Entries Tagged ‘Marines’

New Battle Skills Test All Marines Must Pass

By Debbie Gregory. In October 2016, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald Green said the Corps was considering reviving the common skills test, which some enlisted Marines and officers used to take. But now, beginning in January, 2018, that proposed testing will become a reality. At the start of 2018, all U.S. Marines, from […]

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No Shortage of Acts of Heroism from Military, Veterans and First Responders

By Debbie Gregory. We often hear of heroic deeds performed by members of the military, veterans and first responders, not only when they are on the job, but also when they are in “civilian mode.” At the Route 91 concert shooting, there were numerous acts of bravery and self-sacrifice. Eyewitness Russell Bleck said, “Thank God […]

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Troops’ Biophysical Data Could Lead to Better Weapons, Performance

  By Debbie Gregory. Breakthroughs in biometric science mean future troops will fight with weapons that understand them,  inside and out. The U.S. military is funding research to collect biophysical data from soldiers, sailors, Marines, and pilots in order to improve troops’ performance by understanding what’s happening inside their bodies. The research will help develop […]

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Calling All Marines:$10K Bonus for Early Re-Enlistment

  By Debbie Gregory. The Marine Corps has announced that as part of its fiscal year 2018 budget, the service branch will pay out $10,000 to Marines who sign their re-enlistment by September 30, 2017. The bonus is in addition to any Selective Retention Bonus. “Retaining our experienced and qualified Marines remains one of the […]

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Military Plane Crash Kills 16

By Debbie Gregory. In the worst Marine crash since 2005, 15 Marines and a Navy Sailor were killed when their KC-130 air tanker went down Monday afternoon in the Mississippi Delta. While the cause of the crash is still under investigation, based on the extensive five mile radius of the debris field, the plane experienced […]

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