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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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‘Long 3 Years’: Trial to Start in Deaths of 7 Veteran Motorcyclists, Spouses

RANDOLPH, N.H. — The trial for a commercial truck driver charged with negligent homicide in the deaths of seven motorcycle club members in New Hampshire is set to start more than three years after the 2019 crash that devastated the region’s close-knit biker community and exposed flaws in state driver record keeping. Volodymr Zhukovskyy, 26, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, pleaded

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How One Marine Survived His Time with the Manson Family

Marine Corps veteran Mark Ross managed to scratch out a living in Hollywood over the last 50-plus years of his life, working in small character parts in movies and television. Before he died in May 2022, he did an interview with the Hollywood Reporter and shared the details of his life with the Charles Manson Family and how he escaped

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How 2 American Veterans Ended Up in Ukraine, Prisoners of Russian-Armed Militants

Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” played through the speakers on the vehicle that dropped Alex Drueke off at the bus transfer station. It wasn’t the all-too-familiar version, but a Ukrainian rendition. It was around Easter Sunday, and Drueke, then 39, was switching modes of transportation for the last leg of a journey in western Ukraine as a war was raging.

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Extreme Heat Killed Parris Island Recruit During ‘Crucible’ Training, Mom Says

A 19-year-old United States Marines recruit from New Jersey died from extreme heat on the last day of vigorous training and the military says in a report shared with his family that the death was avoidable. Private First Class Dalton Beals, 19, of Pennsville in Salem County, died June 4, 2021, on Parris Island, South Carolina, while completing “The Crucible,” a grueling 54-hour test combining physical, mental and moral training. A

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Woman Charged with Posing as Sick Marine Vet to Plead Guilty

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island woman who authorities say pretended to be a decorated Marine Corps veteran with cancer to fraudulently collect about $250,000 in veterans benefits and charitable contributions has agreed to plead guilty, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Sarah Jane Cavanaugh, 31, of East Greenwich, signed an agreement in U.S. District Court in Providence under which she will

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Marine Corps Orders Aviation Stand Down; 9 Marines Have Died in Accidents in Last 6 Months

After the deaths of nine Marines and the loss of four aircraft in six months, Marine Corps officials announced Tuesday, June 14, that all of its aviation units will be required to stop flying for a day to review safety procedures, address areas of concern and gather feedback. The units will need to do their “stand down” between June 21 and July 1. The announcement follows

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WWII Medal of Honor Recipient to Lie in Honor at US Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. A date and other details will be announced later, Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement. “Woody Williams embodied the best

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