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Leadership and Tradition Combine

Despite an injury causing him to be medically discharged, one Company L Marine remained motivated enough to return here to accomplish his mission of becoming a Marine. First Class Ryan...

Job of a Drill Master

With a Marine Corps guidon streaming in front, Company H recruits perform a rifle salute. In a small office decorated with Marine Corps art resides a Marine whose duties go...

Fit to Fight

Three days before graduation, recruits don their Service “A” uniforms and stand tall in a battalion commander’s inspection. “This inspection is the final graduation requirement,” said 1st Sgt. Anthony A....

Crunch Record Broken by Recovering Recruit

Pvt. Jason T. Pacheco became the depot crunch record-holder by knocking out 260 crunches in two minutes As the Marines of Company L walk across the Shepherd Memorial Drill Field...

Courage and Commitment in the Marines

Sgt. Isaac S. Orta, senior drill instructor, Platoon 3245, Company L, inspects one of his Marines during the battalion commander’s inspection Tuesday. Marines who graduate today from the rigorous 13-week...

Corps Instills Confidence and Consistency for Detroit Marine

The Marine Corps represents different things for different people. Sometimes Marines forget why they joined “America’s 911 fighting force”. One young Marine hasn’t let that happen. “The Marine Corps taught...

Warrior Ethos

Memorials of boots against inverted rifles, draped with dog tags and topped with Kevlar helmets are among the most common tributes paid to military personal when they die in combat....

Urban Environment Survival

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment barge into a room to clear it of any insurgents hiding inside at the military operations on urban terrain facility here, June 7....

Mess Night – A Marine Tradition

When members of the 1953 3rd Marine Regiment combat swim team were invited to have dinner with their British rivals in the midst of an annual competition, they did not...

Marines Movie – Coming Soon

It was in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 movie “Full Metal Jacket” that R. Lee Ermey portrayed Gunnery Sgt. Hartman, the quintessential Marine Corps drill instructor and for many Marines, a movie...