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On 24 October 1942, the 1st Marine Division was occupying a defensive position around Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. The 1st Battalion 7th Marines, commanded by LtCol Lewis B “Chesty” Puller helped form this line.


Friday, 15 May 2015 19:57

Leathernecks are respected around the world as the shock troops of the most feared military in the world. Find out how they earned it.

The United States Marine Corps's history is one built on tenacity. A handful of bedraggled and unappreciated ships' guards known as Continental Marines more than 230 years ago grew to become, in the twenty-first century, a superb, multi-functional, ready-response force combining ground, air, and sea power.

Marines: An Illustrated History is packed full of dramatic action photographs, paintings, and detailed maps.

Get an up-close, personal view of why the toughest warriors in the world are proud to claim the title of United States Marine in these five sample photographs.


Whatever the call, at land or sea, the US Marine has put his hard training to good use and without faltering has served under the harshest of conditions wherever required around the world.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Mess Night PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Haines   
Saturday, 07 March 2015 15:28

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation put on a mess night last night in New York City at an Italian rifle club, the evening included a shooting competition which was held in the basement shooting lanes of the club, many serviceman from all branches and wars were in attendance to include The guest of honor Owen West son of Bihng West and a very special appearance by Major General Ray " E-Tool" Smith. Good times where had by all and encourage donations to this foundation it benefits the future of servicemen and women's children and their educations. Or just attend one of the events to experience the comradery and brotherhood of your fellow war fighters.

The mission:

Since 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has been Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children. The Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, the Scholarship Foundation pays particular attention to those students whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat or has demonstrated financial need.

If you would like to donate to this awesome organization please visit: https://my.mcsf.org/2014/donate

Donations to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation honor America's Marines, Navy Corpsmen, and the sacrifices of their families. Your donation can pay tribute to someone especially important to you – just designate your gift 'In Honor of' or ‘In Memory of’ of an individual or organization below. You can also designate your donation to honor wounded or fallen Marines through our Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program.

Relief, appointment ceremony welcomes new Sgt. Maj. for ‘First Team’ PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 January 2015 11:39

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Columns of Marines stood at the position of attention at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, Jan. 9, 2015, with sunlight glinting off their ribbons and badges. They stood in formation representing the Marines of 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment during the relief and appointment ceremony of their sergeant major.
Sgt. Maj. Chasen E. Getty passed the non-commissioned officer's sword off to Sgt. Maj. Michael E. Cedeno signifying the symbolic change of senior leadership for 1/7.
“It’s bittersweet,” Getty said. “Especially going through everything with the battalion, like our deployment among other things.”
Getty assumed command as battalion sergeant major for 1/7 in March 2013 and deployed with the battalion to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom later that year.
“It’s hard leaving but change is good for everyone, and now it’s time for Sgt. Maj. Cedeno to take charge and lead these Marines,” Getty said.
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