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Charlie Linville twice tried to climb Mount Everest but never made it due to devastating natural disasters on and near the world's highest mountain. But the Afghanistan veteran who lost a lower leg in combat is determined to reach the top -- hoping to serve as an inspiration to others. "I really found a passion to show people that anything's ... more
COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Marines find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs. Use COOL to get background information on credentialing and find detailed information on: Credentials related to a Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Credential requirements and potential gap... more
Drawdown days are officially over for the Marine Corps. The service's fiscal 2017 budget request would keep the active-duty force at a steady state of 182,000 troops, a number projected to remain constant until fiscal 2021. The Marines' base budget request of $23.4 billion represents a $169 million increase over the previous year, with an ... more
ENCINITAS, Calif. — On a breezy Wednesday afternoon last month, Marine Corps Sgt. Michel A. Garcia stood tall alongside his color guard teammates during a ceremony honoring World War II veterans at a retirement community here. "It's a great experience," said Garcia. "I really appreciate honoring those who came before us." Garcia is a heavy equ... more
A move to revisit Marine Corps body composition standards in light of women entering ground combat jobs may mean a reprieve from the unpopular tape test method of measuring body fat, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Neller told Military.com this month. During a Feb. 2 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Pentagon's recent mandate to o... more