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Marines Announce Date and Location of 2nd Annual Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 7:11am
The Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) is pleased to announce the date and location of the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. This nationally televised bowl, featuring the nation’s best and brightest high school football players, will take p ...

Ethics: no better friend... no worse enemy

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 5:11pm
When America views, on video, service members urinating on dead corpses, throwing puppies off cliffs, and getting news of service members killing more than 400 innocent civilians in the village of My Lai, (Mee Lahy) Vietnam, professional military ed ...

Scout Sniper posthumously awarded Navy Cross

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 3:06pm
Sergeant Matthew Abbate was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the highest decoration that can be bestowed by the Department of the Navy and second highest decoration for valor, during an award ceremony at the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Parade Deck ...

3/5 Marine posthumously awarded Navy Cross

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 1:26pm
Sergeant Matthew Abbate was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the highest decoration that can be bestowed by the Department of the Navy and second highest decoration for valor, during an award ceremony at the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Parade Deck ...

Commanding general talks to enlisted leaders

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 1:26pm
The commanding general for Regional Command Southwest spoke to the noncommissioned officers aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Aug. 5 and the staff NCOs Aug.4. Major Gen. Charles M. Gurganus updated the Marines about the current state of opera ...

High school students brave Marine officer training in inaugural leadership camp

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 1:01pm
Fifty-six high school students from around the country gathered here for the Marine Corps’ first Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy, Aug. 6-10. The SLCDA is designed to teach the students valuable leadership skills through instructi ...

Marines Announce Date and Location of 2nd Annual Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 1:01pm
The Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) is pleased to announce the date and location of the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. This nationally televised bowl, featuring the nation’s best and brightest high school football players, will take p ...

Minnesota Marines recognized at PGA Tour golf tournament

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 6:01pm
Representatives from Recruiting Substation St. Cloud rubbed shoulders with world-renowned golfers at the 3M Championship on Aug. 4. The three Marines made it near the green at Tournament Players Club Twin Cities through PGA Tour's Birdies for th ...

Helicopter Company raids urban combat facility

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 3:06pm
"Enemy in sight." These words were passed down to the platoon commander, crouching in the tree line alongside dozens of Marines. Only one word came in response: "Engage." This was the prelude to Company G's assault on a notional town held by enem ...

Iwo Jima Amphibious Readiness Group celebrates hump day

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 3:06pm
The Marines and Sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group celebrated the halfway point of their deployment aboard the USS New York, July 28, 2012. They commemorated the day alongside the opening festivities ...

Troy native serves with Marines in southern Afghanistan

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 2:41pm
For some people, history is just another subject in school. For Lance Cpl. Joshua Taylor, being a part of history was a calling. To follow that calling, Taylor, 21, from Troy, Ala., left behind a full-ride scholarship to college to join the Marin ...

No beans or bandages - St. Cloud native supplying bullets, rockets in Afghanistan

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 2:41pm
For Sierra Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, the responsibility of tracking almost $6 million worth of ammunition rests in the hands of Lance Cpl. Ryan Chandrapaul. Serving as the ammunition chief and armory chief, the 21-year-oldSt. ...

High school students brave Marine officer training in inaugural leadership camp

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 7:36am
Fifty-six high school students from around the country gathered here for the Marine Corps’ first Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy, Aug. 6-10. The SLCDA is designed to teach the students valuable leadership skills through instructi ...

3/5 Marine posthumously awarded Navy Cross

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 1:27pm
Sergeant Matthew Abbate was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the highest decoration that can be bestowed by the Department of the Navy and second highest decoration for valor, during an award ceremony at the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Parade Deck ...

Lobsters beware: Combat Logistics Regiment 27 drops anchor in Maine

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 4:21pm
They came on gentle, rolling seas. The USS San Antonio’s engine droned calmly as it pushed the ship’s bow through cresting waves on its approach to the coast of Rockland, Maine, the morning of Aug. 1. Only fog and a short-lived rain hindered the ...

Devil Docs learn life-saving contingency for casualties

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:41pm
 In the aftermath of an unexpected disaster, mass casualties are a common occurrence for first responders. A Pre-deployment Mass Casualty Care Course was held at the Charlie Company Warehouse and Camp Pendleton’s Tango Training Area, to ensure m ...

Mission Hills native serves as adjutant for Friday Evening Parade

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 7:11am
A native of Mission Hills, Calif., served as the parade adjutant during a prestigious Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington Aug. 3.  Staff Sgt. Andres De La Cueva served as the parade adjutant for the staff noncommissioned officer ...

Combat Logistics Battalion 5 cases colors in Afghanistan, heads home to prepare for next mission

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 6:26pm
Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) stood proudly during a casing of the colors ceremony, marking the end of a successful tour in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Robert Meade, CLB-5 commanding officer ...

French, US Marines Head to the Mountains for Training

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 5:11pm
U.S. Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and French forces from the 5th Marine Regiment participated in an assault climbers course here July 19 - 30. U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Chris Brueggema ...