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Archive for October, 2010

  • 22

    CheyTac Intervention

    Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock is credited with killing an enemy soldier from a distance of 2,500 yards, the longest confirmed successful hit in the 20th century. The Intervention rifle, made by CheyTac LLC, may make  [Read more...]

  • 20

    Sniper’s Prodigy Evades Limelight

    Many are familiar with the scout sniper legend Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock, who achieved notoriety for 93 confirmed kills during his tenure in the Vietnam War. But few know of Charles B. “Chuck” Mawhinney, who  [Read more...]

  • 0

    Warrior Games

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The days were long, the competition was gripping, anticipation overwhelming and Marines were outnumbered four-to-one. The odds may not have been in their favor, but the Marines welcomed the challenges of  [Read more...]

  • 12

    Birth of a Motto

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GERONIMO, Afghanistan — The phrase, “every Marine a rifleman” is so overused it’s gone from motto to cliché, but if Cpl. Eric Ramirez has his way a new battle cry will emerge  [Read more...]

  • 9

    1st Marine Division

    The 1st Marine Division is the oldest, largest and most decorated division in the United States Marine Corps.

  • 0

    Euro Trip

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIRFIELD, Romania – From May through July, more than 100 Marines and sailors deployed to Eastern Europe as the first Security Cooperation Marine Air Ground Task Force in the Balkan, Black Sea and  [Read more...]

  • 5

    93 Years in the Waiting

    BELLEAU, France — In the summer of 1918, two regiments of Marines arrived in the Picardy region of north-central France as part of the American Expeditionary Force. With combat experience limited to ship-born detachments and  [Read more...]

  • 0

    Training for the Worst

    – A New York City firefighter races to help victims during a simulated bus bombing, at the FDNY Fire Academy on Randall’s Island, N.Y. NEW YORK — The New York City Fire Department and the  [Read more...]

  • 0

    Motorcycle Safety: A Two Way Approach

    ARLINGTON, Va – Motorcycles are hard to see while driving down the road and can easily be hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot. The end result in these situations can be fatal. Motorcycles are the  [Read more...]

  • 8

    Q & A: Sgt. Eric Allen Humer

    The Color Sergeant carries the national ensign during ceremonies, the presidential colors for all White House state functions and tours, and carries the national ensign with the Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment.

  • 0

    Rover: The Mobile Robotic Target System

    The Marine Corps is evaluating a new target that will provide a different challenge to marksmen. The Rover, a mobile robotic target system developed by Marathon Robotics, was designed to follow a pre-programmed set of  [Read more...]

  • 1

    Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is an Army and Marine Corps program established to replace a portion of the humvee fleet with a family of light tactical vehicles and companion trailers. Unlike its predecessor, JLTVs  [Read more...]

  • 29

    The Lost Generation

    When the North Korean People’s Army crossed the country’s southern border into the Republic of South Korea, United Nations’ officials, who had helped establish the border five years earlier, condemned the attack. More than 20  [Read more...]

  • 21

    Not all Wounds are Visible

    For more than seven years, the U.S. has been engaged in a two-front War. While the physical casualties of that war continue to be tallied, the total number of victims claimed by the Global War  [Read more...]

  • 7

    Faces in the Ranks

    Gunnery Sgt. John Mosser Dripping Springs, Texas Age: 32 Occupation: Platoon sergeant Unit: 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion