Category: USMC

Paying Back a Karmic Debt

In the late 1970s when I was a young PFC fresh out of Military Police School, the Marine Corps sent me to Camp Pendleton via LAX. The bus from LAX dropped me in downtown Oceanside and I had no instructions on how to get to the base. So there I was…21 years old and a…

Model Marine Continuously Emulates Esprit De Corps

Model Marine Continuously Emulates Esprit De Corps Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort  Story by Lance Cpl. Courtney White Date: 01.14.2010 Posted: 01.14.2010 03:13   Growing up, many children watch Marine recruiting commercials and think that it would be amazing to become a Marine, though most do not fill the boots when the time comes. For…

Female Marines Reach Out to Afghan Women – CBS Evening News – CBS News

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Jan. 3, 2010 Female Marines Reach Out to Afghan Women Marine Team Military Formed Last Summer Tasked to Gain Intelligence From Afghanistan’s Female Population By Mandy Clark Play CBS Video Video Laying Peaceful Foundation Women of the U.S. Marines are on a special mission to win over the hearts and minds of…

You Joined What?

Did your parents utter those words when you joined the Marine Corps? Mine did, but back in the 1970s, they were pretty much kept in the dark about what was going on at boot camp unless I wrote and told them. Now, there’s a website for Marine parents to connect, share and compare notes with each…