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BREAKING: Bigger Cuts to Come in Marine Corps Budget

BREAKING: Bigger Cuts to Come in Marine Corps Budget Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera Future budget requests beginning in fiscal year 2022 will have major force structure changes for the Marine Corps, said the service’s commandant March 10. In President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2021 request — which was released in February [...]

April 8th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Here’s how to make a face mask out of that Marine green skivvy shirt.

If you saw the Defense Department memo directing service members to wear a face covering over COVID-19 concerns, fear not, you can make one out of your green skivvy shirt with no sewing skills required. Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools headquartered out of Camp Johnson, North Carolina, posted a short image tutorial showing Marines [...]

April 8th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

‘We must continue to train’ despite COVID-19 pandemic, top Marine says

The top Marine said Sunday that Marines “must continue to train” to prepare for the next crisis despite an ongoing viral pandemic that has canceled exercises and delayed planned U.S. military rotations across the globe. The Marine Corps has come under criticism for keeping barbershops open, pushing field exercises and continuing with recruit training as [...]

April 8th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

10 years later, 2nd MEB-A remembers service in Afghanistan

Part 1, Making a MEB From May 29, 2009 to April 12, 2010 the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade was deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Over the course of that year, Marines would establish expeditionary installations, train Afghan police and soldiers, take back Taliban controlled strategic hubs and lay down for posterity new operating procedures among [...]

April 8th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Top Marine says Light Armored Reconnaissance is outmoded on future battlefield

The top Marine told reporters Wednesday that current layout and organization of the Corps’ Light Armored Reconnaissance units were better equipped to handle another conflict in the Middle East instead of rising near-peer rivals. The comments from the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger come as the Corps announced it was axing all [...]

April 4th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

The Marine Corps has started fielding next-generation body armor to grunts

After years in the making, the Marine Corps has finally started fielding next-generation body armor to lighten the load for grunts in the field. The new lightweight protective vest, known as the Plate Carrier Generation III, is designed to provide additional protection from shrapnel and other fragmentation for Marines, according to a statement from Marine [...]

April 4th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Marine Corps Recognizes April as Month of the Military Child

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Marine Corps joins the nation in dedicating the month of April as Month of the Military Child. The theme for 2020, “Stand up for Kids,” emphasizes the power of a safe, caring adult in the life of every child. According to the Department of Defense, there are approximately 118,000 Marine Corps [...]

April 4th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

In the pandemic, the US needs to stand by allies in Afghanistan and around the world

The battle against the coronavirus is “our big war,” as President Donald Trump has said, but it’s not the only threat this country faces. And the battle against the virus is not only taking place inside of our borders. The big war also intersects with this nation’s longest war, the one in Afghanistan, among other [...]

April 4th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Training scaled back at Twentynine Palms, elsewhere over COVID-19 concerns as top Marine says Corps needs to remain ready to fight

The Marine Corps had “scaled back or canceled” a number of service level exercises as COVID-19 continues to disrupt U.S. military training and operations around the globe, acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday morning. Exercises aboard the Twentynine Palms and the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, both located [...]

March 31st, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Marine Forces Japan restricts off-base liberty over COVID-19

Marine Forces Japan announced Friday it was restricting off-base liberty as COVID-19 continues to disrupt U.S. military operations and planning across the globe. Marines, dependents, personnel and contractors are prohibited from visiting off-base bars, nightclubs, cafes, clothing stores, nail salons and gyms, according to a news release. Personnel can visit off-base restaurants for take-out, carry-out, [...]

March 31st, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

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