Marine Corps

May 31, 2012


Photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Bolken
Photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Bolken

Lt. Col. Terrence J. Dunne lands an AV-8B Harrier onto the HMS Ark Royal, May 21. More than 150 Marines and Sailors with MAG-14 were aboard the Ark Royal to conduct Capella Strike, a two-week training evolution with British counterparts.

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Fact or Fiction? July 26, 2012

Q:  When do I have to use any extra accumulated leave by?   A:  According to MARADMIN 390/12 all additional leave exceeding 60 days must be used by Sept. 30, 2013. Submit your question to
Photo by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

H&HS Marines receive counter-IED training

Marines from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron conducted counter-IED training, July 16 – 17, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., as part of the week-long Deployment For Training exercise.

Leader’s Forum: Motivating Marine Corps Quotes

“The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.”  (Thomas E. Ricks; Making the Corps, 1997) “Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there.” (Lt. Gen. Victor...


Yuma Marines complete deployment-for-training

It’s true that every Marine is a rifleman, but this applies at only the most basic level. Very few Marines get the consistent training and practice of infantry skills a true grunt requires.

Always ready for the family, FROsho

Family Readiness Officers could arguably be one of a Marine’s greatest assets in the Corps. While many may see them as a unit party planner, their job includes so many facets it’s hard to quantify what they do in one simple word or category. While, on occasion, they do organize unit events, they are designed...

Fact or Fiction? July 19, 2012

Q: Can I really get out up to a year early?   A:  Yes, according to changes in the Voluntary Enlisted Early Release Progam Marines can terminate their contract up to 365 days before their original EAS date. However there are some caviats, those applying for termination more than 90 days before their EAS must have...


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