« September 2016 | Main | November 2016 »

October 31, 2016

An Unshakable Bond, a Drive to Succeed

By Sgt. Sara Graham | Marine Corps Forces Reserves | October 31, 2016

HUMACAO, Puerto Rico -- Santos is a 23 year old native of Caguas, Puerto Rico. His demeanor reflects a determination to succeed in life not only as a civilian in Puerto Rico but as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Continue reading:

http://www.marforres.marines.mil/Marine-Reserve-News-Photos/Marine-Reserve-News/Article/991270/an-unshakable-bond-a-drive-to-succeed/

October 30, 2016

Army medic Samuel Kosgei returns to front of Marine Corps Marathon field

By C.J. LIN | STARS AND STRIPES
Published: October 30, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. — Repeating his win from two years ago, Army Spc. Samuel Kosgei claimed first place at the 41st Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday.

Continue reading:

http://www.stripes.com/army-medic-samuel-kosgei-returns-to-front-of-marine-corps-marathon-field-1.436600

Marine's memory goes the distance

Sunday, Posted at 12:01 AM, Oct. 30, 2016
By Sarah Hauck

A single set of footprints in the snow leading to his son’s grave gave a grieving father a fear he never thought he would have to face; his son being forgotten.

Continue reading:

http://www.jdnews.com/news/20161030/marines-memory-goes-distance

October 28, 2016

This hero horse of the Marine Corps just got her own statue

By Logan Nye
Oct 28, 2016 5:34:50 am

Staff Sgt. Reckless, a Marine Corps horse who resupplied her fellow troops during some of the hottest fighting in the Korean War, was just honored with a monument in Camp Pendleton, California.

Continue reading:

http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/this-hero-horse-of-the-marine-corps-just-got-her-own-statue

October 19, 2016

This Film Shows How The Government Fails Vets On Mental Health

By DEREK COY
on October 19, 2016

It’s no secret that our newest generation of warfighters has been plagued with a slew of mental health issues over the past decade and a half. Though suicide statistics are somewhat difficult to come by, there’s no doubt that diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues affect significant numbers of post-9/11 vets. Who, if anyone, is to blame for this disgrace? And what can be done about it? These are the questions Tom Donahue brilliantly shines a light on in “Thank You For Your Service” — an important documentary for anyone wanting to understand the impact of mental health problems on our veterans.

Continue reading:

http://taskandpurpose.com/film-shows-government-fails-vets-mental-health/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=tp-facebook&utm_campaign=support

October 18, 2016

Marine who received Medal of Honor for bravery in Vietnam dies

By: Jeff Schogol, October 18, 2016 (Photo Credit: Doug Sterner.)

Medal of Honor recipient Richard Pittman, who traded his rifle for a machine gun to save many of his fellow Marines, has died at the age of 71.

Continue reading more about this Vietnam Veteran Hero:

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/medal-of-honor-recipient-marine-veteran-richard-pittman-dies

October 12, 2016

Iwo Jima’s top enlisted says crew is ready for Haiti relief mission

By: David B. Larter, October 12, 2016 (Photo Credit: PO2 Andrew Murray)

ATLANTIC OCEAN, ABOARD THE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP IWO JIMA — This gator flattop wasn’t planning on getting underway last Wednesday from its Mayport, Florida,nea homeport. Then Hurricane Matthew swirled towards Haiti and the East Coast, the storm's path becoming more menacing just as the ship sortied on Oct. 5.

Continue reading:

https://www.navytimes.com/articles/iwo-jimas-top-enlisted-says-crew-is-ready-for-haiti-relief-mission

October 11, 2016

San Francisco Fleet Week

Photos by Cpl. Gabrielle Quire
Date Taken: 10.06.2016 | Date Posted: 10.11.2016 09:2

The USMCR Centennial celebrates the 100th anniversary Oct. 6, 2016, since the Marine Corps Reserve has been established. The centennial celebration brings all aspects of the Marine Corps Total Force together to commemorate its heritage and current contributions with Marines past and present, their families, employers, communities and support groups.

Contnue to view photos:

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2906082/san-francisco-fleet-week

October 5, 2016

Bushmaster Challenge

Story by Cpl Kaitlyn Klein
Date Posted: 10.05.2016 14:07

Among the four fast and mobilized, armored, terrestrial reconnaissance battalions of the United States Marine Corps, four crews were selected to go head-to-head during the first ever Bushmaster Challenge. The competition took place during daylight and nighttime hours on range SR-7 aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 3-4.

Continue reading:

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/211358/bushmaster-challenge