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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...

Boosting Morale Through Cadence

Military cadence is a traditional call that is used as a song during running and marching formations. Cadences are used to instill teamwork, build camaraderie and to boost the morale...

A Generation Shaped by Combat

The violence in Iraq was reaching its pinnacle in 2004 when Chris Taylor received his deployment orders to Al-Anbar province. Marines had just bloodied their way through the first Battle...

Marine Sgt Takes Route to Become Officer

When shots rang out and flames burst through the Afghan sky over Camp Bastion last September, a lot of things changed for many people. Marines who thought they might never...

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...

New Father in Marines

The brutal physical conditioning, constant mental stress and desolation of emotional distance is enough to make the experience of Marine Corps recruit training hard. Pvt. Jonathan Dean, however, had two...

Drill Instructor Into Extreme Sports

Growing up in Pismo Beach, Calif., a drill instructor spent countless hours hitting the slopes on his snow board. But with the need for adrenaline coursing through his veins, the...

Meat Tags

The BBC recently did an news story on the use of Meat Tags within the USMC. It is a grim reminder of the cost of war. But for marines based...

U.S. Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test Requirements

The United States Marine Corps requires that all Marines perform a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and a Combat Fitness Test (CFT) once per fiscal year. Each test must have an...

Teenager Keeping Weapons in Check

While many 19-year-olds juggle a busy college class load or their first part-time job back in the United States, one peer carries the responsibility of ensuring his battalion’s weapons are...