911 Remembrance: Igniting the Spirit of Unity

My fellow Marines, This year marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks upon this great Country we all have served honorably.  It was a terrible day in our most recent history.  As the other infamous dates in our history we will once again stop and remember.  We will mourn for those innocent lives lost.  3,063 […]

Story about a Woman Marine

My maternal grandmother’s little sister, Ruth, joined the Marines during World War II to perform clerical duty. I believe this was before the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve was established. Ruth grew up with her older sister, Betty, and Bob, the oldest of the siblings, in the Mount Washington section of Pittsburgh during the Great Depression. […]

Happy Birthday Marines!

Marine Traditions Passed On

By Judith Gifford As Marine veterans, my husband and I were thrilled this week to be headed to MCRD, San Diego to see our newest Marines graduate from boot camp. We’d had the pleasure of returning to MCRD, Parris Island two years ago for a base tour and graduation ceremony. It had been nearly 30 […]

Once Upon A Time in the Marine Corps

By Clarence Nelson On December 7, 1941 the lives of the young men and women of what has been called the greatest generation of Americans were forever changed. At the time of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, the idea of women in the Marine Corps had not even been considered since WW-I.  But, soon after […]

On Iraq’s Front Lines, It’s ‘A Woman Thing’

Lessons Learned in Today’s Military

http://tinyurl.com/2855puu Lt. Col. Diana Staneszewski is a Western woman who communicates with Afghans in their native tongue, bridging the language barrier and gaining the trust of the locals she encounters on patrol. Job/Position Title: Communications Officer/ AFPAK Hand assigned in Regional Command South to the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team in support of the 411th Civil Affairs […]