but with how the Army is pursuing the integration of women into the teeth of her fighting force tells me so much.  Women...Show More Summary

Testing a Few Good Women for Combat

This month, the Marine Corps will experiment with a test of women's performance in combat arms. It's historic, but not a first: Teresa Fazio and seven other women took part in a similar test in 2000.

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