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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates cultural diversity 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
Uniform board seeks Marine feedback on female hairstyles 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 30, MORE
Making the NAE a readiness engine 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
Civilian leaders spend a day with the Corps 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
Infantrymen engage Taliban insurgents during 4th of July weekend 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
New design offers 'one-stop shop' for Department of Defense news, information July 9, 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
Devil dog at 7 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
Marine Corps returns to its amphibious 'wheelhouse' June 30, 2014 — After more than a decade of land-based combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Marine Corps' new Expeditionary Force 21 doctrine is returning the service to its amphibious roots, a senior Marine Corps official told said June 27. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr., deputy commandant for Combat Development and Integration and the MORE
Obama: Investment in veterans produces tomorrow's leaders June 23, 2014 — The promise of a better tomorrow made to U.S. military veterans of World War II seven decades ago with the signing of the original GI Bill is the same promise the nation is keeping with its newest veterans and their families through the Post-9/11 GI Bill, President Barack Obama said in an opinion piece published June 20 on the website of the MORE
Hagel: Proposed defense budget tailored to meet future threats June 18, 2014 — After more than a decade of large, land-based operations driven by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the proposed Defense Department budget for the coming fiscal year focuses on new and emerging threats, including those in cyberspace, with the department proposing significant reductions in the size of the Army and Marines, Defense Secretary Chuck MORE

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