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The U.S. Marine Corps was created on Nov. 10, 1775. It is a combined-arms task force known for its focus on aggressiveness and the offensive. The Marines have been central in developing groundbreaking tactics for maneuver warfare; they can be credited with the development of helicopter insertion doctrine and modern amphibious assault.

There are approximately 186,000 Marines actively serving today, with another 40,000 Marines serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

Find the latest news and information on the U.S. Marine Corps including top stories, technology, policies, leadership, and more.

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Selling the Corps

The strip mall was mostly empty at 10 a.m. on a Monday. It sat in an unimpressive part of town with a mostly unimpressive roster of businesses. At the corner end of it sat the Armed Forces Recruiting Center, all five branches of the US military accounted for in four tightly packed offices. Shades covered windows for the Army, Navy,

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‘We Got Our Miracle’: Freed Americans Back Home in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two U.S. military veterans who disappeared three months ago while fighting with Ukrainian forces against Russia arrived home to Alabama on Saturday, greeted by hugs, cheers and tears of joy at the state’s main airport. Alex Drueke, 40, a U.S. Army veteran, and Andy Huynh, 27, a Marine Corps veteran, had gone missing June 9 in the

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2 American Vets Released by Russian Separatists Arrive in NYC

NEW YORK — Two U.S. military veterans who disappeared three months ago while fighting Russia with Ukrainian forces arrived Friday at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after their release by Russian-backed separatists as part of a prisoner exchange. “We’re looking forward to spending time with family and we’ll be in touch with the media soon,” Alex Drueke said

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An Army Veteran and a Marine Just Celebrated 50 Years of ‘M*A*S*H’

CBS aired the first episode of “M*A*S*H” on Sept. 17, 1972. Based on the Oscar-winning 1970 movie directed by Army Air Forces World War II veteran Robert Altman, the series softened the hard-edged satire and became one of the most popular television series of all time. That September 1972 premiere was just 19 years after the July 27,1953, armistice that

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A War Story, ‘Mosquito Bowl’ Defines Courage, Duty

“The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II,” by Buzz Bissinger (Harper) U.S. Marines training for the invasion of the Japanese island of Okinawa didn’t know they would face the bloodiest fighting in the Pacific theater of World War II. The nearly three-month battle in summer 1945 would cost the Marine Corps, the Army and

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Marine Corps Planning for Wars Where Robots Kill Each Other

Marine leaders are laying out a more detailed and concrete vision for the use of unmanned platforms and drones that includes things like robot-driven supply lines and robot combat in the wake of the huge maritime exercise in the Pacific. Speaking to reporters from Defense One during a panel Thursday, Brig. Gen. Joseph Clearfield, the Corps’ deputy commander for its

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Major Cut to Cost-of-Living Allowances Planned, Then Put on Hold for Service Members in Hawaii

U.S. service members stationed in Hawaii may see a major hit to their cost-of-living allowances this year even though gas, groceries and housing costs continue to rise on the Pacific island chain. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Headquarters warned in a Facebook post Thursday that cuts to the allowances could translate to a “$280-$500 per month” decrease starting in November. “Senior

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Marine Recruiter Facing Four Sex Crimes Charges

SOUTHERN INDIANA — A Clarksville-based U.S. Marine Corps recruiter is facing four sex crimes charges. According to court records, 24-year-old Steven Robinson is charged with one count of child seduction, a Level 5 felony; two counts of Level 6 possession of child pornography and one misdemeanor count of false informing. Jeffersonville police said in the probable cause affidavit they were called to a hotel on Aug. 16 where they found

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