A message from II Marine Expeditionary Force thanking all veterans this Veterans Day at Camp Lejeune, Nov. 11. Veterans Day falls on the anniversary of the end of WWI every year. Read more

This year, the Marine Corps celebrates 244 years of warfighting excellence and uncommon valor. United States Marines define the world's image of elite warrior-citizens. We take great pride in the legacy built by those who came before us and in carrying that legacy into the future. Capabiliti… Read more

U.S. Marines and Sailors with 8th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB) and 2nd Transportation Support Battalion (TSB), Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, executed Type Commander Amphibious Training (TCAT) 20.1 on Onslow Beach, Oct. 21-26. Read more

On Nov. 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved to raise two battalions of "American Marines." Congress commissioned 31-year-old Samuel Nicholas, a well-known Philadelphian, as captain of the fledgling force of Continental Marines. Nicholas raised two battalions of Marines and beg… Read more

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, present the 2019 Marine Corps birthday message celebrating 244 years of our Corps. Read more

On Oct. 23, 1983, retired Marine Kevin Jiggets survived one of the deadliest terrorist attacks on Americans. A bomb detonated at the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 241 service members. The bombing would mark the largest loss of life for Marines since the Vietnam War and the… Read more

Sgt. Caleb W. Goodrum, a squad leader with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment is one of the proud few who received a combat meritorious promotion, Aug. 20, to his current rank while deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, with Task Force Southwest in support of the NATO Res… Read more

In 1988, Red Ribbon Week was proclaimed by U.S. Congress to show intolerance for drugs in schools, work places and communities. Red Ribbon week is held annually from Oct. 23-31. Read more

No matter their reasons, one thing is constant among the 46 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point firefighters, the professional desire to give back to the community. It is the mission of MCAS Cherry Point Fire and Emergency Services to provide emergency response to firefighting, emergency m… Read more

It is a tough job and not everyone is lined up to work at their pace. Combat cargo Marines have one of the most demanding jobs aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5). This is especially evident during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPUTEX). Read more

Every October the Marine Corps shines a spotlight on a serious and preventable public health issue--domestic violence. The observance serves to educate communities, couples and families about services available to help raise awareness of their responsibility and resources for addressing dome… Read more

The first CH-53K King Stallion hangar opens at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, Oct. 8. The hangar's introduction to MCAS New River marks another on-time milestone for the U.S. Marine Corps' future heavy-lift helicopter program. The CH-53K is meant to replace the Marine Co… Read more

U.S. Marines are inherently amphibious by nature and the ability to move quickly from ship to shore includes spending a significant amount of time in aircraft over water. In keeping with their expeditionary capability and readiness, U.S. Marines with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion (2nd LE BN)… Read more

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC) and the Infantería de Marina de Colombia will kick off a week of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) rehearsals and Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEEs), in Coveñas, Colombia, September 30. Read more

The Defense Health Agency officially assumed responsibility for administration and management of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune on Oct. 1, 2019. The transition is part of the Military Health System’s ongoing transformation efforts called for by Congress in the National Defense Authorizati… Read more

The 27th Secretary of Defense, visited Marine Corps Air Station New River and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune with a particular focus on military readiness, modernization of force and Hurricane Florence recovery efforts, Sept. 24. Read more

Leaders from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River greeted Honorable Mark T. Esper, Secretary of Defense, as he landed at MCAS New River, Sept. 24. Esper visited operational commands at MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River to speak with Marines, view their work… Read more

Staff Sgt. Daniel Vance, the operations staff noncommissioned officer in charge with IPAC Quality Control, Headquarters and Support Battalion, is just one of many Marines who has taken on the role as a martial arts instructor (MAI) who develops the professional warrior through the three disc… Read more