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No reports so far of Marines injured in Pensacola shooting, Corps headquarters says

The shooter, who was killed in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement, and at least three victims have been confirmed dead, while eight others have been confirmed injured, the Pentagon and the Escambia County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Navy Times. Article source: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2019/12/06/no-reports-so-far-of-marines-injured-in-pensacola-shooting-headquarters-marine-corps-says/

December 9th, 2019 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Montana Highway Patrol partnered with US Marine Corps to collect toys for tots

The Montana Highway Patrol came together with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to help with Toys for Tots. Stockman Bank hosted the 5th Annual Pack the Patrol Car Saturday. The Marines and the troopers collected gifts in the final toy drive of the season. Santa Claus was also on hand to help with the festivities. [...]

December 9th, 2019 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Drastic changes coming to Marine Corps rifle qualification: Here’s what you need to know

Then on day two, they’ll start shooting from the 500-yard line and work their way in to the 300 yard, 200 yard, 100 yard, 25 yard and 15 yard lines. It’s the way Marines are trained to fight, close with and destroy the enemy; instead of the current method in which they begin at the [...]

December 9th, 2019 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Afghan War Report Enrages Veterans and Gold Star Families: ‘Even As More of Us Died, They Lied’

Tombstones of the fallen are seen illuminated by a cloudy sky at Arlington National Cemetery on May 26, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. At Arlington, Section 60 is the final resting place for U.S. service members killed in America’s most recent wars, especially Iraq and Afghanistan. Tom Brenner/Getty When the Defense Department’s top-secret history of the [...]

December 9th, 2019 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Ava DuVernay sent her dress to a Marine wife for the Ball

When Ciara Hester, wife of a U.S. Marine, tweeted to Ava DuVernay (Salem, When They See Us), she had no idea the powerhouse director would respond — let alone send a gift. Hester complimented DuVernay’s red carpet look and said she wanted one like it for the Marine Corps Ball. To her surprise, DuVernay replied [...]

December 5th, 2019 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Semper Dry: Now Marines Can Carry Umbrellas, Setting Off Stormy Debate

For hundreds of years, Marines have endured the elements. The official uniform regulations are crammed with rules about how hair should be parted and what color socks are allowed with combat boots. They also made clear most Marines weren’t allowed to carry an umbrella. In an about-face, the service retreated from the ban last week, [...]

December 5th, 2019 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Marine Corps no longer pursuing courts-martial for Marines arrested at battalion formation for alleged human smuggling

Twenty-three Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, were arrested in July for various alleged offenses, Edinburgh said in a Tuesday press release. Some of the arrests were associated with the alleged human smuggling case, others were on unrelated charges. Article source: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2019/12/04/marine-corps-no-longer-pursuing-courts-martial-for-marines-arrested-at-battalion-formation-for-alleged-human-smuggling/

December 5th, 2019 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

US troops and A-10s return to Marjah fight

The Afghan government said Saturday its forces cleared the opium rich and volatile district of Marjah, Afghanistan, after four years of control by the Taliban, but some remain skeptical of the claim and question whether Afghan forces can truly hold the territory. Article source: https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2019/12/03/us-troops-and-a-10s-return-to-marjah-fight/

December 5th, 2019 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Georgia couple searches for owner of lost Marine Corp ring

article ( Jessie Meygan Jones ) LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A Lawrenceville couple is looking to reunite a Marine Corps ring with its rightful owner. Jessie Meygan Jones posted a photo of the ring to her Facebook page. “My boyfriend works at US Auto in Lawrenceville GA and found this ring in a repo car it [...]

December 1st, 2019 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Marine Corps’ Annual Birthday Video Blasted For Including Only 6 Seconds of Women in 8-Minute Tribute

To celebrate the upcoming birthday of the U.S. Marines, the service’s top brass sent around a special video message—and drew a barrage of criticism. Women service members are visible in roughly six seconds of the eight-minute video. Current and former Marines rebuked Marine Commandant General David H. Berger and Sergeant Major Troy E. Black, the [...]

December 1st, 2019 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

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