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  1. On December 9, 1942, after the start of World War II, KA-BAR submitted a knife to the United States Marine Corps in hopes that it would become a general issue to that branch of the military. The USMC KA-BAR was adopted by the Marines as well as the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Underwater Demolition Teams. Years after World War II, many KA-BAR knives were unofficially reactivated in the Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom conflicts. Today, we look back on the KA-BAR’s impact on the Marine Corps and the legacy it has made. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Taryn Escott)
    KA-BAR and the Marine Corps
  2. IM LANCE CORPORAL GARRETT GILLESPIE WITH YOUR MARINE MINUTE CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND A GREAT WAY TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY IS THE MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM. THE MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, RUN BY THE U.S. MARINE CORPS RESERVE AND WAS FOUNDED IN 1947 BY MAJOR BILL HENDRICKS AND HIS WIFE DIANE. THE PROGRAM COLLECTS NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS AND DISTRIBUTES THEM TO FAMILIES IN NEED DURING THE HOLIDAYS; BRINGING JOY AND HOPE TO CHILDREN ACROSS THE COUNTRY. LOCAL TOY COLLECTION CAMPAIGNS BEGIN IN OCTOBER AND LAST UNTIL MID DECEMBER. THE TOY COLLECTION INCLUDES A COMBINATION OF LOCALLY DONATED TOYS, THOSE PURCHASED BY THE FOUNDATION, AND THOSE DONATED BY CORPORATIONS. TO COVER ALL 50 STATES, THE FOUNDATION SELECTS MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DETACHMENTS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE LOCATED IN COMMUNITIES WITHOUT A MARINE RESERVE CENTER TO CONDUCT TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGNS. THE MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM NOT ONLY BENEFITS CHILDREN, BUT ALSO HAS A POSITIVE IMPACT ON COMMUNITIES, BUSINESSES, THE MARINE CORPS, AND THE NATION. THATS IT FOR YOUR MARINE MINUTE, FOR MORE NEWS AROUND THE CORPS GO TO MARINES.MIL
  3. Lance Cpl. Mellizza Bonjoc tells us about the Marine Toys for Tots Program.
    Marine Minute: Marine Toys for Tots Program
  4. I'M CORPORAL NATHAN HALL WITH YOUR MARINE MINUTE. MARINES WITH THE SPECIAL REACTION TEAM RECENTLY PARTICIPATED IN A MARKSMANSHIP OBSERVER SNIPER QUALIFICATION COURSE ABOARD CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA. IN ORDER TO QUALIFY, MARINES MUST EXECUTE A COLD BORE SHOT INTO A DIAMOND, AND FOLLOW WITH FIVE MORE CONSECUTIVE SHOTS INTO THE SAME DIAMOND. THIS ENSURES THEIR ACCURACY IN A REAL-LIFE SCENARIO. TEAM LEADER SERGEANT RICHARD KENNEDY WITH THE SPECIAL REACTION TEAM, SAID QUOTE “THIS TRAINING RIGHT HERE IS REALLY IMPORTANT, MAINLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT IN THE CASE OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER OR BARRICADE SUSPECT; MARKSMEN MEMBERS WILL POST ON THE OUTSIDE OF A HOUSE OR A BUILDING, PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR THE TEAM.” THIS COURSE ALSO PROVIDES TRAINING FOR INNER PERIMETER SECURITY, INTELLIGENCE GATHERING, AND HIGHLY ACCURATE & EFFECTIVE NEUTRALIZATION OF HOSTILE TARGETS IN HIGH RISK SITUATIONS. MARKSMANSHIP OBSERVER SNIPER COURSE IS AN ANNUAL REQUIRED QUALIFICATION FOR SPECIAL REACTION TEAM MARINES. THAT’S IT FOR YOUR MARINE MINUTE, FOR MORE NEWS AROUND THE CORPS GO TO MARINES.MIL
  5. Lance Cpl. Mellizza Bonjoc tells about the Marksmanship Observer Sniper Qualification Course Nov. 26, Camp Pendleton, California.
    Marine Minute: One Shot, One Kill