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    • Medal of Honor | USMC Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter

      On June 19, 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret), the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Corporal Carpenter received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as an Automatic Rifleman with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary...

    • Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

      The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration that may be awarded by the United States government. It is presented by the President of the United States, in the name of Congress, and is conferred only upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty:
      • While...

    • Montford Point Marines

      In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established a presidential directive allowing African Americans to be recruited in the Marine Corps. African American recruits were not trained at Parris Island or San Diego, but were segregated and received basic training at Montford Point, a facility at Camp Lejeune, N.C. From 1942-1949, approximately 20,000 African American recruits received training...

    • Mustang 20

      Marine Officers are entrusted with leading Marines and making the tough decisions required to win our Nation’s battles. In order to fill our officer ranks, we’re looking for tough, intelligent, disciplined Marines who think critically, are complex problem-solvers, communicate precisely and articulately, and thrive in ambiguity. Service as a commissioned officer affords enlisted Marines the...

    • NAVEUR-NAVAF and JFC Naples Change of Command

      Feature page created to organize content related to the change of command ceremony for Adm. Burke, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa and commander of Allied Joint Forces Command Naples.

    • New Land Component Commander Assumes Leadership


      WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S Army Col. Leland Blanchard assumes command of the District of Columbia Army National Guard, Land Component Command, Nov. 1, 2022.

      Blanchard takes over as commander from Brig. Gen. Robert K. Ryan, who retired, Sept. 15.

      Blanchard, a native of Englewood, Florida, most recently served as Operations Director, National Guard Bureau Arlington,...

    • News, images and video related to former Senator John S. McCain III

      The military provides ceremonial support to a congressional funeral to honor and pay tribute to a senator. The highest honor the military and the public can give to a senator is a congressional funeral. The men and women of the Department of Defense are proud to be a part of this historical event.

    • Noah Furbush

      Noah Furbush is seeking to become a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps through the Officer Candidate Course at Marine Corps Officer Candidates School. Furbush is a 2018 graduate of the University of Michigan where he played linebacker on the football team and was recognized as an Academic All-American by the Big Ten Collegiate Athletic Conference. Marine Officers are...