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HQMC News
Into the danger zone: MCAS Miramar ARFF conducts HAZMAT exercise By Cpl. Jake McClung | May 21, 2018
6th ESB kicks off exercise Red Dagger 2018 By Sgt. Melanie A Wolf | May 18, 2018
Balikatan 18: AFP, US military forces conduct combined Amphibious Exercise By Petty Officer 1st Class Nardel Gervacio | May 11, 2018
Marine Snipers get more lethal with Mk13 Sniper Rifle By Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication | May 9, 2018
Pet movement information By Courtesy Story | May 8, 2018
Balikatan 18: Opening Ceremony By Petty Officer 1st Class Nardel Gervacio | May 8, 2018
Golden Gloves: The Fighters of the 1st Marine Division Boxing Team By Lance Cpl. Megan Brown | May 4, 2018
Mission
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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