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About the Marines

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. While concerned almost exclusively with shipboard security service and amphibious warfare in its formative years, the Marine...

Cancer patient becomes U.S. Marine

When Esra D. Mullner was taken to a doctor for consistent back pain he had no idea doctors would find a tumor in his spine. At the time, he was...

Football Player Trades Pads in for Flak

After four years of playing offensive tackle on his high school’s football team, he was awarded a full scholarship to attend the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., to play...

Teacher becomes Marine

Former teacher, Pfc. Patrick Collman, Platoon 2109, Company E, had the option to go to Officer Candidate School because he had a bachelor’s degree, but chose to enlist instead, for...

What bootcamp will be like with a twin?

Pvts. Cody L. (left) and Kyle D. Wombles stand in 2nd Recruit Training Battalion’s commander’s inspection Tuesday. With their mother’s consent, the twins enlisted into the Marine Corps at 17....

San Diego Recruiter

Staff Sgt. Julian Lopez, Permanent Contact Station Escondido, Calif., Recruiting Station San Diego stands at attention in the back of the room as Navy and Marine Corps enlistees swear in...

Recruits Going the Road Less Traveled

Lance Cpl. Christopher K. Morgan-Riess, tactical data network specialist, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton, and Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Heist, operations clerk, 11th MEU, take a rare break and...

Drill Instructors Meet Recruits in Iraq

Almost four years ago, in early 2003, three young adults rushed from a bus to the famous yellow footprints at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. On that day, these...

Marine Travels the World with Corps

Sgt. Russell D. Bridges, noncommissioned officer-in-charge, base operations, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, has been in the Marine Corps for more than seven years, said his grandfather...

Immigrant Marines

Immigrants have been an intricate part in the tapestry of our nation since its foundation. Because our country is made up of immigrants, our military has its share of them...