« February 2018 | Main

June 17, 2018

New Marine Corps Leave Policy May Offer Tough Choice to Parents

Military.com 17 Jun 2018 By Hope Hodge Seck

A new Marine Corps family leave policy rolled out at the behest of Congress last week offers parents more flexibility in how they take leave after the birth or adoption of a child. It may also, however, leave some with difficult choices regarding which parent takes the bulk of allowed leave.

Continue reading:

June 9, 2018

Marines Engaged in Direct Gunfights with ISIS in Syria, Commander Says

9 Jun 2018
Military.com | By Matthew Cox

U.S. Marines, attached to special operations forces in Syria, often found themselves in direct-fire gunfights with Islamic State fighters earlier this year, according to the commander of the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response for Central Command.

Continue reading:

June 8, 2018

Platinum Ren 2018

Date Taken: 06.04.2018 | Date Posted: 06.08.2018 15:51

U.S. Marines with 1st Platoon, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and Norwegian Coastal Ranger Commandos (KJK) conduct a reconnaissance and surveillance patrol during Exercise Platinum Ren at Sorreisa, Norway, May 21, 2018. The exercise is a theater security cooperation training evolution with KJKs held to sustain mission essential tasks in a harsh operating environment and strengthen coalition partnerships.

Continue to view video:

June 2, 2018

Documentary looks to tell the remarkable story of Marine special operator James Capers Jr.

Published: June 2, 2018

WASHINGTON — No matter what hell was enveloping James Capers Jr. and his Force Reconnaissance Marines, when it was time to escape a melee he was the last man on the ground — sometimes holding off enemy attackers alone before boarding a helicopter to safety.

Continue reading: