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  1. A MARSOC critical skills operator. MARSOC

    Prime Content MARSOC uses applicants' feedback to redesign workout prep program

    MARSOC fitness tips: don't skimp on the swimming and carry a 50-pound pack everywhere.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  2.  MARSOC A&S Workout App

    Prime Content App lets Marines share their workout progress with friends

    If you're interested in tracking and sharing your progress on the new MARSOC 10-week prep workout, it turns out, there's an app for that.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  3. Mullen

    Prime Content One star: Survival is crisis response, not combat ops

    With the Corps focused on crisis response and disaster relief in place of major combat operations, a major amphibious landing on contested soil wouldn't look too pretty, according to a one-star general.

    • Jul. 19, 2014
  4. A Marine looks through the Commandant's Reading List section at the library aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. The Commandant's Reading List is being overhauled to align the professional reading tracks of officers and enlisted Marines. Lance Cpl. Rebecca Eller/Marine Corps

    Prime Content Reading list overhaul puts lance cpls., lieutenants on same page

    Lieutenants are way more likely to do their recommended professional reading than lance corporals, right?

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  5. A retention board has cut 233 staff sergeants who have been at least twice passed over for promotion and who have served for at least 15 years. Cpl. Sonia N. Rodriguez/Marine Corps

    Prime Content One-third of boarded staff sergeants get the ax

    Nearly three in 10 staff sergeants considered by the service's first Staff Sergeant Retention Board held in June were denied further service.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  6. A small team of reconnaissance Marines and sailors from a riverine unit deployed to Panama through the month of June to train local troops on amphibious operations. Courtesy of Capt. Jacob Auchincloss

    Prime Content Reserve recon Marines lead training in Panama

    A Reserve captain led a small team of Marines and sailors on a monthlong deployment to the jungles of Panama, where they teamed with Colombian special operators to train three local forces to operate together on land and at sea.

    • Jul. 13, 2014
  7. Rear Adm. Margaret Kibben, the chaplain of the Marine Corps, talks with a colleague downrange. Kibben will become the Navy's first chief of chaplains later this year. Marine Corps

    Prime Content Chaplain of the Marine Corps: 'Nobody comes back from combat unaffected'

    Rear Adm. (lower half) Margaret Kibben made history in 2010 when she became the first woman to be named the chaplain of the Marine Corps. Later this year, she will do it again when she becomes the Navy's first female chief of chaplains.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  8. Pvt. Gloria Murphy cleans a machine gun during Marine Combat Training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Female Marines may now enroll in the machine gunner course on an experimental basis. The Marines' restriction on women holding infantry jobs may change in 2016. Scott Olson/Getty Images

    Prime Content Seven new ground combat schools open to women

    The first enlisted female Marines will start training in mortarman and infantry assaultman specialty schools next week as the Marine Corps kicks off the next phase of its Women in Service Review study.

    • Jul. 7, 2014
  9. Prime Content Initiatives that give vets an edge

    Federal agencies aren't trying to hire veterans just because they think it's a nice thing to do. They've been ordered to do so by their chief executive and board of directors the president and Congress.

    • Jul. 7, 2014
  10. DARPA officials are partnering with industry to develop a barrier in a can, which could self-deploy with the push of a button and be used downrange instead of Hesco barriers, or perhaps even as a personal protective shield. Cpl. John McCall/Marine Corps

    DARPA calls on industry to develop compact, push-button wall

    The military's lead research agency is working to develop what some are calling a ballistic '

    • Jul. 5, 2014
  11. Staff Sgt. Alejandro Santiago speaks with a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police. Advising became an important piece of counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sgt. Michael Cifuentes/Marine Corps

    Prime Content Shuttering of elite unit spells end of 7-year mission for Marines

    The training group that prepped thousands of Marines to serve as advisers in Iraq and Afghanistan has been deactivated.

    • Jul. 4, 2014
  12. Marines with Landing Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiments 2, attach external 500-gallon fuel drums to a CH-53E Super Stallions on June 20 in Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz / CLR-2

    Prime Content Minor injuries, damage after CH-53 hard landing in Afghanistan

    A Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter was damaged during a hard landing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan June 1, according to new data released by the Marine Corps.

    • Jun. 29, 2014
  13. Lance Cpls. Nathanael Shoemate and Quinn Schweher, and Cpl. Matthew Worrell, Marines with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), prepare an unmanned aerial vehicle for launch on Sept. 22 at Forward Operating Base Dwyer, Afghanistan. Sgt. Deanne Hurla/Marine Corps

    Prime Content Marine drone community gets more officers

    Results of the latest selection board for officers making a lateral move into the burgeoning unmanned aerial vehicle officer specialty show the community continues to grow.

    • Jun. 28, 2014
  14. A Republic of Korea amphibious assault vehicle enters the surf from a U.S. Navy landing craft utility during an exercise in Manripo, Republic of Korea, in 2006. The Marine Corps' current procurement strategy risks the service's ability to 'kick in the door' during a mid-intensity amphibious assault, according to two armored vehicle experts who served as career infantry officers. JO2 Adam R. Cole/Navy

    Prime Content Experts: Amos' procurement plans risk making Corps irrelevant

    The Marine Corps' current procurement strategy risks the service's ability to 'kick in the door' during a mid-intensity amphibious assault, according to two armored vehicle experts who served as career infantry officers.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  15. Prime Content Friend of Marine trapped in Mexico speaks about ordeal

    A close friend of a Marine veteran imprisoned in Mexico for the past 70 days said he can hear the heartbreak in his friend's voice when they talk on the phone.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  16. An illustration of the Ground-Based Air Defense Direct Energy On-the-Move laser, under development by the Office of Naval Research. Courtesy of ONR

    Prime Content Meet the Corps' new drone killers: Humvee mounted lasers

    Naval researchers are working to provide Marines a vehicle-mounted laser that can zap unmanned aerial vehicles out of the sky.

    • Jun. 15, 2014
  17. Sgts. Maj. Jonathan Henry, left, and Scott D. Hamm set a new milestone. Lance Cpl. Samuel Fernandez/Marine Corps

    Prime Content First enlisted graduates of Command Staff College usher in sea change of Corps leadership

    Two sergeants major have become the first enlisted Marines to graduate from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, both earning master's degrees in military studies on June 4 following a 10-month resident course.

    • Jun. 14, 2014
  18. On June 5, Gen. Joseph 'Fighting Joe' Dunford was nominated to be the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps. Pending Senate confirmation, he is expected to assume command from Gen. Jim Amos sometime this fall. Ahmad Jamshid/AP

    Quiet brawler: Everything you need to know about the next commandant

    He commanded the unit that led the 2003 invasion of Iraq, oversaw the bulk of the politically fraught drawdown of combat operations in Afghanistan, and earned a spot this year on Fortune Magazine's list of the world's 50 greatest contemporary leaders.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  19. Marines of 12th Marine Regiment fire M982 GPS-guided Excalibur ammunition. Global Military Review

    Prime Content Marine howitzers return to Afghanistan to mark the war's end

    For the first time in years, M777 howitzers are defending the Marines' stronghold in Helmand province.

    • Jun. 7, 2014
  20. Sgt. Anthony Christy, right,acting commanding officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 2, and Sgt. Jason Kiernan the acting executive officer of CLB-2, plan out their day during the battalion's NCO day aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., on May 6. Cpl. Shawn Valosin/Marine Corps

    Prime Content Step aside, gunny: Corps takes steps to shift leadership power

    Months after noncommissioned officers were called on to 'reawaken the soul of the Corps,' unit leaders are looking for ways to best empower and develop their junior Marines -- and some are even stepping out of their jobs to allow a corporal or sergeant to step in.

    • Jun. 2, 2014
  21. Brig. Gen. Daniel Yoo, right, talks with regional leaders at a shura outside Forward Operating Base Sabit Qadam in Sangin, Afghanistan. Hope Hodge Seck / Staff

    Prime Content Top Marine in Helmand: Victory will be a quiet exit

    The commander of the skeleton Marine Corps force remaining in Afghanistan has a laundry list of goals he'd like to see accomplished before the last Marines leave later this year: improve the counter-IED capabilities of the Afghan National Army's 215th Corps in Helmand province; boost recruiting and force sustainment for the Afghan National Security Forces, and institutionalize base maintenance and sustainment.

    • Jun. 1, 2014
  22. Afghan students at the Regional Corps Battle School at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, conduct a training course on a D-30 122mm howitzer. Advisers said indirect fire is the most complex skill they'll learn at the battle school. Hope Hodge Seck/Staff

    Prime Content For Afghan advisers, it's the moment of truth

    Just days after the Marine Corps pulled the remainder of its forces out of the embattled Sangin valley, a small mobile training team of all-Afghan instructors deployed there from the Regional Corps Battle School that abuts Camp Leatherneck.

    • May. 31, 2014
  23. Retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter will be awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in Afghanistan, the White House announced May 19. He is just the third Marine from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to earn the military's highest award. James Sanborn / Staff

    Prime Content 'I am thankful for Afghanistan'

    Since that fateful day in Afghanistan when he covered a grenade to shield a friend from the blast, retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter has endured tremendous pain and countless surgeries. But the experience also profoundly changed his outlook on life.

    • May. 27, 2014
  24. Prime Content 2015 early out programs drop

    The service has released details of its highly anticipated voluntary force-shaping measures for fiscal 2015, which will offer thousands of staff noncommissioned officers a lump-sum payment to leave uniform or an early retirement.

    • May. 24, 2014
  25. A Super Hercules refuels an Osprey over the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in 2012. Both were with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Rein.), 24th MEU. Gunnery Sgt. Chad Kiehl/Marine Corps

    Prime Content Corps pins its future on the multi-mission KC-130J Super Hercules

    The Marine Corps' future hinges on an oft-ignored 'secret weapon' already circling the battlefield the KC-130J Super Hercules.

    • May. 19, 2014
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