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Changes in the Corps

Story by LCpl Alejandro Bedoya
Date Posted:01.08.2014 20:53

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - The Marine Corps has greatly changed since its birth in 1775. This past year has further contributed to its evolution. Leaders toured bases across the Corps, addressing Marines face-to-face, female Marines faced the challenges of new physical fitness standards and were afforded new military occupational specialty opportunities. Combat readiness was revolutionized with the implementation of the Integrated Training Exercise aboard the Combat Center. Every year, the Corps reflects upon its successes and areas of opportunity in order to maintain its status as America’s elite fighting force. In 2013, the Corps attained many historic milestones. Not only have our uniforms and standards improved but new avenues have been made for every Marine to pursue.

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