On Jan. 15, 2015, the Marine Corps’ new commandant, Gen. Joseph Dunford, announced the release of the 36th Commandant’s Planning Guidance, which details his goals and vision for how the service must change to meet new threats and concerns. At first glance, this new approach seems particularly concerned with meeting newer strategic demands with fewer resources. However, this isn’t some budget-oriented doctrine, but an actual restructuring of the Corps, with the added benefit of saving taxpayer dollars.
Perhaps most anticipated change is a return to amphibious operations. Additionally, Dunford plans on pairing larger elements of the Marine Corps with special operations forces and restructuring the Marine expeditionary forces to operate as independent entities with their own missions.
Based on the planned changes, it appears that Dunford agrees with the sentiment that the nation doesn’t need two land armies — just one Army, and the Marine Corps.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.