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    Maj. Richard Rusnok: F-35 test pilot

    Hometown: Pittston, Penn. Commissioned in the Corps: May 1998 MOS: 7518 F-35 Pilot Why did you join the Marine Corps? I was extremely impressed with the caliber of the Marine Officers and staff noncommissioned officers I interacted with  [Read more...]

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    Maj. Richard Rusnok

    Maj. Richard Rusnok was one of four test pilots hand-selected to demonstrate the Marines’ amphibious air power with the first short takeoffs and vertical landings of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. In February 2012, the  [Read more...]

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    Lt. Gen. George R. Christmas

    When Capt. George R. Christmas was in the Battle of Hue City, he put his life on the line, running into a fray of machine gun and rocket fire to properly lead his Marines and  [Read more...]

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    Staff Sgt. Bart C. Davis

    Inside the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 hanger is an honor roll, a wall covered with patches of distinguished Marines who have done outstanding work. Staff Sgt. Bart C. Davis’ patch was elevated to  [Read more...]

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    Natural Born Leader: Gunnery Sgt. Brian M. Blonder

    Hometown: Deer Beach, Fla. Joined the Corps: June 1997 MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY: 0321, Reconnaissance Gunnery Sgt. Brian M. Blonder was awarded the Navy Cross, the second highest award given for valor in the face of  [Read more...]

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    Faces in the Ranks

      Cpl. Phillip M. Duggan Augusta, Ga Age: 25 Occupation: Motor vehicle operator Unit: 4th Maintenance Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group Cpl. Phillip M. Duggan was in front of a Best Buy in Augusta, Ga.,  [Read more...]

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    Sweep Sprawl Brawl Repeat

    Cpl. Dominic Waters lives and breathes martial arts. He takes every liberty hour he has to train with Fight Club 29, the base mixed martial arts team at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in  [Read more...]

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    Faces in the Ranks

    Master Sgt. Scott A. Hinkle Canton, Ohio Age: 38 Occupation: Engineer chief Unit: Engineer Maintenance Company, 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25

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    Q & A: Gunnery Sgt. Christopher J. Clookey

    Gunnery Sgt. Christopher J. Clookey was no stranger to danger during his deployment to Afghanistan in the spring of 2008. In a span of three days, Clookey and his Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion,  [Read more...]

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    Q & A: Rear Adm. Margaret G. Kibben

    On July 9, REAR ADM. MARGARET KIBBEN became the first female chaplain of the Marine Corps. Serving on the commandant’s staff in Washington, her duties include advising the commandant on the delivery of religious ministry  [Read more...]

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    Faces in the Ranks

    Lance Cpl. Daniel Hermann Jasper, Ga. Age: 23 Occupation: Motor transportation utilities mechanic Unit: Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28, Marine Air Control Group 28 In late February, Hermann went to see a movie with some  [Read more...]

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    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.

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    Faces in the Ranks

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

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    Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch

    When the Marines arrived to Firdos Square in Baghdad to pull down the statue of Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi people came out to cheer and celebrate. Among those who were all smiles was Gunnery Sgt.  [Read more...]

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    Faces in the Ranks

    Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Shaffer Morehead, Ky. Age: 26 Occupation: Recruiter Unit: Recruiting Station Indianapolis Shaffer reported to Recruiting Station Indianapolis as a canvassing recruiter in April 2008. Twenty-one months and two meritorious promotions later, he  [Read more...]