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  1. 1st Sgt. Timothy Clay listens to a lecture April 1 during an E-8 seminar on Camp Hansen, Japan. Discussed were some of the most 'intrusive' issues facing the Marine Corps. As senior enlisted leaders first sergeants are expected to look out for the health and well being of their Marines all while ensuring they perform to standard. Lance Cpl. Diamond Peden / Marine Corps

    Prime Content First sergeant vs. master sergeant

    All Marines looking to make a career in the Corps must eventually choose between the E-8 ranks of first sergeant and master sergeant.

    • Nov. 3, 2014
  2. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, accompanied by Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, briefs reporters on Oct. 1 at the Pentagon on the military health care system review. Cliff Owen / The Associated Press

    Prime Content Military health system: Patients say they can't get in to see their doctors

    An unprecedented Pentagon review of the military health system -- prompted by the VA hospitals scandal -- concluded that military hospitals and clinics overall provide health care on a par with private-sector programs, despite longstanding complaints by troops, retirees and their families frustrated by long wait times and inadequate care.

    • Oct. 5, 2014
  3. 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit personnel board an MV-22B Osprey on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge on Nov. 3. Corps officials say there aren't enough amphibs to meet all requirements. Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone / Marine Corps

    Prime Content Plans, policies and operations revolve around crisis response

    In the year ahead, Plans, Policies and Operations, the Pentagon-based command responsible for coordinating Marine movements across the globe, is placing particular emphasis on embassy security and the service's rapidly expanding crisis response mission.

    • Oct. 5, 2014
  4. Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, addresses the Peruvian media aboard the amphibious assault ship America during its transit around South America. Kelly said many of the challenges countries in SOUTHCOM face stem from the drug demand in the U.S. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Prime Content Head of SOUTHCOM says partnership and cooperation are vital in the Americas

    When Washington wanted answers this summer about the hordes of unaccompanied kids illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Gen. John Kelly was thrust into the spotlight.

    • Oct. 4, 2014
  5. A Camp Hansen-based Marine looks downrange during marksmanship training Oct. 29. Marines will likely see changes to annual rifle qualifications including proper identification of targets, and shoot/no-shoot scenarios. Lance Cpl. Anne Henry / Marine Corps

    Prime Content Marksmanship overhaul was a long time coming, say Marines

    Significant changes are in the works for Marine Corps marksmanship that are likely to make basic rifle qualifications more challenging, if not more complex, affecting everyone from the freshest boots to the grizzled infantrymen on predeployment workups.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  6. MV-22 Ospreys figure heavily into new Marine Corps concepts of operations, particularly when it comes to quickly moving personnel and material. Sgt. Sarah Fiocco / Marine Corps

    Prime Content Robots, drones may assist Marine logisticians with new missions

    A postwar strategy dominated by the Expeditionary Force 21 concept and a return to small-unit, amphibious missions will put previously unheard of demands on the Marine logistics community.

    • Sep. 28, 2014
  7. Lance Cpl. Gray Smith, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, mans a security post from the roof of the Nawa District Governor's Center Sept. 10, 2010 After 13 years of fighting, Marine of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment are set to be the last to step foot in Helmand. Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga/Marine Corps

    Prime Content 1/2 will be last Marine combat unit in Afghanistan

    Some 13 years after the first Marine deployment to Afghanistan, Marine officials this month identified the last combat unit to leave: 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

    • Sep. 27, 2014
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