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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates cultural diversity

By Amaani Lyle | September 18, 2014

Since 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson was in office, America has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to celebrate the contributions and culture of citizens of Latin American descent.  Today's start of National Hispanic Heritage Month also marks the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, MORE
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Uniform board seeks Marine feedback on female hairstyles

By Cpl. Samuel Ellis | August 11, 2014

The Marine Corps Uniform Board released a special uniform survey Aug. 11 to gather Marine opinions concerning two female hairstyles — locks (dreadlocks) and twists.  Earlier this year, the DoD mandated all services review their female hairstyle regulations.  The uniform board held a special working group to review female hairstyle regulations May MORE
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Marine F-35B arrives at Eglin Making the NAE a readiness engine

By Headquarters Marine Corps | July 31, 2014

This July marks ten years since the establishment of the Naval Aviation Enterprise, a partnership of Navy and Marine Corps aviation leaders working together to advance readiness at an affordable cost. Since 2004, Naval Aviation leaders have been—and still are—collaborating across commands and service branches to target cost drivers and readiness MORE
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Civilian leaders spend a day with the Corps Civilian leaders spend a day with the Corps

By Cpl. Samuel Ellis | July 22, 2014

Taking a ride on a tiltrotor aircraft, firing military-grade weapons and picking the mind of a four-star general may not be the agenda for a typical Friday, but it was for 17 civilian leaders from across the country as they participated in the Marine Corps Executive Forum in the national capital region July 18.  The Executive Forum is held five MORE
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Infantrymen engage Taliban insurgents during 4th of July weekend Infantrymen engage Taliban insurgents during 4th of July weekend

By Cpl. Joseph Scanlan | July 14, 2014

While many Americans in the United States were celebrating during the Fourth of July weekend, Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, were engaging Taliban insurgents in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  The infantrymen along with Afghan National Army soldiers operated within close proximity of Camp Leatherneck to continue MORE
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New design offers 'one-stop shop' for Department of Defense news, information

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. | July 09, 2014, the Defense Department's official website, took on a new look overnight, thanks to a home page redesign that officials said was driven in large part by user feedback.  Visitors to the site will find a new, richer content experience, said John Valceanu, chief of the news content management division at the Defense Media Activity MORE
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Devil dog at 7

By Cpl. Samuel Ellis | June 30, 2014

He has two dreams. The first is to be like his father, a retired Marine colonel, whom he adores. It only makes sense that his second dream is to become a Marine, the next in a family that has a blood stripe stretching back all the way to a great grandfather who fought in World War I.  Unfortunately, his second dream seemed unattainable due to a MORE
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Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (HQMC), located in Arlington, Virginia, consists of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and those staff agencies that advise and assist him in discharging his responsibilities prescribed by law and higher authority. The Commandant is directly responsible to the Secretary of the Navy for the total performance of the Marine Corps. This includes the administration, discipline, internal organization, training requirements, efficiency, and readiness of the service. The function, composition, and general duties of HQMC are defined in the United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle C, Part 1, Chapter 506 (Headquarters, Marine Corps).

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea, utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. Alongside the U.S. Navy, the Marine Corps operates under the United States Department of the Navy.

The Marine Corps, with authorized end strength of 202,100 active duty and 39,600 reserve Marines, is the smallest of the United States armed forces in the Department of Defense.
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