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  1. Marines with 4th Tank Battalion, a Reserve unit out of Twentynine Palms, Calif., roll down a dirt road on their M1A1 Abrams tank during Exercise Africa Lion 2012. Under a policy change, female Marine reservists can assume support roles in combat units, including 4th Tanks, but are still withheld from direct combat roles. Tyler Main/Marine Corps

    Marine Corps Reserve opens more combat units to women

    The Marine Corps has opened more roles in combat units to women — this time in the Reserve.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  2. A chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialist pops a capsule of tear gas Jan. 7 to train Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. AR staff sergeants in 12 military occupational specialties are eligible for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority Program. Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez / Marine Corps

    Early retirement extended to Active Reserves

    Manpower officials have extended early retirement incentives to Active Reserve Marines, according to a recently published message.

    • Mar. 30, 2014
  3. Jerry C. Bennett, a retired master gunnery sergeant, pins his son's gunnery sergeant chevrons on his collar during a 2010 promotion ceremony for the Bennett twins at Marine Air Control Group 28, based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.. Terence and Terrell Bennett, identical twins, were promoted to gunnery sergeant on the same day. Marine Corps

    Chances to pick up gunny climb as FY14 board nears

    Promotion opportunity at this year's gunnery sergeant selection board is up, according to a recently released Marine administrative message.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  4. Chief Warrant Officer 2 J.C. Knight, a student in the Infantry Weapons Officers Course, aims down rang at his target 412-meters away with his M40A5 sniper rifle. The Corps is seeking applicants to become Marine gunners. Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos/Marine Corps

    Corps starts search for next crop of Marine gunners

    Marine Corps Recruiting Command is looking for experienced enlisted grunts to apply to become Marine gunners — one of the service's most prestigious infantry jobs.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  5. Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Luckey trains with South Korean marines in Pyeongchang. Slots for promotion to gunny could fall by more than 300 this year. Lance Cpl. Matt Myers / Marine Corps

    Enlisted promotions: Far fewer slots for gunny likely this year

    The number of staff sergeants selected for promotion to gunnery sergeant in 2014 is expected to drop by several hundred compared with last year, according to advanced copies of the message detailing the fiscal 2014 Gunnery Sergeant Selection Board.

    • Mar. 2, 2014
  6. The Marine Corps will debut a pilot version of the resident Sergeants Course that cuts the time spent away from home almost in half. Sgt. Kelly Pipe, left, amphibious vehicle operator at Marine Corps Systems Command aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico and Sgt. Dustin Lavery, engineer equipment operator at Headquarters and Service Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island are recent graduates of the course. Ameesha Felton / Marine Corps

    Corps to debut shorter Sergeants Course

    Sergeants who figured they'd be too much in demand within their commands to attend a resident school this year may get that opportunity after all.

    • Feb. 18, 2014
  7. In this photo illustration, Senior Airman Kentavist Brackin wears the uniforms of both the Air Force and the Marine Corps. In a recent essay, the former Marine corporal writes about his fondness for the Air Force. Staff Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik/Air Force

    New uniform, same motivation: Former noncommissioned officer raves about jump from Corps to the Air Force

    A former enlisted Marine who left the Corps for the Air Force has written an essay, sure to spark debate, in which he says the Air Force encourages more innovative thinking, that airmen are every bit as fit as Marines, and that, while he enjoyed helping j

    • Feb. 1, 2014
  8. In this photo illustration, Senior Airman Kentavist Brackin wears the uniforms of both the Air Force and the Marine Corps. In a recent essay, the former Marine corporal writes about his fondness for the Air Force. Staff Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik/Air Force

    Airman: Marines aren't that different

    Marines and airmen might have opinions about what each other's service is like, but one devil dog who made the switch to the Air Force said both sides might be surprised to learn that they're not as different as they might think.

    • Feb. 1, 2014
  9. Staff Sgt. Angel Olmo, a drill instructor of Platoon 1001, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, works to instill discipline in his recruits during an incentive training session. Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill/Marine Corps Recruit Depot

    Parris Island gets tough on 'arrogant' drill instructors

    Sgt. Korey Bromery was fuming. When he came upon his recruits horsing around in the squad bay bathroom, he ordered the entire platoon — some 70 men — into the showers where he made them run in place.

    • Jan. 20, 2014
  10. First Sgt. Damian P. Wright, right, first sergeant of Ragnarok Company, 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, prepares Marines on Nov. 26 for a 5-mile hike at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Competition for promotion to first sergeant has toughened during the drawdown, but promotions fell only slightly this year. Lance Cpl. Sullivan Laramie/Marine Corps

    Competition heats up for E-8 ranks amid drawdown

    The number of Marines tapped for a promotion to E-8 — first sergeant or master sergeant — decreased modestly this year.

    • Dec. 28, 2013
  11. Sgt. Christopher A. Moberg, a canvassing recruiter, motivates aspiring Marine recruit Paige C. Colburn during a workout in Monroe, N.C. Sgt. Aaron Rooks/Marine Corps

    Many aspiring Marines must wait months before shipping to boot camp

    The Marine Corps' 2014 recruiting goal is expected to fall by about 5,700 slots compared to last year, leaving aspiring troops — or 'poolees' — parked in the service's Delayed Entry Program up to a year in some cases and forcing recruiters to get creative

    • Nov. 20, 2013
  12. Meritorious promotion slots for SNCOs dip

    Allocations for meritorious promotions among senior noncomissioned officers serving in non-special duty Aassignments are slightly down for fiscal 2014, which began Oct. 1. In all, there are 45 allocations, compared to 47 last year.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
  13. Female Marines from Delta Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, navigate the obstacle course at Camp Geiger, N.C. CWO2 Paul Mancuso/Marine Corps

    Women enter infantry school in closely watched test

    Mist clings to the ground and the sun won't make an appearance for another three hours. The 263 Marines of Delta Company, Infantry Training Battalion, shoulder their bulky packs and set off.

    • Oct. 19, 2013
  14. Sgt. Maj. Jayme Winders alleges in an inspector general complaint that top Marine officials wanted him out of his job in Korea after he leveled accusations against his commanding general. Marine Corps

    Reprisal complaint: Sgt. Maj. says career 'ruined' after challenging his general

    The Pentagon's investigative agency is examining whether a senior enlisted Marine with 29 years of service was victimized by the Marine Corps' top leaders after he accused a two-star general of wrongdoing.

    • Oct. 14, 2013
  15. Lance corporals assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) take part in a leadership seminar at Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, in 2011. Marine officials are developing a new education program focusing exclusively on lance corporals, and it will involve direct interaction with their unit leaders. Cpl. Kenneth Jasik/Marine Corps

    New training seminar designed for lance corporals

    Lance corporals will soon get face-to-face time with their unit leaders in a new seminar that will become part of their required professional military education.

    • Oct. 12, 2013
  16. October cutting scores released

    The Marine Corps has announced cutting scores for October. Cutting scores are published each month by Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington. To get promoted, a Marine's individual composite score must meet or exceed the cutting score.

    • Sep. 17, 2013
  17. Program update allows Marines in Selected Reserve to leave service a year early

    Marines looking to exit the Selected Marine Corps Reserve will be able to leave the service up to a year early — starting now.

    • Sep. 14, 2013
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