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Marines Look to Ease Strain on Special Operators in Middle East

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Spencer Knudson and Sgt. Mark Herd survey the landscape during a Combined Anti-Armor Team patrol at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Oct. 23, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Owen Kimbrel/Released)

The commander of Marine units across the Middle East sees opportunities for the Corps to take on more missions in the region that would typically be tasks for special operations forces. In a recent interview with, Lt. Gen. William Beydler, commander of Marine Corps Central Command, said there were multiple traditional special opera... more

MARSOC Receives New Commander

(Right to left) Major Gen. Joseph L. Osterman passes the Marine Corps colors to Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 26, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Ryan C. Mains)

The parade field on Stone Bay at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune hosted top ranking U.S. Special Operations Command officials, Marine Raiders and their families to witness Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III assume command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) on Tuesday morning. "I'm privileged to be able to be a part of this ... more

Wave-energy Tests Underway at Marine Base

The Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay maintains and operates the airfield facilities of Marine Corps Base Hawaii in support of the readiness and global projection of DoD and military operating forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)

The Navy, the Marine Corps, representatives from energy companies and local lawmakers joined together Tuesday at a blessing ceremony for a wave-energy test site at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe. The Navy and Marine Corps are testing different wave-energy conversion technologies that connect to the grid at a wave-energy test site (WETS) appr... more

Both Vice Presidential Candidates Have Marine Sons

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joins his son, Marine 2nd Lt. Michael J. Pence, second from left, during Michael Pence's Officer Candidate School graduation aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, March 20, 2015. Sgt Tyler S. Mitchell/Marine Corps

In a presidential race filled with sharp contrasts, both party's tickets have at least one thing in common: Both Democratic vice presidential pick Tim Kaine and Republican running mate Mike Pence have sons who are junior Marine officers. Pence's son Michael, 23, is a newly minted second lieutenant currently in entry-level flight school, assigne... more

US Marine Corps Horse Honored for Korean War Valor

Horse Haldalgo, representing life-saving horse Sergeant Reckless who served with the US Marine Corps during the Korean War, is awarded with the PDSA Dickin Medal watched by Sergeant Mark Gostling in London, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

LONDON — A U.S. Marine Corps horse who served during some of the bloodiest fighting of the Korean War has been posthumously decorated for bravery. Sgt. Reckless was awarded the Dickin Medal during a ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in London on Wednesday, the 63rd anniversary of the end of the war. A serving British Army horse stood in for ... more

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