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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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Truck Driver Acquitted in Deaths of 7 Veterans in Head-On Collision with Motorcycles

CONCORD, N.H. — A jury on Tuesday acquitted a commercial truck driver of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a horrific head-on collision in northern New Hampshire that exposed fatal flaws in the processing of license revocations across states. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was found innocent on seven counts of manslaughter, seven counts of negligent homicide

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Marine General Takes Over Africa Command, Sees Challenges

STUTTGART, Germany — Marine Gen. Michael Langley took over as the top U.S. commander for Africa on Tuesday, heading U.S. military operations on a continent with some of the most active and dangerous insurgent groups and a relatively small Pentagon footprint. Langley, who made history on Saturday when he became the first African American in the Marine Corps to be

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Is the Marine Corps Becoming Irrelevant?

Gary Anderson was chief of staff of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory and the first director of the Marine Corps’ Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities. 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

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Marine Who Rioted in the Capitol on Jan. 6 Gets Probation

A former Marine charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful entry of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced Thursday to two years’ probation, 60 hours of community service and $500 in restitution after both the prosecution and defense used his prior military service to further their arguments in court. On Jan.  6, Andrew Cavanaugh, 37, entered the Capitol

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Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Simanek Dies at 92

Marine Pfc. Robert E. had just fallen asleep after a night patrol in August 1952 when he was rousted to serve as radioman for a 12-man squad headed to occupy a place called “Outpost Irene” north of Seoul. He thought it was going to be easy. “I had been to the outpost before and thought of it as a somewhat

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‘This Warship Makes War Less Likely:’ USS Fort Lauderdale Commissioned in Ceremony

As Capt. James Quaresimo spoke during Saturday’s commissioning of the USS Fort Lauderdale, a sense of readiness could be felt throughout the invitation-only, civilian-heavy crowd of about 4,000. Regarding the importance of controlling the sea, Quaresimo, the ships’ commanding officer, noted there are no foxholes to crawl into, and no trenches. “You fight and you win, or you swim,” he

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This Week’s Top Military Photos: Chuck Liddell Is Airborne, Finally — Another Explosion on DVIDS

This week in the military, Senate Republicans spiked legislation — the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act — that would expand health care for veterans suffering from toxic exposure. The chief of staff of the Army said that enlistment standards would not suffer amid the military’s abysmal recruiting and retention struggles. A Department of Defense contractor and

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‘Animal House’ Star Tim Matheson Talks Marine Corps Service

Tim Matheson’s career has been built on a foundation of coincidences and a medical throughline. The 74-year-old actor known for his roles in “Animal House,” “The West Wing,” “Hart of Dixie” and Netflix’s “Virgin River” enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1968. That same year, his film “Yours, Mine and Ours,” starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda, was released.

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