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From the Football Field to the Battlefield

Brothers Brad and Scott Stys joined the Marine Corps together after spending two years playing football in college. The fraternal twins are both assault men in the infantry and are...

Former NFL Lineman Joins Marines

Giving uPfc. Jeremy Staat, Platoon 1065, Company B, practices rifle manual in his training barracks. p the fame of the football field at 29 years old, one Company B recruit...

Despite dad’s, best friend’s deaths, recruit presses on to become Marine

Pvt. Evan Plunkett, Platoon 2146, Company G, cleans his dress shoes Monday for the battalion commander’s inspection. Pvt. Evan Plunkett’s eyes welled up and tears rolled down his cheeks when...

Corps Fills Void in Life

Pfc. Joseph M. Harris, from Corona, Calif., inspects his marksmanship badge on and his uniform for correct alignment in preparation for inspections. Becoming a Marine was one of the few...

Bold Warriors from Hawaii a Possibility

Lance Cpl. Nicholas K. Guard, a Kamehameha Schools graduate, earned the title of Company Honor Man when he graduated from Marine Corps recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San...

Adopted Brothers Become Brothers in Arms

Timothy Hagen, and adopted brother Ryan Hagen, Platoon 2101, Company E, experienced rough childhoods, but were determined to join the Marines. They dreamed of becoming Marines since age 10, and...

Punk Rocker Now Marine

Punk rockers have made their mark on society for more than 20 years, entertaining audiences with distorted guitars, brash lyrics and energetic performances; but, one has made his mark in...

Never to late to enlist

More than 16,000 chubby, skinny, short, tall, adopted brothers, fathers, cousins, nephews, sons and uncles will come through the depot this fiscal year. Waivers for law infractions, weight problems and...

Poolees Experience Life in the Marines

Sgt. Jason Abel, recruiter, walks between the two squads of poolees and gives final instructions prior to the five-mile infantry patrol. “If it ain’t rainin’, we ain’t trainin'” – a...

Fighting with the Royal Marine Commandos in Afganistan

The sky was gray. It was raining, muddy and cold. I’m tired. Everyone else must have been tired, too, but the Royal Marine Commandos are elite – they weren’t showing...