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USTRANSCOM completes transportation management system proof of principle By By Michael P. Kleiman | December 13, 2017
Marine Corps fields ‘game changer’ biometric data collection system By Kaitlin Kelly | December 12, 2017
Cpl. Carpintero's route to Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor status By Lance Cpl. Savannah Mesimer | December 8, 2017
Robot dog improves SOF medical practices By Cpl. Bryann K. Whitley | December 7, 2017
VMM-265 Embarkation Marine lives in the details By Lance Cpl. Jonah Baase | December 6, 2017
Friendly Competition: 2nd TSB Marines compete in Commander’s Cup 2017 By Lance Cpl. Abrey Liggins | December 6, 2017
MCAS Iwakuni welcomes US Navy squadrons By Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera | December 5, 2017
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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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131st Bomb Wing Family Day
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131st Bomb Wing Family Day
131st Bomb Wing Family Day held at both Whitman AFB and Jefferson Barracks Air National Guard Base. Hundreds of Missouri Air National Guard members and their family members gathered at both Air National Guard Base Jefferson Barracks and Whitman Air Force Base to celebrate Family Day over September Drill. The day kicked off with a resiliency seminar for spouses. Representatives from a multitude of military resources created an atmosphere where spouses could meet key figures and have their questions answered. Children of members were invited for breakfast and crafts so parents could focus on the seminar. Families enjoyed a picnic lunch and a variety of family-friendly activities. Jefferson Barrackes featured a visit by Chief, an Anhesuser Busch Clydesdale and the 501st Legion, which is a group of Star Wars enthusiast who share their passions at special charity and family events. At Whitman Air Force Base children were able to participate in a mock deployment and get their hands on real pilot flight gear. The day's events also featured corn hole, children's games, live music and pony rides. Missouri Air National Guardsmen have a unique mission in which they serve both a state and federal mission. Airmen can be called up at a moments notice to support State Emergency Duty or overseas missions. Without a strong support system it would be very hard for Missouri Air National Guardsmen to get the mission done. Celebrating our members and their support group is what family day is all about.