Oct. 13, 2017
DoD Announces Policies Affecting Foreign Nationals Entering Military
The Defense Department is releasing two policies that will affect foreign nationals entering the military or who are already in the military, the DoD’s chief of accessions said.
Oct. 3, 2017
Marine Veteran Reflects on Invictus Games Experience
Medically retired Marine Corps Sgt. Gabby Graves-Wake said she enjoyed being the goalie, playing with athletes from the 17 nations competing in the 2017 Invictus Games.
Oct. 2, 2017
Invictus Games Athlete Continues Family Military Tradition
Marine Corps Sgt. Ivan Sears, who competed at the recently concluded 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, earned gold medals in the men’s 100-meter, 200-meter, 400-meter and 1,500-meter wheelchair races; a gold medal with Team U.S. in wheelchair basketball and a bronze medal with Team U.S. in wheelchair rugby.
Sept. 27, 2017
Marine Corps Base Wins Recreation Management Award
NEW ORLEANS —
Defense officials said one of four nominated Defense Department installations was recognized as the winner of the 2017 National Gold Medal Grand Plaque Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management for the armed forces during a ceremony in New Orleans, La.
Sept. 26, 2017
Retired Marine Breaks Personal Record, Takes Gold at Invictus Games
At the Invictus Games in Toronto, more than 550 wounded, ill and injured service members from 17 nations are competing in 12 sporting events, including medically retired Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder.
Sept. 14, 2017
Marines Assist Irma Relief Efforts in Caribbean, Florida
KEY WEST, Fla. —
Marines successfully evacuated 1,600 citizens stranded on Caribbean islands that took Irma’s full impact and delivered more than 52,000 pounds of supplies and equipment to Key West, Fla. during Hurricane Irma relief efforts.
Sept. 6, 2017
Alligator Dagger Exercise Tests Warfighting Capabilities
GULF OF ADEN —
Two miles off the coast of Djibouti, an Amphibious Readiness Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to come ashore during Alligator Dagger, a two-week exercise.
Aug. 29, 2017
Last Marine Unit on Horseback Celebrates 50th Anniversary
BARSTOW, Calif. —
The United States Marine Corps’ last remaining mounted color guard celebrates their 50th year in service this year -- attending rodeos, parades and other events across the country, but it’s the day-to-day life that keeps these horse-borne Marines grounded.
Aug. 23, 2017
Marine Logisticians Flex Muscles at Exercise Northern Viper
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan —
Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 and Combat Logistics Battalion 4 used a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter for external lift training during Exercise Northern Viper 2017 at Draughon Range near Misawa Air Base, Japan, where they attached a 6,500 pound storage container to the helicopter while the aircraft hovered.
Aug. 14, 2017
U.S., Japanese Troops Team Up for Northern Viper Exercise
HOKKAIDO, Japan —
Exercise Northern Viper is a joint contingency exercise that tests the interoperability and bilateral capability of the Japan Self-Defense Force troops and U.S. Marines.