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US Marine Corps Adopts New Commitment to Diversity and Representation Within Its Ranks

Recognizing the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of life, including the military, the U.S. Marine Corps has announced a new plan designed to help the storied institution “reinvent” itself to look more like modern America. NPR’s Emma Bowman and Rachel Martin reported that “the Marine Corps,…

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In Shocking Decision, Pentagon Upholds a Trump-Era Ban on LGBTQ Pride Flags Flown at Military Bases

Despite a renewed focus on diversity and inclusion in the White House and across Washington D.C. following the election of President Biden, the increased level of acceptance hasn’t permeated all aspects of government life. In a disappointing new statement from the Pentagon, the United States Department of Defense has ruled…

Boeing, Marines, Navy Celebrate $115 Million V-22 Facility

Originally published on Boeing.mediaroom.com. Boeing [NYSE: BA], the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy celebrated the transformation of a 350,000-square-foot facility outside Philadelphia into a modern factory where company employees will build fuselages for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft and modernize the MV-22 fleet for the Marines. “Boeing’s…

Veterans Day Timeline and Facts & Figures

Veterans Day is on November 11. It was first established in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson. At this time it was called Armistice Day and was created to remember “the heroism of those who died in the country’s service.” Congress declared Armistice Day a federal holiday in 1938. President Dwight…

Black Marine Pushes Corps to Expand Hairstyle Policies

By Sheryl Estrada Staff Sgt. Cherie Wright. Photo credit: DVIDS Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller approved on Monday locks and two-strand twist hairstyles for women serving in the Marines. Staff Sgt. Cherie Wright played a major role in theapproval. Wright was an advocate and a sponsor…

Marine Corps Leader Praises Service of Black Troops

“The Marine Corps is better today because of the legacy of service of African Americans,” says Commandant Gen. James Amos. The Marine Corps is committed not only to honoring its first Black Marines with Congressional Gold Medals and by making their story a central part of Marine Corps training, but…