Former Marine Navigates Life After Active Duty

2014/04/16

Former Marine, Dianna DiToro, joined the Marines shortly after college and transitioned to life as a Reservist in 2008. Read below to hear her inspirational story about navigating life outside of active duty and finding success in a rewarding new career as a Certified Personal Trainer. Former Marine Navigates Life After Active Duty by Dianna…

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Al Gray, Marine — The Early Years, 1950-1967, Volume One

2013/01/27

by Scott Laidig slaidig@gmail.com Dear family, friends, Marines, veterans, and colleagues, Many of you know that, for the past 5 or 6 years, much of my time has been devoted to writing a multi-volume biography of General Al Gray, the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps. It has been the honor of my lifetime to…

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06OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/11/08

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS,Another week in the books and I couldn’t be happier at the moment.  This week fly by because of another round of inspections, this time NATO decided to visit us all the way from Belgium.  After prepping, very little, and allowing NATO to get settled…

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30OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/10/30

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, GOOD AFTERNOON FROM CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGHANISTAN! It’s been quite a morning so far. Today, thousands are running the 36th Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC and 380 of us ran our 26.2 miles as part of the Marine Corps Marathon Forward here in the…

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23OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/10/23

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, Greetings from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan!  Another smoking week down and boy did it go.  I was stressed for most of it due to inspections and all that non-sense, but overall my boys performed to the tune of, “DOWNRIGHT AWESOME”.  No no one else in…

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Castra Praetoria: Under the black flag.

2010/09/03

America’s 1stSgt Vents The problem with being a Marine is sometimes lesser beings try to hobble you with their own perceived limitations. In the case of FAST Co this takes the form of Sailors losing their minds over the day to day activities of Marines. In Bahrain any time a FAST Marine is seen doing…

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Looking for Marine(s) to Blog from Afghanistan

2010/08/23

If you’re a Marine stationed in Afghanistan and are willing to contribute your in-country thoughts or sitreps on this Blog, contact me at usmc81@gmail.com Link to this post!