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Listing of Naval and Marine Corps Naval Aces (Aircrew with over five "kills.")
Officer Job Descriptions
Job descriptions and qualification criteria for Marine Corps commissioned officer and warrant officer jobs.
Many people's impressions of artillery are just guys pulling the triggers of big guns, firing rounds over long distances, but that is only a small part of their job. It takes a lot of hard work, training and planning to do what artillery Marines do. The main purpose of artillery is to shoot, move and communicate, but there is a lot to be done to get to that point.
Cell Phones in Uniform
Now, even work-issued cell phones and similar digital equipment cannot be worn exposed on Marine Corps uniforms. Updating orders at least 12 years old, Marine Corps Administrative Message 065/08 spells out a small but significant change in an age where many Marines carry cell phones, PDAs and hands-free earpieces for their official duties.
Civilian Police on Marine Corps Bases
The Marine Corps began plans to hire approximately 1,200 Civilian Police Officers over the next four years in June to help ease the operational stress on the Corps’ military police and to enhance the Provost Marshals Office capabilities on its U.S. installations.
Combat Training Instructor Duty
Since established as a Special Duty Assignment in Oct. 2002, the MCT instructor billet, MOS 8513, offers Marines an alternative to drill instructor duty and recruiting duty. While it may be a substitute, it still fulfills the B-billet or SDA requirement, which most feel is necessary to advance in the staff NCO ranks.
The Core Values of the United States Marine Corps.
Drill Instructor Duty
Drill Instructor Duty is considered one of the most honored and valuable positions a Marine can hold, and is absolutely vital to the process of making Marines.
According to Marine Corps Order 5100.19E, changes to certain traffic issues will be instituted Corps wide affective immediately. The order prohibits the use of cell phones while driving, requires headlights to be on when there is precipitation in the air and mandates the utilization of seatbelts. The order also states that violators will have to face the consequences.
How far can a Dragon shoot? Facts about the Marine's aircraft, equipment, and vehicles.
The Marine Corps fraternization policy is contained in Marine Corps Manual 1100.4. Fraternization is the term used to describe improper personal and business relationships among Marines of different ranks or positions.
Ever wonder what an Infantry Marine packs up to go on patrol? The answer may surprise you. The standard fighting load for Marines in Iraq is anything but "standard." with today's gear, combat loads are tailor fitted. Even packs come with detachable pouches, adding and taking away space for gear. It's a balancing act.
Each of the military services impose grooming standards on their military personnel, as part of their Dress & Appearance, or Uniform Regulations. Here are the grooming standards for the United States Marine Corps.
In the past, it may not have been uncommon to see a group of Marines engage in a ritual or right of passage that could have been perceived as cruel, abusive or humiliating. But as today's Marines are learning, an uncorrected pattern of misconduct does not qualify as a tradition.
With plans for a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in the near future, the Marines of 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, are honing their mountaineering skills in order to be ready for combat in any clime or place. Reverting to a less technological means of maneuver warfare, these Marines are preparing for service with horses and mules to ensure success on the battlefield.
Jane Wayne Day
A long-time tradition in the United States Marine Corps, Jane Wayne Day shows Marine Corps spouses what it's like to be a United States Marine for a Day.
Some dogs help people in wheelchairs, some dogs help people that use walking sticks, and some dogs help find people who are missing, but the dogs in the Marine Corps protect the lives of Marines who work and serve.
Laser Eye Surgery Policies
The current laser eye surgery policies for the Navy and Marine Corps, both for new recruits (those joining) and for those already in the military.
Marine One Crew Chiefs
Informative article about the crew chiefs who work on the President's helicopter.
There are many ways of reaching a battlefield to unleash fire and brimstone against a dug-in enemy, but the distinctive rumble of a tracked Assault Amphibian Vehicle (AAV) lets the enemy know the Marines are coming.
Description of Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs).
After we lose servicemembers in a war, many do not think about who gets them back home. For those Marines who died during Operation Iraqi Freedom, there is a small, virtually-unknown company of reservists who answered the call.
MOS (Jobs) Listing -- Enlisted
Listing of Enlisted Job Opportunities in the U.S. Marine Corps.
New Evening Dress Uniform in the Making?
Representatives from the Marine Corps Systems Command Clothing team fitted three Depot Marines with new uniform prototypes Oct. 21 (2003), as part of the Marine Corps Uniform Board's attempt to improve male and female Evening Dress uniforms.
Recon Selection Screening
Ever wonder what it takes to be selected for Marine Recon Training? Well, a screening was recently conducted at Mirimar Air Station. This article gives an overview of exactly what wanna-be recon Marines had to accomplish just to be considered for Marine Recon Training.
An average week for a Marine Corps Recruiter is Monday through Saturday and sometimes Sunday. The workday can easily begin at 5 a.m. and end as late as 9 p.m. and beyond. He will drive over 1,800 miles, work in excess of 60 hours, make 500 phone calls, conduct 15 interviews and process two new working applicants at the Military Entrance Processing Station.
The famous U.S. Marine "This is my Rifle," Creed.
They're the Marines who clear the path into combat. Marines called "sappers" use cunning determination and skill to defeat enemy defenses and they learn how to do it right in Camp Pendleton. Sapper course offers combat- arms Marines an opportunity to learn new techniques, from field maneuvering to dealing with high explosives during combat.
Satellite Communications Operators
Marines taking part in Operation Iraqi Freedom sent emails home to friends and family in the United States. However, the fact that they had internet access in the middle of the desert is often overlooked. Even more so is the fact that one job in the Marine Corps allows that sort of communication. And, Marines make it happen.
Due to the nature of the sniper's mission, they must be trained mentally and physically to operate independently forward of friendly positions on the battlefield. The Marine Scout Sniper School trains, not only Marines, but members of the other military services, as well.
Background, Description, and Symbolism of the U.S Marine Corps Seal. The Marine Corps Seal, designed by the Marine Corps Uniform Board in accordance with instructions of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, then General Lemuel G. Shepherd, Jr., was adopted by Presidential Executive Order 10538 of 22 June 1954.
In the northern jungles of Okinawa there's a group of individuals stranded, without the aid of food, water, shelter, and the basic necessities required to survive. They are tired, hungry and looking forward to going home at the end of their ordeal. Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape training (SERE) is held monthly at the Jungle Warfare Training Center at Camp Gonsalves.
Single Marine Program
The Single Marines Program (SMP) encourages and assists single Marines in identifying and planning recreational and leisure activities while assisting commands in identifying and recommending solutions for quality of life issues.
The Marine Corps sniper has covered his face with paint that resembles the natural surroundings about him, and he is covered with grass from the field in which he is hiding. Less than 300 yards away is an enemy considered to be armed and dangerous. The sniper must get even closer to him to get the perfect shot and eliminate the threat the enemy poses.
Marines have always been known as the few and the proud. But on June 20, 2003, the Marine Corps took its first steps toward assembling a group of warriors even fewer and prouder as part of the U.S. Special Operations Command.
Special Operations Command
The Marine Corps will soon officially join the special operations community with a new Marine Special Operations Command to become a component of U.S. Special Operations Command, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has announced. The 2,600-member command will have three subordinate elements: a special operations regiment, foreign military training unit and special operations support group.
Special Reaction Teams
Ten Marines from the Provost Marshal’s Office make-up a Special Reaction Team (SRT). The Special Reaction Team is specially trained to handle missions beyond the call of duty for basically trained military policemen. Such teams are the S.W.A.T. of the Marine Corps.
The Few, the Proud
For a very few, the Marines offer perhaps the best benefit of all -- a new life.
Water Survival Instructor Duty
The instructors' days are spent teaching Marines young and old the proper techniques to use in the water. From basic survival strokes, to rescues, to simulated situations one might face in combat, the instructors are a wealth of knowledge in all areas related to water survival.
Surviving Marine Corps Boot Camp
Part V of a multi-part article about military basic training. In this part, all about Marine Corps Boot Camp.
Women in Special Operations
Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command is making women an integral part of spec ops teams in Afghanistan.