May Is National Military Appreciation Month

  In 1999, the United States Congress formally designated May as National Military Appreciation Month.  By doing so, this allows the nation to formally recognize and publicly demonstrate gratitude for the sacrifices the military and their families have made in...

The US Marine Corps in the 1990s

The 1990s began for the US Marine Corps with a total of 196,956 Marines.  The total included 176,857 enlisted and 20,099 Officers.  The decade ended with 171,154 Marines of which 153,302 were enlisted and 17,852 were Officers.   The Armed Forces History Museum in...

US Marine Corps in the 1980s

During the 1980s, the US Marine Corps became involved in a number of different areas.  They began the decade with a total of 185,250 Marines of which 18,229 were Officers.  By the end of the decade, the number of enlisted had increased to 196,956 of which 20,099 were...