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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.

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Marine Vet Adam Driver Plays a Professor of ‘Hitler Studies’ in His Upcoming Netflix Movie

Marine Corps veteran Adam Driver stars in “White Noise,” a movie that finally brings Don Delillo’s influential 1985 novel to the screen after nearly four decades of failed attempts. The film will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in August and the New York Film Festival in October before streaming on Netflix later this fall. Driver again works with writer

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Veterans Were Denied $14 Million in Payments Because VA Mishandled Lejeune Water Claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs mishandled nearly 40% of all disability claims filed for exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, denying or delaying benefits for more than 21,000 affected veterans, the department’s top watchdog has found. Of 57,500 claims filed since 2017 for illnesses related to water contamination at the base that spanned more than 30 years,

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Creating a Real Deterrent to Defend Taiwan

Gary Anderson lectures of Wargaming and Alternative Analysis at the George Washington University’’ Elliott School of International Affairs 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. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David

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Marine Veteran Is the Latest Arrest as Jan. 6 Prosecutions Continue

A Marine Corps veteran and former combat videographer was arrested Tuesday by federal officials in Alabama on eight charges stemming from his alleged actions at the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021. The Department of Justice announced that Kaleb Dillard, 26, had been taken into custody in Columbiana, Alabama, on felony offenses of assaulting law enforcement officers and interfering

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Finland, Sweden Offer NATO an Edge as Rivalry Warms up North

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first surprise, for the Finnish conscripts and officers taking part in a NATO-hosted military exercise in the Arctic this spring: the sudden roar of a U.S. Marine helicopter assault force, touching down in a field right next to the Finns’ well-hidden command post. The second surprise: Spilling out of their field headquarters, the Finnish Signal Corps

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Marines Reporting ‘Tremendous Success’ Convincing Troops to Stay in the Service

The Marine Corps is celebrating the “tremendous success” of the Commandant’s Retention Program — one of the branch’s latest efforts to not only retain Marines but transform the force into an older, more elite organization. For the first time in 10 years, the service met its retention goals amid struggles and challenges for all branches to keep and retain troops.

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Camp Pendleton Marine Killed in Kabul Honored with Posthumous Medal at Disneyland

Space Mountain was Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola’s favorite ride. Disneyland was his happy place. So on Monday, Aug. 8, it was only fitting that a posthumous medal — commemorating the young Marine for his actions on Aug. 26 while standing guard at Kabul’s airport in Afghanistan — was presented to his family during Disneyland’s somber Flag Retreat Ceremony. The notable lowering of the flag is held daily at the

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These Troops Bought Guns on Base. Then They Used the Firearms to Take Their Own Lives.

Sgt. Anthony Muhlstadt was pumped when he first arrived at Twentynine Palms, California. The 23-year-old Marine thought he had arrived among the “badasses of the world,” according to his mother. But that excitement faded last year as his relationships with his fellow Marines soured, turning into skirmishes. One night, he was jumped in the barracks because he helped a junior

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