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Marine Veteran Uses GI Bill to Become Officer

By Sgt Richard Blumenstein

Irfan Siddiqui will be a commissioned Marine Corps officer in 2017, or at least that is his plan.


Navy Vessel Keeps Marines Amphibious

Sailors from Assault Craft Unit 5 utilize their Landing Craft Air Cushion vehicle to bring Marines ashore during Exercise Steel Knight 2013. Sgt Ned Johnson reports from Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

Wounded Warriors return to Afghanistan for Operation Proper Exit

A harsh reality of war is that some service members must pay the ultimate sacrifice, while others are severely injured in the pursuit of freedom.

"Mission to Save Christmas" Lands in New Jersey

The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots "Mission to Save Christmas" is hard at work to ensure children in the New York and New Jersey area who were affected by Hurricane Sandy have a merry holiday season. Pfc. John Tucker brings us the story.

Reservists get ready on the flight line

Marines with Combat Logistics Company 21, 2nd Marine Logistics Group and Marines with 4th Landing Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group worked together as an aerial port operations group, or APOG, at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., from Dec. 1 to 2.

Sweating Bullets with CLB-31 Crew-Served Weapons

Marines with the combat logistics element of the 31st MEU stepped outside their normal routine to refresh their skills in security operations. Cpl Jonathan Wright puts us behind the guns to see how and why.

Marine's Life Experiences Lead to Success in the Corps

She began as an artist in Maine, painting celestial representations of people while helping her family coordinate the local lobster festival. Fast forward a few years and she's a steel mill worker in Baltimore. Move ahead a few more years and she's loading rockets onto an AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter in Okinawa.

Marine Becomes More than a Rifleman as Scout Sniper

Snipers have been the focus of envy and the personification of legends in the Marine Corps since men like Carlos Hathcock and Chuck Mawhinney looked down their scopes in the jungles of Vietnam.

HMH-366 adopts local middle school

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 adopted H.J. MacDonald Middle School during a ceremony at the school in New Bern Nov. 19

31st MEU Marines clean up Okinawan community

On a beautiful Okinawan afternoon, a group of Marines and Sailors passed through the gates of Camp Hansen on their way to a local hot spot. On this occasion, however, their typical activities of dining out and enjoying the nightlife were replaced by performing a few hours of community service.

Building on past traditions, legacy: Marines push forward in Afghanistan

The phrase "The Few, The Proud" has been associated with Marines for years, but for one infantry company the words have a deeper meaning.

Warrior ethos drives recruit to Corps

What lies within a man can be different from what lies within a warrior. A warrior contains a code of conduct within himself—a code that embodies a life where integrity, loyalty, honor, selflessness and courage are one's guide.

Marines Return to Work with Much Improved Afghan Forces

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, recently returned to southern Afghanistan, two years after their deployment to the Marjah area.

Despite spinal cord surgery, Marine continues to push forward on third combat deployment

The drive to become a Marine and gain acceptance into the tight-knit family is what drove SSgt Monica Paz to enlist during July 2000.

Amphibious Landing Exercise brings Marines, Filipinos together

Amphibious Landing Exercise 13 is full of opportunities to build friendships and improve the bond between U.S. and Filipino service members. Airman 1st Class William Branch takes us to the Republic of the Philippines, where Filipino armed forces worked with Marines for the first time during the exercise.

Operation Golden Gate to Connect Afghanistan People

Ground was broken for the start of Operation Golden Gate in the Sangin District of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 4.

Marines Receive First F-35

The first Marine Corps F-35 "Lightning II" fighter has been delivered to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.

Marines step up to help Santa

The presence of chilly weather and seasonal retail sales signifies the nearing Christmas holiday. Many cherish the time spent with families, but children wait all year to unwrap presents that magically appear under the tree.

Marines Conduct Mechanized Raids

Marines with K Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducting a mechanized raid exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

First meeting in a recruiting office, now training in the Philippines

When enlisting into the Marine Corps, the recruiter is usually the first Marine an enlistee meets. Because an enlistment can be a defining moment in a young person's life, recruiters can leave a lasting impression on young men and women.

The Marine Sentries

There are many Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) and billets in the Marine Corps. One of the special assignments Marines can receive is to be a Sentry at The White House.

Generations of Marines Connect Through the Eagle, Globe and Anchor

It is the defining moment during boot camp, and I remember it well. Tired, dirty and sweaty after the Crucible, the final test before recruits earn the title "United States Marine," I marched back realizing weeks of training were leading me to this moment.

Trails dedicated to the heroism of Marines from Fallujah, Sangin and Kunar

When prospective lieutenants report to Officer Candidates School, they spend months eating, sleeping, sweating and bleeding surrounded by the storied history of the institution with streets, buildings, and even trails named after famous battles and Marines.

Drill Instructor a role model for recruits

He was the first in his family to join the military and since his enlistment two of his siblings have followed his footsteps. Sgt Juan E. Duque, senior drill instructor, Platoon 1041, Company C, says he was a role model for his younger brother and older sister who have both joined the service.

1/7 Honors Fallen Brothers

Warriors of today are courageous patriots who, on their own will, devote their lives to protect the citizens of the United States of America.  They stood before their family members and peers and swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

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