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From the Persian Gulf to the Coral Sea: Your Marines around the globe this week


This week, Marines around the world are battling drug trafficking in Guatemala, training with Dutch, British and Spanish counterparts in western Africa, and providing embassy security in Libya, along with a host of other forward-deployed missions. Here are the latest available status of forces totals: Active duty: 195, 231 Selected Marine Corps Reserve: 39, 984 –Reservists on active duty: 2,266 [HTML1] As always, if you don’t see your unit on the map, shoot us an email at

Status of Forces update: your Marines around the globe


Marine Corps as of Aug. 16 THE STATUS OF FORCES Active duty: 194,656 Selected Marine Corps Reserve: 40,288 –Reservists on active duty: 2,330 [HTML1] Featured exercise: Africa Endeavor 2013, featuring reservists from every military service and troops from 38 African countries completing communications exercises and training in Zambia. Check it out!

Talisman Saber, Skydiving, Bridge building: your Marines around the globe


[HTML1] THE STATUS OF FORCES Active duty: 194,461 Selected Marine Corps Reserve: 39,325 –Reservists on active duty: 2, 266 Marines around the world are conducting training, combat, and partnership operations from Alaska to Bulgaria this week. Here are some photo highlights of their work around the globe. Click on the map to see many more!

Shipboard shooting drills and chariot races: What Marines are doing around the world


[HTML1] Status of forces (as of May 30) Active duty: 194,326 Selected Reserve: 39,398 Reservists on active duty: 2,417 Check out these sweet photos of Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) completing advanced driven combat drills in the South China Sea. Members of FAST are the guys who deployed to Libya in the wake of the Benghazi attacks on Sept. 11, 2012. They’re now training in the Pacific and conducting exercises and port visits to promote security and stability in the region. Elsewhere, Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines deactivated aboard Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii as part of the ongoing…

From Kangaroo Flats to kayaks in the south of France: Your Marines around the globe


[HTML1] Take a look at what Marines are doing around the globe in our newly updated Status of Forces map! Highlights include: Marines in Darwin, Australia conducting squad-attack exercises at a place called “Kangaroo Flats” Some lucky Marines doing coalition exercises with French partners in kayaks in the Mediterranean Urban crisis contingency training with local counterparts at Mihail Kogalniceanu Military Base, Romania. Major moves: About 160 reserve troops from Camp Lejeune’s R4OG (Retrograde and Redeployment in Support of Reset and Reconstitution Operations Group) deployed to Afghanistan this month, replacing an R4OG from Camp Pendleton. About 200 Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air…

Your Marines around the globe: status of forces this week


[HTML1] Status of Forces (as of April 19) Active duty: 194,370 Selected Reserve: 39,705 Reservists on active duty: 2,477 It’s been awhile since we did a blog update on the status of forces around the Marine Corps, but we’re going to start in again on making this a weekly feature. The positions above are as of April 19. Of note, the 26th Marine Expeditionary Units and 15th MEU are moving through their areas of operations, with the 26th MEU’s Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group near the Gulf of Aden, at the eastern tip of Africa, and the 15th MEU’s Peleliu ARG…

Marine Corps Times map goes interactive


Last week, while following the coverage of all the unrest in the world after the attacks on U.S. embassies, I came across this map that showed where protests were happening globally. I was reminded of our Marine Corps Times deployment map, and thought we should illustrate that information the same way. Every employee here at Marine Corps Times has spent their fair share of time gathering information on where Marines are around the world. But I always thought it was something that would be especially cool if it was digital — something that allowed our readers to interact with the information more. So here’s…