In Honor of Our Veterans

Veteran's Day 2014
Veteran’s Day 2014

Every day should be Veteran’s Day…

Dropping a Line

Marines  By CORE Survival

Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, load into an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on the flight deck of the USS Iwo Jima, Oct. 31, 2014. The MRF conducted fast-rope training using aviation support… from Sea Combat Squadron 28. The 24th MEU is participating in exercise Bold Alligator, an exercise intended to improve Navy and Marine Corps amphibious core competencies.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Todd F. Michalek) — with Franklin Nicolas Beltran SanMartin and 3 others.

How An American Pilot Survived A 6-On-One Dogfight During The Vietnam War


Being the first genuinely supersonic naval aircraft, the Crusader was a single seat, single engine swept fighter that introduced an unusual feature, the variable incidence wing.

Armed with four Colt Mk 12 cannons,  the F-8 was called “The last gunfighter.”This firepower, combined with its high thrust-to-weight ratio and with its good maneuverability, made the Crusader a good dogfighter. Read more

The untold story of the US Army unit that surveilled the East/West German border before the collapse of the Wall

By David Cenciotti

Here is a small glimpse into part of an untold story of the Cold War.

25 years ago the Berlin Wall came down.

Tom Demerly was a Scout Observer for Company “F”, 425th INF (RANGER/AIRBORNE), Long Range Surveillance Unit (LRSU), a small unit which conducted surveillance along the East/West German border just before the collapse of the wall. Read more

Marines of Honor


United States Marine Corps Cadence

Marine Corps Cadence called 13 Weeks Of Misery. I would like to thank all of you brave men and women out there who have or are still currently serving. Thank you and God Bless you and your families. Get home safe!

U.S. Creates World’s Largest Marine Preserve In Pacific



HONOLULU, HI – President Obama has signed an order creating the world’s largest Marine preserve in the Pacific Ocean, a move the president has said will further protect the natural habitat of America’s most treasured amphibians. Read more

His Real Name is Marine!



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History in Pictures: The Marine Corps Mascot

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Thanks to the German Army, the U.S. Marine Corps has an unofficial mascot. During World War I many German reports had called the attacking Marines “teufel-hunden,” meaning Devil-Dogs.

Happy 239th Birthday, Marines!


USMC Silent Drill Team


US Marine Corps 239th Birthday!

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. This date marks the official formation of the Continental Marines.

1st Commandant: Major Samuel Nicholas (1775-1783) Read more