Honoring Tradition: Formal Recitation of the Marine Corps Birthday

Alex Liddell of the United States Marine Corps delivers a formal recitation of the Marine Corps Birthday Message, originally authored by the 13th Commandant, John A. Lejeune. This reading is a storied tradition, capturing the spirit and history of the Marine Corps, serving to inspire and uphold the Corps’ rich legacy. The 248TH USMC BIRTHDAY MESSAGE (Written and Audio) “On November 1st, 1921, John A. … Continue reading Honoring Tradition: Formal Recitation of the Marine Corps Birthday

Building Bridges: USMC’s New Initiative to Connect with the Fleet through Social Media

In a recent video post, the 39th USMC Commandant, General Eric Smith (awaiting confirmation), along with the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, SgtMaj Carlos Ruiz, unveiled their vision for a more interconnected Marine Corps community through social media. They emphasized the importance of fostering a culture of open communication, sharing, and feedback from service members across all ranks. The Rise of Social Media in … Continue reading Building Bridges: USMC’s New Initiative to Connect with the Fleet through Social Media

Happy Birthday to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Established on August 29, 1916, by an act of Congress, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve has flourished into a force of steadfast warriors, ready to defend and uphold the principles upon which our great nation was founded. Throughout its storied journey, the Marine Corps Reserve has been a crucial component of our national defense strategy. From its pivotal role in World War I to its … Continue reading Happy Birthday to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Marine of the Year 2023: Master Sgt. Kevin Haunschild

ARLINGTON, VA., March 22, 2023 – Military Times and the Military Times Foundation have announced that Marine Master Sergeant Kevin Haunschild has been recognized with the “Marine of the Year” award for his exceptional service to his country. This prestigious award has been presented for the past 22 years and honors one outstanding military member from each branch of service who has demonstrated exemplary military … Continue reading Marine of the Year 2023: Master Sgt. Kevin Haunschild

Marine Corps Announces 20th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

WASHINGTON PRESS RELEASE Sergeant Major Carlos A. Ruiz has been selected to serve as the 20th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. Sgt. Maj. Ruiz is currently serving as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve and U.S. Marines Corps Forces South. He will replace Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black during a relief and appointment ceremony slated for … Continue reading Marine Corps Announces 20th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

Remembering Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, USMC

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, USMC passed away April 28th, 2023. Let us honor his accomplishments and valuable contributions to our nation, the Marine Corps, and the world. “Always speak truth to power, no matter the cost,” Stewart said. “There’s no shortage of opinion, informed or otherwise, in government and elsewhere, about how intelligence analysis should be conducted.” “Unless we are forthright, honest and candid we … Continue reading Remembering Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, USMC

‘Sun’s out, guns out.’ Sleeves up for the Marine Corps

Once again, it’s that time of the year when the Marine Corps proudly display their Semper Fi spirit by rolling up their sleeves on their uniforms. The decision to roll sleeves up and down throughout history is an intriguing reflection of the Marine Corps pride in its distinctive qualities that set it apart from other branches of the military. “Sgt. Maj. Barrett and I have … Continue reading ‘Sun’s out, guns out.’ Sleeves up for the Marine Corps

50 YEARS LATER “THE QUIGLEY” HAS THE SAME WICKED REPUTATION

Adopted from Jim Andrews 2017 article / PAO StaffMarine Corps Base Quantico The assignment given to then-1st Lt. William J. Quigley was simple and to the point. Create a course where “each candidate should look like they tangled with two constipated pit bulls, and lost.” The result was a 50-yard section of the Officer Candidates School’s (OCS) Combat Course, filled with snakes in the summer … Continue reading 50 YEARS LATER “THE QUIGLEY” HAS THE SAME WICKED REPUTATION

Service Members get an extra $100,000 in life insurance coverage

Service members will automatically receive an extra $100,000 of life insurance coverage as of March 1, increasing the maximum Service members’ Group Life Insurance coverage amount to $500,000. All service members will automatically get the increased coverage, including those who have previously reduced or declined their Service members’ Group Life Insurance, known as SGLI. The boost in coverage applies to all those eligible for SGLI, … Continue reading Service Members get an extra $100,000 in life insurance coverage

Does having Military Experience make a better President?

Military service has played a significant role in American politics, particularly when it comes to the presidency. Of the 45 presidents of the United States, 31 had some form of military experience, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This includes some of the most prominent and respected figures in American history, such as George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The value … Continue reading Does having Military Experience make a better President?