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GAF to Relocate Corporate Headquarters to Parsippany

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Parsippany, N.J. once renovations are completed on …

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Nigeria: Soldiers of Fortune - review

At the dawn of independence in 1960, everything seemed possible for Africa's most populous and powerful state. Oil wells promised an endless flow of wealth, fertile land produced enough to feed the nation, and Nigeria single-handedly held half the entire manpower of West Africa.<p>As with elsewhere …

Lindbergh's War | Marine Corps Association

<b>By G.D. Provenza - Originally Published May 1992</b><p>Charles A. Lindbergh is remembered by most people as the heroic young airmail pilot of the …

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U.S. Marine Corps

"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of …

Golden Bear Platoon By Sgt David Wells '66 - '72 At the end of the day at the induction center in LA they put all the guys from California on a bus to Sacramento. We were a Special Platoon requested by then, Governor of California, Ronald Reagan. We made a fast trip up, were in a Parade and then a bus down to MCRD San Diego. Off the bus, onto the Yellow Footprints and then the Hair Cut. We were a Great Platoon. Always reminded we were The Golden Bears. We kicked butt as you can see by the Competition Ribbons. It was a Great time in my life and I will never forget it. I was even a... Read the rest of this story and view more images at: http://www.grunt.com/corps/scuttlebutt/marine-corps-stories/golden-bear-platoon/ Submit your own Marine Corps stories and images at: http://www.grunt.com/corps/stories/post/

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Happy Birthday, Chesty! 5-time Navy Cross recipient, Lt. Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Puller was born today in 1898 in West Point, Virginia.

Happy Birthday, Chesty, wherever you are!

Words of a general who lost a son in combat resonate

At a time when the divide between the military and civilian world has never been greater, the words of Marine Gen. John Kelly have helped bridge the gap.<p>He didn't set out to be a spokesman.<p>A former enlisted infantryman, Kelly rose to a four-star rank over a nearly 40-year career leading Marines, …

U.S. Marine Corps

"We are United States Marines, and for two and a quarter centuries we have defined the standards of courage, esprit, and military prowess."<p>— Gen. …

To all Marines, past and present, have a motivated 238th Marine Corps birthday. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder) #nofilter #usmc #marines #marinelife #marinecorps #oohrah #semperfi #marineslife #us #usa #military #militarylife #devildog #birthday #oorah #veteran #veteransday

Captain Daniel Green, executive officer, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, climbs as 1st Lt. Jordan Alley, liaison operations officer, feeds him rope during training in #Djibouti. #Marines #USMC #1stMarDiv

Marine Corps Marathon Runs Out of Finisher's Medals

About 300 runners will receive theirs by mail.<p>For many Marine Corps Marathon runners, a race highlight is having the finisher's medal draped around their neck by a Marine. That feel-good moment wasn't available to about 300 of the marathon's slowest finishers on Sunday because the race ran out of …

Case Of Marines Desecrating Taliban Bodies Takes A New Twist

In a case that caused a major stir last year, a YouTube video surfaced showing Marines in Afghanistan joking and laughing as they urinated on three dead Taliban fighters. The Marines involved in the July 2011 incident in the southern province of Helmand were disciplined.<p>It seemed the case was over, …

7 First-Class Passengers Give Up Seats for Marines

A group of 13 Marines received a warm welcome at O'Hare International Airport, where they were given a salute and an upgrade to first class.<p>While …

17 Badass Photos of the U.S. Marine Corps

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Watch This Marine Corps Recruit Get The Butt-Chewing Of The Century

This recent LiveLeak clip is actually from a 2005 documentary called "Ears, Open, Eyeballs, Click."<p>The title comes from how Marine DIs talk to their recruits. Whenever a DI speaks directly to recruits, whether an order or a query, there are standard responses each recruit is required to know, and …

Four Marines Killed in Pendleton Explosion Honored at Memorial Service

Four Marines who were killed in an explosion last week at Camp Pendleton were honored at a memorial service Thursday morning at the Base Theatre, …

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Marines beef up embassy security

The Marine Corps has created dozens of new embassy security teams, just as Congress ordered after the Benghazi attack — but at the same time, budget cuts are forcing the Corps to reduce its size.<p>This means that for now, ramping up the security mission comes at a cost to the rest of the force, …

Millions Watched The US Marine Band's Incredible Performance In Macy's Parade Through New York

For only the second time in the parade's history, the band marched and performed in the streets of New York, reaching nearly 53 million on the streets and on TV with their music.<p>"It's a tremendous honor to be invited into the homes of American families while they get together to celebrate …

Marine Corps Air and Ground Units Schedule Live-Fire Exercises at 29 Palms

Marine Corps air and ground units are scheduled to fire high-explosive munitions at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center outside Twentynine …

U.S. Marines

The Crazy Story Of A Marine Locked In Hand-To-Hand Combat As The Taliban Fighter Reached For A Grenade

On June 17, 2010, Then-Cpl. Clifford Wooldridge was with his Marines in a humvee when his convoy came under heavy attack from approximately 15 Taliban fighters.<p>What happened next was astounding.<p>His Navy Cross citation— reads:<p>The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting …

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