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  1. Members of MARSOC attend the Advanced Sniper Training Course near Jacksboro, Texas. A recent Marine administrative message calls for reservists to consider joining Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Vance Jacobs/Marine Corps

    MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists

    Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  1. Re-up, now: More jobs eligible for bonuses in '14, faster approval available for some

    Lance corporals, corporals and sergeants who re-enlist in high-demand jobs could take home thousands in bonus cash up to $60,750, for some in fiscal 2014....

      1:37 PM, Jul. 2, 2013
  2. Airman: Marines aren't that different

    Marines and airmen might have opinions about what each other's service is like, but one devil dog who made the switch to the Air Force said both sides might be surprised to learn that they're not as different as they might think....

      10:16 AM, Feb. 3, 2014
  3. Corps rolls out new pistol qual program

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. The Marine Corps is introducing a new pistol qualification program featuring tougher courses of fire more closely tied to combat scenarios, less time to shoot and a uniquely designed, human-shaped target. ...

      2:09 PM, Mar. 15, 2013
  4. Marine Corps manpower experts answer your re-enlistment questions

    There's a brighter outlook for Marines who want to re-enlist this year, but the situation remains highly competitive....

      2:45 PM, May 19, 2014
  5. Flying warrant officer program gets the ax

    The Navy has permanently grounded its 6-year-old Flying Warrant Officer Program, saying that though successful at turning enlisted sailors into aviators, the needs of the service have changed....

      7:07 AM, Aug. 26, 2013
  6. Marine Corps' No. 3 general to retire

    One of the Marine Corps' most influential officers will retire this summer after nearly 40 years in uniform. As director of the Marine Corps Staff since 2009, Lt. Gen. Willie J. Williams has served as the top adviser to two commandants and worked...

      10:42 AM, Apr. 1, 2013
  7. Colonel in charge of Quantico's Security Battalion relieved

    The two-star head of Marine Corps Installations Command has relieved the commanding officer of Quantico's Security Battalion following an incident involving a personal weapon, Marine Corps officials said....

      12:22 PM, Oct. 19, 2013
  8. Few takers in first year of Marine career sabbatical program

    The Marine Corps' offer to troops to take three years off from active duty has found few volunteers so far....

      1:26 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
  9. Staff sergeant rank due to get culled

    Marine Corps Times has obtained details of the upcoming Staff Sergeant Retention Board, which will be held for the first time this summer to cull hundreds of staff sergeants who were passed over twice for promotion and have served between 15 and 18 years....

      10:15 AM, Apr. 20, 2014
  10. 4 in 10 Marine officers seeking career designation may not make the cut

    The Corps will likely end the careers of roughly 40 percent of the active-duty lieutenants who come before thesecond of this year's two career designation boards, slated to convene Aug. 6....

      2:53 PM, Jul. 11, 2013
  11. New 3-star takes command of III MEF in Japan

    The general who oversaw the Corps' renewal of the unit deployment program, the arrival of the first Osprey squadron in Japan and a major humanitarian assistance mission following a deadly tsunami relinquished command of III Marine Expeditionary Force, mar...

      10:25 AM, Jul. 20, 2013
  12. Early out deal lures Marines

    Effective immediately, enlisted Marines with an end-of-active-service date between now and Sept. 30, 2014, may request to leave the Corps up to one year early....

      9:50 AM, Jul. 14, 2013
  13. DI school: Preparing Marines for DI duty

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      8:54 AM, Apr. 8, 2013
  14. Use it or lose it: New regulations could cost Marines 15 days of leave

    Marines have a year to burn up more of their leave time or risk losing it....

      4:10 PM, Oct. 15, 2014
  15. Marines delay female fitness plan after half fail

    More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to int...

      9:28 AM, Jan. 3, 2014
  16. Marine Corps: Captains, majors no longer guaranteed service through retirement

    The Marine Corps has altered its longstanding policy of allowing non-promotable officers to serve 20 years in uniform and receive a full military retirement....

      8:36 AM, Aug. 15, 2013
  17. Program allows you to put your career on pause

    You're a career-designated officer or maybe you've just re-enlisted....

      3:48 PM, Sep. 3, 2013
  18. Maj. Gen. Lewis Craparotta named commander at 29 Palms

    Maj. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta will take over command of Marine Air Ground Task Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms during a change of command ceremony at the base on July 10....

      9:07 AM, May 30, 2014
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