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  • Victory at Sea (1954)
    Classic Films: Victory at Sea (1954)
    When Victory at Sea was broadcast on NBC during the 1952-53 season, it was hailed as a breakthrough in nonfiction programming. Stretching 26 half-hour episodes, the program offered a rare primetime consideration of World War II as seen by both...
  • Thank a vet!
    'Thank you' says a lot
    During the midst of the Great Depression, 10,000 World War I veterans gathered on July 28, 1932 in Washington, D.C. They brought with them 10,000 wives and children. Their reason for being there was in response to a bill which had been passed by...
  • Vernice Armour USMC
    Vernice Armour, USMC’s first black female combat pilot
    Following in the footsteps of Lt. General Frank Petersen, Vernice Armour took to the air with the United States Marine Corps and paved the way for women in service to reach new heights in their careers.Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1973, Vernice is...
  • Frank E. Petersen
    Frank E. Petersen flew into the tiger’s jaw
    In 1950, Frank E. Petersen left his home in Topeka, Kansas with an intense desire to see the world. At that time, he was unable to imagine the military career that awaited him, and the course he would travel from seaman recruit to the upper...
  • Montford Point Marines
    World War II’s Montford Point Marines
    Since the first meeting at Tun Tavern in 1775, the Marine Corps has been there to serve the United States in both peace time and war. In 1941, a new group was added to the Marine Corps family. Executive Order #8802, signed by President Franklin D....
  • Glock 19 with AAC TiRant
    Marine Corps to adopt Glock 19 pistol
    The United States Marine Corps announced today that they recently added a new pistol to its list of authorized individual weapons and it is neither a Colt 1911A1 nor a Beretta M9. It is the 9mm Glock 19 polymer-framed pistol made in Austria...
  • Yep! Most people missed the 239th Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps
    Yep! Most people missed the 239th Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps
    “Throughout the world on 10 November, U.S. Marines celebrate the birth of their Corps -- the most loyal, most feared, most revered, and most professional fighting force the world has ever known” - Marion F. Sturke, author of Warrior...
  • Tun Tavern
    America's 911 Force was born in the cradle of liberty
    In 1775, the taverns and inns of Philadelphia were a hotbed of meetings which served as the founding of a collection of notable groups. Legend states Tun Tavern to be the womb whichconceived the Continental Marines, forerunner of today’s...
  • USMC
    Marines in the Pentagon
    A chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, told of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on 9/11.A daycare facility inside the Pentagon had many children, including infants who were in heavy cribs. The...
  • Marine Corps emblem
    Happy 239th birthday Marine Corps
    On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas to raise two Battalions of Marines. Nicholas immediately set up shop in Tun Tavern. The proprietor of the tavern Robert Mullan, was appointed Chief Recruiter. And so was...
  • Lance Corporal William L Koprince, Jr. to be honored on September 13, 2014
    Lance Corporal William L Koprince, Jr. to be honored on September 13, 2014
    On Saturday, September 13, 2014, the 1-75 North and South mile marker 81-83 will be dedicated to the memory of Lance Corporal William L. Koprince, Jr, U.S.M.C. It is fitting because this section is in Loudon County where Lance Corporal Koprince...
  • 7th annual Memorial Run for Freedom coming up
    7th annual Memorial Run for Freedom coming up
    Jared Landaker was a young man; bright and cheerful, dedicated and determined to succeed. After graduating from Big Bear High School in 1999 and then with his degree in physics from University of LaVerne Jared was commissioned into the Marine...
  • USMC Tough
    Real American heroes: Happy Veterans Day
    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice was reached during the First World War. The next year Armistice Day was celebrated and in 1938 became a federally acknowledged holiday. In the aftermath of WWII and the Korean...
  • Teufelhunden Apparel: More than just MMA clothing
    TeufelHunden Apparel: More than just MMA clothing
    As Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has become one of the most popular sports in America, if not the world, a host of MMA clothing companies have sprung up in its wake: Affliction, Tap Out, Blood Happens, One More Round, Knock Out Artist and now one with...
  • Female Marines complete hiking portion of infantry training in N.C.
    Female Marines complete hiking portion of infantry training in N.C.
    Monday morning, before the sun came up over Camp Geiger, N.C., seven female Marines set out on a 12 mile hike, each packing some 80 pounds of gear as they rucked through the first phase of infantry training. Four of the seven completed the trek...
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