“A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago – there’s no such thing as a former Marine. You’re a Marine, just in a different uniform and you’re in a different phase of your life. But you’ll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills … Read more
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By Julian E. BarnesAugust 12, 2010, 4:21 PM ETSAN DIEGO — The U.S. Marine Corps will begin to reduce its size as the number of troops in Afghanistan is cut, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today. Under the strain of large deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years, the Pentagon expanded the Corps … Read more
OUTSTANDING! Just has to pass the Senate now..~Wally May 4, 2010House votes to add Marine Corps name to Navy Dept WASHINGTON — More than 200 years after the first Marines fought in the Revolutionary War, the Marine Corps would finally get its name on the door under legislation the House has approved. The House by … Read more
STATEMENT OF GENERAL JAMES T. CONWAY, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS, BEFORE THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE ON THE 2010 POSTURE OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS,FEBRUARY 25, 2010 Chairman Levin, Senator McCain, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to provide a written report for the record on the current posture of … Read more
Date Signed: 10/5/2009 ALMAR Active Number: 033/09 R 051329Z OCT 09UNCLASSIFIED//ALMAR 033/09MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//SUBJ/UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY MESSAGE – 10 NOVEMBER 2009//GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. UNITED STATES MARINES REPRESENT THE BEST YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN OUR NATION HAS TO OFFER. TO BE A MARINE IS TO BE A MEMBER OF AMERICA’S WARRIOR CLASS – TO BE … Read more
Date Signed: 6/24/2009 ALMAR Active Number: 020/09 R 241423Z JUN 09UNCLASSIFIED//ALMAR 020/09MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC CMC//SUBJ/INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE//GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. INDEPENDENCE DAY IS THE DAY AMERICANS OFFICIALLY CELEBRATE THE BIRTH, HISTORY, AND TRADITIONS OF OUR COUNTRY. IT IS MOST APPROPRIATE THAT OUR NATION’S WARRIORS USE THE FOURTH OF JULY TO REFLECT ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN … Read more
By Jeff Schogol, [ Stars and Stripes ]Mideast edition, Thursday, April 30, 2009 ARLINGTON, Va. — All U.S. Marines will likely leave Iraq next year, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway said Wednesday. All U.S. combat troops are expected to leave Iraq in August 2010, leaving behind a smaller force to train and mentor Iraqi … Read more