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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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These 2 Marines Are the Service’s Top Recruiters. Here’s How They’re Navigating the Recruiting Crisis.

The Marine Corps recognized its top two recruiters across the service last week. Competing with more than 3,200 other recruiters in the Marine Corps, Gunnery Sgts. Russell Cowan and Tristan Wiggin earned the titles of top recruiter and runner-up, respectively. “These recruiters are the hunter-gatherers,” Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Christopher Mahoney said Friday. “They are the ones

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Marines Transport Nearly 60,000 Pounds of Humanitarian Relief to Disaster-Struck Philippines

The Marine Corps delivered nearly 60,000 pounds of aid to the southern Philippines over the weekend after the country was hit by torrential rains and deadly mudslides. Pacific-based Marines were tapped to provide humanitarian assistance following flooding that has affected roughly 1.2 million people and displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in the Mindanao region. Troops with the III Marine

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5 Marines Killed in California Helicopter Crash Identified as Families Grieve

The Marine Corps has identified five service members who were killed after their CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed in Southern California on Tuesday. Lance Cpl. Donovan Davis, 21; Sgt. Alec Langen, 23; Capt. Benjamin Moulton, 27; Capt. Jack Casey, 26; and Capt. Miguel Nava, 28, died when their aircraft went down near a mountainous part of the state east of

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Is the Marine Corps Becoming ‘Animal House’?

The opinions expressed in this op-ed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Military.com. If you would like to submit your own commentary, please send your article to opinions@military.com for consideration. Civilian dorm advisers are being added to Marine Corps barracks. What’s next? Fizzies in the base swimming pool? A dead horse in the

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Tied to a Range of Cancers, CDC Study Says

NEW YORK — Military personnel stationed at Camp Lejeune from 1975 to 1985 had at least a 20% higher risk for a number of cancers than those stationed elsewhere, federal health officials said Wednesday in a long-awaited study about the North Carolina base’s contaminated drinking water. Federal health officials called the research one the largest ever done in the United

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Pentagon Weighs Extending USS Bataan and Marine Expeditionary Unit Deployment in Middle East Amid Turmoil

The Pentagon is considering extending a deployment for Marines and sailors who have been operating in the Middle East and Mediterranean since the summer, according to a defense official, a potentially lengthy extension amid questions over the readiness of Navy ships that could relieve them. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, or ARG, which includes roughly 2,000 Marines, has been patrolling

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